Tight Formation; The Art of Flying. April 1, 2010

And here they come. The three aircraft flying wingtip to wingtip flew right overhead at a high rate of speed. It was an awesome sight. These pilots were artists in their own right, flying effortlessly and skilfully with precision, in the same aircraft which were designed to wipe each other out, and dominate the skies.

First of all, it was rare to see them flying as they were over sixty years old (for the most part). Second of all, seeing them fly by together in peace time invokes the imagination, passion, and appreciation for the simple freedom to fly.

I was so proud to have this moment in time to celebrate the birth of my painting.

Unknowingly, there was more to follow!

Photo by Eric Van Gilder