It should come as no surprise to you that it’s late and I really don’t have enough time to do a blog post. I’m encrusted with SPF 30 sunblock, smoke oil, sand, dirt, and various hydrocarbons. I have step times and radio frequencies written with a Sharpie on my hand and arm. I smell funky. But all of the foregoing are entirely consistent with having run away to join the circus. And that I have truly done this weekend.
I’m working as crew with pilot Mark Sorenson pyro guy James Hammond of Tiger Airshows and The Ringmasters. As many of you know, these guys put three devices out at show center that create huge back smoke rings that Mark then flies his Yak 55M though. I spent parts of the show out at show center with James, helping to set up the smoke ring generators and shooting such video and stills as I could while the pyro was going off. [Read more...]