Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby eaglekepr on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 6:24 am

Falling back into my old ways of not posting in a timely fashion... here are the catch from Osan AB's Air Power Day 2011 air show 29-30 October. Saturday was a bit of a bust, I was too far away from the show and the weather was dreadful so no pics... anyone that was inside the show might have gotten good wing vapors from the few aircraft that flew though.

Sunday was the day! Great weather all around for an air show. I feel spoiled... two air shows on consecutive weekends (after missing all of the UK season).

Joint US-Korea SERE Jumpers
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Joint SERE Jumpers at Air Power Day 2011, Osan AB Korea by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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U-2 Opens the Show by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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The 'Draggins' Fingertips by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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The Dragonlady and Her Escort by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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PACAF Demo Team F-16C by eaglekepr, on Flickr

The Black Eagles again... better light than the week before! Unfortunately their #8 pilot was unable to fly so they pressed on with just a single solo.

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Double Eagle by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Black Eagles Stacked by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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ROKAF Black Eagles by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Timing is Everything by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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ROKAF KT-1 Solo Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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ACC A-10 East Coast Demo Team by eaglekepr, on Flickr

A full-up Role Demo from the Osan based 25FS "Assam Draggins" (A-10C) and the 36FS "Flying Fiends" (F-16C) plus the 33RQS HH-60's based at Kadena, Japan. Flares aplenty!

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Osan AB Role Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Osan AB Role Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Osan AB Role Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Osan AB Role Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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33rd Rescue Squadron CSAR Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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33rd Rescue Squadron CSAR Demo by eaglekepr, on Flickr

Nothing like ending the show with a "flare" :wink:
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A-10 Flare Dump by eaglekepr, on Flickr

A few more on my Flickr. I'll put up a few static snaps in a bit.
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby lynothehammer on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 7:56 am

Great set of images of what looks like an immense airshow... Number 2 is an absolute belter.... :clap:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby Stu on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 8:16 am

Good stuff love the A10s :clap:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby Cimmerian on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 8:27 am

Great shots, number 3 for me.
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby SPLAT on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 10:27 am

:roll: Is that an xr3i or a Cosworth Escort with the U2?
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby eaglekepr on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 10:47 am

SPLAT wrote::roll: Is that an xr3i or a Cosworth Escort with the U2?

Pontiac G8 based on the Holden Commodore from Australia. Probably bought super cheap since Pontiac folded in 2009 and they had several thousand of these cars that they couldn't get rid of. An "escort" for the lady, not a Ford! :D

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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 11:20 am

Fantastic...you've captured them really well....we must have been 20 meters apart at some points...but you got the great pictures :clap:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby IanOlder on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 12:45 pm

Cimmerian wrote:Great shots, number 3 for me.

A fine set, no.3 stands out for me too :clap:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby Hatstand on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 1:01 pm

Fabulous! I love a lot of these, because they are not just "pictures of planes" - you caught some real drama there.

Did you use a starburst filter? Or does your lens "just do that"? Or is it some post-processing effect? Especially on the last shot (A10 dopping flares).

What is that black obelisk with a circle on it in the explosion pic? Was that the target? And they missed it?! :-D
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby Sea King on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 6:57 pm

Sublime set of photos :clap:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby G-LOC on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 8:52 pm

Fabulous selection :cool:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby eaglekepr on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 11:41 pm

Thanks all :)

Hatstand wrote:Fabulous! I love a lot of these, because they are not just "pictures of planes" - you caught some real drama there.
Did you use a starburst filter? Or does your lens "just do that"? Or is it some post-processing effect? Especially on the last shot (A10 dopping flares).
What is that black obelisk with a circle on it in the explosion pic? Was that the target? And they missed it?! :-D

Nothing so cumbersome as a star filter... just a small aperture from having the camera set for helicopters and not jets. The yellow circle is the airfield sign that tells pilots where the arresting cable is for emergencies.
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 12:09 am

Another smashing set of photos, particularly the A-10 shots. I must say that the T-50 is a fine looking jet trainer.
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby eaglekepr on Tue 08 Nov 2011, 5:48 am

And as promised, some static snaps. Nothing fancy here but it rounds out the day.

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MH-53E Sea Dragon by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Kamov Ka-32 Fire Fighting Version by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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F-15K Slam Eagle by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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Hawaii ANG KC-135 by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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U-2S 5RS "Black Cats" by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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A-10C 25FS Assam Draggins by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit "Draggin Maintenance" by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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4-2 Attack Battalion, Alpha Co, "Archangels" by eaglekepr, on Flickr

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A-10C Door Art 82-0651 by eaglekepr, on Flickr

And that will do it for my air show season!
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby mr pabs on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 3:41 pm

The Hawgs in formation is very good but the one of them letting off the flares is just superb!!!! :clap:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby tankbuster81 on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 9:02 pm

Top Drawer!!! one of my favourite sets of the year.and my beloved A10!!! :rock:
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby r.e.hendriks on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 5:39 pm

Fabulous shots!! Well done!

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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby Kenny on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 7:16 pm

Love these! What a fantastic show and you've captured it wonderfully
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Re: Osan AB Air Power Day 2011

Postby PChaplin on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 8:41 pm

Love the A10 shots. It looks like a great show.
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