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Title: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 19, 2013, 11:12:42 AM
I had a quick search on the forum and could not find a topic on this so, here goes. My main photographic passion is military aircraft. Although I do often take shots at airshows or bases, the thing I enjoy most is photographing them in the low level training areas, mainly in the UK. To show you what I mean, these are from my last trip a couple of weeks ago, bit of a slow day  All taken with a Canon 7D+ 300/2.8L+1.4x TC

USAF MC-130 Talon II
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/11011939203_d82636fc73_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/11011927813_ffbdb1f5ac_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/11011875814_4d2fd84966_b.jpg)

RAF Hawk T1
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/11011922353_f839949eaa_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/11011790496_3a46ae97ac_b.jpg)

RAF Hawk T2
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5473/11011786216_8a229d7fa3_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/11011686185_12fc87791c_b.jpg)

I have many, many more shots but I'd love to see what stuff you guys (and girls) have on this subject!!!
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Post by: PhotoAviator on December 19, 2013, 01:19:55 PM
I have a feeling I'm going to like this thread.
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Post by: PhotoAviator on December 19, 2013, 01:20:54 PM
A few more...
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Post by: Click on December 19, 2013, 01:44:26 PM
Awesome. Great series guys.
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Post by: TexPhoto on December 19, 2013, 01:57:32 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5021/5626817160_d190af1137_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/5626817160/)
IMG_0090 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/5626817160/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5265/5626231803_8902b50962_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/5626231803/)
IMG_0682 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/5626231803/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6047/6248405885_d893d833c7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6248405885/)
IMG_1660 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6248405885/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8543013487_507a9680f8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8543013487/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8543013487/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: PhotoAviator on December 19, 2013, 02:10:06 PM
Awesome. Great series guys.
Thanks, Click.
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Post by: Half Way To Nothing on December 19, 2013, 04:36:11 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8112107168_f5261a96bc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59783702@N02/8112107168/)
Running low on Gas? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59783702@N02/8112107168/#) by P A - Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/59783702@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ooF Fighters on December 19, 2013, 06:56:05 PM
This is one of my favorite "airshow" shots. Snapped after a long hot day at Reno on the way back to the Peppermill.
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Post by: Marauder on December 19, 2013, 08:55:42 PM
de Havilland Mosquito.  Hamilton Airshow, Hamilton Ontario, Canada.  June 2013
Canon 7D with Canon 100-400L
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Post by: DavidF on December 19, 2013, 09:55:01 PM
My kind of thread!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/11365195695_2898f5ed5f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11365195695/)
T-28B Trojan NX9060F (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11365195695/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/11237643035_91404bac2b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237643035/)
Chet Kuhn PT-17 N105RE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237643035/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/11237676695_217d93918e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237676695/)
Aaron Taylor T-6D Take-off (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237676695/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/11237531605_f09c918816_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237531605/)
Curtis Wright Helldiver SB-2C (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237531605/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: sanj on December 19, 2013, 10:59:40 PM
Great machines. Super photos.
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Post by: Harry Muff on December 20, 2013, 01:01:06 AM
Some awesome photos here, chaps. I wish I could add to them but I can't as all I have are commercial aircraft pics, and not many of those.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 20, 2013, 03:44:52 AM
Some great shots here already. Love the BAF Viper Air-2-Airs and also the VC10 (missing those already). Great to see some old warbirds as well

A few of the much missed RAF Harriers, retired too early and now sitting in the desert in Arizona

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4018/4518357225_d035cf7e1d_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6558455181_febbe41b5c_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4147/5198028588_7c1c0641e2_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4048/4518354619_ab73999881_b.jpg)

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Post by: cid on December 20, 2013, 07:21:51 AM
excellent shots, well done guys :o
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Post by: eli72 on December 20, 2013, 08:35:36 AM
The Memphis Belle
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Post by: WPJ on December 20, 2013, 08:49:45 AM
You all have some amazing pics, an I love to sera the pic from the service personal which we could never get on our own.....
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: chasinglight on December 20, 2013, 09:58:18 AM
Here are a few from the Chicago Air and Water Show.


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/11465297614_31ff58a775_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465297614/)
_7D_0147 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465297614/#) by ChasingLight31 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chasinglight31/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/11465250385_ff47d74807_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465250385/)
_7D_0030 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465250385/#) by ChasingLight31 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chasinglight31/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/11465373446_2087246e3a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465373446/)
_7D_9568-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465373446/#) by ChasingLight31 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chasinglight31/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/11465373066_414b534b53_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465373066/)
IMG_9099 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465373066/#) by ChasingLight31 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chasinglight31/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5512/11465404863_099542a6b5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465404863/)
IMG_9294 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465404863/#) by ChasingLight31 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chasinglight31/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/11465247695_2b25ce6331_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465247695/)
IMG_9207-Edit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465247695/#) by ChasingLight31 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chasinglight31/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on December 20, 2013, 10:13:59 AM
I love your third picture chasinglight.  8) Well done.
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Post by: ajfotofilmagem on December 20, 2013, 10:33:39 AM
Here are a few from the Chicago Air and Water Show.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/11465373446_2087246e3a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465373446/)

Great pictures. The meeting of two planes left me with a shiver down the spine.
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Post by: joshmurrah on December 20, 2013, 10:50:03 AM
Here's mine... from a 2011 homecoming (in Pensacola) Blue Angels show.
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Post by: joshmurrah on December 20, 2013, 10:50:58 AM
last 3...
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Post by: joshmurrah on December 20, 2013, 10:57:03 AM
the above were taken with a Canon 7D with a Tamron 18-270 VC... other than the aperture sticking a few times, the Tamron kept up with the high frame rate of the 7D, and generally kicked out some good photos.

The 7D was MADE for air shows, it'd be the one thing I'll miss it for (since gone to FF).
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: DavidF on December 20, 2013, 11:17:38 AM
A few more

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/11237097305_29a83e69ed_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237097305/)
North American T-6D Texan N420RK (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237097305/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/11237171003_fe86372e8c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237171003/)
T-6G Texan Miss Texas N729AM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237171003/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/11237108285_a459418cd2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237108285/)
Maid in the Shade, B-25J Mitchell, N125AZ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/110294149@N08/11237108285/#) by FoxONEImages (http://www.flickr.com/people/110294149@N08/), on Flickr

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Post by: herkp on December 20, 2013, 12:59:13 PM
The image was my first attempt at stitching multiple shots together as a panorama. 

My last mission in the AF, March 2009, flight deck of a C-130E.  A 1962 model aircraft.  Talk about high-tech...
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/11464891835_564f6b2a61.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38452166@N06/11464891835/)
IMG_3183_stitch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38452166@N06/11464891835/#) by herkp (http://www.flickr.com/people/38452166@N06/), on Flickr
Original 9mb size:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/38452166@N06/11464891835/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38452166@N06/11464891835/#)
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Post by: chasinglight on December 20, 2013, 01:51:48 PM
thanks! I really love that shot. I attribute it good timing and the quick reflexes of my 7D! I also have a shot from that burst of them when they are exactly crossing each other, but this one shows much better.

Here are a few from the Chicago Air and Water Show.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/11465373446_2087246e3a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasinglight31/11465373446/)

Great pictures. The meeting of two planes left me with a shiver down the spine.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: chasinglight on December 20, 2013, 01:53:39 PM
I love this one. The snowy background really sets the scene and the perspective is very interesting. How did you get that perspective?


USAF MC-130 Talon II
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7291/11011939203_d82636fc73_b.jpg)


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Post by: dickgrafixstop on December 20, 2013, 02:58:26 PM
Love the old prop planes of WWII.  Most of these from the Chino Ca. airshow in 2011.
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Post by: Viper28 on December 20, 2013, 04:21:50 PM
I love this one. The snowy background really sets the scene and the perspective is very interesting. How did you get that perspective?


Basically you climb a 500" mountain and let it fly below you at 250". Of course the trick is knowing which valley they are going to use and then hope they do
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Post by: markg on December 20, 2013, 04:25:30 PM
various UK shows.... taken with 400D and 400mm f5.6

1.
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z102/mnguk77/dt2.jpg)

2.
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z102/mnguk77/tb_2.jpg)

3.
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z102/mnguk77/RIAT%202012/hornet.jpg)

4.
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z102/mnguk77/Regatta_08/regatta_081.jpg)

5.
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z102/mnguk77/RIAT%202012/mig29-1.jpg)

6.
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z102/mnguk77/Regatta_09/DR09-23.jpg)
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Post by: Click on December 20, 2013, 04:33:34 PM
Great shots markg  8)


...And welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Drizzt321 on December 20, 2013, 05:36:01 PM
I love this one. The snowy background really sets the scene and the perspective is very interesting. How did you get that perspective?


Basically you climb a 500" mountain and let it fly below you at 250". Of course the trick is knowing which valley they are going to use and then hope they do

I'd be it'd be easy to make friends with the air crew and make a deal for some back-channel info on which valley's they're going to make their practice runs through.
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Post by: Viper28 on December 21, 2013, 05:02:12 AM


Basically you climb a 500" mountain and let it fly below you at 250". Of course the trick is knowing which valley they are going to use and then hope they do

I'd be it'd be easy to make friends with the air crew and make a deal for some back-channel info on which valley's they're going to make their practice runs through.
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I could not possibly comment on if that sort of thing goes on or not  ;) But a lot of aircrew have a lot of nice pics on there walls
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Post by: WPJ on December 21, 2013, 07:27:08 AM


Basically you climb a 500" mountain and let it fly below you at 250". Of course the trick is knowing which valley they are going to use and then hope they do

I'd be it'd be easy to make friends with the air crew and make a deal for some back-channel info on which valley's they're going to make their practice runs through.

I could not possibly comment on if that sort of thing goes on or not  ;) But a lot of aircrew have a lot of nice pics on there walls
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the joys of living near a training base
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Post by: Viper28 on December 21, 2013, 09:08:38 AM
Slight change of country: F/A18C's of the Swiss Airforce at the Axalp demo(and this one you have to climb to 7,000-feet for):
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5479/10785957286_d56ed9d4da_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5089591948_46b971ba96_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4133/5089579328_ce00589a69_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4130/5089577634_4f3e5505ef_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: WPJ on December 21, 2013, 09:16:55 AM
Slight change of country: F/A18C's of the Swiss Airforce at the Axalp demo(and this one you have to climb to 7,000-feet for):
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5479/10785957286_d56ed9d4da_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5089591948_46b971ba96_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4133/5089579328_ce00589a69_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4130/5089577634_4f3e5505ef_b.jpg)??

Nice I love the flare shot
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Post by: Click on December 21, 2013, 09:48:18 AM
Nice I love the flare shot

+1 Well done Viper28
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Post by: bob118 on December 21, 2013, 12:32:32 PM
Last year I went up to our local airport which was Barnes Airport in Westfield Ma the F-15's were doing some drills that weekend so I staked out a spot for a couple of hours and came up with these. Sorry I didn't have a chase plane to get those great aerial shots like some on the thread but hey this was the best I could do with my feet still on the ground and my lunch still in my stomach. Enjoy
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Post by: Viper28 on December 21, 2013, 01:52:58 PM
Love to see F15C/D's esp. in full burner  :D
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Post by: surapon on December 21, 2013, 02:31:50 PM
Here are my point and shoot Photos, Sorry Last 2 Pictures are shot pass thru the window in Cruise Ship-Not Good Photos.
Thanks.
Surapon
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Post by: dhr90 on December 21, 2013, 02:43:51 PM
I love this thread! I need to get to a low fly zone someday. Are schedules of flights taking place in these in the UK posted? Or is it luck/knowing personnel from an airbase?

My efforts make me feel rather inferior compared to some of the other photos posted in here  :(

1. Avro Vulcan
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/9626658185_1086a64b4e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9626658185)

2. P51 Mustang
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/9615170951_1a691661b9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9615170951)

3. P51 Mustang
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9626673283_4460f322d0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9626673283)

4. Red Arrows
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2863/9608006889_c8e718ea24.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9608006889)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on December 21, 2013, 03:22:31 PM
Ok.. I LOVE this thread!!  So jealous of some of the angles you're able to get but really appreciative of you sharing the awesome shots!. 
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Post by: fugu82 on December 21, 2013, 05:51:15 PM
WWII Veteran and the B-25
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Post by: ooF Fighters on December 21, 2013, 06:09:12 PM
Yeah! Just cant get enough of this stuff. I fly the RC versions of many popular warbirds. Love it.
BTW...this was shot from the grandstands at Reno, not from another plane. It was a nice low pass.

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Post by: Hesbehindyou on December 21, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
I love this thread! I need to get to a low fly zone someday. Are schedules of flights taking place in these in the UK posted? Or is it luck/knowing personnel from an airbase?

Search for "mach loop". It's in Wales. RAF low flying route that draws in aircraft from all over the country. They've got other routes elsewhere in the country but the beauty of this one is that there are 'pinch points' that force the aircraft close to the valley sides (how close? close enough that a 300mm lens is fine), along with easy access for the likes of us to hike up and get level with, or even above, the aircraft.

The two points that most recommend going to are The Bwlch (good visability means plenty of warning of approaching aircraft) and Cad West (shots of aircraft banking onto their side). Both are easy to get to with nearby carparking.

They publish schedules. These bear no relation at all to what happens. Useless. Ignore them. Weather, maintenance, the whim of whoever is in charge... who knows. Note that they only fly these routes on weekdays.

This summer I unknowingly rented a lovely holiday cottage right underneath it. Hawks, Typhoons, Tornadoes and F-15s roaring over us at 250ft throughout the week. Best was the Hercules, banked at near 90 degrees 250ft above me. Absolutely awesome. Luckily the baby wasn't bothered at all by the noise.

Was a family holiday (with a new baby) so I had little chance to get any shots - spent one day up on a mountainside (with three other poor photogs) but that was the one day that nothing went up the valley  ::)
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Post by: aldvan on December 21, 2013, 06:31:26 PM
Frecce tricolori, the Italian acrobatic team...
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Post by: Harry Muff on December 21, 2013, 07:25:22 PM
WWII Veteran and the B-25


Clever shot.
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Post by: Harry Muff on December 21, 2013, 07:29:33 PM
Slight change of country: F/A18C's of the Swiss Airforce at the Axalp demo(and this one you have to climb to 7,000-feet for)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5089591948_46b971ba96_b.jpg)






Would I be right in thinking that this is a bit of crowd pleasing as they know that the photographers are there?
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Post by: emag on December 22, 2013, 12:02:29 AM
Playing with an old Sigma 400/5.6, one that no longer plays nice with Canon cameras.  At the beach on NAS Pensacola when one of these came by.  I'll have to head down the National Museum of Naval Aviation with my 6D and play with the RokSamBow 14mm, I'll revisit this thread after that.  Not far from here is an Air Force Armament Museum with an SR-71 Blackbird on display....also worth a trip. 

Other photo from inside the museum for a dedication ceremony attended by John Glenn, Gene Cernan, Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Gene Kranz.   Fred Haise, talking about being ill on Apollo 13 and commenting on the scene from the movie. "I wasn't as ill as they made it look and Jim Lovell definitely did NOT hug me. You don't spend four days cooped up in a space capsule with a Navy guy and let him hug you!"
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 22, 2013, 05:39:10 AM
I love this thread! I need to get to a low fly zone someday. Are schedules of flights taking place in these in the UK posted? Or is it luck/knowing personnel from an airbase?

Search for "mach loop". It's in Wales. RAF low flying route that draws in aircraft from all over the country. They've got other routes elsewhere in the country but the beauty of this one is that there are 'pinch points' that force the aircraft close to the valley sides (how close? close enough that a 300mm lens is fine), along with easy access for the likes of us to hike up and get level with, or even above, the aircraft.

The two points that most recommend going to are The Bwlch (good visability means plenty of warning of approaching aircraft) and Cad West (shots of aircraft banking onto their side). Both are easy to get to with nearby carparking.

They publish schedules. These bear no relation at all to what happens. Useless. Ignore them. Weather, maintenance, the whim of whoever is in charge... who knows. Note that they only fly these routes on weekdays.

This summer I unknowingly rented a lovely holiday cottage right underneath it. Hawks, Typhoons, Tornadoes and F-15s roaring over us at 250ft throughout the week. Best was the Hercules, banked at near 90 degrees 250ft above me. Absolutely awesome. Luckily the baby wasn't bothered at all by the noise.

Was a family holiday (with a new baby) so I had little chance to get any shots - spent one day up on a mountainside (with three other poor photogs) but that was the one day that nothing went up the valley  ::)

Basically what he says. The original C130 pics I posted are from the Bwlch (exit) and the Harrier ones from Cad West. The Mach Loop is part of the Low Fly Area-7 (LFA-7) in mid-Wales it covers all of Snowdonia but the north loop is a compression point. In the Lake District you have LFA-14 and there is another in Scotland (LFA-27 I think).

There is no published schedule for the LFA (the ones on line are for LFA-T which is different), it purely depends on operational requirements and weather. Usually flying is weekday daylight hours but they are also used at night (C130's in particular). What you see (if anything) is pure luck most of the time. Its a 200-mile each way trip for me (plus the climb) so I don't get there as much as I'd like
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 22, 2013, 05:46:22 AM
Slight change of country: F/A18C's of the Swiss Airforce at the Axalp demo(and this one you have to climb to 7,000-feet for)

Would I be right in thinking that this is a bit of crowd pleasing as they know that the photographers are there?

Axalp is a yearly firepower demo by the Swiss airforce, primarily over two days. If your willing to climb up to the range at 2500m your welcome to watch. The first pair of F/A18's come in like that dropping flares, to warn that the next pair (already popping up) are coming in with live rounds to strafe the targets, you literally have 20mm cannon rounds going over your head:
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4107/5089568340_2566aa1840_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4108/5092791160_77d6af8a35_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 22, 2013, 05:55:09 AM
A few more from Axalp with some panning practice on the F5 Tigers:

7D+300/2.8 1/160th @ f/5.6  8)
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4151/5092795116_40b2a920b6_b.jpg)

1/320th  :D
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/5092198021_6658d5ae2b_b.jpg)

1/400th  :(
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4147/5092794806_ae9405b6a0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on December 22, 2013, 09:14:10 AM
Great shots Viper28  8)  Pleasure for my eyes. Looking forward to see more of them.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: propellerhead on December 22, 2013, 12:26:33 PM
Great thread, finally!   :) 

And great photographs!   :)


Please take a look at some pictures of mine:
1.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2412)
2.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2317)
3.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2356)
4.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2323)
5.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2363)
6.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2137)

Regards!
Leszek
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: WPJ on December 22, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
Great thread, finally!   :) 

And great photographs!   :)


Please take a look at some pictures of mine:
1.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2412)
2.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2317)
3.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2356)
4.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2323)
5.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2363)
6.
(http://www.foxtwo.pl/img/Fotografie_full.php?id=2137)

Regards!
Leszek

was the chopper in 4 upside down? Sweet..
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on December 22, 2013, 12:51:52 PM
Awesome. Great shots Sir. Well done Leszek.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: bob118 on December 22, 2013, 02:07:16 PM
I have a couple of more that I took at an Air Show a few years ago. Enjoy
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: wsmith96 on December 22, 2013, 04:59:04 PM
Canon T1i, 70-300 IS USM, 70mm, 1/320, F5.6, ISO 100.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: wsmith96 on December 22, 2013, 04:59:39 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8112107168_f5261a96bc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59783702@N02/8112107168/)
Running low on Gas? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59783702@N02/8112107168/#) by P A - Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/59783702@N02/), on Flickr
Sweet Pic!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: wsmith96 on December 22, 2013, 05:39:47 PM
I took my family to the Fort Worth airshow in 2009 right after getting my first (and only) dslr.  Don't laugh, but I thought they turned out good for having the camera for a couple of months before.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: WPJ on December 22, 2013, 05:51:54 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8112107168_f5261a96bc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59783702@N02/8112107168/)
Running low on Gas? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59783702@N02/8112107168/#) by P A - Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/59783702@N02/), on Flickr
Sweet Pic!

so what were you flying when you took this pic,  talent I tell ya a great pic at one of the toughest flight maneuvers in the world....you must have 6 arms and 4 eyes...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 23, 2013, 03:35:28 AM
Who's the daddy? well down low for shear weapons load the F15E is hard to beat. Heavy crop but this F15E of the 494th FW is loaded for bear. 6xGBU-10 LGB, Centreline GBU-24 LGB, AIM-9, AIM-120 and targeting pods! All at 500-feet, 500-knots and pulling G.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8571881401_231100f082_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7853289428_3547b1fd49_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7853258612_17b4e9af6b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on December 23, 2013, 06:26:11 AM
Thanks for posting again Viper28. Beautiful shots. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on December 24, 2013, 06:27:53 AM
I love this thread! I need to get to a low fly zone someday. Are schedules of flights taking place in these in the UK posted? Or is it luck/knowing personnel from an airbase?

Search for "mach loop". It's in Wales. RAF low flying route that draws in aircraft from all over the country. They've got other routes elsewhere in the country but the beauty of this one is that there are 'pinch points' that force the aircraft close to the valley sides (how close? close enough that a 300mm lens is fine), along with easy access for the likes of us to hike up and get level with, or even above, the aircraft.

The two points that most recommend going to are The Bwlch (good visability means plenty of warning of approaching aircraft) and Cad West (shots of aircraft banking onto their side). Both are easy to get to with nearby carparking.

They publish schedules. These bear no relation at all to what happens. Useless. Ignore them. Weather, maintenance, the whim of whoever is in charge... who knows. Note that they only fly these routes on weekdays.

This summer I unknowingly rented a lovely holiday cottage right underneath it. Hawks, Typhoons, Tornadoes and F-15s roaring over us at 250ft throughout the week. Best was the Hercules, banked at near 90 degrees 250ft above me. Absolutely awesome. Luckily the baby wasn't bothered at all by the noise.

Was a family holiday (with a new baby) so I had little chance to get any shots - spent one day up on a mountainside (with three other poor photogs) but that was the one day that nothing went up the valley  ::)

Basically what he says. The original C130 pics I posted are from the Bwlch (exit) and the Harrier ones from Cad West. The Mach Loop is part of the Low Fly Area-7 (LFA-7) in mid-Wales it covers all of Snowdonia but the north loop is a compression point. In the Lake District you have LFA-14 and there is another in Scotland (LFA-27 I think).

There is no published schedule for the LFA (the ones on line are for LFA-T which is different), it purely depends on operational requirements and weather. Usually flying is weekday daylight hours but they are also used at night (C130's in particular). What you see (if anything) is pure luck most of the time. Its a 200-mile each way trip for me (plus the climb) so I don't get there as much as I'd like

Looks like a 250 mile trip each way for me, so would probably go for a day or two as part of a holiday in that general area.

Hesbehindyou - Sounds like a great cottage to rent!

Shame about the lack of a confirmed schedule, but with that landscape around I wouldn't be short of things to look at or photograph!

Now to work out how to get a bit more focal length, been pondering a 1.4 or 2x converter. The only 300/400mm lenses I could afford would be the f4 or f5.6 respectively, and not for another year I think. I could rent, but I'd feel very annoyed if I did that and the day or two I spent there were the days no flying took place.

If planes are flying, do they just make one or two passes through, or is there a good few hours of flying?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Brian VA on December 24, 2013, 07:22:39 AM
I'm enjoying this thread and thought I would add a few of my own.  These were taken at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA (USA).
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on December 24, 2013, 01:41:58 PM
Now to work out how to get a bit more focal length, been pondering a 1.4 or 2x converter. The only 300/400mm lenses I could afford would be the f4 or f5.6 respectively, and not for another year I think. I could rent, but I'd feel very annoyed if I did that and the day or two I spent there were the days no flying took place.

If planes are flying, do they just make one or two passes through, or is there a good few hours of flying?

Nope this is the hobby from hell. By the book they are only allowed to pass the same point TWICE on a sortie (that's a bit flexible but few planes do more than two). It takes a Hawk about 3-minutes to get round the loop (its a one way flowed route). At most locations it will be in view for about 20-seconds and photographable for about 5-seconds. These days with the depleted RAF if you get 10 passes in a day your doing well. So for 8 hours up the hill (+ drive and climb time) you might see 2-minutes of action!

On a cropped body 300mm is fine for most locations, 400mm on a FF. If you stay low on Cad West or the lower shelf of the Bwlch you can get away with a 200mm on a crop

This is a 40D+200/2.8L from Cad West
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3591/3569182115_116bb2c6b2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on December 24, 2013, 02:02:28 PM
I'm enjoying this thread and thought I would add a few of my own.  These were taken at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA (USA).

Nice pictures Brian


...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on December 24, 2013, 06:19:09 PM
Now to work out how to get a bit more focal length, been pondering a 1.4 or 2x converter. The only 300/400mm lenses I could afford would be the f4 or f5.6 respectively, and not for another year I think. I could rent, but I'd feel very annoyed if I did that and the day or two I spent there were the days no flying took place.

If planes are flying, do they just make one or two passes through, or is there a good few hours of flying?

Nope this is the hobby from hell. By the book they are only allowed to pass the same point TWICE on a sortie (that's a bit flexible but few planes do more than two). It takes a Hawk about 3-minutes to get round the loop (its a one way flowed route). At most locations it will be in view for about 20-seconds and photographable for about 5-seconds. These days with the depleted RAF if you get 10 passes in a day your doing well. So for 8 hours up the hill (+ drive and climb time) you might see 2-minutes of action!

On a cropped body 300mm is fine for most locations, 400mm on a FF. If you stay low on Cad West or the lower shelf of the Bwlch you can get away with a 200mm on a crop

This is a 40D+200/2.8L from Cad West
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3591/3569182115_116bb2c6b2_o.jpg)

Is that photo cropped?

I highly doubt I would spend 8 hours on the hill. I haven't got the patience! I suspect airshows are more my scene, although the proximity you get on the Mach loop is highly tempting.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: V8Beast on January 09, 2014, 10:36:42 PM
Some amazing shots in this thread! Great work all around!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: TexPhoto on January 09, 2014, 11:28:34 PM
Axalp is a yearly firepower demo by the Swiss airforce, primarily over two days. If your willing to climb up to the range at 2500m your welcome to watch. The first pair of F/A18's come in like that dropping flares, to warn that the next pair (already popping up) are coming in with live rounds to strafe the targets, you literally have 20mm cannon rounds going over your head:

They are making Swiss Cheese out of that target.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on January 16, 2014, 03:52:34 AM
Reno Air Races 2013
5D Mark III  24-105L
Yes, this really happened(not Photoshopped)
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/1186709_10201392338803300_1438046435_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: tomscott on January 16, 2014, 04:37:33 AM
Spitfires at Silverstone Classics

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/9668976294_4d3bc7d4fb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9668976294/)
Spitfire Display, Silverstone Classics 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9668976294/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9668976466_e830052a0c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9668976466/)
TSP_SC (429 of 191) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9668976466/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/9668977126_e914035e85_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9668977126/)
TSP_SC (428 of 191) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/9668977126/#) by TomScottPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomscottphotography/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on January 16, 2014, 06:14:48 AM
Reno Air Races 2013
5D Mark III  24-105L
Yes, this really happened(not Photoshopped)


Lovely shot...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on January 17, 2014, 02:43:05 AM
F-86 Sunset
California Capital Airshow
5D Mark III Canon 24-105L
(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1266832_10201533772259048_394184992_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajf on January 17, 2014, 08:14:04 AM
This shot might not compare with many of the images that have been posted, but it has a nice story behind it.  My mother-in-law was a flight mechanic in WW2, and has a thing about Spitfires.  For her 90th birthday, we put her up in a helicopter alongside one.  This is the pilot waving at her.  (The shot is my son's, not mine.)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on January 17, 2014, 04:03:48 PM
Hi ajf.
First I would like to say I think it is a good picture for a couple of reasons, first the back story is fantastic, second the aircraft is pretty nicely exposed, and crisp enough to see the pilot waving most imprortant, the exhaust following a spiral course across and down the fuselage and that the pilot either had full right stick, unlikely, or full flaps so the chopper could keep up, more likely..
I hope you got a really good rate for your mother in law to do this as we owe so much to ladies like her who put themselves at risk to get the planes back in the air, often taking no more precaution than putting on their tin hat when most other civilians would be taking to a shelter, I'm pleased to hear that at the great age of 90 she was well enough to take to the air to see such a sight.
Do you know where it was done, and is the pilot called Charlie Brown?

Cheers Graham.

This shot might not compare with many of the images that have been posted, but it has a nice story behind it.  My mother-in-law was a flight mechanic in WW2, and has a thing about Spitfires.  For her 90th birthday, we put her up in a helicopter alongside one.  This is the pilot waving at her.  (The shot is my son's, not mine.)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajf on January 18, 2014, 04:36:43 AM
Thanks, Graham.

It was at Lydd in Kent.  Charlie Brown was on the ground, talking about Spitfires, but he didn't fly this one.  I'm afraid I can't remember the pilot's name.

Hi ajf.
First I would like to say I think it is a good picture for a couple of reasons, first the back story is fantastic, second the aircraft is pretty nicely exposed, and crisp enough to see the pilot waving most imprortant, the exhaust following a spiral course across and down the fuselage and that the pilot either had full right stick, unlikely, or full flaps so the chopper could keep up, more likely..
I hope you got a really good rate for your mother in law to do this as we owe so much to ladies like her who put themselves at risk to get the planes back in the air, often taking no more precaution than putting on their tin hat when most other civilians would be taking to a shelter, I'm pleased to hear that at the great age of 90 she was well enough to take to the air to see such a sight.
Do you know where it was done, and is the pilot called Charlie Brown?

Cheers Graham.

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on January 18, 2014, 06:16:27 AM
Hi ajf.
Thanks for that, funny thing is, I was looking through all my car show folders last night looking for pics of a friend, and found some pics of this aircraft with I think Charlie Brown on the ground at an airshow at Sandown Isle of Wight where we also had a car display. I spent a while talking to Charlie Brown about Spitfires, and found him to be a very pleasant person to chat with, he also showed interest in our cars, we got talking about our Spitfire, of the Triumph variety and how they advertised the car with "the Spitfire". He said that if we could get permission from the airfield he would love to recreate the add with us, needless to say I couldn't find anyone from the airfield with the authority to allow this!
I intend to post some of my pics to various posts if I can work out an easy way without having to resize every image.

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Lamper on January 18, 2014, 06:32:54 AM
Some from Farnborough Airshow last year....

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/4834871873_83786842ca_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4106/4835533414_dc255d6626_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4144/4835493130_b29f03a9f9_b.jpg)

Hope you like them...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: TexPhoto on January 19, 2014, 12:15:29 AM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11973931925_cf0ab9ed80_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11973931925/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11973931925/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/11974932206_5fb92f9a85_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11974932206/)
REX_7114 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11974932206/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/11974518634_1ba5f3e0d3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11974518634/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11974518634/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/11974816476_a6ac3b2121_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11974816476/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/11974816476/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: TexPhoto on January 19, 2014, 12:18:23 AM
Some from Farnborough Airshow last year....

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4106/4835533414_dc255d6626_z.jpg)

Hope you like them...

Love the Vulcan!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on February 02, 2014, 01:52:22 PM
Hi Folks.
Well I threatened to post some, I am in awe of some of your pictures, looking down on Hercules, out the back of a tanker at the drogue, out the front of a jet at the tanker and drogue.
So here are my efforts.

Vulcan bomber.
40D Sigma 150-500@247mm 1/500 f9.0 ISO 400
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3729/12221152225_3000d69140_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12221152225/)
IMG_3934 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12221152225/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

40D Sigma 150-500@150 1/400 f8.0 ISO 400
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/12221240394_2efba4b115_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12221240394/)
IMG_3961 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12221240394/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

40D Sigma 150-500@500mm 1/800s f11.0 ISO 400
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/12220764705_80d88c543d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12220764705/)
IMG_3970 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12220764705/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

40D Sigma 150-500@500mm 1/800s f11.0 ISO 400
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7309/12221142234_418d5158cc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12221142234/)
IMG_3973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12221142234/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Coolhandchuck on February 02, 2014, 02:46:02 PM
Still operational B-25 mitchell during preflight checks.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on February 04, 2014, 06:53:08 AM
Looking forward to this event at the start of March :D  100 years as a continuously operating military airbase is a pretty significant achievement. 

http://www.airforce.gov.au/Interact/Displays/Air-Shows/?RAAF-iBBIZGwstZ874cZM/cfL/Idc+u6Ro5VF (http://www.airforce.gov.au/Interact/Displays/Air-Shows/?RAAF-iBBIZGwstZ874cZM/cfL/Idc+u6Ro5VF)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 03, 2014, 01:39:45 AM
Here are some from the Centenary of Military Aviation in Australia at the weekend.  The first flight was at Point Cook (RAAF Williams)  by a Bristol Box Kite on March 2 1914 at 7.40am.  The flight was replicated on Saturday but not open to the public (damn!).  Pt Cook is the oldest continuously operating air base in the world although these days it is mostly a museum.

It wasn't a great day for shooting with the light very flat and dark grey skies.

In the photos - Sopwith Pup, Stinson and Beechcraft Staggerwing.  CAC Mustang (Australian built version).   Roulettes Aerobatics team's PC9s.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 03, 2014, 01:49:01 AM
a few more

In the photos - Southern Knight's Harvards perform over a C17 wing. Australian made Winjeel and CT4 trainers. Hudson supported by a Boomerang and a P40 Kittyhawk.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 03, 2014, 02:15:46 AM
In the photos - CAC Wirraway (Australian development of the same design that led to the Harvard/Texan). Spitfire.  P51 Mustang, Gloster Meteor and CAC Sabre (Australian development of the F86 built with a Rolls Royce Avon engine).

All airborne shots taken with a 5dIII and the new Tamron 150-600.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 04, 2014, 08:07:53 PM
Hi Roo.
Lovely series of pictures, good subjects, nice framing and crisp focus. I guess the Tamron is ok then!

Cheers Graham.

In the photos - CAC Wirraway (Australian development of the same design that led to the Harvard/Texan). Spitfire.  P51 Mustang, Gloster Meteor and CAC Sabre (Australian development of the F86 built with a Rolls Royce Avon engine).

All airborne shots taken with a 5dIII and the new Tamron 150-600.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on March 05, 2014, 01:48:39 PM
Some great shots already on here:

First trip of the year and feeling a little rusty. Weather was a bit iffy as well

#1
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/12950152995_d587f1ae71_b.jpg)

#2
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3811/12950569884_8776b490de_b.jpg)

#3
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/12950568204_abc53bebee_b.jpg)

#4 - bit of artistic license on this one....
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2822/12950569084_1fb4c6b1a7_b.jpg)

#5
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/12950281183_6e8d38f927_b.jpg)

#6
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/12950149985_1ef6e19caf_b.jpg)

#7
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/12950566074_e23671e4b9_b.jpg)

#8
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/12950147155_f504060feb_b.jpg)

#9
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/12950564694_f69824fbaf_b.jpg)

#10
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/12950277733_565dec7cfe_b.jpg)

#11
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/12950277143_39c0f4a599_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 05, 2014, 02:34:45 PM
Hi Roo.
Lovely series of pictures, good subjects, nice framing and crisp focus. I guess the Tamron is ok then!

Cheers Graham.

Thanks Graham!  The Tammy has answered every question I've asked of it so far.  That wasn't great light to shoot in at the weekend but it still pulled it off
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2014, 04:37:40 AM
Hi Viper.
Yeah right, rusty, bad weather excuse for..... Excellent pics! ;D
I'd like to take pics like that on my best day, perfect health, perfect frame of mind, perfect weather, it still wouldn't happen!

Cheers Graham.


Some great shots already on here:

First trip of the year and feeling a little rusty. Weather was a bit iffy as well


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2014, 04:39:53 AM
Hi Viper.
Yeah right, rusty, bad weather excuse for..... Excellent pics! ;D
I'd like to take pics like that on my best day, perfect health, perfect frame of mind, perfect weather, it still wouldn't happen!

Cheers Graham.


Some great shots already on here:

First trip of the year and feeling a little rusty. Weather was a bit iffy as well


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2014, 04:41:45 AM
Hi Roo.
And a few more great pics just to prove a point.

Cheers Graham.


Hi Roo.
Lovely series of pictures, good subjects, nice framing and crisp focus. I guess the Tamron is ok then!

Cheers Graham.

Thanks Graham!  The Tammy has answered every question I've asked of it so far.  That wasn't great light to shoot in at the weekend but it still pulled it off
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: TexPhoto on March 12, 2014, 06:22:52 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/13114021853_2661ed8f93_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/13114021853/)
REX50056 3eh (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/13114021853/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2536/13114019363_9582d81e42_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/13114019363/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/13114019363/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/13113910935_573f58a41f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/13113910935/)
REX16387h (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/13113910935/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 14, 2014, 03:56:02 AM
Tex, great job!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: philmoz on March 14, 2014, 04:16:26 AM
In the photos - CAC Wirraway (Australian development of the same design that led to the Harvard/Texan). Spitfire.  P51 Mustang, Gloster Meteor and CAC Sabre (Australian development of the F86 built with a Rolls Royce Avon engine).

All airborne shots taken with a 5dIII and the new Tamron 150-600.

Excellent shots.

I say many of these planes at Tyabb last Sunday; but I didn't have as much success as you had.
I struggled to hand hold the Tamron at 600mm and keep the planes in the viewfinder - need a bit more practice (and some weight training) :)

I managed to catch this one (I think it's the Sopwith Pup).
(http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/52/802752/1/154786930.Vvj7bUQb.1403091225007.jpg)

I noticed a bit of CA around the elevator edges on your Spitfire image - did you turn on the CA removal option in LR? I find this works quite well on the Tamron.

Phil.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 14, 2014, 04:41:39 AM
In the photos - CAC Wirraway (Australian development of the same design that led to the Harvard/Texan). Spitfire.  P51 Mustang, Gloster Meteor and CAC Sabre (Australian development of the F86 built with a Rolls Royce Avon engine).

All airborne shots taken with a 5dIII and the new Tamron 150-600.

Excellent shots.

I say many of these planes at Tyabb last Sunday; but I didn't have as much success as you had.
I struggled to hand hold the Tamron at 600mm and keep the planes in the viewfinder - need a bit more practice (and some weight training) :)

I managed to catch this one (I think it's the Sopwith Pup).
(http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/52/802752/1/154786930.Vvj7bUQb.1403091225007.jpg)

I noticed a bit of CA around the elevator edges on your Spitfire image - did you turn on the CA removal option in LR? I find this works quite well on the Tamron.

Phil.

Great shot!  I'm not usually a fan of black and white, but it works here...has a silvery look to it, too.  Did you know those planes had the whole engine spin with the propeller?  That's why they crashed so easily on takeoff.  Too much gyroscopic effect, then if they turned the wrong direction, they just went into a spin.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 14, 2014, 09:20:02 AM
Did you know those planes had the whole engine spin with the propeller?  That's why they crashed so easily on takeoff.  Too much gyroscopic effect, then if they turned the wrong direction, they just went into a spin.

Thanks, interesting information.



Old biplane looks always good in B&W. Well done philmoz.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 14, 2014, 09:28:42 AM
In the photos - CAC Wirraway (Australian development of the same design that led to the Harvard/Texan). Spitfire.  P51 Mustang, Gloster Meteor and CAC Sabre (Australian development of the F86 built with a Rolls Royce Avon engine).

All airborne shots taken with a 5dIII and the new Tamron 150-600.

Excellent shots.

I say many of these planes at Tyabb last Sunday; but I didn't have as much success as you had.
I struggled to hand hold the Tamron at 600mm and keep the planes in the viewfinder - need a bit more practice (and some weight training) :)

I managed to catch this one (I think it's the Sopwith Pup).
(http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/52/802752/1/154786930.Vvj7bUQb.1403091225007.jpg)

I noticed a bit of CA around the elevator edges on your Spitfire image - did you turn on the CA removal option in LR? I find this works quite well on the Tamron.

Phil.

Thanks.  Spot on with the Spitfire - in my haste to get it out I missed the lens adjustment after resetting the image d'oh!  Lovely shot of the Sopwith!  Stick with the practice and weight training - you will get plenty of great images from the lens. 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 16, 2014, 09:25:51 PM
Hi folks.
Lots of great pics people,
Rex, great shots of a mighty impressive plane, I need to ask how low overhead was it when it passed over you for the third shot, coming in to land or taking off, did you have to duck?

This problem basically went away for years but returned on planes like the Spitfire and ME109, but in these instances it was pure torque (well maybe a just a little gyroscopic progression) combined with their extremely narrow undercarriage.

Biplane does look good in b/w.

Cheers Graham.

Did you know those planes had the whole engine spin with the propeller?  That's why they crashed so easily on takeoff.  Too much gyroscopic effect, then if they turned the wrong direction, they just went into a spin.

Thanks, interesting information.



Old biplane looks always good in B&W. Well done philmoz.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sporgon on March 17, 2014, 03:35:24 AM
I managed to catch this one (I think it's the Sopwith Pup).
(http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/52/802752/1/154786930.Vvj7bUQb.1403091225007.jpg)


Phil.

Nice shot of the Pup. I presume you must have shot this in Oz because D4170 is an Australian replica. This one uses a radial engine instead of the original 80 hp rotary - as nearly all the replicas do, so although it's nice to see them flying you don't get to hear the original sound, which basically sounds is if the engine is dying and about to cut out even when running normally !

By to days standards, in Britain at least, the original Pup would qualify as a microlight, so you wouldn't need a full PPL to fly one !
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 17, 2014, 04:36:57 AM
By to days standards, in Britain at least, the original Pup would qualify as a microlight, so you wouldn't need a full PPL to fly one !

Funny that you wouldn't need a full licence to fly a difficult plane.  Its too hard to regulate for every eventuality but that's one that could contribute to the Darwin awards :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ankarback on March 17, 2014, 07:20:03 AM
Really love to see all the great war plane photos in this post. Here's some photos I took a couple of years ago at the Flying Legends airshow in Duxford, England.

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/liberator.jpg)
B-24 liberator

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/m_saulnier.jpg)
French Morane Saulnier

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/me109.jpg)
Spanish made ME-109 with Merlin engine at startup

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/sally_b.jpg)
B-17 Sally B

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/yak.jpg)
Russian Yak-9

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/p38.jpg)
Red Bull's P-38

/Johan
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 17, 2014, 07:25:47 AM
Really love to see all the great war plane photos in this post. Here's some photos I took a couple of years ago at the Flying Legends airshow in Duxford, England.

Great series ankarback. I especially like the 3rd one.

...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: UroDoc on March 17, 2014, 02:21:23 PM
Really love to see all the great war plane photos in this post. Here's some photos I took a couple of years ago at the Flying Legends airshow in Duxford, England.

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/liberator.jpg)
B-24 liberator

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/m_saulnier.jpg)
French Morane Saulnier

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/me109.jpg)
Spanish made ME-109 with Merlin engine at startup

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/sally_b.jpg)
B-17 Sally B

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/yak.jpg)
Russian Yak-9

(http://www.jasplace.se/planes/p38.jpg)
Red Bull's P-38

/Johan

I'm fairly certain that the first picture is not a B-24 Liberator but an Avro Lancaster.  The cockpit glass is not correct for the B-24, the B-24 did not have a Gun turrent on the top in the main body, and the 4 engines in the picture are Rolls Royce Merlins which were on the Lancaster. If you Google B-24  Liberator pictures and Avro Lancaster pictures you can see the difference.

In any event great looking pictures.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: fredericsiffert on March 17, 2014, 02:50:47 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/10173244713_cf4ed34a13_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173244713/)
EQ8Q7348 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173244713/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/10173019404_e906cf315f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173019404/)
EQ8Q6989 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173019404/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8414/10173245923_b29f1c962f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173245923/)
EQ8Q7303 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173245923/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2822/10173208026_7aca4cd5ef_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173208026/)
EQ8Q6679 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10173208026/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/10172997184_322da43751_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10172997184/)
EQ8Q7515 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/10172997184/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on March 17, 2014, 03:43:44 PM
fredericsiffert - Wow!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on March 17, 2014, 03:51:12 PM
I'm fairly certain that the first picture is not a B-24 Liberator but an Avro Lancaster.  The cockpit glass is not correct for the B-24, the B-24 did not have a Gun turrent on the top in the main body, and the 4 engines in the picture are Rolls Royce Merlins which were on the Lancaster. If you Google B-24  Liberator pictures and Avro Lancaster pictures you can see the difference.

In any event great looking pictures.

There's no dooubt its a Lanc, http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/lancasterphanofruhr.cfm (http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/lancasterphanofruhr.cfm)
Later clasified BQ-B
Love the ME and YAK shots
The air to air shots on this thread are absolutly stunning
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 17, 2014, 04:43:15 PM
Awesome shots Frederic.   8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 18, 2014, 01:21:53 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10113032526_25130f5fb6_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/10214894265_ddc5b06f73_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6913221815_a95a26a60d_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7127473425_bdbec57a09_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ankarback on March 18, 2014, 01:55:40 PM

I'm fairly certain that the first picture is not a B-24 Liberator but an Avro Lancaster.  The cockpit glass is not correct for the B-24, the B-24 did not have a Gun turrent on the top in the main body, and the 4 engines in the picture are Rolls Royce Merlins which were on the Lancaster. If you Google B-24  Liberator pictures and Avro Lancaster pictures you can see the difference.

In any event great looking pictures.

Yes, you are right. I took the pictures 3 years ago and I've forgot what it was. Now when you mention it I see it's pretty obvious since the plane has brittish markings, not american.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ankarback on March 18, 2014, 01:57:21 PM
Really love to see all the great war plane photos in this post. Here's some photos I took a couple of years ago at the Flying Legends airshow in Duxford, England.

Great series ankarback. I especially like the 3rd one.

...And welcome to CR  :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sporgon on March 18, 2014, 02:08:34 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10113032526_25130f5fb6_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/10214894265_ddc5b06f73_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6913221815_a95a26a60d_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7127473425_bdbec57a09_b.jpg)

Fantastic shots ! Especially the last one second to last one  ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: GuyF on March 18, 2014, 02:59:43 PM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7127473425_bdbec57a09_b.jpg)


If she's a pilot then I think some airforces have taken a lax view on safety. Those heels would not be suitable in an emergency situation.

I'm suitably disgusted.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on March 18, 2014, 04:09:05 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7127473425_bdbec57a09_b.jpg)
If she's a pilot then I think some airforces have taken a lax view on safety. Those heels would not be suitable in an emergency situation.
I'm suitably disgusted.
Looks like she is a stewardess. ::) If she does during a flight, can crash the plane. :P
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 18, 2014, 05:41:01 PM
Thanks for the nice comments/observations  8)
I guess I shouldn't post the other airshow babe shot.  It's much worse.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: brad-man on March 18, 2014, 07:50:58 PM
Thanks for the nice comments/observations  8)
I guess I shouldn't post the other airshow babe shot.  It's much worse.

Oh you are new here. Post away!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Jim Saunders on March 18, 2014, 11:17:52 PM
Good light, bad light:

Jim
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 19, 2014, 03:29:13 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10113032526_25130f5fb6_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/10214894265_ddc5b06f73_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6913221815_a95a26a60d_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7127473425_bdbec57a09_b.jpg)
I see you saved the best for the last  ;) ... superb images
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 19, 2014, 06:43:44 AM
Thanks for the nice comments/observations  8)
I guess I shouldn't post the other airshow babe shot.  It's much worse.

how badly out of focus could it be? :D

Great shots btw :)

Not an airshow as such but some shots from last weekend's Australian F1 Grand Prix.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 19, 2014, 09:44:41 PM
Hi Keith. 
Now you know it's not nice to tease people, you can't leave dozens of minds wondering what can be so bad, if it's really bad you may need a NSFW rating!  ;)
So come on stop teasing and show us.... Pulease! ;D
BTW nice set of pics, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Thanks for the nice comments/observations  8)
I guess I shouldn't post the other airshow babe shot.  It's much worse.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 20, 2014, 04:11:12 AM
OK, OK!  It's a crappy shot though.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8028873393_66982e744d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sporgon on March 20, 2014, 04:14:36 AM
OK, OK!  It's a crappy shot though.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8028873393_66982e744d_b.jpg)

Hmmmm, me thinks American air shows are more interesting than British ones..... ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 20, 2014, 04:37:35 AM
OK, OK!  It's a crappy shot though.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8028873393_66982e744d_b.jpg)
Dude never underestimate the power in the images of a hot ch!ck with bare minimum clothing ... when it comes to such photos, there is no such thing as a "crappy shot", all are awesome and most welcomed, coz with such images you make many hearts glad ;D ;D
If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 20, 2014, 08:29:45 AM
...
If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D

+1  :)

Thanks for the nice looking girl.   8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: mackguyver on March 20, 2014, 10:37:15 AM
...
If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D

+1  :)

Thanks for the nice looking girl.   8)
There's a girl in the photo?  I guess I was too busy looking at the old hand riveting ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: tolusina on March 20, 2014, 12:31:23 PM
.......
There's a girl in the photo?  I guess I was too busy looking at the old hand riveting ;)
Cue Frank Drebin;
"Nice Rivets!"
Girl;
"Thanks, just had them hand hammered!"
 

 
 
 
.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: mackguyver on March 20, 2014, 12:54:55 PM
.......
There's a girl in the photo?  I guess I was too busy looking at the old hand riveting ;)
Cue Frank Drebin;
"Nice Rivets!"
Girl;
"Thanks, just had them hand hammered!"
 .
LOL!!!  Great and I miss old Leslie Nielsen - and the "friendly" OJ.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 20, 2014, 02:48:43 PM
...
If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D

+1  :)

Thanks for the nice looking girl.   8)

LOL!  Maybe I should just link you to my website's "Babes Gallery" and be done messing around.  There are a couple of airplanes in there, but the bikers babes seem to dominate.  Of course, there is this one photo of Natalie's tattoo that doesn't seem to fit into any category.  :o  http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910 (http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910) 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: GuyF on March 20, 2014, 03:04:19 PM

Dude never underestimate the power in the images of a hot ch!ck with bare minimum clothing ... when it comes to such photos, there is no such thing as a "crappy shot", all are awesome and most welcomed, coz with such images you make many hearts glad ;D ;D
If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D

Hold on a minute. On another thread you slammed me for suggesting it's easy to take great landscape shots on a very picturesque island with a medium format camera yet here you claim there's no such thing as a "crappy shot" when it comes to young women wearing next to nothing. What sort of creep would make such a statement? I'm sure you're quite a hit with the girls.

