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WELCOME NEW ISAP MEMBERS Glenn Thompson Lucio Daou Dane Wiedmann Stephanie Othersen Todd Gehrke Jim Baker

Mark Bentley Jose Ocana Brian P. Heron Brain Depew Christian Bramkamp


Welcome to the April 2013 issue of ISnAP!

ISAP Membership Renewal 2013

In this issue: - Preparation Meets Opportunity Article written by Jim Wilson Photos by Glenn Watson

You can now conveniently renew your ISAP membership online!

- Aviation Imaging Has A New Look by Paul Bowen - Fly Days At The Heritage Flight Museum by Mike Luedey - A WWII Memory Comes Alive by John Ringquist - Air to Air With the 48FW USAFE by Mike Green - Color Workflow by Joe Brady/Lightroom Magazine - Seattle: ISAP XII Symposium XII Details - Mystery Ship by Jay Miller You can view and download this issue, as well as past ISnAP issues, by going to http://www.issuu.com/isaporg. If you have a problem with the link to download the current issue, copy and paste the link in your browser. Front Cover: Glenn Watson Back Cover: Françoise Guilé

To renew online, simply go to our website: http://www.aviationphoto.org. Renewal information (either online or by mail) is located under the Member’s Area. You do not need to login in order to renew your membership. Memberships will no longer be calendar year memberships, they will be on an anniversary basis, meaning your membership will be up for renewal each year on the date that you signed up. I hope members will continue to get ever more involved with ISAP and take advantage of the opportunities it presents to form, build, and strengthen camaraderie and subject knowledge. Emphasis has been placed on general information, photography events, equipment, and member accomplishments in ISnAP. Your feedback will help us to keep you in contact with each other and ISAP. Enjoy the issue! Sincerely, Larry Grace,President International Society for Aviation Photography www.aviationphoto.org • www.facebook.com/ISAPorg


Preparation Meets Opportunity Article written by Jim Wilson Photos by Glenn Watson


Much discussion in our industry revolves around the best path to privileged photographic opportunities. Individuals set out on many different courses to distinguish themselves in the hope of garnering a reputation that will bring them unique assignments. Assignments that include what is the holy grail to most aviation shooters, air-to-air work. The subject of this article is ISAP’s own Glenn Watson. Glenn is an Austin based information technology engineer for one of the largest technology companies in the world. Relatively new to photography, but a pilot and a long time motor sports enthusiast, he quickly developed a passion for capturing aviation subjects. Most of us start developing our skills by attending and shooting air shows and other aviation related events, and Glenn was no different. Glenn began to differentiate himself from the pack when he realized that experience and knowledge are only two of the components necessary to get him where he wanted

to go. Another big ingredient in the success of any business venture, especially a business as specialized as aviation photography, is the ability to build relationships. Building the kind of relationships that put a photographer in the air, just a stone’s throw from his or her subjects, are the kind of relationships that develop slowly and are based upon a special mix of trust and confidence. Many photographers have the talent and the equipment, especially in this, the digital age, to capture good images, even very good images. Working diligently to hone “good” into “exceptional” requires an intensity and devotion to the craft that few are willing, or able to apply. Furthermore, exceptional is not within every photographer’s reach, no matter how hard they strive for it. A relatively small percentage of us have the talent, and the drive to combine the other ingredients, in sufficient amounts, to rise to the top of our chosen field.


Glenn Watson quietly set his sights on a lofty spot in aviation photography from the get-go, and the work you will be treated to here is evidence that he continues to climb toward his goal. I had the pleasure of shooting with Glenn at his home field in Georgetown, Texas not too long ago. When we parted company that evening, there was no doubt in my mind that I had just witnessed the results of a well thought out, solid business plan built on talent, but more importantly, on hard won relationships. These are the kind of relationships that make any potential competition pale in anticipation of trying to get a foot in the door. When we walked in the door of the FBO (Fixed Base Operation) at Georgetown, two things impressed me: one was the warmth with which we were greeted by the staff and the other, a sensory overload of Glenn’s beautiful imagery hanging everywhere. There was absolutely no doubt I was in Glenn Watson’s “house.” Glenn’s affable personality only served to enhance the experience. No big ego here, just big talent, and a willingness to work hard to make his dreams come true. Glenn has a couple dozen air-to-air sorties under his belt as of this writing. His first experience was with a friend who owned an RV-6 that was captured out of Glenn’s Cessna 172. His next experience was with me in a B-25. Our subjects were a P-51 Mustang, a beautiful L-39, a T-37, Skyraider, and a T-38. I invited Glenn to assist me on that assignment and the fact that this was only his second opportunity for air-to-air photography was nowhere in evidence. He handled himself like a seasoned pro and captured a number of images anyone would be proud to call their own. In Glenn’s words, “The B-25 mission set the hook. After that flight you could forget about it. I was going to be a professional air-to-air photographer and nothing less!”


