This is new on me:
Boy, this aircraft/banner combo seems familiar:
Here are some of my other beefs against the flying banner ad biz in the bay area.
This Russian-made Yak-50 acrobatic airplane used to be seen all over the skies of the San Francisco Bay Area – buzzing Mount Tam in Marin County, checking out anti-abortion rallies along San Francisco’s waterfront, that kind of thing.
But here’s your take-away: These things had a working life of just 50 hours back in Mother Russia, as the stress of all them 9G loop de loops and whatnot led to bad things, such as “main spar collapse.” Ouch.
Anyway, looks like fun:
Circa 2005, Marin County, Canon 300mm 2.8L IS + 2x extender
What you can see from the freeway, sometimes:
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And then you’ll see the support aircraft at and around SFO, in the next county up the 101.