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Old Feb 14, 2008, 7:49 PM   #1
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My pilot.

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Old Feb 14, 2008, 8:06 PM   #2
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Nice shot
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 8:33 PM   #3
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Yes a nice shot indeed. It clearly shows your son in an environment that makes him happy. Well done. Both of you.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 3:24 PM   #4
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Very nice!! Is that a bi-plane he is flying???

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 3:49 PM   #5
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Thanks all! Mugmar, yes it is a Pitts bi-plane.

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 4:42 PM   #6
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Hi Bob,

As Bynx wrote, this portrait clearly demonstrates your son in an environment that makes him happy.

Great composition, and yet natural smile. The red planes are the best! :?

As you wrote he's your youngest son... How old is he?

Does he have his car licence? I ask because I have had 2 friends who had pilot licences but did not have their car licence... One of them because he kept failing the car driving test!! And I actually went up with him in a Cessna 172 (I think).... like this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_172) Thankfully no problems. That was about 15 years ago... when I was younger and more daring!

Seriously, he was a good pilot. But I might think twice about going in a smaller aircraft nowadays.. as it was a bumpy ride! And I have the responsibilities of being a husband now.

How often do you fly with your son? Does he want to become a commercial pilot (or is he?)

Again, lovely capture.

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Old Feb 16, 2008, 3:46 AM   #7
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I like "natural" looking faces, where people don't give you the "go away"/"cheese" thingie and this looks natural to me. Well done, it shows just enough environment to make the photo "understandable" to the viewer even if he/she doesn't know about your son's hobby - a nice, clear statement: "happy pilot".
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 6:20 AM   #8
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Thank you Paul and thkn777! Paul, I fly every chance I get, mostly in 172s when he is home from college. He is already commited to the air force and will be commissioned as a 2nd Lt after graduation.

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