Proving the old adage, “the harder one works, the luckier one becomes,” Glenn connected with an air show performer based out of Georgetown and expressed an interest in capturing the pilot and his mount air-to-air. Glenn was beginning to realize that the 172, a great beginner photo platform, was restricting the type of subject aircraft he could shoot and the perspectives he was envisioning. About the time he was realizing that he needed a faster mount with less restrictions, Glenn was introduced to a gentleman who owned one of the best photo platforms around - a Beechcraft A36. Coincidentally, the owner pilot had lots of formation experience and a willingness to work with Glenn as his air-to-air venture expanded. Glenn’s approach to the business of air-to-air photography has been disciplined and professional from the very beginning. He quickly developed the skills necessary to successfully capture subjects across the spectrum. Shooting a Piper Cub requires different skills and planning when compared to photographing an aircraft the size of a Grumman Mallard. Well, before the wheels go in the wells, Glenn has thought through every intricate detail of the mission, and everyone involved in the flight knows what the goals are and how they are going to accomplish them safely. When you have done a number of air-to-air missions, wonderful as each one is, there are assignments that remain particularly meaningful. One of those, for Glenn, was the orchestration of three subject aircraft in an echelon formation, being captured from a fourth aircraft. Anyone who has planned and executed a multiple subject shoot knows how difficult it is. His formation images are as symmetrical as anyone could ever hope to capture. This particular assignment, for Cessna, involved a

series of firsts, not just the multiple subject scenarios, but also the fact that he owned all four aircraft! The fact that Glenn Watson has only been shooting air-to-air since 2010 should be both motivating, and humbling. Motivating because he has proven that the market is not reserved for the “players,” or those with inside connections. It is open to anyone with talent, desire, and a willingness to work hard toward the realization of their dream. Humbling because there isn’t a seasoned air-to-air pro that I know of who wouldn’t be proud to call Glenn’s work their own. Keep an eye on this guy. I would guess, as striking as his current work might be, “we ain’t seen nothin yet!”


AV I AT I O N I M A G I N G HAS A NEW LOOK by Paul Bowen


Paul Bowen, well known professional aviation photographer and author, has teamed up with his wife to develop a strategy of marketing aviation fine art. He decided to emphasize his fine art photography by featuring his work in galleries, Fixed Base Operators (FBO’s), and on his web site.

According to Paul, “My wife, Gail, is spearheading the marketing of our images, especially those with new ‘textured’ appearance and those printed on metal or canvas. Last year, we had a very successful gallery showing, selling over 25% of the exhibited pieces and making numerous contacts for future sales.”

They are currently featured in the Million Air FBO in San Antonio. Gail has also decorated private hangars and offices with their special line of fine art. By limiting the editions, printing on non-traditional surfaces, creatively cropping, and promoting them as “art” rather than simply “wall décor” they were able to raise the prices and the perceived value.

Paul and Gail with his mentors Pat and Betty Rowley


Fly Days at the Heritage Flight Museum by Mike Luedey


Through my work with the Canadian Museum of Flight I’ve met a number of great people including my very good friend, Bill Findlay. To call this man a friend is putting it mildly, he’s also a mentor who’s always been happy to show guidance, share his experiences and knowledge as I work my way towards becoming a pilot myself and hopefully joining the Museum as one of their pilots. It’s through my friendship with Bill that I was able to attend my first of now many Fly Days at Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham, WA. Heritage Flight Museum, or HFM as we call it, was established in 1996 by the Anders Family. Fly Day occurs every 3rd Saturday of the month and features flights by some of their beautiful aircraft, which are flown mostly by two very talented pilots, brothers Greg and Alan Anders. Up to the time of this blog I’ve now been lucky enough to attend 4 Fly Days at HFM and each time from the back seat of Bill’s Harvard MK IV. The day will usually start with a morning departure from Langley to

