I had pre-arranged an air-to-air photo shoot with the Ryan PT-22. In my correspondence with Terry, he suggested that we also shoot the PT-17 that was owned by a friend of his. We came up with some ideas and what became of those ideas are in the galleries below. After we were done shooting the two classic trainers, a light sport aircraft, a Gobosh 700S formed up on our photo ship. It didn't take any goading for the photographers on board to jump up again to shoot the Gobosh.

I wish to pass along a BIG thanks to Terry Freedman, John Maglica, Carter Teeters, and Bill Ahern for the opportunity to photograph these classic aircraft. Kudos and thanks to the crew of the AN-2 (our photo platform) for providing a stable platform to shoot from. Michael Polley was our pilot, Kent Pramhus was our co-pilot and John Varley was our crew chief, who fashioned a safety net to keep us safe. I also want to thank the fine group of volunteers at the Inland Empire Wing and the Third Pursuit Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. For the CAF, "Keep 'em flying" is not just a motto, it's their mission. The thousands of hours of time, energy, sweat and blood that goes into each of the aircraft shows the dedication of these people. My photos serve as a testimony to their hard work.

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Gobosh 700S

Click here for the PT-17 Stearman gallery
Boeing PT-17 Stearman

Click here for the PT-22 Recruit gallery
Ryan PT-22 Recruit

Click here for the trainer formation gallery
Trainer Formation

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