Hey, you didn't post that just to get a reaction, did you? I wonder what the moderators would make of it.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 20, 2014, 10:35:57 PM
I guess the linked worked.  Natalie's new tattoo seems to be quite popular.
No, no airplane in that one.  Sorry for cropping the photo a bit.  ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on March 21, 2014, 03:43:07 AM
LOL!  Maybe I should just link you to my website's "Babes Gallery" and be done messing around.  There are a couple of airplanes in there, but the bikers babes seem to dominate.  Of course, there is this one photo of Natalie's tattoo that doesn't seem to fit into any category.  :o  http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910 (http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910)

Interesting shots there. Apart from the women, I especially liked the F-22 Raptor. Great shot!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 21, 2014, 05:19:08 AM

Dude never underestimate the power in the images of a hot ch!ck with bare minimum clothing ... when it comes to such photos, there is no such thing as a "crappy shot", all are awesome and most welcomed, coz with such images you make many hearts glad ;D ;D
If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D

Hold on a minute. On another thread you slammed me for suggesting it's easy to take great landscape shots on a very picturesque island with a medium format camera yet here you claim there's no such thing as a "crappy shot" when it comes to young women wearing next to nothing. What sort of creep would make such a statement? I'm sure you're quite a hit with the girls.

Hey, you didn't post that just to get a reaction, did you? I wonder what the moderators would make of it.
I see that you don't know how to discuss two different topics separately in their own threads ... nor do you seem to know what is said in humor and what is not. ::) And don't be too concerned about me being a "hit with the girls" - if you have any doubts about your ability, in that department, just hone your skills instead of resorting to school boy tactics and stop carrying grudges and move on. Just for the record, over on the other thread you were belittling a 72 year senior professional photographer - for which you had several members reacting very strongly to your statements. http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20005.0 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20005.0)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 21, 2014, 05:34:16 AM
There's no reason to attack Rienz.  The guys on here like to look at attractive female models, big surprise.  I do too...but I'd rather just look at...well...it starts with a "p", and has 3 other letters !!

To feign outrage and spout charges of sexism, if you're a guy...I mean dude, let's be real here, and not be hypocritical.  Sure, this thread has degenerated into a hot girlie thread for the last couple of pages, but it will likely return to normal soon enough.

I feel qualified to call attention when I see others' tempers flaring...because mine never has, nor have any of these nice gentlemen ever piled on me :).  It's just the a-holes that I grow tired of!!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 21, 2014, 06:04:05 AM
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
TBM at the Nevada County Airfest
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_b.jpg)

P-38 Lightning

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/9046134542_27b38d5a74_b.jpg)

USAF Thunderbird

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7572589412_2f3f292e85_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 21, 2014, 06:10:56 AM
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
;D ;D ;D ... wise move. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on March 21, 2014, 07:36:24 AM
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
TBM at the Nevada County Airfest
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_b.jpg)

USAF Thunderbird

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7572589412_2f3f292e85_b.jpg)

Nice shots! Have you already posted your shots of the F-22 Raptor? Looked great on your website.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on March 21, 2014, 09:57:18 AM
...If you have more such photos and are in doubt of their quality, just post them here and I/we will be the judge (and I shall guarantee that they will all recieve positive feedback) ;D
+1  :) Thanks for the nice looking girl.   8)
LOL!  Maybe I should just link you to my website's "Babes Gallery" and be done messing around.  There are a couple of airplanes in there, but the bikers babes seem to dominate.  Of course, there is this one photo of Natalie's tattoo that doesn't seem to fit into any category.  :o  http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910 (http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910)
I am very grateful for the link. ;) Dude, you have events with great animation of airplanes and motorcycles. :-*
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: IMG_0001 on March 21, 2014, 03:18:04 PM
Good job everyone, some extremely nice pictures here!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
TBM at the Nevada County Airfest
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_b.jpg)
...

And wow this plane looks like it has seen war! Well, it must have but I mean... look at how banged the plane looks! the guy who invented flush riveting would be angry against the custom aerodynamic on that Avenger. (Or was the waving bodywork meant to improve camouflage over the ocean?)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 21, 2014, 04:54:32 PM
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...

 ;D


Very nice series Keith. I especially like the F16  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 21, 2014, 05:49:00 PM
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
TBM at the Nevada County Airfest
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_b.jpg)

P-38 Lightning

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/9046134542_27b38d5a74_b.jpg)

USAF Thunderbird

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7572589412_2f3f292e85_b.jpg)

great shots again Keith! :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 21, 2014, 06:03:29 PM
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
great shots again Keith! :)

Thanks :)  If you are on Facebook, just copy/paste my name into FB search.  Lots of stuff there. :)  Keith Breazeal
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 21, 2014, 06:05:30 PM
Power Shot G15 LOL!  I only have a G12 :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: icassell on March 21, 2014, 10:28:17 PM
The two lightnings (P-38 and F35A) at Luke AFB Airshow
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: icassell on March 21, 2014, 10:30:51 PM
A couple of Sabres (F-86) .... Luke AFB Airshow
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on March 22, 2014, 03:08:02 AM

These were taking a while ago on a sortie with the 310th Fighter Squadron out of Luke AFB - Tophats rule!

All taken with a 1D MkIII with a 24-105mm f/4L IS.

(http://s20.postimg.org/6egt0ee8t/ER_3227.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/o8cb1oxb1/ER_3491.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/m8niqnz19/ER_3356.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/tm2wpmj31/ER_2740.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on March 22, 2014, 04:09:00 AM
ErikNZ: do you fly these for a living? I am currently green with envy! Some great shots there, well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on March 22, 2014, 05:20:13 AM
ErikNZ: do you fly these for a living? I am currently green with envy! Some great shots there, well done.

Thanks! As to your question - no, I'm not a fighter pilot, I wish! I'm only a mere aviation photographer who gets (very) lucky once in a while  :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on March 22, 2014, 05:30:23 AM
Awesome Viper pictures ErikNZ  :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on March 22, 2014, 08:07:39 AM
ErikNZ: do you fly these for a living? I am currently green with envy! Some great shots there, well done.

Thanks! As to your question - no, I'm not a fighter pilot, I wish! I'm only a mere aviation photographer who gets (very) lucky once in a while  :D

What aircraft have you flown in to take those and other shots?

I must admit that one day I hope to be a passenger in a fighter jet, must be one amazing experience and something you never forget.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 22, 2014, 08:12:16 AM

These were taking a while ago on a sortie with the 310th Fighter Squadron out of Luke AFB - Tophats rule!

All taken with a 1D MkIII with a 24-105mm f/4L IS.


Awesome. Great shots Erik.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: krisbell on March 22, 2014, 03:19:58 PM
While I like to think of myself as a wildlife photographer I actually work in the private jet charter industry so this thread is probably more suited to me than any other! For what its worth, a few of my shots from shows and from work...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 22, 2014, 04:16:38 PM
While I like to think of myself as a wildlife photographer I actually work in the private jet charter industry so this thread is probably more suited to me than any other! For what its worth, a few of my shots from shows and from work...

I love the last one. Beautiful image.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on March 22, 2014, 05:00:55 PM
There are two threads in CR which just keep me coming back for more, this and 'Show your Bird Portraits'

The photography in both are wonderful.


Keith, absolutely lovin your photography. Your thoughts on The Galloping Ghost are very poignant.
I remember when the great Mark Hanna died, a hero of mine, it's a sober reminder of the fragility of these beautiful aircraft and the passion of the pilots that fly them.

On a lighter note that ISS image is superb!
http://www.kbvp.com/photo/iss-international-space-station-moon-flyby-photo-instructions (http://www.kbvp.com/photo/iss-international-space-station-moon-flyby-photo-instructions)

Regards
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Scott_McPhee on March 22, 2014, 05:50:11 PM
Some of mine - enjoy....

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7073/7300394140_56db6ef432_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300394140/)
Typhoon rising (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300394140/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7300421110_ba54e07b66_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300421110/)
Moody Kat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300421110/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/8805540216_2201da5e7e_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/8805540216/)
Into Battle.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/8805540216/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/9309048073_9c6d3c2266_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309048073/)
Ready.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309048073/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9309045975_aedf26a0cc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309045975/)
Super Sharp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309045975/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9392433790_23f3200899_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9392433790/)
East Fortune 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9392433790/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/9389650403_9fd700dbea_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9389650403/)
East Fortune 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9389650403/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/9517022155_827dbf141f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517022155/)
Up again! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517022155/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/9517020423_e34acacfc5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517020423/)
Over! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517020423/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9519795622_ea74acb0f9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9519795622/)
Clean lines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9519795622/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9527645205_2f0e94a8d4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9527645205/)
Swordfish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9527645205/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/9697098775_cee138f059_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9697098775/)
Silhouette (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9697098775/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9700923746_a3d750c2ee_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9700923746/)
Formation Flypast (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9700923746/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/9710422577_78810f93d4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710422577/)
Into Battle II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710422577/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9713656014_51f05d1c86_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713656014/)
Into Battle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713656014/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9710418853_776824cf9c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710418853/)
Into War.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710418853/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/9716866254_0d520d121c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9716866254/)
Red into pink (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9716866254/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/9713631541_9651ba92ee_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713631541/)
Red into blue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713631541/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9720423799_5e108b275d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9720423799/)
Cat comes home.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9720423799/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9723733120_0fe44e9dbc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9723733120/)
Twister! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9723733120/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/9724870003_477f276609_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9724870003/)
Arrows fly.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9724870003/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/9728290540_201b33ab5a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9728290540/)
One for the reds.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9728290540/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/9763130691_cc58fde0c4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9763130691/)
Break! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9763130691/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 22, 2014, 06:48:12 PM
Some of mine - enjoy....


Awesome series. Well done Scott.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: PhotographerJim on March 22, 2014, 09:02:47 PM
Slight change of country: F/A18C's of the Swiss Airforce at the Axalp demo(and this one you have to climb to 7,000-feet for):

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4084/5089591948_46b971ba96_b.jpg)


Such an incredible shot!  :D  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 23, 2014, 12:29:24 AM
ErikNZ: do you fly these for a living? I am currently green with envy! Some great shots there, well done.

Thanks! As to your question - no, I'm not a fighter pilot, I wish! I'm only a mere aviation photographer who gets (very) lucky once in a while  :D
COOL 8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 23, 2014, 09:22:01 AM
Some of mine - enjoy....

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7073/7300394140_56db6ef432_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300394140/)
Typhoon rising (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300394140/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7300421110_ba54e07b66_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300421110/)
Moody Kat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/7300421110/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/8805540216_2201da5e7e_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/8805540216/)
Into Battle.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/8805540216/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/9309048073_9c6d3c2266_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309048073/)
Ready.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309048073/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9309045975_aedf26a0cc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309045975/)
Super Sharp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9309045975/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9392433790_23f3200899_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9392433790/)
East Fortune 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9392433790/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/9389650403_9fd700dbea_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9389650403/)
East Fortune 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9389650403/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/9517022155_827dbf141f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517022155/)
Up again! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517022155/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/9517020423_e34acacfc5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517020423/)
Over! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9517020423/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9519795622_ea74acb0f9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9519795622/)
Clean lines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9519795622/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9527645205_2f0e94a8d4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9527645205/)
Swordfish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9527645205/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/9697098775_cee138f059_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9697098775/)
Silhouette (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9697098775/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9700923746_a3d750c2ee_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9700923746/)
Formation Flypast (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9700923746/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/9710422577_78810f93d4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710422577/)
Into Battle II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710422577/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/9713656014_51f05d1c86_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713656014/)
Into Battle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713656014/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/9710418853_776824cf9c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710418853/)
Into War.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9710418853/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/9716866254_0d520d121c_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9716866254/)
Red into pink (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9716866254/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/9713631541_9651ba92ee_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713631541/)
Red into blue (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9713631541/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9720423799_5e108b275d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9720423799/)
Cat comes home.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9720423799/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9723733120_0fe44e9dbc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9723733120/)
Twister! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9723733120/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/9724870003_477f276609_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9724870003/)
Arrows fly.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9724870003/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/9728290540_201b33ab5a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9728290540/)
One for the reds.... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9728290540/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/9763130691_cc58fde0c4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9763130691/)
Break! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott_mcphee/9763130691/#) by Scott_McPhee (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott_mcphee/), on Flickr
WOW! Those are some EPIC images.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on March 23, 2014, 10:00:39 PM
What aircraft have you flown in to take those and other shots?

I must admit that one day I hope to be a passenger in a fighter jet, must be one amazing experience and something you never forget.

The photos from the 310th FS were taken from a F-16D. I have been very privileged to be able to fly a few fighters, including the F-4E Phantom II, which is still in USAF service as a remotely piloted target. Each time, it is an an awesome experience but it sure is hard work, in a very unforgiving environment. 

Just breathing through the oxygen mask alone takes getting used to, it's like sipping breaths through a straw. At first you really think you aren't getting enough oxygen, but it's all about controlling your breathing - stuff you never really think about in every day life. And then there are the G-Forces, the ferocity of the changes in direction and attitude - it's a true assault on the senses. And that's even without considering taking any pictures.

Knock on wood, in all my sorties I haven't lost my lunch once but that doesn't mean I haven't been slightly green around the nose and pretty uncomfortable. If you are like me and you can't even read a book in the car without getting sick, then these photo sorties are totally awesome but also very hard work. After all, we're only burning a gazillion dollars a minute in fuel and post-flight maintenance time so you better deliver the goods :)

My 'office view' on that particular occasion :)
(http://s20.postimg.org/jjwb6i84d/ER_2481.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on March 23, 2014, 10:47:43 PM
What aircraft have you flown in to take those and other shots?

I must admit that one day I hope to be a passenger in a fighter jet, must be one amazing experience and something you never forget.

The photos from the 310th FS were taken from a F-16D. I have been very privileged to be able to fly a few fighters, including the F-4E Phantom II, which is still in USAF service as a remotely piloted target. Each time, it is an an awesome experience but it sure is hard work, in a very unforgiving environment. 

Just breathing through the oxygen mask alone takes getting used to, it's like sipping breaths through a straw. At first you really think you aren't getting enough oxygen, but it's all about controlling your breathing - stuff you never really think about in every day life. And then there are the G-Forces, the ferocity of the changes in direction and attitude - it's a true assault on the senses. And that's even without considering taking any pictures.

My 'office view' on that particular occasion :)
(http://s20.postimg.org/jjwb6i84d/ER_2481.jpg)

I can imagine how hard it would be, just the g-forces and speed of the sudden changes must make life difficult. As a diver and good swimmer I doubt the breathing would be a problem, but still, everything combined and it all adds up quickly!

What was it like the very first time you went up in a fighter jet? And which would you most like to fly in if you were given the opportunity?

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 24, 2014, 04:41:05 AM
There really are some spectacular images being shared here:) I would love to see an F4 Phantom in flight downunder but the only one here that I'm aware of is at the RAAF museum and I've been told it will not fly.

Here are some F22 from the Avalon airshow last year :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on March 24, 2014, 05:10:32 AM
There really are some spectacular images being shared here:) I would love to see an F4 Phantom in flight downunder but the only one here that I'm aware of is at the RAAF museum and I've been told it will not fly.

Here are some F22 from the Avalon airshow last year :)

You got some nice shots there. The F22 is an amazing aircraft!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 24, 2014, 06:04:38 AM
What aircraft have you flown in to take those and other shots?

I must admit that one day I hope to be a passenger in a fighter jet, must be one amazing experience and something you never forget.

The photos from the 310th FS were taken from a F-16D. I have been very privileged to be able to fly a few fighters, including the F-4E Phantom II, which is still in USAF service as a remotely piloted target. Each time, it is an an awesome experience but it sure is hard work, in a very unforgiving environment. 

Just breathing through the oxygen mask alone takes getting used to, it's like sipping breaths through a straw. At first you really think you aren't getting enough oxygen, but it's all about controlling your breathing - stuff you never really think about in every day life. And then there are the G-Forces, the ferocity of the changes in direction and attitude - it's a true assault on the senses. And that's even without considering taking any pictures.

Knock on wood, in all my sorties I haven't lost my lunch once but that doesn't mean I haven't been slightly green around the nose and pretty uncomfortable. If you are like me and you can't even read a book in the car without getting sick, then these photo sorties are totally awesome but also very hard work. After all, we're only burning a gazillion dollars a minute in fuel and post-flight maintenance time so you better deliver the goods :)

My 'office view' on that particular occasion :)
(http://s20.postimg.org/jjwb6i84d/ER_2481.jpg)

Bravo, and sorry to hear the F-4 Phantom is only being used as a flying target!!  I hope somebody in the world keeps a few of them flying for air shows.  I've never seen one at an airshow, but I used to see them fly over my area a lot in the late '70's, and early '80's.  Had some close calls with them flying low in a Cessna in uncontrolled airspace too, at about 400 mph!!

I'd love to fly in any fighter jet sometime, but I guess I'd need to be re-incarnated as a hot female tv reporter or something, haha...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 25, 2014, 04:21:05 AM
The F22 is an amazing aircraft!
For a while I thought you were referring to an image made with f/22 aperture  ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on March 25, 2014, 04:40:55 AM
Did someone mention Phantoms? :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/x495dz63h/small_9_T3_I9740.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 25, 2014, 05:45:29 AM
Did someone mention Phantoms? :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/x495dz63h/small_9_T3_I9740.jpg)
Superb ... lucky you.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 25, 2014, 06:04:00 AM
Did someone mention Phantoms? :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/x495dz63h/small_9_T3_I9740.jpg)

That's quite a sight, thank you!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 25, 2014, 07:59:29 AM
Did someone mention Phantoms? :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/x495dz63h/small_9_T3_I9740.jpg)

Awesome!!  Thanks :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 25, 2014, 08:07:42 AM
Did someone mention Phantoms? :)

Great shot! Well done Erik
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 25, 2014, 12:33:04 PM
Hi Erik.
Stunning shot of one of my favourite jets, and the most modern fighter jet I show any interest in. Thanks for posting.
Some really great shots on here recently.

Cheers Graham.

Did someone mention Phantoms? :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/x495dz63h/small_9_T3_I9740.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Joe on March 25, 2014, 03:17:08 PM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration.  Sorry about not including this additional information.  It is a 1920 Laird Swallow with a 1917 Double Ignition Curtis engine.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on March 25, 2014, 03:42:48 PM
Hi Joe.
Welcome to this subject. I know you have already been welcomed else where to the forum.
That is beautiful craftmanship, what exactly is it they are restoring?

Cheers Graham.



Wichita Air Museum Restoration
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 25, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration

Awesome shot, love seeing the wood ribs!  It looks like a Curtis "Jenny"?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 25, 2014, 11:51:21 PM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration

Awesome shot, love seeing the wood ribs! 
+1 ... very nicely captured.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 26, 2014, 07:54:16 AM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration

Awesome shot, love seeing the wood ribs! 
+1 ... very nicely captured.

+1  I love the wood also.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Joe on March 27, 2014, 07:56:24 AM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration

Awesome shot, love seeing the wood ribs! 
+1 ... very nicely captured.

+1  I love the wood also.
It is a 1920 Laird Swallow with a 1917 Double Ignition Curtis engine.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Joe on March 27, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
B-17G Nine-0-Nine.  Two photos are included.  I took the one labeled "Before_Edits" at Jabara Airport, Wichita KS (EOS 7D, f16, 1/160s, ISO400, 28mm L Glass) and edited with PSE9.  Awhile later, I had a one-on-one with a fellow photographer (J.B.) about the use of PSE layers to remove hangers, background aircraft, traffic cones, etc.  His results shown in "After_Edits".
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: IMG_0001 on March 27, 2014, 10:24:41 AM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration.  Sorry about not including this additional information.  It is a 1920 Laird Swallow with a 1917 Double Ignition Curtis engine.

Very nice picture, I had heard of paper bodied plane before, but that engine cover rocks. Seriously, it really puts things in perspective seeing that seat and airframe.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: mikiho on March 27, 2014, 10:42:51 AM
Great Planes and super photos
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on March 28, 2014, 03:43:34 AM
That's some superb editing on that B-17 shot!!

Here are some more Phabulous Phantoms!

(http://s20.postimg.org/72p4om7bx/FANTOM_formation_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 28, 2014, 04:06:30 AM
Its amazing how many of you get on to these magnificent beasts to capture those awesome images ... I am very envious of you folks.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 28, 2014, 05:17:12 AM
Wichita Air Museum Restoration

Awesome shot, love seeing the wood ribs! 
+1 ... very nicely captured.

+1  I love the wood also.
It is a 1920 Laird Swallow with a 1917 Double Ignition Curtis engine.

Thanks, I was close!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sporgon on March 28, 2014, 01:59:05 PM
Fascinating shot of the Mossey on page one by Marauder. I always thought there were none left flying anywhere in the world.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on March 28, 2014, 02:27:46 PM
Fascinating shot of the Mossey on page one by Marauder. I always thought there were none left flying anywhere in the world.

I think that was built/restored to flying condition in the past year or so. I'm sure I remember reading something in the news about it.In New Zealand if I remember rightly, or maybe owned by a New Zealander?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 28, 2014, 07:25:38 PM
Fascinating shot of the Mossey on page one by Marauder. I always thought there were none left flying anywhere in the world.

There is one currently undergoing restoration at the RAAF museum.  Work was started on it privately years ago with the intention of it being in airworthy condition.  However I'm not sure that will be the case now that the RAAF are doing it. http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/exhibitions/restoration/current.htm (http://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/exhibitions/restoration/current.htm)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 28, 2014, 08:44:58 PM
That's some superb editing on that B-17 shot!!

Here are some more Phabulous Phantoms!

Another great shot Erik  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on March 28, 2014, 10:23:00 PM
That's some superb editing on that B-17 shot!!

Here are some more Phabulous Phantoms!

Another great shot Erik  8)

+1
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: taildraggin on March 29, 2014, 08:01:59 AM
Arizona

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vk--bpryRZM/T3Qw2509-OI/AAAAAAAAH2I/I-_l4JcD3HM/w1210-h865-no/boneyard3.jpg)

Come on down and pick up a nice used C130.  Financing Available.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O4wSOqX_00A/T3QuvBE2zbI/AAAAAAAAH10/SjxOZJ24HBA/w1373-h865-no/boneyard1.jpg)

Canon S100
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: funkboy on March 29, 2014, 08:54:04 AM
A few shots from a visit to the hangars of the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis (http://www.ajbs.fr/en/) association.  They put on a classic airshow every June.  This is a lot more than a hobby for these guys, it's a lifestyle.  A lot of their wives are wingwalkers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingwalker).

My brother is really into classic aircraft so I just gave him my 6D (with the 40mm pancake on it as usual) & let him go nuts with it (so the exposure & composition aren't really my "style").  It was pretty dark in there but he still got some cool snaps of rare warbirds.

Ju-52 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junkers_Ju_52), Luftwaffe tri-motor transport:
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2744.jpg)

Fi 156 "Storch" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieseler_Fi_156), Luftwaffe STOL.  The guy that gave us the tour had flown this one a couple of times.  The Luftwaffe rescued Mussolini with a Storch in the Gran Sasso raid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Sasso_raid).  Modern replicas have takeoff rolls as short as 30 meters.
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2751.jpg)

"Zhey don't make zhem like ziss anymore, do zhey". 
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2767.jpg)
The detail on the engine cowling on this thing was amazing:
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2768.jpg)

Detail of the canvas on the "Moustique":
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2771.jpg)

The Pink Lady (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pink_Lady_(aircraft)), the last airworthy B17 that saw active duty during WWII:
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2782.jpg)

Freshly built wings awaiting canvas (biplanes need 4 wings, that's a lot of work!)
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2785.jpg)

Renault inline 4 engine undergoing restoration:
(http://funk.nu/pix/ajbs/content/images/large/_MG_2786.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 30, 2014, 02:34:57 AM

Luftwaffe STOL.  The guy that gave us the tour had flown this one a couple of times.  The Luftwaffe rescued Mussolini with a Storch in the Gran Sasso raid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Sasso_raid).  Modern replicas have takeoff rolls as short as 30 meters.


Thanks for sharing these!  Very interesting, you can see the leading edge flaps that enabled the STOL.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on March 31, 2014, 05:17:41 PM
What was it like the very first time you went up in a fighter jet? And which would you most like to fly in if you were given the opportunity?

That was a very interesting one. We had spend a good 90 minutes briefing all the formation shots we were going to do and we scheduled the flight for the late afternoon, in order to catch some nice soft light on the jets and the New Mexico desert background. I had been on base for a few days, doing all the mandatory medical checks, egress and ejection training, getting stuffed fitted at life support (G-suit, parachute harness, helmet and oxygen mask - I use my own nomex suit, gloves and certified shoes) - and throughout that time it had been baking hot, blue skies and no clouds. During the briefing, the skies outside were blue as blue can be.

So we step at 1630 - that is, we strap out stuff on and are driven to the flight line, climb into the waiting F-4Es and get strapped in by the (equally fantastic) ground crew. We look up and... we see this almighty grey soup coming in from over the mountains!

Like super thick grey sludge, which was at very high altitude. Because it was so high up, it did not impede visibility which is why it wasn't on the weather briefing or NOTAMs. But it was going to deny us all the light needed for some decent photography!

Meanwhile, we're all strapped in, jet has been checked and the mighty J79 engines have come alive - and my pilot, the Squadron Commander, and I discuss the weather situation over the intercom. Since the weather is moving in from the northern part of the White Sands Missile Range, where we had planned our sortie, we decide to head south instead - beating the weather and get the shots before the light goes out.

Of course, that's when one of the F-4Es in our 3-ship reports a hydraulic leak on start-up. Which is a pretty terminal problem and sure enough we see the pilot (QF-4E "drones" are flown as single ship Phantoms most of the time) run across the tarmac to the spare jet. Even with the spare jet ready, it takes us another 15 minutes before we taxi out.

The soup is now upon us and while holding short, we radio in ATC and ask them about the soup (and why nobody told us!) and what was on the cards for tomorrow - so we could decide to postpone the flight until tomorrow if the weather was better. Unfortunately the forecast was for heavy thunderstorms which is an absolute no-no, so without further ado, the Commander takes the jet onto the runway, tells me to get "ready to rock!" and slams the throttle forward into full afterburner.

And what followed was the wildest roller-coaster ride you can imagine. The initial acceleration was not as sudden or brutal as a carrier cat-launch, which I had been very lucky to experience a few times albeit only as "meat cargo" in a C-2, but it surely was a major kick in the rear (the two J79 burners lighting up) and you feel yourself going fast.... faster.... faster still...... very fast.. and you are still rolling! Just when I started to wonder if we are going to break the soundbarrier while still rolling down the runway, the nose comes up, you feel the gear retracting and before you can say "beep", we are heading towards the stars and the moon.

Once we are all in formation, we start looking for some light in the sky - but none is to be found. Until we find this tiny break in the soup and we basically end up flying a continuous wagon wheel formation to stay inside that tiny area of light so I can get some shots with actual sunlight on the jets. As the area gets smaller, the Gs are getting higher, the camera gets heavier and I get greener and greener around the nose.

And all this in the New Mexico late summer, it's stinking hot on the ground and its hot in the jet. The air conditioning in the F-4E is rubbish, it doesn't work below 10,000 feet and ours wasn't working above 10,000 feet. The seat is brutally uncomfortable and I am looking over my shoulder, through a viewfinder for most of the flight.  It was a truly awesome experience but, at that moment in the time, I was extremely uncomfortable.  ;D  I think it was sheer willpower that stopped me from filling my bag!

In comparison, the F-16 is incredibly comfortable, with very comfy seats, great air-conditioning, stunning visibility and the reclined seat make the Gs somewhat easier to bear. So my favourite jet, as a photo ship, is the F-16D. In terms of subjects, I still would love to shoot the F-15C air to air before it disappears. With 104 confirmed kills against zero losses (worldwide), the Eagle is the ultimate fighter jet in my book. Unfortunately the sequestration killed the F-15 air to air sortie I was working on, which was in a well developed stage (the host unit was very supportive and from their end it was green, we just needed ACC approval and that's exactly when this whole budget reduction kicked in.)

And for all those who were scrolling down to see if there really was a picture here or not, here's one of my all-time favourite jets! :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/elqvvuuql/image.jpg)   




Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 31, 2014, 05:50:08 PM
Very nice shot Erik.  I love the A-10 too  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on March 31, 2014, 10:19:21 PM
Erik, who is the client, or clients, for these shots?  And your little foray into storytelling isn't too bad, but the part about climbing into the stars and moon, when it's daytime, doesn't quite make sense.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on April 01, 2014, 02:33:04 AM

And for all those who were scrolling down to see if there really was a picture here or not, here's one of my all-time favourite jets! :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/elqvvuuql/image.jpg)

Great story Erik!  Love the shot of the A-10.  I'm guessing you shot it out the back of a C-130 :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 01, 2014, 02:44:39 AM
And it's a shame the A-10 is going the way of the dodo bird, and NASA's Constellation program for that matter.  What other goodies can the current leadership ruin for us?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 01, 2014, 05:16:21 AM
Erik, who is the client, or clients, for these shots?  And your little foray into storytelling isn't too bad, but the part about climbing into the stars and moon, when it's daytime, doesn't quite make sense.

Carl, I shoot for a number of magazines and my work is also used by aviation book authors and publication houses. Without the support and accreditation of these, none of these great experiences would have been possible - well at least not for me anyway.

And are you trying to tell us that the moon and stars do not actually exist throughout the day?  ;D

Great story Erik!  Love the shot of the A-10.  I'm guessing you shot it out the back of a C-130 :)

You got that right! Taken from the ramp of a HC-130P Combat King to be exact, the dedicated Search and Rescue variant of the C-130.



Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 01, 2014, 05:35:19 AM
Hi Erik.
A great story, beautiful shot, but a fugly plane, a fantastic plane, I love em but fugly! I have not seen it fire live, but I have seen it on tv, I cannot imagine the psychological effect on an enemy of seeing the ground start to dance, then when it is all over hearing the BRRRRRRRPPPPP...
It is a shame they couldn't find one for you to photograph that hadn't been pounded on with a hammer!  :o

Cheers Graham.
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Post by: CarlTN on April 01, 2014, 05:45:16 AM
Erik, who is the client, or clients, for these shots?  And your little foray into storytelling isn't too bad, but the part about climbing into the stars and moon, when it's daytime, doesn't quite make sense.

Carl, I shoot for a number of magazines and my work is also used by aviation book authors and publication houses. Without the support and accreditation of these, none of these great experiences would have been possible - well at least not for me anyway.

And are you trying to tell us that the moon and stars do not actually exist throughout the day?  ;D

Great story Erik!  Love the shot of the A-10.  I'm guessing you shot it out the back of a C-130 :)

You got that right! Taken from the ramp of a HC-130P Combat King to be exact, the dedicated Search and Rescue variant of the C-130.

Haha, well you can't see the stars during the day...maybe you can at high altitude.  I was just saying it was confusing because it was making me think your flight initiated in pre-dawn hours, but it didn't...did it?

I've seen Jupiter and Venus during the daytime, at least on a "cobalt blue sky" day, easier with binoculars than the naked eye, though.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on April 01, 2014, 06:10:07 AM
Erik,

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us all about that experience. Wow, people pay tens of thousands of dollars to go up in fighter jets but you get to experience it on a different level.

As you are not on an official fun ride, how do you manage to keep the viewfinder to your eye and not smash the lens against the canopy or worse still, have it smash against your nose?

Thanks, for sharing!!

And your little foray into storytelling isn't too bad, but the part about climbing into the stars and moon, when it's daytime, doesn't quite make sense.

The stars and the moon are still out there, even in the day time. I think Erik was trying to add a little atmosphere to his journey of heading straight up into the sky!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 01, 2014, 06:27:09 AM
The stars and the moon are still out there, even in the day time. I think Erik was trying to add a little atmosphere to his journey of heading straight up into the sky!

No need to pile on me, I already clarified my point, but you didn't read it.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: funkboy on April 01, 2014, 06:46:15 AM
Cool story :-)

The A-10 is irreplaceable until we have another aircraft that can  do what Kim Campbell's did (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Campbell_(pilot)).  It's old, slow, ugly, and completely awesome.

I like your story about the F-15.  Something I always wanted to see is an F-15E go head-to-head with a MiG-31...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: gazzo on April 01, 2014, 08:17:45 AM
Hallo,

Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1806.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1806.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1931.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1931.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1926.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1926.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1810.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1810.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1795.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1795.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1798.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1798.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 01, 2014, 08:20:24 AM
Great first post gazzo. Very nice images. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: gazzo on April 01, 2014, 08:28:38 AM
Thx

Tanke schön!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1461.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1461.jpg.html)

Up, up, and away!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1394.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1394.jpg.html)

Into the Blue
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1192.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1192.jpg.html)

Call my hairstylist!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1773.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1773.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 01, 2014, 08:29:09 AM
It is a shame they couldn't find one for you to photograph that hadn't been pounded on with a hammer!  :o

Believe it or not but those dents weren't made with a hammer - but the refuelling probe of a KC-135R or KC-10A tanker! By putting the refuelling nozzle so close to the nose of the aircraft, it frequently will "bump" into the nose or get dragged along the nose.

It actually did bring out its kid sister but she wasn't looking any better either :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/iypfea3h9/image.jpg)
 

Haha, well you can't see the stars during the day...maybe you can at high altitude.  I was just saying it was confusing because it was making me think your flight initiated in pre-dawn hours, but it didn't...did it?

It was the best I could think of! :) I think we didn't get airborne until 17:30 with all the delays and all. There were definitely no stars visible in the sky, in fact all I could see was grey goo! It doesn't help when your front seater tells you...."Geesh look at that crap out there. Will you believe it that we have clear visibility here for about 362 days a year?".

As you are not on an official fun ride, how do you manage to keep the viewfinder to your eye and not smash the lens against the canopy or worse still, have it smash against your nose?

That's always an interesting one - you sort of don't. That is, you can't put the viewfinder to your eye as you would normally do, because the helmet visor and oxygen mask are in the way. So you actually look through the view finder at a greater distance than you might be used to, which is a great way of getting really sick in that back seat. I know a few photographers that normally have no problems flying or performing aerobatics but will usually lose their lunch once or twice throughout a photo flight for that very same reason.

In terms of not hitting the canopy, well you can fit a rubber hood to the lens. Some I know use a cut-out mouse pad that fits around the opening the lens. I have used the rubber hood at times and other times I have just made sure not to hit the canopy. Especially in the F-16, the canopy is quite spacious and there is plenty of "room" around you to work in. 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: expatinasia on April 01, 2014, 09:06:55 AM
The stars and the moon are still out there, even in the day time. I think Erik was trying to add a little atmosphere to his journey of heading straight up into the sky!

No need to pile on me, I already clarified my point, but you didn't read it.

Not "piling" it on you. I think it is pretty obvious that I did not see your post, otherwise I would not have written what I did.

I did not see it as I opened the page and then left it to read later. When I had time I read it, logged in and posted.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: funkboy on April 01, 2014, 09:08:18 AM
Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany

Awesome awesome awesome!

There can't be too many airworthy ME262s left.  The Smithsonian has one in the Udvar-Hazy center at Dulles, but it's definitely not going anywhere any time soon...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: gazzo on April 01, 2014, 09:24:41 AM
Hallo,

some more

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/Tannkosh%202009/572a7797.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/Tannkosh%202009/572a7797.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/Tannkosh%202009/2fbc7d29.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/Tannkosh%202009/2fbc7d29.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/Tannkosh%202009/9e92ce58.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/Tannkosh%202009/9e92ce58.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: DARSON on April 01, 2014, 12:49:02 PM
Few of mine from Al Ain Air Show 2013
 All Taken with 5D Mk 3 + 70-200 f2.8 IS II USM+ 1.4 Tele III
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 01, 2014, 04:00:12 PM
Very nice shots. I really like the first one. Well done
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 01, 2014, 04:04:20 PM
Hi Erik.
Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense.

Cheers Graham.

It is a shame they couldn't find one for you to photograph that hadn't been pounded on with a hammer!  :o

Believe it or not but those dents weren't made with a hammer - but the refuelling probe of a KC-135R or KC-10A tanker! By putting the refuelling nozzle so close to the nose of the aircraft, it frequently will "bump" into the nose or get dragged along the nose.

It actually did bring out its kid sister but she wasn't looking any better either :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/iypfea3h9/image.jpg)
 

Haha, well you can't see the stars during the day...maybe you can at high altitude.  I was just saying it was confusing because it was making me think your flight initiated in pre-dawn hours, but it didn't...did it?

It was the best I could think of! :) I think we didn't get airborne until 17:30 with all the delays and all. There were definitely no stars visible in the sky, in fact all I could see was grey goo! It doesn't help when your front seater tells you...."Geesh look at that crap out there. Will you believe it that we have clear visibility here for about 362 days a year?".

As you are not on an official fun ride, how do you manage to keep the viewfinder to your eye and not smash the lens against the canopy or worse still, have it smash against your nose?

That's always an interesting one - you sort of don't. That is, you can't put the viewfinder to your eye as you would normally do, because the helmet visor and oxygen mask are in the way. So you actually look through the view finder at a greater distance than you might be used to, which is a great way of getting really sick in that back seat. I know a few photographers that normally have no problems flying or performing aerobatics but will usually lose their lunch once or twice throughout a photo flight for that very same reason.

In terms of not hitting the canopy, well you can fit a rubber hood to the lens. Some I know use a cut-out mouse pad that fits around the opening the lens. I have used the rubber hood at times and other times I have just made sure not to hit the canopy. Especially in the F-16, the canopy is quite spacious and there is plenty of "room" around you to work in.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 01, 2014, 04:12:09 PM
Hi Gazzo.
Many thanks for posting the pics of the Messerscmitts, such iconic aircraft, it is reassuring that some survive despite their legacy.

Cheers Graham.

Hallo,

some more
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 02, 2014, 02:03:43 AM
Thx

Tanke schön!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1461.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1461.jpg.html)

Up, up, and away!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1394.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1394.jpg.html)

Into the Blue
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1192.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1192.jpg.html)

Call my hairstylist!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1773.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1773.jpg.html)
Superb images but I LOVE the first image  ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 02, 2014, 02:08:02 AM
Hallo,

Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1806.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1806.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1931.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1931.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1926.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1926.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1810.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1810.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1795.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1795.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1798.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1798.jpg.html)

I love these!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 02, 2014, 05:12:39 AM
Who would think that we'd get to see a 109 and 262 in formation in modern times? Well done!!

(http://s20.postimg.org/k3ts01gkd/RNZAF0017.jpg)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: taildraggin on April 02, 2014, 07:05:00 AM
Gazzo: 

To my eyes the Ryan STA is one of the most beautiful planes built.  (In strange contrast, the PT-22 trainer derived from it is one of the most awkward and ungainly.)  It's also very rare.
 
That's a cute Stampe above it, too.

- Taildraggin


Call my hairstylist!
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1773.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1773.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: petrosv on April 02, 2014, 07:06:59 AM
my first airshow in greece
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Post by: taildraggin on April 02, 2014, 07:14:40 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Dl9x9MnGJjg/TWwc59FLsvI/AAAAAAAAGwA/QjWb9usulF8/w1335-h865-no/DC011.jpg)

NASM
Leica IIIf, 15mm CV, Tri-X
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Post by: Click on April 02, 2014, 08:47:47 AM
my first airshow in greece


Lovely series.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 02, 2014, 08:50:03 AM
(http://s20.postimg.org/k3ts01gkd/RNZAF0017.jpg)


Beautiful shot Erik  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ankarback on April 02, 2014, 03:17:07 PM
Hallo,

Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1806.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1806.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1931.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1931.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1926.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1926.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1810.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1810.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1795.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1795.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1798.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1798.jpg.html)

I love these!

Great shots! I had no idea that a flying ME-262 even existed!! Is it a restored plane or a replica?

/Johan
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: gazzo on April 02, 2014, 03:43:21 PM
Hallo,

the Messerschmitt Me 262 is a replica with General Electric J85/CJ-610 Jet Engines, not the original Juno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262)
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm (http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm)
http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/ (http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/)

gazzo




 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ankarback on April 02, 2014, 03:53:21 PM
Hallo,

the Messerschmitt Me 262 is a replica with General Electric J85/CJ-610 Jet Engines, not the original Juno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262)
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm (http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm)
http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/ (http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/)

gazzo

Ah, it's a replica. Still a beatiful plane though. Thanks for the links!

/Johan
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sporgon on April 02, 2014, 05:14:41 PM
Hallo,

Messerschmitt 109 & 262 at "Hahnweide"/Germany
(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1806.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1806.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1931.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1931.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1926.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1926.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1810.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1810.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1795.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1795.jpg.html)

(http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy56/gazzo_bucket/comp_IMG_1798.jpg) (http://s777.photobucket.com/user/gazzo_bucket/media/comp_IMG_1798.jpg.html)

It's amazing what you learn on CR . I had no idea that there were any ME262s left flying ! ( You're sure this isn't one of Dirk Pitts finds hidden deep under a mountain in typical Clive Cussler fashiion ?  ;)  ). as well on the Mossey on page one.

Looking at your pictures of the 109 and 262 together makes me think just how bad the visibility must have been from the 109. The pilot seems to have far less field of view than the 262 pilot. A bit like APS against FF   :-X
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 02, 2014, 09:47:07 PM
Hallo,

the Messerschmitt Me 262 is a replica with General Electric J85/CJ-610 Jet Engines, not the original Juno.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_262)
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm (http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waffen/Me262.htm)
http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/ (http://www.flugmuseum-messerschmitt.de/)

gazzo

The airframe is a replica too?  Or is it an original airframe with different engines?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 02, 2014, 09:50:04 PM
Sporgon, I think the small canopy on the 109 is intentional, to make the pilot harder to hit.  The plane was really not a great design, relied too heavily on the huge canon that fired slowly and didn't work a lot of the time.  As I commented in an earlier thread...it's very ironic that the 109's the Spanish airforce used in the 1950's, use the Merlin engine from the Spitfire and P-51!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: funkboy on April 03, 2014, 05:26:17 AM
The Me 262 must have scared the daylights out of allied pilots.  Remember that this was the first jet aircraft produced at any scale, & they had very little intelligence on it early on.  Imagine seeing a plane with no propeller for the first time!

One of the things that jet engines enabled this fighter platform to do was carry a lot more gun weight.  Four 30mm MK 108 cannons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK_108_cannon) firing high-explosive rounds to be precise.  Apparently a single volley of four rounds could take down a B-17.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 03, 2014, 05:57:42 AM
The Me 262 must have scared the daylights out of allied pilots.  Remember that this was the first jet aircraft produced at any scale, & they had very little intelligence on it early on.  Imagine seeing a plane with no propeller for the first time!

One of the things that jet engines enabled this fighter platform to do was carry a lot more gun weight.  Four 30mm MK 108 cannons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK_108_cannon) firing high-explosive rounds to be precise.  Apparently a single volley of four rounds could take down a B-17.

Indeed.  There is, just so much that happened in WW2, so many air battles, so much innovation...so much mystery...that not enough feature films have been made about it. 

(Sorry to vent and rage about movies here, if you don't care, don't read it.)

I'm tired of teenage vampire love triangle stories set as period pieces...why can't movies be made for people over age 25, and also be of the "action blockbuster" type, also with a good dose of historical significance?  I mean, most young teens don't even go to movies anymore anyway...

(I have high hopes for the new "Captain America", because the first one was pretty good...)

I mean, if "Saving Private Ryan", were released in 2014, it would have to be released at Christmas time, because it's a historical film, and nobody who has ever played a video game, gives a rat's hiney about history.  All they care about is how idiotic a film's characters can be...how over the top and cartoonish the action sequences are...it seems to me.

When I was a kid, Indiana Jones didn't need to be a 15 year old boy going to the prom as a vampire in the Great Pyramid, to get me interested.  I accepted that adults in their 30's, could probably have the most fun and adventure of anyone.  The fact that it was set with historical cues, made it all the more interesting.  (Just as the serials that inspired Lucas and Spielberg in their childhood, to make this series.  Evidently kids could be entertained with adult main characters back then, too...it's only now that kids don't want to pay attention to adults, or to history...why is that?).

At least with "The Hobbit" and LOTR, there is a sense of story, and "history", even though it's mythical history.  But of course...it's based on books written over 60 years ago!  If the books were written today, they would be about kids firing crossbows on gameshows of the future...good thing they weren't!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: funkboy on April 03, 2014, 07:23:54 AM

Indeed.  There is, just so much that happened in WW2, so many air battles, so much innovation...so much mystery...that not enough feature films have been made about it. 

(Sorry to vent and rage about movies here, if you don't care, don't read it.)

That's a very astute rant.  I'd attribute it to the decrease in importance & value of the quality written word (just like the decrease in value of the quality still image...).

People (especially younger people) often chalk up rants like these to "nostalgia", & they can have their opinions.  Personally I'm nostalgic for a time when people truly appreciated quality, in every aspect of their lives.  "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" should be required reading for grammar students...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 03, 2014, 08:03:25 AM

Indeed.  There is, just so much that happened in WW2, so many air battles, so much innovation...so much mystery...that not enough feature films have been made about it. 

(Sorry to vent and rage about movies here, if you don't care, don't read it.)

That's a very astute rant.  I'd attribute it to the decrease in importance & value of the quality written word (just like the decrease in value of the quality still image...).

People (especially younger people) often chalk up rants like these to "nostalgia", & they can have their opinions.  Personally I'm nostalgic for a time when people truly appreciated quality, in every aspect of their lives.  "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" should be required reading for grammar students...

Very well said!  What do they know of nostalgia, they've not lived long enough to experience life.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 04, 2014, 06:30:03 AM
Wow, we went from ME-262s to vampire-cross-dressing-Indiana-Jones!  :o

I say, time for more planes :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/bs4c78f19/UH_1_H_72_21549_in_flight_over_riverbed.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 04, 2014, 06:34:56 PM
Wow, we went from ME-262s to vampire-cross-dressing-Indiana-Jones!  :o

I say, time for more planes :)

(http://s20.postimg.org/bs4c78f19/UH_1_H_72_21549_in_flight_over_riverbed.jpg)

Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 05, 2014, 09:24:32 PM
One of my all time favourite fighter jets.  Pity they weren't kept around longer.

(http://s20.postimg.org/3y4tytuzh/Tomcat_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 05, 2014, 09:35:04 PM
You were on an aircraft carrier for that shot...Lucky you!  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 06, 2014, 02:57:35 AM
One of my all time favourite fighter jets.  Pity they weren't kept around longer.

(http://s20.postimg.org/3y4tytuzh/Tomcat_2.jpg)

They cost too much to maintain.  I got to see a few at airshows.  One day in early 2000's, a pair flew over my house, low altitude, afterburners must have been lit but maybe not full power...it was extremely loud, shook everything.  Probably going over 400 mph, 800 feet above the ground.

The first F-14 I saw do a routine at an airshow back in 1992, had very loud fans.  The oscillating hum, was both hypnotic and annoying!

At a show in the late '90's, I talked to one of the "rio's" who was standing by one on static display.  I asked what was the fastest he had been in one.  He said his pilot told him a while back, that "today we're going to go 1000 mph".  He said when they landed they realized part of the tail had broken off!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on April 06, 2014, 06:41:14 AM
One of my all time favourite fighter jets.  Pity they weren't kept around longer.

(http://s20.postimg.org/3y4tytuzh/Tomcat_2.jpg)

Yep the Tomcat is up there.  As a young teenager I remember wondering why it wasn't considered along with the F-15, F-16 and F-18 when the RAAF started looking for a Mirage replacement in the mid 70s.  Funny that even before Top Gun I preferred it to the others lol.  What's even funnier is that the RAAF went for the F-18 because the F-16 only had a single engine and yet it is being replaced by the single engine F-35.  The F-15 was ruled out as there was no ground attack capable version at the time.  Thanks for posting Erik!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 06, 2014, 08:18:04 AM
Hi Erik.
Great pics, like the Huey, and the Tomcat is great, along with the opportunity to photograph did you witness them in action too?

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 09, 2014, 03:57:58 AM
Great pics, like the Huey, and the Tomcat is great, along with the opportunity to photograph did you witness them in action too?

Yes I did, I was fortunate enough to spend some time aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (aka "The Big Stick") during Operation Iraqi Freedom. If you look underneath the big Cat, you'll notice some live ammunition (I believe these were JDAMs) and a Lightning pod underneath the wing. When this F-14 recovered, it no longer carried the bombs, so some terrorists must have had a really bad day!

I don't have more Tomcat shots online, so I'll have to look for them but meanwhile, here's another favourite memory of mine:

(http://s20.postimg.org/z6dew5kpp/BUFF_9735.jpg)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 09, 2014, 06:29:14 AM

I don't have more Tomcat shots online, so I'll have to look for them but meanwhile, here's another favourite memory of mine:


Cool shot.  8)  Well done Erik.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 10, 2014, 04:15:27 AM
Hi Erik.
Nice shot of the B52, amazing they can get fuel in faster than all those engines can drink it!  ;D
There are some people out there that you just don't mind them having a really bad day! I bet the pilot was happy to help! :o ;D
It would seem that you have had some great opportunities but I'll bet you had to work hard to get them.

Cheers Graham.

Great pics, like the Huey, and the Tomcat is great, along with the opportunity to photograph did you witness them in action too?

Yes I did, I was fortunate enough to spend some time aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (aka "The Big Stick") during Operation Iraqi Freedom. If you look underneath the big Cat, you'll notice some live ammunition (I believe these were JDAMs) and a Lightning pod underneath the wing. When this F-14 recovered, it no longer carried the bombs, so some terrorists must have had a really bad day!

