As many of our readers will be well aware, the Madras Air2Air Experience aviation photography workshop will be taking place during the last weekend of this August in Madras, Oregon. Organized by the gifted photographer, Lyle Jansma, and including world-renowned aviation photography professionals such as Paul Bowen and Scott Slocum in the program, students will not only learn the fundamentals of conceiving, planning and executing an air-to-air photography mission, but get the opportunity to put that learning into practice with some of the world’s finest flying warbirds. The course is scheduled to include several of the finest flying warbirds available, including the P-38 Lightning, PBY Catalina, B-17G Flying Fortress and P-47 Thunderbolt of the Erickson Aircraft Collection. In fact, the classroom will be set within that amazing museum, adding yet more atmosphere to what is going to be a fabulous experience for those attending.
Now comes news that not only will the air-to-air photography opportunities include the aircraft already mentioned, but the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will be flying up their original Mitsubishi A6M Zero to take part as well. And what better motivation could there be to therefore include Erickson’s Ki-43 Hyabusa in the act as well. This will be perhaps the first time in nearly seven decades that a Ki-43 and A6M have been in the air together… and you have the chance to photograph them flying in formation from the air!
There will be opportunities to photograph the Zero in formation with the P-38 Lightning as well!
As of writing, there is now just one student slot left on the course, so be sure to act quickly if you want to secure this rare opportunity for an experience of a lifetime! Please click HERE to see the details. The Facebook Page is HERE.
PS. WarbirdsNews will be there covering the event and we’ll be sure to share some of the amazing photos which are sure to emerge.