Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby sovietjet on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 5:02 am

A few weeks ago I took part in the COAP trip to NAS Key West. An incredible two days spent on base with many different photographic opportunities and interesting subjects :smile: . In addition to the local F-5s from VFC-111, there was visiting hornets and super hornets from VFA-106, EA-18G Growlers from VAQ-129 and VAQ-131, Hunters from ATAC and more F-5s from VFC-13.

The best part was the sunrise photoshoot. As many of you have probably already seen member KAM68's excellent post, I will try not to repeat the same photos. Here are some other perspectives on the sunrise.

My favorite shot of the trip was the Hornet ramp just before sunrise:

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And some more from early morning

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And some more... OK a LOT LOT more :smile: it's hard to narrow it down to just a handful after two full days

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Ivan Voukadinov
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby jonny7 on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 9:57 am

:dizzy: That first picture is something else :smile: 10 is brilliant, as is the rest of such a well taken set. Just picture poetry,cheers... :hypno:
We just get rid of 1 T**t with ADD, & another ones, takes his place...
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby CH79 on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 1:48 pm

Looks like a very nice base to visit! Great to get close to the action.
I can't pic a favourite from such a nice collection but the sunset images and landing F-5's stand out! :clap:
Cheers,
Chris
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby Rumwolf on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 4:33 pm

Those are just magnificent. What a great record of what looked like a wonderful trip :clap:

Thanks for sharing so many images.
Rumwolf

Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby RichPittman on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 5:37 pm

Nice selection of F5s and love the behind the scene photos :rock:
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby Epic Formacion on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 6:41 pm

It's easy when the sun shines...
Watermarks - yeah, but no, but yeah but.............NO!!
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby stranexuk on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 5:42 pm

Great set Ivan, agree that the 1st shot is a cracker!

Slowly working my way through mine, I'll get there one day!
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

Postby RickIngham on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 9:28 pm

Key West looks a great airfield. Thanks for covering it so well :clap:
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