I don't have more Tomcat shots online, so I'll have to look for them but meanwhile, here's another favourite memory of mine:

(http://s20.postimg.org/z6dew5kpp/BUFF_9735.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 11, 2014, 04:40:35 AM
While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

(http://s20.postimg.org/qvlwxlc0t/UH_1_H_72_21549_cockpit.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/f6wzvur31/9_T3_I0330.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/yda6z17kt/9_T3_I0352.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/u5k040vj1/9_T3_I0402.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: candyman on April 11, 2014, 04:51:05 AM
While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

(http://s20.postimg.org/qvlwxlc0t/UH_1_H_72_21549_cockpit.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/f6wzvur31/9_T3_I0330.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/yda6z17kt/9_T3_I0352.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/u5k040vj1/9_T3_I0402.jpg)

Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 11, 2014, 05:11:50 AM
Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?

Thanks :) A Sigma 12-24mm @12mm but you discovered that in the lens sample section :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CarlTN on April 11, 2014, 05:15:00 AM
Very impressive!
What lens did yu use for this photoseries?

Thanks :) A Sigma 12-24mm @12mm but you discovered that in the lens sample section :)

I've only read good things about that lens.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 11, 2014, 05:28:03 AM
I've only read good things about that lens.

I would recommend going for the newer model, not the original Mk.I which I have.

It is a great lens for being a 12mm non-fisheye lens but comparing it like for like with my 17-40L or a 16-35L within the 16-24mm range, the Sigma is clearly at an optical disadvantage - lacking sharpness and contrast, both centre and corners. Then again, these images would not nearly have the same impact if I had taken them with my 17-40L.Even the 14mm f/2.8L is not as wide (2mm is making quite a difference at this focal length) and costs several times more.

If Sigma or Canon were to produce a 12mm f/5.6 EX/L prime that was tack sharp all over - I'd be all over it like a rash and happily lose the remainder of the zoom-range and the extra stop.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 11, 2014, 07:59:07 AM
While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

(http://s20.postimg.org/qvlwxlc0t/UH_1_H_72_21549_cockpit.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/f6wzvur31/9_T3_I0330.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/yda6z17kt/9_T3_I0352.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/u5k040vj1/9_T3_I0402.jpg)
EPIC images ... really like them ... I would have never guessed it was made with the Sigma 12-24mm lens  ...this goes to show that sharpness is not everything ... good/compelling images like these can be made with the right vision by the photographer, even if the Sigma 12-24mm lens is "considered not so sharp".
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on April 11, 2014, 08:53:11 AM
While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

(http://s20.postimg.org/qvlwxlc0t/UH_1_H_72_21549_cockpit.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/f6wzvur31/9_T3_I0330.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/yda6z17kt/9_T3_I0352.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/u5k040vj1/9_T3_I0402.jpg)

Another great series!  Love that second shot capturing the used shells being ejected out the tube.

Here a some B52 shots from Avalon last year.  The old girl can't hide her wrinkles :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 11, 2014, 07:08:36 PM
Hi Erik.
Great series, are you able to say which gunship this is, I guess Blackhawk, but I'm no expert, to some it may be obvious, but I have seen exactly none of these in the flesh, relying on tv images for ID.  ;D

Hi Roo, nice shots, I like the jet pipe view, I took a similar image to this of a Phantom in the commemorative airforce museum AZ.
something fascinating about looking in there from the hot end!

Cheers Graham.

While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

(http://s20.postimg.org/qvlwxlc0t/UH_1_H_72_21549_cockpit.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/f6wzvur31/9_T3_I0330.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/yda6z17kt/9_T3_I0352.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/u5k040vj1/9_T3_I0402.jpg)

Another great series!  Love that second shot capturing the used shells being ejected out the tube.

Here a some B52 shots from Avalon last year.  The old girl can't hide her wrinkles :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 11, 2014, 09:26:04 PM
While shooting airborne shots is always an awesome experience, it's also a fantastic opportunity to portrait America's unsung heroes:

Very nice series Erik  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 11, 2014, 09:27:19 PM

Another great series!  Love that second shot capturing the used shells being ejected out the tube.

Here a some B52 shots from Avalon last year.  The old girl can't hide her wrinkles :)

I love the B-52.  8)  Well done Roo
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 12, 2014, 03:32:50 AM
Great series, are you able to say which gunship this is, I guess Blackhawk, but I'm no expert, to some it may be obvious, but I have seen exactly none of these in the flesh, relying on tv images for ID.  ;D

The first shot is from the cockpit of a UH-1H Huey from the 23rd Flying Training Squadron (USAF) at Fort Rucker, AL. The remainder of the shots were all taken aboard a HH-60G Pavehawk of the 512nd Rescue Squadron (USAF) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The Pavehawk is based on the Army's UH-60A Blackhawk but has been extensively modified for Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) and can be armed with 7.62mm "miniguns" (as shown) or with the good old .50 cal, or a mixture of the two types of guns.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on April 12, 2014, 10:56:55 AM
Hi Erik.
I wanted to say Huey, but saw the wheel config which led me to Blackhawk, never even considered they were from different aircraft, I guess that says something for the quality and consistency of your pictures!
I guess that to the uninitiated the Pavehawk and Blackhawk are similar birds, so not too far out on the ID.
Thanks for the explanation, and again excellent shots.

Cheers Graham.

Great series, are you able to say which gunship this is, I guess Blackhawk, but I'm no expert, to some it may be obvious, but I have seen exactly none of these in the flesh, relying on tv images for ID.  ;D

The first shot is from the cockpit of a UH-1H Huey from the 23rd Flying Training Squadron (USAF) at Fort Rucker, AL. The remainder of the shots were all taken aboard a HH-60G Pavehawk of the 512nd Rescue Squadron (USAF) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The Pavehawk is based on the Army's UH-60A Blackhawk but has been extensively modified for Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) and can be armed with 7.62mm "miniguns" (as shown) or with the good old .50 cal, or a mixture of the two types of guns.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Drizzt321 on April 14, 2014, 05:57:29 PM
@ErikNZ
Great shots, and love the signature even more! ;)  You're not qualified on all of those, are you?

Quote
F-4E | F-16D | B-52H | HC-130P | HH-60G | UH-1H | TH-1H | UH-72A | HH-3F | NH-500C | S208M | Mi-24V | A109 | SA316 | PC-7 | AS365 | SH-3D | AS532
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ErikNZ on April 17, 2014, 04:29:28 AM
@ErikNZ
Great shots, and love the signature even more! ;)  You're not qualified on all of those, are you?

Qualified? Not really, I'm just the guy in the back taking photos! :) But yes, these are some of the types I've flown with - the list is a little longer than that but most are just sub-types of these. If I would include subjects, then the list would be a lot longer as there is, sadly, only one YA-10B two-seater that was never taken into production. Ah the sheer thought of ever flying a Hog!  :o

Here's one of the subtypes that were dropped from the list - an Italian Air Force AB-212 (UH-1N Twin Huey, produced under license by Agusta in Italy). This particular model is an AB-212ICO, an armed variant used for CSAR and Special Operations.

(http://s20.postimg.org/tzv5qodjx/A16.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/k3u2r17rx/A23.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/5lwvj1ggt/A50.jpg)

(http://s20.postimg.org/w89c80knx/A33.jpg)

These are shot with my old 1D MkII and 70-200mm f/2.8L (non-IS).
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 17, 2014, 06:07:43 AM
Another beautiful series. Well done Erik.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Scott_McPhee on April 21, 2014, 05:54:35 AM
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum's gorgeous EE Lightning - photographed on a (rare) sunny spring day.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/13947111123_78b5e5b07a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfsAea)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfsAea) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/13947110343_4ff8901cf1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfszZH)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfszZH) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/13947510044_934c009d55_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfuCP7)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfuCP7) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/13947511494_9e8f34e918_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfuDf7)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfuDf7) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3787/13923953416_b8115b2930_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpUfm)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpUfm) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/13947062565_bc14156166_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfskMX)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfskMX) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/13923960316_35229783b5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpWij)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpWij) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/13923952186_73a2d8ac51_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpTT9)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpTT9) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/13923946792_47df9bb199_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpSh9)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpSh9) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/13947504584_8749e9a4f1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfuBbY)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfuBbY) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/13923947996_4c6c4b24ed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpSCU)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpSCU) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/13947097783_c61cd59393_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfswga)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfswga) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/13923944966_cf732ebfa0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpRJE)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpRJE) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/13923946456_e768a0240b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpSbm)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpSbm) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/13923933211_17c1fc037b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpNeZ)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpNeZ) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/13923942596_05e021369c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ndpR2N)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/ndpR2N) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/13947094043_5438b37a46_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nfsv9F)Lightning (https://flic.kr/p/nfsv9F) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Scott_McPhee on April 21, 2014, 06:35:36 AM
Re-worked this one.....

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5100/13968706323_76ed9e5d13_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nhngJc)Lightning take off (https://flic.kr/p/nhngJc) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on April 21, 2014, 09:08:48 AM
Nice series Scott. I like the one with the sun at the tip of the nose of the aircraft.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: RustyTheGeek on April 21, 2014, 10:30:37 AM
Short video of Blue Angels at El Centro practicing.  Good shots of the planes performing, the photographers shooting and the beautiful day.  Enjoy...

www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726296920723859&set=vb.428109517209269&type=2&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726296920723859&set=vb.428109517209269&type=2&theater)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on April 21, 2014, 03:51:39 PM
Nice series Scott. I like the one with the sun at the tip of the nose of the aircraft.

+1
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Scott_McPhee on April 21, 2014, 04:53:08 PM
Thanks for the kind comments  :)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Chisox2335 on May 18, 2014, 10:49:48 PM
Short video of Blue Angels at El Centro practicing.  Good shots of the planes performing, the photographers shooting and the beautiful day.  Enjoy...

www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726296920723859&set=vb.428109517209269&type=2&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726296920723859&set=vb.428109517209269&type=2&theater)


Love their symmetry
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Chisox2335 on May 18, 2014, 10:51:27 PM
Short video of Blue Angels at El Centro practicing.  Good shots of the planes performing, the photographers shooting and the beautiful day.  Enjoy...

www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726296920723859&set=vb.428109517209269&type=2&theater (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=726296920723859&set=vb.428109517209269&type=2&theater)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on May 19, 2014, 04:47:27 AM
Hi Folks.
Wow to all, more great shots, thanks for posting.

A Fieseler Storch I think? at an airshow at Sandown Isle of Wight, the first and last I think!
It was taken during my early digital days, when I carried a film camera as well, the pictures of it flying are on film I think! When it did fly it flew so slowly in to the head wind it was practically stationary, it took ages to pass.
At least the pilot was able to open the throttle and make progress but damn that thing could fly slow!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2253/13070396063_c75d9a091b_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/13070396063/)
IMG_1840 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/13070396063/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Camera   Canon EOS 300D Digital
Exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture   f/10.0
Focal Length   27 mm
ISO Speed   200
Exposure Bias   -1/3 EV


Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: chasinglight on June 13, 2014, 02:44:24 PM
Hello, here are several images from the Rockford Airfest 2014 which took place in Rockford Illinois last weekend. All these photos were taken with the Canon 100-400 and either the Canon 6D or the 7D. Lighting conditions were pretty bad so after ETTR I had to stretch the files quite a bit to get the levels back to normal. That said, while I know I will have some opponents, shooting with both the 6D and 7D at the airshow has convinced me to sell my 7D. While I love the camera, the build quality, the speed, etc. I have to say the 6D did everything just a little better, including AF. I found that with ETTR, the 6D is a very forgiving camera in less than ideal lighting. Anyway here are the images.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/14227532947_9dcc26c0c3_b.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14390849726_a01d0f8945_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14227524517_f2d1647d75_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/14390843476_29e5801a58_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14227521257_82d02e055f_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14227360018_593064535e_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5032/14227358938_116d66e91a_b.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/14410595221_d515061242_b.jpg)'

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14227310939_cc863010bd_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14390829736_8d7073367d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on June 13, 2014, 05:09:55 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14395350772_e55167e0db_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nW4WfY)B-29 FiFi Sunrise Mather 7 June 2014 3095 vin © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nW4WfY) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/14393374221_b1b865a639_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nVTNGv)B-29 FiFi Cockpit  Mather 7 June 2014 3334 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nVTNGv) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on June 13, 2014, 05:16:03 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/13683153673_0a97cee857_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mR8JSD)F-86 Hell-Er Bust X Sunset CCA 2013 Sat 1331 © Keith Breazeal-2 (https://flic.kr/p/mR8JSD) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/12350795055_34f581aeba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPp45k)Three Mustang Sunset Reno 2013 4310 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPp45k) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14254140735_1860e7f4b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHAcra)P-47 takeoff at sunset Chino POF 0957 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nHAcra) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 14, 2014, 11:22:19 AM
Hi Chasinglight.
Nice series of shots.

Hello, here are several images from the Rockford Airfest 2014 which took place in Rockford Illinois last weekend.


Hi Keith.
Great set of warbird pictures, all very good but I think this one is stunning!

Cheers Graham.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/12350795055_34f581aeba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPp45k)Three Mustang Sunset Reno 2013 4310 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPp45k) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on June 14, 2014, 11:29:54 AM
Hi Keith.
Great set of warbird pictures, all very good but I think this one is stunning!

Cheers Graham.

+1  I just love the light on this picture. Well done Keith.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on June 14, 2014, 02:59:20 PM
Thanks guys :)
This was taken from the opposite side two minutes later(not Photoshopped)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/12350780363_7e13aaacdf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPoYH2)Lightning strike Clay Lacy P-51 Reno 2013 Sati 4321 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPoYH2) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on June 14, 2014, 03:02:57 PM
Awesome!  Excellent timing. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 14, 2014, 08:14:23 PM
Hi Keith.
Am I correct in thinking you have posted the lightning strike before? It is hard to believe that the two pictures could be taken only minutes apart!
This too is a great shot.

Cheers Graham.

Thanks guys :)
This was taken from the opposite side two minutes later(not Photoshopped)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/12350780363_7e13aaacdf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPoYH2)Lightning strike Clay Lacy P-51 Reno 2013 Sati 4321 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPoYH2) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on June 16, 2014, 08:12:43 PM
Hi Keith.
Am I correct in thinking you have posted the lightning strike before? It is hard to believe that the two pictures could be taken only minutes apart!
This too is a great shot.

Cheers Graham.

Thanks guys :)
This was taken from the opposite side two minutes later(not Photoshopped)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/12350780363_7e13aaacdf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPoYH2)Lightning strike Clay Lacy P-51 Reno 2013 Sati 4321 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPoYH2) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Yes, this one had been posted.  I took a look at the times for each image and they are within a few minutes.  This was a nasty thunderstorm that moved through.  I was shooting in a downpour and wiping the lens dry every shot.  Me and the gear were totally soaked.  The roughness on the pavement is actually rain hitting standing water.
Here's a shot as we were waiting out the storm afterwards:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/12351280174_28f1a90001_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPrxhs)Sunset & rain Reno 2013 Sat 4342 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPrxhs) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: albedo13 on June 16, 2014, 09:53:52 PM
Nice shots as always Keith!

Here is one of the F35B taking off in full afterburner at the recent MCAS Cherry Point show:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5192/14053739447_c03ec825a1_o.jpg)

And the Pedro rescue team demo at the same show:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2940/14230150929_e168002f91_o.jpg)


Jim Blohm
AlbedoImagery.com

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: scottkinfw on June 16, 2014, 10:29:29 PM
Beautiful

Did you use a colored filter, or was this natural light?

sek

Hi Chasinglight.
Nice series of shots.

Hello, here are several images from the Rockford Airfest 2014 which took place in Rockford Illinois last weekend.


Hi Keith.
Great set of warbird pictures, all very good but I think this one is stunning!

Cheers Graham.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5538/12350795055_34f581aeba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPp45k)Three Mustang Sunset Reno 2013 4310 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPp45k) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on June 16, 2014, 10:41:55 PM
Here is one of the F35B taking off in full afterburner at the recent MCAS Cherry Point show:

And the Pedro rescue team demo at the same show:

Jim Blohm
AlbedoImagery.com

Great shots. Welcome to cr  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 21, 2014, 06:14:28 AM
Hi Jim.
Really nice shot, I love to see the discs in the afterburner cone, such a cool phenomenon.

Cheers Graham.

Nice shots as always Keith!

Here is one of the F35B taking off in full afterburner at the recent MCAS Cherry Point show:

Jim Blohm
AlbedoImagery.com
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 21, 2014, 06:23:52 AM
Hi Keith.
That sounds like a lot of water for gear to deal with! Guessing it all survived, were you using a rain cover of some kind or just relying on canon weather sealing?
They are some big splashes, nice shot to set the scene.

Cheers Graham.


The roughness on the pavement is actually rain hitting standing water.
Here's a shot as we were waiting out the storm afterwards:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/12351280174_28f1a90001_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPrxhs)Sunset & rain Reno 2013 Sat 4342 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPrxhs) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on June 21, 2014, 12:17:07 PM
Hi Keith.
That sounds like a lot of water for gear to deal with! Guessing it all survived, were you using a rain cover of some kind or just relying on canon weather sealing?
They are some big splashes, nice shot to set the scene.

Cheers Graham.


The roughness on the pavement is actually rain hitting standing water.
Here's a shot as we were waiting out the storm afterwards:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/12351280174_28f1a90001_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jPrxhs)Sunset & rain Reno 2013 Sat 4342 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/jPrxhs) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Thanks Graham :)  No protection.  Seals and design were proven to be effective.  :)  I did have to wipe the lens's front element off every shot.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on July 02, 2014, 03:34:52 PM
I was reading this article earlier about the worlds first aerial protechnic display team. I would love to shoot this! There is potential for some great photography of this! 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10938006/The-worlds-first-aerial-pyrotechnic-formation-team-In-pictures.html?frame=2960204 (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10938006/The-worlds-first-aerial-pyrotechnic-formation-team-In-pictures.html?frame=2960204)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Jim Saunders on July 20, 2014, 05:08:27 PM
1Dx + 200-400; I ran the shutter up as fast as I could get away with, but there never is enough light is there?

Jim
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Jim Saunders on July 21, 2014, 12:41:50 AM
...But then if the performers slow the hell down and get closer, things like this happen.  Jim
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on July 21, 2014, 04:30:22 AM
Nice captures Jim!  Lighting is always an issue at airshows if you're a paying spectator.  At the Avalon show here the flight line gets some reasonable morning sun but most of it is gone by the time the flying program starts after 10am and the afternoon shots are all backlit. 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 21, 2014, 04:42:25 AM

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU)TBM tight & Low 8087 Nevada County AirFest 2013 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14254140735_1860e7f4b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHAcra)P-47 takeoff at sunset Chino POF 0957 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nHAcra) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/9046134542_27b38d5a74_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eMnNCW)P-38 120 Chino 2013 Sat 9145 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/eMnNCW) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on July 21, 2014, 08:54:58 AM
Really nice shots Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CaptainZero on July 21, 2014, 09:40:18 AM
(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/mnhomerental/Airshow%202010/Airshow2010-267_zpse0f4bc01.jpg)

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/mnhomerental/Oshkosh%202012/2012-07-27at16-46-18.jpg)

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/mnhomerental/Oshkosh%202012/2012-07-27at14-53-24.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on July 21, 2014, 10:03:19 AM
Nice series. I really like the P-40 with the black smoke in the background.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on July 21, 2014, 04:39:24 PM
Nice series. I really like the P-40 with the black smoke in the background.

+1
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CaptainZero on July 21, 2014, 11:12:46 PM
Thanks guys!.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: CaptainZero on July 21, 2014, 11:26:26 PM
I'm kind of partial to these too.

(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/mnhomerental/Oshkosh%202012/2012-07-26at16-44-20.jpg)


(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k610/mnhomerental/Oshkosh%202012/2012-07-26at17-01-05.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: rolsskk on July 29, 2014, 10:16:43 AM
Just a couple:
(http://i.imgur.com/yTlWYFN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NvwGGLT.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on July 29, 2014, 10:18:17 AM
I love the shot of the F-22.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on July 29, 2014, 11:13:41 AM
I love the shot of the F-22.  8)

+1
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: matukas on July 30, 2014, 05:48:05 AM
I don't know, if this qualifies into this topic, but here we go.
First time to shoot airshow and no clue how to do it  8)
Red Arrows in Tallinn, Estonia:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wLv_cHJ8Ujg/U7B_dsdxfAI/AAAAAAAAFJo/QYObWh0w7_c/s640/redarrows-tallinn-57.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2oHhxsrxiVA/U7B_q984OUI/AAAAAAAAFJU/ep0--rhnkzI/s640/redarrows-tallinn-91.jpg)

Not very close photos unfortunately due to lens restriction  ::)
Whole album here:
Red Arrows Tallinn 2014 (https://picasaweb.google.com/101160170645190868494/RedArrowsTallinn2014?authuser=0&feat=directlink)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 01, 2014, 07:25:57 AM
Love that shot of the F22!

Here is a couple I took at the Farnborough airshow recently. More on my Flickr. Comments and criticism welcome. Wish the clouds had been a bit fewer and further between, a bit of glinting sunlight off the bodywork would have made them look better I feel. All shot on 7D with 70-200 II and some with the 2x TC III.

1. Typhoon

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14786892302_ed4b93bba2.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owEFV1)RAF Typhoon (https://flic.kr/p/owEFV1) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

2. Red Arrows

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/14784900124_934a592675.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/owutH7)Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/owutH7) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 09:12:08 AM
I really like your Typhoon inverted with afterburner.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 01, 2014, 12:44:00 PM
Battle of Britain Flight Lancaster. Newcastle Airport, for last year's Sunderland Airshow.

Not really one for b&w conversions, but I thought this was appropriate.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/ncl_270713/lancaster_NCL_BW_5.jpg)

(bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/ncl_270713/lancaster_NCL_BW_5.jpg)).

Canon 7D, Siggy 70-200mm f/2.8 OS handheld.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 12:47:03 PM
The B&W is perfectly appropriate for this bird. Well done Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 01, 2014, 01:26:02 PM
I really like your Typhoon inverted with afterburner.  8)

Thanks, couple more of it on my Flickr :) I intend to get that printed out in A3 kinda size. Need to get a monitor calibrator first though after my last experience I think.

The B&W is perfectly appropriate for this bird. Well done Keith.

Seconded. Lovely shot. The WW2 planes often seem to catch my eye a bit more in b&w I think.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 04, 2014, 01:03:55 PM
Thanks all.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 04, 2014, 01:08:44 PM
Curtiss Kittyhawk
(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/ncl_270713/curtiss_kittyhawk_NCL_1.jpg)

(Bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/ncl_270713/curtiss_kittyhawk_NCL_1.jpg)).

Arguably wrong on a number of levels - I dropped the ball on the prop blur, and the light was in entirely the wrong place, meaning a lot of PP heavy lifting to get the highlights tamed, the detail out of the shadows, and the sky looking good - but for all that, it's got a certain drama.

Looks much better at the bigger size.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Scott_McPhee on August 17, 2014, 06:30:02 AM
English Electric Lightings at Bruntingthorpe

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3871/14579932140_a2615b7eb5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/odnXSm)Lighting 60th Anniversary, Bruntingthorpe 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/odnXSm) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14579929530_c8edebf381_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/odnX6m)Lighting 60th Anniversary, Bruntingthorpe 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/odnX6m) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14766484024_9cf211baed_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ouS6f9)Potentia!! (https://flic.kr/p/ouS6f9) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/14817440595_ce2ae0d329_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oznfRH)Defenders return (https://flic.kr/p/oznfRH) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14630892607_9ed117dd27_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ohT9D6)Scramble! (https://flic.kr/p/ohT9D6) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2917/14819020425_2147e1e3fa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ozvmua)Per Ardua ad Astra (https://flic.kr/p/ozvmua) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3905/14901182781_bc04efc908_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oGLsuv)Handover.... (https://flic.kr/p/oGLsuv) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14904241575_d538e2354a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oH38Lk)Push it! (https://flic.kr/p/oH38Lk) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14717693657_96f681ac15_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oqy2yV)QRA Ready (https://flic.kr/p/oqy2yV) by Scott_McPhee (https://www.flickr.com/people/75608889@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: tonyz on August 17, 2014, 10:00:11 AM
Fort Lauderdale Airshow a little while back
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Visual Approach on October 07, 2014, 06:54:39 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/15170227998_c83ab62a2d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p7xog9)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/15050376815_000126aa15_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oVX7Fr)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15277996950_df01c88b40_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ph4Jdw)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15245271087_f9d164282b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/peaZXv)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 07, 2014, 07:43:18 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU)TBM tight & Low 8087 Nevada County AirFest 2013 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6146/5935872409_f1c76b9b8e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/a3wU4K)Corsair / Nevada County Air Fest (https://flic.kr/p/a3wU4K) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5085/5261530390_8e9e2c875d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/91WHFd)P-38 and P-51 formation © Keith Breazeal 7769 (https://flic.kr/p/91WHFd) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LJ3Jim on October 07, 2014, 07:52:24 PM
From a fly day at Heritage Flight Museum (Skagit Airport, WA):

(http://www.lj3.com/misc/airplanes/A1_Start_1024.jpg)

(http://www.lj3.com/misc/airplanes/A1_1024.jpg)

(http://www.lj3.com/misc/airplanes/T6_1024.jpg)


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 07, 2014, 08:42:51 PM
Visual Approach, on Flickr


Great shots. I really like your first picture. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 07, 2014, 08:45:29 PM
From a fly day at Heritage Flight Museum (Skagit Airport, WA):


Beautiful pictures. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 07, 2014, 08:47:01 PM
I love your P-38 and P-51 formation shot. Well done Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 07, 2014, 09:10:20 PM
Thanks Click :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 07, 2014, 09:13:54 PM
Blue Angels Schlieren shockwave at Fleetweek

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15393787286_e0724ba813_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psibDC)Blue Angels Schlieren shockwave at Fleetweek © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/psibDC) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

working the light at sunrise

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/15209132622_d305c9e78f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/paYMfw)Mustang Sunrise Photo Tour CCA 2014 Sun1099 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/paYMfw) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

F-22 Raptor

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14967097578_f3b0b27631_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNAhEw)F-22 Raptor afterburner turn © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNAhEw) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Visual Approach on October 08, 2014, 12:40:56 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8523761046_64366c6783_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dZdvcm)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8501099786_ce88b2830a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dXdmMY)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8523762264_6dc5d72c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dZdvym)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: candyman on October 08, 2014, 06:20:52 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8523761046_64366c6783_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dZdvcm)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8501099786_ce88b2830a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dXdmMY)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8523762264_6dc5d72c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dZdvym)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

Wonderful photos. Excellent photos on your Flickr website. Some for amazing point shot.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 08, 2014, 07:34:45 AM
Beautiful series Visual Approach. I especially like the grey F18 with the dark sky in the background.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 08, 2014, 12:00:42 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8523761046_64366c6783_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dZdvcm)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8501099786_ce88b2830a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dXdmMY)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8523762264_6dc5d72c94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dZdvym)by Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr

Killer lighting on the Hornet :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 08, 2014, 12:03:42 PM
Old Glory sunrise

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/15186486326_5d1c30cf09_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8YHi9)B-25 Old Glory sunrise CCA 2014 Sun 1161 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/p8YHi9) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 08, 2014, 04:09:06 PM
Some great shots there Visual Approach!

Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

Sisters
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15422003022_d4c99503ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puMNcQ)
Spitfire (https://flic.kr/p/puMNcQ) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Formation flying
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15399269206_78de0a3c98_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psMheu)
Spitres and Hurricane (https://flic.kr/p/psMheu) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Break!
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15235756017_d9bef6e16f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pdkesz)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/pdkesz) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Twist
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15235706978_659dc91a9e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pdjYT5)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/pdjYT5) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: tolusina on October 08, 2014, 05:12:36 PM

Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

If your Lancaster photos are in focus and reasonably well exposed, please please post them.
I've been hoping some of you 'over there' would get to shoot those two together, their reunion being of historical interest.
Photos of the pair don't need to be art in order to be historic and iconic.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: candyman on October 09, 2014, 01:40:14 AM
Some great shots there Visual Approach!

Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

Sisters
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15422003022_d4c99503ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puMNcQ)
Spitfire (https://flic.kr/p/puMNcQ) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Formation flying
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/15399269206_78de0a3c98_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psMheu)
Spitres and Hurricane (https://flic.kr/p/psMheu) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Break!
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15235756017_d9bef6e16f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pdkesz)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/pdkesz) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Twist
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15235706978_659dc91a9e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pdjYT5)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/pdjYT5) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Great series!
I like the thrid and 4th photo. Wonderful!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: PhilA on October 09, 2014, 04:12:09 AM
http://www.philaphoto.com/imageLibrary/index.php?cat=310
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 09, 2014, 07:31:31 AM
Old Glory sunrise


Beautiful aircraft  8)  Nicely done Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 09, 2014, 07:32:32 AM


Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(



Very nice series. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 09, 2014, 01:10:57 PM
16' wireless pole-cam at the Reno Air Races.
Canon Rebel SL1 / 10-22mm

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/15073265710_c85acc28d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oXYqKy)Pole cam Mil stat Seabee Warbirds Reno 2014 Sun 3598 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oXYqKy) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 09, 2014, 02:56:22 PM

Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

If your Lancaster photos are in focus and reasonably well exposed, please please post them.
I've been hoping some of you 'over there' would get to shoot those two together, their reunion being of historical interest.
Photos of the pair don't need to be art in order to be historic and iconic.

I'll have a look at them again either tomorrow evening or next week, depends how many BTCC shots I take over the weekend.
Fair point about it being historic. I was stood where a B17 was doing an engine rev test while the Lancasters were overhead with a Spitfire and Hurricane at Duxford (didn't have a wide enough lens with me sadly, and the crowds were far too deep for me to get an on the ground shot), but the noise was incredible!!

I would dearly love to see them fly together again, especially if the Mosquito that is around someone could come over too! But that may just have to stay in my imagination...

Great series!
I like the thrid and 4th photo. Wonderful!

Thanks :) Must admit it bugs me that I didn't catch the planes in the edges of the 3rd one, was trying not to fall backwards into a tank at the time!

Very nice series. Well done.

Thanks  :)

With this positive feedback I will have to post some more sometime!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: bluemoon on October 09, 2014, 04:00:59 PM
from a show few months back.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: captainkanji on October 09, 2014, 05:06:58 PM
Canon 6D, 70-200 f/4L USM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9324537086_1e49663d40_b.jpg)

24-105
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5345/9321744329_ab85e72ca7_b.jpg)

70-200 f/4L
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/9331570850_6812eff33b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 09, 2014, 07:09:13 PM
from a show few months back.


Great shot.


Welcome to CR.  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 09, 2014, 08:22:59 PM
Hi Tolusina.
I'll take your word for that, here are a couple of mine, taken at Goodwood, poor viewing position, poor sky! I went to the Bournmouth Air Festival to see them fly together, great viewing position, much better weather, the Canadian Lancaster was grounded by an engine issue! :(
I'm not terribly happy with the pics, but at least I saw them together. I will confess to finding it difficult to shoot with tears in my eyes, they cause me great emotion, possibly due to my father having been a Normandy veteran (foot slogger not fly boy).

Cheers, Graham.



Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

If your Lancaster photos are in focus and reasonably well exposed, please please post them.
I've been hoping some of you 'over there' would get to shoot those two together, their reunion being of historical interest.
Photos of the pair don't need to be art in order to be historic and iconic.


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15467640266_cb303ba3aa_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15467640266/)
IMG_0684_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15467640266/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15487618241_f99919a4b7_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487618241/)
IMG_0690_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487618241/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15487660961_6d4930e141_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487660961/)
IMG_0675_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487660961/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: tolusina on October 09, 2014, 11:51:36 PM
Hi Tolusina.
I'll take your word for that, here are a couple of mine, taken at Goodwood, poor viewing position, poor sky! I went to the Bournmouth Air Festival to see them fly together, great viewing position, much better weather, the Canadian Lancaster was grounded by an engine issue! :(
I'm not terribly happy with the pics, but at least I saw them together. I will confess to finding it difficult to shoot with tears in my eyes, they cause me great emotion, possibly due to my father having been a Normandy veteran (foot slogger not fly boy).

Cheers, Graham.



Here are a few I took at Duxford recently. I felt the skies ruined nearly all my shots of the two Lancasters together. Have kept the shots to try to go back to one day, but I think they are beyond hope  :(

If your Lancaster photos are in focus and reasonably well exposed, please please post them.
I've been hoping some of you 'over there' would get to shoot those two together, their reunion being of historical interest.
Photos of the pair don't need to be art in order to be historic and iconic.


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3934/15467640266_cb303ba3aa_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15467640266/)
IMG_0684_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15467640266/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/15487618241_f99919a4b7_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487618241/)
IMG_0690_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487618241/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15487660961_6d4930e141_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487660961/)
IMG_0675_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487660961/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Thank you Graham.
No, these photos aren't the high quality art as we see from Keith Breazeal regularly, but no matter.
From what I know, those are the last two Lancs flying and rather historic that they got the opportunity to fly together. It's very possible they'll never fly together again.

Photos of these old Birds are a reminder of The Greatest Generation, all that they did, all that they sacrificed.
Treasure these photos, the reminder of the teary eyed moment and all the reasons why you teared.
 
dhr90, please, your Lanc photos too!!
---
@captainkanji,
Thank You for the Diamond Lil photo above, the B-24 my Father flew was the "Chicken Ship".

I have Dad's copy of Stephen E. Ambrose' "The Wild Blue", which is mostly an account of George McGovern's B-24 missions with the 15th Air Force, 455th Bomb Group.
Dad's copy is annotated and footnoted, includes a copy of Dad's flight log. Dad flew with the 454th Bomb Group on many of the same missions that McGovern flew.
Reading Ambrose' account of McGovern's missions is also reading about Dad's.
---
I've been following this thread closely since its beginning, I sincerely Thank You All for your contributions, wish I had photos to contribute.
Thanks too to all those that have dedicated so much to keeping these birds flying.
 
For those who don't already know, WWII air crew losses exceeded those of even Infantry. So many did so much from the Home Front to the Battle Fronts, we owe an un-payable debt to all.
The Greatest Generation certainly has my gratitude that they did what they did so that following generations won't have to on that scale, hopefully, never again.

Aside, as emotional as these WWII War Bird photos are for me, I think my favorite photo of the thread is way back several pages, a Mustang And a Warthog together. You really didn't want to be in the other side's tank if either of those approached.
 
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You All.


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: jarrodeu on October 10, 2014, 02:01:23 AM
Some older military aircraft.
Jarrod
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/126136279/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/116090644/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/121674546/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/131204971/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/131204963/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/148043484/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/156377302/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/jarrodeu/image/156377333/original.jpg)

http://pbase.com/jarrodeu
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 10, 2014, 04:29:14 AM
Hi Jarrod.
Some very emotive shots beautifully done.
Some really nice shots on this thread, please keep up the good work.
No excuse not to post Lancaster pics now, I've set the bar nice and low for others!
Here's a couple of other pics from the Goodwood Revival Airshow.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3945/15490735575_c0e1c4bcc9_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490735575/)
IMG_0626_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490735575/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Just so you know this Spitfire is not parked on the roof, confession, I did not realise until after that I'd achieved this alignment, I couldn't have done it if I'd tried!
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15487588111_8c546f847a_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487588111/)
IMG_0631_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487588111/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15467618456_1322223b5d_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15467618456/)
IMG_0644_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15467618456/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15304176927_c75e9c9301_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15304176927/)
IMG_0656_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15304176927/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15304220977_0a424c28ed_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15304220977/)
IMG_0786_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15304220977/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15490438392_0c598f212e_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490438392/)
IMG_0787_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490438392/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15303887579_69d47c44e9_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15303887579/)
IMG_0804_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15303887579/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Merlin engined ME109.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15490798385_e8abedfc06_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490798385/)
IMG_0855_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490798385/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15487654131_04495fd15d_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487654131/)
IMG_0865_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15487654131/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Way to view with style!
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15490450872_563d2c79b0_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490450872/)
IMG_0892_DxO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/15490450872/) by Valvebounce25 (https://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Sorry they are all from below, can't help how they are presented!

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: bluemoon on October 10, 2014, 11:16:16 AM
from a show few months back.


Great shot.


Welcome to CR.  :)

thanx!

Here's a shot I really like, but am not getting any feedback on. Am I crazy for liking it?

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 10, 2014, 01:12:14 PM
Hi bluemoon.
It is an interesting shot of operational activities surrounding flight, I'm kind of interested, but only because I'd like to have seen more, being able to identify the type of plane might add interest, but only if it is a favourite of mine otherwise it would not help. Do you have a wider crop, then you could ask which one people prefer.
Crazy for liking it, no but it is your narrative that it enhances.

Cheers, Graham.

from a show few months back.


Great shot.


Welcome to CR.  :)

thanx!

Here's a shot I really like, but am not getting any feedback on. Am I crazy for liking it?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: bluemoon on October 10, 2014, 01:58:05 PM
Hi bluemoon.
It is an interesting shot of operational activities surrounding flight, I'm kind of interested, but only because I'd like to have seen more, being able to identify the type of plane might add interest, but only if it is a favourite of mine otherwise it would not help. Do you have a wider crop, then you could ask which one people prefer.
Crazy for liking it, no but it is your narrative that it enhances.

Cheers, Graham.

from a show few months back.


Great shot.


Welcome to CR.  :)

thanx!

Here's a shot I really like, but am not getting any feedback on. Am I crazy for liking it?

here's a wider shot. I'll have to dig up the picture from the front. I think it's one of the gliders from WWII that was converted to powered later on.

I like the reverse of what we normally expect. The subject is dark and the background is bright. Even though backlight, most of those shots have the subject brighter than the background. Yes, the face is not as dark as the uniform, but still. . .

pierre
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Post by: dhr90 on October 10, 2014, 04:08:47 PM
Been going through some shots from this years airshows tonight

Super Hornet
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/15495345921_21be8be0f1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBgGuz)
F18 Hornet (https://flic.kr/p/pBgGuz) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

As requested, some shots of the two Lancs together. These are from Clacton when we had blue skies (and my composition was a bit better). The shots from Duxford really are bad, I can't see them being savable, exposure wildly off, not properly focussed as I would like, the clouds really ruined the photography aspect.

1.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15311809228_c6a99469b0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pk42qQ)
British and Canadian Lancaster bombers (https://flic.kr/p/pk42qQ) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

2. (I think I was massively lucky to get this shot from this angle)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15498113532_e4dcb1bc96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBvTd1)
British and Canadian Lancaster bombers (https://flic.kr/p/pBvTd1) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

3. Hate the Abberation on the underside of the engines, but lightroom can only do so much and I don't have photoshop to take it out properly.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15498482175_0d8978ff87_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBxLMV)
British and Canadian Lancaster bombers (https://flic.kr/p/pBxLMV) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

4. Not my favourite shot, just a different angle hence my inclusion.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15498124262_cd798a0f28_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBvWp1)
British and Canadian Lancaster bombers (https://flic.kr/p/pBvWp1) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Valvebounce on October 10, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
Hi dhr.
Very good shots, I like the vapour on the hornet, and this shot of the Lancs is fantastic for the fact that they presented topside to you, it is a nice shot anyway up.

Cheers, Graham.

Been going through some shots from this years airshows tonight

Super Hornet


As requested, some shots of the two Lancs together. These are from Clacton when we had blue skies (and my composition was a bit better). The shots from Duxford really are bad, I can't see them being savable, exposure wildly off, not properly focussed as I would like, the clouds really ruined the photography aspect.


2. (I think I was massively lucky to get this shot from this angle)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15498113532_e4dcb1bc96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBvTd1)
British and Canadian Lancaster bombers (https://flic.kr/p/pBvTd1) by Matt Roberts101 (https://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

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Post by: Click on October 10, 2014, 08:40:21 PM
I really like your Super Hornet shot dhr90. Well done.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 10, 2014, 10:53:19 PM
B-29 "FiFi

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14395350772_e55167e0db_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nW4WfY)B-29 FiFi Sunrise Mather 7 June 2014 3095 vin © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nW4WfY) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/14393374221_b1b865a639_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nVTNGv)B-29 FiFi Cockpit  Mather 7 June 2014 3334 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nVTNGv) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/14537752894_bea1dd0daf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9DMrY)B-29 Super Fortress Under the Stars © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/o9DMrY) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on October 10, 2014, 10:57:56 PM
The B&W version of the cockpit is very cool.  8)  Nicely done Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 11, 2014, 01:12:23 AM
The B&W version of the cockpit is very cool.  8)  Nicely done Keith.

Thanks :)  It was a fun project using one of my Milky Way photos. Kind of a "Millennium Falcon" look.
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Post by: Roo on December 30, 2014, 03:47:43 AM
Stumbled over this on youtube today.  Some great timelapse video of the boneyard included in the show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B7VA4SOftY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B7VA4SOftY)

On a side note, I'm itching for the Australian Airshow at Avalon in Feb/Mar :D  Already confirmed that the F22 is returning along with F16s from the US and Singapore (2 of the Black Knights display team) and a lot of WW1 aircraft will be coming from NZ.
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Post by: 2n10 on December 30, 2014, 06:08:54 AM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Odds%20and%20ends/20141216-IMG_8719.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Odds%20and%20ends/20141216-IMG_8719.jpg.html)
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Post by: TexPhoto on January 03, 2015, 10:51:43 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16005067337_1f1549aece_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qoj9UR)REX50016 3-2 (https://flic.kr/p/qoj9UR) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: MarcMuick on January 28, 2015, 08:58:13 AM
From the Airpower 2013 in Zeltweg Austria!
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Post by: Click on January 28, 2015, 09:11:43 AM
From the Airpower 2013 in Zeltweg Austria!


Great shots. I especially like the last one. Well done.
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Post by: martinslade on January 28, 2015, 11:11:38 AM
Some great shots here... you've inspired me to post my favourite shot from last years air-show at Weston-super-Mare here in the UK...
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 02, 2015, 02:15:30 AM
Some more... from the Airpower 2013 in Zeltweg !
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Post by: Click on February 02, 2015, 08:25:41 AM
Some more... from the Airpower 2013 in Zeltweg !

Great shots Marc. I especially like the F-16. Nicely done.
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Post by: zim on February 02, 2015, 02:47:34 PM
Thought I'd add my effort of this much photographed old lady.
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Post by: Click on February 02, 2015, 03:06:01 PM
Thought I'd add my effort of this much photographed old lady.

I love the dramatic look of the sky in this shot. Nicely done.
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 03, 2015, 05:37:01 AM
Also from the Airpower 2013.... ;)
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Post by: Click on February 03, 2015, 07:19:02 AM
Also from the Airpower 2013.... ;)

I really like the first picture.
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 09, 2015, 03:29:39 AM
Airpower2013
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Post by: Click on February 09, 2015, 07:06:02 AM
Really nice shots, Marc. Well done.
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Post by: Roo on February 09, 2015, 07:11:23 AM
Love that Viper shot Marc :)
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 10, 2015, 01:56:25 AM
Viper Climbing.... :)
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Post by: Click on February 10, 2015, 06:16:29 AM
Viper Climbing.... :)

Cool shot.  8)
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 10, 2015, 03:02:01 PM
What lenses did you use for these shots?
I have the 70-3300 canon L lens.
What settings are best?
I usually shoot prop planes and like to blur the propeller so it looks like it's flying, but that blurs the plane sometimes.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on February 10, 2015, 04:22:34 PM
Very nice first post, Stahlhelms. Welcome to CR.
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 10, 2015, 04:33:36 PM
Thanks, I have a few more from the Reading WWII Weekend Air Show...
I'm still learning all the 'tricks' to getting better shots.
I have some really clear shots of planes, but the propellers are 'frozen in time' and I am trying to slow the  shutter to get them blurred without blurring the whole picture....not easy for me at this time.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 10, 2015, 07:39:35 PM
Hi Stahlhelms.
Very nice shots, Mustangs are such... Is it wrong to call an instrument of death beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing aircraft. Is the third shot a T6 Texan? My freind and I were taking long exposures of a small waterfall at a local beach 2 weekends ago and we were quite literally buzzed by what I believe was the aircraft type in your picture, I say buzzed as he was low and shifting, no time from first hearing it to passed by and behind the clif to grab a shot, but it made both our day to see it.
Area was at Brook, Isle of Wight, southern England.

Cheers, Graham.


What lenses did you use for these shots?
I have the 70-3300 canon L lens.
What settings are best?
I usually shoot prop planes and like to blur the propeller so it looks like it's flying, but that blurs the plane sometimes.
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 10, 2015, 08:57:00 PM
Yep, it's a Texan.
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Post by: 49616E on February 10, 2015, 11:03:47 PM
A F-22 Raptor doing some heavy banking.
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Post by: candyman on February 11, 2015, 12:34:15 AM
A F-22 Raptor doing some heavy banking.

Awesome photo. In that angle it looks like something not from here...
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 11, 2015, 12:37:11 AM
Mustang take off   8)
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Post by: Roo on February 11, 2015, 01:57:00 AM
Hi Stahlhelms.
Very nice shots, Mustangs are such... Is it wrong to call an instrument of death beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing aircraft. Is the third shot a T6 Texan? My freind and I were taking long exposures of a small waterfall at a local beach 2 weekends ago and we were quite literally buzzed by what I believe was the aircraft type in your picture, I say buzzed as he was low and shifting, no time from first hearing it to passed by and behind the clif to grab a shot, but it made both our day to see it.
Area was at Brook, Isle of Wight, southern England.

Cheers, Graham.



You're correct Graham.  The T6 Texan was also known as the Harvard in Commonwealth countries and the Australian made Wirraway is also related to it.  The planes in the attached pic are the Harvards/Texans of the Southern Knights Formation Aerobatics team.

Cheers

Phil
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on February 11, 2015, 02:27:35 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14967097578_f3b0b27631_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNAhEw)F-22 Raptor afterburner turn © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNAhEw) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 11, 2015, 04:04:18 AM
MAX AB
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Post by: FEBS on February 11, 2015, 05:59:17 AM
An old one, the Bleriot XI, which I did spot on the Belgian Airforce Day last year.

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Sport/Vliegtuig/Airshow-Kleine-Brogel-2014/i-TGJHd5n/0/L/20140914-_1D_6742-L.jpg)
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Post by: Click on February 11, 2015, 06:39:15 AM
F-22 Raptor afterburner turn © Keith Breazeal

Great shot Keith. Love it with the AB.
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Post by: Click on February 11, 2015, 06:40:13 AM
A F-22 Raptor doing some heavy banking.


Cool shot.  8)  Well done.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 11, 2015, 07:16:19 AM
Thanks for the conformation.

Cheers, Graham.

Yep, it's a Texan.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 11, 2015, 07:22:07 AM
Hi Roo.
Thanks for that, my main thought at the time we got buzzed was damn why is the camera locked on a tripod with a ND4 grad on the front, next thought was where'd he go!

Still great to see, sometimes we have Spitfires fly over the house, that is nice.

Cheers, Graham.

You're correct Graham.  The T6 Texan was also known as the Harvard in Commonwealth countries and the Australian made Wirraway is also related to it.  The planes in the attached pic are the Harvards/Texans of the Southern Knights Formation Aerobatics team.

Cheers

Phil
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 11, 2015, 07:23:52 AM
Hi.
Very cool, I'm guessing that much turbulence above the wings really classifies as a stall!

Cheers, Graham.

A F-22 Raptor doing some heavy banking.
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Post by: zim on February 11, 2015, 08:11:08 AM
A F-22 Raptor doing some heavy banking.

WOW I like that!


Thanks for the earlier comment Click, appreciated.
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Post by: lion rock on February 11, 2015, 08:28:16 AM
FEBS,
Those men in their crazy machines!
Made with cloth, wood, wires and metal, and in an open "cockpit", what guts these men have to fly them.  In an age of jets, these prop jobs are really cute, wonderful flying contraptions!
Like you photo.
-r

An old one, the Bleriot XI, which I did spot on the Belgian Airforce Day last year.

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Post by: Valvebounce on February 11, 2015, 09:11:35 AM
Hi FEBS.
Very nice shot, such a fragile looking device, my how far we have come since 1909 when you compare it to things like the F-22!

Cheers, Graham.

An old one, the Bleriot XI, which I did spot on the Belgian Airforce Day last year.

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Sport/Vliegtuig/Airshow-Kleine-Brogel-2014/i-TGJHd5n/0/L/20140914-_1D_6742-L.jpg)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on February 11, 2015, 12:39:47 PM
Pull up!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6815096055_83f52023bf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/boe9C8)F-22 Raptor in a vapor storm © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/boe9C8) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: candyman on February 11, 2015, 12:45:12 PM
Pull up!


F-22 Raptor in a vapor storm © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/boe9C8) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr


WOW! Fantastic shot
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Post by: Click on February 11, 2015, 01:13:42 PM
Pull up!

Awesome!  8)
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Post by: lion rock on February 11, 2015, 01:32:47 PM
As Jim Carey said: "He's-s-smokin'!"
Superb.
-r


Pull up!

