RoCAF tour 2015

RoCAF tour 2015

Postby Homebe on Sat 26 Dec 2015, 10:42 am

Once a year I try to spot aircraft far far away. After two trips in Japan it was time to find another target. This year I went to Taiwan.
I paid visits to Hsinshu, Chiayi, Tainan, Taichung CCK, Gangshan, Taitung, Hualien & Songshan airbases. And it was nice, really nice. The RoCAF fighter bases being active 7/7.
As when the weather or light conditions are not of my convenience I drop my analog camera (with slide films) and move to pics for dummies, I mean digital pictures. :cool:

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Re: RoCAF tour 2015

Postby iainpeden on Sat 26 Dec 2015, 11:35 am

Interesting set - makes a change from F-16s and Tornadoes.
Is photography from "outside the fence" tolerated, welcomed or likely to end up with you at the wrong end of a machine gun and marched off to the guard room?
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Re: RoCAF tour 2015

Postby RichPittman on Sat 26 Dec 2015, 12:33 pm

Intersting post, thanks for posting!
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: RoCAF tour 2015

Postby Homebe on Sat 26 Dec 2015, 12:47 pm

Sorry no more digital pics as I'm still an analog photographer.
Most of my pics were taken from outside the walls as the bases are mostly walled. We also went to the Hsinshu airshow. Take care as foreigner you need prior permission to access the airshows. It was also the only place where we were controlled in the base approach - like the five other Europeans! - by the police despite the fact they were hundreds of local spotters (see pics herebelow)! It was just a very polite ID control.

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After nearly two days of spotting at Taitung a military man in sportswear resquested our to move away - once again no aggressivity. That said we adopted every time it was possible a low profile. But I can do what I want, I'll never look Chinese.
Spotting is obviously authorized for the locals and tolerated for the foreigners as soon as you don't take pictures toward the military installations.
We met or saw local spotters at Hsinshu, Tainan, Hualien and Songshan. Despite the barriers posed by language they were very friendly and welcoming.
These last two words also pretty well sum up the Republic of China.

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Re: RoCAF tour 2015

Postby raptor01 on Mon 28 Dec 2015, 1:28 pm

hello i have to been taiwan this year but did not to Chiayi are there any good spots
for photos as i am going back to taiwan next feb many thanks
regards howard
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Re: RoCAF tour 2015

Postby Homebe on Mon 28 Dec 2015, 8:05 pm

raptor01 wrote:hello i have to been taiwan this year but did not to Chiayi are there any good spots
for photos as i am going back to taiwan next feb many thanks
regards howard

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Re: RoCAF tour 2015

Postby Niallxg on Mon 28 Dec 2015, 8:37 pm

Cool post, thanks for sharing
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