Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby Ian G on Sat 18 Feb 2017, 11:34 am

I had on-base access at Lakenheath on Wednesday courtesy of the utterly brilliant Lakenheath PR team. The gruelling trip from Wolverhampton was definitely worth it, not only for the aircraft but also to meet some legends! The early afternoon light was amazing however the clouds soon rolled in making the light a bit flat for the remaining recoveries. After a lull in the action for an hour or so we we worried that we might miss some evening launches as missions had been put back a few hours. However, we were allowed another hour or so on base and just as the first wave of Eagles for the evening taxied to the ramp, the sun appeared above the horizon making for some truly spectacular golden and blue-hour colours. 14 Eagles took off through ever-fading light - the later images are rather grainy as I was on ISO 6400 but you get a jist of the atmosphere for the evening. I've always wanted to shoot burners in the dark and I was so pleased with what I'd got! Sincere thanks must go to the organisers both at COAP and Lakenheath's PR team.

Thanks for looking and enjoy!

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92364 - F-15E Strike Eagle, RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91320 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91320 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91320 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 92364 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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Lakenheath aircrew 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 01-2004 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91317 at RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91317 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 01-2000 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 98315 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 01-2000 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91320 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91320 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91320 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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97219 - F-15E Strike Eagle, RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97219 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97222 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97221 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97222 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91317 at RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 97222 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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RAF Lakenheath EOR check 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 01-2000 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91317 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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F-15E 91317 RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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RAF Lakenheath 15.2.17 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr

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Burners lit, go! F-15E 91326 by Ian Garfield, on Flickr
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I should probably be working. Will work for doughnuts.
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Ian G
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Re: Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby Tommy on Sat 18 Feb 2017, 11:47 am

Sublime stuff, Ian. :rock: :rock: :rock:
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Re: Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby BigClick67 on Sat 18 Feb 2017, 4:47 pm

nice set of pics :clap: from image no.21 all the way to the end absolutely stunning!! never mind the high ISO, the result is simply amazing :love:
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Re: Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby TKK 140 on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 8:30 pm

Great stuff, the 48th FW are giving some brilliant photo opportunities these days.
No 37 would make a great avatar!
TKK 140

Re: Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby qwerty on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 6:06 pm

Sadly i will never be there to see them but you have caught the atmosphere well and dealt with technical challenges on the night views balancing the exhaust plume while still having the F-15 visible, thanks.
qwerty

Re: Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby Ian G on Fri 24 Feb 2017, 8:17 am

Thanks for the comments chaps! :up:
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I should probably be working. Will work for doughnuts.
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Re: Lakenheath 15.2.17 (pic heavy!)

Postby Roellodder on Fri 24 Feb 2017, 11:38 am

Hello guys
On pic 7 I saw groundcrew with yellow and bleu belts.
What does this colored belts mean?
Have a nice weekend
Greetz
Roel
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