The Flying Bulls

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Flying Bull | Salzburg | 2017

I’ve been on a crazy schedule these days. After flying from Portland to Munich I headed to the Austrian Alps late Friday afternoon, to meet my significant other, who arrived there by bus, for a weekend in the Gosau valley in Oberösterreich. On my way I passed Salzburg, where the Hangar 7 at the airport is the home of the Flying Bulls, the still operational fleet of vintage aircraft of Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. As an airplane nut, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity for a quick stop to check out the aircrafts on display, like the North American B-25J Mitchell, a Boeing Stearman, a  Chance Vought F4U Corsair (which I saw flying at the Oregon International Air Show the other week) and a Douglas DC6-B, plus many more. Also in the presentation is a vast collection of Red Bull racing cars. For some more impressions continue after the jump….

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Highlight was watching the engine start and takeoff of the Douglas DC-6B propliner. The sound of this huge radial engines is music to the ears of any airplane lover.

As camera I used my Olympus PEN-F with the mZuiko 12mm F/2 prime lens.

After the weekend in Austria it’s two days at home, then its back across the pond for two days in Chicago and then a good week in Portland. Crazy times.

I wish all of you a great and sunny Sunday.


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  1. Krasse Farben und hammer Kontraste bei den s/w Bildern. Das fetzt! Ziemlich sogar! Äusserst stark in Szene gesetzt! Wie aus nem Katalog!!

  2. Love the ones in black & white, brings out all the lovely tones, but also love the colour ones, just great photos Marcus, have a good week:) Lynne

  3. Wow Wahnsinns schedule. Ich frag mich immer wir du das mit den ständigen Zeitverschiebungen und dem Jetlag machst! Tolle Bilder. Ich bereue den Kauf des 12mm f2.0 nicht eine Sekunde!

  4. Marcus, I love the picture of old American yellow taxi. I feel colors looks better for this subject. It brings alive – the life!
    You travel so much!

  5. I am not an “airplane-person”, but the way you photograph them makes me find them very interesting. Having been at the Red Bull Air Show at the Lausitzring some weeks ago (for work), makes me even more curious about those pictures and airplanes now. Thanks for sharing.

  6. You HAVE been on a crazy schedule, Marcus — yet somehow you still find the time to make so many gorgeous images and post them regularly on your blog. You are an inspiration!

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