In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Operti on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 4:06 am

Dear fellows,

After a long time away from the community, I decided to make a move and bring to you a few snapshots from down south.

To start, some views of COLBRA III, a joint exercise between the Brazilian Air Force and Colombian Air Force, that took place between the cities of Leticia (Colombia) and Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira (Brasil). Covered for the printed version of ASAS magazine (http://www.revistaasas.com.br) that reached the streets in august 2009.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Hope you enjoy.


Best regards,
Speedy
Carlos Filipe Operti
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
http://www.carlosoperti.com
User avatar
Operti

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Agg on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 5:46 am

Great thread! This certainly isnt something one sees every day :)
User avatar
Agg
UKAR Staff

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby CH2 on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 7:56 am

Yes, like the air-to-air formation shot. Super Tucs?, well they certainly look the business.
:clap: :clap:

Thanks for posting
Cheers,

Chris
User avatar
CH2

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Lumix on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 8:10 am

Very nice! :clap: Good to see something different! :clap:
User avatar
Lumix

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby sylvancatharsis on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 10:53 am

Excellent to see some Latin American items, and fine captures of them at that. The Super Tucano looks quite menacing in both the Brazilian and Colombian schemes. Love the angle on the 2nd Blackhawk, which I might guess belongs to Colombia?
This user is not a U.S. secret agent attempting to infiltrate UKAR.
sylvancatharsis

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby IanH on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 11:06 am

air-to-air are grea. As already mentioned, it is great to see these so please keep posting. Thanks for sharing these.

Regards, ian
IanH

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Edicap on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 12:27 pm

sylvancatharsis wrote:Excellent to see some Latin American items, and fine captures of them at that. The Super Tucano looks quite menacing in both the Brazilian and Colombian schemes. Love the angle on the 2nd Blackhawk, which I might guess belongs to Colombia?

Great post, Super Tucano's for the RAF please! The Blackhawk looks to me like a Brazillian example, can just make out an 'FAB' serial on the first shot.
Visit www.worldairimages.com for more of my images
Edicap

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby timuss on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 8:12 pm

Great shots from a part of the world not seen,very often on here :clap: :clap:
Canon 7Dmk2
Canon 7D
Sigma 18-200
Sigma 10-20
Canon 100-400 L IS II
Icom ICR-2 Scanner
PSN: timuss
timuss

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby AndyBeau on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 8:20 pm

Lovely shots in there. First one is a stunner! :clap:
User avatar
AndyBeau

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby agdickie on Mon 25 Jan 2010, 8:30 pm

SuperTuc's are fab, or is that fac... Taxi!

Love the way those Latin Blackhawk looks good with the stub wings and tanks. :drool:
Agdickie on Airliners.net
Hey jet pilots! Do a barrell roll!
User avatar
agdickie
UKAR Staff

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Operti on Tue 26 Jan 2010, 1:42 am

Thank you guys.

Both BH shots are from the same helo, Brazilian Air Force FAB8906 from Harpia squadron, and were taken in São Gabriel. It was the SAR unity, along with a SC-95 Bandeirante SAR from Pelicano squadron (proud winner of the best colour scheme at RIAT'09 :rock: :rock: ). The most boring role in the exercise, they didn't fly the entire week (thank God!).
I took a few shots of the Colombian BH involved in the exercise, in Leticia, but they are just ok.
All pictures were made with a Nikon D70 and 18-70mm & 70-300mm ED lenses, and I was aboard the C-98 when taking the air-to-air photos.





Best regards,
Speedy
Carlos Filipe Operti
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
http://www.carlosoperti.com
User avatar
Operti

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Chef_uk on Thu 28 Jan 2010, 1:52 am

Thanks for sharing, love all of them. Really nice. The air-to-air shot is superb. What height were you at, do you know?
User avatar
Chef_uk

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Arno 01 on Thu 28 Jan 2010, 10:43 pm

Very nice Speedy, thanks for posting, would be great to see some more :clap:
User avatar
Arno 01

Re: In the jungle - exercise COLBRA III, July 2009

Postby Operti on Fri 29 Jan 2010, 3:09 am

Chef,

I think it was about 5k ft. I don't have my notes in hand, but there were specifics altitudes for the targets to fly. The main objective of the exercise was improve the procedures of transfering a target from one country to the other by its respectives air defense control centers. I mean: when a Brazilian Air Force plane couldn't reach an illegal flight before it gets through the border, our air defense control might warn the Colombian authorities about this traffic so they could take the necessary measures to intercept it inside the Colombian air space, the same thing happening in the opposite way. The interceptions per se were just a "plus" for the exercise, and both countries had one plane to play the role of targets (both were Caravans, and ours was the one in the picture), simulating drug planes (the most common kind of illegal traffic on that region), crossing from one country to the other twice a day, three days in a row, and being intercepted by "friends" in the way in and "brothers" in the way back. When the weather helped, of course.


Arno,

Thank you, I'll try to post more regularly. Meanwhile, a glimpse of cammos that will never come back

Image

Image

That SEA pattern was my favorite for the Brazilian Air Force's F-5.


And two little Tucs over Rio

Image

Those were taken with film, in 2003 (Tucs) and 2005 (F-5).




Best regards
Carlos Filipe Operti
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
http://www.carlosoperti.com
User avatar
Operti


Return to Modern Military Photos

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 19 guests