A visit to NAS Fallon Updated with more shots.

A visit to NAS Fallon Updated with more shots.

Postby Fumbles on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 4:50 pm

I'm finally home after a very large amount of driving in the SW USA.. We landed in Las Vegas and drove to NAS Fallon and then back down to Rainbow Canyon, spending a night in Oceanside California moving onto Yuma and then three days in Las Vegas to attend Nellis AFB open house. Once the show was over we drove out to Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon before flying back home from Las Vegas. Yeap there will be quite a few pictures to come of our travels over the next few weeks. :smile:

But first... I must put out a huge 'Thank you' to NAS Fallon's Zip Upham and his sidekick Paul. You guys really do know what photographers want with photographing aircraft. We had an awesome day visiting the base and will be down again on another one of the days you take people out. For now I have just sorted some shots of a very cool morning (-2 degrees) when we woke up! :ghost:
I'll get some more shots up if you all are interested?

Comments and Criticism always welcome good or bad.
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Thanks for looking.
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Rumwolf on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 5:35 pm

What a terrific trip and some great shots too. Would love to see more of them.
Rumwolf

Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby boff180 on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 5:58 pm

Cracking set mate, glad you had more luck than me!

Andy
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Mr Flibble on Sun 16 Nov 2014, 6:39 pm

Great shots Rod.
Just love those F-16s.
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby bigcrow on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 10:07 am

Lovely shots... Stunning light.
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Tommy on Mon 17 Nov 2014, 10:04 pm

Great stuff, but No.4 is just fantastic!
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby davechng on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 4:25 am

wow! beautiful weather.. my last visit was an all day gloomy weather!

Beautiful shots!

DaveC
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Hammy on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 8:12 am

Lovely stuff, Rod. 4 and 6 are particularly nice.
Author, dreamweaver, visionary... Plus actor.

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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 4:04 pm

Lovely shots :smile:

I was at Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon earlier in the year for my honeymoon, fabulous places and hoping to return in the not too distant future. Looking forward to seeing your shots :smile:
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby wallace on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 8:10 pm

An exotic collection of nice aircraft in beautiful colour.

When you think of it, it's strange that the Russian's are still regarded as the "bad guys." I suppose someone has to wear the black stetson. :)
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Black Mike on Tue 18 Nov 2014, 9:32 pm

Absolutely superb Rod. Looks like you had a fantastic trip.
Quite envious.

Mike
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Blackbird on Wed 19 Nov 2014, 2:02 pm

Really great set Rod and looking forward to (lots) more!

Andy :smile:
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby shaggie on Thu 20 Nov 2014, 7:14 am

Great set of images ,we had the same on our visit ,good to spend time with you and your good lady wife :smile:
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon

Postby Fumbles on Wed 26 Nov 2014, 1:40 am

Many many thanks for the comments everyone and the views. This part of the trip was one of the main highlights for me since I have never been to NAS Fallon before. I'm glad you all like these shots.

Andy... Sorry to hear that you had some not so good luck on your visit to NAS Fallon or Nellis... Maybe on another visit when you can?
Phil... Ohh yes all those colourful F-16's, I actually bought the 'Top Falcons' kit for a future build because of this visit. :)
Shaggy... Glad to hear you had a good day at Fallon on Monday and it sure was good to meet you guys at Rainbow Canyon and again in Vegas. Did you get a chance to visit the gun store? If you did, hopefully you had a good time.
Airwolfhound... Monument Valley was a blast... our only problem was that we had a massive wind-storm go through so most of my pictures of the place looks like a sandstorm so we will return there again maybe during a Red Flag in the New Year.
Mike.... You got to make it over for a visit one of these times when Ian is in the area.. You would have a great time.


So on with a last update.... Hope you guys don't get to board of Fallon shots... I'll be working on Vegas shots tonight and Wednesday night before flying back to Vegas on Thursday for a friends surprise 45th birthday.

As usual Comments and Criticism always welcome good or bad.

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Thanks again for looking.. I'll see if I can get some up when I get home from Las Vegas.
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon Updated with more shots.

Postby bigcrow on Wed 26 Nov 2014, 11:22 am

Another super set, really like #18 great composition.. :clap:
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Re: A visit to NAS Fallon Updated with more shots.

Postby Airwolfhound on Wed 26 Nov 2014, 12:35 pm

Lovely stuff, Rod, these are great :clap:
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