Bar Harbor Airport

T6-Texan Cockpit

T6-Texan Cockpit

We were on our way home, pretty unhappy that we had to leave, as we still had so much to see. We drove by the Bar Harbor Airport and there was a couple of old prop planes. We pulled the car into the parking lot to see if I could capture some photographs. The pilots took me out onto the runway to capture the shots. I got to stand on the wing of the T6-Texan (pictured above.) It is really cool to learn the history of these planes. The T6 was completely original, except for some of the electronics. That is pretty amazing!

T6-Texan

T6-Texan

The only bad thing was I had the worst light possible, high noon light. I just put on my B&W eyes and envisioned how the shots would come out. Whenever I am in a situation where the light is bad, I will often process the images as B&W’s, as the contrast helps, where as it doesn’t in color. When I walked back to the parking lot, I was informed that my Dad and Brother were going to go up in the Waco. I was extremely happy because this was going to allow me to get some photographs of the plane in flight and the engine being turned over.

Pilot Turning the Engine Over

Pilot Turning the Engine Over

Once the engine started, they taxied down the runway and took off, but there was still one more surprise left in the tank for me. The pilot flew directly over my head, which was not his regular flight path. The photo opportunity was outstanding!

1994 Waco in Flight

1994 Waco in Flight

All in all, it was a fantastic end to the trip! Thanks to the pilots who took the time to tell me about their planes!

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