B-25 Tondelayo

B-25 Tondelayo

B-25 Tondelayo taxiing for take-off at Grimes Field, the base for all B-25s attending the 70th Reunion of the Doolittle Raiders.  For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.  Tondelayo is owned and operated by the Collins Foundation.  To find more information about this distinguished B-25, visit the Tondelayo on the Collins Foundation Website. 

B-25 Tondelayo

B-25 Tondelayo

B-25 Tondelayo  In 2012, the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion was held at Grimes Field in Urbana, OH and the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH.  Tondelayo was just one of the 20 B-25s attending the reunion.  On April 17th – 18th this year, the 75th Doolittle Raiders Reunion will be held.  Seventeen B-25s are expected to attend.  Of the 80 men on the mission, only one remains with us to celebrate the 75th anniversary.  Tondelayo is owned and operated by the Collins Foundation.  To find more information about this distinguished B-25, visit the Tondelayo on the Collins Foundation Website. For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.

Young Bighorn Sheep

Young Bighorn Sheep

Young Bighorn Sheep are called lambs, but this guy seemed too big to be called a lamb.  He was a very curious sort.  After I had positioned myself out on a cliff to capture a different image, he started to follow me.  He blocked my way back off the cliff for about a half hour.  He just stood there.  The cliff was a couple hundred feet down on all sides so I had to wait and enjoy the view of sunrise over there Badlands.  Finally, he moved on.

F/A 18 Super Hornet at Chicago Air & Water Show

F/A 18 Super Hornet at Chicago Air & Water Show

F/A 18 Super Hornet at Chicago Air & Water Show  A few years ago, a fine aviation photographer introduced me to the Chicago Air & Water Show.  If you have never gone to it; it’s a really nice venue for capturing aircraft images along the beach, particularly if you like jets.  You can’t always pick the background, but even with these bald skies, the vapor trail provides some contrast.  The best time to go is Friday for rehearsal; fewer crowds, same show.  This year’s show will be this coming weekend.  The Thunderbirds will be headlining.  Of course, they’re always fantastic.  Hope my photog friends can capture some good images this year.