Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby sgkoksijde on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:10 pm

Hello all,

After the great comments of our Vulcan photographs (thank you all), it’s time for some modern hardware.

Finnish Air Force jets are quite rare in our regions, but last year they send the F-18 Hornet solo display to the Dutch Opendays at Leeuwarden Airbase. Thanks to the great airshow organisation we were able to perform some photoflights of the aircraft who flew to the airshow. The region of the Wadden Islands in the Northern part of the Country is particular beautiful as background for photoshoots and this can clearly be seen in the results. The weather also participated in the atmosphere of the photographs with a clear air and some nice clouds appearing from time to time. The Hornet pilots really showed off and flew all the manoeuvres as planned in the briefing.

1. Arriving in formation, what an awesome background and lighting:
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2. Chasing:
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3. Nice reflections and hook down:
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4. Along the coastline:
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5. Vortexes during Sharp turn:
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6. Bye bye:
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Some more picture scan be found on www.aviation-photocrew.com!

I hope you like them! Thanks to everyone who made this incredible photoflight possible.

Greetings Tom
Last edited by sgkoksijde on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 7:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-toAir

Postby Bartek on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:13 pm

Hard to pick the best one. I love all of them!
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:42 pm

another cracking set! love shot 2, hanks for sharing :clap:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby IanOlder on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:48 pm

They're a cut above the rest, a fine set indeed Tom :clap:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby Danny on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 9:50 pm

Stunning, against a breathtaking backdrop. :clap: :worship:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby sgkoksijde on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 7:41 pm

Hello,

Thanks for the great comments!

Apparently the picture disapeared from photobucket (bandwidth exceeded), so updated the post.

Here two more:

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Greetings Tom
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby Stu on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 7:49 pm

Great set think I have to pick shot 3 hook down :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby DeanW on Tue 27 Mar 2012, 8:11 pm

Top bombing Tom. That last one does it for me!
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby Agg on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 6:22 am

I really like number five with the vapor over the leading edge extensions, looks fantastic, but they are all great :)
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby stevebrodie on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 11:48 am

Stunning Set
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby axeledwards23 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 1:13 pm

there has got to be a photo of the week here hasnt there :clap: well done love all of them :biggrin:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby doogie on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 5:39 pm

Stunning! Good work Tom! :rock:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby gallers74 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 7:33 pm

Wow and double wow, what a great set, 2 for me. man your one lucky guy to have shot them!
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby Vmmd36 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 7:48 pm

Great pics !
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby urkles on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 7:50 pm

Superlative!
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby axeledwards23 on Wed 28 Mar 2012, 8:13 pm

gallers74 wrote:Wow and double wow, what a great set, 2 for me. man your one lucky guy to have shot them!


If he had of shot them i think he wouldnt be posting the shots
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby redbearing on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 5:43 am

serious photo stuff this, great set each and everyone!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby Aquila on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 5:58 pm

Photo of the week, month & year in here-totally brilliant stuff! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby rjlaker on Thu 29 Mar 2012, 6:19 pm

Wow!!! Absolutely stunning. Head on with vapour just shades it for me. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby mr pabs on Mon 02 Apr 2012, 8:28 am

Bloody hell these are great!

I like #2 but then again I like them all!..... my favourite post of the year so far.
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Re: Finnish Hornets Air-to-Air

Postby hornet on Tue 03 Apr 2012, 6:50 pm

So great !

Thank you for posting ! :drool:
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