Bellingham after flight plans filed the day before through the eAPIS which is done entirely online and part of US Homeland Security. Flying to Bellingham International (KBLI) only takes about 12 minutes from Langley Regional (CYNJ). You’re almost literally going from saying goodbye to Langley to picking up Bellingham’s ATIS without pause in between. Having HFM so close to home makes it so easy for us to visit them regardless of whether you’re going by air or by car. When you land, you head immediately to the Customs box and go through the paces...usually a brief process all things considered and especially if you’re used to sitting through long lineups in your car. HFM’s hospitality is instant as no sooner are you out of the Customs office when you see Hal Beatty pulling up to your airplane with the tug and a tow bar to get you down the large ramp area to the Museum. Most times you’ll see the usual cast from HFM like Kate, JR, Erika, Jeff, Greg and Alan along with local pilots like Craig Nelson and Mark Kandianis, both of whom also own North American SNJ’s and often participate in Fly Day.


Flying usually begins around lunchtime and this isn’t just a few pilots hopping into their aircraft to put something together on the fly (no pun intended). The whole thing is carefully planned and discussed at length in the pilot’s briefing, which for someone like me are an incredible learning experience. They’ll organize the formations, position changes, hand signals, radio calls and other procedures that are vital to a safe flight. This is absolute professionalism by a group of aviators, most of whom have been doing airshows for a number of years and take nothing for granted. Now you’re on the ramp walking toward your ride, you get strapped in, and soon surrounded by the sound of Pratt & Whitney Radials roaring to life with smoke everywhere! Next you’re taxiing out with the group, in the run-up and before you know it, Texan Flight is cleared for takeoff and you’re rolling down one-six with another aircraft at your side in a section takeoff.


It’s hard to describe what it’s like the first time you form up with other aircraft, especially historic aircraft like the T-6/SNJ/Harvard. I just try my best to take it in, soak in as much as I can and of course, open the canopy and capture the moments with my camera. I pay attention to

the sounds of the engine, the inputs on the stick and pedals and try to anticipate each action as best I can from the back seat. Each flight usually concludes with the group heading in one after another for a solo fly-past with a left break over the Museum.

After the flight debriefing, the group will discuss the flight and go over any details or issues they feel need to be addressed in advance of the next sortie.


What I learn and experience is invaluable and each time I get this amazing opportunity I build on the knowledge gained from the time before. I get even more motivated to get through my license so I can start working towards being able to one day sit in the front seat, working on my

skills as a formation pilot. Working on my skills alongside great teachers such as those I get to fly with at Heritage Flight Museum and the Canadian Museum of Flight. I’m very fortunate for these experiences and I’m always very aware of it.


Something not everyone knows about me is that I’ve lived about half my 37 years deeply regretting that I never had my chance to join the RCAF and follow in the footsteps of my late Grandfather (Arthur Browne DFC), a Lancaster pilot in WWII. It wasn’t because I lacked the talent or the ability; it was just bad timing and a VERY limited number of positions to do this job in Canada at the time. Fly Day’s at HFM, more than anything else have been one of the very few things that remove that regret and make me feel like an 18 year old (again) finally getting the chance to live out a dream. I get to fly out there with a good friend in a beautiful vintage warbird, meet a number of amazing, talented people, sit in on briefings, learn the ropes and then hit the sky!! How does volunteering my time, sharing photos, buying oil, filling a gas tank or donating money to the upkeep of an aircraft come close to what I get in return?

I’d like to thank everyone at the Heritage Flight Museum for being as welcoming, as they always are when we visit. Whether it’s flying from their home in Bellingham or one of their many events including the one in my backyard, the Abbotsford International Airshow, they always carry themselves with the utmost professionalism and class. They do an incredible job representing both themselves and the city of Bellingham, WA wherever they go. It’s been a truly great ride and an honor getting to know them! Until next time, I’ll just keep looking at the photos.


