I had the unique pleasure of photographing two WWII-era airplanes the other day while in flight over Spicewood, TX, a 1943 Stearman biplane and a 1946 Ercoupe. It was a beautiful day for flying but what I didn’t realize was that in order to get good shots of the Stearman from the Ercoupe, I would have to hang out of the open cockpit while Glenn Chiappe, the capable pilot, performed “interesting” maneuvers to get the plane into position. Had I not been focused on the task at hand, I think I might have lost my lunch! The Stearman is a classic “Red Baron” style biplane made of fabric and wood and is a vintage masterpiece. The Ercoupe is quite different. It’s all sleek chrome and sexy metal rivets, almost like a classic roadster that just breathes “style”. Both were incredible to fly in. What an amazing day!