For as long as I can remember I've been a fan of aviation. My first air show was AirVenture Oshkosh when
I was a mere 2 years old. From there on I was hooked on aircraft.
As a kid my dad would take me out to the airport and we would just watch planes landing and taking off.
I started out loving airliners, but with time my taste got louder and faster, and now I really love
military jet aircraft. I have grown particularly fond of some of the more rare warbirds, like the A-4 and T-2.
As for photography, I actually started out just shooting video of air shows in 2006, but thanks to
great photo websites like Fencecheck, Jetphotos and Airliners.net, I always thought it looked like
something I'd like to try.
So, starting in 2007, I bought a Canon XTi and a 70-300 lens and started
photographing shows. Like with all good hobbies I soon became addicted to shooting air shows and started
traveling all over the Midwest to shoot. I have since had many photos published and been afforded
many great photo opportunities.
Besides all the fun of the shows themselves, the best aspect of a show weekend is all of the amazing
people you meet and befriend during the course of an air show season.
David Jacobson lives in Rockford, IL.