A WWII Memory Comes Alive Article and Photos by John J. Ringquist

About a dozen volunteers at the Wings of the North (WOTN) based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota have been working on a special project restoring a BT15 World War II trainer. The aircraft was originally built by Vultee Aircraft, Downey, California and then received by the USAAF (United States Army Air Force) on March 29, 1943 for the Army Air Forces, Flying Training Command, Gunter, Alabama. I wanted to know more about how this came about and spent some time interviewing Greg Kaminski, President of WOTN, while taking a break during one of their every-Saturday-work sessions. Here is what I learned. Several years ago, leadership at WOTN wanted a project and began to seek out an aircraft they could restore in its entirety. At first they considered a Stearman, but decided it would be a daunting task due to its wood and fabric construction. Also, the group did not believe they had sufficient skills for such a restoration. The BT 15 became the project because it was initially offered to them the right price. They now currently own the aircraft. While talking with Greg, I found out that his uncle was assigned to Gunter Field but left two weeks before the arrival of BT15 serial number 42-41689, in March 1942. After training at Gunter, Greg’s uncle became a B-17 pilot, was shot down and killed. Greg’s father was a B-17 waist gunner. Greg said his father’s influence helped Greg become interested in aviation.

Initially all of the parts of the BT15 were housed at Valley Rich, a company with an available maintenance bay located in Chaska, Minnesota. But it was recently moved to WOTN’s new hanger in Eden Prairie. They have all of the parts including an extra wing and tail section. Volunteers have obtained a copy of all of the Microfilm aircraft maintenance and construction records from the Smithsonian Museum and currently need a microfilm reader. Wings of the North was established as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and presenting aviation history. WOTN volunteers present AIREXPO every summer at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Included in this article are photos taken during the WOTN volunteer holiday party in January 2013. They placed lights around and on the BT 15 for a festive atmosphere in their newly acquired hanger.


by Mike Green Over the last year or so I had been keen to write an article on the 48th Fighter Wing (FW) at RAF Lakenheath. It’s an air base that I had spent a lot of time at over the past 20+ plus years, firstly photographing the General Dynamics F-111F’s that were once in residence, and in more recent times the ubiquitous F-15C/D Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle that now made up the fighter element of the 48FW. As far as imagery was concerned I had built up a pretty good portfolio already, made up of images taken inside and outside the air base, with shots of landings, take-offs, ramp shots etc. well in evidence. Something very clearly missing was some air to air images, in my mind the most important ones, as that’s where the F-15 belongs and where it is in its element. My first port of call to get the required images was the 100 Air Refuelling Wing (ARW) at nearby RAF Mildenhall. I’ve worked with them on a number of occasions in recent years and built up a good relationship with their Public Affairs Office (PAO). I also knew that they trained regularly with the 48FW, providing training for crews within both units in the art of aerial refuelling. So early January I shot off an email to my contact at the PAO and got an immediate reply, with the usual protocols requested by return. Off went my ID, Press Credentials and Letter of Intent to Publish and I waited for the response. February 18th I get the news I’ve been waiting for in that my request has been approved and I can liaise with them to arrange a scheduled date for the flight. On this occasion I made a quick telephone call as I wanted to make sure that my flight was with 48FW Eagles and nothing else, so rather than agreeing a date we left it that they would contact me when they knew the Eagles were scheduled in and that I could get on a flight, even if that meant short notice. Fortunately I only live around 1-2hr drive from the two bases and so this does not involve me having to worry about checking into hotels etc. for overnight stays. Three days later I get a telephone call from the PAO, “We have Eagles scheduled in Monday through Thursday next week if you can make it”. That suited me fine, I highlighted the Wednesday as the best opportunity as they had 12 aircraft scheduled in that day, so we agreed on that date and were good to go.

Just over a week later at RAF Mildenhall and ‘Quid 23’ is rolling down Runway 11 with the prospect of 8x F-15 Eagles and 4x F-15E Strike Eagles taking on gas from our KC-135 in Aerial Refuelling Area 8 (AAR-8) over the North Sea. AAR-8 is used regularly by the 100ARW & 48FW as it is the nearest AAR to the bases and is just a short 30 minute ride away. Having departed Mildenhall at approximately 11.55 we arrive back at just before 15.00, with my trusty Canons having the required shots in the bag!


