B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby sovietjet on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 1:09 pm

The EAA Airventure at Oshkosh just finished this weekend, however I was only able to attend on the Wednesday. It included a special demo by the B-1B at twilight. Really an incredible sight, although it was challenging to photograph a B-1 at near max speed with such low light. Nevetheless, this was the highlight of the day for me so I am posting it separate, as it will take a while to go through all the other shots from the day. That will be another post, another day.

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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby austinp on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 1:19 pm

Wow :-)
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Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 1:21 pm

Saw the video of this - looked incredible. What a machine, and what a great set of photos. :clap:
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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby Tolatrafi on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 1:57 pm

Stonking photos!! Thanks for posting!! :clap:
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Postby timuss on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 3:05 pm

Oh wow very nice indeed :drool:
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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby SPLAT on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 3:46 pm

Great set , when you mention low light , this is typical UK airshow weather :grin: :grin:
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Postby Talldan76 on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 6:59 pm

Wow... Great shots of a stunning machine!


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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby capercaillie on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 11:20 am

Carrots, spluff and ribbons, what more could anyone wish for! :drool: :drool:

Great shots in very challenging conditions, marvellous. :up: :clap:
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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby vulcan558 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:32 pm

Great capture, though I doubt it would have been anywhere near its max speed.
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Postby capercaillie on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:36 pm

vulcan558 wrote:Great capture, though I doubt it would have been anywhere near its max speed.


Why do you say that? B-1B max speed at altitude Mach 1.25 and at sea level Mach 0.92 - 0.96, so if its flying at 600mph, which is about normal for a fast pass, its not far off max speed, which is what the poster has said. :smile:

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Postby umea4 on Fri 04 Aug 2017, 2:48 pm

Fantastic shots!
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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby SkyDave on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:11 pm

Sadly cut short as someone launched an ultralight as the Bone did its second high speed pass :(
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Postby paullangford on Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:27 pm

#4 = something special :up:
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Postby heliopilot on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 8:01 pm

Slow Flight in a Helio interests everyone. Fly it like you STOL it.
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Postby heliopilot on Wed 23 Aug 2017, 8:06 pm

ImageboneburnerKOSH by Courier Pilot, on Flickr

.95 Mach is what DOD says, if you break it, look for a desk job.
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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby sovietjet on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 4:47 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. It seemed like after the second high peed pass he just went up and out of there. I don't recall seeing an ultralight. What a display though.
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Re: B-1B at Oshkosh TWILIGHT afterburners

Postby Yak 11 Fan on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 8:07 pm

It was a fantastic display, the ultra light was one of the paraglider things that was part of the next act, he took off from the ultralight strip and flew over the crowd towards the display line. Shame it resulted in the B1 cutting its display short.
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