May 9, 2008- Gathering of Mentors
Flight Three- The Big Gaggle

The third flight of the day on Saturday had eight aircraft in 2 flights. Once formed up, Marc left the formation with me in the back seat to be the photo ship for the formation. After a few passes, we joined back up with the formation for the final pass, formation break and landing. This was the shoot that I was looking forward to the most. Some of the shots were difficult to get, but well worth the effort.

The warm-up area was pretty crowded for this flight.

Once in the sky, getting formed up is an aerial dance to see.

This is an overhead shot of the Palm Springs Air Museum, home to our hosts for the gathering.

These guys even taxi in formation!

Gathering of Mentors 2008 Index


NOTE: These image are NOT public domain, there are all copyrighted. See copyright notice below.
Copyright notice:
All images on this site are copyright Van Gilder Aviation Photography. Images are not to be reproduced, electronically or in print without expressed written consent. If you wish to use any of the photos on this website, contact us via e-mail.

Click here to go to the photo print store

Follow us on Facebook
Van Gilder Aviation Photography | Promote Your Page Too