Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Duane Hewitt on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 2:32 pm

The 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) took place in its usual location of Tampa, Florida between May 21 and 24th this year. Every other year elements from the US Army's 160th SOAR (A) deploy to the area to provide an airborne infiltration asset for the capabilities demo that consists of land, air and sea assets and operators from around the world. The actual display took place on the Wednesday, but a rehearsal took place on the Tuesday, allowing me to get 2 angles in total.

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

Cheers.

Duane
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Chucky on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 3:38 pm

Fantastic set Duane :yahoo:
All images are great but #7 and #15 are my favourite !
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Bartek on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 5:18 pm

I did some SOF actions with helicopters and must admit that these are great shots! Well done!
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 5:29 pm

Just outstanding, incredible :clap: :clap: :clap: :rock:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 5:36 pm

#7 is incredible :shock:
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 9:29 pm

That is an ace set, well done! :worship:
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Thu 14 Jun 2018, 10:10 pm

Outstanding photos :up:
Cheers Phil

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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby SPLAT on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 7:36 am

The way the the Soldier is just sitting there and looking so casual as the little bird banks !
Great set of shots
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Wissam24 on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9:42 am

Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby stevebrodie on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 2:11 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.


They (SOAR) will have to invest in some very dark grey paint instead . lol
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby stevebrodie on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 2:11 pm

Great photos
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Postby Agg on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:13 pm

Great set! Love those Little Birds.
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby SPA on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 10:04 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.


one of the best sets I've seen on here. perfect exposures so i think it may be your PC screen not the OP maybe?
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 18 Jun 2018, 9:20 am

SPA wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.


one of the best sets I've seen on here. perfect exposures so i think it may be your PC screen not the OP maybe?


Nope, it's across every screen I've seen them on.
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 11:14 am

Wow! That´s something different!! I just imagine walking around there completely unprepared with the helos coming in and putting on such a show...awesome!! :shock: The first two images seem to be a tad too dark but the rest is just superb!! Very well done :clap:
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Duane Hewitt on Sat 23 Jun 2018, 3:34 pm

Cheers guys.

Below is a link to the full demo video from the City of Tampa's Youtube channel for those interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5YP0d3Z-kg
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby RichPittman on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 4:38 pm

Stunning.
Glad it worked as planned :)
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Re: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Postby Tommy on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 4:57 pm

Saw these, forgot to leave a comment.

Amazing stuff. Love them all. :win:
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Postby Tommy on Thu 28 Jun 2018, 4:57 pm

Saw these, forgot to leave a comment.

Amazing stuff. Love them all. :win:
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