VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Regional Forums > Northwest
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-29-2013, 04:32 PM
AirShowFan's Avatar
AirShowFan AirShowFan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 119
Default Some nice clear weather over Seattle around Christmas

Here in Seattle we've had a surprising amount of clear weather over the past week or so. Not all day every day, but about a few hours on most days, including some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. I decided to go on a quick half-hour photo flight a couple mornings ago...

Click on each picture to see it in higher res.



Southwest 737 at the ATS MRO.



We'll deliver these 787s someday...



Beautiful sunrise.



Bellevue and Mt Rainier.



Low fog flowing everywhere. Paine Field sits on a 600-foot plateau and was thus an island of clear ground in a sea of fog.



Downtown Bellevue sticking up out of the clouds.



Highway 99 into Seattle. Can you see Mt St Helens?



Unfortunately the sunrise was not quite as colorful or fiery by the time I got to downtown Seattle. Should have gotten up 20 minutes earlier!



Coming back home.
__________________
Bernardo a.k.a. AirShowFan
Boeing airplane configurator and 3D-printing expert, airplane design teacher and lecturer,
and occasional aviation photographer / airshow photojournalist / aerobatic pilot.
RV-6A N611RV bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
RV-6 N130BN bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2013, 10:14 AM
BobCollins(AA)'s Avatar
BobCollins(AA) BobCollins(AA) is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mukilteo, WA
Posts: 133
Default

Very nice pictures Bernardo. Thanks for sharing
__________________
Bob Collins
ATP, CFI, CFII/MEI
RV-7A (sold)
Now Flying P337
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,443
Default

I am thoroughly enjoying your fine photography Bernardo. Thank you for your time making it public.
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2013, 11:06 AM
OLDSAM OLDSAM is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tucker GA
Posts: 190
Default

Great shots of Rainier! How do you spell lenticular? What a classic example.
__________________
OldSam
RV7A, Empennage, Wings & Tanks complete
Fuse under way
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2013, 03:06 PM
AirShowFan's Avatar
AirShowFan AirShowFan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 119
Default

Thank you Vlad and Sam!

Bob, it was nice to meet you the following day. Next time I drive over to my hangar, I'll swing by yours so that I can see your -7. You definitely got me fantasizing about overhauling my panel to make it IFR... And that day (what was it, two days ago) I shot some video during the flight. I like doing rolls often enough that now I'm used to wearing the parachute every time I go flying :]
__________________
Bernardo a.k.a. AirShowFan
Boeing airplane configurator and 3D-printing expert, airplane design teacher and lecturer,
and occasional aviation photographer / airshow photojournalist / aerobatic pilot.
RV-6A N611RV bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
RV-6 N130BN bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2013, 03:16 PM
NYTOM NYTOM is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 1,189
Thumbs up Super motivator

Absolutely beautiful Bernardo. Coming home from a real crappy day at work, you wouldn't believe how much your post calmed me down and reminded me of what I have to look forward to. Thank you for posting these outstanding photos.
__________________
Tom Norwood
Classic "Short Tail 6A N822PM
TMX-O360 FP
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2013, 07:10 AM
Thermos's Avatar
Thermos Thermos is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: KASH
Posts: 596
Default Great stuff!

Bernardo,

I followed the link to your Reddit posts on fatigue life...great information and very well written!

Gonna have to spend more time on Reddit if you keep posting there...

Cheers,

Dave
__________________
Dave Setser
CFII/MEI
EAA Technical Counselor/Flight Advisor
RV-7 N701ED Flying!
Nashua, NH (KASH) / Plymouth, NH (1P1)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-05-2014, 11:47 PM
AirShowFan's Avatar
AirShowFan AirShowFan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 119
Default

Thanks, Dave. I do teach classes about this stuff, so I've gotten pretty good at being able to explain it well. As for Reddit, don't get me started. A lot of the default stuff is junk, but if you find the small sub-reddits populated by people who know what they're talking about, then you get real quality discussions and insights (like on VAF).

Anyways...

Had another gorgeous couple of days around here this weekend. On Saturday night I went out for three quick laps around the pattern to refresh my night currency, and tonight my girlfriend and I flew down to Mt St Helens and back. Her photos:











__________________
Bernardo a.k.a. AirShowFan
Boeing airplane configurator and 3D-printing expert, airplane design teacher and lecturer,
and occasional aviation photographer / airshow photojournalist / aerobatic pilot.
RV-6A N611RV bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
RV-6 N130BN bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.

Last edited by AirShowFan : 03-15-2015 at 04:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-06-2014, 12:19 AM
SHIPCHIEF SHIPCHIEF is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,412
Default

Hey! That's right thru my back yard!
Fantastic lighting around the cinder cone!
All Great!
I've flown the last 3 days straight! How rare is that in a Northwet Winter!!?
The first flights of my RV-8. This, for me is the coolest possible of flying winters.
I bet a whole bunch of screen savers got launched off of this thread
__________________
Scott Emery
http://gallery.eaa326.org/v/members/semery/
EAA 668340, chapter 326 & IAC chapter 67
RV-8 N89SE first flight 12/26/2013
Yak55M, and the wife has an RV-4
There is nothing-absolute nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing around with Aeroplanes
(with apologies to Ratty)
2019
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-08-2014, 10:05 AM
AirShowFan's Avatar
AirShowFan AirShowFan is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 119
Default

Congrats on the RV-8!
__________________
Bernardo a.k.a. AirShowFan
Boeing airplane configurator and 3D-printing expert, airplane design teacher and lecturer,
and occasional aviation photographer / airshow photojournalist / aerobatic pilot.
RV-6A N611RV bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
RV-6 N130BN bought from the builder, thoroughly enjoyed, and then sold.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.