This month photo tips is from the new Lightroom magazine. Color management between Photoshop and Lightroom by Joe Brady If you own a iPad and are using Lightroom you should have this magazine on your iPad: Lightroom magazine: The Adobe Photoshop How-to magazine, from Scott Kelby and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, is where you’ll find columns and feature articles from the industry’s top experts on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. You can download the iPad app for the Lightroom magazine at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lightroom-magazine/id574530943?mt=8 For more Lightroom tips go to: http://lightroomkillertips.com/ Get weekly information on Adobe® Lightroom® tutorials, tips, time-saving shortcuts, photographic inspiration from Matt Kloskowski from Kelby TV.


ISAP XII speakers We are pleased to announce the speakers for ISAP XII: Matt Kloskowski — Matt is the full-time education director for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He’s the editor of Lightroom Magazine; author of several best-selling Photoshop books; and teaches Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography seminars around the world. Mark Kettenhofen — Mark is an award-wining photographer with 30 years of experience who recently celebrated his 10th year as a technical representative with Nikon Professional Services. He has covered NASA shuttle launches, expeditions to the Mount Everest base camp, and trips down the Colorado River, as well as Presidential inaugurations, World Cup soccer, hurricanes, and six Olympic Games. No stranger to aviation photography, he co-authored (with Nikon rep and fellow ISAP member Bill Fortney) the book “America from 500 Feet II.” A key instructor for the Nikon School of HDSLR Video, he will share his knowledge of creating video with your DSLR. Nir Ben Yosef — Nir specializes in aviation and air-to-air photography and production, mostly with the Israeli Air Force. His work has been published in numerous international publications. Jay Tolbert — Jay learned to fly in 1969 while attending college, maintained SR-71s with the USAF, and built 767s for Boeing. He has served as photographer and graphic designer for the Arlington Fly-In since 1988. This passionate photographer will share his experience in managing photography for the Arlington Fly-In with emphasis on working with volunteer photographers, event organizers, and performers. Roger Tonry — Roger is a director and cinematographer who has worked for 30 years in the film and advertising industries on commercials, feature films, and music videos. A general aviation pilot since high school, he combines his film and aviation expertise by shooting numerous civilian and military aircraft for TV and motion pictures with Clay Lacy on the Astrovision system and Wolf Air’s Vectorvision. He has worked as aerial consultant on the upcoming Disney movie “Planes,” flies for the formation skywriting team Skytypers, and owns a production and post-production company specializing in 3D video. His knowledge of aviation, design, and film have given him a unique perspective on the subject of aerial photography. Bonnie Kratz — Our ISAP board member and treasurer has more than 15 years of photography experience. She was a staff photographer for eight years with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), has won numerous awards, and has had her work published in prestigious aviation magazines. Bonnie will share her experience of getting back into aviation photography. Andy Wolfe — Andy is a professional aerial photographer working in flight test for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. He leads the multimedia team that provides support for the F-35 Integrated Test Force at NAS Patuxent River, Md. He will discuss the differences between working at the USAF and USN flight test centers, the many aspects of providing multimedia support to flight test, and the advances in multimedia technology and how it has been used in flight test.

