Fred Shabec's Posts

2014 Has arrived

  • January 2, 2014

Well 2013 is gone and 2014 has arrived. With the new arrival, it is time for some change. After some long thought and soul searching, I have elected to call air show coverage quits. There are many reasons why I want to get out of covering air shows,  but the biggest one is that I want to follow my true photography passion and that is wildlife, nature, and landscape photography. We are going through some major changes in our lives here in FJ&M Photography, and due to that we really don't see covering air shows as an option at this time. There is a chance that a few publications will...


NYFD Rescue 5

  • October 20, 2013

My photo of NYFD Rescue 5 that was taken at the 2012 Waukegan Airshow last year was featured in the Fort Mill Times in South Carolina. Check it out


Marriage Proposal at the Chicago Air and Water Show

  • August 22, 2013

My good friend, Dan Cook from the Army Golden Knights, who is currently jumping for the All Veteran Jump team proposed to his lovely girlfriend Leah Angott after one of his last jumps. Dan got accepted into the US Navy flight school and will be leaving toward the end of the year. Dan and I had the photography session planned for about three months before the show. Oh and she said YES!! Here are a few shots of the proposal: The Proposal The heart in the sky that Rob Holland drew during the proposal. The Kiss Happy Couple Team Photo with the couple Also...


Sea Harrier Video

  • August 16, 2013

This Video was taken at the 2013 Milwaukee Air and Water show. The camera used is a GoPro that has a wide angle lens on it so the aircraft is going to kind of small in the video. Just follow the direction of my lens and you can see it. This aircraft is the same aircraft as my post: ‎ Enjoy the video!  


A-4 Skyhawk

  • August 14, 2013

This aircraft was used by the US Navy as a bomber and attack platform. It was used a lot in the Vietnam War. This aircraft has been retired from the military but is being flown by a private owner. This picture was taken at the 2013 Milwaukee air and water show.


Sea Harrier

  • August 12, 2013

Sea Harrier hovering at the 2013 Milwaukee Air and Water show. This aircraft is able to land and take off vertical, and able to fly as every aircraft is able to do.


L-39 Albatros

  • August 10, 2013

L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia.


B-29 Superfortress

  • August 8, 2013

B-29 Superfortress "FiFi" last and only flying in the world.


P51 Mustang

  • August 6, 2013

P51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, and the Korean War.



  • August 4, 2013

Eagle in flight over the Mississippi River in Illinois.