Cessna 180

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  1. Lowflynjack

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    I've been trying to get pics of this plane for a long time. Seemed like it would never work out. Even on this day, blue skies were predicted, but as the sun was getting low and we were running out of time, it was hidden by dark clouds.

    And then... I saw downtown Austin lighting up in the background. I saw Bob's propellor start to light up in that perfect golden light! I get so excited when that happens, especially when we're not sure it's going to happen. I'm sure my photo pilot gets tired of me celebrating like I just won the SuperBowl, but oh well!

    Bob was having radio issues, so sometimes we lost communication with him. Because of that, we kept it simple. No breakaways, no head-on shots, etc. Hope you still enjoy them!

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    A little backlight.
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  2. Jim K

    Jim K Pre-takeoff checklist

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    What a beauty!
     
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  3. Stewartb

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    Nice work on your part but the pilot looking at the camera doesn’t work for me.
     
  4. Lowflynjack

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    Huh?
     
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    You prefer not looking and crashing into the photo ship?
     
  6. Lowflynjack

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    I don't!
     
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  7. Lowflynjack

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    I have to assume you're screwing with me or you've never flown formation. If you're not looking at me, I will never show the photo and I'll call the shoot off in the middle. I almost had to do this at Oshkosh one year because the pilot kept looking forward.
     
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    Nice work as usual, Jack!
     
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  10. Scott@KTYR

    Scott@KTYR Pattern Altitude

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    Looks Great!!
     
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  11. Stephen Poole

    Stephen Poole Pre-takeoff checklist

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    That worked out beautifully.
     
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  12. DFH65

    DFH65 Pattern Altitude

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    180s are just awesome.
     
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  13. champ driver

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    Cessna 180, a classic plane with good lines and period paint shot in the golden hour, and again Jack, excellent work.
     
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    Spectacular!
     
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    I like the little speed fairings on the inside of the wheels
     
  16. Pilawt

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    Love the ground shot with the nostalgic “Gulf” sign. But for the 3-blade prop and long spinner, it could be 1957.
     
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    I love hangars like his. Soon the Great Lakes in the background will be in the air with me!

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  18. Stan Cooper

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    Yep... don't touch me!
     
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    As a retired airport manager, I had one hard fast rule: NO BLOOD!
     
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  21. Terry M - 3CK (Chicago)

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    @Lowflynjack I know someone at Gulf Oil who has cool pics of their logo on his desk. Can I share your last photo with him?
     
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    Yep
     
  23. N747JB

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    This is “airplane porn” not regular porn!! :D:p
     
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    Funniest post I've read in a long, long time.
     
  25. N747JB

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    Thank you, thank you very much, I’ll be here all weekend, please tip the waitresses!!:D
     
  26. Lowflynjack

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    And the results!
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  27. Brad Smith

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    The 180 is a classic that will never go out of style. Thanks for sharing this beautiful aircraft with us.
     
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  28. SoonerAviator

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    The 6th pic with the backlight is the money shot for me. Love the inner wheel fairings as well.
     
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    Imho..... best Cessna made.
     
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    You are right of course, but I agree with Stewart that it looks goofy. I prefer the shots where you can't see the pilot staring at you.
     
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    I’m going to start selling helmets that make it look like the pilot is looking 45 degrees to the right of where his head is pointed. Then everyone can be happy.
     
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    I love the prices they put on a 180 and a 182. If only those were true today...
     
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