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Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
« Reply #30 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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« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2013, 05:36:01 PM »

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« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 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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« Reply #33 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):






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« Reply #34 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):






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Nice I love the flare shot

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« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2013, 09:48:18 AM »
Nice I love the flare shot

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Re: Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!
« Reply #36 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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« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2013, 12:32:32 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2013, 01:52:58 PM »
Love to see F15C/D's esp. in full burner  :D
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« Reply #38 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.
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« Reply #39 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  :(

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« Reply #40 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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« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2013, 05:51:15 PM »
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« Reply #42 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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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2013, 06:09:12 PM »

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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2013, 06:31:26 PM »
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