Like a Ferrari has to be Red, the Cub needs to be Yellow!
Because this weeks Pic(k) of the week, consists of a total of 4 images, I won't be bother giving you the full Exif data below...
Fujfilm X-T1 with the weather resistant XF 18-135mm lens
RAW files edited in Lightroom 5.5
Print module in Lightroom 5.5 to make the 4 image template and then used the print to file function
Bringing it back to photography; the Cub is also a great platform for aerial photography, as one can easily open the door in flight to avoid the nasty plexiglass reflections.
I'm off to Toronto Canada now, where over the next few days, I hope to do some more testing of the new 18-135mm lens and guess what... fly some more Piper Cub!
I like to finish with a little pilot story, I once heard and replicates a bit how I feel now. Rephrased it in my own words. Here we go:
A pilot is taking his Piper Cub for a flight around the pattern on a lazy afternoon. He is number two behind a Beechcraft King-Air taking off ahead of him and thinks to himself; “Would it not be cool to fly a 10 seat twin engine turbo prop like this?”
A little bit later the King-Air cruises at 29000 feet and the pilot starts day dreaming. A twin engine passenger jet is overtaking him at 35000 feet. It is a Boeing 737 cruising at Mach 0.78. He thinks to himself, “one day I want to fly a passenger jet like this!”
Shortly after that, the Boeing captain hears an Airbus A380 checking in on the frequency at 41000 feet, flying Mach 0.85. “One day I want to move on to a wide-body aircraft like this" he says to his first-officer.
As the A380 is cruising along the Florida coastline, ATC advises that a Space Shuttle is about to be launched of the left hand side. “Wow the A380 captain says. If ever I could become an astronaut!”
Once the Space Shuttle is in orbit, they look down on Earth and see the little Piper Cub. “If only I could fly that little Piper Cub. That would be so cool the commander thinks to himself”.