Monday, September 29, 2014

Pic(k) of the week 40: Piper Super Cub brothers

As some of you might know, I became co-owner of a 1954 Piper Super Cub, registered G-CCKW last month. Previous blog-posts such as "The little yellow aeroplane" have explained how I enjoy going back to basics with my non-professional flying.

Being 60 years old, she is classified as an oldtimer/vintage aircraft. However a friend and fellow airline pilot in Belgium, owns a 1993 Piper Super Cub. One of the last ones that came of the production line.

Piper Super Cub brothers

Since both aircraft are based at different airfields in Belgium, we had not been able to photograph them side by side; till yesterday when we both met at the “End of Summer Fly-in” at Lille Marcq En Baroeul (LFQO) on Sunday Sep 28, 2014.

Even though there is almost 40 years difference between both aircraft, it is remarkable how close they are, especially exterior. Both of them have the same 150hp Lycoming engine and carry pretty much the same paintjob.

Image details:
  • Fujifilm X-T1 with the 18-55mm Fujinon lens
  • ISO 200, 20mm, f6.4, 3 exposures between 1/400s and 1/1000s
  • Merge to HDR 32 bit in Photoshop CC 2014
  • Lightroom to develop the 32 bit file
  • Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 for contrast and detail enhancement

More images of the little yellow flying machine can be found here.

Remember all pilots; "If you are bored flying, your standards are too low!"


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