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

Nat_WA

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More oddities.. The Royal Jordanian Falcons team performing a superb aerobatic show at Dala-Järna Sweden.. In the middle of nowhere in other words :)
Smooth, elegant and near perfection

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Agree with Click; nice series! Must have been a great show... Planes are a bit too slick or smooth or whatever for my taste however - I like the work-/ warhorses better - but you won't see those in aerobatics too often ;)
Wiebe.
 

Nat_WA

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Hi Erik.
Beautiful picture, beautiful plane despite the hot air! :oops::)

Cheers, Graham.
+1 (y); Saab has managed to create quite a few of these military workhorses that are elegant - even beautiful - at the same time.
Same in my opinion is true for the sadly almost extinct Mosquito and Hornet... (and to a slightly lesser extent the P38 and the Fokker G1 - have to include a Dutchy ;))
@Graham - are you planning to visit any airshows in UK? We haven't seen too much new shots here from you - and so many excellent series last year... :cool:
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Hi Wiebe.

Sorry to disappoint you but unfortunately I’m not able to visit the Bournemouth Air Festival this year which will leave me with just the flyby display at the Goodwood Revival for this years aircraft shots. You can look forwards to some shots of classic racing cars if that floats your boat as it were!
I have been lucky enough to secure a place on the photo experience to shoot HSL 102, a WWII RAF rescue launch in action on the Solent next month so I’m hoping for good weather and good photos of that!

Cheers, Graham.
 

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Hi Wiebe.

Sorry to disappoint you but unfortunately I’m not able to visit the Bournemouth Air Festival this year which will leave me with just the flyby display at the Goodwood Revival for this years aircraft shots. You can look forwards to some shots of classic racing cars if that floats your boat as it were!
I have been lucky enough to secure a place on the photo experience to shoot HSL 102, a WWII RAF rescue launch in action on the Solent next month so I’m hoping for good weather and good photos of that!

Cheers, Graham.
Graham, I hope you have a fantastic (photo-) experience, and I guess we may look forward to seeing some of the results (probably in a different thread) ;) - at least if the Solent doesn't get too choppy :sick:
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SAAB 35 Draken, it use to look better but the light conditions were not very good besides the fact that the photographer forgot to attach the teleconverter :p
Funny, the device attached under the nose looks like an IRST but that thing was not invented when Draken was in service.. So it must either be something else or maybe SAAB is using this vintage aircraft for component testing. But it doesn't seem very likely.. :)

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Nat_WA

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SAAB 35 Draken, it use to look better but the light conditions were not very good besides the fact that the photographer forgot to attach the teleconverter :p
Funny, the device attached under the nose looks like an IRST but that thing was not invented when Draken was in service.. So it must either be something else or maybe SAAB is using this vintage aircraft for component testing. But it doesn't seem very likely.. :)
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Nice series Erik! Not just 'hot air', it's burning :cool:
To me it looks like you're your own worst judge - I do not notice anything wrong with your lighting and framing... Well done!
Wiebe.
 
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Nice series Erik! Not just 'hot air', it's burning :cool:
To me it looks like you're your own worst judge - I do not notice anything wrong with your lighting and framing... Well done!
Wiebe.
Thanks. Actually I have some new photos of hot-air free aircrafts from the airshow at Uppsala yesterday. 3900 pictures to go through (mostly jets), it will take a while.. sigh :) The yellow AT-6 looked nice in the morning sun

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