The ideal conditions for photographing aircraft, says Milstein, "are an overcast but bright day, preferably late afternoon, when light reflects off the ocean and onto the bottom of the aircraft." Curator Carolyn Russo adds that Milstein often listens to flight control to plan ahead for the type and size of his subject.
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
Length: 62 feet, 1 inch
Wingspan: 44 feet, 6 inches
Maximum takeoff weight: 60,000 lbs