Good day to all...
Spent a pair of days out at the AI
2004 show in LAX
, met up with quite a few airliners.net photographers along the way such as Aaron Mandolesi, Jeremy Irish, Terry Nash, Sam Chui, Bill Hough and Kevin Trinkle.
The legendary Joe Pries and I ran the slide auction on Friday to perfection, running some 250 slides through the motions in under 2 hours, had to be a record for that many!
The show itself was quite well attended. The numerous tours to MHV
, Chino and the DC-3 rides seemed to be all well received with kudos bestowed upon Michael Carter, who ran out of his way to assist with minor transportation snafus. He deserved a round of applause and a tank of fuel for helping!
Highlights for me, seeing old friends and congregating on top of the In and Out Burger parking garage for some afternoon shooting Friday, and inside the show, seeing Atlantic Models come out with a great new product, nose sections of Boeing 707s, 727s and C130s painted up in carrier's colors, old and new. I heard lots of people talking about them and they really were a sight!
Anyway, hope LAX
gets another crack at this show soon as I think this may be the best place to hold a convention. Loads of things to do and see, great planes to shoot (if held in the Spring or Fall!) and pretty easy to get to flight wise, though some of us non-revs took extra measures to get there!