Discussion in 'Military Aviation in General' started by HeyJoe, Apr 3, 2008.
Is that an Astro-Lab on top of Fat Albert?
Fat Albert brings back memories. I flew from Cecil to Yuma (and back) many times on a C-130. The web seats were a bit uncomfortable, to say the least, so we’d snooze on the piled up seabags. If we hit an air pocket seabags and Sailors went everywhere. Shit, if I could go back in in time I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Great photos, Spanky!
Agree. Great shots!
What kind of camera/lens/etc.?
Yeah. I’d like to know as well. You and heyjoe take the best photos! (Dave you fess up as well. Or I’ll just steal your camera from your car in a few weeks when we’re at Ledo's.)
I use a Canon 7D with a 70-200mm EF lens. I was using my new 2x tele~ converter, which gave much better zoom, but that reduced the clarity of the EF lens a bit. I post edit with Photoshop.
Aww come on Spanky you cant give my Blue Knights any love for their first official static display at KPNS? Shit, the Assassin himself was on deck.
p.s. - we were the Osprey in the back next to the Battle Banana
Maybe Spanky missed taking photos of your bird because it was parked at Pensacola International?
BTW, the "mighty" plopter did one hell of a job at the Fleet Fly-in last month. The studs really enjoyed their fam flights.*
*There were no plopter fam flights at the Fleet Fly-in... Represent!
Yeah I heard about that. Wasn't us and I dont know what their reasoning was for not takin studs. We'll prob get that frag next year tho and bring some fence riders over to the Dark Side.
Ah, the mighty C-130. We had to take one for a Det in Sigonella...from K-bay. It took 4 days of flying in that loud, obnoxious, cold, bone-jarring, beautiful piece of machinery. It was full of cargo on all of our flights so we climbed on top of all the boxes where the heater vents were and slept for 9 hours a day and partied all night on every stop-off. Good times!
F-5E from VFA-127 going at it with an A-4 from VF-126 over Fallon, circa 1989.
VA-196 Intruder raining steel over South Vietnam, circa 1968.
never thought about a-4 vs f-5. how did the a-4's do?
A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Nov. 19, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
Ask this guy.
A KC-10 Extender takes off Nov. 18, 2011, from the Europe. The KC-10, from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., was assigned to the 313th Air Expeditionary Wing to provide air refueling assets to NATO during Operation Unified Protector. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Andra Higgs)
Some Phrogs conducting a mock raid from onboard-
Good find, though -1 for the Stones "re-mix."
BTW, is it just me, or does it appear that -164 has a little free time on their hands lately?
Some quick random pics from T-6 land. Almost makes orange and white look cool
My internet skills are horrible. Couldn't attach two photos to one post?
Finally getting around to throwing some pics up here. These are from the Thunder Over Michigan airshow from July. The gentleman pictured with the Corsair is a Naval Aviator who flew Hellcats and Corsairs during WW2. He was holding a picture of himself next to a Hellcat.
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111205-N-VE788-017 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2011) An AH-1 Cobra helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261 lands aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis J. Kuykendall/Released)
Dang, is it April already ?
Boy... that's one mighty queer lookin' Cobra....
It's the pick up version, lets you haul your gear and a couple of buddies in the back.
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