On my way to Tampa, to renew my Flight Instructor's license, I stopped at Kermit Week's Fantasy of Flight. This is an amazing collection of aircraft, may of which are flyable, including this B-25J bomber. He has amassed many dozens of aircraft and untold engines, propellers and other items of aviation history. He is to be lauded for using his resources to not only preserve aviation history, but to share aviation's many dimensions: emotional, spiritual, technical and artistic.
While I spent several thousands of hours flying a wide variety of aircraft, I have only recently learned to view them as alternately works of art and inspiring monuments to their builders and crews. In some cases, such as the photo above, they can also be a canvas. Taking this photograph was an interesting exercise in trying to capture the aircraft's power, beauty, and environment while inviting the viewer to imagine what it must be like to fly in a B-25. You can find more photographs from Fantasy of Flight in the Aviation section of my website.
by: Mark Pollitt
©2012 Mark Pollitt Photography