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Repair of battery case by Tony Hughlett of Skyland Aircraft Inc.

Dan Martin (left) Steve Bunch (right owner of Skyland Aircraft Inc.,
comparing notes.

Dan Martin (left) Mike Barrows (right) installing rebuilt radiator.

David Espinoza, Avionics and Radio Specialist, removing radios, transponder and instruments for inspection.

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August 2015, Santa Fe, NM

 

DHD ON LOCATION:

 

75th Debonaire Sweep Stakes Aircraft Avionic Panel... Featured By AOPA.

 

Image By:  Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA

 

 

http://blog.aopa.org/sweepstakes_logbook/?p=606

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July 2015, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND:

 

DHD ON LOCATION:  The July 2015 Issue Cover of Fly-Low Magazine.

 

Cover Image By:  Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA.

 

 

http://www.fly-low.com/current-issue

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September 20, 2015 (Print) / August 23, 2015, (Web) New Garden, PA:

 

"Embracing Perfection For 44 Years"... The New Garden Air Show

 

Cover, Images & Story By:  Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA.

 

 

http://generalaviationnews.com/2015/09/03/embracing-perfection-for-44-years/

 

INNOVATOR...
& INVALUABLE RESOURCE

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January 2016., Fly-Low Magazine (Print)  / GA NEWS (Web) December 15, 2015, Smoketown, PA:

 

"The Way Aviation Used To Be"

 

Photography, Graphic Design & Story By:   Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA.

 

http://generalaviationnews.com/2015/12/15/the-way-general-aviation-used-to-be/

DHD PRESS...

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January 1, 2014, New York City, New York:

 

Good News From New York City For Robert Talarczyk,

Darkhorse Design, Santa Fe…

 

For five decades, Graphic Design USA Magazine, New York, NY has sponsored design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunities for creative professionals. GDUSA's American Graphic Design Awards is the biggest and broadest of these:  advertising agencies, corporations, graphic design firms, associations, universities, government publishers and more.  It honors outstanding work of all kinds across all media. For the eighth straight year, more than 8,000 entries have been submitted from across the country; a highly selective 15% percent are recognized with a Certificate of Excellence. In the rare case of awards being multiple, Darkhorse Design LLC of Santa Fe, New Mexico was awarded four Certificates of Excellence in the 2013 Show.

 

http://www.gdusa.com

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque

International Balloon Museum

 

9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE

Albuquerque, NM 87198

Neighborhoods: Balloon Fiesta Park N I-25, Airport

 

balloonmuseum.com

 

Copyright © 2008-2017 Darkhorse Design, LLC.

Unauthorized use or reproduction of all content is prohibited

 

 

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January 3, 2014, Albuquerque, NM:

 

Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design Photography & Design ...

INTERNATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM EXHIBIT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYpHOF3WZ7U

 

The International Balloon  Museums “SKY SAILING” Extended  Installation & Exhibit Features Graphic Design By:  Darkhorse Design and Photographs By:  Robert Talarczyk, Santa Fe, NM. The Exhibit Features Soaring, Hang Gliding & Paragliding Activity
in New Mexico.

 

www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum       

 

 

 

 

 

Darkhorse Design...Innovator & Invaluable Resource

for Graphic Design, Logo Design and Brand Identity...

Think Differently...Think of DHD for Your Next Project!

 

 

Contact:  908-670-1992

 

email:  darkhorsedesign@icloud.com

N E W S . . . G r a p h i c  D e s i g n  &  C o m m u n i c a t i o n s

By:  DHD, Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA

 

 

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May 15, 2011, Santa Fe, N.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANTA FE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP..."LIGHT WINNER".

Photography By:  Robert Talarczyk, DHD, Santa Fe, NM.

 

 Out of 2777 images submitted by 751 photographers from 29 countries—including Columbia, Ecuador, Israel, Kuwait, Slovenia and South Africa— judges chose 50 award-winning photographs. I am very honored to announce that I have had one of my photographic images chosen by the judges for this prestigious Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Show.

 

Please see attached website for My Image of..."Ferry to Road Town"

 

http://www.santafeworkshops.com/contest

 

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March 22, 2012, Santa Fe, NM:

 

New Book Published By:  Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design LLC., Santa Fe, NM

 

“PEACE IN A FRENZIED WORLD”  The Best of Robert Talarczyk’s Film Images...

