03 June 2008

Team Work - ABC Wednesday

I really enjoy watching a good aerobatic team in action, as they go through their different manouevres. This is the Control Instruments' team in action, in their Pitts Specials at the Port Elizabeth Air Show two years ago.



Remember, I said I enjoy watching them. I would not like to be in one, when they go through these manouevres. This where you have to really work together and rely 100% on your team mates to do the right thing.

Up, up they go and then.................................

..................... over they go. This is about where I would probably start losing my lunch. But imagine what concentration it takes to keep this formation. In these situations, I believe the pilots in the planes at the back focus their attention on some point on the leading aircraft and then follow their every move. No place for individualists here.


And finally a belly churning dive. I wont even go on a roller coaster.

Many of us could learn a lot about working as a team from these guys. It is all about commitment and working together; and trust - knowing that you can rely on your team mate not to let you down; and putting aside all self interest for the benefit of all; and just having fun.

Whay not join in the fun of Wednesday ABC by going over to Mrs Nesbitts Place

26 comments:

Petunia said...

WOW! Great post:)
And it is the perfect SWF post too!

Love it!
Petunia's ABC

RuneE said...

That was some TEAM-Work - and even more impressing photography!!

PS "The thing" is a Radar-dome

mylittlephotonook said...

Wonderful post! Love these photos.

Musings said...

Wow! You've posted some truly amazing photos! You've caught the action on a beautiful day.

leslie said...

Fantastic post! Before my Dad passed away last year, we were sitting on the patio at his care home and he started telling me stories of when he was flying in WWII - how they had to fly through clouds in formation and all. Imagine doing all of what you've posted about AND having to be careful not to get shot down!

Texas Travelers said...

Team work is important.
Great photos.

The Tide has Turned in Texas.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

Judy said...

I love watching air shows. Great post.

dot said...

Really FANTASTIC shots!! I enjoyed seeing those.

photowannabe said...

Wow, perfect Teamwork. I like this choice alot. The shots kind of make my tummy churn. Like watching them but don't think I could do it.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wheeee.... this is totally fun stuff! I have always loved watching the airshows so much! Terrific photos!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Neva said...

I love to watch these guys but this must be soooo hard to do...team work definitely.
ine is up here and here.

Gary said...

Great T post. Team work and Trust.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

david mcmahon said...

Great pictures, Max. I reckon it's a wing-win situation!

reader Wil said...

Wow, fantastic! What teamwork. But I won't like to be in one of them either! You have done a great job to take those photos!

Katney said...

Just a bit ago we had a crop duster flying over the house several times. That's scary enough for me.

Andrea said...

I love airshows. Last year went went to see The Blue Angels.

Come see my "T" post:
Andrea

babooshka said...

These are great images. Love this post for t.

Müge Tekil said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect photos!

Lynette said...

Wow! What clear action photos! I'd have to have my motion sickness acupressure bracelets on to see this in real life, but I certainly enjoyed the photos. Thanks!

Patty said...

Awesome photos!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent post... great pictures

sonia a.m. said...

Wow! Stunning photos! What emotion!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how simply wonderful...I could nearly hear the engine drone...when we lived in Norfolk on base we were often entertained by the Blue Angels as they practiced high above our heads...you're right, wouldn't want to be up there when they go through the stunts! Lovely post
oh, and David sent me
Sandi

Susanne49 said...

Great pictures and a great post, Max!

Swubird said...

Max-e:

Great shots. These pictures demonstrate team work on an entirely different level. Way up there!

Have a great day.

TSannie said...

I feel like I'm there! Perfect ABC Wednesday post.

Your pictures are incredible.