My first tanker ride

My first tanker ride

Postby Bartek on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 3:08 pm

Due to Russian president madness NATO air forces are much more active over Poland than in past years. Since early spring we have permanent US detachment in Łask air base. Thanks to Av-Det PAO and 100th ARW PAO (this unit deployed KC-135R to Powidz air base) I got chance to catch Spangdalem Vipers refueling in LUCY zone located in central Poland as part of Baltops exercise. There were two waves in 8 hours so I spent "some" time in the air. It was my first tanker ride but thanks to friendly crews the results are not so bad I think:

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20 Bonus - nice randez vouz with German MRTT :)
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby smacken on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 5:03 pm

Stunning set - well done you very lucky person :yahoo:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Gunner Who ? on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 5:30 pm

A stunning set indeed Bartek and what an experience! I recall seeing some equally brilliant Mig 29 air to air shots of yours a while back - do you still have the link available by any chance?
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Bartek on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 5:33 pm

Gunner Who ? wrote:A stunning set indeed Bartek and what an experience! I recall seeing some equally brilliant Mig 29 air to air shots of yours a while back - do you still have the link available by any chance?
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Gunner Who ? on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 6:23 pm

Many thanks for that Bartek - as a Mig29 fanatic these are simply the best air to air shots ever!
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Stu on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 6:47 pm

Very nice set there :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby WG655 on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:30 pm

A beautiful set that's hard to fault whatsoever. No. 19 in particular takes my fancy. :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Maisie on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 9:10 pm

Very nice Bartek :)
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby rdchawk on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 7:53 am

Wow!! your lucky so and so!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby umea4 on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 8:14 am

Wow! Brilliant shots from a wonderful opportunity!

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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Talldan76 on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 8:49 am

Wow... Some very good photos in there - as has been said, it's very difficult to pick out any as being better than the others...

Would love to have an opportunity like that!!

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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Agg on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 11:24 am

Great stuff! I'm not jealous at all ;)
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 11:35 am

A great result from a superb opportunity, well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby flygirl on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 3:57 pm

Fab shots.
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Ledhead27 on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 10:10 pm

Wow...do I need to say much more!?
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby gralee on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 12:32 am

wow indeed!!! Your Mig shots are incredible..... gonna chuck my kit away now :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby phantomboy on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:02 am

Absolutely stunning, Looked at the Migs aswell and again fantastic, thanks for sharing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Arno 01 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:02 pm

Very nice, great catch with the MRTT :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby MarkL on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 8:07 pm

Brilliant insight into real life ops. Congrats on taking your opportunity with some superb pictures.
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby henk99 on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:03 pm

Wow! Very nice set!
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Hasboman on Tue 29 Jul 2014, 9:34 pm

Stunning, as always.
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby redbearing on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 10:19 am

perfect!!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Wissam24 on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 11:13 am

Incredible - oh to have the opportunities you have!
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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Tim Laurence on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 5:42 pm

Great set of shots, Bartek. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: My first tanker ride

Postby Eizo on Fri 29 Aug 2014, 9:15 pm

So sharp, amazing. Well done, those pictures are the best. Even from people I know also getting this opportunity! :whistle:

May I ask what gear (body and lens) you were using? It seems like they put in new glass for your ride, pics are that crisp.... :shock:
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