SARL Hill Country 150 Air Race, 27-04-2013
Bright wildflowers and fast airplanes at this great Hill Country race. Video of the Lancair Legacy is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS7tVZi5d1E
SARL Taylor Air Race, 13-04-2013
Nine racers enjoyed good racing weather around Taylor.
SARL Texoma Air Race, 06-04-2013
A good turnout for the first SARL race of the season! However gusty winds kept the top speeds down.
SARL Rocket 100 Air Race, 10-11-2012
The final race of the season combined with a fly-in brought plenty of folks out to enjoy aviation.
SARL Jasper Air Race, 27-10-2012
A cold and bright morning saw a fine air race and some interesting local aircraft.
SARL Cleveland Air Race, 13-10-2012
A fine day out at the races.
AirVenture Cup Air Race, 22-07-2012
The finish point of the 400+ mile race, with forty aircraft competing.
Thunder Over Cedar Creek, 07-07-2012
This lakeside show featured some great performers! Flat light didn't help the photos, but the night airshow made up for that big style.
CTBA Club Flight, 23-06-2012
A fine early morning with five balloons. I crewed for 'Spirit'.
Biplane Fly-In, 28-04-2012
Lots of biplanes and a selection of monoplanes descended on San Marcos. Plenty of general pubic made this a well-attended event.
Kingsbury Air Fair, 28-04-2012
Some nice visitors and a fun time.
SARL Memorial 150 Air Race, 26-05-2012
Sport Air Racers take over Terrell for a splendid morning of racing.
ISAP 2012: NAS Oceana, 18-05-2012
More F-18s than I have ever seen! Thank you to VFA-31 Squadron for being such excellent hosts.
SARL Hill Country 150 Air Race Llano, 21-04-2012
I am not sure if the planes or the wildflowers were more colourful, but this was a great race.
Bluebonnet Airsho, Burnet, 14-04-2012
This small but perfectly formed show never disappoints!
SARL Texoma 100 Air Race, 31-03-2012
30 Racers started the SARL 2012 season in style.
Collings Foundation visit, 25-03-2012
A quick look at some visiting warbirds.
IAC24 Aerobatic Practise, 24-03-2012
A beautiful spring day, a grass airstrip in the middle of nowhere and a bunch of aerobatic planes. Heaven!
T-28 Flying Clinic, 16-03-2012
The Trojan Phlyers host a formation clinic, although bad weather stymied most activity this weekend.
B-17 Visit, 11-11-2011
The B-17 'Aluminum Overcast' stops for a visit.
SARL Rocket 100 Air Race, Taylor, 19-11-2011
A blustery and overcast day didn't make the best racing conditions, but everyone enjoyed the last SARL race of the season.
Kingsbury Fall Fly-In, 12-11-2011
A gusty wind kept the older planes grounded, but plenty of visitors showed up and folks had a great day.
Elm Creek Fly-In, 05-11-2011
My first time at Elm Creek, and I hope not the last - a lovely place, filled with people and planes enjoying themselves.
Wings Over Houston, 16-10-2011
This was a great show with a couple of unusual items on the menu.
SARL Cleveland Revival Air Race, 15-10-2011
A beautiful day and lots of racers and spectators, and the finish line right in front of us made this a fun race.
Georgetown AirFest, 01-10-2011
A quick visit to Georgetown for the tail end of a well-attended AirFest. Travelling in style in a Cirrus SR-20 :-)
Oshkosh 2011: Showplanes 25/30-07-2011
Lots of fabulous planes from Navy CoNA birds to aerobatics to one-of-a-kind aircraft.
Oshkosh 2011: Air Racers 24/26-07-2011
I spotted some SARL folks in amongst the fast and pointy Air Venture Cup racers.
Oshkosh 2011: Seaplanes 25/28-07-2011
Two visits to the Seaplane Base this year; one sparkly sunny day and one grey day. Both good.
