Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Mike on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 3:18 pm

Over the course of the week at Oshkosh, the airshow contained a plethora (good word that, I think I’ll make it my ‘word of the week’!) of aerobatic acts.

Not having anything else particularly pressing to do, and since digits are free (unlike film) I photographed most of them.

Starting with Matt Younkin and his aerobatic Beech 18 act. He has it fitted with strobe lighting, and also does a night routine.

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The Aeroshell team, flying a quartet of T-6s

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There was a Ford Mustang demo, featuring Mike Goulian (Castrol Extra 330) and Kirby Chambliss (Red Bull Edge 540)

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Matt Chapman (CAP 580)

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Greg Poe (MX-2)

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Greg Coontz (Super Decathlon)

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Julie Clark (T-34 Mentor)

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Steve Dacy’s Super Stearman, with wingwalker Tony Kazian

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David Martin (Extra 330)

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John Klatt (Air National Guard Staudacher S-300D)

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Bob Carlton (Super Salto glider powered by a jet APU engine)

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Chuck Aaron (Red Bull Bo105) – brings back memories of Charlie Zimmermann displaying a German Army example in the 1980s.

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Jim Pietz (Bonanza) – don’t try this at home, his example is one of a few Bonanzas that were built with a strengthened spar and stressed for aerobatics.

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Herb Baker (T-28 Trojan ‘Ditto’) – Herb created smoke rings using his vortices, then rolls off the top and dives back through the smoke rings.

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Ed Hamill (Air Force Reserve Pitts)

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‘The Collaborators’ – Sean D Tucker (modified Pitts), Eric Tucker (Extra 300L), Ben Freelove (Extra 300L) and Bill Stein (Edge 540)

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Bill Stein (Edge 540)

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Ben Freelove (Extra 300L)

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Gene Soucy (‘Showcat’) solo routine

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Kyle Franklin (Waco ‘Mystery Ship’) solo routine

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Steve Oliver (modified Super Chipmunk)

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Susan Dacy (Super Stearman)

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Melissa Pemberton (Edge 540)

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Debby Rhin-Harvey (CAP 232)

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Jill “Raggz’ Long (Pitts)
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Debbie Gary (SIAI Marchetti SF-260)

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Gene Soucy again, with Teresa Stokes wingwalking

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Kyle Franklin again, with his wife Amanda Younkin Franklin wingwalking

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Patty Wagstaff (Extra 300S)

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And not forgetting the jumpers, from the Liberty Parachute Team……..

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…..and their jump ship, Bob Odegaard’s DC-3 ‘Duggy

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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Lomcevak26 on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 3:39 pm

Now this is my kind of post! Brilliant subjects and very, very nice shots. In a lot of cases its the final studies of each aircraft that stand out for me, but there's not a bad shot among 'em!

Superb! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Beefsteak on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 3:42 pm

That has to be just about the most boring set of photos I have ever had the misfortune to view..................NOT
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Absolutely fantastic selection there matey, I could almost here those racing engines , again great shots
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby AlexC on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 4:02 pm

A very comprehesive and impressive set. They certainly like their aerobatic acts over there! The one that impressed me most perhaps was the female pilot (forget which one) who gave a running commentary during her routine with lots of whooping and yee-ha's. She really sounded as if she was enjoying herself up there. The Kyle Franklin one was a bit strange with his wife wing-walking and sword-fighting with him in the big black and silver Waco. He seemed to think that painting skull and crossbones on it made him into a pirate. He even had on a large Capt. Jack Sparrow type hat on the drive past the crowd. Arrrah me hearty's!!!
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 4:13 pm

An absolute pleasure looking through these Mike :clap:
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby EMarsh on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 4:18 pm

Awesome set, some real 'stand-out' shots there. Such a wide variety of aerobatic displays, we could do with some of that originality and (dare I say it) fun in this country. The T34 is a gorgeous looking machine, it'd be great to get one over here.

We have Guinot. They have sword-fighting wing-walking pirates. :grin:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby barshifter on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 4:39 pm

Fantastic all of them.Love the wingwalkers!
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby itfcscott on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 5:05 pm

EMarsh wrote:Awesome set, some real 'stand-out' shots there. Such a wide variety of aerobatic displays, we could do with some of that originality and (dare I say it) fun in this country.


Fun in this country, I'm afraid I am going to have to report you to health & safety :grin:

Like the first T-28 shot :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby wilbod on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 6:41 pm

Brilliant set Mike. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Where you in the trenches at some stage?
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby timuss on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 8:04 pm

Cracking shots really nice stuff thanks for posting :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby ChrisG on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 8:34 pm

Great set, enjoyed looking at every one! :smile: :topbombing:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby F-86 on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 8:40 pm

Great set Mike. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby st24 on Thu 13 Aug 2009, 8:09 am

A bizarre set of acts for sure, nicely caught. Beech 18, Decathlon, Bonanza and the almost pukka ex Irish Warrior are all very odd to see... :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Andrew McP on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 2:22 am

That's a really interesting set of shots. There are some real gems in there, thanks! :-)

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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Mike on Tue 18 Aug 2009, 11:05 pm

Glad you liked the shots. It certainly was an interesting (if busy) few days at Oshkosh - the first time I'd been there since 1988.

I'll put up another thread soon with some of my other shots from Oshkosh - the mods have agreed that I can start a second thread as this one is up to 95 images already, on just the aerobatic acts

wilbod wrote:.............Where you in the trenches at some stage?


No, although I had a media pass, all these were taken from behind the crowdline by the Vintage area (near where the DC-3 'Duggy' was parked.

EMarsh wrote:Awesome set, some real 'stand-out' shots there. Such a wide variety of aerobatic displays, we could do with some of that originality and (dare I say it) fun in this country. The T34 is a gorgeous looking machine, it'd be great to get one over here.

We have Guinot. They have sword-fighting wing-walking pirates. :grin:

Indeed they do!

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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Plane Mad on Wed 19 Aug 2009, 5:07 pm

Awesome shots, some real crackers in there. :clap:
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby jetwash on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 9:55 pm

Mike wrote:Over the course of the week at Oshkosh, the airshow contained a plethora (good word that, I think I’ll make it my ‘word of the week’!) of aerobatic acts.

Not having anything else particularly pressing to do, and since digits are free (unlike film) I photographed most of them.


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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby colper on Sat 05 Sep 2009, 6:01 pm

Absolutely awsome set,I'd even go as far as saying the best set I've seen on these forums for quite a while.
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Oshkosh - Aerobatic acts

Postby Thumper on Sat 05 Sep 2009, 7:14 pm

Nice to see a gent wingwalking!

Superb photographs, really enjoyed looking at those. Such colourful planes and gorgeous blue skys. Mustang, plane, fireball.... awesome :topbombing: :biggrin:
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