I stumbled upon this photo while searching through my email. The photo was taken by my Dad. It was in an email with six other images. (I posted one previously.) The photos move me. Partly because all I knew of him was my dad. But he had a crazy, dangerous lifestyle prior to my being born including hot shot A-7 pilot, Top Gun adversary, Washington, DC based NTSB investigator (major airline crashes), and FAA safety inspector, which is what I am most familiar with. It’s seeing these photos and hearing his stories that makes me want to carry on and get my pilot’s license. He wrote a small explanation for the photos saying:
Ole’ (young) Dad took the A-7 Images using my Mamiya 35mm after I had developed the skill & confidence to use a hand held while flying formation & modulating the jet thrust – a trick. WE USED STILLS TO PHOTO DOCUMENT Russian freighters going in & out of Haiphong harbor. I think the film was Ecktachrome – too much blue!