 

Read what people are saying about it...

 

“This book is better than anything I see in the Book Stores.

Your photos are very impressive. I can’t wait to see your next book.

The Images are of museum quality” Said... Jerry S., Morristown, NJ

 

“Congratulations!

Your book looks pretty interesting and visually beautiful —

can we post an announcement on our website?"

Said... Robert Innis President,  NM American Institute of Graphic Arts, Santa Fe, NM

 

“We will buy a coffee table to display it. We love the book; it is timeless.”

Said... Murray M., Warren, OH

 

“The Book is Great!“ Said... Dr. Richard P., White Plains, NY

 

“Very impressive, well thought-out... including the copy.”

Said... Glenn R., Whitehouse, NJ

 

“WOW ! We just LOVE your book!!  It is really so beautiful...and heartwarming.

We will treasure it forever.”

Said... Laura D.,  Bentonville, AK

 

"It is absolutely spectacular. A beautiful and sensitive collection. I have visited many of the places you have, your book also brings back special memories.”

Said... Julie S., Placitas, NM

 

http://www.santafe.com/authors/robert-talarczyk

THE STORY...

We have our share of every day aircraft: executive jets and helicopters, high-end single engine aircraft, some jet warbirds and other vintage aircraft tucked away in some of the hangars. But this months aircraft repairs and annuals were a little different at Skyland Aircraft Inc., the aircraft maintenance facility at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. Normally, in most general aviation aircraft hangars, you see Beechcraft, Cessna, Piper or the like in for repairs and inspections. This rare beauty was very different; you could feel the excitement behind closed doors here in Santa Fe. Along with Steve Bunch AP/AI and Tony Hughlett, maintenance team of Skyland Aircraft Inc., the original P-51 restoration expert Dan Martin, AP/AI (restoration which he supervised between 1993-1995) and a pilot for this particular P-51D aircraft, flew in from California along with a top P-51 AP/AI, Mike Barrow, (aka “Sparrow” and also Crew Chief of “Dago Red”), who drove in from California in his pick-up. The hangar was buzzing for weeks. An inspection list from A to Z was to be performed. Everything from cleaning, oiling, draining fuel, anti-freeze and oil, repairing, rebuilding, replacing... even an unplanned top-end overhaul had to be done. This is the only aircraft I ever photographed that looked as good apart as it did all together. She (I say that because anything looking that good had to be a female) looked like she was moving even when on the ground or in the hangar with all the panels and radios out, canopy and engine heads-off.

 

 

This plane was a real example of how America could do everything right. The P-51 Mustang was designed in an astonishing 117 days and was overseen by the British Air Ministry of Aircraft Production. A true team effort and collaboration with state-of-the-art design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of that era. It first flew with the RAF as a fighter, bomber and reconnaissance aircraft and it was the fastest single engine propeller-driven aircraft in the world. Manufactured by North American Aircraft Corporation in the U.S.A., the P-51A engine was originally built by Allison. This P-51D engine, brand new surplus out of a crate when restored fourteen years ago, was a Merlin 1450, built by Packard Motor Corporation of Detroit, Michigan. Can you remember when the Packard Automobile promotion motto was, “ask the man who owns one?” The power plant was a water cooled, V-twelve, with a Stromberg injection-type carburetor and a two-stage supercharger. The engine was well-designed and built so it will run on six cylinders. This sleek beauty can fly at 400 miles per hour. At cruising speed, the P-51D burns 65-67 gallons of 100 LL octane gasoline per hour. The Mustang originally ran with a higher octane fuel which is no longer manufactured. The building of this particular bird was completed on July 14,1945 in Ingelwood, California. One of the outstanding qualities of this P-51D was that all the part numbers matched from date of manufacture, so all parts and panels fit well. Otherwise, many replacement aluminum panels had to be handmade using a metalsmith’s wheel. A single upper engine fuselage panel could cost as much as $20,000 and a 4-bladed replacement prop, $150,000. When you talk about this kind of pricing, you are talking high performance, museum quality, vintage aircraft... which this one is!

