2003 Geneseo Airshow – Mig 17T FlyBy

One of the different planes that showed up at this 2003 Airshow was a Russian Mig17T Jet. It was built in 1957 at the State Aircraft Factories in Russia. Now owned by a pilot from Minnesota and flies at Airshows under Experimental Aircraft.

MIG 17T, Nikon D1X, 80-400mm lens @ 95mm (with the D1X having a 1.5x cropped sensor Field of View equivalent to 142mm lens)
Mig 17T, Tail Image as it was taxiing by me, Nikon D1X, 80-400mm lens @135mm (with the D1X having a 1.5x cropped sensor Field of View equivalent to 202mm lens)
Mig 17T FlyBy with Afterburner On, Nikon D1X, Nikon 80-400mm lens @ 400mm. With the Nikon D1X having a 1.5X cropped sensor Field of View equivalent to 600mm lens.
Mig 17T FlyBy with Speed Brake out, Nikon D1X, Nikon 80-400mm lens @ 400mm. With the Nikon D1X having a 1.5X cropped sensor Field of View equivalent to 600mm lens.

World War I Replica Fighter Aircraft

I had posted before that I used to photograph aircraft at a lot of Airshows. Now that I am retired I am going through my array of backup hard drives cleaning out images no longer needed and making room for new images. But while doing that I am finding images that are interesting to post here. These are images taken at a Fly-In & Airshow in Geneseo, NY in 2001. Back then this was the early days of digital photography. Here I was using a Nikon D1X with an 80-400mm lens & a Fuji S2 Pro with a 100-300mm lens. The Fuji s2 Pro also used a Nikon mount lens. Both of these early digital cameras had a 1.5 cropped sensor so at 100mm it would be like using a 150mm focal length view on a Full Frame camera. The Featured Image was taken with the Nikon D1X @400mm.

Fokker DR1 Replica Taxiing before take-off (100-400mm @ 400mm)
Fokker DR1 Triplane Flying Overhead, 400mm, Nikon D1x, 80-400mm @ 400mm
British SE5A Replica (this replica is actually only 80 percent of full size SE5A Aircraft)
French Spad 7 Replica, 400mm, Nikon D1X
Fokker DR1 Triplane & SE5A Moving to get Ready for TakOff, Nikon D1X, 80-400mm lens @ 200mm
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