My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby SorenAugustesen on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 7:36 pm

During 2016 I was lucky enough to work with the RDAF F-16s on a number of occasions. In the beginning of the year, I lost my job, and while that did suck, it gave me plenty of time over the spring and summer to photograph aircraft, while looking for a new job :cool:

I decided to head down to FW Skydstrup to get some F-16s, but I didn't want to just get plain side on takeoffs and landings, but with a bit of persuasion, they agreed to keep it low and fast as the crossed the fence on takeoff - and they did indeed do just that:

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And the landings weren't bad either:

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The highlight of the year with the Danish F-16s came during a tanker flight with the 100th ARW out of RAF Mildenhall, with the purpose to get some air-to-air images of the Danish F-16, and despite some last minute cancellations - and then a cancellation of that cancellation, it turned out to be a great flight:

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To round off the year, I had a small night photography session during one of the last days of the night flying period, and I think I got a few keepers despite not having much experience with night photography

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Hope you enjoy them C&C welcome :smile:

/Søren
SorenAugustesen


Re: My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby iaint on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 8:00 pm

Bit of a soft spot for the Danish F-16s...
As said, the first one is a cracking shot, as is the first of the nightshots!

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Re: My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby Russ on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 8:31 pm

Another vote for the first shot, cracking set overall though. :clap: :cool:
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Re: My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby Tommy on Sat 21 Jan 2017, 11:37 pm

Sensational! :love: :love:

Agree shot 1 is great, but for me shot No. 3 is the one for me. Awesome!
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Re: My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby BigClick67 on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 8:03 am

:clap: Nos.1, 3, 18 & 19 are outstanding! I assume take-offs are at Skrydstrup from RWY11R? Taken from in- or outside of the fence?
I am sure the air-to-airs could get even better with a touch of photoshopping.
Mange tak for showing :wink:
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Re: My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby SorenAugustesen on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 11:06 am

Thanks for the kind comments.

@BigClick67: I'm sure they could all be improved by some Photoshopping, but I am not a great Photoshopper :oops: I do some basic adjustments in Lightroom, but no layers or masks in Photoshop.

The takeoff shots were all taken outside the fence, when the aircrafts used runway 10L (The main runway).

/Søren
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Re: My 2016 RDAF F-16s - including air-to-air

Postby qwerty on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 6:02 pm

Certainly a fine set of images, indeed the take off views are sublime and given how tricky tanker aar pics are to take another well done.
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