Thanks for the comments John. I'm not discouraged. I'm the type of person that wants to know if I am doing something wrong so I can fix it. Overall I was pleased with my results.
First off, these are all original shots, no cropping or any post-production fixes have been applied to these. Cropping out alot of the extra space on these is something I plan to do.
The over exposure makes sense. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that to find hte perfect exposure. Not sure if I was doing something wrong or if it was just because it was so bright, but the histograms were pretty much a spike right in the middle.
8. Not as closes as I would like, but I would think with some cropping this would be a decent shot.
9. Wasn't cropped, just the way it came out. That was hte "best" shot I got out of that pass. The shot I got 3 frames later was better, however, due to bad panning I cut off the wing of the right plane. Also had several other shots that would have been great but I cut off the nose or part of a wing.
12. They were approaching from the north. Any earlier shots were ever farther away, the next frame they scattered too much to fit all in the frame.