Jim Sugar — Jim was a contract photographer for 22 years with National Geographic, and is a successful photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. He holds a commercial pilot license with instrument, multiengine, and seaplane ratings. He will share his knowledge with us in a lighting workshop to update us on how to use Nikon and/or Canon flashes to get better photos. Bruce Dorn — Bruce’s early career with the camera took him around the globe shooting photo-journalistic and editorial assignments for United Press International, People, Conde Nast Publishing, Money, and Business Week magazines. Subsequent work in the advertising industry collected Bruce all the major industry awards. In the motion picture industry, Dorn is known for his expertise in state-of-the-art visual effects and beautiful cinematography. An active member of the Directors Guild of America since 1984, Bruce has earned Gold from the Mobius Awards, the New York Film and Video Festivals, the Clio Awards and a Bronze Lion from the Cannes Commercial Film Festival. As a digital mixed-media artist, Bruce has been a recipient of the Kodak Professional Innovators Award and Corel Corporation has awarded him with the rank of Painter® Master. Bruce’s photographic explorations of the New West were rewarded with an Artist in Residence exhibition during the Ansel Adams Retrospective at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. In Ballistic Publishing’s book, ‘Painter: World’s Best Painter Art’, Bruce’s neo-classical ballet imagery earned the Gold for Best Portrait. Bruce is available for commissions, workshops, and tutorials through his website. Cmdr. Robert J. Proano — Cmdr. Proano has been privileged to log flight time in almost every type aircraft in the navy’s inventory including all models of the F-14, F-18B, A-6E, F-5F, S-3B, EA-6B, E-2C, and SH-3H. He earned the prestigious Air Medal (with Gold Star for the second award) for heroic achievement in aerial flight as the radar intercept officer of an F-14D fighter in the U.S. Navy. Commander with Third Fleet in January 2005 serving as Air Training Officer responsible for planning and executing all the major Fleet exercises on the West Coast, Hawaii, and Alaska. Commander Proano retired from active duty in October 2007 and is now Vice President for Operations for Omega Air Refueling Services, Inc., the world’s only commercial “fee for service” air-to-air refueling operation.


Symposium field trip plans announced Plans for the field trip during the ISAP XII Symposium in Seattle May 16, 17 and 18 are complete. The day will begin with a visit to Paine Field and the Historic Flight Foundation Museum in Everett for a light breakfast and a group briefing/planning session for an air-toair photo flight. For the first time at an ISAP symposium, members who wish to participate in the photo flight can do so, on a first-come, first-served basis. Six members can fly in Grumpy, the Historic Flight Foundation’s http://historicflight.org/hf/ B-25D Mitchell, while John Sessions—the foundation’s founder—flies a P-51 Mustang as the subject airplane.

In addition, 12 members can enjoy the opportunity to take a flight in the museum’s DC-3—and one could photograph the B-25D Mitchell, from a North American T-6. The cost of these flight experiences are $575 and $350 for the B-25 (two passengers will ride in the forward part of the airplane, where there are no opening windows); the cost is $350 per person for a DC-3 flight; and the T-6 opportunity is $1,000. You must

be a current ISAP member and attending the symposium in order to participate. Reservations are first-come, first-served and will be handled by ISAP email isapboard@aviationphoto.org and type “Friday flights” in the subject line); you will pay the museum directly. If there is sufficient interest we will schedule a second air-to-air mission.


Members who do not choose to go flying will be able to photograph the takeoffs and landings of these vintage aircraft from beside the runway. In addition, there will be an opportunity to visit the Museum of Flight Restoration Center, also located on the field. http://www.museumofflight.org/restoration-center Later in the day, we will visit the Museum of Flight http://www.museumofflight.org/visit at Boeing Field. The independent, nonprofit museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world; its collection includes more than 150 historically significant aircraft—as well as The Boeing Company’s original manufacturing facility.


Pre-symposium field trip Wednesday, May 15 A pre-symposium field trip to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island http://www.cnic.navy.mil/whidbey/index.htm is being offered on Wednesday, May 15. Participants will tour a P-3 Orion unit and the air traffic control tower, and will have lunch on the base. Because of the federal government’s current sequester, this trip is limited to 20 members. The charge for this field trip will be $65 per person. You must be a current ISAP member and attending the symposium in order to participate; arrive at the hotel Tuesday (a few rooms are still available at the discounted rate of $99 plus tax) because departure will be early Wednesday morning. To reserve a seat, type “Pre-symposium trip” in the subject line and email isapboard@aviationphoto.org

Symposium program showcase A popular addition to last year’s symposium program was a showcase of member images. We will do this again for the ISAP-XII Symposium program. The showcase is open to all current ISAP members. Eligible images include any aviation subject, aircraft (in flight, static, military, airlines, balloons), people, airshows, and altered images (HDR, B/W, hand coloring, etc.).

