I know you want to KNOW! Is that me really on the wing of that pretty red biplane or is it Photoshop? YES, yes I am ON that pretty little red biplane. When I sent this image to my Mom her only response was "please tell me that's not you in the plane!". My answer was "Nope. I am not IN the plane, I am ON the plane not in the plane".
The day started out just like every other one. I rolled out of bed. Started my coffee Pulled on some cloths. Grabbed my camera bag and the coffee and out the door I go. My lawyer friend Brita had invited me to participate to which I replied "are you smoking crack!?". She then promptly ask me to come along to take photos. So I did. It NEVER occurred to me that I was going to be getting out of a cockpit that day. It wasn't until we pulled up to the hanger and I saw the pretty red biplane that I thought there might be a slight chance. And then as I sat in the back of the hanger during orientation and they started to describe the "tricks" they were going to be doing that I KNEW I had a problem. Next thing you know I'm bumming layers of cloths from everyone, cause you know, I didn't come prepared for this little adventure. At 3000 feet Mike gave a little wing wag and out I go. Doing tricks in a biplane has always been a dream of mine and it just so happened that I had to be ON the plane to do it.
For those of you brave enough to go there: West Cost Spin Doctors is who you want to call. It's a rush.