This is my first year that I've been avidly shooting airliner pix (I got my Digital Rebel in December) and I'm having a real bear of a time with heat haze. Now, I know the conventional answer to avoiding this condition is to avoid shooting when it's hot. Photography on sunny, hot days between around 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. has obviously caused me a good bit of grief, but this is to be expected. However, a whole batch of shots I took recently at Bradley Airport in Connecticut came out horribly from heat haze - and these were taken at around 10 a.m. on a day that wasn't really all that hot, around 65 degrees F or so with some clouds. I've had heat haze ruin pictures when it was 20 degrees F outside. I have a Canon 75-300mm IS
zoom, and the magnification really seems to intensify the heat haze effect. I've even had aerial shots destroyed by the effect - I stood in a parking lot near JFK
to shoot Runway 13L arrivals a few weeks ago, and the heat haze was ridiculous. Other than to restrict my photography to very early morning or very late afternoon hours, are there any tips to avoiding this condition?