CTBA Lake Travis Balloon Flight, 06-08-2011
The annual CTBA lake flight was a big success, with large numbers of the public attending.
Oshkosh 2011: Flying Cars, 24-07-2011
A brace of flying cars descend on the 1950's diner just south of Wittman Field.
SARL West Texas 100 Air Race, 18-06-2011
Eleven racers braved the insane heat to race over the flatlands and canyons of West Texas.
Allen Airways Flying Museum, 3-6-2011
A jewel of a museum on Gillespie Field.
SARL Memorial 150 Air Race, 28-05-2011
The SARL moves their action to Terrell, with an early morning start and race finish line at the Bennetts' grass airstrip.
Kingsbury Air Fair, 07-05-2011
Strong winds kept the visitor numbers lower than usual, but plenty of good flying and fun was to be had anyway.
SARL Lone Star Air Rally, Galveston, 14-05-2011
A bright and windy day greeted the competitors for this SARL race. Lots of good flybys at Turn 5.
Central Texas Airshow, Temple, 06-05-2011
My first time at the sunset show, but it won't be my last with such great performers and lighting.
Biplane Fly-in, San Marcos, 30-04-2011
A dozen or so biplanes braved the strong winds to delight folks at this lovely event.
Bluebonnet Airshow, Burnet, 08-04-2011
A lot of new performers brought some fresh air to this friendly airshow.
SARL Taylor 150 Air Race, 02-04-2011
The first SARL air race of the season!
Oshkosh 2010 - Jets - 27-07-2010
Classic and military jets. Lots of 'em!
Oshkosh 2010 - DC-3s, 27-07-2010
A plethora of DC-3 aircraft attended Oshkosh this year.
CTBA Lake Flight, 07-08-2010
The CTBA Lake Travis flight with a dozen balloons enjoying floating over the water.
CTBA Club Flight, 02-01-2011
A colourful start to the New Year.
CTBA Club Flight, 12-02-2011
Ten balloons launched into the bright and cold morning.
SARL Rocket 100 Air Race, Taylor, 19/20-11-2010
41 competitors duked it out at the last SARL Air Race of the season.
Kingsbury Fly-In, 13-11-2010
A very well attended fly-in, mostly consisting of taildraggers!
Kelly AFB, 05-11-2010
A tour of 356 Squadron, home of C5 Galaxy flight training in San Antonio
Alliance Air-to-Air, 30-10-2010
One of the most awesome experiences ever! Hanging out of the back of a B-25 with beautiful aircraft mere feet away, on a perfect Texas evening.
Alliance Airshow, 29/30-10-2010
Two days of blue skies and hardcore airshow performers. Smoke on!
The 2010 Reklaw Fly-in and Camp Out - not to be missed! A huge storm Saturday night diminished numbers slightly, but not the fun.
Georgetown Fly-In, 25-09-2010
Georgetown held an open day to which pilots and public alike were invited. A bunch of interesting planes attended, and the event was very popular.
T-43 Retirement, Randolph AFB, 17-09-2010
I was privileged to attend the T-43 Gator retirement ceremony, and see her fly for the last time.
McKinney International KTKI, 14-09-1020
A visit to an East Dallas airport, during which they capped the new control tower.
T-43 Flight, Randolph AFB, 01-09-2010
A fabulous media ride flight aboard the T-43 Gator, over West Texas.
Oshkosh 2010 - Seaplanes, 27/29-07-2010
My favourite part of Oshkosh, so these are up first: Seaplanes! Two visits to the Seaplane Base this year; one at dawn. Lovely.
SARL Mesquite Air Race, 17-07-2010
The Sport Air Racing League held a round of their racing series at Mesquite.
Airspeed Online at Beale AFB, 12/13-07-2010
Steve Tupper of Airspeed Online gets a T-38 ride courtesy of USAF's 9th Reconnaisance Wing. Lots of T-38, U-2 and Global Hawks live here.
