During the evening of the Eagle Field fly-in, there was a dinner held in the hangar. I took the time to wander around outside as it had become a lot quieter and the chances to shoot the aircraft had improved. As the sun went down, things got considerably better and the evening light was lovely. Not all aircraft were well oriented to take advantage of it but there was still plenty of scope.
My trip in the Harpoon was to get to the fly-in at Eagle Field. This is an event that I previously didn’t know anything about so I went with few preconceptions. As it turned out, this year was not the most well attended that they have had. A selection of aircraft showed up for the event but not as many as hoped for. A few T-6s were there along with a C-54, some Navions, an Interstate Kadet and us. Some less exotic types were also there such as Pipers and Cessnas. There was also quite a gathering of military vehicles. These are not something that I know a lot about. During the day some reenactors also carried out some firefight demonstrations.
The following morning, the visitors headed back out. We were one of the last to go so got to watch the other aircraft start up, taxi out and take off. Most put in at least one pass before they headed home.
In the previous post I talked about the trip to Oshkosh for the ski plane fly-in. While I was mainly taking stills on this trip, I did also take the GoPro with me for the occasional bit of video. Unfortunately, the bar clamp I took was a little larger than the ideal place to mount it. Instead I hand held it which makes for some fun bouncing around when on the ground! However, it isn’t too disastrous so I am prepared to let some of the footage make it out in public. Hardly broadcast quality work though! Still, I hope you enjoy it.