Central Texas Pilots - Free Photos

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  1. Lowflynjack

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    4/12/17 Update - I'm holding off on adding new people to the list for now. I've got 6 or 7 planes lined up, so I need to get them before I can do more. Getting too hard to manage!

    I need to take photos... almost as bad as I need to fly! I'm looking for some pilots who want air-to-air photos. If you can fly next to my Cessna 140 I will do them for free. I can fly about 100mph, so most of you should be fine.

    Email me at: jackfleetwood(at)yahoo.com if you're interested. I won't schedule more than one plane at a time unless it's a multiple plane shoot (as in, you and a friend).

    • No formation experience necessary. I'll brief you and we'll make sure safety comes first. If you're not comfortable after the briefing, we don't go.
    • The best photos are within 1 hour of sunrise or sunset. I've had pilots whine to me about having to get up early. God was not willing to adjust sunrise just for me. Maybe you have more pull!
    • If it's cloudy and we can't get on top, it won't be good for photos. I need light.
    • You will get full-resolution photos. You'll have to print them yourself, but I have an excellent source for great quality at low prices. You can print them as big as posters and they'll look good. SRC Airshows printed photos of his Raptor on banners for his airshow booth.
    • I don't care if you're from Central Texas as long as you can get here! I'm based at Taylor, TX T74 - unless we work something else out, we'll start from there. You can see my photos in the terminal if you're in the area.
    • This is free for a limited time - not sure how long yet. If you have something faster and I need to fly a faster airplane, we can work that out, but you would have to pay the cost of the other plane - most likely a 210. The only thing I ask is that you show people the photos! Show them off!
    Photography is my passion, only second to flying. This is a chance for me to combine the two and build my portfolio. I'm working toward shooting for EAA, CAF, etc. That's why it's free, just need to build my portfolio.

    For those of you that haven't seen my work, here are some examples:
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  2. Scott@KTYR

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    Wow Great photos!
    I sent you an email.
     
  3. Joey4420

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    Nice photography work. Sadly I neither have a plane nor live in TX or I would so take you up on this offer.
     
  4. AWACSEng

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    Nice photos, Jack! What kind of setup do you use? I'd love to get into aerial photography myself, but life and my real job are the current roadblocks. I have been able to snag a few commercial shoots on the ground though.

    BTW, I'm nowhere near Central TX, otherwise I'd take you up on this!
     
  5. Lowflynjack

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    Thanks Scott. Email returned. We'll get something setup soon.

    Thank you! Yeah, that would make it hard!

    I use Canon equipment. Mostly my 5D Mark iii, and a 70-200 F2.8is ii lens. This allows me to get sharp photos without getting too close!
     
  6. SixPapaCharlie

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  7. Lowflynjack

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    You can have!
     
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    What a nice offer. Wish I was near TX! Your photos are some of the best I've seen! Have a great Christmas and have fun flying, taking the pics!
     
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    Been awhile Jack, but again, amazing pics. See if Bryan will pull and get one of that! :D
     
  10. Lowflynjack

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    Thank you! I wish you were closer too!

    Thanks! You've been one of my biggest supporters and it means a lot.
     
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    If I was in the States, I'd probably be all over that. Won't be back until March.
     
  12. Van Johnston

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    I hope N31FB really was a Thunderbird pilot in a past life. Otherwise, that's damned presumptuous.
     
  13. Lowflynjack

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    Or maybe his son is... not sure how it's anyone's concern though. I just take the photos.
     
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    Agree with Jack, not anyone's concern. There's plenty of planes painted up w/ military schemes. Had a friend with one painted up like a Blue Angel. Obvious N31FB is not flying an F-16.
     
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    Nice. Do you hand hold while flying, or is there some sort of mount you use?
     
  16. Lowflynjack

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    I hand hold it, with safety straps of course. No stabilizers.
     
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    Looks like there's gonna be a few happy pilots around Central Texas! You won't be disappointed with the pictures and Jack is the nicest of guys around!
     
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    Thanks Tyler!
     
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    There was a fellow a while back had an ultralight painted up like Air Force One. Don't think he was an Air Force One pilot.
     
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    Yeah and how dare those CAF guys fly those warbirds with military paint schemes. Who the eff do they think they are? :frown2:

    The pilot in question was a ground instructor in the Air Force and obviously has a passion for flying and the Air Force. He is also paying homage to those he respects and admires. Ain't nothing wrong with that!
     
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    Wow I had a great photo shoot today with Jack!!!
    It was a pleasure meeting Jack, great day to fly.
    Looking forward to getting the photos after he works his magic on them.
     
  22. Lowflynjack

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    I had a great time today too! Nice to meet you. I've got a lot of editing to do, but I can't leave you hanging! Here are a few... more to come soon.
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    Beautiful shots Jack! Ya done did it again. Beautiful airplane too.
     
  24. Lowflynjack

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    Thanks! It sure is a beauty and that makes my job a lot easier!
     
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    Absolutely agree, Jack is a cool guy (well, he's a pilot, ain't he? :D ) and his pictures are always composed well.
    Once day, I might get pictures of my plane. But it is OVC today again. :(
    Maybe we can "shoot" for a photo "shoot" en-route to a burger in Cameron one weekend, Jack? I am buying, of course.
     
  26. Lowflynjack

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    Travis is always getting his photo taken since we fly together, so he doesn't really count as taking me up on the free photos! It's always fun to practice though!
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    Think the offer will still be on the table in late March??
     
  28. Lowflynjack

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    Not sure, but hit me up now and we'll work something out.
     
  29. Lowflynjack

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    The latest guys to take me up on the offer, Scott and Lee showed up today in their Tigers.
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  30. Skywalker

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    Your pictures are so nice. T74 is a little too far away though...:(
     
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    Scott and I sure enjoyed meeting you today, Jack. The flight was great, and your 140 is awesome! I enjoyed seeing more of your work, too.

    I hope your hands have thawed out by now.
     
  32. Lowflynjack

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    Just about thawed out! Happy to meet you guys!
     
  33. Lowflynjack

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    Well, as some of you probably saw on another post, the EAA has asked me to be one of their volunteer photographers at AirVenture! I'm pretty excited about it. I can use all of the practice I can get between now and then. So, as of now, the offer of free air-to-air photography still stands. Send me a PM, email me at jackfleetwood(at)yahoo.com and we'll see if we can work something out. I've got a couple of you that were interested and we've just had a streak of bad weather for pics, but I'm ready when it works out.
     
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    Jack - I think I just sent you an e-mail :) sometimes things work and sometimes they don't LOL

    I will probably be trying to plan a XC from KFTG down to KALI so may be in your neck of the woods - depending on where that is.

    Check your e-mail and let me know.

    Thanks

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  35. Lowflynjack

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    Thanks Dean, I will respond to your email. A direct flight from KFTG to KALI puts you within 100 miles of me at T74, but I've been wanting to do some shots around KAQO, so I might be able to knock 50 or more miles off of the deviation!
     
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    @Lowflynjack, I always love looking at your pics, they are amazing! Have you ever thought of making a calendar or something with those photos. I know I would want one!
     
  37. Lowflynjack

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    Thank you! I really appreciate all of the kind words from the POA crowd. I do put out a calendar every year, but not sure if I've offered it here. It's a little late to buy this year's calendar, but here's the link so you can see what it looks like.
     
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    7500!
    Congratulations, that seems like a big honor to be REQUESTED to take pictures at Oshkosh, neat!
    Make us proud and show them what Texans can do!
     
  39. Katamarino

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    Email sent, this sounds like fun!
     
  40. Lowflynjack

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    Looking forward to it Kat! Now we just need some good sunshine.