Lockheed F-104A Starfighter & Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21US ‘Mongol’

@ Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison TX

May 2015

Another image from a recent ISAP event in Texas.  Passing thunderstorms provided me an opportunity to practice reflective compositions.  The F-104 was the first aircraft to achieve sustained Mach 2 flight and the first to hold speed and altitude records simultaneously, as well as the first to reach 100,000 feet.  Correspondingly, the MiG-21 was the first Soviet fighter capable of flying faster than twice the speed of sound.  This F-104A (56-779) was delivered to the Air Force in January of 1958, this trainer variant of the MiG-21 was delivered in 1970 and served with the Polish Air Force.  The MiG has been part of the Cavanaugh collection since 1993, a year before the F-104.  Nikon D300 w/18-200mm, processed with Photomatix Pro and Aperture.

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