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on Jul 26, 2016 in Aviation

Claude Hone – Amazin Vet

Claude Hone is so typical of so many WWII vets. He served simply because it was the right thing to do. Claude is not a hero, not an ace, just your basic aviator who did his job under some of the most difficult conditions we could never imagine and came back home to help build a country afterwards. I had the honor and pleasure of spending quite a bit of time with Claude over the past three days (as well as his delightful daughter Nancy) while in Sioux Falls, SD. Originally, it was just going to be for an afternoon for recording his story on video and taking his portrait. Well, we all simply seemed to hit it off and for the next three days, Claude wowed and amazed us with story after story. We’ll be posting many of his stories we captured on film, but wanted to share this simple yet dramatic one. In the top photo, Claude was very proud even in the hundred degree hangar to...

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on Jul 25, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Madera Cyn June ’17

We are very excited to announce a Madera Cyn, AZ bird trip 26-30 June, 2017 based out of the famous Santa Rita Lodge. This is south of Tucson, AZ and has been a hot bed for birders for decades. This is the Costa Rica of the US with over 20 Hummingbird species alone to see and photograph! You have options of lodging from rooms to cabins and Santa Rita Lodge, all with feeders literally right our your window chuck full of great birds. The birds come right to the camera. This is an old haunt of ours we’ve not visited for a decade and we’re very excited to be going back! This is a long lens, short lens, flash, ambient intense workshop working with birds, lots of birds! We only have room for 5 shooters with only 2 spots remaining. Price is $2600 which includes instruction and all the sun tea you can drink (transportation to and from Tucson airport as well). If you’d like to join us, give...

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on Jul 25, 2016 in Aviation

What a Weekend!

Wow, it was an amazing weekend at the Sioux Falls AirShow! Ya, there were great aircraft like the six Texas Flying Legends Museum aircraft we were there in support of. But it was the amazing folks we meet and who became new friends that still has us realing! On Sunday as you can see, we had great skies. Above you see the B-17G “Sentimental Journey,” FM-2P and P-51D “Dakota Kid” above, wait until you meet some of the folks in the next post!...

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on Jul 22, 2016 in Aviation

Oshkosh ’16 & TFLM

Oshkosh is coming up next week, you going? Team Peterson will be there all week working on our project with the Texas Flying Legends Museum who will be there flying this six ship program. A photography guide has created and is posted to help you with your aviation photography. You might want to give it a gander! And if you’re at Osh and see us, please say hi and if we can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to...

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on Jul 22, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Sioux Falls Airshow!

This weekend is the Sioux Falls, SD Airshow. The Blue Angels and others will be here which includes Team Peterson. It’s free, got great skies and aircraft and hope you can make it. We’re here with the Texas Flying Legends Museum aircraft. If you see us, please say hi and if we can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to...

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