Getting pilots out of bed, who has the chops for that? Pros, like Xavier Meal and Paul Bowen, seen here at the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends. They are part a tiny cadre of folks who actually make a living taking pictures of airplanes. One thing that almost all of them have in common is that they are people-oriented. In order to get air-to-air pictures, you need to persuade pilots and plane owners that you have something to offer them. That may be publication in magazines and books, or online like MaxAir2Air, or it may be in the form of nice prints that you give the participants. Never forget the time and money that goes into an air-to-air operation. Many photogs are guilty of promising pictures and then never delivering, don't let that be you.