 

 

Usually, if you are fortunate enough to see and appreciate a Mustang, it would be in a museum, at an air show or at the Reno, Nevada Air Races, running in the Unlimited Class. The original model of the P-51 was the P-51A model ( built in 1939) distinctively different than the D model, visually. The D model has the bubble canopy giving you 360 degree visibility and a dorsal fin, compared to that of the built in canopy of the A models. The A model also had a different engine (Allison) and was actually faster at lower altitudes. But it was not as pretty. The development of the P-51 went on as far as the H model followed by a few other variants. These fighters saw action in Europe in World War II, where many escorted B-17’s and helped to create the famous USAAF, Red Tail Squadron. They also saw limited action in the Pacific and in Korea as escorts for B-29’s. Many pilots like Bud Anderson, Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover became Aces in this aircraft. Many other countries also purchased them. After the war, many were transferred to the USAF Reserve and ANG. That included the Albuquerque, New Mexico ANG, 188th Fighter Interceptor Group which had 25, P-51’s in 1947. If you have ever had the pleasure of seeing and hearing one fly-by, the sound of the engine roaring alone can make you run for cover. A real screamer. It was no match for the best of the Axis Powers. Enemy pilots used to fear combat against this demon of the skies until Germany introduced the ME-262 jet fighter at the very end of the war. The Mustang is actually a pleasure for an A&P to work on, as that was part of the design challenge. To fly one is a real adrenalin rush. The cockpit of the P-51D is extremely comfortable and all controls and instruments are easily accessed with room to spare. It also has a jump seat in the rear which not all do. Only the military’s best pilots got to fly this aircraft, as it demanded the very best in pilot talents. Finally, there is also a twin profile, twin engine model F-82 that is really awesome. The USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio has one on display. There are also a few with dual tandem controlled (formerly F-6K) and TRF-51D (two-seat conversions of F-6Ds) for training like “Crazy Horse” which is based in Kissimmee, Florida. You can actually get flight training with a high price tag, if that is your wish. “Mustang”... what a fabulous name for this glorious aerodynamic stallion!

 

Tally Ho!

 

Written & Photographed by:  Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Desigm, LLC.,

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Taxiing on Alpha...cleared to

Runway 2, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

P-51D just rolled out of Skyland Aircraft Inc. hangar… ready to go after fresh Annual at Santa Fe, New Mexico Municipal Airport

In hangar buttoning up the engine cowling is Steve Bunch (left) Dan Martin (center) and Tony Hughlett (right).

Mike Barrow removing Magneto.

Mike knows his stuff when it comes

to a P-51..

Mike Barrow doing run-up after
top overhaul.

Removal of prop corrosion AD (Aircraft Directive) by Steve Bunch (driving fork left) Dan Martin (upper left) and Tony Hughlett (upper right).

FULL STORY...

 

One beautiful, sunny morning, the day before Veterans Day, I received a phone call from my friend, Terry Bryan, asking if I could be at the Sunport, Albuquerque, New Mexico in two hours. While standing by the hangar tarmac two hours later, a sleek Cessna, Conquest II taxied up in front of me with Terry at the controls. The door popped open and out jumped Terry. He was followed by his flight nurse, Miesha Hunt, R.N., Certified Trauma Emergency Nurse. The patient, who was on a stretcher, was being carefully maneuvered out of the airplane by Bill Smith, a Critical Care Paramedic, while Terry served as the guide from the ground. The patient, a WWII paralyzed veteran, had been airlifted in from Midland, Texas for treatment at the Albuquerque VA Hospital. It was obvious from the start that patient care was of utmost importance. What was even more apparent was that Terry was no ordinary commercial pilot. Terry proceeded to the second ambulance to help transport the next patient to his aircraft. This time it was a young paralyzed veteran who had completed treatment at the VA Hospital here. Terry exhibited incredible compassion and a deep connection with his patients and crew. The loading and unloading of each patient was like watching a carefully choreographed ballet. Just watching this operation was a deeply moving experience.

