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on Jun 21, 2010 in Aviation

And They’re Off!

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When a race starts, the planes are lined up in a group but it doesn’t last. The planes soon spread out across the field. During PRS, there is no race or time keeping but rather just learning the course and testing new gear. But they still start the same as a tight group.

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These are the T-6 Texan, a WWII trainer that is pretty popular, especially with me. #33 is no stranger to the blog, a plane I’ve photographed and photographed from in the air. It also races at Reno and in June with the skies we have, it’s color scheme really stands out. Now this is the typical bread and butter shot you get at the pylons. It’s one I love to take, trying just to capture the speed of the craft.

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But as I mentioned last week, I was pushing myself to do more this PRS. Carter here is pushing #33 hard around the pylons, taking the turns pretty darn tight. That’s gives one the opportunity to look right into the pilot seat and the intensity they fly with. Just working on this one new aspect of shooting at the pylons pushed me and I learned a few lessons in doing so. Stick around, there is a lot more to come on this topic.

Photos captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film