Hey Chris & Thomas,
Thx for your encouragement .... I tried the USM
route myself with a myriad of different settings, and honestly, the above link was the best I came up with.
As you both know, once that original image is slightly OOF, it's very tough to bring it to A.Net standards. I've submitted another version when the jet swung around ... maybe I'll get better luck with that one.....but I fear the same inevitable fate ...... ahhhhhhh. ..... on the bright side, I did get another 10 pics accepted with two big hitting cockpit shots, that I will shamelessly plug below .....enjoy ! ..........Shaun