This is Rob Holland flying his custom-built MXS-RH high-performance aerobatic airplane in the skies over Abbotsford. It has a ridiculous flight envelope which Mr. Holland uses to it’s fullest capacity in an almost absurdly energetic display of outrageous flying skills. The aircraft has a stall speed of just of just 55mph but the throttle can be pushed up to over 300mph. During an airshow the aircraft weighs in at just 1550lbs but has a Lycoming engine that produces 380hp. The aircraft can roll at 500º per second and can withstand G forces of plus/minus 16G. Rob Holland is a full time professional airshow pilot and has a cupboard full of trophies (he was the US National Aerobatic champion 7 consecutive times) in recognition of his flying abilities… . . . #robholland #ultimateairshows #mxaircraft #aerobatics #aviationphotography #nikondslr #nikond850 #abbotsfordairshow #abbotsford #britishcolumbia #aircraft #airplane @abbyairshow @robholland5150

Majestic. 🎭 ••••••••••••••••••••••••• #fliptour 📷 #ny❤️ #nikon #summer18🌴 #manhattan #insane

Sacré Silhouette ~ A famous parisian landmark with the sun about to disapear. The Sacré Coeur, on the Butte Montmartre. Not a cloud in the sky and colourful orange horizon. Classic but beautiful sight 😍👌 ~ La fameuse silhouette du Sacré Coeur se dégage sur un magnifique horizon orange alors que le soleil est sur le point de disparaître derrière la Butte Montmartre. ~ 📷 Nikon D5200 & Tamron 16-300mm . . . . . #sunset #sacrecoeur #orange #sky #wonderfulsight #silhouette #magicalmoments #classic #landmark #architecture #montmartre #soleil #Paris #loveparis #beautifulparis #visitparis #nikond5200 #nikondslr #tamronlens

In the mid-1930s Clarence Leonidas Fender was working as an accountant for a tyre company. When he was laid off he borrowed some money and opened up a radio repair shop in Fullerton, California. Leo, as he was known, was much more interested in tinkering with electronics than numbers. He soon started repairing not only radios but also early PA systems and instrument amplifiers. And then he started thinking about making his own… The name “Princeton” first appeared on a Fender amp back in 1946, some four years before the appearance of the instrument that would change music and rock ’n’ roll forever; the Telecaster. The name Princeton still appears on Fender amps but there have been many changes over the years. The early Princetons are known as “Woodies”, being made out of finished wood cabinets, and were small, low-powered tube/valve amps. A couple of years later the cabinets were being covered in the material that would become known as “tweed”. These Princetons are known as “TV front”. Then came the “wide panel” Princetons, then the “narrow panel” Princetons, and then, in 1961, the amp that started to look like the one in this picture, the “brown Princeton”. Arguably the most well known styles of Fender amplifiers are known as “blackface” and “silverface” amps, the nicknames coming from the colour of the control knob plate on the front of the amp. The first “blackface” Princetons arrived in 1963, with a reverb model appearing in 1964. The amp shown in the picture is a modern day reissue of the 1965 version of the Princeton Reverb, in a very fetching “British green”. It is still an all-tube/valve amplifier and still sounds phenomenal… . . . #fender #fenderprinceton #fenderamp #fenderblackface #valveamp #tubeamp #nikondslr #nikond850 #guitar #guitaramp #guitargear #music #makemusic #musichistory #leofender @fenderamplification @fender @officialgretsch

For many people the “Warthog” is the airplane ‘designed around a gun’, but it is so much more than that. The A-10 Thunderbolt II got it’s nickname because of it’s, shall we say, unusual appearance. But, in it’s fifth decade of service it commands respect not just for it’s capabilities but for it’s ability to bring pilots home. The wingform and large control surface areas give it outstanding manoeuvrability, down low. It’s two engines are mounted high and close to the fuselage, passing thrust above the empennage and between the two vertical stabilizers. In this position they are less susceptible to FOD, on the ground, and heat-seeking missiles in the air. Their position also makes it easier to fly the jet should one be disabled. Much of the aircraft is designed for survivability and maintenance in the field. The wing skin, for instance, is not load bearing, so it can be replaced, repaired or patched in-theatre. The pilot and certain parts of the control systems are protected by titanium armour plating. And the hydraulic control systems are double-redundant with a mechanical backup. This A-10 is being flown by Captain Cody “ShIV” Wilton of the A-10 Demonstration Team, based out of Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. The team was at Abbotsford to demonstrate the capabilities of the A-10 but also to take part in the Air Combat Command Heritage Flight flybys in formation with a P-51 Mustang and a P-40 Warhawk… . . . #usaf #a10 #a10warthog #closeairsupport #cas #a10demoteam @a10demoteam @usaf_acc #nikondslr #nikond850 #abbotsford #abbotsfordairshow #airshow #britishcolumbia @abbyairshow