Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby dinger on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 1:31 pm

During my Arizona trip last August, two mornings were spent at Tucson IAP photographing the resident 162nd Fighter Wing Vipers. Here are a selection from less than ideal overcast conditions.

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F-16C 84-1278 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16C 86-0211 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16C 86-0241 Tucson IAP 1 by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16CM 90-0715 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16D 83-1175 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16DM 88-0173 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16AM J-019 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16C 84-1225 Tucson IAP 2 by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16C 84-1387 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16CM 89-2117 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16CM 90-0716 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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F-16DM 88-0173 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

And a few visitors, the TC-130H was a rare bonus and the QRF-4C was a nice surprise.

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QRF-4C 68-0574 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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TC-130H 65-0962 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

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CC-144A 144616 Tucson IAP by finband76, on Flickr

This is one busy airport with a number of waves of F-16's launching and recovering throughout the day.

Dinger.
dinger

Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby Maisie on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 1:33 pm

QRF-4 is tasty!
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
Maisie

Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby swingy on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 3:53 pm

Nice shots. Where abouts on the airport were you standing?
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Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby dinger on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 3:59 pm

swingy wrote:Nice shots. Where abouts on the airport were you standing?


We were given permission by the airfield manager to stand by the fence next to the tower. The F-16's were easily photographed through the fence both taxiing past and getting airborne.

Dinger.
dinger

Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby swingy on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 4:27 pm

dinger wrote:
swingy wrote:Nice shots. Where abouts on the airport were you standing?


We were given permission by the airfield manager to stand by the fence next to the tower. The F-16's were easily photographed through the fence both taxiing past and getting airborne.

Dinger.



Cheers
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Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby shaggie on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 7:30 pm

QRF-4C ,you lucky man ,nice set of images Kev
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Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby SPLAT on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 7:35 pm

Great shots ,
Talking of the weather . I rember seeing pictures of Eleven Squadron F3'S sitting in the snow.Can't remember if it was Tuscon IAP or Davis Monthan.
The crew were annoyed as they were expecting 100 on the thermometer.

You wouldn't mind that weather in the UK :lol: :lol:
SPLAT

Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby stevieb on Tue 22 Jan 2013, 8:45 pm

Love the RF-4C :clap:
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Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby Falcon01 on Fri 25 Jan 2013, 5:53 pm

Hallo
What kind of lens/mm did you need for the F-16's
Best regards
Kees
EOS-7Dm2, EOS-7D
EF 70-200L 2.8, EF 100-400L IS II,
EF 17-40L 4.0,
EF-S 18-135 nano, TC1.4
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Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby dinger on Fri 25 Jan 2013, 7:31 pm

Many thanks for the comments. In reply to the lens question, I was using a 70-200mm with a 1.4 converter.

Dinger.
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Re: Tucson IAP 16-17 Aug 12

Postby bigcrow on Fri 25 Jan 2013, 8:38 pm

The Phantom looks great an all round excellent set.. :clap:
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