How did you get that picture?

Paul Bowen has perfected the art of air-to-air aviation photography and he gives us his secrets-at least some of them.

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**Paul Bowen photographed the Learjets in formation for our September cover. The photo is actually the result of a three-airplane formation because the subject airplanes have to hold their positions and also stay close to the B-25 Paul is shooting from.
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Photography By Paul Bowen
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Learjet 45
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Learjet 45
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Great pilots aren't automatically great formation pilots. They need training and practice.
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Learjet 40
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It takes a large team to make a shoot run smoothly and safely. Pilots, photographers, assistants and advertising personnel all make it happen.
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Extensive briefings maximize safety and mission success.
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The B-25 platform plane trails the subject, a Learjet 45, in this photo.
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Paul and assistant/2nd shooter Tom Jenkins strap into their "office" in the open-air tail-gunner's position of the B-25, as seen through the target copilot's camera.
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Learjet 40
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Learjet 40
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Learjet 60
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Learjet 60
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Learjet 60
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Learjet models 40, 45, and 60 in tight formation.