Air-to-Air Pitcairn PA-6 Super Mailwing

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  1. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack Cleared for Takeoff

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    I just got back from Blakesburg for the Antique Aircraft Association Fly-In. I went up to Ryan, who owns this beautiful plane and told him I was sent over to talk to him about getting some air-to-air photos. He immediately said, "Let's do it!" He loved every minute of it and so did I!

    My understanding is, there are two of these planes still in existence, and only one is flying. What a beauty.

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  2. Pilawt

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    :):):)
     
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    Awesome pictures! :):thumbsup:
     
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  4. Dave Theisen

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    Beautiful!
     
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    jsterner Pre-Flight

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    :yes: Two great photo shoots, thanks.
     
  6. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack Cleared for Takeoff

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    Thank you all!
     
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    OkieFlyer En-Route

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    Wow, that's a beaut. Great pics as always. If I had a plane worthy of taking pictures, I'd pay you money to do it.
     
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    Gorgeous!

    I zoomed in to the wheels, to see if it has brakes. I don't see any -- although Wikipedia says it has disc brakes. I wonder what I'm missing.
     
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    It has brakes but they are pretty marginal. A lot of the old airplanes had ****ty drum brakes. You never knew if they were going to work or not. That's one of the challenges of flying antique airplanes. Don
     
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  10. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Beautiful plane, beautiful pictures Jack!

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    Wow! You really get great pictures!
     
  12. Lowflynjack

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    Thank you! Had a lot of fun taking them.
     
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    A lot of the aircraft of that vintage had either no brakes or mabe "iffy" brakes. But the had a tail skid, as opposed to a tailwheel.
    The one pictured in my avatar, had no brakes at all. But haul back on the stick, and apply power, will dig the skid into the ground, and you'll stop
    pretty quickly. while taxiing around, sharp turns required forward stick, and a burst of power, to lift the tail slightly, and allow it to swing around.
     
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    Great pictures!
     
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    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    IMO Jack takes some the best I've ever seen, if not the best. The way he captures the prop arc just gets me, very cool. Now don't go getting the fat head Jack!
     
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    I just looked closer at the picture and he has Redline disc brakes. Plenty of stopping power. Don
     
  17. Lowflynjack

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    Thank you!

    Thanks! Now I have to go buy a bigger hat... :-(
     
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  19. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Pattern Altitude

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    Excellent shots, and the subject is way cool! :D
     
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    ktup-flyer Pattern Altitude

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    What do you charge? I'd like to get some air-to-airs of a friends Beech 18 if it's not too expensive. We're in north MS
     
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    Tell your friend to bring his BE-18 to the Beech Party in Tullahoma. They usually put Bob Burns in one of the AT-11s and do plenty of formation photo shoots with the other Beech 18s
     
  22. Lowflynjack

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    Shoot me an email. I'm sure we can work something out.
     
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    Me like. Me like lots!
     
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    Scott@KTYR Pattern Altitude

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    Very Nice!!!
     
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    I really like that photo. It just seems perfect for that type of plane and the ridges in the crops below work very well. I think it's my favorite of all the ones you've posted to date.
     
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