Plans for the field trip during the ISAP XII Symposium in Seattle May 16, 17 and 18—as well as an optional pre-symposium trip—have been announced. For the first time at an ISAP symposium, members who wish to participate in an air-to-air photo flight can do so, on a first-come, first-served basis. See the complete details on the ISAP website. http://aviationphoto.org/isap-xii-2013-symposium-field-trip http://aviationphoto.org/isap-xii-2013-symposium-hotel http://aviationphoto.org/isap-xii-2013-symposium-speakers ISAP-XII Symposium member slideshow ISAP member Paul Bowen and his staff are again putting together the opening slideshow for the symposium. It also will be shared with the public attending our open session on Thursday evening. Members attending ISAP XII are invited to submit three of their best images, approximately 6x9 (1350x900) @150 ppi (in the SRGB color space and saved as a jpeg), plus one recognizable, close-up portrait of the shooter (800x1200 @ 150 dpi). If you’d like Paul’s team to use your portrait from last year, please let them know. Also include the city where you are based and your ISAP status as a photographer: Professional, Serious Amateur, Enthusiast, Freelance, Hobbyist, or Whatever. Email your images to bowen@airtoair.net no later than Thursday, May 3. 



Submit up to two images. Required size is 4x6 inches @ 240 dpi (1420w x 960h), landscape orientation only, saved as jpeg files. Do not include any text on the images; your name will be displayed beside them. Email images no later than April 22 to: isnap@aviationphoto.org In the subject line of your email, please include: ISAP XII Symposium Program Photos You can review the last two symposium programs online: http://www.issuu.com/isaporg/docs/isap-xiprog http://issuu.com/isaporg/docs/2011_isap_program_sm_


ISAP_XII Symposium Hotel is the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

3. Light Rail-$5.50 round trip pass Light Rail is located across the street from our hotel

A block of rooms have been reserved for May 14, 2013 – May 19, 2013. Local restaurants within walking distance near the Hilton Seattle AirRooms with one king bed or two double beds are available at the

port Conference Center within a mile or less. I’m listing them in order

special rate of $99 USD/night, plus taxes, until April 26 or until the group

of proximity from the host hotel. For a quick simple visual of where

block is sold out, whichever comes first.

these are located visit: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 8902094611613684766.0004c9b1bc46f0dc4504e&msa=0&ll=47.44176,-

To reserve your room, click on this link:

122.286158&spn=0.018141,0.041327

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/SEAAHHHAVP-20130514/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Or call (800) HILTONS or

1. Spencer’s For Steaks & Chops located at the Hilton

(800) 445-8667, and referencing the group code AVP.

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/245-spencers-forsteaks-and-chops

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

• While they’re most famous for their steaks and chops, they have an

17620 International Blvd Seattle, Washington 98188-4001

award winning wine list too.

Information on mailing images or packages to the hotel before the

2. Aquaterra located at the Seattle Airport Marriott

symposium email us at info@aviationphoto.org in the subject line:

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/339-aquaterra

Symposium Packages / Mailing

• They make a variety of foods but my favorite thing on their menu is a vegetarian dish – the cauliflower steak. This is surprising because I’m

Members who attend and wish to share a room during the symposium

a carnivore at heart but this dish has elevated the cauliflower to an off

can post messages on the ISAP Members forum: http://aviationpho-

the charts level. This is a hearty dish that I’ve gone back for time and

to.org/forum/ or on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/

time again.

groups/83013491465/ 3. Triple 7 at the Clarion Hotel Airport-Hotel Dining

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/284-triple-seven-restau-

1. Airport – Hotel Shuttle:

rant-and-lounge

• Shuttles depart hotel at :05; :25 and :45 minutes past each hour

4. 13 Coins (open 24 hours)

• The shuttle is on demand between 1am and 4am. Courtesy phones

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/243-13-coins

are located at the baggage claim and ground transportation locations

• Try the “Believer” this place should be popular with your group. The

at the airport

booths are high backed so your booths feel like private dining almost, if

• From hotel to airport takes about 5-8 minutes

you sit at the grill you can see the chefs working the line so it feels like

• No reservations required

dinner and a show, and they have live music three nights a week. Also

• From Airport: Shuttles are located on level 3 of the parking garage at

they have a pastry chef on the menu that makes a mean key lime pie

islands 1 & 3

and a red velvet cake that is so good you’ll want to rush into the kitchen and lick the bowl.

