Nice shot, Rick. I have no suggestions on shooting technique, you're way beyond my meager skills.
Post: you have LR 5, I think I remember you posting?
I might try some more sharpening, balanced with noise reduction. I'd also play with clarity, contrast, etc - those sliders up near the top - and see if I could get the plane to "pop" out a little more aggressively from the background. Might not be possible, I've never tried to PP anything like this.