 

Minutes later, we taxied out toward the runway. Terry called the tower using the call sign “Lifeguard One.” We received immediate clearance for take-off, pre-empting all other aircraft already waiting in line. Terry had filed an IFR fight plan and we climbed out to 20,000 feet. We were now heading for Grand Junction, Colorado and snow was in the forecast. Terry believes that his one million dollar refurbished Conquest II, with its’ twin turbo-prop 2000hp engines, is the perfect flying platform for a single patient air ambulance. Sitting in the right seat, I witnessed the confidence and perfection that Terry exhibited at the controls. Later, we broke out of the clouds on a crosswind approach to Grand Junction and delivered this patient to his hometown which he called ”Grand Bahamas.”  It was dark when we arrived back in the “Land Enchantment.”

 

Terry Bryan is a native New Mexican and has logged over 27,000 hours as a commercial pilot with much of his earlier professional experience being with Eastern Airlines. When he did charter work, Terry was the personal pilot for ormer President Gerald Ford.  Currently, he flies veterans all over the U.S. His patients span the time frame from the WWII era to the present-day Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Most of his patients are paralyzed and many are very seriously ill. They could be a former Marine One Presidential Pilot or an Army Private, but one thing is certain…they have all served— and have sacrificed for— our country.  Now, during their healing journey, they are in very special hands with Terry at the controls.Terry and his crew fly day or night regardless of weather conditions. He considers each patient a First Class passenger. Terry is not just a good friend…but one of my HEROS.

 

 

 

 

 

Written & Photographed By:  Robert Talarczyk,

Darkhorse Design,LLC., Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

 

 

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JULY 1, 2012, Santa Fe, NM:

 

EXCLUSIVE STORY PHOTOGRAPHED & WRITTEN BY:

Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design. July 1, 2012 In AOPA Pilot Magazine

 

“Lifeguard One”… A Healing Journey!

http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2012/July/1/Pilots-Terry-Bryan.aspx

 

 

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January 1, 2010

 

EARLY DEPARTURE ( EAA...”Glorious Aerodynamic Stallion” )

Photographed & Written By:  Robert Talarczyk, DHD

 

STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY”  said Chuck Busha, E.A.A., Editor  http://www.eaa.org/warbirdsbriefing/articles/1002_p51.asp

 

“GOOD STORY... Your photos were so good it became our cover story” said Ralph McCormick, Fly-Low Publications , Editor

 

“I Loved Your Piece”  said Harold Cannon, E.A.A. WARBIRDS, Editor

 

“I'm interested in using in our one of our upcoming issues, as well as online at GeneralAviationNews.com.” said Janice Woods, Editor

 

Story also to be published on EAA Warbirds... February 2010... and other national publications & websites.

 

“Great Article” said Alan Lopez...Author of ... Biplane Odyssey

 

 

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September 15, 2011, New York City, N.Y.

 

The National Museum of the United States Air Force has won a

National Award in Graphic Design for the F-104 Starfighter Poster.

 

Design & Photography By: Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, LLC.

 

Out of 8000 entries at the Annual Awards judged in New York City, GDUSA (Graphic Design:USA) has given the Design an Award of Excellence!

 

The Poster was designed and photographed exclusively for the

National Museum by Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Santa Fe, NM.

 

This Poster is available exclusively at the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio

 

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil

 

October 3-4, 2014, Rehoboth & Dewey Beach, Delaware:

 

Cancer Awareness...

Rober Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA:

is the Official Photographer of the "Golden Retriever Jubilee 2014".

 

See Golden Retriever Jubilee 2014 Images Link:

 

These copyrighted Low Resolution Images are for the personal use of Golden Retriever Jubilee 2014 Participants Only.

Any other use is prohibited without the permission of the photographer. Higher Resolution Images are available upon request.

 

email:  darkhorse@darkhorsedesign-usa.com

 

Copyright © 2014 Darkhorse Design, LLC. Unauthorized use or reproduction of all content is prohibited.

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March 10-15, 2015, AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA:

 

DHD ON LOCATION:  AMELIA ISLAND 2015 CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE

 

Photographed  By:  Robert Talarczyk, Darkhorse Design, Lancaster, PA.

 

https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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"I don't think that even Santafeans understand just what kind of talent we've got in this town"

Said... Bob Shaffer, President, SantaFe.com

"Your website is very impressive. It's refreshing to see a site that reflects a real sense of design.”  Said... Chuck Csuri, Ohio State University  ( “Father of Computer Graphics” )