My take on Aviation Nation 2011

My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby FrankCrebas on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 6:09 pm

had a Nice day out on Saturday 12 November at Nellis AFB. Moderate weather and some nice participants to watch. It was my first time to photograph the Thunderbirds and I was not disappointed.

Nellis is quite tricky in terms of light conditions and therefor I searched and found a place that made it a little bit easier. This spot was near the bus drop-off point and opposite to the Nellis terminal. This spot allowed me to photograph the topsides in a nice banking angle (with reasonable light) and I had the advantage to see the jets taxiing by after their display when they left the runway.
Please enjoy my selection of my last aviation event of the year!

I really loved the T-33!

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5590.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5584.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5616.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5624.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

More old school:

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5610.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5609.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5631.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

The one and only PHANTOM!

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5920.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5942.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6045.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

Current military hardware:

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5600.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5533.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5985.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6022.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5687.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5766.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5775.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5651.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5820.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5815.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5862.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

And here they are.... THE THUNDERBIRDS!

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6174.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6256.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6278.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6142.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

- Frank
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby Kenny on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 6:47 pm

Gorgeous! Love these, love Nellis.

Wish work would've sent me to Vegas for this. Maybe next year
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby lynothehammer on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 7:53 pm

Superb shots, I really really really need to go at some point...
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby 3Greens on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:05 pm

Excellent selection with a nice bit of 'time travel'. Blue sky, sun and silver birds keeps us nice and happy... during these dark grey winter European nights !
Thanks for posting, and keep 'em coming
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby Rory76 on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:18 pm

Superb set- do like the 3 vintage birds, and the mirrored Thunderbirds is really well caught
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby IanOlder on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:43 pm

FrankCrebas wrote:I searched and found a place that made it a little bit easier.

Looks like you made good call there, a lovely selection of shots. :clap:
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby Skyflash on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:20 pm

Those Phantom shots are making me feel all tingly down below, like when we used to climb the rope in gym class... :love:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:40 pm

Superb set of shots; really like the MiG-15 images! Haven't seen one of those in ages.
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby gbredneck on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 8:07 am

Great shots, thanks for posting.
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby AlexC on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 5:12 pm

Very good, very good indeed! :yahoo:
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby Ian A.S. on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 7:08 pm

Oh that Nellis backdrop, great set of images Frank. The emphasis on drama portrayed by the desert camo F.16 throwing afterburner shockwaves with airbrakes deployed . Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby timuss on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 8:57 pm

Cracking shots thats one show i'd love to go to someday :clap: :clap:
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby DeanW on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 10:43 pm

Awesome selection of classic jets there!
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby Aquila on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 7:10 am

Doesn't get much better than this-well done and thanks for sharing.

Pedro
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby nigelblake on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 7:23 am

What a splendid set of images.... Especially those Phantom shots! :clap:
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby Airshow Action on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 2:55 pm

Hi Frank,
:yahoo: GREAT pictures !!

Greetings

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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby MP 2484 on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 8:59 pm

Wow what a set! Its so hard to pick a favourite one, i'm torn between the Sabre, Phantom and the pair of Thunderbirds.

Miike
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby kjshaw01 on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 12:14 pm

Superb set, love the Mig and the F-4.

Kev
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Re: My take on Aviation Nation 2011

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 4:27 am

Cant pic a favourite, world class stuff.... :clap:
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