Air-to-Air Cessna 150 - Ranger Sweepstakes Plane

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  1. Lowflynjack

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    I flew with my friend Jared from Ranger Airfield. He is raffling off his Cessna 150 to raise money to refurbish the field, including building a new hangar. This is the 3rd oldest field in Texas, and even Amelia Earhart landed there in 1931.

    Learn more and get your tickets here: https://www.rangerairfield.org/win

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  2. sardonux

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    Those are great pics - and a great looking bird!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Excellent pictures! Good luck!
     
  5. Lowflynjack

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Lowflynjack

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    A behind-the-scene shot!

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    Every new shoot you post gets better.

    I really like the two close-ups in this shoot. Are you finding people more comfortable with formation flying that are willing to get closer, or are you using a longer lens for these?
     
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    Fantastic Jack! I would enter but friggin' Alabama doesn't allow raffles. :mad:
     
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    o_O What the heck Alabama
     
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    I know. I entered the Wing of Hope one awhile back, and weeks later they sent my money back. Looked it up and it's indeed not allowed. Crazy.
     
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    Beautiful pix!
     
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    super crisp pics. You can see so much detail in the plane and the background.
     
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    I don’t see how Alabama has any say about a raffle being held in another state regardless of the fact you live in AL.

    Then again, listening to your governor talk on the news.... sheesh!
     
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    I know. Our politicians leave a lot to be desired. They want that seat so they're willing to sell out for it. I ain't voting for him though. May not even vote.
     
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    Thank you all for you kind words. I enjoy taking the photos. I know I have a certain style, hopefully if you fly with me, you like my style. Apparently it's not good enough for this guy, who I've known for years. He says they look muddy and he wants my raw files so he can edit them.
     
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    Screw him Jack. We like your work so you have the POA vote FWIW.
     
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    Thank you, the support I get here means a lot! I'm so mad right now I can't even think straight. I'll never claim I'm the best photographer out there, but I mostly do it for fun and try to help people out. The EAA invited me out to Oshkosh because they like my work. General Aviation News just gave me the cover. Nobody has ever asked me to change a photo. I'm probably about half hurt, half ****ed at this point!
     
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    Don't blame you. Maybe he's trying to get them free or something. I'd tell him to someone else.
     
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    Raffles are allowed in the true Southeast. ;)
     
  20. Lowflynjack

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    I gave them to him for free! I've known him a long time and support his events! Oh well, I'll get over it.
     
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    Thank you.

    Thanks!

    Thank you. In this case, I know he's good at formation and flies a lot, so I let him tuck in close. I almost always shoot with my 70-200 lens, so he was pretty close!
     
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    Y'all are heathens up thata way!
     
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    Its a beautiful plane but that spinner drives me crazy.
     
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    If I were him I’d have a new Tinder profile picture!

    New meme: ridiculously photogenic airplane guy
     
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  26. Lowflynjack

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    Yeah, when I photograph planes, I usually ask them if they can change things about their planes I don't like! It's amazing how many just won't do it!
     
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    I thought he didn’t like your pictures ???
     
  28. Lowflynjack

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    Yeah, there was a little conflict there! We're over it now.
     
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    Telling a pro photographer his images are a little muddy is nearly as bad as asking your girlfriend if she gained weight.
     
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    He's about to get his jaw Jacked!

    Plus, I think I heard on Facebook he was taking cash to instruct people and is only PPL. ;)
     
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    A 150 is probably one of the sexiest airplanes ever built. ;) Nice pics.
     
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    Now I'm going to spend the next hour cleaning the coffee off of my laptop! Gotta love you guys!
     
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    Beautiful pics. I flew my friends straight tailed 150 and it was a great flying bird. I just received my paper copy of trade a plane and honestly didn't really pay attention to the cover.. Need to check it out when I get home.
     
  34. Lowflynjack

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    Thanks! I've never flown one. I think they look great when converted to a tailwheel plane. We always called them C140Bs!
     
  35. Pilawt

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    That's not far off from what happened. Cessna aerodynamicist and test pilot Bill Thompson wrote,

    [The C-150's] large slotted flaps had been developed for a projected C-140B that never reached production. The C-140B's elliptically-shaped horizontal tail was inadequate for handling the large pitching moments caused by the 40˚ flap setting, and, therefore, the project had been canceled before C-140A production was terminated.
    I got my commercial, instrument and CFI in a square-tail '65 C-150E -- as well as the toughest test of all, the first date with the young lady who would become my wife. :D

    The 150E, with its square tail, rear window and manual flaps, was more pleasant to fly than the newer, heavier swept-tail versions.

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    Thanks for sharing the excellent photos, Jack.
     
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  36. Lowflynjack

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    Thanks Jeff. I knew some of the history, but not all of it. I know if you look at the early 150s, they were the leftover 140 fuselages and even have the original doors that were angled up, which worked well on the 140s!
     
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    One of the things I really like about your photos is how crisp and clean they are. Some folks have no taste.

    Gary