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|Tyabb filming October 2004||On to see the frame grabs from the video.|
|An opportunity to shoot some air-to-air footage of the Mustang from a T6 Harvard presented itself, so Brian Laurence (sound) and I drove to Tyabb to be part of the action, courtesy of Rob Fox, Judy Pay, Dick Hourigan, Steve Death and Scott Tabener.|
|Judy Pay, half-owner of the Mustang with Dick Hourigan. Judy's company, the Old Aeroplane Conpany restored this aircraft, which is in 3 Squadron RAAF WW2 colours.||The Mustang was performing a series of 4 joy flights which gave plenty of opportunity to get both ground and aerial shots.|
|Steve Death (pronounced Deeth) is a very capable and experienced warbird pilot who regularly flies the Temora Aviation Museum's Spitfire and is himself the owner of a T28 Trojan. His passenger is wearing a small camera on his headset.||Our photographic aeroplane, a T6 Harvard also owned by Judy.|
|Scotty, the pilot of the Harvard.|
|There's that grin... A self-portrait over Hastings. This is very similar to the shot I took earlier in the year in England flying over Thorney Island with Phil Shaw.
The Harvard is a wonderful aircraft to fly in but the Betacam SP camera I was carrying was just too long to hold across the fuselage to shoot the Mustang.
|Rob Fox took this one as I prepared to shoot the P51 taking off toward us.
We're positioned at the end of the runway. I asked Steve (remember, he usually flies a cropduster) to keep the Mustang low as he passed over the top of us. The resulting video is awesome...
|Later back at the hangar I took these shots of some of the other aircraft, this one a Tiger Moth. The cowling on the right is a Winjeel, one of two there.||Judy also owns this unique Merlin engined P40 which is well on the way to flight.|
|A beautiful job has been done on the Merlin.||Detail of the undercarriage which swivels through 90 degrees, retracting backwards to fit snugly into the wing.|
|Another very interesting project is this Fieseler Fi 156D Storch, a genuine German production machine imported from the USA. The engine is an aircooled Argus inverted V8.|
|Stills and video|