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User currently offlineRaedervision From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 63 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2416 times:
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A number of people have asked me about the whole story behind this picture and I have also been asked about publishing an article about it. The story is long and goes back a long way and when I get time I will write it and let you know here how to find it.

I will say a few things about this picture. It was taken in the Boise Idaho valley a few years ago. It was a seized drug runner and was ferried to my hanger were the mechanical and interior restoration took place. From there it was going to Washougal Washington and wait three months until it was repainted. My brother and I decided to have a go at the paint with all our friends adding the comments for everyone to read including Jim's entire crop dusting crash history. After it was finished and many laughs till our sides split open I new I had to get some a2a's. With so many a2a's between us we didn't need much preflight brief. The airplane looked so bad I just had to ask Jim if we could make it look worse. I asked him to cage an engine. " You want me to what" !? He said he would make that call inflight after we were in formation at 100-110 knots. Jim knows Commanders like the back of his hand and if it was a problem he would tell me. Knowing who you are flying with is very important when you start pushing the subject around. Two minutes into the formation and half a wingspan away the port engine goes quiet and we never skipped a beat. After thirty minutes Jim turns it back on and it's a twin Commander again. In my opinion the people are the most important part of a2a. You can have the best camera,the best weather,the best airplanes,the best preflight but if you don't have the people you are not going to get anything good and you might not even land. The pink part is long and funny and I will write the whole story soon. Jim

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User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 849 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2412 times:

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Did you try submitting it to the photo queue?

[Edited 2009-02-13 21:24:07]

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5724 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
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Quoting Plainplane (Reply 1):
Did you try submitting it to the photo queue?

You mean like this...

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Photo © Jim Raeder



Cheers



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineRaedervision From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 63 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2367 times:
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That's it. Thank's, I'm a little green around here. Jim

User currently offlineRedfox From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Jim,

Thats a funny story and a great photo. Please keep them coming as I hope to enjoy your work long into the future.

Are you going to complete the story with the pink bit.....


User currently offlineDlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Yeah,

Thanks for sharing (the story and the photos). Please keep 'em both coming!

Dana


User currently offlineDamien846 From UK - England, joined Dec 2006, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Great story and great shot.......just got to try and get a mate of mine to fly a twin with one engine off!
Well done....
Damien


User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Hi Jim,

Nice story, love the photos! As the others have said: keep them coming  Smile


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