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Post by: mfmalk on February 11, 2015, 02:33:23 PM
http://www.losttracksoftime.com/p47324941 (http://www.losttracksoftime.com/p47324941)

Some modern-day World War II stuff...
Matthew

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Post by: dhr90 on February 11, 2015, 02:36:03 PM
Can we have some more F22 Raptor photos please?  ;D

Are the front landing gear wheels on the Bleriot specially designed for it? The look very similar to bike wheels...
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 11, 2015, 02:40:05 PM
Here is another one...
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 11, 2015, 02:40:44 PM
It's making me do them one at a time...
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 11, 2015, 02:41:23 PM
B29...
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Post by: Click on February 11, 2015, 02:43:34 PM
Very nice series, Stahlhelms. Keep posting.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on February 11, 2015, 03:39:17 PM
Edwards AFB
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/14067572249_b1c39fe7f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nr6Z88)SR-71 Sunset Edwards AFB DXO LR V2 vib 9424 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nr6Z88) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on February 11, 2015, 04:21:32 PM
That's a pretty cool shot.  8)  Well done Keith.
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Post by: Menios on February 12, 2015, 06:23:47 AM
Hello, this is my first post on canonrumours  forum :), here are some of my aviation pics

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/1Dto0W.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/538/K2JcMu.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/D0FOxF.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/812/img4426oh.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/NrBx7g.jpg)



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Post by: FEBS on February 12, 2015, 07:12:00 AM
Hello, this is my first post on canonrumours  forum :), here are some of my aviation pics

Welcome,

Great shots. how did you manage to get that second shot?
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Post by: Click on February 12, 2015, 08:29:46 AM
Hello, this is my first post on canonrumours  forum :), here are some of my aviation pics

Great first post. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Menios on February 12, 2015, 09:19:46 AM
Hello, this is my first post on canonrumours  forum :), here are some of my aviation pics

Welcome,

Great shots. how did you manage to get that second shot?

Many thanks, the second pic was shot in Swiss Alps during Axalp live fire exercise. I shot it with 7D + EF 500mm f/4l is II usm +TC 1.4 III
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Post by: Oldcracker on February 12, 2015, 06:07:25 PM
Edwards AFB
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/14067572249_b1c39fe7f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nr6Z88)SR-71 Sunset Edwards AFB DXO LR V2 vib 9424 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nr6Z88) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Beautiful, Keith. Solitary shot of the aircraft which has been confirmed (maybe) to have the highest operational ceiling and fastest speed at whatever altitude its pilots chose to fly of all operational aircraft ever. Its last record - Edwards AFB to Andrews AFB, ground to ground - 91 minutes. I've seen one up close at Huntsville's Air & Space Museum and it is the most ominous aircraft I've ever seen. Too bad that the SR-71 has been sunsetted (as your great shot symbolizes) for being too costly to continue to operate.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 12, 2015, 07:48:02 PM
Hi Menios.
Great shots, was the second shot taken horizontal as it banked up a valley, i.e. you and the plane at roughly the same height, or were you shooting down on it.
Really like the shot with the afterburners in the night, and the Red Arrows is nicely framed, very nice would make a good wall hanger.

Cheers, Graham.

Hello, this is my first post on canonrumours  forum :), here are some of my aviation pics
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Post by: MarcMuick on February 13, 2015, 03:02:01 AM
Hello, this is my first post on canonrumours  forum :), here are some of my aviation pics

Very nice Panning  on the F5..... :-) I guess Axalp !!!! :-)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on February 13, 2015, 03:24:07 AM
Hawker Sea Fury
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7251504710_2dc34eab8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh)Dennis Sanders Hawker Sea Fury "Argonaut" © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Sporgon on February 13, 2015, 05:59:22 AM
Hawker Sea Fury
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7251504710_2dc34eab8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh)Dennis Sanders Hawker Sea Fury "Argonaut" © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Great shot of a Sea Fury.

Amazing to think that this aircraft was designed by the same guy who designed the Sopwith Pup and Camel in 1916/17 - Sydney Camm.
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Post by: Stahlhelms on February 13, 2015, 08:54:10 AM
More "planes at the beach"
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 13, 2015, 09:28:59 AM
Hi Keith.
As per usual, a very nice shot, fantastic panning, detail is crystal clear! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

Hawker Sea Fury
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7251504710_2dc34eab8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh)Dennis Sanders Hawker Sea Fury "Argonaut" © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on February 13, 2015, 09:31:14 AM
Hawker Sea Fury




Beautiful shot, very nice panning. Well done Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on February 13, 2015, 02:01:34 PM
Thanks guys :)  This was one of my top 10 favorites from last season.  I really like some of the smaller local shows that have good lighting and a tree line backdrop.  I'm getting a lot pickier in my old age.  LOL
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Post by: dhr90 on February 13, 2015, 02:46:37 PM
Edwards AFB
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/14067572249_b1c39fe7f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nr6Z88)SR-71 Sunset Edwards AFB DXO LR V2 vib 9424 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nr6Z88) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Beautiful, Keith. Solitary shot of the aircraft which has been confirmed (maybe) to have the highest operational ceiling and fastest speed at whatever altitude its pilots chose to fly of all operational aircraft ever. Its last record - Edwards AFB to Andrews AFB, ground to ground - 91 minutes. I've seen one up close at Huntsville's Air & Space Museum and it is the most ominous aircraft I've ever seen. Too bad that the SR-71 has been sunsetted (as your great shot symbolizes) for being too costly to continue to operate.

What is the distance between those two bases? There is one at the Duxford museum in the UK, whilst its dwarfed by the B52 in the same hanger, the Blackbird just has that presence about it...
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Post by: rhettw on February 13, 2015, 03:30:18 PM
My images from the 2012 Wings Over Houston Air Show

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/16335387247_85e6de26c0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qTv8vH)Poster 4096b (https://flic.kr/p/qTv8vH) by rhettww (https://www.flickr.com/people/64812150@N05/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on February 13, 2015, 03:39:48 PM
...Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: 49616E on February 13, 2015, 07:53:12 PM
Hi.
Very cool, I'm guessing that much turbulence above the wings really classifies as a stall!

Cheers, Graham.


I suppose you are right!

Also thanks for the accolades everyone.
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Post by: Roo on February 28, 2015, 03:13:55 AM
Some from Friday at the airshow at Avalon. 
A C-17 creating a mini tornado as it reverses up the runway. 
RAAF F-18F supplying it's own light source.
F-18Fs lined up taxiing back.
Singapore Air Force Black Knight's F-16s
The Immortals wall of fire - Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart
FA-18A full afterburner climb.
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Post by: Roo on February 28, 2015, 03:30:55 AM
A C-130Q on a fire bombing demo.  There was also an Avro RJ-85 (converted BAe 146) doing a demo.  13000 litres dumped in 2 secs.
An Extra 330 racing around flares instead of pylons.
Otto the helicopter (Schweitzer 300) carrying the Australian flag while setting off fireworks.
The C-130J setting off the angel flare countermeasure.
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Post by: Click on February 28, 2015, 07:29:11 AM
Some from Friday at the airshow at Avalon. 
A C-17 creating a mini tornado as it reverses up the runway. 
RAAF F-18F supplying it's own light source.
F-18Fs lined up taxiing back.
Singapore Air Force Black Knight's F-16s
The Immortals wall of fire - Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart
FA-18A full afterburner climb.

Beautiful series. I really like the mini tornado.
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Post by: Roo on February 28, 2015, 08:23:09 AM
Some from Friday at the airshow at Avalon. 
A C-17 creating a mini tornado as it reverses up the runway. 
RAAF F-18F supplying it's own light source.
F-18Fs lined up taxiing back.
Singapore Air Force Black Knight's F-16s
The Immortals wall of fire - Jurgis Kairys and Skip Stewart
FA-18A full afterburner climb.


Beautiful series. I really like the mini tornado.

Thanks Click! 
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Post by: Carel on February 28, 2015, 09:37:43 AM
Some old ones taken in 2010.

I am following this forum already for many years. This is my first post. Hope it goes well (with uploading the pics)
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Post by: Viper28 on February 28, 2015, 09:44:27 AM
been a while since I check on this thread so here are a few from the UK low fly zone of the 48th FW F15E's:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/16419450711_52a78b8f1e_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/16395240656_78f5b510ca_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8621/16396206488_3f294557c8_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/15963652903_7894f8588d_b.jpg)
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Post by: Click on February 28, 2015, 09:45:09 AM
Some old ones taken in 2010.

I am following this forum already for many years. This is my first post. Hope it goes well (with uploading the pics)

Great first post. I especially like the F16.

Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Click on February 28, 2015, 09:46:12 AM
been a while since I check on this thread so here are a few from the UK low fly zone of the 48th FW F15E's:


Awesome shots. Well done Simon.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 01, 2015, 08:45:48 PM
Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Hi Carel.
Very nice shots, welcome, please post more.

Hi Viper.
Great shots looking down on them. Forgot to say on the other post, I think it was yours, trying to tear the wings off in the rain? Excellent!

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Roo on March 03, 2015, 03:58:46 AM
Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 03, 2015, 08:12:26 PM
Hi Roo.
Yet again very nice shots, do you know, are they replicas or preserved originals?

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying
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Post by: expatinasia on March 03, 2015, 11:51:08 PM
been a while since I check on this thread so here are a few from the UK low fly zone of the 48th FW F15E's:

Simon, those shots are mind blowingly good!

Wow, do you ever take friends along to shoot with you? Must be quite an experience even if you don't want to take pictures!
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Post by: candyman on March 04, 2015, 12:28:05 AM
Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying

Very nice series Roo.

The airplane in the fourth picture is odd.
Doesn't seem te be one that was used in the period that the Haters were in power. So don't get it why they put a swastika.
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Post by: privatebydesign on March 04, 2015, 01:08:55 AM
Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying

Very nice series Roo.

The airplane in the fourth picture is odd.
Doesn't seem te be one that was used in the period that the Haters were in power. So don't get it why they put a swastika.

The Haters swastika was quite different, it was at 45º and the 'legs' went the other way. As it is drawn on the earlier plane it is as the religious symbol in India and the Far East, it is important in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and is sometimes actually drawn the other way around too. But I believe only the Haters's drew it at 45º. In Europe and the USA it is very stigmatised and closely connected to Fascism and extreme right wing leaning people, whereas in India and the Far East it has no such connotations and is considered auspicious. It is a little disconcerting the first few times Westerners see it daubed randomly in holy places though.

Obviously it is a German plane and I am sure it progressed from the original auspicious symbol it represents as drawn into the Haters version many of us are familiar with.
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Post by: candyman on March 04, 2015, 02:21:49 AM
Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying

Very nice series Roo.

The airplane in the fourth picture is odd.
Doesn't seem te be one that was used in the period that the Haters were in power. So don't get it why they put a swastika.

The Haters swastika was quite different, it was at 45º and the 'legs' went the other way. As it is drawn on the earlier plane it is as the religious symbol in India and the Far East, it is important in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and is sometimes actually drawn the other way around too. But I believe only the Haters's drew it at 45º. In Europe and the USA it is very stigmatised and closely connected to Fascism and extreme right wing leaning people, whereas in India and the Far East it has no such connotations and is considered auspicious. It is a little disconcerting the first few times Westerners see it daubed randomly in holy places though.

Obviously it is a German plane and I am sure it progressed from the original auspicious symbol it represents as drawn into the Haters version many of us are familiar with.

True, the Haters used the swastika as you said 45 degrees but also mirrored compared to the sign on the plane.
The combination of the black cross (implication that it is a German - or Haters - airplane) and the swastika (the way it is drawn here on the airplane) is questionable. If it would be an Indian plane the swastika could make sense but not the black cross. Just puzzled here...
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Post by: Zekealot on March 04, 2015, 04:11:50 AM
There were a few famous WW1 pilots that used the eastern swastika as a personal symbol, it's not intended to be the Naza swastika
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Post by: Roo on March 04, 2015, 06:02:36 AM
Hi Roo.
Yet again very nice shots, do you know, are they replicas or preserved originals?

Cheers, Graham.



There was a mixture of restoration, reproduction and replica aircraft Graham.  Most of the 11 flying at the show came from the Vintage Aviator in NZ.  It took them 5 days to dismantle and pack them into a container and another 3 days to reassemble when they got here (they assure me there were no left over parts!). A couple of the replicas were made years ago for the movie the Blue Max including a Pfalz copy that was made from a Gypsy Moth.  They can now make reproduction Mercedes aero engines. They said the parts are relatively cheap but a full reproduction aircraft will still cost you 7 figures.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 04, 2015, 09:28:15 AM
Hi Roo.
I don't doubt that, has anyone come out with a saying for plane similar to the boat one? As in BOAT means Bust Out Another Thousand!

Cheers, Graham.

They said the parts are relatively cheap but a full reproduction aircraft will still cost you 7 figures.
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Post by: dhr90 on March 04, 2015, 03:00:47 PM
Hi Roo.
I don't doubt that, has anyone come out with a saying for plane similar to the boat one? As in BOAT means Bust Out Another Thousand!

Cheers, Graham.

They said the parts are relatively cheap but a full reproduction aircraft will still cost you 7 figures.

Can't help you with planes, but LOTUS (the car maker), means Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 05, 2015, 01:44:52 AM
Grumman F3F-2
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/9043871157_30bc845fb4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eMbcP4)F3F-2 static Chino 2013 Fri C1 7286 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/eMbcP4) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 06, 2015, 01:12:12 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/9043865593_29f39541f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eMbba8)B-25 Guardian of Freedom Chino 2013 sat 9033 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/eMbba8) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: candyman on March 06, 2015, 02:10:10 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/9043865593_29f39541f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eMbba8)B-25 Guardian of Freedom Chino 2013 sat 9033 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/eMbba8) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
That's a very nice photo Keith.
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Post by: Click on March 06, 2015, 08:14:29 AM
B-25 Guardian of Freedom Chino 2013 sat 9033 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/eMbba8) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

I really like this shot. Nicely done Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 06, 2015, 12:31:13 PM
Thanks guys :) 
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Post by: Viper28 on March 06, 2015, 12:33:21 PM
been a while since I check on this thread so here are a few from the UK low fly zone of the 48th FW F15E's:

Simon, those shots are mind blowingly good!

Wow, do you ever take friends along to shoot with you? Must be quite an experience even if you don't want to take pictures!

Thanks all!

Yes I have taken people up there with me  but TBH it can be a bit boring. Its very hit and miss if you see anything, these are operational sorties so they may or may not appear. You get to see them for 5 or 6 seconds, so yes AF and FPS are important to me.

Most common around Wales are the BAe Systems Hawks:
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(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/15043964286_126fa12d48_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14880414577_116621e326_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/15043961666_ce61fbcae5_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/13920675784_5dd4ca3421_b.jpg)
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Post by: Click on March 06, 2015, 12:40:14 PM
Very nice series, Simon.
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Post by: Visual Approach on March 06, 2015, 01:39:03 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8664/16363293988_32c834b57d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qVYadq)
Visual Approach (https://www.flickr.com/people/66035662@N00/), on Flickr
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Post by: candyman on March 06, 2015, 01:53:40 PM

Very nice series indeed.
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Post by: candyman on March 06, 2015, 01:54:59 PM



Great photo Glen
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Post by: Viper28 on March 06, 2015, 02:51:04 PM
Lovely air-2-air Glenn  :)
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2015, 05:02:20 PM
Hi Kieth.
B-25 Guardian of Freedom
Beautiful Shot stunning looking aircraft, glad I don't have to polish it! :D
Did they rip the top wing off the Grumman F3F-2 and call it the F4F?

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2015, 05:06:55 PM
Hi Simon.
Very nice series of the Hawks, do they ever give a thumbs up to you for climbing all that way to look down on them? ;D Probably not, guess they are a bit busy in a confined place!  ::)

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2015, 05:08:01 PM
Hi Glenn, +1

Cheers, Graham.

Lovely air-2-air Glenn  :)
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Post by: Viper28 on March 07, 2015, 12:16:53 PM
Hi Simon.
Very nice series of the Hawks, do they ever give a thumbs up to you for climbing all that way to look down on them? ;D Probably not, guess they are a bit busy in a confined place!  ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks! Rare for the hawk crews as thats a trainee and a IP, one of which will be praying for his life at 250" / 450-knots. The frontline crews, particularly the rear navigators quite often do, USAF Eagle crews are probably the most frequent, but the best are probably the C130 Hercules crews who hang out windows, open backs etc. Mind you they are a lot slower!
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Post by: Roo on March 07, 2015, 04:06:37 PM
Hi Simon.
Very nice series of the Hawks, do they ever give a thumbs up to you for climbing all that way to look down on them? ;D Probably not, guess they are a bit busy in a confined place!  ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks! Rare for the hawk crews as thats a trainee and a IP, one of which will be praying for his life at 250" / 450-knots. The frontline crews, particularly the rear navigators quite often do, USAF Eagle crews are probably the most frequent, but the best are probably the C130 Hercules crews who hang out windows, open backs etc. Mind you they are a lot slower!

Sometimes the even fall out the back  ;D

Great shots Simon.  I would love to get to that location someday :)

I really liked  Glenn's air to air shot and Keith's B25. Like Graham, I'm glad I don't have to polish it :)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 07, 2015, 05:00:26 PM
Thanks for the nice comments on the B-25 photo :)

More stuff to polish...

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14250858881_54d1c6a858_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHinRt)B-17 sentimental Journey Chino 2014 sat 0395 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nHinRt) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on March 07, 2015, 08:20:30 PM
Beautiful aircraft, beautiful picture. Nicely done, Keith.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 07, 2015, 08:23:23 PM
Hi Keith.
Another lovely picture, these warbirds are kept in stunning condition.
I just tried to polish the dirt off that port engine cowling with my thumb, it won't come off!  :D

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks for the nice comments on the B-25 photo :)

More stuff to polish...

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14250858881_54d1c6a858_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHinRt)B-17 sentimental Journey Chino 2014 sat 0395 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nHinRt) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on March 07, 2015, 08:55:29 PM

I just tried to polish the dirt off that port engine cowling with my thumb, it won't come off!  :D

Cheers, Graham.



gold  ;D
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Post by: Click on March 07, 2015, 08:58:49 PM
I just tried to polish the dirt off that port engine cowling with my thumb, it won't come off!  :D

 ;D
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Post by: TexPhoto on March 15, 2015, 12:34:22 AM
Another C-17 flyby today.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8709/16196076914_0c2e06b86d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qFc8pq)
SE9A1036lr (https://flic.kr/p/qFc8pq) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 15, 2015, 02:29:09 AM
Grumman TBM Avenger

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9297204360_49fd1c1abe_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU)TBM tight & Low 8087 Nevada County AirFest 2013 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on March 15, 2015, 07:37:53 AM
Another C-17 flyby today.

Well done. Very nice shot of the aircraft with gear and high lift devices extended.
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Post by: Click on March 15, 2015, 07:46:24 AM
Grumman TBM Avenger

I just love those old birds.  8)
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Post by: dhr90 on March 15, 2015, 01:30:13 PM
Grumman TBM Avenger

I just love those old birds.  8)

Me too. I saw my first Corsair and other similar WW2 American planes just last year at Duxford, was really great to see!

I can never get over just how bloated some of them look though, like that Grumman TBM Avenger.
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Post by: Viper28 on March 20, 2015, 06:03:04 PM
18/03/15 - not my most successful day in Mid-Wales, light sucked and the plane I really wanted didn't show but I got a few keepers
#1
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7599/16669028547_70a4f9ec2b_b.jpg)
#2
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8737/16875338671_094d2d4de0_b.jpg)
#3
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/16253978114_fcabd8cb89_b.jpg)
#4
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7586/16688729158_637a44845a_b.jpg)
#5
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7640/16850461916_9cf82fe664_b.jpg)
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 20, 2015, 08:40:28 PM
Hi Viper.
Some very nice shots as per usual.
I really like this shot, having the buildings adds a sense of scale, humanity, well it adds something for which I cannot find an adequate description!  ::) Regardless, I really like it, did I say that already!

Cheers, Graham.

18/03/15 - not my most successful day in Mid-Wales, light sucked and the plane I really wanted didn't show but I got a few keepers
#4
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7586/16688729158_637a44845a_b.jpg)

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Post by: Click on March 20, 2015, 10:58:57 PM
18/03/15 - not my most successful day in Mid-Wales, light sucked and the plane I really wanted didn't show but I got a few keepers

Beautiful shots, Simon.  8) Well done.
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Post by: JumboShrimp on March 21, 2015, 01:30:06 AM
Convair XC-99 at Kelly AFB, TX August 1997. Aircraft currently believed to be at Davis-Monthan AFB in further state of disrepair and/or dismantled. Apologies for quality of pix; subject was shot on negative film, printed, and then scanned to what we have here. Also could not get a decent head shot of the old gal due to security fencing and other nonsense in the area.
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Post by: Roo on March 21, 2015, 08:01:59 AM
Some F/A-18A shots from last weekend's Australian Grand Prix demos.  Seen 'em a million times but never get tired of them :)
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Post by: Click on March 21, 2015, 09:00:38 AM
Very nice series, Roo. I especially like the last picture.
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Post by: Viper28 on March 21, 2015, 11:35:03 AM
Hi Viper.
Some very nice shots as per usual.
I really like this shot, having the buildings adds a sense of scale, humanity, well it adds something for which I cannot find an adequate description!  ::) Regardless, I really like it, did I say that already!

Cheers, Graham.


Thanks very much I know what you mean about having some sort of reference in the background. This was the shot a couple of frames before:
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8748/16256370793_1f2d3c0a39_b.jpg)
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Post by: Viper28 on March 21, 2015, 11:37:13 AM
Very nice series, Roo. I especially like the last picture.
+1 - never tire of Hornets, just a bit surprised that are using a old "legacy" model rather than their new shiny Super Hornets
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Post by: Roo on March 21, 2015, 05:27:29 PM
Very nice series, Roo. I especially like the last picture.
+1 - never tire of Hornets, just a bit surprised that are using a old "legacy" model rather than their new shiny Super Hornets

Thanks guys.  It would be great to get one of the Supers but I think it's mainly for logistical reasons we get the classic Hornets down here.  The A models are based at Williamtown, which is a fair bit closer to Melbourne than Amberley, and there are a lot more of them available.  For some reason the RAAF prefer to call them the classic Hornet rather than the legacy model.

I would love to get to the Mach Loop one day:)
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Post by: Viper28 on March 22, 2015, 12:03:30 PM
Roo - Super Bug is a real animal, we don't see them very often in the UK unless Boeing brings one over for a show:
#1
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7575494424_e8276d1224_b.jpg)

#2
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8004/7538193222_68f6819525_b.jpg)

#3
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4134/4805242595_b54f95efa9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on March 22, 2015, 12:10:06 PM
Great shots, Simon. I really like your first picture. Well done.
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Post by: dhr90 on March 23, 2015, 04:05:35 PM
I agree about that first picture. Great capture. Wonderfully sharp!
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Post by: Roo on March 24, 2015, 03:02:01 AM
Great shots, Simon. I really like your first picture. Well done.

+1. 

The supers are real animals...probably why they gave them the rhino nick ;D  They put on a great display at Avalon a few weeks ago.

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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 02, 2015, 04:23:33 AM
A quick pass

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7642/16817034489_5853339682_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rC4Gsv)F-22 Raptor knife edge pass © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/rC4Gsv) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on April 02, 2015, 09:49:26 AM
A quick pass


Very very nice  8)   8)   8)
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Post by: Al Chemist on April 02, 2015, 10:13:57 AM
I almost discarded the warbird picture but then it just seemed interesting with the two P40's coming out of the side of the frame.

I was on a hill above some farmland and the crop duster was below me. Perhaps this doesn't belong in this section.
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Post by: kaswindell on April 02, 2015, 01:02:55 PM
Conneaut, OH - 2013
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 03, 2015, 06:54:58 AM
Hi Keith.
Stunning, loving the diamonds in the afterburn. Nicely done.

Cheers, Graham.

A quick pass

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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 03, 2015, 01:40:20 PM
It's going to be tough to explain sucking a jackrabbit down the intake...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/14965433523_1bf310fc77_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNrKZV)We are Not Too Low Auburn 2014 1200 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNrKZV) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: WalkaboutDave on April 03, 2015, 03:43:20 PM
A few photos of a lovingly restored Buccaneer and a Lightning testing one of her engines reheat before the off at Bruntingthorpe.
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Post by: Click on April 03, 2015, 03:44:34 PM
A few photos of a lovingly restored Buccaneer and a Lightning testing one of her engines reheat before the off at Bruntingthorpe.


Very nice first post. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: WalkaboutDave on April 03, 2015, 04:01:58 PM
Thank you kindly.
A Hurricane and a Jet Provost.
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 03, 2015, 06:30:06 PM
Hi Dave.
Some very nice shots there, nice to see the Buccaneer.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 03, 2015, 06:33:22 PM
Hi Keith.
Tell them you frightened an eagle and he dropped it!
Nice shot.

Cheers, Graham.

It's going to be tough to explain sucking a jackrabbit down the intake...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/14965433523_1bf310fc77_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNrKZV)We are Not Too Low Auburn 2014 1200 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNrKZV) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: fcc56 on April 03, 2015, 07:50:17 PM
F-15, Hanscom AFB (Mass), 1998. It's the only frame I scanned.   ;D


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8741/17024372525_5423045ff4_o.png)
 (https://flic.kr/p/rWomQe)1998-08_F-15 Hanscom AFB_0287 (https://flic.kr/p/rWomQe) by fcc56 (https://www.flickr.com/people/63211377@N06/), on Flickr

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Post by: Roo on April 04, 2015, 04:17:16 AM
Always love Keith's shots.  Al's shot of the P47 is really nice and I love Dave's Hurricane shot :)  fcc56's reminded me of a similar shot I took of a F/A-18A
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Post by: Viper28 on April 04, 2015, 01:01:31 PM
It's going to be tough to explain sucking a jackrabbit down the intake...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/14965433523_1bf310fc77_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNrKZV)We are Not Too Low Auburn 2014 1200 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNrKZV) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Awesome cockpit shot of a L39 (by the looks of it)
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Post by: Viper28 on April 04, 2015, 01:14:42 PM
Taken off the cliff's at Beachy Head last year:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/14926957686_f4bbe97e4b_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14946853731_fc1fc0fe87_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14763342678_6d2e39ab6d_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14763266149_937db6c377_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14926962256_5222b46f9c_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/14926959436_f7315e28c5_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14763403237_e582ea7d4e_b.jpg)
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 04, 2015, 01:29:05 PM
Hi Simon.
Beatiful series, stunning clarity, really like the wocka wocka with the exhaust haze!

Cheers, Graham.

Taken off the cliff's at Beachy Head last year:
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Post by: Click on April 04, 2015, 01:31:59 PM
Taken off the cliff's at Beachy Head last year:

Beautiful shots. I especially like the C-47 and the Chinook. Well done Simon.
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Post by: Viper28 on April 04, 2015, 01:35:48 PM
Thanks Guy's  :)
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Post by: dhr90 on April 04, 2015, 04:59:48 PM
That shot of the Lancaster's is just fantastic!
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Post by: zim on April 04, 2015, 05:22:38 PM
Hi Simon.
Beatiful series, stunning clarity, really like the wocka wocka with the exhaust haze!

Cheers, Graham.

+100!!
How the heck do you get such clarity?

I was going to post more to this great thread but honestly I'm put off  :'(  I need to try harder  ;D
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Post by: Roo on April 05, 2015, 03:49:55 AM
F-18Fs taking off, AP-3C Orion flying by with one engine shut down, Europcopter ARH Tiger, and a couple of B-52 shots
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Post by: Viper28 on April 05, 2015, 06:30:19 AM
F-18Fs taking off, AP-3C Orion flying by with one engine shut down, Europcopter ARH Tiger, and a couple of B-52 shots

Said it before, love to see Hornets  :) I'll have to dig out some of my Swiss ones in the Alps
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Post by: Viper28 on April 05, 2015, 06:37:39 AM
Hi Simon.
Beatiful series, stunning clarity, really like the wocka wocka with the exhaust haze!

Cheers, Graham.

+100!!
How the heck do you get such clarity?

I was going to post more to this great thread but honestly I'm put off  :'(  I need to try harder  ;D

@Zim absolutely do post, the great thing about this forum is its worldwide so you get to see things that I would not normally with regional forums.

As for the clarity: Light, Opportunity, Practice and Gear in that order. I've been taking plane photos on and off since I was 8-years old. I spend hours in the hills trying to get shots of operational planes, which are usually hugging the valley bottoms in deep shadows, so I've got pretty good at post processing. I have disks full of rubbish shots! Sometimes however you do get a shot that just works, (re)edited this one last night

Canon 7D + 300/2.8L + 1.4x II ISO640 f/5 @1/1000 - RAF Eurofighter Typhoon 250" Feet, 500-knots
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7598/17031968572_930f2e7b26_b.jpg)
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Post by: Click on April 05, 2015, 07:37:48 AM
Cool shot, Simon.  8)
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Post by: Click on April 05, 2015, 07:43:30 AM
F-18Fs taking off, AP-3C Orion flying by with one engine shut down, Europcopter ARH Tiger, and a couple of B-52 shots

Very nice series, Roo. Well done.
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Post by: Roo on April 07, 2015, 04:55:11 PM
Thanks Click and +1 on your comment on Simon's shot :)

I'll look forward to seeing the Rhinos in the alps Simon :D  I agree with what you say about lighting, opportunity etc.  The one good thing about dull light is that it's good for afterburner shots.
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Post by: Click on April 07, 2015, 05:42:44 PM
Great shots Roo.   8)  I especially like the first picture.
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Post by: chasinglight on April 22, 2015, 06:04:10 PM
Some of my favorite photos from the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow. Feel free to comment or critique.

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Post by: chasinglight on April 22, 2015, 06:06:14 PM
A few more from the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow.
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Post by: Click on April 23, 2015, 06:03:49 AM
A few more from the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow.

Beautiful series. I especialy like the second picture. well done.
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Post by: Click on April 23, 2015, 06:05:24 AM
Some of my favorite photos from the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow. Feel free to comment or critique.

I love the B-25 in B&W.  8)  Nicely done.
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 23, 2015, 09:43:51 AM
Hi chasinglight.
I really like the B25 in black and white, shot 1851, the jets crossing, were you panning with the nearer aircraft? Is the blur from panning or just depth of field?
In shot 4376, how on earth do they know where the other guy is, cameras in the bottom of the plane? Wingman with thumbs up/ down?
All in all a very nice series of shots.

Cheers, Graham.

Some of my favorite photos from the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow. Feel free to comment or critique.
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Post by: chasinglight on April 23, 2015, 11:49:34 AM
Hi chasinglight.
I really like the B25 in black and white, shot 1851, the jets crossing, were you panning with the nearer aircraft? Is the blur from panning or just depth of field?
In shot 4376, how on earth do they know where the other guy is, cameras in the bottom of the plane? Wingman with thumbs up/ down?
All in all a very nice series of shots.

Cheers, Graham.



Some of my favorite photos from the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow. Feel free to comment or critique.

Graham thanks for your comments. I also really like how the B-25 turned out in BW; when I saw how nice and contrasty it was I knew it had to be processed as BW. I almost added some film grain for a more vintage feel, but that's not really my style.

As for the jets crossing, yes I was panning with the closer aircraft and shot @ 1/1000s; that is why the left F16 is slightly blurred. Every time I shoot this maneuver I always get one plane sharp and one plane blurred; which is nice because it shows the speed, but in the future I may try exposing at a faster SS to see if I can reduce the blur a bit. On a side note about shooting the opposing solo maneuver; it was really annoying because they kept changing which plane was closer, so I have some shots that would be perfect except I unknowingly followed the farther F16, resulting in a blurred F16 obscuring a sharp one.

In 4376, that is the thunderbirds calypso pass; I have no clue how they do it, but it is very cool. I have see it both where the bottom of the planes are facing each other and also where the cockpits are facing each other.
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 23, 2015, 07:52:47 PM
Hi chasinglight.
I think the grain would have been too much, just an opinion.
The opposing solo changing the pass side was obviously to keep you on your toes! I like the slight blur, when I saw it my first thought was to go with a slower SS to increase the blur and feeling of speed.
I have seen the calypso pass done cockpit to cockpit, that has got to be a lot easier (for pilots of their ability) relatively speaking than bottom to bottom, purely due to having a visual reference point as opposed to being essentially blind to the location of the other plane.

Cheers, Graham.

Graham thanks for your comments. I also really like how the B-25 turned out in BW; when I saw how nice and contrasty it was I knew it had to be processed as BW. I almost added some film grain for a more vintage feel, but that's not really my style.

As for the jets crossing, yes I was panning with the closer aircraft and shot @ 1/1000s; that is why the left F16 is slightly blurred. Every time I shoot this maneuver I always get one plane sharp and one plane blurred; which is nice because it shows the speed, but in the future I may try exposing at a faster SS to see if I can reduce the blur a bit. On a side note about shooting the opposing solo maneuver; it was really annoying because they kept changing which plane was closer, so I have some shots that would be perfect except I unknowingly followed the farther F16, resulting in a blurred F16 obscuring a sharp one.

In 4376, that is the thunderbirds calypso pass; I have no clue how they do it, but it is very cool. I have see it both where the bottom of the planes are facing each other and also where the cockpits are facing each other.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 24, 2015, 02:13:57 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/14964901224_87f69b9d05_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNp2Lm)C-54 takeoff illusion crop Auburn 2014 1738 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNp2Lm) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on April 24, 2015, 06:14:05 AM
Brilliant capture Keith!  A great optical illusion .
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Post by: Click on April 24, 2015, 06:17:24 AM
Great shot  Keith! 
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 24, 2015, 09:32:41 AM
Hi Keith.
Wow, excellent timing, right place right time, or.... No you couldn't have anticipated and planned this with so many variables could you? ;D
Fantastic shot, thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3954/14964901224_87f69b9d05_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNp2Lm)C-54 takeoff illusion crop Auburn 2014 1738 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNp2Lm) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 24, 2015, 01:30:09 PM
Thanks guys :)  Yup, pure luck as always  :o  Pretty much describes my experience in photography.
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Post by: dhr90 on April 24, 2015, 04:16:12 PM
Thanks guys :)  Yup, pure luck as always  :o  Pretty much describes my experience in photography.

Pure bad luck describes my experience in photography  :(
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Post by: Pookie on April 24, 2015, 09:28:45 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/11300577653_05087472a1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/idAq2K)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/10864316225_7f0e06f4f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hy3sGZ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/10864666766_1f2bc4177a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hy5fUN)
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Post by: AerospaceImaging on April 24, 2015, 10:06:07 PM
Hi chasinglight.
I think the grain would have been too much, just an opinion.
The opposing solo changing the pass side was obviously to keep you on your toes! I like the slight blur, when I saw it my first thought was to go with a slower SS to increase the blur and feeling of speed.
I have seen the calypso pass done cockpit to cockpit, that has got to be a lot easier (for pilots of their ability) relatively speaking than bottom to bottom, purely due to having a visual reference point as opposed to being essentially blind to the location of the other plane.

Cheers, Graham.

If I may provide some clarification to this mystery, in both the calypso and reflection pass, visual reference is maintained by flying with one aircraft slightly closer to the crowd, with the pilots looking sideways at one another to maintain their proper separation. As can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1krb1l7fKA  :D

And speaking of the Thunderbirds, here's a few favorites from a visit to their home at Nellis AFB last month.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7725/17176062302_ea053912cd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/saMNVd)
79-0199 (https://flic.kr/p/saMNVd)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7674/16900090530_cfa82a5dde_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rKpo8d)
91-0476 (https://flic.kr/p/rKpo8d)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7629/16765162477_302aa3cb69_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rxtQHt)
81-0004 (https://flic.kr/p/rxtQHt)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7589/16785076240_5508d4e48e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rzeUod)
85-0066 (https://flic.kr/p/rzeUod)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7619/17041733651_fb152fdb3b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rXVkFZ)
Flexing Flanker (https://flic.kr/p/rXVkFZ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7605/16317629944_035338c28a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qRW7Tj)
81-0030 (https://flic.kr/p/qRW7Tj)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7650/16335903113_84a97fa766_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qTxLRX)
Operation Eagle Fury (https://flic.kr/p/qTxLRX)
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Post by: Click on April 24, 2015, 10:19:18 PM
Very nice series, Pookie. Well done.
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Post by: Click on April 24, 2015, 10:20:29 PM
Great shots, AerospaceImaging.  8)  Nicely done.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 25, 2015, 12:40:42 AM
Curtiss P-40N

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4085/4970632126_79ae5edd53_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8zeMKU)P-40N (https://flic.kr/p/8zeMKU) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 25, 2015, 12:51:21 AM
F-18F Super Hornet high speed pass in the dry Reno air.(low vapor :()

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5041/5225907730_0eeaf8fc3c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8XN9iq)F-18F Super Hornet knife edge Reno 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/8XN9iq) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 25, 2015, 12:56:49 AM
Incoming!


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3226/5727073132_c92bb051bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9J5Kjd)Chino POF Airshow Mass Fly Over © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/9J5Kjd) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on April 25, 2015, 07:08:27 AM
Incoming!


Cool shot  8)
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Post by: dhr90 on April 25, 2015, 07:45:36 AM
x

Nice shots Pookie, is the first 3 separate Raptor's or a sequence of one Raptor?
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Post by: candyman on April 25, 2015, 11:04:49 AM
Incoming!


<snip>




Impressive scene.
For those during the Second World War it was a horrifying scene. They had to run and hide for their life. My parents were in the middle of it and lost friends and family.


What kind of planes are these?

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Post by: Valvebounce on April 25, 2015, 01:44:10 PM
Hi AerospaceImaging.
Thanks for the clarification, so it is viewing angle that makes it look really spectacular, from a different angle it is just spectacular!  ;D
Very nice series of shots.

Cheers, Graham.

If I may provide some clarification to this mystery, in both the calypso and reflection pass, visual reference is maintained by flying with one aircraft slightly closer to the crowd, with the pilots looking sideways at one another to maintain their proper separation. As can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1krb1l7fKA  :D

And speaking of the Thunderbirds, here's a few favorites from a visit to their home at Nellis AFB last month.


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Post by: KeithBreazeal on April 25, 2015, 05:17:23 PM
F7F Tigercat "El Jefe" Reno Air Races

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5205/5221821601_ef9555182f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8XrcCV)F7F Tigercat &quot;El Jefe&quot; Reno Air Races 2010 (https://flic.kr/p/8XrcCV) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: GuyF on May 07, 2015, 01:45:30 PM
Okay, not military but this is probably the best forum to post this shot. A retired colleague often takes shots at Edinburgh airport and was spotted by the pilot of this 787. Just for fun the pilot should've written, "I'd rather be flying a Typhoon"  :D

Guy.
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Post by: Click on May 07, 2015, 01:50:46 PM
Okay, not military but this is probably the best forum to post this shot. A retired colleague often takes shots at Edinburgh airport and was spotted by the pilot of this 787. Just for fun the pilot should've written, "I'd rather be flying a Typhoon"  :D

Guy.

LOL  ;D    :D
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 07, 2015, 03:46:02 PM
A Mustang evening

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/17196483148_66a29f7c48_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/scAtjL)P-51 Mustanggs at Sunset © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/scAtjL) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Valvebounce on May 07, 2015, 08:04:17 PM
Hi Kieth.
Very nice shot, perfect composition with the exception of the three blade props not lining up properly! ;) not that you had any control over that!

Cheers, Graham.

A Mustang evening

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/17196483148_66a29f7c48_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/scAtjL)P-51 Mustanggs at Sunset © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/scAtjL) by Keith Breazeal Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on May 07, 2015, 08:05:39 PM
Hi Guy.
Now that is priceless!

Cheers, Graham.

Okay, not military but this is probably the best forum to post this shot. A retired colleague often takes shots at Edinburgh airport and was spotted by the pilot of this 787. Just for fun the pilot should've written, "I'd rather be flying a Typhoon"  :D

Guy.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 09, 2015, 03:25:18 AM
B-17 Sentimental Journey

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8887/17420127776_eb05b17830_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sxmH5C)B-17 Sentimental Journey VE Day © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/sxmH5C) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on May 09, 2015, 08:49:17 AM
B-17 Sentimental Journey


Very nice picture. I love the silver version of the B-17  8) Well done Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Camera nut on May 10, 2015, 07:39:21 PM
Photos from Quad City Airshow May 8th. Featuring the Blue Angels
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Post by: Click on May 10, 2015, 07:44:34 PM
Photos from Quad City Airshow May 8th. Featuring the Blue Angels

Very nice shots. I especially like the 3rd picture.
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Post by: Roo on May 11, 2015, 04:31:22 AM
Photos from Quad City Airshow May 8th. Featuring the Blue Angels

Very nice shots. I especially like the 3rd picture.

+1.  That 3rd shot is a great one.

and thanks for always taking the time to comment Click :)
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Post by: Chisox2335 on May 17, 2015, 12:08:38 PM
A few from the Great New England Air Show yesterday.  I was tracking the blue angel from left to right. Kinda of a cool effect (at least I thought)

Also like the raptor with the heat waves behind it
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Post by: Click on May 17, 2015, 12:19:15 PM
I really like the blur on the second shot. Well done Eric.
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Post by: Chisox2335 on May 17, 2015, 12:35:25 PM
I really like the blur on the second shot. Well done Eric.

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 17, 2015, 11:56:17 PM
V-22 Osprey

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/7/6116/6237037870_ba28f7ac94_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/av9s4G)V-22 Osprey Fleet Week 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/av9s4G) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on May 18, 2015, 08:09:07 AM
V-22 Osprey

I like the contrails from the rotors. Very nice shot, Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 18, 2015, 11:43:40 AM
V-22 Osprey

I like the contrails from the rotors. Very nice shot, Keith.

Thanks Click :)  Rotor blur on a V-22 is a painfully slow shutter speed on a long lens.   ::)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on May 19, 2015, 06:29:08 AM
great images Eric and Keith!
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Post by: Chisox2335 on May 19, 2015, 10:41:07 PM
great images Eric and Keith!

Thanks Roo!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on May 30, 2015, 08:20:49 PM
Hi Folks.
At last, some shots from an airshow I attended in Normandy last year during the D.Day commemorations. Made lots of silly mistakes, shot One Shot AF on moving targets, (that is foolish right?) used a single AF point on aircraft flying in predominantly clear skies, took way tooooo many shots of the same thing, meaning I had to go to Jpeg half way through the show to make space, plus a few shots on the wrong settings

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7794/18059858058_b9a5ebf5e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tvTuB5)IMG_6943_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/tvTuB5) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7778/18221244496_0a4c10aeb3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tL9DaS)IMG_6965_DxO Real B52. (https://flic.kr/p/tL9DaS) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7754/18061288859_4e8f06fa59_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tw1PW4)IMG_6895_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/tw1PW4) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7782/18059445038_69b46ed2b5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tvRnQ3)IMG_6838_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/tvRnQ3) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7752/18242677992_c124b82007_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tN3uAU)IMG_6675 Hovering on the Prop_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/tN3uAU) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8871/18059544259_4c59d5ce26_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tvRTjK)IMG_6594_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/tvRTjK) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Hope you like them.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on May 30, 2015, 09:41:09 PM
Hi Folks.
At last, some shots from an airshow I attended in Normandy last year during the D.Day commemorations. Made lots of silly mistakes, shot One Shot AF on moving targets, (that is foolish right?) used a single AF point on aircraft flying in predominantly clear skies, took way tooooo many shots of the same thing, meaning I had to go to Jpeg half way through the show to make space, plus a few shots on the wrong settings


Hope you like them.

Cheers, Graham.

Nice series Graham :) It's not often you see an old Typhoon or 109 flying.

By the way, it's not foolish - just a reminder to check your settings lol.

Cheers
Phil

Well played sir!  I went back and had another look at some of the shots and something seemed not quite right then I looked at the album name.  I got fooled  ;D
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Post by: Valvebounce on May 31, 2015, 05:52:17 AM
Hi Roo.
Thanks for looking, and spotting my slight deception!  ;D
Man those things shift, especially the jets, real jet engines, sounds so realistic, much better than most of the piston engines. The only real exception are the multi cylinder radial engines, they sound fantastic.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: GuyF on June 13, 2015, 06:50:18 AM
Now that's how all take-offs should be! Fly it like you stole it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: nonac on June 14, 2015, 12:07:48 PM
Don't think a B-2 pic has made it to this thread yet?
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Post by: Click on June 14, 2015, 12:29:53 PM
Very nice shot of the B-2. Well done nonac.
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Post by: FEBS on June 14, 2015, 02:51:31 PM
Nonac, nice shot of the B-2. Lucky you to see and fix it in a photo.  :)
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Post by: nonac on June 14, 2015, 02:58:33 PM
Nonac, nice shot of the B-2. Lucky you to see and fix it in a photo.  :)

I'm lucky in that I get to see them all the time.  The airbase that they are kept at is close to where I live.  This weekend, there was an air show at the base, that's where I took this pic.
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Post by: LukasS on June 14, 2015, 05:30:38 PM
Last week in Pardubice Airport (Czech Republic) there was great air show mostly presenting older planes. Here, some of my captures:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/323/18812300235_252eb0f435_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uEnXs4)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/uEnXs4) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/465/18814917751_fd689a99f1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uEBnxD)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/uEBnxD) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5328/18624534788_558a19cb94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unMBjL)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/unMBjL) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/420/18624607310_d826cd6507_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unMYT9)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/unMYT9) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5331/18626154799_ceafa81830_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unVUTZ)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/unVUTZ) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/333/18624623500_e210af8557_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unN4Gh)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/unN4Gh) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/284/18648659155_6cd35bc17a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/upVfE8)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/upVfE8) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8835/18008013634_5cc4cd997a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/triM4G)
Sopwith Camel - Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/triM4G) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8881/18619885711_a35387baca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unnMjg)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/unnMjg) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/487/18622301236_fd61e116f8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/unAanf)
Pardubice 2015 Air Show (https://flic.kr/p/unAanf) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

It was also first serious test for me of the new combo (7dII + 100-400II).
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on June 14, 2015, 05:33:12 PM
Great series, LukasS. Nicely done.
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Post by: LukasS on June 14, 2015, 05:41:07 PM
Great series, LukasS. Nicely done.
Thanks Click!
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 14, 2015, 08:32:31 PM
Hi Guy.
Im a bit of a sceptic, perhaps you or others could enlighten me. Is it really possible for a passenger airliner to go vertical right after takeoff, I realise that with no passengers or their luggage and a light fuel load the aircraft would have plenty of power to call upon, or was what we saw a result of crafty camera angles and lens distortion or was it just pure CGI?
Cool film whatever, definitely stolen!

Cheers, Graham.

Now that's how all take-offs should be! Fly it like you stole it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 14, 2015, 08:39:53 PM
Hi Lucasz.
Some very nice shots of some beautiful aircraft, loving the WW1 aircraft, and the polished alloy planes are always a pleasure to see. Nice work.

Cheers, Graham.
Last week in Pardubice Airport (Czech Republic) there was great air show mostly presenting older planes. Here, some of my captures:

It was also first serious test for me of the new combo (7dII + 100-400II).
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Post by: tolusina on June 15, 2015, 02:54:38 AM
Hi Guy.
Im a bit of a sceptic, perhaps you or others could enlighten me. Is it really possible for a passenger airliner to go vertical right after takeoff, I realise that with no passengers or their luggage and a light fuel load the aircraft would have plenty of power to call upon, or was what we saw a result of crafty camera angles and lens distortion or was it just pure CGI?
Cool film whatever, definitely stolen!

Cheers, Graham.

Now that's how all take-offs should be! Fly it like you stole it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be)

Boeing 707 Barrel Roll - Pilot Tex Johnston Performs Roll In Dash-80 Prototype Aircraft In 1955

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA7kPfC5Hk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA7kPfC5Hk)
 
So, yes, passenger aircraft do have possible flight capabilities that ordinarily go unused.
Really, we wouldn't want it any other way.
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Post by: Roo on June 15, 2015, 05:27:39 AM
Hi Guy.
Im a bit of a sceptic, perhaps you or others could enlighten me. Is it really possible for a passenger airliner to go vertical right after takeoff, I realise that with no passengers or their luggage and a light fuel load the aircraft would have plenty of power to call upon, or was what we saw a result of crafty camera angles and lens distortion or was it just pure CGI?
Cool film whatever, definitely stolen!

Cheers, Graham.




Now that's how all take-offs should be! Fly it like you stole it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be)

The 787 has pretty powerful engines but I think you would need to see the side on shot to know what the actual angle of take off was as that top view can be deceptive.  So I found a video they did in preparation for the 2014 Farnborough show.  Not vertical but still impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZRKm6PG918&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZRKm6PG918&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: Roo on June 15, 2015, 05:30:19 AM
Great shots nonac and Lukas! :)
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Post by: GuyF on June 15, 2015, 02:25:11 PM
Hi Guy.
Im a bit of a sceptic, perhaps you or others could enlighten me. Is it really possible for a passenger airliner to go vertical right after takeoff, I realise that with no passengers or their luggage and a light fuel load the aircraft would have plenty of power to call upon, or was what we saw a result of crafty camera angles and lens distortion or was it just pure CGI?
Cool film whatever, definitely stolen!

Cheers, Graham.

Now that's how all take-offs should be! Fly it like you stole it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be)

Definitely not CGI. I suspect a mixture of zero payload, full thrust and camera angle allow a "near vertical" angle of attack.

I gather only certain airliners have the ability to perform anything that might approach being called a stunt. I saw an interview with a former Concorde pilot who (early on in its development) was sitting at the controls with a test pilot. The test pilot did a barrel roll which surprised the pilot just a bit. "Well, I've rolled it one way, you better roll it back", said the test pilot. He did. Try that in a 747 and you'll rip the wings off. Shall we start singing Rule Britannia?
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Post by: privatebydesign on June 15, 2015, 03:11:26 PM
Hi Guy.
Im a bit of a sceptic, perhaps you or others could enlighten me. Is it really possible for a passenger airliner to go vertical right after takeoff, I realise that with no passengers or their luggage and a light fuel load the aircraft would have plenty of power to call upon, or was what we saw a result of crafty camera angles and lens distortion or was it just pure CGI?
Cool film whatever, definitely stolen!

Cheers, Graham.

Now that's how all take-offs should be! Fly it like you stole it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0qHy4lGb2M&feature=youtu.be)

Definitely not CGI. I suspect a mixture of zero payload, full thrust and camera angle allow a "near vertical" angle of attack.

