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on Jan 11, 2011 in Aviation

Demo Flight- Wow!

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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.

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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).

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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