The Aero L-39 Albatros

Half the reason I enjoy going to the Aeros and Autos show at Ellington Field in Houston, are the airplanes of course. My only complaint is that I wish there were more of them; plenty of awesome cars, just add a few more airplanes, please.

The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia. More than 2,800 L-39s have served with over 30 air forces around the world and the Albatros is the most widely used jet trainer in the world.

This 1986 Aero L-39ZA Albatros is a great example and looks like it would be a blast to fly.

 

The L-39 Albatros is the most widely used jet trainer in the world. Photo by Tim Stanley

Red Rovers

At a recent car show with my friend Wayne Brumley, the weather was turning sour and the attendance was low. On top of that, the few folks that were there seemed to be milling about in front of only the cars I wanted to shoot. So I decided to look at pieces or sections of the whole (basically shoot areas were the people weren’t) and saw this color match.

You just can’t go wrong with a hot rod painted red.

 

You can't go wrong with a hot rod painted red.