I gather only certain airliners have the ability to perform anything that might approach being called a stunt. I saw an interview with a former Concorde pilot who (early on in its development) was sitting at the controls with a test pilot. The test pilot did a barrel roll which surprised the pilot just a bit. "Well, I've rolled it one way, you better roll it back", said the test pilot. He did. Try that in a 747 and you'll rip the wings off. Shall we start singing Rule Britannia?

Not true. Barrel rolls do not induce abnormal G loads, it is a 1G maneuver that pretty much anything moving can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNbKFMBsQE
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Post by: tolusina on June 15, 2015, 04:24:37 PM
......

Not true. Barrel rolls do not induce abnormal G loads, it is a 1G maneuver that pretty much anything moving can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNbKFMBsQE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNbKFMBsQE)
repost
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Post by: privatebydesign on June 15, 2015, 05:12:56 PM
......

Not true. Barrel rolls do not induce abnormal G loads, it is a 1G maneuver that pretty much anything moving can do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNbKFMBsQE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNbKFMBsQE)
repost

As always, do you have a point? Mine was specifically addressing the post above mine with video contradicting the statement, repost or not it was relevant.
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Post by: tolusina on June 15, 2015, 06:27:18 PM
.....
As always, do you have a point? Mine was specifically addressing the post above mine with video contradicting the statement, repost or not it was relevant.
redundant
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 15, 2015, 06:54:02 PM
Hi Folks.
Thanks for clearing that up for me, I did know some airliners had pulled some fairly stunt like manoeuvres, my suspicion was about going vertical or near vertical. Just about to check the videos you have linked to.
Edit. Thanks, the side view gives a really good impression of just how steep the climb out was, not quite as steep as it first appears in the original linked video, but not unimpressive to say the least.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: GuyF on June 16, 2015, 01:46:56 PM


Not true. Barrel rolls do not induce abnormal G loads, it is a 1G maneuver that pretty much anything moving can do.


A fair point, I was just passing on info I saw on TV.

Regards.
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Post by: privatebydesign on June 16, 2015, 02:53:15 PM


Not true. Barrel rolls do not induce abnormal G loads, it is a 1G maneuver that pretty much anything moving can do.


A fair point, I was just passing on info I saw on TV.

Regards.

No problem Guy, I thought the internet was the only source of dodgy information!  :)
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 17, 2015, 09:07:36 PM
Hi privatebydesign.
Really, misinformation is all over the place, all the people that post it online live somewhere. There is probably someone close to you now misinforming a neighbour! ;D

Cheers,Graham.

No problem Guy, I thought the internet was the only source of dodgy information!  :)
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Post by: GuyF on June 18, 2015, 01:39:35 PM

No problem Guy, I thought the internet was the only source of dodgy information!  :)

But the TV programme was in colour so it must be true! :o
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Post by: privatebydesign on June 18, 2015, 01:44:47 PM

No problem Guy, I thought the internet was the only source of dodgy information!  :)

But the TV programme was in colour so it must be true! :o
Well it wasn't on Fox News, so it might be..........
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Post by: Roo on June 20, 2015, 08:05:16 PM
Turn N Burn.  RAAF Super Hornet
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Post by: meywd on June 20, 2015, 08:53:42 PM
Turn N Burn.  RAAF Super Hornet

beautiful
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Post by: Roo on June 20, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
Turn N Burn.  RAAF Super Hornet

beautiful

Thanks meywd :)
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Post by: zim on June 22, 2015, 03:36:36 PM
Farnborough 2014

Arrows shot from a back yard barbeque  :D
As they were coming across we had a trumpet player playing the Dam Busters march
Ah, ya gotta love beer  ;D
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Post by: Click on June 22, 2015, 03:42:17 PM
Cool shot, Zim.   :)
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Post by: zim on June 22, 2015, 03:45:27 PM
Thanks click! most appreciated your very kind

Farnborough 2014

Spitfire and sky shot on the same day but not necessarily at the same time  8)

I'm not sure if this is considered a big no no cheat but I liked this view of the Spitfire as I don't care much for the trainer mark but the sky was really boring so I borrowed the sky from later one in the day.

I like this pic as it evokes for me a feeling of freedom in more than one way
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Post by: bive on July 08, 2015, 03:46:15 AM
From a local Swedish airshow that takes place every third year.
All photos are taken with a 20D, now I have a 7D mkII and it will be quite interesting to try it out at the airshow this year.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/340/18512243220_9355fe1e45_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ucS5Xf)
Spitfire (https://flic.kr/p/ucS5Xf) by Peter Bivesand (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bive242/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/359/18514241129_8969bc0ab3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ud3jRX)
JAS 39 Gripen (https://flic.kr/p/ud3jRX) by Peter Bivesand (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bive242/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/425/18702959331_b655fea2d9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uuHyd4)
F16 Tomcat (https://flic.kr/p/uuHyd4) by Peter Bivesand (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bive242/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/429/18695898232_9fbb3299dc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uu6nbY)
F16 Tomcat (https://flic.kr/p/uu6nbY) by Peter Bivesand (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bive242/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/376/18514597119_fc771405ab_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ud59FH)
Blériot XI (https://flic.kr/p/ud59FH) by Peter Bivesand (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bive242/), on Flickr

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Post by: Valvebounce on July 09, 2015, 03:51:41 AM
Hi bive.
Welcome to the forum, what a way to start, a brilliant series of shots and proof that even old gear can catch great shots in the right hands. I particularly like the shot of the Spitfire, but then I'm not really a jet person.
Where I work was overflown by a brace of Spitfire yesterday, and no long lens at hand.  :(
Let's hope the 7DII gives you some great shots, but not sure how it will better these!

Cheers, Graham.

From a local Swedish airshow that takes place every third year.
All photos are taken with a 20D, now I have a 7D mkII and it will be quite interesting to try it out at the airshow this year.
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Post by: Roo on July 09, 2015, 06:00:22 AM
From a local Swedish airshow that takes place every third year.
All photos are taken with a 20D, now I have a 7D mkII and it will be quite interesting to try it out at the airshow this year.



As Graham said a great  first post :) Love the scheme on the Dutch demo team f-16.
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Post by: Click on July 09, 2015, 06:43:19 AM
From a local Swedish airshow that takes place every third year.
All photos are taken with a 20D, now I have a 7D mkII and it will be quite interesting to try it out at the airshow this year.


Great shots, Peter....And welcome to CR
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 09, 2015, 01:17:32 PM
U-2 out of Beale AFB

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/15209145312_6819431f55_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/paYR2j)U-2 flyby CCA 2014 Thur 9170 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/paYR2j) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 09, 2015, 01:43:40 PM
Very nice capture, Keith.  8)  Well done Sir.
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Post by: Schmave on July 09, 2015, 05:30:13 PM
Super Sonic F-18 doing a fly-by of the USS Abraham Lincoln during a Tiger Cruise in 2011 (you can see the shock wave where the sky meets the water):

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5015/5545402680_3100dd65ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9s2D23)
Super Sonic Vigilante (https://flic.kr/p/9s2D23) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 09, 2015, 05:48:17 PM
Super Sonic F-18 doing a fly-by of the USS Abraham Lincoln during a Tiger Cruise in 2011 (you can see the shock wave where the sky meets the water):


Pretty cool shot, Justin.   8)  Nicely done.
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Post by: Schmave on July 09, 2015, 06:48:11 PM
Thanks Click!  Here are a few more:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5261/5618411874_9df72f1cf7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9ytQ7f)
Getting Ready to Rappelle (https://flic.kr/p/9ytQ7f) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5060/5587542391_296088baed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9vKBFM)
Gear Down, Hook Down (https://flic.kr/p/9vKBFM) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5028/5651692855_8fccd499e0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9Bqpog)
Hornet Landing (https://flic.kr/p/9Bqpog) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr
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Post by: Schmave on July 09, 2015, 06:55:09 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5069/5688909321_74fb583e20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9EH9xt)
Super Hornets (https://flic.kr/p/9EH9xt) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5107/5689630456_307f6ab35d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9ELQUQ)
CO and XO Jet (https://flic.kr/p/9ELQUQ) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2566/4010793026_fa40ccaebc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/77qn2U)
Pulling Up (https://flic.kr/p/77qn2U) by Justin Kane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justinkane/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on July 10, 2015, 08:39:26 AM
Great shots Keith and Justin :)
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Post by: Click on July 10, 2015, 08:46:30 AM
Great series, Justin.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 13, 2015, 02:50:05 PM
B-25 'Old Glory' at the Nevada County AirFest last weekend.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/19046363673_b129bddf31_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v24Amz)Nevada County AirFest 2015 B-25 takeoff 1744 web © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/v24Amz) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 13, 2015, 02:53:49 PM
Beautiful aircraft. Very nice panning. Well done Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 13, 2015, 02:56:32 PM
Beautiful aircraft. Very nice panning. Well done Keith.

Thanks :)  This little show is at the top of my list- perfect lighting and trees line the runway.
Did I mention we also get free food & drink?
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 14, 2015, 08:35:22 PM
Hi Kieth.
Beautiful shot, stunning aircraft. Was just looking at your Sea Fury pics on Flickr, ended up burning a half hour learning about Argonaut.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

B-25 'Old Glory' at the Nevada County AirFest last weekend.

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 15, 2015, 12:42:54 PM
Hi Kieth.
Beautiful shot, stunning aircraft. Was just looking at your Sea Fury pics on Flickr, ended up burning a half hour learning about Argonaut.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, Graham.

B-25 'Old Glory' at the Nevada County AirFest last weekend.

Ha!  My Flickr has a lot of 'stuff' in it.  This is one of my favorite Sea Fury shots:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7085/7251504710_2dc34eab8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh)Dennis Sanders Hawker Sea Fury &quot;Argonaut&quot; © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/c3MRHh) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 15, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
L-39- one of my favorite shots from the Reno Air races Pylon Racing Seminar last month.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/531/18355015394_9e3db4d3e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXYfAE)L-39 Reno PRS 2015 9304 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/tXYfAE) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 15, 2015, 03:33:12 PM
Cool shot, Keith.  8)  I really like it.
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 15, 2015, 05:57:54 PM
Hi Kieth.
Great shots, I like the Fury wingtip smoke to demonstrate the vortices.

Does the jet race in the unlimited war birds!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

L-39- one of my favorite shots from the Reno Air races Pylon Racing Seminar last month.

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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 15, 2015, 08:10:59 PM
Hi Kieth.
Great shots, I like the Fury wingtip smoke to demonstrate the vortices.

Does the jet race in the unlimited war birds!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

L-39- one of my favorite shots from the Reno Air races Pylon Racing Seminar last month.

Thanks :)  Jets have their own class.  I think you could enter an F-4 Phantom if you wanted.  F-22 vectored thrust would kill it!  LOL


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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 15, 2015, 08:12:47 PM
Cool shot, Keith.  8)  I really like it.

Thanks Click :)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 15, 2015, 08:29:20 PM
FYI-  the Reno Air Race  jet class is not lame.  These guys and girls(yes) fly faster and get closer to the pylons than most other classes.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/255/18355041634_2a33c66936_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXYop5)Bob Mills L-39 Reality Czech Reno PRS 2015 8126 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/tXYop5) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

  One exception to close might be the T-6 class.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/413/18980621111_61ee18952d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uVfDo8)Two of Hearts pylon tight Reno PRS 2015 8135a © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/uVfDo8) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

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Post by: Valvebounce on July 16, 2015, 09:45:20 AM
Hi Folks.
A few shots of Bournmouth Night Air.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/257/19111166873_8f6fa7cec6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v7MJ68)IMG_9247_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/v7MJ68) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/394/19544208468_9ee23ea0a2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vM4bgw)IMG_9257_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/vM4bgw) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/446/19732460015_a0df6edc12_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w4G1TR)IMG_9269_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/w4G1TR) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/385/19544742048_762148dfab_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vM6UTb)IMG_9322_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/vM6UTb) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/341/19546245239_8b89696846_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vMeBJg)IMG_9380 Downhill Skiing_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/vMeBJg) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Click on July 16, 2015, 10:01:47 AM
Hi Folks.
A few shots of Bournmouth Night Air.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Graham,

Very nice series. I really like the first picture. Well done.
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Post by: Roo on July 16, 2015, 10:05:00 AM
Great shots again Keith!

Nice series Graham.  Good work using a slow shutter to keep the iso down too :)
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Post by: dhr90 on July 16, 2015, 03:59:43 PM
Great work to keep the ISO down Valvebounce! What are the two lines in the second photo?
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 16, 2015, 04:07:54 PM
Hi Folks.
A few shots of Bournmouth Night Air.

Cheers, Graham.

Good shots!  Night pyro at airshows is tough to capture correctly.  Good work on the exposure and focus. :)
 
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 16, 2015, 06:47:44 PM
Hi Click, Roo, dhr90 and Kieth.
Your praise is much appreciated, thank you. I have to say that a lot of dumb luck was involved, I set AV mode and +1/3 I think and left the camera to it, there are about 150 or more shots in the trash for too dark or too blurred!  ;D

dhr, the two lines are from a zip wire, I was shooting from Bournemouth pier, they had a tower built on the pier and the zip wire to the shore set up on the display side of the pier, very few of the aircraft did anything other than approach the display area from the other side. Good planning from the organisers!

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 16, 2015, 07:34:08 PM
Hi Kieth.
I thought the jet looked close, but the T-6 looks like it might sheet the marker, man that is close. 2 more superb shots.

Cheers, Graham.


FYI-  the Reno Air Race  jet class is not lame.  These guys and girls(yes) fly faster and get closer to the pylons than most other classes.

One exception to close might be the T-6 class.

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Post by: applecider on July 18, 2015, 06:31:39 PM
Thank you all for the help on the other thread I started in which I asked for ideas for a twilight air show.  I'm cross posting this:
Thanks all for your help and images posted.I'll put some of mine on the other page with the military airshows etc.  Just wanted to put down my post show thoughts.  The EF 300 f2.8 with 1.4x extender was plenty of lens, though I saw quite a few people there with bigger lenses on gimbals.  The show started in early evening so there was enough light to get some good in flight shots. 

I hand held the 300 the entire time and I think that that enabled me to get some good flyby shots.  The f15 and 16 flybys were just too fast at least for me to capture any shots while on a tripod and really it was not needed for the daylight portion.

I made a classic photographer mistake in bringing my non-photographer son who was not interested in me getting good fireworks shots, so Valvebounce kudos for getting great shots of the planes and fireworks.  It was fun and I'll do it again alone next year.   

Cross posting on the other board this message and images. 

Got lots of images to wade through.  I never thought I'd come close to filling a 128GB card, but this show almost did.




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Post by: Click on July 18, 2015, 06:33:43 PM
Great shots. I really like the second picture.  8)
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Post by: zim on July 22, 2015, 03:25:40 PM
L-39- one of my favorite shots from the Reno Air races Pylon Racing Seminar last month.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/531/18355015394_9e3db4d3e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXYfAE)L-39 Reno PRS 2015 9304 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/tXYfAE) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Stunning!

When is your first air show with the 5DS!!!!  ;D
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Post by: Coldhands on August 14, 2015, 05:16:52 AM
Last month was the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in England. I went for the first day, and although the weather wasn't ideal, I managed to come a way with some decent shots. Thought I'd share a few of them here.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/456/20153325736_0d7d2f887b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wGT4Bo)High Alpha (https://flic.kr/p/wGT4Bo) by Colin Whittaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cewhittaker/), on Flickr
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/334/20183984241_762b9a0aea_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wKAcji)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/wKAcji) by Colin Whittaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cewhittaker/), on Flickr
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/431/19875307809_af6e4db480_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/whj9yR)The Spirit of Great Britain (https://flic.kr/p/whj9yR) by Colin Whittaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cewhittaker/), on Flickr
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/308/20179621365_79e0e6bf69_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wKcQoi)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/wKcQoi) by Colin Whittaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cewhittaker/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on August 14, 2015, 09:12:21 AM
Last month was the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in England. I went for the first day, and although the weather wasn't ideal, I managed to come a way with some decent shots. Thought I'd share a few of them here.


Great series. I especially like the first picture. Well done Coldhands.
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Post by: dhr90 on August 18, 2015, 02:56:45 PM
This isn't my video, but I thought some of you would appreciate the content! If this is an annual event, it will be on my bucket list of airshows just to watch, let alone shoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-bEiW_L1Jg
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 23, 2015, 03:40:07 PM
Hi Folks.
I just wanted to give my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives in the tragedies connected with air shows this weekend, possibly eleven at the Shoreham Airshow accident where a Hawker Hunter crashed on a busy road, and at least one somewhere in Switzerland.
Having just enjoyed a fabulous Airshow at Bournemouth it kind of brings home the risk the pilots take to bring enjoyment and awareness of our aviation history to us.
Thanks guys.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 23, 2015, 03:45:37 PM
Hi dhr90.
Hells bells, some of those look like they would have been higher if they'd had their undercarriage down 

Cheers, Graham.

This isn't my video, but I thought some of you would appreciate the content! If this is an annual event, it will be on my bucket list of airshows just to watch, let alone shoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-bEiW_L1Jg
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Post by: dhr90 on August 23, 2015, 04:25:16 PM
Hi Folks.
I just wanted to give my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives in the tragedies connected with air shows this weekend, possibly eleven at the Shoreham Airshow accident where a Hawker Hunter crashed on a busy road, and at least one somewhere in Switzerland.
Having just enjoyed a fabulous Airshow at Bournemouth it kind of brings home the risk the pilots take to bring enjoyment and awareness of our aviation history to us.
Thanks guys.

Cheers, Graham.

Terrible weekend for it. Condolences to anyone effected by the events of the weekend.

How was the airshow? I hoped to get along to it, sadly though my niece wouldn't play ball and was born 4 days early rather than a week late so I was in the area 10 days ago instead. Hope you'll be posting many shots of the Vulcan, Spitfires and the night display too!
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Post by: zim on August 23, 2015, 06:45:11 PM
Hi Folks.
I just wanted to give my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives in the tragedies connected with air shows this weekend, possibly eleven at the Shoreham Airshow accident where a Hawker Hunter crashed on a busy road, and at least one somewhere in Switzerland.
Having just enjoyed a fabulous Airshow at Bournemouth it kind of brings home the risk the pilots take to bring enjoyment and awareness of our aviation history to us.
Thanks guys.

Cheers, Graham.

Indeed, well said.
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Post by: bluemoon on August 23, 2015, 08:11:10 PM
D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH yesterday.


pierre
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 23, 2015, 08:39:51 PM
Hi dhr90.
Congratulations on a new niece, commiserations on being in Bournemouth 10 days early for the Airshow for the foreseeable future (about the next 18 yrs)! 😀
The show was great, the weather played ball pretty well, staying dry just the right times, did rain quite hard but mostly during the break between day and evening, I'm sure a lot of people got (very) wet, but at least the flying was only cancelled on the Thursday.
Yes hope to find a few shots of some of the aircraft, after last year (my shots were not very good) I decided not to carry a camera to night air, if you want to know what this year looked like see the pics of last year! Veeerrrry similar!
I know, I should have taken the camera for the practice!

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Folks.
I just wanted to give my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives in the tragedies connected with air shows this weekend, possibly eleven at the Shoreham Airshow accident where a Hawker Hunter crashed on a busy road, and at least one somewhere in Switzerland.
Having just enjoyed a fabulous Airshow at Bournemouth it kind of brings home the risk the pilots take to bring enjoyment and awareness of our aviation history to us.
Thanks guys.

Cheers, Graham.

Terrible weekend for it. Condolences to anyone effected by the events of the weekend.

How was the airshow? I hoped to get along to it, sadly though my niece wouldn't play ball and was born 4 days early rather than a week late so I was in the area 10 days ago instead. Hope you'll be posting many shots of the Vulcan, Spitfires and the night display too!
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 23, 2015, 08:49:02 PM
Hi Pierre.
Great shot, beautiful pair of Mustangs.

Cheers, Graham.

D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH yesterday.

pierre
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Post by: Click on August 24, 2015, 01:04:17 PM
D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH yesterday.


pierre

Very nice shot, Pierre. Well done.
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Post by: dhr90 on August 24, 2015, 03:28:37 PM
D-Day reenactment in Conneaut, OH yesterday.


pierre

Excellent shot!

Hi dhr90.
Congratulations on a new niece, commiserations on being in Bournemouth 10 days early for the Airshow for the foreseeable future (about the next 18 yrs)! 😀
The show was great, the weather played ball pretty well, staying dry just the right times, did rain quite hard but mostly during the break between day and evening, I'm sure a lot of people got (very) wet, but at least the flying was only cancelled on the Thursday.
Yes hope to find a few shots of some of the aircraft, after last year (my shots were not very good) I decided not to carry a camera to night air, if you want to know what this year looked like see the pics of last year! Veeerrrry similar!
I know, I should have taken the camera for the practice!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks! I may have to make a long holiday of it one year to get both in. She has made me want a nice prime lens now.

Looks like it was a good display from the pictures I've seen on flickr. I'll be going to Clacton airshow this week, to drown looking at the weather forecast  :-\ It'll be worth it so long as the Vulcan appears.

I guess if a day is cancelled due to weather its unlikely to be reorganised for the next couple of weeks?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 24, 2015, 07:36:44 PM
Hi dhr90.
I sincerely hope the restrictions on historic jets imposed today by the CAA don't affect the Vulcan, in so much as her routine is not what I would call aerobatic, but is somewhat more than a fly by display which is the limit they are imposing. It will be such a shame if her last few displays of her last flying season are curtailed by what would appear to be a knee jerk reaction to the events of the weekend.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 24, 2015, 07:50:45 PM
Hi Folks.
The first few of mine from the Bournemouth Air Festival, the Chinook, these guys flew this thing like a child flies a toy around the living room, by which I mean well outside of the normal flight envelope!
I have more to follow, and I'm being quite disciplined at the moment and going through and selecting some to PP straight away. This years shots will be done long before last years! I was also quite disciplined on the shutter button too, only 1500 shots over 3 days as opposed to 3000+ over 2 days last year.  ;D
Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I've enjoyed all that are posted here by others.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5738/20857823041_917163def1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xM8N7D)IMG_5708_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xM8N7D) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/20850683875_43dacd9ee9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xLvcTz)IMG_5709_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xLvcTz) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/20841128002_b6f16fb08a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xKEeg9)IMG_5711_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xKEeg9) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/778/20841236702_7ff404bd07_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xKEMzh)IMG_5717_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xKEMzh) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 24, 2015, 07:53:41 PM
Hi Folks.
The first few of mine from the Bournemouth Air Festival, the Chinook, these guys flew this thing like a child flies a toy around the living room, by which I mean well outside of the normal flight envelope!
I have more to follow, and I'm being quite disciplined at the moment and going through and selecting some to PP straight away. This years shots will be done long before last years! I was also quite disciplined on the shutter button too, only 1500 shots over 3 days as opposed to 3000+ over 2 days last year.  ;D
Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I've enjoyed all that are posted here by others.

Cheers, Graham.


Hello Graham,

Very nice series. I really like the 2nd picture. Well done Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 24, 2015, 08:00:08 PM
Hi Click.
Thank you for your kind comment, I was amazed how well the tip vortices showed up, and how long they lingered.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 25, 2015, 03:20:27 PM
Hi dhr90.
I sincerely hope the restrictions on historic jets imposed today by the CAA don't affect the Vulcan, in so much as her routine is not what I would call aerobatic, but is somewhat more than a fly by display which is the limit they are imposing. It will be such a shame if her last few displays of her last flying season are curtailed by what would appear to be a knee jerk reaction to the events of the weekend.

Cheers, Graham.

I was thinking that today. Would a climbing turn (quite steep) be called aerobatic? Fortunately for me the display line for Clacton is over the sea so no restrictions on its display. I'm in two minds as to whether it is a knee jerk reaction, if it is temporary until the cause of the crash is known, then I think it is a somewhat reasonable restriction to be in place. Not at all surprised at the grounding of the other Hunter aircraft.

Does anyone know what the definition of a vintage jet is? Is it just the age? Is there a list of jets by the CAA containing vintage jets? I wonder what else might be restricted by this rule. A Mig 15 is listed on the display, very excited for that! Will be my first time seeing one fly.

Nice shots of the chinook, did it do a full loop the loop? Wasn't aware it could do that...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Hesbehindyou on August 25, 2015, 04:55:58 PM
Hi dhr90.
I sincerely hope the restrictions on historic jets imposed today by the CAA don't affect the Vulcan, in so much as her routine is not what I would call aerobatic, but is somewhat more than a fly by display which is the limit they are imposing. It will be such a shame if her last few displays of her last flying season are curtailed by what would appear to be a knee jerk reaction to the events of the weekend.

Cheers, Graham.

The Vulcan to the Sky peeps are saying their display will be unaffected. From their newsletter:

"Following last Saturday’s tragic accident at the Shoreham Airshow, our thoughts are foremost and uppermost with all those affected by the accident, their families and friends.

As investigations into the cause of the Hawker Hunter accident commence, the extent of the incident has made national and international headlines. The details have been a great shock to all.

Despite a previously excellent safety record, due in great part to a world-leading safety culture, it’s already clear that there will be some significant changes to the way airshows will be run in future.

Yesterday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which regulates UK airspace and its users, imposed, with immediate effect, certain restrictions on displays by vintage jet aircraft at all airshows over land. High-energy aerobatics are, for the time being, no longer permitted.

Operations Director and Chief Pilot of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Martin Withers, has spoken to his contacts at the CAA, and has released this statement:

“I am pleased to report that I have received assurances from our contacts at the CAA that XH558's 2015 display routine is not classified as aerobatic, and so consequently, we are hoping to continue to fly on through XH558's last season with minimal changes to our display.”

XH558’s next scheduled display appearance remains unaffected at Clacton Airshow this coming Thursday."
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 25, 2015, 08:28:58 PM
Hi dhr90.
The MiG 15 is quite special, a real treat to see. Just occured to me we watched the MiG 15 which first flew in 1949 from a steam driven boat, the Shieldhall, built in 1955 with two triple expansion engines, what a juxtaposition of the old and the new.
No the Chinook did not do a full loop, as far as I know there are only two choppers capable of that, the Westland Lynx which entered service in 1978, and one American attack chopper of much newer design, can't find its name, might be the Cobra? The Chinook went to about a verticle attitude as far as I recall. 

Cheers, Graham.

Hi dhr90.
I sincerely hope the restrictions on historic jets imposed today by the CAA don't affect the Vulcan, in so much as her routine is not what I would call aerobatic, but is somewhat more than a fly by display which is the limit they are imposing. It will be such a shame if her last few displays of her last flying season are curtailed by what would appear to be a knee jerk reaction to the events of the weekend.

Cheers, Graham.

I was thinking that today. Would a climbing turn (quite steep) be called aerobatic? Fortunately for me the display line for Clacton is over the sea so no restrictions on its display. I'm in two minds as to whether it is a knee jerk reaction, if it is temporary until the cause of the crash is known, then I think it is a somewhat reasonable restriction to be in place. Not at all surprised at the grounding of the other Hunter aircraft.

Does anyone know what the definition of a vintage jet is? Is it just the age? Is there a list of jets by the CAA containing vintage jets? I wonder what else might be restricted by this rule. A Mig 15 is listed on the display, very excited for that! Will be my first time seeing one fly.

Nice shots of the chinook, did it do a full loop the loop? Wasn't aware it could do that...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 26, 2015, 03:34:02 PM
Hi dhr90.
I sincerely hope the restrictions on historic jets imposed today by the CAA don't affect the Vulcan, in so much as her routine is not what I would call aerobatic, but is somewhat more than a fly by display which is the limit they are imposing. It will be such a shame if her last few displays of her last flying season are curtailed by what would appear to be a knee jerk reaction to the events of the weekend.

Cheers, Graham.

The Vulcan to the Sky peeps are saying their display will be unaffected. From their newsletter:

"Following last Saturday’s tragic accident at the Shoreham Airshow, our thoughts are foremost and uppermost with all those affected by the accident, their families and friends.

As investigations into the cause of the Hawker Hunter accident commence, the extent of the incident has made national and international headlines. The details have been a great shock to all.

Despite a previously excellent safety record, due in great part to a world-leading safety culture, it’s already clear that there will be some significant changes to the way airshows will be run in future.

Yesterday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which regulates UK airspace and its users, imposed, with immediate effect, certain restrictions on displays by vintage jet aircraft at all airshows over land. High-energy aerobatics are, for the time being, no longer permitted.

Operations Director and Chief Pilot of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Martin Withers, has spoken to his contacts at the CAA, and has released this statement:

“I am pleased to report that I have received assurances from our contacts at the CAA that XH558's 2015 display routine is not classified as aerobatic, and so consequently, we are hoping to continue to fly on through XH558's last season with minimal changes to our display.”

XH558’s next scheduled display appearance remains unaffected at Clacton Airshow this coming Thursday."


Interesting. Thanks!

Hi dhr90.
The MiG 15 is quite special, a real treat to see. Just occured to me we watched the MiG 15 which first flew in 1949 from a steam driven boat, the Shieldhall, built in 1955 with two triple expansion engines, what a juxtaposition of the old and the new.
No the Chinook did not do a full loop, as far as I know there are only two choppers capable of that, the Westland Lynx which entered service in 1978, and one American attack chopper of much newer design, can't find its name, might be the Cobra? The Chinook went to about a verticle attitude as far as I recall. 

Cheers, Graham.

Good to know it will be a special thing to see. Envious of that, lived about 60 seconds walk from where the Shieldhall was docked for a year at university, never got round to going to have a look sadly. Hoping to get some good photos tomorrow, I expect my panning won't be up to scratch, my excuses in advance will blame the weather, the sea and a gull  ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: hydrapenguin on August 26, 2015, 07:46:20 PM
Hi, all- Some great shots! Modern military aircraft are a fascination of mine, and some of the photos here are incredible! My question is this: what kind of changes do you make in Photoshop to give your photographs that gritty, industrial-y look?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 26, 2015, 07:55:51 PM
Hi hydrapenguin.
I think you need to be more specific, I would not answer your technical querie as I'm certain you don't mean me, and I suspect many if not all the other participants here are too modest to assume you mean them!
I would suggest that you direct this question at named individuals to ensure the information you want is forthcoming.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi, all- Some great shots! Modern military aircraft are a fascination of mine, and some of the photos here are incredible! My question is this: what kind of changes do you make in Photoshop to give your photographs that gritty, industrial-y look?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: enice128 on August 29, 2015, 12:12:31 AM
http://www.emcphotography.com/Events/Jones-Beach-Air-Show/
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 29, 2015, 08:30:49 AM
Nice pictures, enice128.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: enice128 on August 29, 2015, 09:26:10 AM
Thanks Click...again lol! Been wanting to shoot either the T-Birds or Blue Angels now for some time! This past Memorial Day was the time so convinced the wife to pack up a cooler & chairs w the family & head out to the beach! It was a blast! All the shots w the exception of the T-Birds were taking from my chair by the concessions. However for them I had to take a walk on my own to the edge of the water to gain access as close to them as poss! My family held back which was a good thing because it was scary loud esp when they snuck up on us a couple of times! Again, little post editing as in the F1 pics....Thanks again!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 29, 2015, 01:37:30 PM
Hi Folks.
A few more from the Bournemouth Air Festival.
The first two are the Royal Marines beach assault support force, apparently they dragged off an unsuspecting local radio newsman courtesy of his colleagues.  ;D


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/663/20949543846_f04d2903bd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xVeTvQ)IMG_6061_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xVeTvQ) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5631/20975823205_6344f15aca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xXyzse)IMG_6070_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xXyzse) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Plus a Sea Vixen ex Royal Navy.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/632/20355363013_3e0ba3a0ea_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x1JyfH)IMG_6121_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/x1JyfH) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5819/20976738035_0435a02228_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xXDgpa)IMG_6128_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xXDgpa) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/751/20789281688_6ef27b93c2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xF5vab)IMG_6160_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xF5vab) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 29, 2015, 04:16:25 PM
I do like that Sea Vixen!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 29, 2015, 05:57:30 PM
Hi Folks.
And some more. Keeping the best for last, will post some of the Vulcan at the end!  ;D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/781/20789304358_79f35a8f10_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xF5BU3)IMG_6170_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xF5BU3) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Can see the spouts for the coloured smoke.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5813/20790714069_32885868c2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xFcQXp)IMG_6215_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xFcQXp) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Nicely framed in the Shieldhall rigging.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/633/20355145104_0679f8cdfd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x1HrtE)IMG_6286_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/x1HrtE) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/750/20791095549_a62d0713e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xFeNmD)IMG_6324_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xFeNmD) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/594/20355408334_e98310fc97_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x1JMJ7)IMG_6406_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/x1JMJ7) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5629/20790065660_5ec3d69000_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xF9wcW)IMG_6439_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xF9wcW) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/660/20790214430_c7eff84b45_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xFahqW)IMG_6498_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xFahqW) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5688/20968566082_744fb116f1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xWVoaq)IMG_6555_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xWVoaq) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5664/20357462463_f908627607_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x1Vjm8)IMG_6595_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/x1Vjm8) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/769/20355849624_5042476b51_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x1M3Uy)IMG_6579_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/x1M3Uy) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 29, 2015, 06:01:54 PM
Hi dhr.
The Sea Vixen is a beauty, sounds great too.

Cheers, Graham.

I do like that Sea Vixen!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 29, 2015, 06:03:03 PM
Beautiful series, Graham. I really like your pictures. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 29, 2015, 08:25:25 PM
Hi Click.
Thank you for your kind comment. You always seem to have kind words of encouragement for those of us posting images. I for one appreciate your consistent input.

Cheers, Graham.

Beautiful series, Graham. I really like your pictures. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 29, 2015, 08:59:58 PM
Hi Graham.

Thank you very much for your kind words.  :)

...And keep posting your pictures.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on August 29, 2015, 10:35:50 PM
Hi Click.
Thank you for your kind comment. You always seem to have kind words of encouragement for those of us posting images. I for one appreciate your consistent input.

Cheers, Graham.

Beautiful series, Graham. I really like your pictures. Well done.

Fully agree with both of you here :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on August 31, 2015, 05:28:52 AM
Late post from Airboure (Eastbourne) off Beachy Heah, last possible chance of catching the Avro Vulcan XH558 sea locked before its grounded at the end of the year. Even hired a Canon 200-400/4L 1.4 TC!

So hopefully in more or less appearance order:


#1
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/613/20010306654_6a60a1692e_b.jpg)

#2
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5631/20444866120_77b078ffca_b.jpg)

#3
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/592/20444852038_643fbbe1b7_b.jpg)

#4
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5785/20444851638_5ed81571c9_b.jpg)

#5
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/774/20010303324_e3256354a6_b.jpg)

And the star of the show....
#6
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/638/20444860490_6f0a841d58_b.jpg)

#7
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/635/20010315714_f56fd869e8_b.jpg)

#8
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/575/20639511501_2cd781af81_b.jpg)

#9
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5686/20446178609_2bcac4ebee_b.jpg)

#10
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/20010312884_8dfd84813a_b.jpg)

#11
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5670/20444872030_c74d7b3d6d_b.jpg)

#12
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/745/20011947843_caed399b7d_b.jpg)

#13
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/20446174009_e02357e7bf_b.jpg)

#14
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5754/20623750592_46667607cb_b.jpg)

#15
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/660/20444869180_a3dc06f6a6_b.jpg)

#16
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/644/20010309034_f739a9e3b3_b.jpg)

#17
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/617/20446172289_4f28e43e74_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Meatcurry on August 31, 2015, 05:38:00 AM
Wow! Stunning! Great shots, I was there on the sea front, were you on the cliffs?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 31, 2015, 05:44:25 AM
Hi Simon.
Stunning shots, excellent clarity and detail. Looks like hiring that lens really paid off for you.
Not jealous at all.  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Late post from Airboure (Eastbourne) off Beachy Heah, last possible chance of catching the Avro Vulcan XH558 sea locked before its grounded at the end of the year. Even hired a Canon 200-400/4L 1.4 TC!

So hopefully in more or less appearance order:

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2015, 05:58:12 AM
WOW Stunning shots.  8)   Well done, Simon.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on August 31, 2015, 06:36:36 AM
Thank guys!

Wow! Stunning! Great shots, I was there on the sea front, were you on the cliffs?

Yes I was up on Beachy Head about 50m down from the War Memorial, it's a bit hit and miss as a lot did not come past but great when it does.

The 200-400L is a fantastic lens, probably the best I've ever used, certainly the best built I've tried. I'm so use to primes however that I kept forgetting it was a zoom. The built in TC was excellent, I can't see any appreciable difference in IQ using it or not.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Don Haines on August 31, 2015, 08:17:28 AM
Thank guys!

Wow! Stunning! Great shots, I was there on the sea front, were you on the cliffs?

Yes I was up on Beachy Head about 50m down from the War Memorial, it's a bit hit and miss as a lot did not come past but great when it does.

The 200-400L is a fantastic lens, probably the best I've ever used, certainly the best built I've tried. I'm so use to primes however that I kept forgetting it was a zoom. The built in TC was excellent, I can't see any appreciable difference in IQ using it or not.
It might be a great lens, but you obviously have the skill to use it! Great shots, I particularly like the Avro Vulcan
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 31, 2015, 09:02:41 AM
Wow, those are some stunning shots Simon. You've really made the most of what is obviously a great lens.  :)

Anyone else feel inadequate now?  ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Meatcurry on August 31, 2015, 10:27:31 AM
Thank guys!

Wow! Stunning! Great shots, I was there on the sea front, were you on the cliffs?

Yes I was up on Beachy Head about 50m down from the War Memorial, it's a bit hit and miss as a lot did not come past but great when it does.

The 200-400L is a fantastic lens, probably the best I've ever used, certainly the best built I've tried. I'm so use to primes however that I kept forgetting it was a zoom. The built in TC was excellent, I can't see any appreciable difference in IQ using it or not.

I did consider that as a better location to shot from, but kids and wife disagreed, anyway my attempts with a Sony a6000 and an FE 24-240 were less than stellar. We saw the Vulcan holding/waiting by the cliffs, and it seemed like all 250000 people stood up to watch it display.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 31, 2015, 11:31:14 AM
A few shots from the Clacton airshow last week. Still haven't gone through all of them yet!

1.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5658/20843693828_fe986108fb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xKTnZw)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/xKTnZw) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

2.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5644/21005373126_ae003a7105_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y1b2BC)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/y1b2BC) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

3.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/675/20843519320_98b64c00f9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xKSu7L)
Turning and burning (https://flic.kr/p/xKSu7L) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

4.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5625/21021877942_a362393358_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y2CBVq)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/y2CBVq) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

5.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5724/21005666986_52686e07cf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y1cwYb)
Spitfire (https://flic.kr/p/y1cwYb) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

6.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/774/20411213663_e944c8c1cf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x6ENGX)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/x6ENGX) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Loads more on my Flickr. As you may be able to tell, I'm a sucker for an afterburner photo  ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2015, 01:03:14 PM
A few shots from the Clacton airshow last week. Still haven't gone through all of them yet!


Beautiful pictures, Matthew.  8)  Nicely done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on August 31, 2015, 01:57:01 PM
Thank guys!

The 200-400L is a fantastic lens, probably the best I've ever used, certainly the best built I've tried. I'm so use to primes however that I kept forgetting it was a zoom. The built in TC was excellent, I can't see any appreciable difference in IQ using it or not.
Beautiful shots Viper28! Vulcan and P51D are beauties.

I have this lens in shopping wishlist but for years to come won't have enough reason and free cash to buy it, but you gave me the idea of renting it - will have to look for it in Poland.

Did you use tri/monopod or handheld?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on August 31, 2015, 02:04:23 PM
Very nice Matt #2 shows off the 29(r) Special tail off nicely and I like the MiG
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on August 31, 2015, 02:11:08 PM
Thank guys!

The 200-400L is a fantastic lens, probably the best I've ever used, certainly the best built I've tried. I'm so use to primes however that I kept forgetting it was a zoom. The built in TC was excellent, I can't see any appreciable difference in IQ using it or not.
Beautiful shots Viper28! Vulcan and P51D are beauties.

I have this lens in shopping wishlist but for years to come won't have enough reason and free cash to buy it, but you gave me the idea of renting it - will have to look for it in Poland.

Did you use tri/monopod or handheld?

Thank you, cost about £100 to rent it in the UK all up for the weekend.

They are all taken handheld. I was a bit conservative with the speeds because it's a big lens to get use too. The jets were all at 1/800 - 1/1000sec, props 1/320 - 1/400th. The chinook was 1/160th iirc. That's probably 1-2 stops higher for the props than I'd normally use.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 31, 2015, 02:30:06 PM
Hi Matthew.
Lovely shots, great detail. I'm with you on the afterburners, also a sucker for vapour on the wings. The MiG15 is a beaut.

Cheers, Graham.

A few shots from the Clacton airshow last week. Still haven't gone through all of them yet!

Loads more on my Flickr. As you may be able to tell, I'm a sucker for an afterburner photo  ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: High Peak John on August 31, 2015, 02:39:28 PM
Took this at Dawlish 2 weeks ago.
7D2, 100-400 and an amount of cropping.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2015, 02:49:31 PM
Took this at Dawlish 2 weeks ago.
7D2, 100-400 and an amount of cropping.

Great shot...

...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on August 31, 2015, 03:06:05 PM
Some standard USAF Thunderbirds.
Minden-Tahoe Aviation Roundup

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5767/20885601831_ef4e1189e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xPAaMi)Thunderbirds 6 plane vertical Minden-Tahoe 2015 2948 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/xPAaMi) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5712/20294704264_d637c95824_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wVnEwd)USAF Thunderbirds Diamond Minden-Tahoe 2015 Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/wVnEwd) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5625/20885591361_ac167061e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xPA7EM)Thunderbirds solo mirror Minden-Tahoe 2015 2927 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/xPA7EM) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/735/20257330023_d41c4457e5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wS57sK)Thunderbirds solos mirror Minden-Tahoe 2015 2649 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/wS57sK) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2015, 03:27:24 PM
Beautiful pictures, Keith. I love the Calypso Pass. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 31, 2015, 03:39:20 PM
Thanks Click, Viper and Valvebounce! I do like a good vapour trail too.

Took this at Dawlish 2 weeks ago.
7D2, 100-400 and an amount of cropping.

Great capture!!

Nice shots Keith, they look incredibly close!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on August 31, 2015, 04:11:27 PM
Excellent shots Simon,Matthew and Keith!!!  Keep 'em coming...we only have a few hundred more pages to catch up to the bird portraits thread  ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on August 31, 2015, 04:20:48 PM
Excellent shots Simon,Matthew and Keith!!!  Keep 'em coming...we only have a few hundred more pages to catch up to the bird portraits thread  ;D

HA!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/255/18355041634_2a33c66936_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXYop5)Bob Mills L-39 Reality Czech Reno PRS 2015 8126 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/tXYop5) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on August 31, 2015, 05:13:29 PM
Excellent shots Simon,Matthew and Keith!!!  Keep 'em coming...we only have a few hundred more pages to catch up to the bird portraits thread  ;D
You said it :).
I will break modern streak and propose more historic planes, photographed this weekend in my "own backyard" (local aerodrome).

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5774/21047365401_7f665cabfd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y4Tfsn)Sopwith 1½ Strutter | XII International Air Show @ Bielsko-Biała (https://flic.kr/p/y4Tfsn) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5832/21029804932_b122cbbe10_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y3kfkE)Sopwith 1½ Strutter &amp; Fokker E-III | XII International Air Show @ Bielsko-Biała (https://flic.kr/p/y3kfkE) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5670/20851640910_90154a6c10_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xLA7ob)Fokker E-III | XII International Air Show @ Bielsko-Biała (https://flic.kr/p/xLA7ob) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

This just beggining, my HDD is full, Lightroom can't cope with 6k photos taken and it's working soooo slooow. It will take me some time but I will update with few more shots and few more planes/groups.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on August 31, 2015, 05:26:17 PM
Cleared him by one pixel...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/15400027270_d2d1ca836d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psRazy)C-54 takeoff illusion Auburn 2014 1738 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/psRazy) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2015, 05:29:14 PM
Cleared him by one pixel...


Excellent timing  :) I really like this shot. Well done Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on August 31, 2015, 06:49:22 PM
Here is a few more :)

1.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5815/20843936438_4471efb4dd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xKUC7s)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/xKUC7s) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

2.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/714/20843956778_e448f60242_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xKUJa9)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/xKUJa9) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

3.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/650/21039589661_0c9f902eeb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y4coZT)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/y4coZT) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

4.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5792/20845323109_0cd452a52c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xL2Jjz)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/xL2Jjz) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

5.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on August 31, 2015, 06:56:52 PM
It's a real pleasure to look at your pictures, Matthew.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on August 31, 2015, 07:04:32 PM
Hi John.
That has got to be the best vapour shot yet, very nice.

Cheers, Graham.

Took this at Dawlish 2 weeks ago.
7D2, 100-400 and an amount of cropping.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on August 31, 2015, 08:28:53 PM
C-45

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/9295010171_4a3381566d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fanmG4)C-45 7096 Truckee 2013 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/fanmG4) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: applecider on September 01, 2015, 12:59:52 AM
From the Intel Oregon Air Show this July...

Canon EF 300 f2.8 ii with 1.4x ext iii,  for the most part all handheld.


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dpayne1 on September 01, 2015, 01:38:21 AM
F-105 Wild Weasels on the flight line at Korat RTAFB in 1972.  Scanned from a 35mm slide and cleaned up in photoshop.  I believe these are G models with AGM-78's on the wing hardpoints.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3638/3642197317_17b080d558_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 01, 2015, 01:44:21 AM
Corsair

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3820/19479234710_6beb87703b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vFjaQj)Nevada County AirFest Corsair pass 1890 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/vFjaQj) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on September 01, 2015, 05:35:57 AM
Thanks Click! Hope to have some of the Vulcan and Chinook (albeit with cloudy skies) to post some time next week, but for now I'm off on holiday for some landscape shooting :)

Fantastic shot of the Corsair Keith! Such a unique looking aircraft.

I find ISO noise a real problem with the 7D, nearly always fixable in PP, but it still makes me yearn for a 7DII, or preferably, a 5DIII. So much money to spend though, even with a grey import :(
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 01, 2015, 08:24:37 AM
From the Intel Oregon Air Show this July...

Canon EF 300 f2.8 ii with 1.4x ext iii,  for the most part all handheld.

I really like the F16 vapor shot. Well done, applecider.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 01, 2015, 08:27:37 AM
Very nice panning on the Corsair shot. Well done, Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 01, 2015, 09:55:11 AM
B52 flypast
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: lion rock on September 01, 2015, 09:59:05 AM
Roo,
Nice shots.
The second one, though, looks like it is about to dump its load of arsenal!  Pretty scary!
-r
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 01, 2015, 10:12:49 AM
Roo,
Nice shots.
The second one, though, looks like it is about to dump its load of arsenal!  Pretty scary!
-r

Thanks! :)  Well I'd probably dump the bellyful of bombs too if I had to fly all the way from Guam to Melbourne, do 2 flypasts and then have to fly all the way back without stopping for a cold one! Luckily for us they weren't carrying any ordinance.   ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 01, 2015, 01:47:35 PM
Very nice panning on the Corsair shot. Well done, Keith.

Thanks Click.  Every so often I elect to violate the minimum shutter speed/focal length rule.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 01, 2015, 02:07:59 PM
Thanks Click! Hope to have some of the Vulcan and Chinook (albeit with cloudy skies) to post some time next week, but for now I'm off on holiday for some landscape shooting :)

Fantastic shot of the Corsair Keith! Such a unique looking aircraft.

I find ISO noise a real problem with the 7D, nearly always fixable in PP, but it still makes me yearn for a 7DII, or preferably, a 5DIII. So much money to spend though, even with a grey import :(

Thank you dhr90.  I still shoot with my 7D when I need the extra reach.  I never shoot above ISO 400- which is rare in itself.  One thing I have found is the noise gets worse as heat builds up in the body.  Keep LCD use at the minimum and try to keep it shaded as much as possible. 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Alangeli on September 01, 2015, 03:09:53 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Flugshow%202_zpsa9axxl6i.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Flugshow%203_zpsmr2owxt6.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Flugshow%201_zps9gtu9rps.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Flugshow%204_zpsmucc7jip.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/chic-in-strick/Canonrumors/Flugshow%205_zpsulg4790j.jpg)

Brunnen, Switzerland, National Holiday Celebration, 2015/07/31
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 01, 2015, 03:17:36 PM
Warbirds in race paint

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/15256893661_4208e476f5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pfcyWH)Duck Walk lineup Reno 2014 Sun 9538 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/pfcyWH) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 01, 2015, 03:19:50 PM
Rapid Raptor

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7642/16817034489_ea71200816_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rC4Gsv)F-22 Raptor knife edge pass © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/rC4Gsv) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 01, 2015, 03:45:18 PM
From the Intel Oregon Air Show this July...

Canon EF 300 f2.8 ii with 1.4x ext iii,  for the most part all handheld.

I really like the F16 vapor shot. Well done, applecider.
s

+1 on that, great image
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 01, 2015, 05:54:36 PM
Brunnen, Switzerland, National Holiday Celebration, 2015/07/31


Beautiful pictures. I especially like the first and second one. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 01, 2015, 05:56:14 PM
Rapid Raptor


Stunning picture. Well done Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 01, 2015, 07:09:16 PM
Hi Alangeli.
Some very nice shots, great backdrop to them.
I do have a question, are you using DxO Clearview, I found it gave the same type of halo around my aircraft in cloud shots as some of yours exhibit, I redid some of mine several times until I worked out what effect was causing it.
Please don't take this as criticism, I'm not that good at this myself, just trying to offer information.

Cheers, Graham.

Brunnen, Switzerland, National Holiday Celebration, 2015/07/31
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 01, 2015, 07:53:23 PM
Hi Folks.
A right flurry of gorgeous pictures from the past to the current aircraft. Thanks to all.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 02, 2015, 01:14:53 AM
Navy SAR demo at Fleet Week

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4125/5073035889_5eed65cdc3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8JhCQ2)USAF H-60 SAR Fleet Week 2010 © Keith Breazeal C24312 (https://flic.kr/p/8JhCQ2) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 02, 2015, 06:12:52 AM
Very nice one Keith. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 02, 2015, 10:06:25 AM
Very nice one Keith. Well done.

