NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby bigcrow on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 2:21 pm

Hi All

It was my 50th Birthday at the begining of the month so a couple of weeks ago for a birthday present I attended the airshow at NAS Oceana in Virginia, I also attended it for my 40th to sse the Tomcat for one last time. Yes this time there were no F-14's but they certainly still know how to put on an airshow. One unit I really wanted to capture was VFC-12 'Fighting Omars. they didn't disappoint... :rock:

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Image163342\AD-302 FA-18C VFA-106 'Gladiators' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166620\AG-200 FA-18F VFA-103 'Jolly Rogers' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164239\AF-06 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image162867\AF-08 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164239\AF-06 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image160355\AN-431 MH-53E HM-12 "Sea Dragons" NAS Norfolk, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image6006 MH-60T USCG, Air Station Elisabeth City, NC by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166358\HW-67 MH-60S HSC-26 Det.1, NAS Norfolk, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image162867\AF-08 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163451\NA-403 FA-18E VFA-81 'Sunliners' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163451/1 FA-18C US Navy, Blue Angels, NAS Pensacola, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image6006 MH-60T USCG, Air Station Elisabeth City, NC by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163342\AD-302 FA-18C VFA-106 'Gladiators' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163451/1 FA-18C US Navy, Blue Angels, NAS Pensacola, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163482AD-401 FA-18D VFA-106 'Gladiators' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image165202\AG-300 FA-18C VFA-83 'Rampagers' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164239\AF-06 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164239\AF-00 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166840\AB-410 FA-18E VFA-81 'Sunliners' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166665\AJ-100 FA-18E VFA-31 'Tomcatters' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163093\4 FA-18C US Navy, Blue Angels, NAS Pensacola, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image165202\AG-300 FA-18C VFA-83 'Rampagers' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image1634421\5 FA-18C US Navy, Blue Angels, NAS Pensacola, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166797/AB-200 FA-18F VFA-211 'Checkmates' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image162867\AF-08 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166841\AB-413 FA-18E VFA-81 'Sunliners' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image162867\AF-08 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164239\AF-06 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image162143\44 C-2A VRC-40 'Rawhides', NAS Norfolk, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164111\621 E-2C VAW-120 'Greyhawks' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image162878/116 TH-57C TAW-5 NAS Whiting Field, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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ImageN51JB\44-73029 P-51D "Bold Eagle" Jim Beasley, Philadelphia, Pa by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image05-4101\FF F-22A 1st FW\27th FS Marked '1st FW', Langley AFB, Va. by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166639\AJ-213 FA-18F VFA-213 'Black Lions, NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image166834\AB-404 FA-18E VFA-81 'Sunliners' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163342\AD-302 FA-18C VFA-106 'Gladiators' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163093\4 FA-18C US Navy, Blue Angels, NAS Pensacola, Fl by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image165202\AG-300 FA-18C VFA-83 'Rampagers' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image163342\AD-302 FA-18C VFA-106 'Gladiators' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr

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Image164239\AF-06 FA-18A+ VFC-12 'Fighting Omars' NAS Oceana, Va by Stuart Freer - Touchdown Aviation, on Flickr
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Red Dragon on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 2:32 pm

:yahoo: excellent stuff, always love the Hornet :clap:
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby st24 on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 4:09 pm

As discussed on twitter, rip-roaring stuff Stu.. :rock: (and welcome to the half-century plus gang!! :cuppa: :facepalm: )
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby capercaillie on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 4:16 pm

50! I'd never have put you down as that old Stu, you've certainly aged better than Mr st24. :grin:

Some stu-pendous (see what I did there) Hornet action there. Are all VFC-12's jets in that scheme now? While its a great scheme, I'd miss the blue and brown camo jobs.
Lots of nice CAG birds and the Sea Ranger is very sweet too. Great stuff. :up: :clap:
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby AlexC on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 5:05 pm

Very nice! I assume that you had some sort of special access?
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Blackbird on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 9:31 pm

Really great set :clap: :tongue: :clap:

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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Ledhead27 on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 11:03 pm

Lovely stuff Stu, the legacy Hornet Aggressor scheme is very easy on the eyes!
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby zigzag on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 6:56 am

Stunning set :rock: , thanks for sharing
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Agg on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 7:53 am

Those splinter camo Bugs are fantastic! :clap:
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby r.e.hendriks on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 8:16 am

Holy moly.... Great set!!!
Congrats on your 50th birthday!

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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Stu on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 11:08 am

Really nice selection there :clap:
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby bigcrow on Thu 29 Sep 2016, 11:53 am

capercaillie wrote:50! I'd never have put you down as that old Stu, you've certainly aged better than Mr st24. :grin:

Some stu-pendous (see what I did there) Hornet action there. Are all VFC-12's jets in that scheme now? While its a great scheme, I'd miss the blue and brown camo jobs.
Lots of nice CAG birds and the Sea Ranger is very sweet too. Great stuff. :up: :clap:


Yeah I know 50, surely thats not right... :smile:

As for VFC-12 Hornets yes there are all in the Splinter camo part from one I saw on there ramp in a darker grey splinter scheme. Of interest I was talking to one there pilots over the weekend & he stated they were painting one up in a new scheme of midnight blue upper surfaces & white undersides from half way down the fuselage, saw it in there hangar from a distance loooks very smart, whether this will be there new scheme time will tell.?
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Dr Cake on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 10:58 am

Very nice post from a show I intend to visit at some stage in the future. A big thanks for sharing these and well done.
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 11:01 am

Outstanding series of shots, on my bucket list now :-) :clap: :clap:
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby Pat Murphy on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 11:06 am

bigcrow wrote:
capercaillie wrote:50! I'd never have put you down as that old Stu, you've certainly aged better than Mr st24. :grin:

Some stu-pendous (see what I did there) Hornet action there. Are all VFC-12's jets in that scheme now? While its a great scheme, I'd miss the blue and brown camo jobs.
Lots of nice CAG birds and the Sea Ranger is very sweet too. Great stuff. :up: :clap:


Yeah I know 50, surely thats not right... :smile:

As for VFC-12 Hornets yes there are all in the Splinter camo part from one I saw on there ramp in a darker grey splinter scheme. Of interest I was talking to one there pilots over the weekend & he stated they were painting one up in a new scheme of midnight blue upper surfaces & white undersides from half way down the fuselage, saw it in there hangar from a distance loooks very smart, whether this will be there new scheme time will tell.?



Cracking set Mr Freer. Can't believe It's 10 years since I was there for The Last Tomcat show :dizzy: :sad: God that makes me feel soooo old.
It's my 50th next year, maybe time to venture back over the water for another trip to Oceana......

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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby exdraken on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 1:44 pm

GREAT shots!

and although mainly Hornets , quite some remarkable variety!
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Re: NAS Oceana Air Show 2016

Postby RichPittman on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:45 am

just looking back through the pictures of the Week and see I missed these!
Awesome quality Stu
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