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Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jan 21, 2015 @ 05:12 PM | 1,079 Views
What's up guys!

Lee Lauderback is all smiles in his P-51 Mustang Crazy Horse2 during a post flight roll-by at the 2014 Stuart Air Show. Great Merlin sound!

P-51 Mustang Crazy Horse2 | Cool Roll-by (1 min 17 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:51 PM | 1,999 Views
What's up, guys!

Aero Modelers of Perrine RC Flyers Club at Silver Field: cool action during a fine Aerobatic 'Fly Day' on Sunday, Dec 7, 2014.

Huge YAK 54 RC Hover At Amps Silver Field (3 min 58 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 31, 2014 @ 01:51 PM | 1,770 Views
Cool action from Melbourne, guys!

Out of the Delta Formation the Thunderbirds slowly morph into an oncoming cross configuration called the Stinger Formation from which they perform their signature Low Bomb Burst pass at the 2014 Melbourne Air Show.

USAF Thunderbirds - Signature 'Low Bomb Burst' Maneuver, Melbourne, 2014 (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 29, 2014 @ 02:11 PM | 1,609 Views
These guys are livin' the dream!

Jim Tobul in his Chance Vought F4U Corsair 'Korean War Hero' (2,100 horsepower) built in1945 and Scooter Yoak in his P-51D Mustang 'Quicksilver' (1,400 horsepower), both painstakingly restored to exacting specifications fly in various formations at Melbourne.

Chance Vought F4U Corsair & P-51D Mustang at Melbourne, 2014 (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 28, 2014 @ 05:46 PM | 1,565 Views
USAF Thunderbird Solo 5 Low & Slow at Melbourne!

USAF Thunderbird In High Alpha Pass, Melbourne, 2014 (0 min 52 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 27, 2014 @ 01:21 PM | 1,923 Views
A nod to a fallen hero, here, guys!

Air Force Captain James M. Steel is honored as a fallen hero with a Diamond to Delta pass at the 2014, Melbourne Air Show.

Captain Steel, from the 77th Fighter Squadron was killed in action on April 3, 2013 when his F-16 crashed in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom returning to base from a close air support mission.

USAF Thunderbirds - Diamond 360 To Delta 360 Honor Pass, 2014 (2 min 5 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 26, 2014 @ 01:54 PM | 1,594 Views
Cool action here guys!

3 different Head to Head passes each with a combined speed of over 1,000 mph at the 2014 Melbourne Air Show, with slow motion effects.

USAF Thunderbirds - 1,000 MPH Head To Head Passes - Melbourne, 2014 (1 min 15 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 23, 2014 @ 01:25 PM | 1,853 Views
Hey guys!

Cool 9G Minimum Radius turn!

Major Blaine Jones in Thunderbird 5, Lead Solo, performs the high speed minimum radius turn at Melbourne.

F-16 Thunderbird In 9G Min RadiusTurn W/ Afterburner - Melbourne, 2014 (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 22, 2014 @ 01:21 PM | 2,529 Views
Here's some wacko fun at the Melbourne Air Show, guys!

Kent Pietsch is up to his old tricks (and a few new ones) in his Jelly Belly Stunt Plane, a 1942 Interstate Cadet, as ex-con 'Chuck Dramamene' who built the plane in prison and smuggled it out one piece at a time.

Crazy Pilot Stunt Plane 'Crashes' Melbourne Air Show - Jelly Belly Comedy Act (6 min 35 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 21, 2014 @ 03:04 PM | 1,687 Views
Hey, guys - here's a good look at a B-25 Mitchell Bomber if you've never seen one (actually, it's a good look at one even if you have - ha!).

This is the 'Killer Bee' flying at Melbourne a couple of weeks ago:

B-25 Mitchell Bomber 'Killer B' At Melbourne, 2014 (4 min 2 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 19, 2014 @ 03:24 PM | 1,571 Views
Check out this cool war bird, guys!

The 'Resurrected Veteran' Quick Silver was the dream of Father and son team Bill and Scott 'Scooter' Yoak.

Quick Silver was built from over 200 Mustang parts and projects. It stands now as a tribute to our veterans.

Bill Yoak, an individual with a love and passion for this type aircraft did all of the metal work. The remanufactured parts are handmade. Unlike the hurried war effort parts, these are made with the skill and care of a master craftsman, and obtain the utmost attention to detail necessary to restore this Mustang to a condition better than factory new in 1945.

P-51D Mustang Quick Silver At Melbourne, 2014 - Scooter Yoak (5 min 9 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Oct 18, 2014 @ 02:14 PM | 1,465 Views
What's up guys!

Here's some cool action with a couple of classic American Warbirds!

The P-51D Mustang 'Quicksilver' piloted by Scooter Yoak and the 'Korean War Hero' Chance Vought F4U Corsair, Built in1945, piloted by Jim Tobul, are put away for the night after Saturday's flights at the 2014 Melbourne Air Show.

How To Properly Park A P-51D Mustang & An F4U Corsair (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Sep 27, 2014 @ 11:46 AM | 1,731 Views
Oops! A little too far south as a Norwegian Air pilot makes a course correction after overflying his port 90 line-up for runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. He makes up for it though with a spectacular sunset landing.

Norwegian Air Overflies Glide Path In Blazing Sunset Landing - FLL (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Sep 23, 2014 @ 01:12 PM | 1,686 Views
Here's a cool view of a Cessna Skyhawk banking a sharp right turn out of a fiery sunset at Fort Lauderdale Airport.


1977 Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Fixed wing 4 seater
Single Lycoming Reciprocating Engine

Cessna Skyhawk In Blazing Sunset Landing - Fort Lauderdale Airport (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Sep 16, 2014 @ 01:09 PM | 2,164 Views

Cool seaplane action here out of the sunset:

This is a Cessna C-208B Caravan at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Seaplane Take Off & Sunset Landing At Fort Lauderdale Airport (2 min 11 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 18, 2014 @ 01:27 PM | 2,353 Views
Cool view of plane emerging from a silhouette sunset here.

Southwest Airlines in 'Shamu' livery lands from out of the sunset at Fort Lauderdale International Airport then takes off after a complete turn around.

Southwest SeaWorld Boeing 737 Beautiful Sunset Landing & Take Off (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 15, 2014 @ 01:06 PM | 1,708 Views
Cool views here guys!

A nice sunset landing and complete turnaround take-off of a vintage C6-BFO DeHavilland Dash 8 turboprop of Bahamasair from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport's runway 9L, enroute round trip to Freeport, Bahamas.

Bahamasair’s Bombardier Dash 8 Beautiful Sunset Landing & Take Off (2 min 51 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 13, 2014 @ 12:59 PM | 2,331 Views
Hey, guys!

This fellow just seemed to be happy to be a pilot!

Friendly United Airlines Pilot At Fort Lauderdale International Airport (1 min 10 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Aug 07, 2014 @ 12:23 PM | 2,155 Views
Thought I'd shoot planes in the rain, see what happens.

Close views of very active runway 9R under wet and rainy conditions. Lots of cool jet blasts!

Rainy Jet Blasts At Fort Lauderdale International Airport (9 min 21 sec)

Posted by Mach1 Airspace | Jul 24, 2014 @ 02:43 PM | 1,915 Views
Hey, guys - still breaking in my new camera and thought everyone might want to see this Columbian Navy Tall Ship I shot with it the other day.

This 3 masted ship is a training vessel for the Colombian navy with around 80 cadets on board during the training period.

She is a Colombian Navy tall ship, traveling around the world to introduce people to the South American country.

Colombian Navy Tall Ship ARC Gloria Departs Miami (3 min 27 sec)