Some Shots from Falcon Field Mesa AZ
Old 3 Days Ago   #1
Dektol Dan
Registered User
 
Dektol Dan is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 934
Some Shots from Falcon Field Mesa AZ

Mesa has an annual airplane car event at Falcon Field a still active but old WWII air base. Many generations of aircraft are there.

Here are some from the M10 with a 2.8 Zeiss 35mm Biogon.
I normally never shoot aperture priority, but this a first time with at it with the M10 to see how it flies. I don't recommend it! Yes it works, but very few images were good enough to be saved as shot.

Adjustments made by reviewing exposure is very hard in bright sunshine.











  Reply With Quote

Old 3 Days Ago   #2
pedaes
Registered User
 
pedaes is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 31
My Father-in Law was sent by RAF to Falcon Field to learn to fly in WWII. Picture of the lads with their instructor.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg ff©2019Keith Walker;[email protected] (41.6 KB, 21 views)
  Reply With Quote

Still Alive?
Old 2 Days Ago   #3
Dektol Dan
Registered User
 
Dektol Dan is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 934
Still Alive?

There are still some WWII vets around, but not many.
Arizona had quite a number of airbases born of WWII.
  Reply With Quote

Old 2 Days Ago   #4
pedaes
Registered User
 
pedaes is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 31
Unfortunately, no. Fairly recent.

He told me the Brits were sent there because the weather meant they could have continuous flying. He kept in touch with his Instructor, and there was a Falcon Field Association for pilots who trained there.
  Reply With Quote

Old 2 Days Ago   #5
Muggins
Registered User
 
Muggins's Avatar
 
Muggins is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,005
...and a nice T6 in the background.

Quite right on the weather - the corollary to that is that when the USAAF arrived in Europe they discovered that the weather was often appalling and you couldn't drop a bomb in a pickle barrel if you couldn't see the thing.

I have a Kodak given to my by the son of a man who bought it second hand in Canada where he was training for the RAF. I've often wondered whether he ever bombed Stuttgart, where it was made in the Nagel factory there.

Adrian
__________________
I love pretending that I know what I'm doing.... (Pete Herbert)

If http://www.flickr.com/photos/gray1720/ are the ones I let people see, what on earth are the rest like?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 20:20.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.