Air-to-Air Cessna 421

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  1. Lowflynjack

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    The 421 Golden Eagle! It was a stormy day and I didn't think the photo shoot was going to happen. Then the storms parted and we were on our way.


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  2. Skyrys62

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    Damn good pictures...

    plus one good dam picture ;)
     
  3. Bobanna

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    You make it look easy! Beautiful work.
     
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    Well done! Looks great.
     
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    Great pictures. Beautiful airplane! How does someone arrange a photoshoot of their airplane?
     
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    Spectacular! Thanks. Glad the PO cleaned his belly.


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  7. Lowflynjack

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    This whole airplane was clean and beautiful!!
     
  8. Lowflynjack

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    Thank you. Reach out to me through my website (in my signature). I’m about to head to Oshkosh for a week or two.
     
  9. skier

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    What were you riding in to keep up with the 421?
     
  10. overdrive148

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    I am 98% sure that exact 421 frequents KFTW and if so, I have fueled it many times!
     
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  11. Lowflynjack

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    Turbo Lance
     
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    Whatever came about the last turbo lance you were using? I thought there were crash pics on here a while back. Did they ever figure out what happened?
     
  13. Lowflynjack

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    The owner said a fuel hose came loose. I don’t think the NTSB has released anything yet. Insurance bought him a new one!
     
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    The clouds made for a gorgeous shoot Jack. The second from the end would be great marketing shot for Cessna’s next sales brochure. Have fun at Oshkosh.
    Gary
     
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    I agree with the clouds in the back ground. Kinda brings the plane into the center of attention without surrounding it in brilliant blue.
     
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    Great work as always.
     
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    Nice N-number too.
     
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    Agree. I think it is a great calendar shot too.
     
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    Great pictures
     
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    Looks great!!!
     
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    Beautiful pictures!! You must have a great camera! :D:D:D I am joking, I know every photographer hates that!! :)
     
  23. hindsight2020

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    Sales brochure? Textron's new (post 2016) management is actively killing legacy parts support on anything Cessna piston with swinging legs (I'm looking at you, C3xxx/4xxx, R182 and Cessna 210, and 177RG) , as a matter of policy. Peddling twin pistons is the last thing on their radar. As @GRG55 has alluded to, the market is heading straight to kerosene burners and just less of us outright being able to fly, if EAB doesn't meet our mission.
     
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    Yeah Cessna loathes us piston GA people. Call it a business decision or whatever but Piper, Cirrus, and others still care..

    Oh well..
     
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    Semantics, but not Cessna, TEXTRON. Cessna got gobbled up by Textron and the management change that pushed the pro-legacy support management on the Cessna side. Most took retirement deals and parachutes. A few were let go when they wouldn't exit stage quietly. Pretty good reading of it over on BT.

    Similar dynamics plague the Beech side. Reference the V-tail fiasco (still no price nor stock available btw...) for further indications of how things are gonna continue to fare for legacy piston retracts of any engine count going forward.

    CMI quality control was in the streets before the Chinese got to it. Nowadays with the consolidation in Mobile it's a complete clown show. Consumer advocacy is on the streets in general aviation imo. Good luck bringing grievances to a Chinese state owned company LOL. At any rate, my point being it's not just Textron. None of these sea changes fare well for us small fry charity cases with our 50 year old Cuban taxicabs. EAB or turbine, otherwise back to driving. Boomers had it good.
     
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    Ain't that the truth!
     
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    We did until it got too expensive. :(:mad:
     
  28. denverpilot

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    Then take the name off the door. They’re not worthy of calling themselves what Clive started.
     
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    :thumbsup:, Great shots...
     
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    Assumes facts not in evidence! We haven't seen the left side yet....

    j/k! Beautiful job, as usual, Jack!
     
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    I can't wait to see Jack's Oshkosh photos:)
     
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