Since the thread has fallen off, I just wanted to make a quick thanks to Florian, Mark, Jerry and others for the advice they gave me about a month ago for doing some shots of a challenger for a paid gig. It went off today without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for better weather, as it was a great sunny afternoon. I'm currently working on editing the pics (they will probably not be up here) and contemplating the lessons learned on this event.
The first thing is that my 17-50 did do a good job on the interior, but it was just barely wide enough. If the jet was any narrower, it wouldn't have been able to do it. The next time I do one of these, I'm going to find an ultra wide angle lens (I'd wager a 14mm range would be the optimum focal length) and give it a run. You can never be too wide in these things.
Fortunately for me the galley was fully stocked and it was easy to set the tables up for service. I brought some of my own "reading material" to make a display on the other table, but it turns out it was unnecessary. Still, didn't hurt to be prepared.
The exterior went very well, did some evening, sunset, dusk shots and we had no issues at all. The ramp staff was very helpful and towed the plane exactly to where I needed to.
Overall, I'm pleased with how it happened and it looks like I will probably have more lined up in the future. It's a great day to say I've joined the ranks, and once again if it wasn't for this community I would have been totally lost. So, thanks again fellows.