On Thursday, June 22nd I was gone about 4-5 hours for the whole tour of the mountain, shooting from three different locations while awaiting the jets. From start to finish was twelve fly byes, two of which were right over the hood of my car as I drove back from a failed attempt to find the U2 memorial near the west end of the park. Exciting but way to quick for me to think about getting a shot.
I have seen one jet fly up the canyon instead of down. The jets enter from north, south and over the lookout mountain as they dive bomb down west Rainbow. I was hoping one would blow my hat off. LOL
So far this Star Wars jets shoot is the eighth location I've seen the jets from. 1. Father Crowley overlook 2. The end of the dirt road/trail east of Father Crowley. 3. The overlook at the end of Rainbow on the south side 4. North side of Rainbow as the jets zoom into the canyon between Father Crowley and me. 5. The bottom of Rainbow Canyon hiking up to the huge dry fall from Panamint Springs. 6. From the top of Lake Mountain gazing directly into the mouth of Rainbow Canyon.