Air to Air with Greek A-7

Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 9:04 am

This particular project took several months to complete, all we needed now was some good weather.

Alerted by bad weather fronts over Northern France the A-7's changed their flightplan from fuelstopping in Germany to Fuelstopping in Aviano.
This had some implications for our "airtime" ! So they flew as economical as they could to the UK. We got a signal they departed ok from Italy and boarded our photoship when they were 100 miles out.

The pair was heading for RIAT,and had to make their slot time.

Flying over the Gloucester area at 10000ft we had some nice clouds, and hardly any overcast, the aircraft c/s HAF 336 A/B came to us nicely
see the video of the photoshoot.

Picture enclosed is watermarked for praktical purpose,appologies to those who are offended!

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The quick and dirty video :smile:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... KZ4f7fM5ts

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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby MRTT on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 9:20 am

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!! I love that picture of them flying over the severn bridge but that first shot is just gorgeous. :drool:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 9:23 am

Stunning!!! shame about the watermark as i'd love that as wallpaper on my pc, but understand why you would put the watermarks on. Lovely aircraft and beautifully photographed! :clap:

And wow that Airbrake!!!!
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Vodka on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 9:38 am

what an opportunity!

And totally understand re: the watermark on such an image! An occasion that one is most definitely required! W
ell done indeed for one of the 'bucket list shots!'
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 9:55 am

These are magnificent, what a spectacular flight that must have been :drool:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 10:43 am

You lucky, lucky sod you. Immensely jealous doesn't cut it. That airbrake is preposterous! Thanks for posting these, they're lovely. How can you get involved in this kind of photography?
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Maisie on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 12:17 pm

Fantastic shots, very lucky! Love that airbrake too... :worship:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Agg on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 12:35 pm

I really like the second one, but they're all great. Like Wissam, I'm wondering how you go about organizing something like this? Do you just call the squadron up and ask them if they are interested in a photoshoot on their way to RIAT?
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 1:59 pm

many thanks for your comments!

organising such a photoshoot is sometimes as easy as calling Ops,usually it is quite more complex. These day's more and more countries
have forbidden their pilots to do such a thing, and permission from HQ has to be arranged.

Ironbird photography ( me ) has been on many many photoflights,i have the experience to safely and efficiently organise and execute
these mid-air photoshoots. DC-10,787,Vulcan,Lancaster No problem!
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Tonka 617 on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 3:01 pm

Absolutely stunning photos :clap: :clap:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 4:02 pm

IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY wrote:many thanks for your comments!

organising such a photoshoot is sometimes as easy as calling Ops,usually it is quite more complex. These day's more and more countries
have forbidden their pilots to do such a thing, and permission from HQ has to be arranged.

Ironbird photography ( me ) has been on many many photoflights,i have the experience to safely and efficiently organise and execute
these mid-air photoshoots. DC-10,787,Vulcan,Lancaster No problem!



Sounds incredible, you're very lucky. If you ever need a hand lifting things or holding things or being a motivational presence on your flights, just drop me a PM!
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Ewart on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 4:35 pm

Great set. And fair play on these. That air break is crazy, a well caught and rare sight indeed.

At least your watermark isn't too imposing. It seems the better the photos the less imposing the watermark.

Keep up the good work.
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Domvickery on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 5:20 pm

Ermmmm

More please :biggrin:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby IRONBIRDPHOTOGRAPHY on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 8:15 am

hello all,
i noticed that the mentioned link for a short video compilation is not used. Not only find many people this clip exiting, it also
answers many other questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKZ4f7f ... detailpage
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby luke on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 9:16 am

Brilliant set!

One note though, on the airbrake photo: "Have you ever seen an A-7 airbrake?"
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 06 Aug 2014, 9:55 am

I watched the video! Am i the only one who thought it was going to play the X-Men music? :grin:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Sietse on Thu 07 Aug 2014, 4:15 pm

Stunning pictures.
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby phantomboy on Fri 08 Aug 2014, 5:45 pm

Wonderful, simply Wonderful.. :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Avtur on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 6:47 am

What more can one say except a very big THANK YOU :biggrin:

Missed this post due to a very poorly SWMBO :sad:

Thank's once again :smile:

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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby paullangford on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 11:09 am

stunning ! :up:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Airshow Action on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 10:40 pm

Woww.. :yahoo:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Eizo on Mon 01 Sep 2014, 7:03 pm

Spectacular pictures, but the music in video is kind of annoying! :whistle:
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Re: Air to Air with Greek A-7

Postby Lloyd H on Tue 02 Sep 2014, 11:59 am

Simply superb, the second shot is perfect.
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