Click-  Thanks.  That was not the photo I intended to post though. LOL
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 02, 2015, 10:08:52 AM
Tickling Mach

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4108/5073035459_bd9b0dc6bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8JhCGB)F-18F Super Hornet high speed pass Fleet Week 2010 © Keith Breazeal C1 3952 (https://flic.kr/p/8JhCGB) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 02, 2015, 10:35:05 AM
Tickling Mach

WOW This one is awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: candyman on September 02, 2015, 10:45:07 AM
Tickling Mach

WOW This one is awesome.  8)


Definitely awesome! Wonderful
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 03:44:38 AM
Hi Kieth.
Ahh, it makes more sense now, fabulous shot, the rescue divers is not bad either.  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Tickling Mach

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4108/5073035459_bd9b0dc6bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8JhCGB)F-18F Super Hornet high speed pass Fleet Week 2010 © Keith Breazeal C1 3952 (https://flic.kr/p/8JhCGB) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 03, 2015, 04:15:36 AM
Great shot Keith! 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2015, 06:14:52 AM
Very nice one Keith. Well done.

Click-  Thanks.  That was not the photo I intended to post though. LOL

LOL  ;D  That's a nice one anyway. But I prefer the F18F   ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: loetleen on September 03, 2015, 08:02:13 AM
Apache and F16 launching flares at Texel Airshow in The Netherlands.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: AcutancePhotography on September 03, 2015, 08:11:56 AM
Navy SAR demo at Fleet Week

Yikes!  That's a pretty good drop down to the water!!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2015, 08:33:33 AM
Apache and F16 launching flares at Texel Airshow in The Netherlands.

Great  shots, loetleen. I especially like the Apache. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 03, 2015, 08:35:01 AM
Apache and F16 launching flares at Texel Airshow in The Netherlands.

Great  shots, loetleen. I especially like the Apache. Nicely done.

I concur :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 03, 2015, 11:26:01 AM
RAAF C-17
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2015, 12:49:54 PM
RAAF C-17

Very nice, Roo.  Especialy the first picture.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 03, 2015, 02:29:03 PM
Thanks guys for the "Tickling MACH" comments :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 03, 2015, 02:31:20 PM
"Stacked"  When all those variables come together.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6913221815_a95a26a60d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bwU4Zz)Blue Angels &quot;Echelon Parade&quot; © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/bwU4Zz) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: SQi-x on September 03, 2015, 02:32:36 PM
Air Show competition in "shooting down" flying little balloons.

(https://flic.kr/p/oP7DPe)
https://flic.kr/p/oP7DPe (https://flic.kr/p/oP7DPe)

(https://flic.kr/p/p6yVAS)
https://flic.kr/p/p6yVAS (https://flic.kr/p/p6yVAS)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2015, 03:07:49 PM
Air Show competition in "shooting down" flying little balloons.

Excellent timing.

...And welcome to CR.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 03, 2015, 03:46:12 PM
Back to my usual haunt, the Welsh Low Fly area

RAF Tornado GR4, Fang-2 (Fang-1 had a technical issue and RTB'ed)
#1
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/19560200053_93456b1061_b.jpg)

#2
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/327/19558519384_175c562ce6_b.jpg)

#3 Lone USAF F15E but two excellent passes
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#4
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#6
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#9
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#10 Marham-63
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/278/19993100068_ded82cf4a0_b.jpg)

#11
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/530/19993098618_1c28f57604_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2015, 03:56:10 PM
Back to my usual haunt, the Welsh Low Fly area

Great shots, Sir!  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 04:41:03 PM
Hi Kieth.
Stunning shot, perfect framing, perfect flying, just perfect.

Cheers, Graham.

"Stacked"  When all those variables come together.

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 04:47:33 PM
Hi SQi-x.
Nice shots, fantastic timing.

Cheers, Graham.

Air Show competition in "shooting down" flying little balloons.

(https://flic.kr/p/oP7DPe)
https://flic.kr/p/oP7DPe (https://flic.kr/p/oP7DPe)

(https://flic.kr/p/p6yVAS)
https://flic.kr/p/p6yVAS (https://flic.kr/p/p6yVAS)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 05:00:12 PM
Hi Roo.
Nice shots, biigg init.  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

RAAF C-17
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 05:03:26 PM
Hi Simon.
Another fantastic series from you.

Cheers, Graham.

Back to my usual haunt, the Welsh Low Fly area

RAF Tornado GR4, Fang-2 (Fang-1 had a technical issue and RTB'ed)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 05:07:16 PM
Hi Folks.
The last few of mine from the Bournemouth Air Festival. Not a patch on some of the recent posts, but hopefully some angles you haven't seen, I enjoyed taking them and sharing them, hopefully some of you have enjoyed looking at them.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/20919783828_0c732859e3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xSBmU5)IMG_6919_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xSBmU5) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/642/20919852579_e2a260be66_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xSBHkr)IMG_6663_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xSBHkr) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5718/20919972129_9e9d21e750_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xSCjSD)IMG_6692_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xSCjSD) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5828/21114399241_bfbd10be7e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yaNPhe)IMG_6672_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/yaNPhe) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/706/20486582413_54d83d53f0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xdk6da)IMG_6900_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xdk6da) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/752/21114789821_745ef6fa08_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yaQPon)IMG_6783_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/yaQPon) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5707/20919310648_480358421b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xSyWeN)IMG_6789_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xSyWeN) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/705/20484859634_b9fff5d15a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xdbg65)IMG_6819_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xdbg65) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5698/21097390422_72e9c4aae1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y9iD9J)IMG_6821 Vulcan Sponsors List_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/y9iD9J) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5830/21081404156_8b491e76c0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y7TGZs)IMG_6845_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/y7TGZs) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 03, 2015, 05:10:23 PM
Hi Graham,

Great shots. I especially like the first picture. Well done.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 05:14:57 PM
Hi Click.
Thank you.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Graham,

Great shots. I especially like the first picture. Well done.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on September 03, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
"Stacked"  When all those variables come together.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6913221815_a95a26a60d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bwU4Zz)Blue Angels &quot;Echelon Parade&quot; © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/bwU4Zz) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Hey Keith, now I'm going to have to rename my post a while back 'Not so stacked'  :'(  ;D

Guys your all out doing each other, incredible photography really makes want to get out and shoot.

Speaking of which (apologies if this is the wrong thread but I'm assuming those that might know would frequent here) I'm going to the Scottish Air Show for the first time and I was wondering if anyone would know what the flight lines into the display box are? Are they parallel to the shore or do they come in from the sea and turn into the box?

Regards
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 03, 2015, 07:39:59 PM
Hi Zim.
No experience of the Scottish Airshow, but my recollection (and I'll confess I wasn't really studying) of the approach to Bournemouth is, it varies, probably to suit displays, I think most came in along the coast, but some approached from the sea and turned. So it may not be as cut and dried as you are hoping.
Hope this helps.

Cheers, Graham.

"Stacked"  When all those variables come together.

Hey Keith, now I'm going to have to rename my post a while back 'Not so stacked'  :'(  ;D

Guys your all out doing each other, incredible photography really makes want to get out and shoot.

Speaking of which (apologies if this is the wrong thread but I'm assuming those that might know would frequent here) I'm going to the Scottish Air Show for the first time and I was wondering if anyone would know what the flight lines into the display box are? Are they parallel to the shore or do they come in from the sea and turn into the box?

Regards
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: lion rock on September 03, 2015, 09:34:46 PM

Valvebounce,
Most excellent flight!
Some of the very memorable aircrafts ever!
Thanks for the posts.
-r

Hi Folks.
The last few of mine from the Bournemouth Air Festival. Not a patch on some of the recent posts, but hopefully some angles you haven't seen, I enjoyed taking them and sharing them, hopefully some of you have enjoyed looking at them.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 04, 2015, 12:42:44 AM
Hi Kieth.
Stunning shot, perfect framing, perfect flying, just perfect.

Cheers, Graham.

"Stacked"  When all those variables come together.


Thanks Graham :)


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: candyman on September 04, 2015, 01:06:11 AM
Awesome shots in this thread. I enjoy watching those impressive photos.
Thank you all for sharing.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 04, 2015, 02:05:48 AM
Graham, that first Typhoon shoot is excellent I'd be proud to have that esp.mas it's the camo special  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: lw on September 04, 2015, 03:24:59 AM
RAF Chinook display at Red Bull Air Race
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14961584135_251987cccf_c.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/oN72Ha)rbar-2 (https://flic.kr/p/oN72Ha) by lozwilkes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lozwilkes/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 03:38:11 AM
Hi Simon.
It is quite a heavy crop, smaller than I usually like, but that was where the pilot chose do it and I had not seen so much vapour during that manoeuvre on the previous day's.
It was rather good, they gave us the anniversary livery Friday and Saturday and the Camo Special on the Sunday, do you think someone plans this!


Graham, that first Typhoon shoot is excellent I'd be proud to have that esp.mas it's the camo special  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 04:12:17 AM
Hi lw.
Very nice shot, and at f2.8, now I'm sure I have a problem with my 7D, as I use that lens and I'd be lucky to have any of that in focus at 2.8 let alone all of it!

Cheers, Graham.

RAF Chinook display at Red Bull Air Race
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14961584135_251987cccf_c.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/oN72Ha)rbar-2 (https://flic.kr/p/oN72Ha) by lozwilkes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lozwilkes/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 04, 2015, 06:51:08 AM
Hi Roo.
Nice shots, biigg init.  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

RAAF C-17

Thanks Graham!  It is very big but also agile!

Great shots you've put up too.  That Typhoon shot is great and so are the Vulcan shots

Keith's shots are spot on with timing and angles as always and Simon's are always a pleasure to look at :) SQI-x timing is perfect and I like the angle of lw's chinook shot :)  Phew...apologies if I've missed anyone :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 04, 2015, 07:00:51 AM


Hey Keith, now I'm going to have to rename my post a while back 'Not so stacked'  :'(  ;D

Guys your all out doing each other, incredible photography really makes want to get out and shoot.

Speaking of which (apologies if this is the wrong thread but I'm assuming those that might know would frequent here) I'm going to the Scottish Air Show for the first time and I was wondering if anyone would know what the flight lines into the display box are? Are they parallel to the shore or do they come in from the sea and turn into the box?

Regards

I can't really answer your question but I've just noticed a guy I follow on Flickr has just posted photos from RAF Lossiemouth.  He may be able to give you an answer there - https://www.flickr.com/photos/isomax
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 04, 2015, 07:13:26 AM
The RAAF AP-3C Orion.  One engine off and prop feathered for longer on station time.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on September 04, 2015, 08:25:17 AM
Hi Zim.
No experience of the Scottish Airshow, but my recollection (and I'll confess I wasn't really studying) of the approach to Bournemouth is, it varies, probably to suit displays, I think most came in along the coast, but some approached from the sea and turned. So it may not be as cut and dried as you are hoping.
Hope this helps.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham I suspect your correct I'll go to the green.
Looks like weather is going to be kind, looking forward to it!

Regards
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 04, 2015, 09:04:00 AM
Hi Simon.
It is quite a heavy crop, smaller than I usually like, but that was where the pilot chose do it and I had not seen so much vapour during that manoeuvre on the previous day's.
It was rather good, they gave us the anniversary livery Friday and Saturday and the Camo Special on the Sunday, do you think someone plans this!


Graham, that first Typhoon shoot is excellent I'd be proud to have that esp.mas it's the camo special  8)
The RAF plan ahead.... Never! In most cases it's simply serviceability of the jets. 29(r) actually currently have 4 special painted jets they can draw on plus the dozen or so line jets. The camo jet is usually reserved for the synchro display with the Spitfire
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: GuyF on September 04, 2015, 01:39:03 PM
Hi Zim.
No experience of the Scottish Airshow, but my recollection (and I'll confess I wasn't really studying) of the approach to Bournemouth is, it varies, probably to suit displays, I think most came in along the coast, but some approached from the sea and turned. So it may not be as cut and dried as you are hoping.
Hope this helps.

Cheers, Graham.


Thanks Graham I suspect your correct I'll go to the green.
Looks like weather is going to be kind, looking forward to it!

Regards

Zim,

Ask about flight lines here (someone should know): http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=62858&start=225 (http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=62858&start=225)

See you on the beach tomorrow!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 04, 2015, 02:11:21 PM
The legend..  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: RustyTheGeek on September 04, 2015, 02:17:50 PM
I know this has been discussed before but just for grins, what shutter/aperture/ISO settings are you aviation gurus using for the prop planes (for a bit of prop blur) and then other things like jets (optimum sharpness, DOF, etc.)?  Does anyone use any CPL or other modifiers to help with contrast, DR, etc?  Just looking for some simple answers.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 04, 2015, 02:40:10 PM
The legend..  :)

Yes indeed.

Beautiful pictures, Erik.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 02:42:16 PM
Hi Erik.
Two very nice shots there, the wheels down canopy open is a good look.

Cheers, Graham.

The legend..  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 04, 2015, 03:29:29 PM
I know this has been discussed before but just for grins, what shutter/aperture/ISO settings are you aviation gurus using for the prop planes (for a bit of prop blur) and then other things like jets (optimum sharpness, DOF, etc.)?  Does anyone use any CPL or other modifiers to help with contrast, DR, etc?  Just looking for some simple answers.

My general Rules of Thumb are:

I usually shoot TV with Auto ISO, Evaluative metering with +1/3rd EV. I always shoot with multiple AF points active, usually the centre zone, don't usually think about DOF if it's in the air as I'm never usually close enough that a focus on the cockpit want cover everything in frame.

First the easy one: jets. I shot them from 1/800th upwards, the faster modern solo jets usually at 1/1250th up, not so much for there speed (panning covers a lot if that) but there rapid changes of angle.

Props are a lot harder to judge,mbasically the larger the prop the slower the shutter speed needed. So Spitfire class planes 1/320th to 1/400th will give acceptable prop blur. DC3's and C130 sized your down to 1/200th, helicopters 1/125th or less. For full disks, on say a C130 I'd be as low as 1/60th.

I don't generally use a CLP, I'd rather keep the extra stop and correct in post.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 04, 2015, 05:03:19 PM
Thanks Click and Graham!
A well-polished North American AT-16 does not compete with a Spitfire but it looks nice too :)
Skavsta Airport, Sweden 2015-08-30
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: bluemoon on September 04, 2015, 05:17:52 PM
anybody going to the Cleveland show this weekend?
It's been quite a while since we had the T-birds here. I think last 10 years or so it's been the BA and one year even had both!

pierre
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: RustyTheGeek on September 04, 2015, 05:20:40 PM
I know this has been discussed before but just for grins, what shutter/aperture/ISO settings are you aviation gurus using for the prop planes (for a bit of prop blur) and then other things like jets (optimum sharpness, DOF, etc.)?  Does anyone use any CPL or other modifiers to help with contrast, DR, etc?  Just looking for some simple answers.

My general Rules of Thumb are:

I usually shoot TV with Auto ISO, Evaluative metering with +1/3rd EV. I always shoot with multiple AF points active, usually the centre zone, don't usually think about DOF if it's in the air as I'm never usually close enough that a focus on the cockpit want cover everything in frame.

First the easy one: jets. I shot them from 1/800th upwards, the faster modern solo jets usually at 1/1250th up, not so much for there speed (panning covers a lot if that) but there rapid changes of angle.

Props are a lot harder to judge,mbasically the larger the prop the slower the shutter speed needed. So Spitfire class planes 1/320th to 1/400th will give acceptable prop blur. DC3's and C130 sized your down to 1/200th, helicopters 1/125th or less. For full disks, on say a C130 I'd be as low as 1/60th.

I don't generally use a CLP, I'd rather keep the extra stop and correct in post.

Sweet!  Thanks Viper28!  Just what I was asking for!  Now at a future time I'll know exactly what it is I can't remember when I want/need to know it!   ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 05:41:32 PM
Hi Rusty.
Here is one of mine, settings included, with a bit of prop blur, just enough that it doesn't look like it is broken down looking for a layby, fast enough shutter that I got a keeper. Possibly more luck than judgement.  ;D

7D with EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II WITH 2x III @ 400mm, f10, 1/500s, ISO 400, AI Servo, Spot Metering, Aperture Priority, Subject Distance 655.35 m.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5629/20790065660_5ec3d69000_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xF9wcW)IMG_6439_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/xF9wcW) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.



I know this has been discussed before but just for grins, what shutter/aperture/ISO settings are you aviation gurus using for the prop planes (for a bit of prop blur) and then other things like jets (optimum sharpness, DOF, etc.)?  Does anyone use any CPL or other modifiers to help with contrast, DR, etc?  Just looking for some simple answers.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 04, 2015, 05:43:49 PM
I know this has been discussed before but just for grins, what shutter/aperture/ISO settings are you aviation gurus using for the prop planes (for a bit of prop blur) and then other things like jets (optimum sharpness, DOF, etc.)?  Does anyone use any CPL or other modifiers to help with contrast, DR, etc?  Just looking for some simple answers.

My general Rules of Thumb are:

I usually shoot TV with Auto ISO, Evaluative metering with +1/3rd EV. I always shoot with multiple AF points active, usually the centre zone, don't usually think about DOF if it's in the air as I'm never usually close enough that a focus on the cockpit want cover everything in frame.

First the easy one: jets. I shot them from 1/800th upwards, the faster modern solo jets usually at 1/1250th up, not so much for there speed (panning covers a lot if that) but there rapid changes of angle.

Props are a lot harder to judge,mbasically the larger the prop the slower the shutter speed needed. So Spitfire class planes 1/320th to 1/400th will give acceptable prop blur. DC3's and C130 sized your down to 1/200th, helicopters 1/125th or less. For full disks, on say a C130 I'd be as low as 1/60th.

I don't generally use a CLP, I'd rather keep the extra stop and correct in post.

+1 for that shooting info:)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 05:56:16 PM
Hi Erik.
Nice shots, maybe not as glamorous as a Spit, but it served a useful purpose. It is not a plane I've seen displayed at an airshow, but I've not been to many.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Click and Graham!
A well-polished North American AT-16 does not compete with a Spitfire but it looks nice too :)
Skavsta Airport, Sweden 2015-08-30
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 04, 2015, 05:56:22 PM

My general Rules of Thumb are:

I usually shoot TV with Auto ISO, Evaluative metering with +1/3rd EV. I always shoot with multiple AF points active, usually the centre zone, don't usually think about DOF if it's in the air as I'm never usually close enough that a focus on the cockpit want cover everything in frame.

First the easy one: jets. I shot them from 1/800th upwards, the faster modern solo jets usually at 1/1250th up, not so much for there speed (panning covers a lot if that) but there rapid changes of angle.

Props are a lot harder to judge,mbasically the larger the prop the slower the shutter speed needed. So Spitfire class planes 1/320th to 1/400th will give acceptable prop blur. DC3's and C130 sized your down to 1/200th, helicopters 1/125th or less. For full disks, on say a C130 I'd be as low as 1/60th.

I don't generally use a CLP, I'd rather keep the extra stop and correct in post.


Thank you for this valuable information. 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 05:58:27 PM

My general Rules of Thumb are:

I usually shoot TV with Auto ISO, Evaluative metering with +1/3rd EV. I always shoot with multiple AF points active, usually the centre zone, don't usually think about DOF if it's in the air as I'm never usually close enough that a focus on the cockpit want cover everything in frame.

First the easy one: jets. I shot them from 1/800th upwards, the faster modern solo jets usually at 1/1250th up, not so much for there speed (panning covers a lot if that) but there rapid changes of angle.

Props are a lot harder to judge,mbasically the larger the prop the slower the shutter speed needed. So Spitfire class planes 1/320th to 1/400th will give acceptable prop blur. DC3's and C130 sized your down to 1/200th, helicopters 1/125th or less. For full disks, on say a C130 I'd be as low as 1/60th.

I don't generally use a CLP, I'd rather keep the extra stop and correct in post.


Thank you for this valuable information.

+1

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: RustyTheGeek on September 04, 2015, 06:33:09 PM
Hi Rusty.
Here is one of mine, settings included, with a bit of prop blur, just enough that it doesn't look like it is broken down looking for a layby, fast enough shutter that I got a keeper. Possibly more luck than judgement.  ;D

7D with EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II WITH 2x III @ 400mm, f10, 1/500s, ISO 400, AI Servo, Spot Metering, Aperture Priority, Subject Distance 655.35 m.

Cheers, Graham.

I know this has been discussed before but just for grins, what shutter/aperture/ISO settings are you aviation gurus using for the prop planes (for a bit of prop blur) and then other things like jets (optimum sharpness, DOF, etc.)?  Does anyone use any CPL or other modifiers to help with contrast, DR, etc?  Just looking for some simple answers.

Thanks Graham!  Although, I really think that the plane is probably only 651 meters away.   ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 04, 2015, 08:14:26 PM
Hi Rusty.
I'll have to take your word on that, I'm a feet and inches man myself.  ::)  ;D

Cheers, Graham.


Thanks Graham!  Although, I really think that the plane is probably only 651 meters away.   ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 05, 2015, 12:05:13 AM
   My plan is to shoot the first pass of a prop plane at a 400th, then step down through the speeds after getting good crisp shots.  The expense of traveling and time spent at the show would be wasted without at least one good clean shot.
   I have cut out most of the shows where I have shot into the sun and crappy sky.  There are exceptions to the rule, but only when the lineup is something I haven't seen before.  Good example is the Chino Planes of Fame.
   Jets are shot at 1000th-1600th depending on the light and lens.  When using the 100-400, I go into Auto ISO mode to avoid running out of f stops- something I have done way too many times.
   The real fun starts when the sky has a mix of props and jets. This is one of those "how fast can you change between settings" situations.  I have plenty of blurry jets and frozen props to deal with over the years. 
   I have considered setting C2 for props & C3 for jets.

Then there are other subjects to deal with...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/19480653109_22db21f455_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vFrrtt)Nevada County AirFest 2015 Laura 0508 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/vFrrtt) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

   
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 05, 2015, 02:38:13 AM
De Havilland DH-100 Vampire, known as J28 in the Swedish airforce 1946-1952
And a Mitsubishi MU-2 currently in us for target towing..
Skavsta airport, Sweden 2015-08-30
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 05, 2015, 05:00:26 AM
Hi Erik.
Beautiful shots of the vampire, this must be a very rare aircraft today, the other one is nice too.

Cheers, Graham.

De Havilland DH-100 Vampire, known as J28 in the Swedish airforce 1946-1952
And a Mitsubishi MU-2 currently in us for target towing..
Skavsta airport, Sweden 2015-08-30
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 05, 2015, 07:35:39 AM
Nice shots Erik. The Vampire still looks good in the air.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 05, 2015, 08:54:48 AM
Very nice shots, Erik. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: RustyTheGeek on September 05, 2015, 09:24:33 AM
   My plan is to shoot the first pass of a prop plane at a 400th, then step down through the speeds after getting good crisp shots.  The expense of traveling and time spent at the show would be wasted without at least one good clean shot.
   I have cut out most of the shows where I have shot into the sun and crappy sky.  There are exceptions to the rule, but only when the lineup is something I haven't seen before.  Good example is the Chino Planes of Fame.
   Jets are shot at 1000th-1600th depending on the light and lens.  When using the 100-400, I go into Auto ISO mode to avoid running out of f stops- something I have done way too many times.
   The real fun starts when the sky has a mix of props and jets. This is one of those "how fast can you change between settings" situations.  I have plenty of blurry jets and frozen props to deal with over the years. 
   I have considered setting C2 for props & C3 for jets.

Thanks for the extra points about your technique Keith!  And I love the extra incentive you included at the end!  Very interesting looking girl that hopefully was fun to hang out with!  This thread has a undertone of "this forum isn't strong enough with image centric topics" so maybe you should start a thread about attractive photographers we all have run into at various shoots.  It's always great to see an attractive female using a camera!   :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 05, 2015, 09:59:38 AM
Maybe I shouldn't ignore SAAB aircrafts, actually I'm a bit biased ;-) Jets will follow soon..
Here are some SAAB 91 'Safir' in formation (Skavsta 2015-08-30). It was used as trainer 'SK50' in the Airforce from 1952 to 1993
Saab B17 (Såtenäs airshow 2015-07-04), was in service 1942-1968. This plane is maintained and flown by a team of enthusiast while Saab Linköping provides facilities and parts..   
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 05, 2015, 12:35:34 PM
Douglas C-47 A-60-DL USAAF 43-30732. First stationed in Algeria but then used in the invasion of Normandie.
Sold as surplus after the war to Scandianvia Airlines System. Flew in Norway 1948-57, in Sweden 1957-60 for Linjeflyg. Sold to Swedish air force 1960. Bought by Flygande Veteraner Stockholm 1982, SAS painting restored. Nickname 'Daisy'.  I wish I had that finish on my car  ;D (click on picture twice for full res)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 05, 2015, 12:49:47 PM
Great shots of the Vampire Eric  :)

Maybe I shouldn't ignore SAAB aircrafts, actually I'm a bit biased ;-)

No really should not ignore Saab military aircraft. They have always been different and unique, the JAS37 Viggen is still in my top-10 of great jets. Been lucky enough the catch the historic flight a couple of times, would love to get the Viggen or Draken low level

J29 Tunnan
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/9255049330_e3502ccbbf_b.jpg)

JAS35 Draken
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5560/14821121915_a04f35f815_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3870/14634462769_9f92144e23_b.jpg)

JAS37 Viggen
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/9255049112_3229137cb6_b.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/9252266683_582f1fca8b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 05, 2015, 01:13:38 PM
Great shots, Simon.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 05, 2015, 01:22:13 PM
   My plan is to shoot the first pass of a prop plane at a 400th, then step down through the speeds after getting good crisp shots.  The expense of traveling and time spent at the show would be wasted without at least one good clean shot.
   I have cut out most of the shows where I have shot into the sun and crappy sky.  There are exceptions to the rule, but only when the lineup is something I haven't seen before.  Good example is the Chino Planes of Fame.
   Jets are shot at 1000th-1600th depending on the light and lens.  When using the 100-400, I go into Auto ISO mode to avoid running out of f stops- something I have done way too many times.
   The real fun starts when the sky has a mix of props and jets. This is one of those "how fast can you change between settings" situations.  I have plenty of blurry jets and frozen props to deal with over the years. 
   I have considered setting C2 for props & C3 for jets.

Thanks for the extra points about your technique Keith!  And I love the extra incentive you included at the end!  Very interesting looking girl that hopefully was fun to hang out with!  This thread has a undertone of "this forum isn't strong enough with image centric topics" so maybe you should start a thread about attractive photographers we all have run into at various shoots.  It's always great to see an attractive female using a camera!   :D

Ha! 
   I occasionally shoot some of the women but I ask first.  Actually, there are a lot of women shooting lately.
Some are into photography pretty heavily.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/13683509534_12c9c019e5_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mRayEb)CCA Photo Tour 6610 © Keith Breazeal-2 (https://flic.kr/p/mRayEb) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7509/15685167880_0a664a1a29_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pU3zWY)Photographer Reno 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/pU3zWY) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 05, 2015, 01:26:36 PM
What is so cool about this thread is seeing all the European aircraft. 
Just wish I could afford spending a summer there shooting.  My last trip was the Paris Air Show in 1987!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 05, 2015, 02:32:57 PM
What is so cool about this thread is seeing all the European aircraft. 
Just wish I could afford spending a summer there shooting.  My last trip was the Paris Air Show in 1987!

Do it while we still have some variety over here Keith (before everything goes F35) July next year would be a great choice. You will get, RIAT (largest military show in the world), Farnbrough international and Flying Legends at Duxford (warbirds fest) all within 3 weeks. Fill the rest of the time between shows in the LFA of Wales or the Lake District which have stunning scenery
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 05, 2015, 02:52:33 PM
Thanks Simon! Oh nice shots of 'Tunnan' J-29, the odd 2-seater SK-35 Draken and 37 Viggen  :)
Unfortunately, 32 Lansen was missing in 'SAAB Historic Flight' this summer, I don't know why..
I spent the last four years at Saab in Linköping so I'm a bit fed up with 39 Gripen doing cuban eights above my head every day, or at least when prospective customers were visiting the site..    ::) All photography forbidden of course  :-\
Here are some not perfectly sharp pictures.. that was my first airshow with 5D3/100-400II, I'm learning..   :)





 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 05, 2015, 03:19:25 PM
Hi Simon and Erik.
Lovely shots from both of you, the SAAB aircraft are distinctly unique. Nice shot of the Dakota too.
Kieth.
Interesting shots as ever.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 05, 2015, 04:19:41 PM
Douglas C-47 A-60-DL USAAF 43-30732. First stationed in Algeria but then used in the invasion of Normandie.
Sold as surplus after the war to Scandianvia Airlines System. Flew in Norway 1948-57, in Sweden 1957-60 for Linjeflyg. Sold to Swedish air force 1960. Bought by Flygande Veteraner Stockholm 1982, SAS painting restored. Nickname 'Daisy'.  I wish I had that finish on my car  ;D (click on picture twice for full res)

I love that aircraft. A classic  8)  Very nice picture of a beautiful plane. Well done, Erik.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 06, 2015, 09:32:44 AM
Thanks for the SAAB shots guys!  They have made some great planes over the years but the only time we get to see any here is the rare occasion when the Thais bring their Gripens for joint exercises.  Unfortunately, even then it's in Darwin (minimum 4.5 hour flight from here). 

A couple of our Eurocopter ARH Tigers in action along with the NHI MRH90 Taipan.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 06, 2015, 10:02:25 AM
Nice pictures, Roo. I like the paint scheme on those helicopters.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 06, 2015, 12:37:29 PM
More SAAB 39 Gripen from the official airshow at Såtenäs 2015-07-04 .. I know nothing..  ;D
Air refueling from a C-130 was also demonstrated. The Gripens did not go closer than this, I assume that you prefer to fly straight at reasonable altitude and not in circles above an airshow public..

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 06, 2015, 03:11:20 PM
Here are some not perfectly sharp pictures.. that was my first airshow with 5D3/100-400II, I'm learning..   :)

Nice shots.  I especially like the last one.
Multiple aircraft formations are tricky for getting all tack sharp.  As the aircraft pass, your autofocus is tracking one or multiple aircraft.  Because each is a different distance from you, their relative speed is different- even if they are locked into a formation.  Depth of field is always a factor, but in this case the shutter speed needs to deal with the aircraft moving at slightly different speeds.  The closer they do the flyby, the more noticeable the effect.
  This drives me crazy when I shoot heritage flights of prop and jet combinations.  Having to increase shutter speeds means prop blur is being sacrificed.  I shoot with the 5D III and 100-400 also.  Having shot with the crop frame bodies, there is a slight difference in DOF, but the same factors exist.  If using a center focus point, try to pick the middle of the formation for the average speed, then use the appropriate f stop.
   In this example, I was shooting at 1/400th f11 and still got motion blur from the closest Sea Fury.  I was tracking the outer one that was going slightly faster in the arcing turn. 

 (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14323809514_08b8c0b794_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nPKgx1)Show &amp; Shine Eagles Nest 31 May 2014 © Keith Breazeal-17 (https://flic.kr/p/nPKgx1) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on September 06, 2015, 04:10:56 PM
Some fantastic images posted here this past week! Those SAAB's are certainly unique looking. Always love to see a Vampire. 'Tickling Mach' and the shot of the Raptor 5 pages or so back are just brilliant! I need to up my game I think  ;)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 06, 2015, 04:14:22 PM
Thanks Keith. Yes multiple aircrafts indeed cause confusion about which one to set focus on   :-\
The main problem that day was thermal turbulence, haze and sunlight straight in the eyes.. I tried to cope with turbulence by using short shutter time but maybe it just got worse, the air was simply boiling.. No such problems at the next airshow, crystal clear air :) What I have learnt so far is that nice prop blur is in direct conflict with sharp pictures, haven't found the perfect compromize yet.


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 06, 2015, 04:37:09 PM
Here are some not perfectly sharp pictures.. that was my first airshow with 5D3/100-400II, I'm learning..   :)

Nice shots.  I especially like the last one.
Multiple aircraft formations are tricky for getting all tack sharp.  As the aircraft pass, your autofocus is tracking one or multiple aircraft.  Because each is a different distance from you, their relative speed is different- even if they are locked into a formation.  Depth of field is always a factor, but in this case the shutter speed needs to deal with the aircraft moving at slightly different speeds.  The closer they do the flyby, the more noticeable the effect.
  This drives me crazy when I shoot heritage flights of prop and jet combinations.  Having to increase shutter speeds means prop blur is being sacrificed.  I shoot with the 5D III and 100-400 also.  Having shot with the crop frame bodies, there is a slight difference in DOF, but the same factors exist.  If using a center focus point, try to pick the middle of the formation for the average speed, then use the appropriate f stop.
   In this example, I was shooting at 1/400th f11 and still got motion blur from the closest Sea Fury.  I was tracking the outer one that was going slightly faster in the arcing turn. 



Lovely shot of the Sea Furies Keith and thanks for that explanation. I always liked the dynamic in this shot but it bugged me about the nearest one not being tack sharp.

Nice Spitfire series Erik :)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 06, 2015, 08:40:06 PM
Hi Erik.
I would like to submit as evidence to the contrary, your last set of images.  ;D
I like the amount of prop blur that you are using in your images and I think your images are sharp, not just "sharp enough" but SHARP. And yes I opened them and looked at them outside of the forums compression.
I think that we are all our worst critics and more often than not we should cut ourselves a bit of slack.

Cheers, Graham.

What I have learnt so far is that nice prop blur is in direct conflict with sharp pictures, haven't found the perfect compromize yet.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 06, 2015, 11:31:56 PM
Nailed it!  :P

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7573/15872517605_c6b7cb667f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qbANuD)P-38 whirly-gig Reno 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/qbANuD) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 06, 2015, 11:36:25 PM
Grumman F3F-2

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5224/5743985962_9c93849fa4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9KzqUJ)Grumman F3F-2 Chino POF 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/9KzqUJ) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 07, 2015, 03:14:47 AM
Nailed it!  :P

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7573/15872517605_c6b7cb667f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qbANuD)P-38 whirly-gig Reno 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/qbANuD) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Perfect summation of this image and your shots in general Keith! :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 07, 2015, 03:38:21 AM
Hi Kieth.
That is so funny, but then again it is not unusual for you to nail it!  ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Nailed it!  :P

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 07, 2015, 03:50:19 AM
Hi Kieth.
Beautiful shot, I recon you have had this one and the last one held in reserve just waiting for the opportunity to use them in the ideal context!  ;D ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Grumman F3F-2

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 07, 2015, 08:18:38 AM
Grumman F3F-2


Excellent shot, Keith.  8)  Well done, Sir.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 07, 2015, 03:41:03 PM
Nailed it!  :P

PSML but that's cheating Keith... and ... those are not full disks. How about this:
RAF C130J @ 250'- 7D, 300/2.8L + 1.4TC II, f/7.1, 1/80th @iso100
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/7113527417_687b210249_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 07, 2015, 03:56:13 PM
WOW. That's a great shot, Simon.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Viper28 on September 07, 2015, 04:14:15 PM
Thanks, had a lot of practice on Herc's  ::)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: RustyTheGeek on September 07, 2015, 06:07:53 PM
Wow, the Herc is a amazing.  True porn, that one!  LOL!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 08, 2015, 03:46:56 AM
Awesome shot of the C-130 Simon! 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 08, 2015, 01:16:46 PM
Prop disc, what's that?  ???

A Finnish F-18 produces noise, clouds and other effects..
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 08, 2015, 01:25:40 PM
Great pictures, Erik. I especialy like the first one. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 08, 2015, 03:45:21 PM
Hi Erik.
Great shots, loving the first one, the condensation from the leading edge is great, only thing is, you seem to have seriously underexposed the sound!  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Prop disc, what's that?  ???

A Finnish F-18 produces noise, clouds and other effects..
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 08, 2015, 03:49:00 PM
Hi Simon.
Love the Hercules, serious panning skills.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Erik X on September 08, 2015, 04:07:23 PM
you seem to have seriously underexposed the sound!  ;D
Yes I know, I'm working on that..   :D Thanks Graham

Thanks Click!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on September 08, 2015, 04:08:54 PM
That shot of the Hercules is really impressive!

Final few shots I'll share here for now from the Clacton airshow :) Comments and criticism welcome as always. Cloud meant I lost a lot of shots, not happy with the performance of 70-200 and 2x under those conditions really, only kept shots of the Vulcan and Chinook from that day, everything else turned up the next day in bright blue skies!

1.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/642/21064616358_5184d9676b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y6pEyE)
Chinook (https://flic.kr/p/y6pEyE) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

2.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5655/21065638119_72cf46c816_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y6uUie)
Avro Vulcan XH558 (https://flic.kr/p/y6uUie) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

3.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/21064552748_8e918f5f16_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y6pkDW)
Avro Vulcan XH558 (https://flic.kr/p/y6pkDW) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 08, 2015, 04:25:47 PM
Nice shots Erik!  I haven't seen that many flares since the 70s  ;D

Enjoying seeing your shots of the Vulcan Matthew.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 08, 2015, 04:27:32 PM
I love the inverted Vulcan.  Nicely done, Matthew
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 04:36:02 PM
Julie Clark's T-34 Mentor

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6800479681_97fbb9954a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bmWeFF)Julie Clark low pass at Madera © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/bmWeFF) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 08, 2015, 04:50:18 PM
Awesome.  8)  Excellent panning, Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 04:52:40 PM
Strike Eagle- partly cloudy

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6043/6229353805_cbdaf8ac3d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/aut4RP)F-15E Strike Eagle vapor Fleet Week 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/aut4RP) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 05:00:34 PM
cloaking- ON

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6213/6229870542_990582ca4b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/auvHt5)F-18F vapor Fleet Week 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/auvHt5) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 05:05:34 PM
Osprey proving that gravity can be beaten into submission

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6116/6237037870_ba28f7ac94_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/av9s4G)V-22 Osprey Fleet Week 2011 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/av9s4G) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 05:10:43 PM
Dropping in

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6601641395_cff174415e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/b4n8Zn)F-15E Strike Eagle © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/b4n8Zn) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 05:15:34 PM
Fast knife edge

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6156/6142260556_271b17c1b1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/amLG55)F-15 Eagle full afterburner © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/amLG55) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 08, 2015, 05:18:01 PM
Stunning pictures. Great shots, Keith.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 05:25:02 PM
Stunning pictures. Great shots, Keith.  8)

Thanks Click- just trying to up our page count  ::)
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Post by: Click on September 08, 2015, 05:36:17 PM
Keep posting, Keith.   :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 08:40:54 PM
Hawker Sea Fury "Argonaut"

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/19479269420_ae4e355202_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vFjm9L)Nevada County AirFest Argonaut high speed pass 1708 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/vFjm9L) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 08:44:55 PM
Attitude adjustment

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/15209484465_e40e15eece_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pb1zQM)Bob Hoover Tribute / Sabre Liner demo inverted CCA 2014 Sat 5708 © Keith Breazeal_filtered (https://flic.kr/p/pb1zQM) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 08:48:30 PM
Greasing it in

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15022648539_dacdb06b1e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oTv12H)F22 landing at CCA 2014 Thur 8972 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oTv12H) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 08:51:46 PM
Yup, he sees me standing on the numbers...  :o

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5493/14137925267_49217fd7c9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nxjyCc)Show &amp; Shine Eagles Nest 31 May 2014 © Keith Breazeal-26 (https://flic.kr/p/nxjyCc) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2015, 09:02:51 PM
Kinda speaks for itself

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14250858881_4f42a8b1c6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHinRt)B-17 sentimental Journey Chino 2014 sat 0395 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nHinRt) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 08, 2015, 09:57:39 PM
Great shots, Keith. Thanks for posting.  8)  It's always a real pleasure to look at your pictures.
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Post by: Roo on September 09, 2015, 03:10:29 AM
Awesome as always Keith.

A couple of f-18 flare shots
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Post by: Click on September 09, 2015, 06:09:11 AM
A couple of f-18 flare shots

I really like your pictures, Roo. Well done.
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Post by: Valvebounce on September 09, 2015, 11:36:20 AM
Hi Kieth.
Amazing photos, and the headings are pretty good too, particularly liked partly cloudy! ;D

Hi Roo.
Nice shots too.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: dhr90 on September 09, 2015, 03:38:14 PM
Nice shots Erik!  I haven't seen that many flares since the 70s  ;D

Enjoying seeing your shots of the Vulcan Matthew.

Thanks Roo  :) I was amazed when she rolled to that angle!!
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Post by: meywd on September 09, 2015, 07:54:59 PM
Simply amazing Kieth, wish I could attend one of these.
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Post by: Valvebounce on September 09, 2015, 07:59:27 PM
Hi Matthew.
Cracking shot sir, the light striking the leading edge really highlights the contours, not something I've seen in this detail before. (If someone has posted a picture showing this before, it is my powers of observation at fault, not your image!)  ;D I'm also not a fan of the 70-200 + 2xIII, cloud really hurts it but I don't find it to be the combination I hoped it might have been even in bright light and clear skies, but that probably says more about my ability and expectations than the gear! I keep looking at biiiigg whites on craigslist and wishing I had a couple of grand to go pick up a 400 f2.8 (yes I know for that price it is probably a scam :'()

Cheers, Graham.

That shot of the Hercules is really impressive!

Final few shots I'll share here for now from the Clacton airshow :) Comments and criticism welcome as always. Cloud meant I lost a lot of shots, not happy with the performance of 70-200 and 2x under those conditions really, only kept shots of the Vulcan and Chinook from that day, everything else turned up the next day in bright blue skies!

3.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/719/21064552748_8e918f5f16_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y6pkDW)
Avro Vulcan XH558 (https://flic.kr/p/y6pkDW) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 10, 2015, 07:59:31 AM
Not the greatest shots but something a little different...

Inside a KC-135.  Built in 1959 this one from the Hawaiian Air National Guard still has a sextant ...although the pilots admit to not knowing how to use it  ;D  If you're claustrophobic and/or have a fear of heights, the refuellers job is not for you!! 
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Post by: Roo on September 10, 2015, 08:02:49 AM
The B-52 is showing its age but the bomb bay is still an intimidating place :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LesC on September 10, 2015, 12:26:15 PM
A random selection ...
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Post by: dhr90 on September 10, 2015, 03:42:00 PM
Hi Matthew.
Cracking shot sir, the light striking the leading edge really highlights the contours, not something I've seen in this detail before. (If someone has posted a picture showing this before, it is my powers of observation at fault, not your image!)  ;D I'm also not a fan of the 70-200 + 2xIII, cloud really hurts it but I don't find it to be the combination I hoped it might have been even in bright light and clear skies, but that probably says more about my ability and expectations than the gear! I keep looking at biiiigg whites on craigslist and wishing I had a couple of grand to go pick up a 400 f2.8 (yes I know for that price it is probably a scam :'()

Cheers, Graham.


Thanks, but I think LesC just posted a far better picture showing that detail than mine does!
I have caught some good shots in clear skies with it, but recently have moved away from using the 2x and cropping if I can get away with it, it seems to give better results for me even if it means more processing.
I did wonder whether to get a 100-400, but wouldn't like to carry both lenses, and buying that (or even a big white) just for airshows doesn't make sense for me. Maybe a 7DII or 5DIII would help me, if not my wallet  ;D

I've got one more airshow I intend to go to (weather permitting) this year, going to try to test it properly with and without the 2x I think. EDIT: or not, tickets have sold out. No debating whether it will be worthwhile standing outside the airfield in the hope some planes fly that way.
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Post by: Roo on September 10, 2015, 04:18:52 PM
Some cracking shots there LesC.  I especially like the Rapide image :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 10, 2015, 04:24:58 PM
A random selection ...

Great series. I especially like the second picture. Well done.
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Post by: LesC on September 10, 2015, 05:54:18 PM
Thanks for the kind comments folks :)

I have to admit the Rapide was cut out of a boring grey sky & added to the much nicer sunset but both photos were mine so I feel acceptable.

As to the 70-200 + extender debate, I find the 70-200 F4L IS + 1.4 extender works well on a cropped sensor - enough reach, AF still works & no noticeable drop in IQ ...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on September 11, 2015, 04:23:34 PM
Thanks for the kind comments folks :)

I have to admit the Rapide was cut out of a boring grey sky & added to the much nicer sunset but both photos were mine so I feel acceptable.

As to the 70-200 + extender debate, I find the 70-200 F4L IS + 1.4 extender works well on a cropped sensor - enough reach, AF still works & no noticeable drop in IQ ...

Interesting. Gives me a travel telephoto option too. Not sure I can justify having more than one 70-200 and I'm just too attached to my f2.8 to give it up. Some people have children they're in love me, I have my telephoto zoom lens  ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 11, 2015, 04:58:53 PM


I have to admit the Rapide was cut out of a boring grey sky & added to the much nicer sunset but both photos were mine so I feel acceptable.



You killed the magic...you may as well have told me Santa Claus doesn't exist :'( ...but seriously it's a nice image :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on September 14, 2015, 04:00:36 PM


I have to admit the Rapide was cut out of a boring grey sky & added to the much nicer sunset but both photos were mine so I feel acceptable.



You killed the magic...you may as well have told me Santa Claus doesn't exist :'( ...but seriously it's a nice image :)

Really interesting, I also did a similar thing many pages back stating that the background sky was taken on the same day but not at the same time. I think it's important to state that otherwise for me it puts into question all other submissions. I asked the question at the time, for those of you really really into aircraft photography, is doing this an absolute no no or as Lesc I think suggests is tolerable? Is this basically the same debate as occurs within wildlife photography or am I making a fuss over nothing?  :-\

Never got to Scottish Air show Ayr, family problems, gutted  :(

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Post by: rfdesigner on September 15, 2015, 03:40:22 PM
Today we had a flypast of hurricanes and spitfires...

I missed it  >:(

but thankfully you can get a glimpse of the spectacle from a local paper.

http://onthewight.com/2015/09/15/battle-of-britain-flypast-spitfires-hurricanes-isle-of-wight/

and

https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/photos/ms.c.eJw10FsSRDEEBNAdTXkE3fvf2Fwin6cQLZQiLCUYIOvHtouNI9YfjWb5nOg6wOsjPo6zTrYLuA5NS4sj67TZl777sqY~;auul6H6TXId~_~_xW~_~_wrVdX3zsLG8~;Agfl67JsW1~_nuh9rrZG9fspPqacznuweSjJ8f4HD9n9wvv~_F77vr8x7P1Nm3nXnOf9RBvwB6FtMTw~-~-.bps.a.907982599292331.1073742844.153132638110668/907982605958997/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/photos/ms.c.eJw10FsSRDEEBNAdTXkE3fvf2Fwin6cQLZQiLCUYIOvHtouNI9YfjWb5nOg6wOsjPo6zTrYLuA5NS4sj67TZl777sqY~;auul6H6TXId~_~_xW~_~_wrVdX3zsLG8~;Agfl67JsW1~_nuh9rrZG9fspPqacznuweSjJ8f4HD9n9wvv~_F77vr8x7P1Nm3nXnOf9RBvwB6FtMTw~-~-.bps.a.907982599292331.1073742844.153132638110668/907982605958997/?type=1)

apparently there were 40 of them!..   fantastic to see so many together.
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Post by: dhr90 on September 15, 2015, 04:03:44 PM


I have to admit the Rapide was cut out of a boring grey sky & added to the much nicer sunset but both photos were mine so I feel acceptable.



You killed the magic...you may as well have told me Santa Claus doesn't exist :'( ...but seriously it's a nice image :)

Really interesting, I also did a similar thing many pages back stating that the background sky was taken on the same day but not at the same time. I think it's important to state that otherwise for me it puts into question all other submissions. I asked the question at the time, for those of you really really into aircraft photography, is doing this an absolute no no or as Lesc I think suggests is tolerable? Is this basically the same debate as occurs within wildlife photography or am I making a fuss over nothing?  :-\

Never got to Scottish Air show Ayr, family problems, gutted  :(

I think it is important to state something that major has been changed. Personally I think that is a step too far, whilst I will adjust crop, exposure, saturation, sharpness and noise levels, the most I will change of what I would call the content captured is using the spot removal to get rid of a spot of dust or something similar, rather than a particularly major part of the scene. I do try to get it right in camera and keep the editing to a minimum, but I'm just not good enough to manage that, hopefully I will get there one day.

Today we had a flypast of hurricanes and spitfires...

I missed it  >:(

but thankfully you can get a glimpse of the spectacle from a local paper.

http://onthewight.com/2015/09/15/battle-of-britain-flypast-spitfires-hurricanes-isle-of-wight/

and

https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/photos/ms.c.eJw10FsSRDEEBNAdTXkE3fvf2Fwin6cQLZQiLCUYIOvHtouNI9YfjWb5nOg6wOsjPo6zTrYLuA5NS4sj67TZl777sqY~;auul6H6TXId~_~_xW~_~_wrVdX3zsLG8~;Agfl67JsW1~_nuh9rrZG9fspPqacznuweSjJ8f4HD9n9wvv~_F77vr8x7P1Nm3nXnOf9RBvwB6FtMTw~-~-.bps.a.907982599292331.1073742844.153132638110668/907982605958997/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/photos/ms.c.eJw10FsSRDEEBNAdTXkE3fvf2Fwin6cQLZQiLCUYIOvHtouNI9YfjWb5nOg6wOsjPo6zTrYLuA5NS4sj67TZl777sqY~;auul6H6TXId~_~_xW~_~_wrVdX3zsLG8~;Agfl67JsW1~_nuh9rrZG9fspPqacznuweSjJ8f4HD9n9wvv~_F77vr8x7P1Nm3nXnOf9RBvwB6FtMTw~-~-.bps.a.907982599292331.1073742844.153132638110668/907982605958997/?type=1)

apparently there were 40 of them!..   fantastic to see so many together.