SARL West Texas 100 Air Race & Fly-In, Plainview, 05-06-2010
Boiling hot (103F!), blue skies and lots of racers! Coupled with smooth air and a fly-out to Cap Rock Canyon, this was a great day.
Spring Air Fair, Kingsbury, 08-05-2010
A stiff morning crosswind kept visitor numbers low but fun was had by all, with the icing on the cake being air-to-air shots of the Canuck.
Central Texas Airshow, 01-05-2010
Always a good show, this year we saw the Texas Raiders B-17 and an F-16 landed at Temple for the first time.
Red Flag! 05-03-2010
A fabulous opportunity to shoot the amazing Red Flag exercise from between the runways. It was awesome.
Red Flag from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 04-03-2010
A very fine afternoon spent with friends, watching the recoveries during Red Flag.
Field Trip to Edwards AFB, 03-03-2010
A small group of ISAP attendees enjoyed a tour of Edwards, including shooting from the flightline.
A visit to Mojave, 03-03-2010
A very pleasant morning watching the Test Pilot School activity.
Randolph Airshow, 07-11-2009
A misty start gave way to bright sunshine, while some great displays were performed, with lots of lovely jet noise.
Randolph Airshow Media Day, 05-11-2009
The Disabled American Veterans and Randolph AFB combined to put on one heck of an afternoon for local wounded airmen, and I got to fly air-to-air with Greg Poe and a B-25!
Wings Over Houston, 01-11-2009
A fabulous deep blue sky illuminated a multitude of bombers, as well as the Blue Angels.
Reklaw Fly-in, 24/25-10-2009
Fabulous flying weather, plenty of action and the chance to arrive at Reklaw in style, aboard a Cessna 172; flying home in a Cessna 182. Magic!
Rougham Airshow, 16-08-2009
A quick break from the Texas furnace to a cooler, bright British summer, filled with friends and aircraft I haven't seen in a few years. Good times!
Oshkosh - Airshow, 27-07-2009 - 01-08-2009
Some of the best airshow performers in the world fly at Oshkosh. Here's a selection of them.
Oshkosh - Showcases - 27-07-2009 - 01-08-2009
Here's the A380, White Knight 2 and all the other new and shiny aircraft types demonstrating at Oshkosh.
Oshkosh - Seaplanes, 27-07-2009 - 01-08-2009
You can't get much better than watching aircraft splashing about at Oshkosh Seaplane Base.
Pancake Breakfast Fly-in, New Braunfels, 11-07-2009
Pancakes for free! Who can resist? They're good ones too, and all the better for being eaten in the company of local pilots.
Kingsbury Air Fair, 20-06-2009
A splendid and very hot day at Pioneer Flight Museum. Too windy to fly the Triplane but a visiting Nieuport 28 was very welcome.
A Day at Kelly AFB, 09-06-2009
Col. Kelley of the 149th FW was kind enough to take me and some friends on base to watch their F-16s fly.
Central Texas Airshow, Temple, 02-05-2009
Dull weather didn't dampen this display, which included one of the best pyrotechnic re-enactments I've ever seen, with loads of Vietnam War era aircraft, troops and vehicles.
Sun'n'Fun Aerobatics and Statics, 22-25/04/2009
A huge pile of aerobatics, classics, ultralights and more from Lakeland Linder Airport.
Balloons at Sun'n'Fun, 22-25/04/2009
6am each morning at Lakeland saw beautiful ground mist and the launching of Balloons! Saturday was the mass ascent; a wonderful visual spectacle.
Sun'n'Fun Seaplanes, 23-04-2009
These seabirds just get better and better! Glorious weather and a wide variety of aircraft made this day a treat.
Bluebonnet Airshow, Burnet, TX 11-04-2009
Dull, dark clouds made for challenging photographic conditions but the airshow was its usual splendid friendly self.
Collings Foundation Tour, San Marcos, 18-03-2009
Brilliant sunshine brought out the sparkle on these warbirds on their tour around the US.
