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Wow - the balloon race was awesome Saturday!! More photos coming soon....

photos from the air show!!!

John flies the world famous Staudacher S-300D which was hand-crafted by John Staudacher. The Staudacher was built for world-class unlimited aerobatics and has competed in several world contests in many foreign countries. The Staudacher is very light-weight and is built with an all tubular and wood makeup which allows the airplane to weigh in at 1250 lbs. The Staudacher is powered by a Lycoming A10-540 delivering more than 300 hp and has the latest Wide Cord MT three bladed propeller built to take the gyroscopic maneuvers. It is also capable of a +/- 20g's!!!!

Max speed: 250 mph Wingspan: 24.4 ft Length: 26.0 ft
Weight: 1268 lbs Engine: Lycoming 540 with over 330 rpm 2750
Prop: MT Wide Cord 203 All wood wing with tubular fuselage construction

The Pilot - John Klatt
In 1995 John began giving serious thought to enhancing his flying career in a non-traditional aviation role as a professional aerobatic performer. Early involvement in competitive aerobatics lead to participation in unlimited class aerobatic competitions where John gained valuable experience and recognition via numerous national and regional wins. In 2000, John established himself as a profession air show performer.

John brings to John Klatt Airshows, Inc. 21 years of aviation experience. Sixteen of those years have been as a major with the Air National Guard, where he has flown C-130 turboprop transport aircraft around the planet and the F-16 Fighting Falcon in air support and combat roles. John also maintains the role of first officer with a major U.S. commercial

full frame shot, reduced digital noise, applied some lighting adjustment and resized

Have a great week!!!

(constructive critique is welcome)

coming soon -
the St Louis Zoo
and another - St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
and on Mon 09/03 we went to a small car show - that next
after that - Friday 09/14 - St Louis Balloon Glow
and - Saturday 0915 - Great St Louis Balloon Race
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Comments on this photo:

Sep 17 2007 05:43 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
Well I suppose if he caught the jet stream he could have made it to you by yesterday! Those balloons are high flyers you know! ;-)
Sep 17 2007 05:44 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
This is cool!!
No more lives were lost at the Reno Air Races, thank God.
Sep 17 2007 06:12 GMT Macrat
Super shot -
Sep 17 2007 06:48 GMT Erazmas
Nice shot!
Sep 17 2007 07:00 GMT sini
Great ? shot!:)
Sep 17 2007 08:11 GMT Elise
Stunning shot PP.....well done! wooooooooo!!
Sep 17 2007 08:15 GMT SamWiseWoahZay
? !
Sep 17 2007 09:38 GMT marijke06
it is said before here
Sep 17 2007 10:12 GMT junne PRO
that question mark probably is asking what is the purpose of life ! :-)))
Sep 17 2007 10:30 GMT DIGITALOOKING
great shot dear Pro. :)
Sep 17 2007 12:09 GMT ashdad PRO
What the ? : - )
Sep 17 2007 12:42 GMT Bali
Sep 17 2007 15:45 GMT senna3
Another stunning one!
Sep 17 2007 16:26 GMT SIGMUND
wow, amaizing capture!!!
Sep 17 2007 16:29 GMT mariazinha32
great shot....question in the sky.....
Sep 17 2007 22:45 GMT JBW
Sep 18 2007 01:41 GMT wifey
Love this series!
Sep 18 2007 02:36 GMT gtc126
Looks like he has a question.....Well I sure don't have the answer!!!! Fabulous Shot!!!!!!!
Sep 18 2007 16:42 GMT angelika
AWESOME shot and show!!!!
Sep 24 2007 02:47 GMT mavik
Beautiful timing!