Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

Nat_WA

How about some more free time to take pictures...
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The engines of that MIG29 seems to be running a bit hot.. nice photos! But where did Mikojan find that drop tank, it seems more appropriate for a farm tractor than a supersonic jet? :)
Thanks Wiebe. One trick is to practice on swallows and dragonflies before going to an airshow, jets will behave more or less as static motives then ;) Should I mention that I had serious problems at the latest airshow.. all planes appeared so far away and hard to reach. When I was packing all stuff before going home I realised that the teleconverter was not at all mounted on the 100-400L as I thought. It was sitting properly packed in its pouch :rolleyes:

More oddities: A P51D Mustang in RAF paint scheme

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by Erik Astrom, on Flickr
by Erik Astrom, on Flickr
by Erik Astrom, on Flickr
Nice series Erik; lettering on the plane may be a hint to all of us photographers ;) - most of us suffering from GAS to some extent...
Wiebe.
 
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Mig 29 startup, you need a lot of groundcrew. I would be concerned by the fuel spilling on the runway..
I thought drag chutes were obsolete..? But on the other hand, there are rumors that the 'arctic' F35 version will use such old-fashined stuff :)
 

Nat_WA

How about some more free time to take pictures...
Aug 15, 2017
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Very nice series of the Yak and Fokker Erik! (@Valvebounce - is it some resentment against this Dutch aircraft pioneer that made you spell his name as Focker...?)
Good thing about especially those first WW planes is that they're not too fast, even for me it should be possible to get a decent "in flight" picture of one of those ;) Now just find an occasion to spot some of those planes ... :oops:
Wiebe.
 

Don Haines

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The Silver Dart, in 1909, became the first plane to fly in the British empire at Baddeck, NS, Canada. The plane was designed by Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone) and flown by J.D. McCurdy. The replica shown below flew in 2009 in celebration of 100 years of flight. (Behind it you can see his hydrofoil :)
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