SARL Air Race, Taylor, 15-03-2009
Low cloud and rain cleared slowly and allowed the race eventually. All good fun.
SARL Air Race, Taylor, 22-11-2008
Nineteen competitors raced against the clock via nearby airfields. Overcast conditions but a fun morning.
Lackland AirFest, 01-11-2008
A welcome dose of military hardware, including my first sighting of the Blue Angels.
Reklaw Fly-In, 24-10-2008
This fabulous event was blessed with 600 aeroplanes, gorgeous weather and great fun.
Annual Fly-in, Taylor, 27-09-2008
Plenty of local folks turned out to see aircraft and classic cars at Taylor's friendly event.
Breakaway Airpark Fly-in, 27-09-2008
Once again there was a fabulous atmosphere at Breakaway, with plenty of excellent missed approaches!
Oshkosh 2008: Scenery
Last but not least! Aerial shots of the airfield and other views around the area. I hope you have enjoyed these pictures from Osh. Roll on next year!
Oshkosh 2008: Warbirds
Here they are; a plethora of P-51s and a tirade of T-6s, amongst many other fine flying machines.
Oshkosh 2008: Seaplanes
The seaplane base is fabulous and should not be missed! The light is wonderful at all times of day.
Oshkosh 2008: Vintage
Sales of aircraft polish must rocket in the Vintage and Classic area.
Oshkosh 2008: Racers
Examples of Reno-style air racing, straight speed chasers and the new Rocket Racing League were all very cool.
Oshkosh 2008: General Aviation
Here's all the GA action, from homebuilts to the latest light jets.
Oshkosh 2008: Aerobatics
Here are the fast and furious aerial performers.
Oshkosh 2008: Helicopters
I took a flight in a Bell 47 and saw plenty more rotorcraft in all shapes and sizes.
Oshkosh 2008: Heavy Iron
I finally made it to Oshkosh! Lots of pictures to come. This first batch features all that is big and/or fast.
Flying Legends, 12-07-2008
The 2008 Flying Legends airshow was excellent as always. A couple of showers did not dampen the cavalcade of warbird displays.
Flying over East Anglia, 10/11-07-2008
Flying in a SportCruiser over the lush green fields of England!
RAF Cosford museum visit, 09-07-2008
This museum is wonderful; filled with unique experimental aircraft from the golden age of British aviation.
Annual BBQ Fly-in, Kittie Hill, 21-06-2008
A fabulous grass airfield with plenty of visitors on this hot day, all here for delicious Texas barbeque.
La Grange Monthly BBQ Fly-in, 22-06-2008
A beautiful sky for June's BBQ feast. A good turn-out despite the blustery conditions.
Spring Air Fair, Kingsbury, 24-05-2008
The long-awaited flights of the Canuck and Fokker Triplane were a sight to behold . Most people bailed out by 2pm due to the heat but the morning was excellent.
Smithville Fly-In, 17-05-2008
Exceptionally early starts have their rewards - in this case a balloon flight! The morning brought out lots of other aircraft later on for a successful fly-in at this small, friendly airport.
Bluebonnet Picnic, Cannon Field, 10-05-2008
This delightful private grass airfield played host to a gathering of wartime liaison aircraft for the day.
New Braunfels Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, 10-05-2008
Murky morning weather kept the turnout low but the pancakes were delicious!
Bluebonnet Airshow, Burnet, 12-04-2008
Always a good start to the Central Texas airshow season, this year's Burnet show enjoyed gentle sunshine under speckled skies.
Fantasy of Flight Museum, Polk City, FL, 10-04-2008
Kermit Weeks' private aircraft collection spans a wide range of years, with both civilian and military airframes.
Sun'n'Fun Splash-In at Fantasy of Flight, 10-04-2008
To see so many seaplanes at once was a dream come true! Fabulous weather brought out the glitter in the water on Lake Agnes and showed these seabirds at their best.
