Propeller aircraft with D500 and 200-500 at 500 mm

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Propeller aircraft with D500 and 200-500 at 500 mm

I know that I need a shutter speed of 1/250 or less to blur the propeller. However I find that most of my shots are blurred at this low a shutter speed. I shoot hand held because a tripod or mono-pod would be unwieldy when trying to pan aircraft in flight. I get sharp images when I shoot at 1/800 or above, so my problem must be faulty technique. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Nikon D7100 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
Nikon D500
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