3 of them flew over my workplace so I ran out to watch them fly past, no camera sadly. Good to see, but not the same as 40!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on September 15, 2015, 08:50:44 PM
Hi Folks.
I was at Goodwood for this event on Tuesday, it was not quite as the hype suggests, I don't think it actually got to 30, definitely not 40. They took off in single file, grouped up in fours, and I think the most we had in formation at any one time was 8 (2 x 4).
This is not to say it wasn't a fantastic thing to witness, and the "I was there" value is great.
There were a couple of scares, both Spits. An aborted takeoff, I think it just about bunny hopped off the runway, sputtered, coughed and popped so the pilot cut power and made a safe abort with tons of runway to spare. We think it had overheated as it was held for a long time at the start of the runway, he went back to the apron and returned a few minutes later making a successful takeoff. The early Spits were airbourne within about 1/4 to 1/3 of the runway, the slightly heavier later marks just a bit later.
The other was a pass with one only undercarriage down, I think it was a "tower please confirm undercarriage status" he cycled (raised and lowered) the gear and both came down, followed by an incident free landing.
In the main I think the disappointment comes from media and management overplaying what we were going to get, not the actual sight of so many planes at once.
After departure from Goodwood the planes split in to flights (3 or 4) and went to do their respective fly past routes, with the exception of 8 doing a circuit round the Isle of Wight.
There was a program that aired on channel 4, no doubt it will be repeated, it is also probably available to download.
I think it was called "Battle of Britain, the return of the Spitfire" or something similar.
Edit.
http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/prince-harry-to-attend-unique-battle-of-britain-aerial-tribute
End edit

Pictures from the event (and the Goodwood Revival air shows) to come as soon as I can get them done.

Cheers, Graham.

Today we had a flypast of hurricanes and spitfires...

I missed it  >:(

but thankfully you can get a glimpse of the spectacle from a local paper.

http://onthewight.com/2015/09/15/battle-of-britain-flypast-spitfires-hurricanes-isle-of-wight/

and

https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/photos/ms.c.eJw10FsSRDEEBNAdTXkE3fvf2Fwin6cQLZQiLCUYIOvHtouNI9YfjWb5nOg6wOsjPo6zTrYLuA5NS4sj67TZl777sqY~;auul6H6TXId~_~_xW~_~_wrVdX3zsLG8~;Agfl67JsW1~_nuh9rrZG9fspPqacznuweSjJ8f4HD9n9wvv~_F77vr8x7P1Nm3nXnOf9RBvwB6FtMTw~-~-.bps.a.907982599292331.1073742844.153132638110668/907982605958997/?type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BBCSouthToday/photos/ms.c.eJw10FsSRDEEBNAdTXkE3fvf2Fwin6cQLZQiLCUYIOvHtouNI9YfjWb5nOg6wOsjPo6zTrYLuA5NS4sj67TZl777sqY~;auul6H6TXId~_~_xW~_~_wrVdX3zsLG8~;Agfl67JsW1~_nuh9rrZG9fspPqacznuweSjJ8f4HD9n9wvv~_F77vr8x7P1Nm3nXnOf9RBvwB6FtMTw~-~-.bps.a.907982599292331.1073742844.153132638110668/907982605958997/?type=1)

apparently there were 40 of them!..   fantastic to see so many together.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 15, 2015, 11:49:49 PM
Fighting with retired military aircraft.
A couple shots from the Butte Fire in my area.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5633/21408616812_c4232d4e68_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yBNKUY)Butte Fire heavy lift Butte Mt  3424 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/yBNKUY) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5663/21177460659_7eccc0fa54_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ygo2f4)Butte Fire S-2T attack 80 Hollister 3057 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/ygo2f4) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 16, 2015, 06:18:05 AM
I really like the second picture. Well done, Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 16, 2015, 03:37:57 PM
I really like the second picture. Well done, Keith.

Thanks Click :) 
   Shooting with the 5DS has other advantages in when it comes to shooting aviation stuff- no need for longer lenses.   ::)
   Interestingly, the 5DS at ISO 400 looks like film grain.  Beyond that, it looks OK and noise reduction can be used a tad more and still retain a reasonable sharpness. 
 
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Post by: DJP on September 17, 2015, 04:45:31 AM
Last year I went to RNAS Culdrose air show in West Cornwall, first time taking photos at an air show but I think I came away with some good shots.

All taken with 7D w/ Sigma 120-400
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 17, 2015, 07:56:26 AM
Last year I went to RNAS Culdrose air show in West Cornwall, first time taking photos at an air show but I think I came away with some good shots.

All taken with 7D w/ Sigma 120-400
Well done!  I like the Pitts S-2 "knife edge" shot.  Good job on the pan and low shutter speed.
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Post by: DJP on September 17, 2015, 08:16:45 AM
Last year I went to RNAS Culdrose air show in West Cornwall, first time taking photos at an air show but I think I came away with some good shots.

All taken with 7D w/ Sigma 120-400
Well done!  I like the Pitts S-2 "knife edge" shot.  Good job on the pan and low shutter speed.

Thank you Keith. It was a shame the Harriers weren't able to take off. I'll have to travel to a different air show next year with mote variety.
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Post by: Click on September 17, 2015, 08:24:38 AM
Very nice pictures, DJP. I especially like the Pitts flying on the edge. Well done.
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Post by: DJP on September 17, 2015, 08:29:22 AM
Very nice pictures, DJP. I especially like the Pitts flying on the edge. Well done.

Thank you Click. I'm going to have to look through my photos from the air show again, see if I have anything else worth sharing
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Post by: davechng on September 17, 2015, 09:55:27 AM
here is my 1st post here ! I do military aviation photography and specialized on Military aircraft

Here are some of my red flag 15-3 and shots in Switzerland!
DaveC
www.airwingspotter.com

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/red%20flag%2015-3/7J9A1788_zpsux798hko.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/red%20flag%2015-3/_MG_3319_zpsvk6sk6wd.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/meiringen%202015/IMG_5445_zpsjueunrk6.jpg)

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Post by: Click on September 17, 2015, 09:59:54 AM
Great shots, Dave. Especially the F-16....Stunning.

Welcome to CR.
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Post by: Valvebounce on September 17, 2015, 06:05:56 PM
Hi Dave.
Nice shots, is the silhouette you use an F4 Phantom? One of my favourite jets.

Cheers, Graham.

here is my 1st post here ! I do military aviation photography and specialized on Military aircraft

Here are some of my red flag 15-3 and shots in Switzerland!
DaveC
www.airwingspotter.com

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 18, 2015, 05:44:50 AM
Ditto the sentiments of others Dave!  Impressive shots :)

Definitely an F4 silhouette Graham :D  One of my all time favourites too!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 19, 2015, 02:29:23 AM


I have to admit the Rapide was cut out of a boring grey sky & added to the much nicer sunset but both photos were mine so I feel acceptable.



You killed the magic...you may as well have told me Santa Claus doesn't exist :'( ...but seriously it's a nice image :)

Really interesting, I also did a similar thing many pages back stating that the background sky was taken on the same day but not at the same time. I think it's important to state that otherwise for me it puts into question all other submissions. I asked the question at the time, for those of you really really into aircraft photography, is doing this an absolute no no or as Lesc I think suggests is tolerable? Is this basically the same debate as occurs within wildlife photography or am I making a fuss over nothing?  :-\

Never got to Scottish Air show Ayr, family problems, gutted  :(

I think it is important to state something that major has been changed. Personally I think that is a step too far, whilst I will adjust crop, exposure, saturation, sharpness and noise levels, the most I will change of what I would call the content captured is using the spot removal to get rid of a spot of dust or something similar, rather than a particularly major part of the scene. I do try to get it right in camera and keep the editing to a minimum, but I'm just not good enough to manage that, hopefully I will get there one day.



It's not something I would do but I don't have a problem with changing the background of an image, after all a painter is not criticised for painting an imaginary scene.  Having said that, it does depend on the purpose the image is used for.  It would look nice framed on a wall but couldn't be used for photo journalistic purposes.  In competitions it would depend on the entry rules as to whether composites were allowed or not.

Anyway... here are some more images :)  Caribou, Catalina, Hudson and Gooney Bird :)
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Post by: Click on September 19, 2015, 08:32:37 AM
Anyway... here are some more images :)  Caribou, Catalina, Hudson and Gooney Bird :)


Very nice pictures, Roo. I especially like the first one. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: davechng on September 19, 2015, 03:11:56 PM
thanks for the kind words guys!

DAveC
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 22, 2015, 08:46:27 AM
A330 MRTT (better known as KC30A here) with some hangers on waiting for the feeding tubes and the 737 based E-7A Wedgetail.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on September 22, 2015, 11:55:29 AM
Few shots (at the moment, but it will grow on Flickr) from 19-20/09 Nato Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic. Second one was heavily cropped but the rest little to none.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/610/21362875269_aa050aaa1f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yxLjxF)
Mirage 2000N RAMEX DELTA  | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yxLjxF)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5788/21382825079_912fe6eb36_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yzwyVV)
Saab J35 Draken | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yzwyVV)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5795/21558452482_3e6bb035bb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yR3GQA)
MiG-29AS | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yR3GQA)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5727/21569751285_56f1c1f2b8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yS3Bzx)
MiG-29AS | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yS3Bzx)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/727/21394664508_1c8358bda4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yAzfo1)
Saab 105 | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yAzfo1)

Tested new configuration and I think it payed off - will stick with it and work more on my handling techniques.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 22, 2015, 12:42:58 PM
Great series, Lukas.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on September 23, 2015, 05:01:51 PM
I went to the Duxford airshow last weekend, sadly I couldn't get tickets to go into the airfield so watched from one end, I really wish I had a longer lens which didn't suffer like my 70-200 does when the TC is attached. Shooting into the light meant a low keeper rate, until the Red Arrows showed up and it all just fell into place!

Despite that however, the highlight of the day was a formation of 16 Spitfires and 2 Seafires doing a series of flypasts before splitting up into fast individual flypasts (they went into climbing turns directly over my head) while 2-3 went into land after each pass.

This is the first shot I've processed. Lots more to go through.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/589/21660783925_8bc3d46a59_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z16bpP)RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/z16bpP) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 23, 2015, 05:11:40 PM
Very nice picture, Matthew.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on September 23, 2015, 07:21:02 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5647/21573453345_98ff36999a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ySnA5a)
MiG-29AS | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/ySnA5a)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5695/21546013946_295040976a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yPWXi5)
IKEA Team | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yPWXi5)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/731/21385308789_d924bd837f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yzKifv)
F-16 Demo Team &quot;Zeus&quot; | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yzKifv)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on September 23, 2015, 07:27:43 PM
I really like your pictures, LukasS. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on September 24, 2015, 03:10:06 AM
really nice shots Matthew and Lukas!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 01, 2015, 05:11:00 PM
For those of you who shoot with a 70-200 f2.8 IS II (with or without 2x III), do you hand hold or use a tripod/monopod?

I tried to use a monopod at my last airshow for the year, and for certain shots of the properly aircraft, it seemed to work. But I'm wondering if a tripod and gimbal head would be better? I can't see myself using it for fast jets, so it's use is already cut down to roughly half the show content. But my dad is willing to go halves on a secondhand Benro GH2 in nearly mint condition. Wondering if it makes a real difference or not.

My share would be about £75 so this could be a bargain, but I'm not reading stellar reviews of it. I may be able to negotiate it even cheaper if bought with a 40mm pancake (at least that is my hope anyway).

On the other hand, I'm noticing some better results handholding, without the 2x attached and just cropping more, even on a 7D with its noise problems. But the monopod did seem to work well when the prop aircraft were flying slow to land.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on October 01, 2015, 07:32:19 PM
For those of you who shoot with a 70-200 f2.8 IS II (with or without 2x III), do you hand hold or use a tripod/monopod?

I tried to use a monopod at my last airshow for the year, and for certain shots of the properly aircraft, it seemed to work. But I'm wondering if a tripod and gimbal head would be better? I can't see myself using it for fast jets, so it's use is already cut down to roughly half the show content. But my dad is willing to go halves on a secondhand Benro GH2 in nearly mint condition. Wondering if it makes a real difference or not.

My share would be about £75 so this could be a bargain, but I'm not reading stellar reviews of it. I may be able to negotiate it even cheaper if bought with a 40mm pancake (at least that is my hope anyway).

On the other hand, I'm noticing some better results handholding, without the 2x attached and just cropping more, even on a 7D with its noise problems. But the monopod did seem to work well when the prop aircraft were flying slow to land.

Any thoughts?

I always handhold when I'm using the 70-200 or 150-600.  I've tried a monopod with a ballhead and, while it was good for slow shutter shots of old and slow C-47s, I found it too awkward with aerobatic prop planes and fast moving jets.  I wouldn't mind trying a gimbal head on a tripod though.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 01, 2015, 07:38:58 PM
Hi Folks.
Well I promised some from Goodwood, some are from the Revival, some from the Battle of Britain fly off.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/730/21871416955_b148729bfc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zjGJgM)IMG_7737_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/zjGJgM) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5653/21871439315_ebaa493c79_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zjGQVi)IMG_7765_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/zjGQVi) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/625/21683397600_a05a2fa8c6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z365EL)IMG_7773_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/z365EL) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5736/21250398033_ae1fbaa30c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ynPQYZ)IMG_7778_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/ynPQYZ) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5717/21845943016_d80845cbe7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zhsaKW)IMG_4651_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/zhsaKW) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5670/21881781291_891c653bb1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zkBRee)IMG_8611_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/zkBRee) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/748/21249343164_53b4602468_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ynJrpA)IMG_4587_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/ynJrpA) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/781/21684069380_9df48ea334_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z39wnb)IMG_4673_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/z39wnb) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5707/21684077920_26b6d38e20_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z39yUq)IMG_4713_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/z39yUq) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 01, 2015, 07:45:06 PM
Hi Graham,

Beautiful pictures. I especially like the first one.

Well done.

Cheers
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on October 01, 2015, 07:47:21 PM
Nice shots Graham.  Love the juxtaposition of the Warhawk amongst all the Union Jacks and its good to see a Seafire flying as well:)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: bass3d on October 02, 2015, 04:06:27 AM
Hi everybody,
this shot was taken during the 55th anniversary of foundation of the Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori.
This is an Italian Eurofighter Typhoon displaying during the event.
The Typhoon is an air superiority fighter, with exceptional maneuverability, easy to pilot, very fast and agile.
Every pilot wears a customized helmet, with eye-driven targeting and voice controlled commands.
Ciao from Italy
Stefano

Canon 6d + Tamron 70-300

(http://i57.tinypic.com/iolwls.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on October 02, 2015, 04:22:18 AM
Hi everybody,
this shot was taken during the 55th anniversary of foundation of the Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori.
This is an Italian Eurofighter Typhoon displaying during the event.
The Typhoon is an air superiority fighter, with exceptional maneuverability, easy to pilot, very fast and agile.
Every pilot wears a customized helmet, with eye-driven targeting and voice controlled commands.
Ciao from Italy
Stefano

Canon 6d + Tamron 70-300

(http://i57.tinypic.com/iolwls.jpg)

Nice shot Stefano and welcome :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 02, 2015, 08:40:42 AM
I really like your picture. Well done, Stefano.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 02, 2015, 06:36:47 PM
Hi Click, Roo.
Thanks for the feedback, I tried for the P40 and others in the flags, I didn't think I had any good shots so I was pleased with this one.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on October 04, 2015, 07:15:49 AM
Hi guys, some update from Nato Days 2015

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/21311187784_3227c3fd84_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ytcpE9)
Saab JAS 39 Gripen | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/ytcpE9) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/663/21311197144_d9fda69ace_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ytcsrw)
Saab JAS 39 Gripen | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/ytcsrw) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5757/21311220094_228029d69f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ytczgd)
Saab JAS 39 Gripen | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/ytczgd) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/603/21422472689_0cacfa7396_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yD2LMp)
ORLIK - 8x PZL-130 TCII | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yD2LMp) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5716/21598090322_4f5aeb3b80_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yUxRMC)
ORLIK - 8x PZL-130 TCII | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yUxRMC) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5784/20959778674_70a32d05e6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xW9kYo)
Saab 37 Viggen | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/xW9kYo) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/20950649514_6c90891523_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xVkyc5)
MiG-29AS | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/xVkyc5) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5780/21546015726_128febc9d9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yPWXPL)
IKEA Team | Nato Days Ostrava 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/yPWXPL) by Lukasz Bien (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukaszbien/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 04, 2015, 08:48:59 AM
Hi guys, some update from Nato Days 2015


Awesome. Stunning pictures. I especially like the first one. Well done, Lukasz.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on October 04, 2015, 09:08:10 AM
Nice shots Lukas!

Here are some I took today.  The planes are a CA-18 Mark 21 (Australian built version of the P-51D) and a Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk. 

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 04, 2015, 09:11:46 AM
Very nice shots, Roo. I especially like the 3rd picture.  Well done, Sir.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 04, 2015, 01:29:15 PM
Hi Lukasz.
Very nice shots, do IKEA sponsor the team, or actually own the planes?

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 04, 2015, 01:37:41 PM
Hi Roo.
Great shots, nicely done.

Cheers, Graham.

Nice shots Lukas!

Here are some I took today.  The planes are a CA-18 Mark 21 (Australian built version of the P-51D) and a Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on October 04, 2015, 02:32:57 PM
Hi Lukasz.
Very nice shots, do IKEA sponsor the team, or actually own the planes?

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham, Roo and Click!

Actually IKEA Team is a term used by Polish spotters :), I got it after a while - IKEA because the all the jets (correct name for the group is: The Swedish Air Force Historic Flight) are Swedish and IKEA is also Swedish :).
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: LukasS on October 04, 2015, 02:38:17 PM
Hi guys, some update from Nato Days 2015


Awesome. Stunning pictures. I especially like the first one. Well done, Lukasz.
Even my 5D Classic with 70-200/2.8 has been used (for "wider" shots) with great results.

Had perfect spot on the show but there were only our Polish ORLIK's with some smoke trails for effect.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 04, 2015, 04:32:35 PM
As I mentioned a few pages back, I recently went to the Duxford airshow. I have now finally finished going through all my shots and keeping the best.

1. Spitfire formation. I don't consider this to be a particularly good photograph in terms of how it looks. But I really like it for its content. 16 Spitfires and 2 Seafires in one formation!
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5668/21947620725_cddf802fc5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zrrhZT)
Spitfire formation (https://flic.kr/p/zrrhZT) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

2.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5829/21759747348_b7985bff1b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z9QoMJ)
Spitfire formation (https://flic.kr/p/z9QoMJ) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

3. Sadly this isn't quite tack sharp I think. Please don't zoom in!  :-[
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/709/21760964259_480437a1f4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z9WCwX)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/z9WCwX) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

4.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/573/21947717105_1589f89ae6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zrrMDB)
B17 - Sally B (https://flic.kr/p/zrrMDB) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

5.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/651/21935461652_e94d4f2ea1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zqmYwG)
Spitfire formation (https://flic.kr/p/zqmYwG) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

6.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/656/21760584249_dae4befa5b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z9UFz4)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/z9UFz4) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

7.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/563/21759304150_221e3ba240_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z9N83o)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/z9N83o) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

8.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/565/21921192236_f4a973b756_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zp6QJh)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/zp6QJh) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

9.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5622/21921203516_a39192c9b1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zp6U5L)
RAF Red Arrows (https://flic.kr/p/zp6U5L) by Matt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

Comments and criticism to help future airshow shots are very welcome! There are maybe another 30-40 shots on my flickr for those interested. I didn't think it would be appreciated if I posted them all here  ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 05, 2015, 09:41:04 AM
Hi Matthew.
I like the second squadron shot, the light glinting off all the wings is great. I have several shots from Goodwood that I don't consider worthy of posting here or Flickr, they are of 12 planes at a time, the most they massed before departure, they are purely for me, to evoke the memory of the event.
Some really nice shots in the rest of the series.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 05, 2015, 09:50:29 AM
Hi Lukas.
Thanks for the explanation.
My apologies if I got your name wrong with including the z, it gets confusing with different user names, I see you use an S on here and the z on your images. Please let me know which you prefer, I feel I'm being rude to people when I get their names wrong, even though it is accidental.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Lukasz.
Very nice shots, do IKEA sponsor the team, or actually own the planes?

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham, Roo and Click!

Actually IKEA Team is a term used by Polish spotters :), I got it after a while - IKEA because the all the jets (correct name for the group is: The Swedish Air Force Historic Flight) are Swedish and IKEA is also Swedish :).
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 05, 2015, 03:34:41 PM
Hi Matthew.
I like the second squadron shot, the light glinting off all the wings is great. I have several shots from Goodwood that I don't consider worthy of posting here or Flickr, they are of 12 planes at a time, the most they massed before departure, they are purely for me, to evoke the memory of the event.
Some really nice shots in the rest of the series.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks! I managed to get a couple of shots where the light glinted like that. Having it occur on all planes at the same time was down to luck more than my skill at capturing it  ;)
I agree that photo isn't what I would consider worthy of sharing, it would usually either not be taken or just deleted to save disk space. But thought some might like to see so many grouped together hence sharing it.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on October 05, 2015, 03:47:38 PM
Nice shots Matthew!  Ride of the Valkyries immediately came to mind with the first 2 shots ;D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 05, 2015, 04:26:36 PM
Very nice series,  Matthew.  8)   Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 07, 2015, 05:29:46 PM
From the California Capital Airshow last weekend

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5755/22024546685_7ed8e7d879_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zyeypx)CCA 2015 Thunderbird approach overhead 1065 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zyeypx) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5716/22034404061_e3a5504cf1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zz75Ei)CCA 2015 Thunderbirds sneak pass 4343 V © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zz75Ei) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/22034462261_679a40ffc5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zz7nXK)cca 2015 Super Hornet on final 1004 © Keith Breazeal_filtered (https://flic.kr/p/zz7nXK) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/678/22024520165_4fb5326f1d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zyeqwi)CCA 2015 Thunderbirds solos cross 1832 V © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zyeqwi) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/21837706309_2580c0218a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zgHXgK)CCA 2015 F-18 Super Hornet vapor 1423 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zgHXgK) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5618/22024661595_1d75eb3824_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zyf9yK)cca 2015 C-5 Overhead Thurs 5284 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zyf9yK) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 07, 2015, 05:41:49 PM
Great shots, Keith   8)   I especially like the 2nd picture. Well done.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 07, 2015, 06:23:13 PM
Hi Kieth.
Nice series, nicely done on the cross too, I also like the vapour shot too.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 07, 2015, 08:55:27 PM
Thanks Click & Graham.  The 5DS is getting some keepers.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 12, 2015, 03:59:18 PM
San Francisco Fleet Week

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/602/21918767190_ca03dc0040_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zoTpR9)Fleetweek 2015 Blues 4 stack tight 2232 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zoTpR9) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/704/21919069208_388c96c636_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zoUXCm)Fleetweek 2015 Blues Sneak Pass 2299 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zoUXCm) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5637/22094420252_e97382e76a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zEpFod)Fleetweek 2015 Blue Angels Sneak Pass Golden gate 2289 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zEpFod) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 12, 2015, 04:01:23 PM
Great series, Keith. I really like the first picture.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 12, 2015, 07:31:58 PM
Great series, Keith. I really like the first picture.  8)

Thanks Click  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on October 13, 2015, 08:32:13 AM
really nice shots again Keith!
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 13, 2015, 01:18:32 PM
really nice shots again Keith!
Thanks Roo :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 13, 2015, 01:22:09 PM
Some Patriot Jet Team antics

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/649/21519743473_0470c47323_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yMCiZT)Fleetweek 2015 Patriot solo low 1559 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/yMCiZT) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/772/22114678056_906eb8fa82_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zGcvjG)Fleetweek 2015 Patriots mirror 1510 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zGcvjG) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 13, 2015, 01:24:26 PM
More Blue Angels from Fleet Week

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5689/22128236122_76dcec2abc_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zHoZEs)Fleetweek 2015 Blues solo tickling Mach 2297 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zHoZEs) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/708/21952711420_38798fe161_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zrTohu)Fleetweek 2015 Blues break left 2449a © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zrTohu) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 13, 2015, 02:54:29 PM
Fantastic shots Keith! They're not breaking the speed of sound with those vapour trails are they?! Or just nudging it?
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 13, 2015, 03:26:20 PM
Fantastic shots Keith! They're not breaking the speed of sound with those vapour trails are they?! Or just nudging it?

Just nudging it.  This shot shows the shockwaves and the bending of light around them- the Schlieren effect.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15393787286_6b8e5f642b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psibDC)Blue Angels Schlieren shockwave at Fleetweek © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/psibDC) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 13, 2015, 03:58:06 PM
Great shots, Keith.   8)
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Post by: Roo on October 14, 2015, 03:38:58 AM
just awesome :)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 14, 2015, 03:42:15 AM
Thanks guys :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on October 14, 2015, 04:06:40 PM
Hi Folks.
I hope the non UK citizens will forgive my posting this.
There is a petition to enable the Vulcan to continue to fly after the end of the year, apparently it has something to do with legislation. Unfortunately this is only open to UK residents.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104358
If you are interested in keeping her in the air please sign the petition.

Cheers, Graham.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on October 14, 2015, 04:35:24 PM
Fantastic shots Keith! They're not breaking the speed of sound with those vapour trails are they?! Or just nudging it?

Just nudging it.  This shot shows the shockwaves and the bending of light around them- the Schlieren effect.


Wow! Great capture. I don't think they're even allowed near that speed in a show here in the UK.

Hi Folks.
I hope the non UK citizens will forgive my posting this.
There is a petition to enable the Vulcan to continue to fly after the end of the year, apparently it has something to do with legislation. Unfortunately this is only open to UK residents.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104358
If you are interested in keeping her in the air please sign the petition.

Cheers, Graham.

Signed!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 14, 2015, 06:44:01 PM
This should close out my Fleet Week photos- Blues over "the Rock"(Alcatraz)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5680/22127677826_dd7b3d64c1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zHm8GE)Fleetweek 2015 Blue Angels over Alcatraz Island © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zHm8GE) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on October 14, 2015, 07:20:32 PM
Very very nice shot, Keith.  8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on October 14, 2015, 08:34:18 PM
Very very nice shot, Keith.  8)
Thanks Click.  It didn't turn out too bad considering I used my old 7D and cropped this from the original vertical shot.  I think I'll keep the old thing.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on November 04, 2015, 08:25:09 PM
My first air show in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Rebel T2i, EF-S 55-250 STM, ISO400, F5.6, 1/1000.
(https://scontent.fssa2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12195028_186699638336353_6280100004196271780_o.jpg?oh=80511e91ff14c015b133dcf100f51582&oe=5A18958A)

(https://scontent.fssa2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12189335_186701455002838_4750069707572237408_o.jpg?oh=44621f7f11614cedcc5545d3d1245c19&oe=5A1ECCAA)

(https://scontent.fssa2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12182513_187449874927996_1649586587541041058_o.jpg?oh=5d9f7505cf0b0e82e5b71e79f35fec73&oe=5A1EDE69)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on November 09, 2015, 04:02:13 PM
Soon after these pictures the plane crashed into the sea, killing the pilot André Textor.

R.I.P.

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(https://scontent.fssa2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12182727_187766424896341_8707548113227171823_o.jpg?oh=f5b2305ce56c7e9b00ea5d4cff9e889c&oe=5A1BC951)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on November 09, 2015, 04:03:48 PM
Soon after these pictures the plane crashed into the sea, killing the pilot André Textor.
R.I.P.

Sad news.

RIP
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on November 09, 2015, 04:17:17 PM
Soon after these pictures the plane crashed into the sea, killing the pilot André Textor.
R.I.P.
Sad news.

RIP
That was my first air show, and the crash did not seem too serious, where I was watching. The rescue took to find the pilot and I went home after 15 minutes, as have seemed impossible a happy ending.

In fact, the pilot was rescued alive, 40 minutes after the crash, but did not resist. I imagine he drowned. The irony is that before the accident was demonstrated one maritime patrol aircraft and a rescue helicopter.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on November 09, 2015, 06:11:07 PM
Unfortunately, there is always a risk of accidents at airshows.


My deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: 7HV on November 09, 2015, 09:57:40 PM
I hope pics of RC helicopters count  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/8NRJzGc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NHMr9cw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FZXqX1b.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kurz3OJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EpBnEq2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/d0J77RB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BPWz5IY.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on November 10, 2015, 09:35:48 AM
Hi 7HV.
Very nice shots, lovely and crisp.
I think RC aircraft are ok, I didn't get told off for posting my RC Airshow shots! Some cool flying there, I can't even fly my RC helicopter the right way up and I'm not counting the couple of seconds of unstable flight, that I consider is a prelude to the crash.

Cheers, Graham.

I hope pics of RC helicopters count  :)

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: 7HV on November 10, 2015, 06:21:22 PM
Hi 7HV.
Very nice shots, lovely and crisp.
I think RC aircraft are ok, I didn't get told off for posting my RC Airshow shots! Some cool flying there, I can't even fly my RC helicopter the right way up and I'm not counting the couple of seconds of unstable flight, that I consider is a prelude to the crash.

Cheers, Graham.

I hope pics of RC helicopters count  :)


Glad you liked the pics Graham! I learned a lot about action photography taking pics of my RC helicopters (and RC cars). Lately I have been renting lenses to compare them to each other to see which is most suited to taking RC action shots. With regards to flying helis, it took me years of practice before I got to fly them in what is known as 3D mode which includes flying inverted.

A few more pics of the helis:

(http://i.imgur.com/8afpJww.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1qV3RnC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FD7BMSD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dAYdTyN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/83vKNva.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UYXkn5T.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SRkODqZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DtpQHIr.jpg)


Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Omni Images on January 07, 2016, 06:58:22 PM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on January 07, 2016, 07:12:26 PM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss

You'll find quite a lot of superb photos from that location on this thread!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on January 08, 2016, 02:58:54 AM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss

You'll find quite a lot of superb photos from that location on this thread!

Yep and it all starts on page 1 with Viper28's epic shots or the C-130 from the Mach Loop.  In the first few pages of this thread he explains the where's and hows of the Loop and the Swiss Axalp demo.  It was great looking at the spectacular images again but I think we must be due for some new content....  Viper, Erik, Keith...anyone??
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on January 08, 2016, 04:20:56 PM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss

You'll find quite a lot of superb photos from that location on this thread!

Yep and it all starts on page 1 with Viper28's epic shots or the C-130 from the Mach Loop.  In the first few pages of this thread he explains the where's and hows of the Loop and the Swiss Axalp demo.  It was great looking at the spectacular images again but I think we must be due for some new content....  Viper, Erik, Keith...anyone??

I think a holiday to Wales may occur this year!

The off season away from airshows feels very long and boring :(
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on January 08, 2016, 08:03:02 PM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss

You'll find quite a lot of superb photos from that location on this thread!

Yep and it all starts on page 1 with Viper28's epic shots or the C-130 from the Mach Loop.  In the first few pages of this thread he explains the where's and hows of the Loop and the Swiss Axalp demo.  It was great looking at the spectacular images again but I think we must be due for some new content....  Viper, Erik, Keith...anyone??

I think a holiday to Wales may occur this year!

The off season away from airshows feels very long and boring :(

I've got over 12 months until the next big airshow here :(  but we may get an f-35 display then :D

Fingers crossed for you going to Wales :)  at least we'll get to enjoy your pics then :D
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Don Haines on January 08, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
I hope pics of RC helicopters count  :)


Nice shots!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on January 09, 2016, 06:59:23 AM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss

You'll find quite a lot of superb photos from that location on this thread!

Yep and it all starts on page 1 with Viper28's epic shots or the C-130 from the Mach Loop.  In the first few pages of this thread he explains the where's and hows of the Loop and the Swiss Axalp demo.  It was great looking at the spectacular images again but I think we must be due for some new content....  Viper, Erik, Keith...anyone??

I think a holiday to Wales may occur this year!

The off season away from airshows feels very long and boring :(

I've got over 12 months until the next big airshow here :(  but we may get an f-35 display then :D

Fingers crossed for you going to Wales :)  at least we'll get to enjoy your pics then :D

Ouch! Where do you live? I think Farnborough will be my next one, ought to book that soonish I think. Would love to see an F-35, or an F-22 display, although I've heard the eurofighter is better than both?

Thanks! Sadly not doable in a day for me with an 8-9 hour drive to get there.

Thinking of an upgrade from my 7D to a 7DII or a 5DIII if I can sell my 7D for the right money. Pro's and con's to both choices though.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on January 09, 2016, 06:23:42 PM
Yip Farnborough this year yaaayyy!!!!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on January 09, 2016, 08:03:23 PM
Just saw this link on facebook, thought you guys here might like the info and perhaps get out there one day..
http://speedsociety.com/you-absolutely-need-to-go-to-this-place-if-you-love-planes/?source=ss

You'll find quite a lot of superb photos from that location on this thread!

Yep and it all starts on page 1 with Viper28's epic shots or the C-130 from the Mach Loop.  In the first few pages of this thread he explains the where's and hows of the Loop and the Swiss Axalp demo.  It was great looking at the spectacular images again but I think we must be due for some new content....  Viper, Erik, Keith...anyone??

I think a holiday to Wales may occur this year!

The off season away from airshows feels very long and boring :(

I've got over 12 months until the next big airshow here :(  but we may get an f-35 display then :D

Fingers crossed for you going to Wales :)  at least we'll get to enjoy your pics then :D

Ouch! Where do you live? I think Farnborough will be my next one, ought to book that soonish I think. Would love to see an F-35, or an F-22 display, although I've heard the eurofighter is better than both?

Thanks! Sadly not doable in a day for me with an 8-9 hour drive to get there.

Thinking of an upgrade from my 7D to a 7DII or a 5DIII if I can sell my 7D for the right money. Pro's and con's to both choices though.

I'm in Oz.  The major show here is Avalon but the next one will be Feb next year.  I'll have a small show of mostly historics to go to in a couple of months but then there's not much else on.

RIAT and Farnborough would be a great double to catch in July.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: dhr90 on January 10, 2016, 06:22:55 AM
I'm in Oz.  The major show here is Avalon but the next one will be Feb next year.  I'll have a small show of mostly historics to go to in a couple of months but then there's not much else on.

RIAT and Farnborough would be a great double to catch in July.

Ah ok. Historics can be good to see, I do love a good Spitfire/P51 display!

That would be a great double catch, yet to go to RIAT myself, its too far to manage in a day for me and I need to save some money this year, so will be sticking to Farnborough and one or two free local ones I think.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: davechng on January 12, 2016, 12:32:09 AM
My 1st military post here... this is the military traffic here in TX

We got some great spotting right before Christmas!  an 422 TES F-15C.... F35A delivery to Luke AFB.... and lots of locals.

F-35A did a wing wave as she was doing her take off.... F-15C spot with the new IRST21 pod.

Click here for more pic and details!
http://airwingspotter.com/knfw-12-17-2015/ (http://airwingspotter.com/knfw-12-17-2015/)

here are some of the actions we caught that day!

DaveC
http://www.airwingspotter.com

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/jrb%202015-12-17/AWS_9455_zpsjd2d00lu.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/jrb%202015-12-17/AWS_9256_zpsyikyhnfb.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/jrb%202015-12-17/AWS_9285_zpskxplgubk.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/jrb%202015-12-17/AWS_9361%20retro_zpsh7ynutls.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/davechng/jrb%202015-12-17/AWS_9010_zpszcvmibi4.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on January 12, 2016, 09:01:04 AM
Great series, davechng.   8)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: snowleo on January 15, 2016, 11:37:26 AM
These pictures were taken during Air 14 back in 2014 (celebration 100 years Swiss Air Force). Air 14 was held on the Airfield of Payerne, Switzerland, during 2 separate weekends. It was quite a show...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on January 15, 2016, 11:38:54 AM
These pictures were taken during Air 14 back in 2014 (celebration 100 years Swiss Air Force). Air 14 was held on the Airfield of Payerne, Switzerland, during 2 separate weekends. It was quite a show...

Very nice series. I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on January 15, 2016, 03:27:52 PM
Grim Reaper at 450 mph

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/325/18355028694_49cf0c7d61_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXYjxY)Grim Reaper Reno PRS 2015 8803© Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/tXYjxY) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: dhr90 on January 15, 2016, 03:56:15 PM
Great shot Keith!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sharpening Iron on January 15, 2016, 04:45:20 PM
I tried to make the best of a nasty, rainy day.  At least there was a lot of vapor in the air. 
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on January 15, 2016, 05:21:20 PM
I tried to make the best of a nasty, rainy day.  At least there was a lot of vapor in the air.

Great series, Sharpening Iron.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on January 15, 2016, 05:21:54 PM
Grim Reaper at 450 mph

Lovely shot.  8)
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Post by: dhr90 on January 16, 2016, 03:45:02 PM
Great series. Particularly like the last 2 shots.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Roo on January 16, 2016, 05:46:39 PM
Great images on this page Dave, Snowleo, Keith and Rice.  Nice work :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on January 16, 2016, 06:40:02 PM
Thanks for the comments :)

Sticking with the Raptor...

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6166/6219314509_ed5cef3e9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/atzBwv)F-22 Raptor high speed pass Miramar © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/atzBwv) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14967097578_f3b0b27631_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNAhEw)F-22 Raptor afterburner turn © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/oNAhEw) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/15186423236_691eee7b4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8Yoxo)F-22 &amp; P-38 Heritage Flight CCA 2014 Sun 3515 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/p8Yoxo) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on January 16, 2016, 06:50:35 PM
Great series. I especially like the first shot.  8)  Well done, Keith.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sharpening Iron on January 16, 2016, 07:20:42 PM
Nice work, Keith.  Man, that beautiful blue sky!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Sharpening Iron on January 16, 2016, 07:25:55 PM
Some Thunderbirds!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on January 16, 2016, 07:41:40 PM
Nice work, Keith.  Man, that beautiful blue sky!

Wish we had the moisture content like your shots!  California air in airshow season is low humidity.  Miramar might be the exception but typically nasty shooting conditions.  I rarely go there but when I do, editing the photos takes a lot more effort.

Miramar

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4125/5056537604_4aa2985a20_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8GQ5sQ)F-22 Raptor Miramar 2010 © Keith Breazeal C3 0468 (https://flic.kr/p/8GQ5sQ) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5080051889_b4141f8dbf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8JUArx)F-22 Raptor versus Raptor Miramar 2010 © Keith Breazeal C4 1075 (https://flic.kr/p/8JUArx) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4003/5080051669_6d827df1e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/8JUAnK)F-22 Raptor Nozzles Miramar 2010 © Keith Breazeal C4 1073 (https://flic.kr/p/8JUAnK) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6079/6055510906_e07fefe31b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ae75qs)F-22 Raptor Vapor © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/ae75qs) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Sharpening Iron on January 16, 2016, 10:45:37 PM
It looks like you are doing alright for yourself with the shot that you have posted so far. 8)  Keep up the good work!
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Post by: Click on January 17, 2016, 08:55:49 PM
Some Thunderbirds!

Very nice series, Rich. I especially like the 1st and 4th picture.
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Post by: Click on January 17, 2016, 09:02:07 PM
Miramar


Cool shots, Keith.
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Post by: davechng on January 29, 2016, 05:28:33 PM
Here are some Mil Jets here in Ft Worth!TX!

DAveC
www.airwingspotter.com
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Post by: Roo on January 29, 2016, 10:15:10 PM
Nice shots Rich, Keith and Dave :)
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Post by: Click on January 29, 2016, 10:20:09 PM
Here are some Mil Jets here in Ft Worth!TX!


Very nice pictures, Dave.  8)
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Post by: Viper28 on February 12, 2016, 09:33:49 AM
Went over to my local USAF base (yes in the UK) last night to hopefully do some long exposure stuff of the planes on the pan. Didn't quite work out as the only sorties launched just a bit too late for sunset shots and a bit too early for the long exposure stuff. Still came away with a couple of keeps inc. this one:
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F15C Eagle of the 493rd FS "Grim Reapers" C/S Hitman-31
Canon 7D + 300/2.8L IS. 1/30th @ f/2.8 iso3200, panned through the security fence
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Post by: Click on February 12, 2016, 09:52:45 AM
Awesome. Great shot, Simon. 
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Post by: Roo on February 13, 2016, 01:07:39 AM
Nice one Simon!
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Post by: zim on February 13, 2016, 04:30:55 AM
Nice shot Simon, and congrats on not getting arrested  ;D
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Post by: Click on February 13, 2016, 07:39:45 AM
... and congrats on not getting arrested  ;D

Ha Ha Ha   ;D
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Post by: dhr90 on February 13, 2016, 08:44:25 AM
Slightly cut off afterburner flame aside, that is a cracking shot Click! Would that be in Norfolk by any chance? Will you be trying again for the sunset/long exposure shots?
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Post by: Roo on March 13, 2016, 05:59:43 PM
It's been a bit quiet late...

F4U-5N Corsair in Honduran markings after a 15 year restoration.
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Post by: Click on March 13, 2016, 06:13:35 PM
It's been a bit quiet late...

F4U-5N Corsair in Honduran markings after a 15 year restoration.


Very nice panning on the second picture. Well done.
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Post by: Roo on March 13, 2016, 06:26:27 PM
It's been a bit quiet late...

F4U-5N Corsair in Honduran markings after a 15 year restoration.


Very nice panning on the second picture. Well done.

Thanks Click :)
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Post by: zonamav on March 14, 2016, 12:23:14 AM
Thunderbirds over Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson AZ
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Post by: Click on March 14, 2016, 07:21:49 AM
Thunderbirds over Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson AZ


Cool shot, zonamav.

...And welcome to CR.
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Post by: Roo on March 14, 2016, 07:24:06 AM
nice shot zonamav :)

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Post by: zim on March 14, 2016, 09:39:49 AM
What a beautiful looking Corsair restoration Roo

Really like that shot zonamav
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Post by: zonamav on March 14, 2016, 10:59:32 AM
Thanks for the welcome and kind words.
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Post by: tevscale on March 14, 2016, 11:21:09 AM
Very nice zonamav -- I was hoping to get the moon in a shot as you did, but it never lined up from where I was.  Here are a few I did get in Tucson yesterday.
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Post by: zonamav on March 14, 2016, 12:15:46 PM
tevscale nice shots especially enjoy the harrier shot taking off! I missed that part of the show unfortunately glad I saw your images.
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Post by: Click on March 14, 2016, 12:41:33 PM
Very nice series, tevscale.   8)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 14, 2016, 02:17:12 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/15209145312_6819431f55_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/paYR2j)U-2 flyby CCA 2014 Thur 9170 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/paYR2j) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/10113032526_25130f5fb6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gpDWeL)F-86 Hell-Er Bust X Sunset CCA 2013 © Keith Breazeal-2 (https://flic.kr/p/gpDWeL) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/9704467992_62997921d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fMxWeE)Warbird &quot;Heavy Metal&quot; Sunset © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/fMxWeE) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on March 14, 2016, 02:46:08 PM
I really like those pictures. Nicely done, Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 14, 2016, 04:39:54 PM
I really like those pictures. Nicely done, Keith.

Thanks Click :)
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Post by: nicksotgiu on March 14, 2016, 05:51:15 PM
Wowza! awesome images :]
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Post by: zonamav on March 14, 2016, 07:12:29 PM
Wow Keith nice. Love the lighting and composition to maximize it.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 14, 2016, 07:58:08 PM
Wow Keith nice. Love the lighting and composition to maximize it.

Thanks zonamav :)
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Post by: Roo on March 14, 2016, 10:28:00 PM
Really nice series tevscale and great images as usual Keith :)
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Post by: Roo on March 14, 2016, 10:32:13 PM
Here's a bit of a rare beast - a CAC CA-12 Boomerang...not the most successful fighter ever made lol
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 15, 2016, 12:45:33 AM
Some shot with the 5DS

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5755/22024546685_7ed8e7d879_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zyeypx)CCA 2015 Thunderbird approach overhead 1065 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zyeypx) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5716/22034404061_e3a5504cf1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zz75Ei)CCA 2015 Thunderbirds sneak pass 4343 V © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zz75Ei) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5712/20294704264_d637c95824_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wVnEwd)USAF Thunderbirds Diamond Minden-Tahoe 2015 Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/wVnEwd) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

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Post by: Click on March 15, 2016, 06:16:59 AM
Beautiful series, Keith.   8)

I especially like the first picture.
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Post by: Roo on March 15, 2016, 02:51:10 PM
Curtiss P-40F Kittyhawk
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Post by: Click on March 15, 2016, 03:01:54 PM
Curtiss P-40F Kittyhawk

I really like the first picture. Very nice panning. Well done Roo.
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Post by: Roo on March 15, 2016, 03:10:46 PM
Curtiss P-40F Kittyhawk

I really like the first picture. Very nice panning. Well done Roo.

Thanks Click.  your comments are always appreciated :)  I did get a lot of practise that day - no jets can take off from that airport :D
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 15, 2016, 03:19:49 PM
Beautiful series, Keith.   8)

I especially like the first picture.

Thanks Click :) 
The experience of shooting airshows with the 5DS has raised some issues.
Main issue is having to buy a new hard drive once a month.
The other is finding myself removing bug splats with the dust removal tool.  :P
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 15, 2016, 03:30:34 PM
Curtiss P-40F Kittyhawk

I really like the first picture. Very nice panning. Well done Roo.

Thanks Click.  your comments are always appreciated :)  I did get a lot of practise that day - no jets can take off from that airport :D

Practice day is probably the most fun- less people and a chance to experiment with settings.  Sometimes it's impossible to get the perfect shooting location during the show.  The other benefit is getting a chance to shoot statics before all the barriers and people surround them.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 16, 2016, 01:22:17 AM
Something different.  A Pilatus P-2-06 circa 1950

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/14067486128_bf92992153_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nr6xwh)Pilatus P-2-06 1950 Chino 2014 sat 0295 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/nr6xwh) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on March 16, 2016, 07:29:43 AM
Beautiful shot, Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 16, 2016, 11:05:32 AM
Beautiful shot, Keith.
Thank you Click :)  Never figured out the nose spinner.  Maybe it for winding it up.  LOL
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Post by: WalkaboutDave on March 16, 2016, 12:16:19 PM
Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate otherwise lightning...

Lightning XR713 at Bruntingthorpe 2015.
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Post by: Roo on March 16, 2016, 04:44:17 PM
Beautiful shot, Keith.
Thank you Click :)  Never figured out the nose spinner.  Maybe it for winding it up.  LOL

Nice shot of an interesting plane Keith. I was thinking the similar when you pointed out the spinner but apparently it rotates, providing power to the actuator of the variable-pitch propeller.
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Post by: davomate on March 16, 2016, 07:10:27 PM
Bit of a dull day at Tyabb for the airshow. My best shots were on or near to the ground because of the colourless sky. I love the Corsair. This pic is straight out of the camera (Canon 7D + Sigma 150-600) - I have not tweaked it yet.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 16, 2016, 07:32:36 PM
Dual High Alpha Pass

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5638/21953924819_d6f8ea4dde_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zrZAZa)Fleetweek 2015 Blues solos High Alpha 2423 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zrZAZa) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Breakaway

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/708/21952711420_38798fe161_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zrTohu)Fleetweek 2015 Blues break left 2449a © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zrTohu) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on March 16, 2016, 07:34:45 PM
Great shots, Keith. I really like those pictures.
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Post by: philmoz on March 16, 2016, 11:35:29 PM
Some of mine from Tyabb 2016.

(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162783980/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162783986/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162783991/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162783998/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162784001/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162784009/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162784011/original.jpg)
(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/162796291/original.jpg)

Phil.
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Post by: Click on March 17, 2016, 06:01:14 AM
Very nice series, Phil.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on March 17, 2016, 02:16:29 PM
Stacked
I have shot this many times over the years.  Either lighting sucked or they had one of the two-seater backups in the formation.  Once in a while it seams to come together.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/602/21918767190_ca03dc0040_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zoTpR9)Fleetweek 2015 Blues 4 stack tight 2232 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/zoTpR9) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on March 19, 2016, 06:18:23 PM
RAAF F-18 @ the Australian Grand Prix
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Post by: Click on March 19, 2016, 08:28:14 PM
Stacked
I have shot this many times over the years.  Either lighting sucked or they had one of the two-seater backups in the formation.  Once in a while it seams to come together.

Great shot, Keith.   8)
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Post by: zim on March 19, 2016, 09:16:48 PM
RAAF F-18 @ the Australian Grand Prix

Well at least something exciting happened in qualifying!  :o
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Post by: Click on March 19, 2016, 09:21:11 PM
RAAF F-18 @ the Australian Grand Prix

Well at least something exciting happened in qualifying!  :o


LOL  ;D
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Post by: dagerrity on March 19, 2016, 11:16:15 PM
A few shots from the National Museum of the USAF ;)
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Post by: dagerrity on March 19, 2016, 11:24:57 PM
And a few more
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Post by: Click on March 20, 2016, 08:08:24 AM
A few shots from the National Museum of the USAF ;)

Welcome to CR
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Post by: Roo on March 20, 2016, 06:49:11 PM
RAAF F-18 @ the Australian Grand Prix

Well at least something exciting happened in qualifying!  :o

to quote Bernie qualifying was "Cr@p!"  but the race was much better :D
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Post by: Roo on March 24, 2016, 07:53:23 AM
nice shots from tyabb davomate and philmoz!  Did you happen to get the shot of the Corsair 'waving'  his wings at the clubhouse?  It would have been just after your ground shot davo.  Unfortunately I missed it while other aircraft were taking off.

For something a bit different these are a 70% scale replica Mustang powered by a 350 Chev.
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Post by: tevscale on April 07, 2016, 12:05:53 AM
Here are a few of the shots from last weekend's air show at Luke AFB, including the "double Lightning" formation of a P-38 and F-35.
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 07, 2016, 03:57:24 AM
Hi tevscale.
Lovely shots, nice afterburner diamonds. Any chance that you have a picture of that beautiful Lightning without that nasty jet in the shot?  :o :)

Cheers, Graham.

