Demo Flight- Wow!
Jake & I have been to a few demo flights but nothing like they do Palm Springs. The museum is right on the runway so other then a six foot high metal fence, you’re right on the flight line.
They made four passes and the first one was the highest being perhaps five hundred feet off the deck. Because it’s a jet and flying obviously below 10,000 feet, it’s max speed was 250kt (it can do a little better than 500kt).
Yeap, it was backlit and flash fill wasn’t going to help so you made do with what was presented you. I underexposed -1/2 to push the shadows down and make something in that sky appear othewise I relied on the new coating of the VR2 to make the images work. I panned through the entire pass, shooting from the start, middle (love the thumbs up from 2nd seat) to the end and turn over the field. I love R&R shooting!
Photos captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film