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    ultralite aircraft pics for a magazine article

    A neighbor on the airpark where I live designs and builds his own ultralite aircraft. This is probably the fifth version of this plane (he usually changes it every year). We spent a couple of hours taking about 300 shots for an article he is submitting to an ultralite magazine.
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    Pretty interesting looking plane - especially the rear tail assembly. I like the last image - the perspective make it look like your neighbor is soaring well above the clouds.

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    Yes, I really like it when a ground-to-air photo looks like it was air-to-air. We could have taken air-to-air shots, but the ultralite is so much slower than any of our other planes. The tail is more for its unusual appearance than for any aeronautical enhancement, but it works surprisingly well.

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    Nice series.

    The last one is awesome - Nice lighting and a great peaceful feeling that I expect enthusiasts of the sport would appreciate.

    I'll bet it's a blast flying this thing!


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    # 3 full of win!! Nice series.

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    cool design, thats one way to get some warm air on you when your flying!

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    There was a lot of damage at the Sun-N-Fun airshow this year from a tornado. In a picture my friend took, I noticed your friend's airplane sitting in the background! Aviation is a small world. BTW - his plane looks untouched, hopefully he didn't get any damage.

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    His tiedowns held, but the main boom to the tail was bent. So, he didn't fly anymore at S&F. It's back home and repaired and flying again. He got a lot of attention there. Popular Mechanics sent a crew especially to take pics and interview him. They also liked my photos, and since they didn't get any of him flying, they might use some of mine in the magazine.

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    Ooohhh, my other passion. I told my wife when my Harley is paid off, I am going to start looking for the ultralight I want. The fool, she said, "OK".
    I used to own an Eipper Quicksilver MX with a Rotax 447. Had a lot of fun with it. Now I want to get back into it again......
    Thinking about an N3 Pup, or J3 Kitten, or even a Kolb Firefly...

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    You should check out Powered Parachutes. We fly in your backyard - Taylor Airport! You can take them home with you when you're done flying, no hanger cost!

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    Ooohhh, my other passion. I told my wife when my Harley is paid off, I am going to start looking for the ultralight I want. The fool, she said, "OK".
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    The ring tail was featured in General Aviation News. One of my photos is on the cover (no credit), and one is in the article (with credit). The magazine can be viewed online at
    http://issuu.com/flyermedia/docs/gah_08_20110422/1

    Here's a copy of the cover.
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