Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby MigF4 on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 12:59 pm

Hi gents,

here is a selection of my shots from two week's ago, an excellent "Night Photo Shoot" at Laupheim Airfield - Home of the MTH 25 "Oberschwaben" and there mighty CH-53G´s.

It was once again a very enjoyable day, and even a chilly evening spent on the flightline in Laupheim, when we could also witness a night flight too.
After we were in Lechfeld before, where the annually Oktoberfest of the JaboG 32 took place and the new "Monster" was offically shown to the public, my main focus was @ Night in Laupheim, one of only two CH-53GS during another Nightshooting.
Luckily the weather was on our side again, and we had awesome conditions during the day and even the night - off course
A big "Thank You" must go to everyone involved in Laupheim, and all the helicopter crew and ground crews that worked hard to make this shooting happen....
Everyone did an extraordinary job on that day..... As always a huge thanks and well done goes to S1 Info for preparing the shooting, base personnel and Fire Dept for their participation during the shooting! After almost a year of arrangements....

Ok enough for now, let tell the pictures the rest of the story...... hope you enjoy them once again, and comments & critiques are more as welcome.


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The CH-53GS prior sunset waiting on the platform.....what a beast!

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After the first shot was done, we towed the CH-53 into a another photo-position for the nightshooting

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And with some additional water, I could create my beloved "mirror effect" once again...

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Gorgeous shot or not....

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Now it was time to focus on the magical hour....

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This time I asked for a favor, so that we could operate the CH-53 during the shooting....

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This is the image I had in my mind, a CH-53 during the magic-hour.

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Once again, the "Charly Horse" in her element - what a monster. And the rotorblades produced wind like hell, but it was more as worth

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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby RichPittman on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 6:03 pm

Fantastic Mick :topbombing:
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 6:28 pm

Superb! I have an idea hatching............! :biggrin:
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Epic Formacion on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 6:51 pm

Great shots! The aerial above the national cross is interesting. I saw something similar on a Rhode Island C130J yesterday, fitted in the cupola hole to the rear of the flight deck.
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Vixen1 on Sun 16 Oct 2011, 11:32 am

Lovely set of images. 3 and 7 are the pick for me. :smile:
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Cliffair on Sun 16 Oct 2011, 2:49 pm

Superb photos, Loved the monster tornado in your last post but the ch53 is the business :worship:

RickIngham wrote:Stunning pictures as always...so jealous of the access you get!


You dont do so bad Rick :smile:

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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby IanOlder on Sun 16 Oct 2011, 3:16 pm

Another selection of entries for pic of the week :clap:
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby MigF4 on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 6:39 am

Thanks for your comments gents.....here are a few more :rock:

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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Chris G on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 8:55 pm

All round great set, but No 10 sticks out for me, :topbombing: awesome job!
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby sylvancatharsis on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 10:59 pm

Stunning set of shots there! You must have one hell of a tripod; the rotor wash from that beast has to be enormous.
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby MigF4 on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 2:29 pm

sylvancatharsis wrote:Stunning set of shots there! You must have one hell of a tripod; the rotor wash from that beast has to be enormous.


U bet, the rotor wash was enormous, but I did expected this already :biggrin:

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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby MigF4 on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 2:36 pm

thanks again for your comments gents.... :clap: :clap:

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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 3:42 pm

I think shot 13 has to be my favourite Mick :clap:
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Re: Laupheim Sept. 30, 2011 - ISAF CH-53GS @ Night

Postby Stu on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 6:07 pm

Fantastic set as ever Mick :clap: :clap: :clap:
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