Monday, June 29, 2015

At The MAVTV 500 2015 With The Med-Flite: One Tool You Hope You'll Never Need.

View from my office in Race Operations for the MAVTV 500 IndyCar race.  An EC-135 at the ready sits on the helipad on Friday, 06-26.  It turned into a Bell 412 on Saturday, raceday.

To the right of the pad is the Infield Care Center, at the top is Turn-4, and the party tent is A.J. Foyt Racing's hospitality tent for the weekend.

Shot location, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA., 4-miles NE of ONT, 5-miles SW of Rialto, L67 (now closed).

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Salute To All Of The Photographers That Ruin Their Own Work With The Dreaded Watermark.

We here at TJUAP understand that photographers are proud of their work and seek to protect it from thieving mouse-clicks.  What is not so readily understood is why some uploaders take their image protection proclivities to the extreme and ruin what would have been a beautiful photo with large, dead-center watermarks.

To each their own, we suppose.

Shot location: LAX     

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thunderbirds At Flabob???

According to our on-the-spot reporter, the number of DC-3's currently at Flabob Airport is up to three ships (the normal number is zero).  It appears there may be a maintenance operation being setup for these fine machines, out there.

Pictured is NC43XX of Thunderbird Flying Service.

Shot location: RIR (Photo courtesy of our Inland Empire Smartphone Team)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Twofer Humpday.

Even with a cellphone, through a dirty aircraft window, and at night, the A380 is still ugly.

Shot location: LAX (Photos courtesy of Commander John Flores, Retired)

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Verrrry Interesting."

When we received this photo from Geneva (GVA), it immediately brought to mind Arte Johnson, as "Wolfgang the German," from the television show Laugh-In (1967-1973).

GVA photo courtesy of Bob Holland.