morning brough calmer winds and everyone was up to fly. I tagged along
with George Watson, who flew lead with Jerry Rohles and Tyler on the
wing. There was a lot of formation breaks and re-joins theoughout the
flight and some great opportunities for quality photos. All of these
guys are part of the March ARB flying club.
After landing, we got to
see some of the other groups coming back.
During lunch, we briefed
for a big formation with 14 aircraft, three diamond formations joined
up with 2 stingers. I was in the photo ship with Brett Austin.
Unfortunately, our timing was a little off and we were on taxiing out
to the runway on the first pass. I was able to get one shot off as they
passed over us, right in the sun. After that, a couple of guys in
the formation were having some mechanical difficulties and the
formation broke off. We returnred to the airport to say our goodbyes
and for me to get into Marc's airplane for the return home.
I grabbed a few photos on
the way home, including a self portrait of myself looking exhausted and
breaking formation with Ron and heading our own directions, Marc and I
got to reflect on the weekend. It was a great time.
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