EAA Museum, Lakeland, FL, 09-04-2008
The museum at Lakeland is well worth a visit in its own right. Some excellent homebuilt/classic aircraft reside within.
Sun'n'Fun Fly-In, 09/10-04-2008
A wide variety of weird, wonderful and shiny new aircraft were present at Lakeland. Two days is not enough to see it all.
Journey from Bay City, TX to Sun'n'Fun Fly-In, 08/11-04-2008
Flying in a Piper Aztec to Sun'n'Fun in Florida! The journey took eight hours each way and was a lot of fun.
Collings Foundation Tour, Austin Bergstrom, 04-04-2008
A bright sunny day greeted the Collings Foundation bombers and their P-51C Mustang.
Taylor 125 Air Race, Taylor, 29-03-2008
Lousy weather below VFR minimums unfortunately scuppered this air race. Some fine aircraft on the ramp nonetheless.
ISAP 2008: DFW Airport, 01-03-2008
A small group of ISAP members was given access to walk on the taxiways at DFW for a morning. The only way to get any closer to these aircraft is to be flying in them!
ISAP 2008: Bell Helicopter, 29-02-2008
Bell's X-Worx is the home of the new BA609 Tiltrotor. Based at Arlington Field, plenty of other aircraft kept us busy during the afternoon.
ISAP 2008: Vought Heritage Foundation, 29-02-2008
Some amazing aircraft are being restored by a dedicated group of Vought retirees.
ISAP 2008: Lockheed-Martin, Carswell Field, 29-02-2008
An exclusive look at the P-38 and F-35 Lightnings, together with a brand new F-16, at their home base.
BBQ Fly-In, La Grange, 01-01-2008
A delightfully warm January day saw a good turn out for the first barbeque of the year.
Fall Fly-in, Kingsbury, 17-11-2007
Dull weather limited the turnout but a fun day was had, watching engine runs on the Fokker Triplane and flights by the Rearwin Sportster.
Waco Air Fiesta, 10-11-2007
A pleasant small air show with an unexpected bonus of the US President's helicopter entourage.
Randolph AFB Airshow, 03-11-2007
A fine military airshow with great displays from the C-17, F-15 and a hang glider, amongst other things.
Reklaw Fly-in, 26/28-10-2007
One of the most excellent fly-ins it has been my pleasure to attend, with over 400 aircraft arriving at this private East Texas ranch during the weekend!
Moonlight Fund Airshow, New Braunfels, 19/20-10-2007
Deep blue skies, fabulous flying and airside access made this a show to remember!
Breakaway Airpark Fly-In, 13-10-2007
Some great aircraft and flying going on at this Good Neighbour Appreciation day at a local airpark.
A day out at San Marcos, 05-10-2007
Taking in the general airport activity.
Taylor Fly-in, 22-09-2007
Some interesting aircraft showed up at Taylor on this gloriously sunny day.
BBQ Fly-In, La Grange, 01-09-2007
A good number of GA aircraft are enticed out by bright hazy sunshine and tasty Texas barbeque.
Marble Falls Lakefest, 11-08-2007
A slight departure from the usual, in which we visit the Hill Country for some very cool drag boat racing.
CTBA Lake Flight, 11-08-2007
The annual Central Texas Balloon Association flight over Lake Travis, at dawn, where some balloons try to touch the water.
Dell Children's Hospital Opening, Mueller Airport, Austin, TX 26-06-2007
Too windy for their envelopes, a row of balloon burners light up the night at the old Mueller airport.
Grand Canyon tour, Arizona, 16-06-2007
Mid-size turboprops and helicopters vie for the best view of the Grand Canyon.
EAA Southwest Fly-In, Hondo, TX 01-06-2007
Lots of shiny new GA types on show at this big regional fly-in.
Kingsbury Aerodrome Fly-in, 12-05-2007
Fabulous fly-in with bright sunshine and some lovely vintage aircraft.