Catching the speed of jets

I never was a fan of jets. I feel they do need that much of technique (steady panning with low shutter speed) as propeller airplanes. And I could not (and still cannot) understand those claiming that without jets, the airshow is not worth attending. However, I had much fun shooting jets recently, even at 1/2500 sec.

After all, there is some technique to catch the right moment of fast passing Raptor F-22 or Thunderbirds in formation. And then there is water from the atmosphere condensing on the airplane body – no, no propeller airplane can do that! It’s like the aircraft was dragging his own cloud with it.

Here is the gallery of my favorites from two recent events I attended – Airventure 2014 in Oshkosh and Quad Cities Air Show. Please click on any of them to open larger version in the Lightbox and use rows to scroll through gallery. And as always, if you want to leave comment, visit Korwel Photography Google Plus or Facebook pages!