Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby HuwJHopkins on Tue 18 May 2010, 6:59 pm

Evening all,

Here's a quick taster of what I was up to during the weekend over at the Belgian airfield of Zoersel, my first ever air-to-air! Hope you enjoy, more to come later...

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My sincere thanks go out to everyone who made the academy possible, first and foremost Eric Coeckelberghs for making his idea happen as well as the sponsors Invicta Aviation Ltd! :clap:

Cheers, Huw :cool:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby MrAngry2 on Tue 18 May 2010, 7:03 pm

Exceptional Huw, been waiting to see this after seeing you say about it on FB.
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby timuss on Tue 18 May 2010, 7:40 pm

Oh wow that is awesome would love to see the rest :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby Mike on Tue 18 May 2010, 7:55 pm

Very nice indeed. :clap:

What camera plane were you using?
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby HuwJHopkins on Tue 18 May 2010, 8:09 pm

Thanks for the kind comments :smile:

Mike wrote:What camera plane were you using?


We were using a Shorts Skyvan for this flight.
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby rjlaker on Tue 18 May 2010, 9:28 pm

Excellent stuff! I was also looking forward to seeing the results after seeing your facebook comment. It hasn't disappointed - great work :topbombing: :clap: :clap: Looking forward to more!
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby Stu on Wed 19 May 2010, 7:18 am

Nice :clap:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby chrisward123 on Wed 19 May 2010, 11:03 am

Great Picture, shame I couldn't make it due to financial issues!
Looking forward to the rest...

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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby DeanW on Wed 19 May 2010, 11:05 am

Lovely shot Huw, looking forward to seeing the rest. That's one of the things that I'd absolutely love to do, especially if it's one of the trips before the Sanicole show! :drool:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby T_J on Thu 20 May 2010, 4:32 pm

Very nice, Huw. What a great experience to shoot air-to-air from a Skyvan ramp!

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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby Dan380 on Thu 20 May 2010, 11:28 pm

You know how much I hate you. :grin:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby HuwJHopkins on Fri 21 May 2010, 9:18 am

Thats for the further kind words people! :smile: I will update with more photographs later today...

Dan380 wrote:You know how much I hate you. :grin:


Nothing new there then :facepalm: :lol:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby redbearing on Fri 21 May 2010, 12:13 pm

nice stuff huw, looks like this could be your new thing!!! :clap:

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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air Academy 2010

Postby HuwJHopkins on Fri 21 May 2010, 4:14 pm

As promised here is an update with some more of the air-to-air photos taken during the weekend.

The Speed Canard is a rather odd looking bird at first glance, but after havint it as my first air-to-air subject and getting a backseat ride later in the day I really rather like it now.
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The Tipsy Nipper pilots were having a lot of fun posing for the Skyvan during the flights, that really rubbed off and indeed I enjoyed photographing them more than any of the other aircraft.
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This shot of a Stampe has to have the best backdrop of all of the aircraft, flying over a large area of unspoilt Belgian forest.
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And to finish two quick photos from my backseat ride in the Speed Canard later in the day, it's really agile!
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Its fair to say when we formated on the Texan for a low and fast pass down the runway I got rather excited :lol:
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I took so many photos over the weekend so keep checking my Flickr page as I upload more.
Cheers, Huw :biggrin:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby flygirl on Fri 21 May 2010, 4:23 pm

Very nice indeed Huw. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby Rob Leigh on Fri 21 May 2010, 5:21 pm

Very nice indeed, Huw. Nice and sharp plus well composed.
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby timuss on Fri 21 May 2010, 9:34 pm

Excellent stuff great shots :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby Cliffair on Sat 22 May 2010, 5:07 pm

What a superb set :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

I have looked at the web site and would love to go to the next event!! If you don;t mind me asking how much did the whole weekend cost so I can start saving the pennies (no prices on the web site :( )

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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby Eric Belgium on Sat 22 May 2010, 5:48 pm

It's always nice to be 'something' :biggrin: Now Huw was the youngest guestphotographer in our first Academy, so I got him an extra ride in the backseat of the Speed Canard. The aircraft was scheduled to pose behind the Skyvan, but what Huw did not know is that we organised the Speed canard as a secondary photoship, flying formation with a number of other aircraft.

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So if you want to be the youngest in 2011, try to be under 18 :music:

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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby HuwJHopkins on Sat 22 May 2010, 6:11 pm

Eric Belgium wrote:It's always nice to be 'something' :biggrin: Now Huw was the youngest guestphotographer in our first Academy, so I got him an extra ride in the backseat of the Speed Canard. The aircraft was scheduled to pose behind the Skyvan, but what Huw did not know is that we organised the Speed canard as a secondary photoship, flying formation with a number of other aircraft.

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So if you want to be the youngest in 2011, try to be under 18 :music:

greetz, Eric


Thanks so much once again Eric for the two amazing flights! :worship: :clap: :biggrin: Thats a smashing photo too, photographer at work! See you around.

Cheers, Huw :smile:
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Re: Bucking Bronco and Terrible Texan, Air-to-Air **Updated**

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 23 May 2010, 5:19 pm

Great set Huw, looks like a great weekend. Good shooting :clap: :clap:
Cheers

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