2. Southcenter/ Westfield Mall – Seattle Express Shuttle 5. RBG Restaurant located the Radisson Hotel • Departs hotel: 2:10pm; 3:10pm; 4:10pm; 5:10pm; 6:10pm

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/1866-rbg-bar-and-grill

• Departs Mall: 2:20pm, 3:20pm, 4:20pm, 5:20pm, 6:20pm, 7:30pm, 9pm

• Think upscale gastro-pub food. They have a diversified menu. I like

• Sundays: The last shuttle departs the mall at 7:30pm

their fresh made to order guac with chips, their salmon salad is good

• Operated by Seattle Express, Phone #206.571.9588

and try the fudge brownie with whisky praline ice cream. It is heaven on a plate.


6. Gregory’s located at the Red Lion

12. Copperleaf located at the Cedarbrook Lodge

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/244-gregorys-bar-and-grill

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/938-copperleaf-restaurant

• Popular for drinks and karaoke

• Foodie heaven. Gourmet, locally sourced, award winning famous chef. They have an on-site herb, mushroom and veg garden. They believe in

7. Sharps Roast House

farm to fork cuisine. The lodge sits on 18 acres of restored wetlands.

http://www.seattlesouthside.comrestaurants/313-sharps-roasthouse

If they have agnolotti on the menu – try it. It’s inspired. I want to hug

• They have over 500 spirits on the shelves. This place is most popular

the chef every time. The menu changes with the seasons. This is an

for its fast service, drink specials and the roasted meat. Just walking by

intimate restaurant you need to call ahead and make reservations to be

the restaurant makes my mouth water. You can smell the roast house

guaranteed a table.

from ½ a block away. When you’re walking from the Hilton just follow the aroma of delicious roasted meat. They have some vegetarian dishes

You may appreciate reading one of our blog entries entitled

on the menu too – the tomato bisque soup is shockingly good. All diners

“SeaTac Culinary Tour”

have the option of picking up a free souvenir bag of wood chips to take

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/blog/40-seatac-culinary-fam-tour

home and smoke something on their home grills. The warm cornbread with honey butter is also a stand-out.

There are over a 100 full service restaurants within 15 minutes of your host hotel. There’s a free courtesy shuttle that runs from the Hilton over

8. Mango Thai Cuisine and Bar

to Westfield Southcenter. The Westfield Southcenter area has dozens

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/1571-mango-thai-cui-

of restaurants, a movie theater, is within walking distance of a bowling

sine-and-bar

and billiards place and INDOOR SKYDIVING.

• I could write an epic review on this place. Try the garlic chicken wings – they are your new addiction. I also love their lychee martini. The basil

And the waterfront restaurant Salty’s at Redondo has a courtesy

eggplant is amazing. If you like Thai food you will want to work your

shuttle that will pick up guests and deliver them to/from their restau-

way through their menu. It’s terrific. It’s very popular with visitors and

rant in nearby Des Moines, WA. http://www.seattlesouthside.com/

locals alike.

restaurants/238-saltys-at-redondo-beach-seafood-grill

9. Denny’s (open 24 hours)

And then finally you’ll be within walking distance of the Link Light Rail

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/260-dennys-seatac

station which will zip your group into the heart of downtown Seattle

• Ahh the Grand Slam…at 2AM. It’s Denny’s.

for even more options! There are so many places for your members to catch up with each other and visit over drinks and good plates of food.

10. Dave’s Diner & Brews

Tell people they don’t need to rent a car and let them know they should

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/257-daves-diner-and-

pack their appetite because they’ll eat well while they are here.

brew • Think 1950’s diner food. It’s a local staple.

The Visitor Center is right across the street from the Hilton Conference Center. Your group can walk over and tell us what they’re in the mood

11. Seaports at the Doubletree Hotel

for. We’ll happily provide free maps, customized recommendations and

http://www.seattlesouthside.com/restaurants/240-seaports-lounge

sometimes we even have coupons too. We’re here to help! Let me know

• The hotel has an indoor golf club right next to their restaurant!

what more I can do to make your group feel welcome.

It’s really fun. If you reserve time in the club it’s a great place to have fun and order drinks and appetizers. The restaurant is full service.

With enthusiasm, Meilee Anderson Business Development Manager | Seattle Southside


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