More than fifty media representatives gathered on the taxiway in the twilight of the evening of June 3rd, 2023 to photograph a Bell P-63A Kingcobra, Boeing (Stearman) N2S-5 Kaydet, and an Aichi D3A Val (Vultee, BT-13B) replica. The Val was recently donated to the museum by long-time warbird pilot and owner Ken Laird.
by A.Kevin Grantham
The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, at Spaatz Field in Reading, Pennsylvania, held their third annual Night Photo Shoot in conjunction with the organization’s legendary WWII Weekend airshow extravaganza. Museum President, Russ Strine and Media Coordinators David and Christina Brown once again sponsored this unique photographic opportunity.
Coordination for such an event is a challenging task. Many thanks are due to Peter Lerro Productions for supplying the lighting expertise, Eric Miller and Pat Robinson for safely positioning the subject aircraft, and to the aircraft owners Christian Kappler (N2S-5), Commemorative Air Force (P-63A), and the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum (‘Val’ replica). Last but not least, we must also send hearty appreciation to the local Fire Department for supplying the equipment and water which genuinely makes this annual night photography event so special.