Monthly Archives: August 2014

This is Scott Yoak P-51 Mustang "Quick Silver" that made an appearance at the 2014 Rochester Kwik Fill Airshow this past month. Hope you enjoy the 8 images that I'm sharing and the description of Quick Silver from the official Rochester Kwik Fill Airshow site. R.A.S. 022 P-51 R.A.S. 024 P-51 R.A.S. 025 P-51 R.A.S. 026 P-51 R.A.S. 023 P-51 R.A.S. 027 P-51 R.A.S. 028 P-51

Scott Yoak, P-51 Quick Silver
This P-51 is a celebration of our nations' armed forces. Every aspect of the paint represents those who have served, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The black cape covering the front of the aircraft represents the veil of protection that our armed forces give us. That veil is one of the reasons why we have what we have today, freedom. As the cape extends to the back of the canopy, it spreads out and divides into feathers, symbolizing the eagle that has flown with every aviator since the birth of aviation in 1903. The black paint has tiny sparkling stars in it, each sparkle represents an American Veteran that served our great country; the unsung stars in our lives. These veterans are the glimmering star in a mother’s eye, a wife or husband’s heart, a son or daughter’s hope for the future. The silver ring behind the spinner represents the shinning halo of the guardian angel who guides service personnel, having given the ultimate sacrifice, to their final resting place. The black and white stripes on the wings are there, as they were on all allied aircraft on D-day. The stars and bars, proudly displayed, represent the armed forces symbol that all United States fighter planes carry. It carries the post war version because “Quick Silver” was never a part of a unit till after World War 2. All of the bare metal of this P-51 Mustang is polished. Look closely into the metal, you can see for whom our veterans fought. Bill Yoak, an individual with a love and passion for this type aircraft did all of the metal work. The re-manufactured parts are handmade. Unlike the hurried war effort parts, these are made with the skill and care of a master craftsman, and obtain the utmost attention to detail necessary to restore this Mustang to a condition better than factory new in 1945. As this silver bird quickly streaks across the sky, let us not forget those who served, sacrificed, and gave their all.

A Female House Wren that was up to the family farm letting me know that I was too close to the bird house that I put up and that it was using. House Wren 009 Six chicks in it's third brood this year.

I thought that I would put in another sunset image over water tonight because people seamed to like yesterday's. This one was taken in June of this year on the shores of Keewaydin State Park in the Alexandria Bay area of NY on our stay there.

A Lake Ontario Sunset. On Monday, me and my boys went out on to lake Ontario for some Salmon Fishing off shore about a mile and a half in around 70 to 80 feet of water. Most of the larger fishing boats were farther out this day as you can see in the distance in this image. The boys were a little scared being so far out in the lake so we did not go any further. The water was calm enough for the adventure on our little bass boat and the attempt to fish that day. We did not catch any fish on this outing but managed to get some really nice sunset images before we came in.

Just got back this afternoon from my vacation with the boy up in the Alexandria Bay area of New York State. We did not stay were we wonted  to due too it was booked solid and we ended up finding some accommodations at Wellesley Island State Park for camping and boating activities. Hear are some images that I thought that I would through at you today on this late hour. Wellesley Island SP 004 Fishing in the fog on the morning of the 24th. Wellesley Island SP 002 Wellesley Island Marina, larger boat sizes. Wellesley Island SP 008 Smaller Boats. Wellesley Island SP 009 My cruiser waiting to be unpacked for service on the water. Wellesley Island SP 006 Two of the boys, M-C and his cousin Patrick riding there bikes around the park facilities and road ways. I'll end with two more images of the surrounding area but I'll have to emit that I did not have to much time to explore the hole park. This place was hug and the boys kept me busy most of the time! I did get plenty of Osprey images though, there had to be 30 or 40 of them in the park area that we were. On the other end of things, I hope to catch up with everyone in the next few days. Take care and enjoy, Michael. Wellesley Island SP 012 Wellesley Island SP 011

This past weekend I went to the Rochester Airshow with my two oldest sons M-C and Nickolas. Me and M-C were up there as sight seers but  Nike was actually one of the Volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol Unit from Binghamton that helped out with crowd control and help gibed the aircraft movment on the runway around the spectators. It was a great event that me and M-C spent all of Sunday walking around and taking pictures of everything. I'll have a bunch of images to share latter on as I go through them. My biggest thing right now is to get back healthy, I guess that I got too much air or sun in Rochester because I coat a nasty nasal infection that slowed me down a little bit. Hopefully it will go away before I start this weekends adventure tomorrow morning that I had mentioned earlier today.