Here are a few of the shots from last weekend's air show at Luke AFB, including the "double Lightning" formation of a P-38 and F-35.
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Post by: dhr90 on April 07, 2016, 05:45:44 AM
Hi tevscale.
Lovely shots, nice afterburner diamonds. Any chance that you have a picture of that beautiful Lightning without that nasty jet in the shot?  :o :)

Cheers, Graham.

Here are a few of the shots from last weekend's air show at Luke AFB, including the "double Lightning" formation of a P-38 and F-35.

Seconded. Is it just a feature of the F35 that makes the afterburner and its diamonds so clear? I always struggle to capture it clearly  :-\
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Post by: Click on April 07, 2016, 06:10:23 AM
Very nice series, tevscale.
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Post by: Roo on April 07, 2016, 08:26:56 AM
nice captures tevscale!
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Post by: tevscale on April 07, 2016, 09:33:39 AM
Thanks for the comments.  Sorry Graham, I didn't get any good shots of the P-38 by itself  :(
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Post by: Valvebounce on April 08, 2016, 07:51:57 PM
Hi tevscale.
Oh well, thanks for replying, I guess either they didn't give you an opportunity or you are a jet guy and not a prop guy.
Still nice shots.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks for the comments.  Sorry Graham, I didn't get any good shots of the P-38 by itself  :(
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Post by: Roo on April 09, 2016, 02:46:25 AM
Hi tevscale.
Oh well, thanks for replying, I guess either they didn't give you an opportunity or you are a jet guy and not a prop guy.
Still nice shots.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks for the comments.  Sorry Graham, I didn't get any good shots of the P-38 by itself  :(

That jet is just a 'prop' in the shot  ;D 

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Post by: Roo on April 09, 2016, 02:56:56 AM
A few Tiger Moth shots
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Post by: davechng on April 19, 2016, 09:54:30 AM
here is my catch for our Local boys doing drill weekend in NAS JRB Ft worth! and some visiting aircraft that Weekend

DAveC
www.airwingspotter.com

Detail report with more pic click here

http://airwingspotter.com/nas-ft-worth-jrb-drill-weekend-4-2-2016/ (http://airwingspotter.com/nas-ft-worth-jrb-drill-weekend-4-2-2016/)

Enjoy!

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Post by: Click on April 19, 2016, 10:42:21 AM
Great series, Dave.  Well done.
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Post by: Glasslugger on May 06, 2016, 11:08:18 AM
A few pix from Wings Over Illawarra held near Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Used either 7D2 with Sigma 150-600mm S or 5DS with Tamron A009 70-200mm f2.8

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Post by: Click on May 06, 2016, 11:34:28 AM
Very nice pictures, Glasslugger. I especially like the first one.
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Post by: Mikehit on May 06, 2016, 11:53:59 AM
I don't do airshows, myself but that first one is great, glasslugger.
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Post by: Roo on May 06, 2016, 07:05:40 PM
Great shot of Connie starting up Glasslugger!  It was a pity the FW-190 didn't make it to that show.
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Post by: Don Haines on May 06, 2016, 08:11:15 PM
A few pix from Wings Over Illawarra held near Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Used either 7D2 with Sigma 150-600mm S or 5DS with Tamron A009 70-200mm f2.8
I like the DC-4.....
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 06, 2016, 08:24:51 PM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7761/26825481976_6130701091_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GStBcW)Super Hornet Star Wars Canyon © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/GStBcW) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/26254867383_014a8741d0_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G144ni)VX-9 Vampires Tabs &amp; Doc Star Wars Canyon 5067 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/G144ni) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7676/26791708091_db7c0e2e0f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GPuvpz)Vampires CO Capt. Gordon Gordo Cross enters Star Wars Canyon 9945 © Keith Breazeal_filtered (https://flic.kr/p/GPuvpz) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on May 06, 2016, 10:32:39 PM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.

Awesome. Great shots, Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 06, 2016, 10:35:11 PM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.

Awesome. Great shots, Keith.

Thanks Click :)
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Post by: Roo on May 06, 2016, 11:33:48 PM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.


Great shots as always Keith :)
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 07, 2016, 02:20:26 AM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.


Great shots as always Keith :)

Thanks Roo :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: zim on May 07, 2016, 03:53:51 AM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.

Just WOW !!

what was sound like from those guy's in a canyon? 
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 07, 2016, 11:52:41 AM
Star Wars Canyon
My first trip there and quite fun.  Patience is a virtue.

Just WOW !!

what was sound like from those guy's in a canyon?

Thanks zim.
  The F-18's could be heard making power settings behind the mountains but echoed to a point where you couldn't tell where they where- just west somewhere.  Once they cleared the gap between the mountains, you had about 3 seconds to be on target.  In the canyon it was a constant echoing roar.  They skies were very busy and only a small percentage come down low for the canyon run.  It will keep you on your toes.
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Post by: Glasslugger on May 07, 2016, 11:53:32 AM
Great shot of Connie starting up Glasslugger!  It was a pity the FW-190 didn't make it to that show.

Hi Roo
did you go ?
The FW190 was flying on practise day on Friday. Unfortunately I did not go due to work commitments so no shots of this bird.
Had problems on Saturday morning & did not fly for the show.

Very nice pictures, Glasslugger. I especially like the first one.

I don't do airshows, myself but that first one is great, glasslugger.

Thanks Click & Mikehit. Certainly a spectacular way to start an airshow with some smoke & fire.

A couple more from Wings Over Illawarra
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 07, 2016, 02:37:18 PM
Star Wars Canyon

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7629/26779987642_83b39d8b54_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GNsrjS)Star Wars Canyon VX-31 4885 web final © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/GNsrjS) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/26791686731_879f35f113_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GPup4i)Growler Star Wars Canyon 5074 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/GPup4i) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Viper28 on May 07, 2016, 03:37:01 PM
Nice Growler! On my bucket list of places to do, they had a F4 through the other day  :o
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 07, 2016, 08:55:23 PM
Some cool test aircraft at NASA on Edwards AFB.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7471/26253129463_3d7f1f1ea4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FZU9Ka)Edwards Pole-Cam NASA © Keith Breazeal-4983 (https://flic.kr/p/FZU9Ka) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/26823442096_5d3a47e38a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GSi9PA)Edwards Pole-Cam NASA © Keith Breazeal-5016 (https://flic.kr/p/GSi9PA) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/26763719172_d7755f034e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GM24h1)Edwards NASA © Keith Breazeal-5066 (https://flic.kr/p/GM24h1) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/26823404016_3b70b34eed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GShXv3)Edwards Pole-Cam NASA © Keith Breazeal-5047 (https://flic.kr/p/GShXv3) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: 1251division on May 07, 2016, 11:03:13 PM
Star Wars Canyon

Keith--great shots!  I was out there 2 weeks ago for the first time, pretty amazing experience.  Here are the best of mine, we had two passes of two all day (F/A-18s in the morning, and F-15s in the afternoon), but it was worth it.  I really like the color you got out of the canyon rocks, and of course those photos above are close and extremely sharp!

I was shooting with a 7Dii and 100-400ii.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/26812792931_cb7a4153eb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GRmzci)IMG_3001 (https://flic.kr/p/GRmzci) by photoGRAPH mac (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127538773@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/26812791601_492667d03c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GRmyNn)IMG_3027 (https://flic.kr/p/GRmyNn) by photoGRAPH mac (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127538773@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7710/26812791071_045f7be988_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GRmyDe)IMG_3063 (https://flic.kr/p/GRmyDe) by photoGRAPH mac (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127538773@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/26812788861_0200edae5c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GRmxZ8)IMG_3205 (https://flic.kr/p/GRmxZ8) by photoGRAPH mac (https://www.flickr.com/photos/127538773@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 08, 2016, 12:21:32 AM
Star Wars Canyon

Keith--great shots!  I was out there 2 weeks ago for the first time, pretty amazing experience.  Here are the best of mine, we had two passes of two all day (F/A-18s in the morning, and F-15s in the afternoon), but it was worth it.  I really like the color you got out of the canyon rocks, and of course those photos above are close and extremely sharp!

I was shooting with a 7Dii and 100-400ii.

Thanks Mike :)  First day I shot with my old 7D and second day with the 5DS.  All but the Vampire painted tail are with the 7D.  I took a couple of passes to see the 3D panning required.  Had 14 passes one the first day!  I used the 300L 2.8 both days.  The 7D with the 300 was a really tight shot and hard to keep them in frame.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on May 08, 2016, 08:49:00 AM

Keith--great shots!  I was out there 2 weeks ago for the first time, pretty amazing experience.  Here are the best of mine, we had two passes of two all day (F/A-18s in the morning, and F-15s in the afternoon), but it was worth it.  I really like the color you got out of the canyon rocks, and of course those photos above are close and extremely sharp!

I was shooting with a 7Dii and 100-400ii.


Very nice series.  I especially like the first shot.  Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 09, 2016, 12:14:34 AM
I think I'm going to go back soon.  The variety of aircraft is hit & miss.
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 09, 2016, 12:31:41 AM
A few more from Star Wars Canyon

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/26301244823_ce74e31a84_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G59KLk)F-18 low in the canyon Star Wars Canyon 9970 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/G59KLk) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/26811646262_905eb4c9f1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GRfGk9)F-18 dive into Star Wars Canyon 5073 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/GRfGk9) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/26632398770_0a9be45c83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gzq1i9)F-18 low pass Star Wars Canyon 5104 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/Gzq1i9) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on May 09, 2016, 04:51:44 AM
A few more from Star Wars Canyon



Out of adjectives for your work...
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Post by: Click on May 09, 2016, 05:59:29 AM
A few more from Star Wars Canyon

Beautiful shots, Keith. Especially the seond one.  Well done, Sir!
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 09, 2016, 02:42:24 PM
Thanks Roo- LOL!  I'll stop for now.  Have to edit the Chino Planes of Fame now.

A few more from Star Wars Canyon



Out of adjectives for your work...
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 09, 2016, 02:44:19 PM
Thank you Click :)
A few more from Star Wars Canyon

Beautiful shots, Keith. Especially the seond one.  Well done, Sir!
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: davechng on May 24, 2016, 10:25:31 AM
Recent Airshow here in Ft worth...

DAveC
www.airwingspotter.com
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Post by: Click on May 24, 2016, 01:46:39 PM
Recent Airshow here in Ft worth...

DAveC
www.airwingspotter.com


Very nice series, Dave.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 24, 2016, 04:57:19 PM
Chino Planes of Fame


(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7243/27129252082_6640f7d3b5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hkjvty)Chino 2016 F7-F Tigercat  3850 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/Hkjvty) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7622/26950907720_9ec19bbca2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H4yrUL)Chino 2016 B-25 Bettys Dream tight 9229 WEB © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/H4yrUL) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7390/27157217381_650eb5097c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HnMQzT)Chino 2016 Hawker Sea Fury 924 9387a© Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/HnMQzT) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on May 24, 2016, 04:58:13 PM
Beautiful shots, Keith.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on May 24, 2016, 05:02:43 PM
Thanks Click :)

Beautiful shots, Keith.
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Post by: Viper28 on June 06, 2016, 03:27:02 PM
there is not a lot lower, faster or louder than a Panavia Tornado GR4 low level through the welsh MTA. This is Marham-37 in the 31-Sqn 100th Anniversary jet going for it on the deck, 250', 450 knots
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7229/27434076931_2a9e575921_b.jpg)

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7433/27229642510_000176f807_b.jpg)

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7582/27506304855_041142b3d6_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7277/26896891904_7c68dcdf21_b.jpg)

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Post by: Click on June 06, 2016, 03:40:19 PM
Awesome. Great shots, Simon.  8)
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Post by: Schultzie on June 06, 2016, 05:15:16 PM
Took this one this weekend at the Cavalcade of Planes in Bolingbrook, IL.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7444/27487175015_459b388e1e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HSWXuB)
Cavalcade of Planes - 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/HSWXuB) by Brian Schultz (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on June 07, 2016, 08:01:37 AM
Great shots as usual from the usual suspects (I'm looking t you Keith and Simon!) and an excellent shot of the T-6 Schultzie!
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Post by: V8Beast on June 07, 2016, 03:18:05 PM
Keith, Dave, Simon, Brian,

Absolutely stunning work! Thanks for sharing :)
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Post by: Viper28 on June 09, 2016, 03:31:29 PM
Keith, Dave, Simon, Brian,

Absolutely stunning work! Thanks for sharing :)

Thank you

Couple more off the hills, this time Tarnish-21 a rare "clean" jet
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7311/27492948371_baae2af20d_b.jpg)

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7472/27288801790_268cfeefbf_b.jpg)

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7697/27288802450_e76193e8bc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Click on June 09, 2016, 03:37:20 PM
Stunning pictures. Well done, Simon.
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Post by: Viper28 on June 09, 2016, 03:59:36 PM
Stunning pictures. Well done, Simon.
Thank you
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Post by: Roo on June 10, 2016, 05:35:07 AM
Yup...stunning shots as always Simon :)
Title: Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
Post by: Valvebounce on June 23, 2016, 08:12:19 PM
Hi Folks.
It was the Isle of Wight pop/rock festival recently and I thought I would go and stake out the pop up heliport to see if there were any celebs arriving by chopper, didn't spot any that I recognised, but I did get some shots of helicopters that I thought I would share.
I was hoping to get a shot of the Who arriving but apparently they used an alternative more private helipad!  :(

Just how I imagine a pilot, white shirt and aviator shades, cool black ride.
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7561/27252502383_f75ce8f655_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HwdcuK)SE0A3784_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/HwdcuK) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7233/27829925076_e4fa441f7f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JpeD9q)SE0A3783_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/JpeD9q) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Running up for takeoff, shows the rudimentary nature of the heliport.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7459/27788684761_7aa657ac00_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JkAgQv)SE0A3796_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/JkAgQv) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Coming in to land, liked this one as it was slow shutter and still sharp.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7444/27763347972_67dea6b187_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jimq6j)SE0A3801_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/Jimq6j) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Expensive colour changing paint job, flip.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7426/27586823980_656d2fa4ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J2KFEd)SE0A3822_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/J2KFEd) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Expensive colour changing paint job, flop.
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7348/27252689293_6b9f5400b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hwea4k)SE0A3823_DxO (https://flic.kr/p/Hwea4k) by Graham Stretch (https://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/), on Flickr
Thanks for looking.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Click on June 23, 2016, 08:16:24 PM
Hello Graham,

Very nice series. I especially like the 4th picture.

Cheers

Click
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 24, 2016, 05:49:50 PM
Hi Click.
You are always quick to respond with a kind word. Thank you.

Cheers, Graham.
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Post by: Roo on June 25, 2016, 11:54:49 PM
Nice job Graham.  I flicked through a few on Flickr - looks like you were having a bit of fun playing with shutter speed :)
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Post by: Magnet on June 26, 2016, 07:00:17 AM
Hi there all members! I've been a follower of CR for some years and I have to say that it has taught me a lot. Now it's about time I contribute some. To start me off I would like to share som photos from the Bernt Balchen Air Show at Kjevik Airport Norway in 2012. I plan to post more and different stuff later on. The pictures were taken with a 1D mark III with a 70-200 f/4L IS and a 1.4 II TC.

M.
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Post by: Click on June 26, 2016, 08:05:53 AM
Nice pictures, Magnet.  Welcome to CR   :)
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 26, 2016, 12:55:30 PM
Hi Roo.
Yes I was having fun, trying to learn to use new capabilities like better high ISO by letting auto ISO look after things when I change shutter speed and better tracking and exposure compensation in manual mode. I was shooting a slow shutter speed and a high shutter speed for each shot. This also served to practice my panning.

Cheers, Graham.

Nice job Graham.  I flicked through a few on Flickr - looks like you were having a bit of fun playing with shutter speed :)
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 26, 2016, 12:58:11 PM
Hi Magnet.
Nice series of shots, I really like the second shot.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi there all members! I've been a follower of CR for some years and I have to say that it has taught me a lot. Now it's about time I contribute some. To start me off I would like to share som photos from the Bernt Balchen Air Show at Kjevik Airport Norway in 2012. I plan to post more and different stuff later on. The pictures were taken with a 1D mark III with a 70-200 f/4L IS and a 1.4 II TC.

M.
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Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 05:27:36 PM
Keith, Dave, Simon, Brian,

Absolutely stunning work! Thanks for sharing :)
+1
I am in awe of the photo captures posted here!
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Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 05:36:26 PM
Some from the Oct. 18, 2015 Blue Angels show in Hawaii.
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7589/26456574723_f6e3b05b3d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GiSRW4)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu (https://flic.kr/p/GiSRW4) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7403/26992148321_226bac48c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H8cPiB)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu (https://flic.kr/p/H8cPiB) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7493/26992134391_ebae99747e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H8cKar)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu (https://flic.kr/p/H8cKar) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7335/26456612403_396d3dae9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GiT48H)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu (https://flic.kr/p/GiT48H) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
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Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 05:39:17 PM
A couple more :)
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7334/26456583373_308be82ff2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GiSUvc)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu (https://flic.kr/p/GiSUvc) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7076/27060209955_10af09ae21_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HedDE4)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu (https://flic.kr/p/HedDE4) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7301/26966124252_b13cd47780_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H5UrfL)Blue Angels Airshow MCBH Oahu-Close pass at high speed (https://flic.kr/p/H5UrfL) by Eric Johnson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on June 26, 2016, 06:01:48 PM
Very nice series. I especially like the 2nd picture. Well done, serendipidy.
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Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 07:25:17 PM
Very nice series. I especially like the 2nd picture. Well done, serendipidy.
Thanks, Click! :)
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 26, 2016, 07:54:45 PM
Hi Serendipidy. 
Looking at what you just posted, to me you have no reason to feel in awe of any of the postings, that is a very nice series of the Blue Angels.
I particularly like the shot with the control surfaces reflecting the sun.

Cheers, Graham.

+1
I am in awe of the photo captures posted here!
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Post by: serendipidy on June 26, 2016, 09:10:23 PM
Hi Serendipidy. 
Looking at what you just posted, to me you have no reason to feel in awe of any of the postings, that is a very nice series of the Blue Angels.
I particularly like the shot with the control surfaces reflecting the sun.

Cheers, Graham.

+1
I am in awe of the photo captures posted here!

Thank you Graham for your kind words!
Eric
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on June 27, 2016, 01:31:51 AM
I went to the Reno Air Races Pylon Racing Seminar and caught one of the L-39s carrying Sidewinders.

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7444/27317564733_37e73525e2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HBXEgp)Reno PRS 2016 L-39 32 Sidewinders 1465 © Keith Breazeal_filtered (https://flic.kr/p/HBXEgp) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Roo on June 27, 2016, 03:39:52 AM
I went to the Reno Air Races Pylon Racing Seminar and caught one of the L-39s carrying Sidewinders.

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7444/27317564733_37e73525e2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HBXEgp)Reno PRS 2016 L-39 32 Sidewinders 1465 © Keith Breazeal_filtered (https://flic.kr/p/HBXEgp) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Nice shot Keith!  Were the sidewinders a threat to the opposition or was he using them for you to get a decent shot...or else ;D

Great shots too serendipity:)
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Post by: serendipidy on June 27, 2016, 04:12:53 AM
Thanks, Roo :)
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Post by: serendipidy on June 27, 2016, 04:13:46 AM
I went to the Reno Air Races Pylon Racing Seminar and caught one of the L-39s carrying Sidewinders.

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7444/27317564733_37e73525e2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HBXEgp)Reno PRS 2016 L-39 32 Sidewinders 1465 © Keith Breazeal_filtered (https://flic.kr/p/HBXEgp) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
Nice photo, Keith 8)
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Post by: Click on June 27, 2016, 05:56:43 AM
I went to the Reno Air Races Pylon Racing Seminar and caught one of the L-39s carrying Sidewinders.


Great shot, Keith.  8)
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Post by: dcm on June 27, 2016, 11:35:44 PM
From the back yard, an old Sikorsky passing by.  Heard the odd rotor sound while photographing the grandkid and got a few images before it disappeared in the trees.  As shot other than an exposure adjustment.

Background courtesy of Valvebounce:

What you saw is a 1961 Sikorsky SH-3H with an interesting past.

Excerpt from http://www.thekathrynreport.com/2012/09/croman-corporation-sh-3h-n611ck.html

Accident occurred September 01, 2012 in Covelo, California
The helicopter was involved in firefighting operations. The pilot flying was in the left seat, but the senior pilot was in the right seat. It had made numerous water drops on the fire during a 2-hour period. The helicopter was making its second drop in an area of steep terrain, which was approximately 1,000 feet lower in elevation than the lake it was using for a water source. Due to smoke, the visibility was about 1/2-mile. All five main rotor blades made contact with a snag (typically the remnants of a tree such as the trunk and/or main branches without most of its foliage); the operator pointed out that the snag was similar in color to the smoke. The senior pilot took control of the helicopter, climbed, and made an uneventful landing near the fill point.

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Post by: chief4 on June 28, 2016, 08:35:41 PM
A few pics from several air shows on the east coast of the USA: Virginia beach area and Maryland..
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Post by: Click on June 28, 2016, 08:36:53 PM
A few pics from several air shows on the east coast of the USA: Virginia beach area and Maryland..


Beautiful series. Welcome to CR   :)
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Post by: Magnet on June 29, 2016, 09:44:27 AM
Nice pictures, Magnet.  Welcome to CR   :)

___________________________________

Hi Magnet.
Nice series of shots, I really like the second shot.

Cheers, Graham.

____________________________________

Thank you both!
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 29, 2016, 10:03:27 AM
Hi Cheif.
Great series of shots, always good to see the condensation in the wing vortices, and a great shot of the payload area, interesting split layout.

Hi Kieth.
Like the shot with the sidewinders, neat.

Cheers, Graham.

A few pics from several air shows on the east coast of the USA: Virginia beach area and Maryland..
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Post by: Jim Saunders on July 02, 2016, 02:06:02 PM
From the Quinte International Airshow last weekend:

https://500px.com/hhaphoto/galleries/quinte-international-airshow-2016 (https://500px.com/hhaphoto/galleries/quinte-international-airshow-2016)

Jim
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Post by: Click on July 02, 2016, 02:13:45 PM
Very nice series. Well done, Jim.
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Post by: serendipidy on July 02, 2016, 04:08:44 PM
A few pics from several air shows on the east coast of the USA: Virginia beach area and Maryland..
Really great series of photos! I like them all, but I think the second one is my favorite.
Welcome to CR. :)
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Post by: serendipidy on July 02, 2016, 04:10:49 PM
From the Quinte International Airshow last weekend:

https://500px.com/hhaphoto/galleries/quinte-international-airshow-2016 (https://500px.com/hhaphoto/galleries/quinte-international-airshow-2016)

Jim
Lots of great shots of a wide variety of aircraft! Nice work, Jim!
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Post by: Jim Saunders on July 02, 2016, 04:49:01 PM
Very nice series. Well done, Jim.

Thank you for looking!

Jim
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Post by: Roo on July 03, 2016, 08:38:59 AM
very nice shots chief and Jim :)
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Post by: Buck on July 03, 2016, 11:54:28 AM
Ft. Lauderdale May 2016
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 03, 2016, 04:01:45 PM
Mustang "Strega" and the Bearcat "Rare Bear" battling at the Reno Air Races

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7335/27962424442_f881aea93c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JAWJAf)Rare Bear &amp; Strega battle it out © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/JAWJAf) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 03, 2016, 04:25:37 PM
Great shot, Keith.   8)
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Post by: yorgasor on July 03, 2016, 08:07:06 PM
I went to my first airshow a couple months ago.  Here were some of my favorite pics:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7681/26739916022_8af9f93932_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GJV4qS)Corkscrew - Cherry Point Airshow (https://flic.kr/p/GJV4qS) by Ron Yorgason (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7284/26739914302_d27a7dd8e4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GJV3Vd)Lucas Oil Pitts Special - Cherry Point Airshow (https://flic.kr/p/GJV3Vd) by Ron Yorgason (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7433/26662654130_74d562abf2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GC65ah)Looping (https://flic.kr/p/GC65ah) by Ron Yorgason (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7669/26868004751_9c7fc9d489_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GWexKe)Taxi! (https://flic.kr/p/GWexKe) by Ron Yorgason (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7655/26266166194_83eb0c3056_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G23Y7o)F-18 Vapor Cloud (https://flic.kr/p/G23Y7o) by Ron Yorgason (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 03, 2016, 08:09:15 PM
I went to my first airshow a couple months ago.  Here were some of my favorite pics:


Very nice series, yorgasor.  Well done.
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Post by: lion rock on July 03, 2016, 08:34:39 PM
yorgasor,
Beautiful.
The last one is most extraordinary!
-r
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Post by: yorgasor on July 03, 2016, 11:03:37 PM
Thanks for your comments.  It was a pretty blah and overcast day.  I usually aim for realism in my photography, but even I got bored looking at them until I started getting more creative with my post processing.

Here's the whole set (about 25 pics), with a few others I'm particularly fond of:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/albums/72157668246776695 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/albums/72157668246776695)
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Post by: Mikehit on July 04, 2016, 03:41:22 AM
The first one through the loop of smoke is excellent timing and framing.

Without needing too many details, was there anything in general you did when you became 'more creative' with your post processing? Or did you just play with each one until it 'looked right'
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Post by: yorgasor on July 04, 2016, 04:12:49 PM
The first one through the loop of smoke is excellent timing and framing.

Without needing too many details, was there anything in general you did when you became 'more creative' with your post processing? Or did you just play with each one until it 'looked right'

In Lightroom, I used lots of clarity & contrast, but maxing those out wasn't enough, so I added a graduated filter with more clarity & contrast, plus some dehaze.  I tweaked the color temp to be more yellow/orangish, which I intended to give an old, aged feel to the image.  I added a little extra red, to make the plane stand out as well.
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Post by: yorgasor on July 04, 2016, 04:18:50 PM
The first one through the loop of smoke is excellent timing and framing.

Without needing too many details, was there anything in general you did when you became 'more creative' with your post processing? Or did you just play with each one until it 'looked right'

In Lightroom, I used lots of clarity & contrast, but maxing those out wasn't enough, so I added a graduated filter with more clarity & contrast, plus some dehaze.  I tweaked the color temp to be more yellow/orangish, which I intended to give an old, aged feel to the image.  I added a little extra red, to make the plane stand out as well.

As an example, this was one image, straight out of the camera.  As it was, the plane's smoke trails were mostly lost, blending in with the clouds in the background.

(http://www.yorgalily.org/~yorgasor/pics/7D2_7660.jpg)
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Post by: Mikehit on July 04, 2016, 06:02:40 PM
Thank you, Yorgasor. That is really helpful. 
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Post by: chasinglight on July 16, 2016, 05:33:40 PM
Here are a few photos from the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2016 that took place last weekend.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-6J58qJb/0/X3/_26A4652%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-cjJK9TC/0/X3/_26A4727%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-fPtWwq6/0/X3/_26A5045%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-cK7Gxhc/0/X3/_26A5648%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-SkLt2wG/0/X3/_26A7382%20copy-XL.jpg)

Feel free to checkout my other photos from this airshow here:
https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2 (https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2)


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Post by: Click on July 16, 2016, 06:30:04 PM
Here are a few photos from the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2016 that took place last weekend.



Great series. Well done.
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 16, 2016, 08:09:42 PM
Here are a few photos from the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2016 that took place last weekend.

Great captures!  I like the clouds as a backdrop. :)
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Post by: Roo on July 17, 2016, 05:15:47 AM
Here are a few photos from the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2016 that took place last weekend.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-6J58qJb/0/X3/_26A4652%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-cjJK9TC/0/X3/_26A4727%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-fPtWwq6/0/X3/_26A5045%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-cK7Gxhc/0/X3/_26A5648%20copy-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-SkLt2wG/0/X3/_26A7382%20copy-XL.jpg)

Feel free to checkout my other photos from this airshow here:
https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2 (https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2)

Some great captures in that gallery :)
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Post by: chasinglight on July 17, 2016, 12:44:17 PM
Here are a few photos from the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2016 that took place last weekend.

Feel free to checkout my other photos from this airshow here:
https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2 (https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2)

Some great captures in that gallery :)

Thank you very much!
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 21, 2016, 09:37:06 AM
Hi Chasinglight.
A great series of shots, really nice shot of the Vampire or Vixen. Great to see the Harrier, I stood on Southampton water during the "wings on the water" show and the Harrier did its bit right in front of me. Me, well I got grit / stone blasted, but it was worth it.
Really like the last shot of the tow start!  :o :)

Cheers, Graham.

Here are a few photos from the Duluth Air and Aviation Expo 2016 that took place last weekend.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2/i-SkLt2wG/0/X3/_26A7382%20copy-XL.jpg)

Feel free to checkout my other photos from this airshow here:
https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2 (https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/Duluth-Air-and-Aviation-Expo-2)
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Post by: Viper28 on July 21, 2016, 05:33:36 PM
one for now from RAF Marham today....
Apache Boom!
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8763/27843087373_ef1da379ae_b.jpg)
Canon 7D + 300/2.8L
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Post by: Roo on July 21, 2016, 06:44:45 PM
one for now from RAF Marham today....
Apache Boom!
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8763/27843087373_ef1da379ae_b.jpg)
Canon 7D + 300/2.8L

Awesome action shot Simon!
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Post by: Click on July 21, 2016, 10:21:12 PM
Stunning picture. Well done, Simon.
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Post by: dhr90 on July 22, 2016, 12:46:37 PM
Nice one Viper!
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 22, 2016, 02:48:18 PM
Hi Simon.
Really good shot, love the colours of the background.

Cheers, Graham.

one for now from RAF Marham today....
Apache Boom!
Canon 7D + 300/2.8L
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 22, 2016, 04:55:10 PM
one for now from RAF Marham today....
Apache Boom!
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8763/27843087373_ef1da379ae_b.jpg)
Canon 7D + 300/2.8L

Incredible!  $$$$ shot :)
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Post by: Robin on July 25, 2016, 06:47:54 PM
A Polish MIG 29 from RAF Fairford a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Click on July 25, 2016, 06:50:20 PM
A Polish MIG 29 from RAF Fairford a few weeks ago.


Very nice shot, Robin.
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Post by: Robin on July 25, 2016, 06:54:45 PM
Thank you. I did start to wonder whether it would pull out of the dive....
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Post by: Robin on July 25, 2016, 06:59:39 PM
One more from Fairford (cropped tight to fit within the image size limit for posting).
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Post by: Click on July 25, 2016, 07:11:20 PM
One more from Fairford (cropped tight to fit within the image size limit for posting).

That's a great shot. Well done, Robin.
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 25, 2016, 08:07:57 PM
Hi Robin.
Very good shot, I like the angle, the detail with the artwork over the wings and the ailerons clearly deflected all works to complete the story.

Cheers, Graham.

A Polish MIG 29 from RAF Fairford a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 25, 2016, 08:11:07 PM
Hi Robin.
Another excellent shot, always good to see the clouds forming over the wing, must have nearly rained from that cloud! A very humid day?

Cheers, Graham.

One more from Fairford (cropped tight to fit within the image size limit for posting).
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Post by: Roo on July 26, 2016, 09:44:04 AM
RAAF Roulettes
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Post by: Click on July 26, 2016, 09:48:15 AM
Nice picture, Roo. 
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Post by: wsmith96 on July 26, 2016, 11:41:18 AM
One more from Fairford (cropped tight to fit within the image size limit for posting).

Awesome shot Robin.  You said it was a tight crop, but how much did you have to crop?  Looks like you were right in there to begin with.  On the inside of the left tail it looks like there is a face that reminds me of an indian. :)
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Post by: Trovador on July 26, 2016, 12:13:07 PM
Air Show
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Post by: dhr90 on July 26, 2016, 04:16:03 PM
cracking shot trovador!
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on July 26, 2016, 04:17:49 PM
I'll throw in a few planes

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/4/3226/5727073132_c92bb051bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9J5Kjd)Chino POF Airshow Mass Fly Over © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/9J5Kjd) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Robin on July 26, 2016, 06:34:17 PM
Hi graham

Yes it was pretty humid. Most of the fast jets were doing this when turning or climbing hard.

Hi Wsmith96

I processed the raw to jpeg using dxo software and selected the option for a mobile device sized jpeg, but still had to crop off some of the sky around the plane from the copy on my iPhone before it was small enough to post. 

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Post by: Roo on July 27, 2016, 04:18:24 AM
I'll throw in a few planes

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/4/3226/5727073132_c92bb051bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9J5Kjd)Chino POF Airshow Mass Fly Over © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/9J5Kjd) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr

Are you in the right thread Keith?  Thats a lot of birds in flight  ;D  It would have been spectacular to witness live :)
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Post by: chasinglight on July 29, 2016, 12:06:23 PM
One more from Fairford (cropped tight to fit within the image size limit for posting).

Fantastic shot! The detail is amazing!
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Post by: RBC5 on July 29, 2016, 01:18:11 PM
Several years ago the Blue Angels were circling over my neighborhood on their way down to the airport. I took out the 500 f/4 and the wimberly mount and set up in my driveway. A few came out ok.  Nothing outstanding, but I didn't have to leave home! :)
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Post by: Roo on July 29, 2016, 06:12:32 PM
Several years ago the Blue Angels were circling over my neighborhood on their way down to the airport. I took out the 500 f/4 and the wimberly mount and set up in my driveway. A few came out ok.  Nothing outstanding, but I didn't have to leave home! :)

Nice shots RBC5.  I'd be happy to have them flying over my house :D

It was announced this week that the Blue Angels will be transitioning to the Supers Hornet in September next year.
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Post by: RBC5 on July 29, 2016, 09:26:40 PM
It was announced this week that the Blue Angels will be transitioning to the Supers Hornet in September next year.

Cool! Transition to the Super Hornet will be great. Since the above shots in 2007 I've transitioned to a much better camera, the 500 f/4 II, a much better computer, and much better Adobe software. Fingers crossed for another local airshow!
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Post by: Robin on August 01, 2016, 06:36:24 PM
A few more from Fairford.
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2016, 06:40:37 PM
A few more from Fairford.

Very nice series. Well done, Robin.
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Post by: Robin on August 01, 2016, 06:41:20 PM
last few from Fairford. 
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Post by: Robin on August 01, 2016, 06:43:25 PM
thank you Click.
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2016, 06:45:08 PM
last few from Fairford.

I really like the Hurricane and Spitfire in formation.  8)
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Post by: chasinglight on August 07, 2016, 02:15:43 PM
One more from Fairford (cropped tight to fit within the image size limit for posting).

Phenomenal photo Robin. The amount detail you managed to captured is amazing. Did you do much noise reduction or sharpening in post?
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Post by: Robin on August 07, 2016, 04:24:38 PM
Thank you Michael. i processed the raw file with DXO. The only addition to the standard automatic inputs from DXO was a bit of "clear view" (16 out of a scale of 0-100 on that slider), which deals with haze by introducing a bit of sharpening as well as a bit of contrast.  The noise reduction was DXO prime on an ISO 1000 file.  I used prime as the clear view otherwise introduced some noise like speckles on the uniform cloud background and prime was a quick way to deal with that.  I usually only use prime for ISOs much higher than that where the magnifier feature in the DXO noise reduction tool suggests that the standard noise reduction is not sufficient. 

This was shot on a 1dxii with a 100-400L ii with a 1.4x iii extender at 490mm, f10 and 1/1600s. 

Kind regards. Robin
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Post by: chasinglight on August 07, 2016, 04:45:19 PM
Hello aviation enthusiasts. Here are a few of my favorites from EAA AirVenture 2016.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016/i-BR73q33/0/X3/_26A0261-X3.jpg)
5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm : 1/80s : f/20 : ISO 100

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016/i-8LtWcQN/0/X3/_26A1788-2-X3.jpg)
5D3 : 100-400 II @ 371mm : 1/1000s : f/5.6 : ISO 100

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016/i-kKmGXGw/0/X3/_26A2053-X3.jpg)
5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm: 1/1250s : f/5.6 : ISO 160

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016/i-85zRJ9S/0/X3/_26A2212-X3.jpg)
5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm: 1/1250s : f/5.6 : ISO 125

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016/i-XzJTjX3/0/X3/_26A2287-X3.jpg)
5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm: 1/1250s : f/5.6 : ISO 125

Feel free to stop by my gallery and check out more from this event https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016 (https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Airshows/EAA-AirVenture-2016)
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Post by: Click on August 07, 2016, 06:03:56 PM
Hello chasingligh,

Beautiful series. Well done.   :)
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Post by: LesC on August 07, 2016, 06:09:03 PM
A few from RIAT 2016 at Fairford, UK
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Post by: Click on August 07, 2016, 06:12:03 PM
A few from RIAT 2016 at Fairford, UK


Very nice pictures, LesC.   8)
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Post by: LesC on August 07, 2016, 06:33:42 PM
A few from RIAT 2016 at Fairford, UK


Very nice pictures, LesC.   8)

Thanks  :)
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Post by: Robin on August 07, 2016, 09:25:04 PM
Michael,  Nice shots.  I especially liked the parked-up P51 Petie 2nd on your smugmug page.  Thank you.
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Post by: tpatana on August 07, 2016, 11:40:08 PM
Today couple quick snaps:
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Post by: Click on August 08, 2016, 08:02:49 AM
Today couple quick snaps:

I really like the last one. Well done.
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Post by: Viper28 on August 28, 2016, 08:47:39 AM
Could be my last trip to the LFA with the 7D before an (overdue) upgrade. Know your in for a treat when your hear on the radio "Any radio, any radio, Thud flight of four foxtrot-one-five-echos, five hundred knots, five hundred feet for 10-mikes..."
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Not landlocked but the WSO was enjoying himself with some "Rock Horns"
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Post by: Click on August 28, 2016, 08:52:49 AM
Great shots, Simon.   8)
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Post by: lion rock on August 28, 2016, 09:07:17 AM
Viper28,
Great shots!!!
The F15 is one of the most beautiful military jets, IMHO.
-r
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Post by: Colonel H on August 28, 2016, 09:17:49 AM
A few shots from the Warhawk Airshow in Nampa,Idaho
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Post by: Colonel H on August 28, 2016, 09:19:55 AM
One more
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Post by: Click on August 28, 2016, 09:34:53 AM
A few shots from the Warhawk Airshow in Nampa,Idaho

Very nice series. Well done.
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Post by: Roo on August 28, 2016, 09:56:29 AM
Great shots as usual Simon.  Some lovely old birds at that show Colonel!  Well captured :)
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Post by: Erik X on August 28, 2016, 12:21:40 PM
4x SAAB Safir / Swedish Air Force trainer SK50
Swedish Air Force 90 year anniversary Airshow at Malmen Linköping
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Post by: Erik X on August 28, 2016, 01:56:51 PM
It was a bit unexpected to find a visiting Mi-35/24V from the Czech Air Force at a Swedish Air show.. The 'Alien' paint scheme must be quite unique?
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 28, 2016, 02:04:04 PM
Hi Simon.
Fabulous shots, what is the hand signal you got? Can't believe how clear your shots are! What is your upgrade going to be?

Cheers, Graham.

Could be my last trip to the LFA with the 7D before an (overdue) upgrade. Know your in for a treat when your hear on the radio "Any radio, any radio, Thud flight of four foxtrot-one-five-echos, five hundred knots, five hundred feet for 10-mikes..."
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 28, 2016, 02:07:32 PM
Hi Colonel H.
Lovely series of old warbirds, nicely done.

Hi Erik.
Nice shots. Not wrong about the paint scheme, really cool.

Cheers, Graham.

A few shots from the Warhawk Airshow in Nampa,Idaho
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Post by: Click on August 28, 2016, 02:10:58 PM
Nice series, Erik.
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Post by: Erik X on August 28, 2016, 04:40:33 PM
SAAB historic flight still lacks 32 Lansen but there is just paperwork needed to get it back in the air. There is also work ongoing to make a Viggen SK-37 2-seater airworthy, I hope both will be flying next summer :)

Refueling of 39 Gripen from a C-130 was demostrated, the Gripens were not allowed to connect at such low altitude so they had to stay a few meter from the probes during the fly-by.
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Post by: Erik X on August 29, 2016, 12:31:20 PM
There was a nicely painted F-16 from Belgian Air Force visiting also... Top class airshow :)
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Post by: Click on August 29, 2016, 12:48:26 PM
 Another very nice series, Erik.
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Post by: Erik X on August 29, 2016, 01:58:11 PM
Thanks Click and Graham!
Maybe the smoke is not very environmental friendly but it looks quite spectacular :)
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Post by: Click on August 29, 2016, 05:22:56 PM
Maybe the smoke is not very environmental friendly but it looks quite spectacular :)

I really like the first picture.   8)
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Post by: Erik X on September 02, 2016, 03:22:16 PM
What about some Boeing stuff.. F/A-18 from Swizz and Finnish Air Force in heavy aerobatics. Impressive :-P
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Post by: Click on September 02, 2016, 03:24:58 PM
Nice series, Erik. I especially like the last picture. Well done.
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Post by: Roo on September 02, 2016, 07:47:53 PM
Excellent shots Erik!
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Post by: Erik X on September 04, 2016, 02:19:20 PM
Saab 39 Gripen with Smokewinders attached..
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Post by: Click on September 04, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
Saab 39 Gripen with Smokewinders attached..


Very nice series, Erik.
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Post by: Erik X on September 05, 2016, 02:06:13 PM
Thanks Click and Roo
After all, the vintage jets looks better and require more effort from the pilots to perform nice manouvers :)
No computerized flight control there..  35 Draken and 37 Viggen
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Post by: Click on September 05, 2016, 02:29:08 PM
  35 Draken and 37 Viggen


I love those aircrafts. Thanks for sharing your pictures.  :)
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Post by: Erik X on September 06, 2016, 02:30:18 PM
Pär Cederqvist starting up Biltema's Spitfire Mk XVI at F11 flygdag, Nyköping Sweden.
A puff of smoke and then beautiful music :-P
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Post by: Click on September 06, 2016, 03:19:14 PM
I really like the 4th picture. Well done, Erik.
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Post by: Valvebounce on September 07, 2016, 05:04:57 AM
Hi Erik.
Fabulous shots, absolutely right, puff of smoke and then a glorious sound. I also really like the fourth pic, the fifth shot is pretty cool too, looks like they were really putting on a show for you.
Nice work on the historic jets too, I don't find them as evocative as the old prop planes to look at but would probably find that feeling watching them live.

Cheers, Graham.

Pär Cederqvist starting up Biltema's Spitfire Mk XVI at F11 flygdag, Nyköping Sweden.
A puff of smoke and then beautiful music :-P
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Post by: Erik X on September 08, 2016, 01:23:42 PM
Thanks Graham.
I agree, vintage jets are definitely nice but they can match the magic sound of a 27-litres Rolls Royce Merlin V12 :)
Speaking of jets, the de Havilland Vampire was in desperate need of some new paint but it made a nice display anyway. Unfortunately, this was the last airshow for the season so I guess I have to focus on bats and ducks instead the coming months. I have some homework to do, have to figure out how to get sharp pictures when the stabilisation in EF100-400 quits during aerobatics. Too fast yaw rate I guess, the piezo gyros seem to saturate..
Erik
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2016, 03:30:20 PM
SAAB historic flight still lacks 32 Lansen but there is just paperwork needed to get it back in the air. There is also work ongoing to make a Viggen SK-37 2-seater airworthy, I hope both will be flying next summer :)

Refueling of 39 Gripen from a C-130 was demostrated, the Gripens were not allowed to connect at such low altitude so they had to stay a few meter from the probes during the fly-by.

The first photo of the historic flight is superb!  Good job!!!
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Post by: Valvebounce on September 08, 2016, 03:54:37 PM
Hi Erik.
All very nice shots of the Vampire, a very old lady of the skies.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham.
I agree, vintage jets are definitely nice but they can match the magic sound of a 27-litres Rolls Royce Merlin V12 :)
Speaking of jets, the de Havilland Vampire was in desperate need of some new paint but it made a nice display anyway. Unfortunately, this was the last airshow for the season so I guess I have to focus on bats and ducks instead the coming months. I have some homework to do, have to figure out how to get sharp pictures when the stabilisation in EF100-400 quits during aerobatics. Too fast yaw rate I guess, the piezo gyros seem to saturate..
Erik
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 08, 2016, 04:31:37 PM
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
Nevada County Airfest in Northern California

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2839/9297204360_9e19b867e4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU)TBM tight &amp; Low 8087 Nevada County AirFest 2013 © Keith Breazeal (https://flic.kr/p/fayAWU) by Keith Breazeal (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50428479@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on September 08, 2016, 04:37:40 PM
Great shot, Keith. Very nice panning.
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Post by: Sharpening Iron on September 08, 2016, 07:01:36 PM
Gentlemen, 

What a great mix of aircraft, and quality photography!  Here are a few black & whites to add to the stew.

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Post by: Roo on September 08, 2016, 08:47:25 PM
Gentlemen, 

What a great mix of aircraft, and quality photography!  Here are a few black & whites to add to the stew.

Great images Rich!
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Post by: Erik X on September 09, 2016, 01:01:16 PM
I really like the blue Avenger,  great shot Keith.
And those B/W F-16:s.. very nice, Rich
I wish I had kept my pilot license.. maybe I would have flown a Klemm-35 then.. I imagine it is less expensive than a set of Canon prime lenses and at least ten times more fun  :P Flying Gripen simulator is just boring..!
Klemm-35 was used as trainer in the Swedish Airforce between 1939-1949, I guess it's origin caused some  confusion during that time.. 
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Post by: KeithBreazeal on September 09, 2016, 01:28:20 PM
Thanks Click and Erik X :)
There are some really talented shooter on this thread!
I really enjoy the European aircraft- something we don't get much of at show here in California or the US for that matter.
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 12:27:44 PM
Rubbish weather at the Scottish Ayr Air Show this year, everything seemed so grey, my 7D got a soaking (still working perfect  ;D ) really feel an upgrade coming on though  ;)

AeroSparx (Arial ballet)
These guys fill the air with (environmentally friendly) soot
Check their vimeo vid out, I missed their night show I can't wait for next year!!
http://www.aerosparx.com/
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 12:31:26 PM
Something a bit different
No it’s not a yak

Chinese Nanchang CJ6
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 12:35:55 PM
The Blades – Almost
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 12:37:09 PM
The Blades – Perfect
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 12:38:27 PM
Pitts Special - Lauren Richardson
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Post by: Click on September 10, 2016, 12:42:54 PM
Very nice series, zim.   :)
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 12:46:35 PM
Red Arrows – No matter what the weather always simply perfect!

Which is more than can be said for the guy at the other end of the lens but thanks Click!  ;D
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Post by: Erik X on September 10, 2016, 12:54:17 PM
Nice shots, Zim
The Nanchang CJ6 definitely looks like a cousin to YAK-52. Same but different..  :)
Soviet Air Force primary trainer from 1979. Now spread over the world.. still produced in Romania!
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Post by: Click on September 10, 2016, 12:55:02 PM

AeroSparx (Arial ballet)
These guys fill the air with (environmentally friendly) soot
Check their vimeo vid out, I missed their night show I can't wait for next year!!
http://www.aerosparx.com/

I watched the video and loved it. Awesome. Great flying skills.   8)

Thanks for the link.
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 01:41:14 PM
The Nanchang CJ6 definitely looks like a cousin to YAK-52. Same but different..  :)
Soviet Air Force primary trainer from 1979. Now spread over the world.. still produced in Romania!

Yeah I get the feeling that they took the curves out of the skin but the chassis is the same  :)
Interesting that the YAK-52 is still in production, didn't know that, wonder how much to buy  :P

@Click, I'm actually a bit annoyed, I had no idea there was a night display on the Friday before the main event, definitely going to take a half day off work next year to go to that. Looks like the organisers plan to expand. Given it's a free public event I think the organisers are doing an absolutely brilliant job.
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Post by: Erik X on September 10, 2016, 02:10:36 PM
> Interesting that the YAK-52 is still in production, didn't know that, wonder how much to buy  :P

At least Wiki claims that it is still being produced but the link to Aerostar SA is not working www.aerostar.ro 
Let me know if you manage to get a quotation, maybe the Chinese version is cheaper  ;D
Here is a used one for £38000 http://www.yakuk.com/aircraft/yak-52-for-sale-3/ Only 1061 hours.. I like this note "The parachutes can be thrown in as long as the buyer signs something to say they verify the integrity and function of them before ever using them in anger"  :D

Saab B17A, dive bomber / reconnaissance. In service 1942 - 1955.
Hard to find as used, this is the only remaining individual. It is kept flying by a group of enthusiasts, supported by Saab Linköping


 
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Post by: zim on September 10, 2016, 04:31:09 PM
WOW same price as a 1dx2 in UK, gonna have to have me one of those  ;D

I think you just top trumped me with that Saab B17A, never heard of that, looks strangely familiar though, maybe just the long greenhouse top that's making me think of something else?

That's a real tails up landing, great photos, hopefully I can catch some nice light next show!   :)
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Post by: Erik X on September 10, 2016, 05:32:23 PM
> maybe just the long greenhouse top that's making me think of something else?
I think it was North American T-6 Texan that started the greenhouse fashion.. Or maybe it's even older? :)
Thankfully Saab abandoned the greenhouse design after B-17.

Saab SK-60 jet trainer. First flight 1963. These are still flying in the Swedish Air Force after engine and avionic ungrades



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Post by: GuyF on September 11, 2016, 05:33:30 AM
Red Arrows – No matter what the weather always simply perfect!


As good as they are, they never appear to fly as close to each other as the Blue Angels. Not sure if this is just a safety thing or if there is greater visibilty from an F-16 cockpit enabling more precision.

Didn't bother going to Ayr as the forecast was mince. Just watched it live on YouTube via the Planes TV channel. The Friday night show looked quite good (but dreich) with all the sparklers and stuff.
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