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

Erik X

EOS RP
Jul 26, 2013
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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

[url=https://flic.kr/p/LwrE5c]F36A8102_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/LwrEjF]F36A7958_DxO_2880 by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]
[url=https://flic.kr/p/29bYyqq]F36A7784_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]
[url=https://flic.kr/p/LwrDWr]F36A8018_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]
[url=https://flic.kr/p/29bYzej]F36A8090_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
682
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Netherlands
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.
 

Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Erik.
Beautiful picture, beautiful plane despite the hot air! :oops: :)

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Wiebe, I'll see if I can get more workhorses for you on Saturday.. it is last airshow for the season over here. The weather forecast is a bit shaky, but what could possibly go wrong ;)
Oh I forgot to post the picture of the Vampire
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
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:
Wiebe.
 

Valvebounce

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Apr 3, 2013
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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.
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
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:
Wiebe.
 

Erik X

EOS RP
Jul 26, 2013
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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.. :)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2ajXBhw]F36A5931_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/292enMH]F36A5883_DxO_2880 by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2ajXBr9]F36A5978_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]
 
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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
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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Erik X

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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

[url=https://flic.kr/p/LGf81a]F36A9623_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/LGf7zR]F36A9593_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/LGf7wp]F36A9597_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/LGf7Wn]F36A9629_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr[/URL]