BY JOHN STAHR
L/E of 1000. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size:36" x 16 1/2"
This limited edition fine art print depicts the Blue Angels team in precise formation over Mt. Hood, "Gateway to the Pacific Northwest." To the North, the familiar snow-covered peaks of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams, loom out of the afternoon haze, marking the way to air show performances in places such as Portland, Seattle, Whidbey Island, NAS and Abbottsford B.C.
Each year the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their exciting aerobatics demonstration from coast to coast, and around the world. Flying the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, the state of the art carrier based fighter/attack jet the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is a prime force in recruiting future pilots and other Navy service personnel.
The pride of the Navy, the Blue Angels team gives the public an incredible show of flying skill. Although the loops and rolls appear to be the stunts of daredevils the maneuvers are standard flight procedures learned by every naval aviator as he earns his "Wings of Gold."
The original painting measures 90" x 41" using colorfast, polyester-based paints on primed masonite, the original is framed in polished aluminum using aircraft style flush-riveted construction. The painting will be presented to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team at the 1993 Eugene Airshow this summer/ August 7-8.
The limited edition prints are individually inspected, signed and numbered by the artist. Printed on 100% acid-free archival cover stock all prints come with a certificate of authenticity.
John Stahr of Eugene, Oregon grew up loving everything about aviation. The son of an aeronautical engineer, his questions to his father about things that fly and how they work never went without a thorough explanation. Working through a bachelors degree in graphic design at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, John explored aviation themes from biplanes to spacecraft in every assignment possible.
As a private pilot, John flies at every opportunity for fun, inspiration and reference work for his paintings. Drawing from his experience aloft, John strives to portray the feeling of flight through the pilot's perspective. Many of John's commissioned paintings are done for former military, corporate or private pilots.