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#3393483 - 09/19/11 05:51 PM The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011
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The Wings of Prey
Airshow 2011
(a virtual airshow)

I had the idea for this a while ago after the introduction of the flyby camera. I've been to a few airshows in recent years and thought it would be fun to try and create a virtual airshow using some of the warbirds from Wings of Prey.

I've used a few filters and motion to try to give the video that hand-held-camera, spectator type of feel to it and used some actual airshow audio in parts to add to the illusion.

Please forgive my meagre display of aerobatics. You'll see more rolls than in a bakery!

Check out the P-51's screaming whine as it zooms past the camera! It displays the paintscheme of 'Big Beautiful Doll', sadly lost at Duxford this year. You'll also notice that this aircraft is predominant in the video. It gave me the best angles and the reflections on that chrome surface are very nice!

Special thanks to Fenris and MadMass for the skins.

Crank up the volume!
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Please go to the Youtube page (bottom right icon) for HD viewing option or download the HQ 720p file below.





Hiqh quality download link ( WoP Airshow.mp4, 33.46MB, 720p)

On display today:
D-Day Spitfire LF IX, MK392, originally flown by Wing Commander ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, OC No144Wg, Ford, England, June 1944. - Aircraft skin recreated by Fenris
P51D 78th Big Beautiful Doll - Aircraft skin recreated by MadMass
P-47D, “No Guts No Glory”, originally flown by Captain Ben I. Mayo Jr., CO of 82nd FS, 78th FG, 8th AF, Duxford, England, June 1944 - Aircraft skin recreated by Fenris
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#3393495 - 09/19/11 06:03 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Dude.. this is pretty insane.. Full screened on a 28 inch monitor looks absolutely real. Think I'm going to go install WOP again.
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#3393538 - 09/19/11 06:58 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Awesome Glo!!
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#3393563 - 09/19/11 07:29 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Great video and skills Glo, and the gfx look awesome especially the Mustang, I need to reinstall this too, maybe will tide me over waiting for COD to mature...
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#3393700 - 09/19/11 11:37 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Nice!

The p-51 looks amazing, maybe I should get hat sim! Is the campain any good in it? Cod has been a big let down for me but I would really like a ww2 sim to play around with.
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#3393713 - 09/19/11 11:51 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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#3393715 - 09/19/11 11:55 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Brennus]
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That is very cool! Nice work!

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#3393754 - 09/20/11 01:55 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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#3393833 - 09/20/11 06:14 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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That's nearly enough to sell me on WoP. Nice work.
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#3393926 - 09/20/11 10:28 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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I really liked the video, but can you re-release it without the music? Those Merlins and Wrights make pretty decent music on their own. wink
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#3394013 - 09/20/11 12:38 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Quite rightly made the SimHQ front page. Good stuff GloDark!

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#3394076 - 09/20/11 01:50 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: FearlessFrog]
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Originally Posted By: FearlessFrog
Quite rightly made the SimHQ front page. Good stuff GloDark!


Wow! Thanks FF. I feel rather honoured thumbsup

Thanks all for the nice comments. I do appreciate them.

I_Flyby, I did consider releasing one without the music and just the aircraft sounds but decided against it. I edited out some airshow dialogue by looping and blending some parts. You can't notice this with the music playing but you can hear the repetition and edits without it. Some of the airshow audio is not the best quality either and the music masks this.

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#3394176 - 09/20/11 03:57 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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#3394188 - 09/20/11 04:07 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Really nice video Glo! cheers
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#3394247 - 09/20/11 05:25 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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I started watching it and got distracted. When I went back to watching it, for a moment, I forgot it wasn't actual footage. Looks so real!
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#3394355 - 09/20/11 07:34 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Speaking of the music, who is the band and what is the song?
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#3394367 - 09/20/11 07:48 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Swordsman]
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Originally Posted By: Swordsman
Speaking of the music, who is the band and what is the song?

You're not the first person to ask.
Look at the comments section on my Youtube vid for your answer thumbsup

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#3394462 - 09/20/11 10:05 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Well done Mate!

Next time include a banana pass or two for us photographers. ;-)
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#3394464 - 09/20/11 10:18 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Counterman]
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Well done Mate!

Next time include a banana pass or two for us photographers. ;-)

That's funny! biggrin

That's what I always look for when shooting an air show.
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#3394671 - 09/21/11 08:54 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Great Stuff Glo ! Mega Props !

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#3394886 - 09/21/11 02:34 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Thanks again!

Er...can someone explain what a 'banana pass' is...?
I'll put one in part II.

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#3394905 - 09/21/11 03:05 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Is it a topside pass? If so it's about a 45 degree banked flypast along the length of the crowdline displaying the top of the aeroplane for photographers benefit. If you were looking from a Gods eye view the aeroplanes track would describe a curved convex (banana?) shape from say crowd left to crowd right.


Not a great vid but you'll get the point.


Edited by HarryR (09/21/11 03:14 PM)
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#3394917 - 09/21/11 03:20 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Originally Posted By: GloDark7
Thanks again!

Er...can someone explain what a 'banana pass' is...?
I'll put one in part II.

Glo


A banana pass is an arching 45 degree (sometimes greater) pass.

The video posted above is a banana pass. It's called a banana pass because if you look at the flight path of the airplane from above it looks like a banana.

USAF refers to it as a 'dedication pass'.
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#3394942 - 09/21/11 03:48 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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GloDark7, I *think* Counterman was just kidding, since that's really for photographers at air shows. I'm not sure it would help very many people watching your video, but it might make the performance more realistic.
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#3394947 - 09/21/11 03:52 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Blimey, I've seen loads of them and didn't even know it was called that. You live and learn!

Thanks for the info. If I do another one, I'll put a few in.
The 'photographers' can do print-screens while making shutter noises biggrin

BTW Counterman. Just looked at your Flickr page. Incredible shots.

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#3394970 - 09/21/11 04:23 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Banana pass = topside pass (in Europe). Agreed, Counterman your Flickr page shots are fantastic. And you managed to say what I said but in 1 line wink
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#3395088 - 09/21/11 08:15 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Great video!

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#3395113 - 09/21/11 09:35 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Impressive video and very nice soundtrack thumbsup

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#3395212 - 09/22/11 01:43 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Quite impressive--I'll hang onto that one to show the friends!

Thanks for sharing.
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#3395266 - 09/22/11 05:37 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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Cheers thumbsup

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#3396210 - 09/23/11 10:43 AM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: Arthonon]
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GloDark7, I *think* Counterman was just kidding, since that's really for photographers at air shows. I'm not sure it would help very many people watching your video, but it might make the performance more realistic.


Ohhh Ken. I don't kid. :-P

I wasn't kidding though. If you want to make an airshow, doing those things are important. This video is one of the best and most realistic looking ones I have seen. Glo has loads of talent.
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#3396321 - 09/23/11 02:09 PM Re: The Wings of Prey Airshow 2011 [Re: GloDark7]
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