Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Eric Belgium on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 2:33 pm

Hello UKAR fans,

Here some news from the Belgian PhotoCrew. Most of our time this year went into the organisation of the first Air-to-Air Academy and Photoflying Days. The 4 hectic days in May were quite a succes with 80 photographers attending from 21 different countries :yahoo: !

The year is almost half now and finally we had the time for our first big adventure of the season...once again it was a lifelong dream becoming a reality. Together with our big friend from Holland, Frank Crébas, we set up some photoflights prior to the Dutch Open Days. Our first 'mission' took us into Germany for a memorable pleasureflight, only minutes later we were intercepted by two of the phenomenal flying dreams, aircraft on the wishlist of almost every aviationphotographer: the mighty F-4's of Wittmund came out to check the slow moving target :ninja:
We would like to share some pictures with you, altough they cannot even describe 1% of the adrenalinerush we got when they passed under the Skyvan photoship for the first time...just brilliant in every way!

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We were so privileged to have 15 minutes with the F-4's in the skies, an unforgettable experience that took us even in a flyby over Wittmund airbase. Over the coast the 'Richthofen' pilots performed a phenomenal opposite break, perfectly timed resulting in this photo

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After the incredible Phantoms we were checked out again by another two unique aircraft based at Wittmund; the beautifull and rare Skyhawks came to pose for us in ideal weatherconditions...everything was perfect that day!

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And our adventure was not over yet....after the photoshoot with the Skyhawks we were kindly invited by JBG 71 to land at Wittmund airbase and celebrate with the pilots the last flight of one of the F-4 backseaters; we only met a great bunch of pilots and mecanics and they were just so enthousiastic about our photos as we were about them flying for us.
Any many thanks to all you guys, you know we gonna be back for sure!!

We also had the opportunity to take 5 guestphotographers who attended the Air-to-Air academy with us, for their first photoflight with fast jets....we did not receive any complaints :biggrin:
Also on our new photoflights we will have the possibility to take guestphotographers with us, and it's always very rewarding for us to see big dreams becoming a reality.

More photos will be on our website soon.

Our big thank you goes also to Frank Crébas and Michael de Boer for there very appreciated help with all the preparations.

Greetz from the PhotoCrew
Eric Belgium

Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Monty on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 2:49 pm

wow :drool: Soooooo lucky :cool:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Stu on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 2:54 pm

Stunning shots there :clap: my old mate Ash wasnt the pilot for the day was he :heyhey:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby DeanW on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 2:58 pm

Just amazing. I'd love to get involved with your air-to-air academy in the future :drool:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Eric Belgium on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 3:13 pm

Stu wrote:Stunning shots there :clap: my old mate Ash wasnt the pilot for the day was he :heyhey:


he was with us yeah, I believe he still got wet feet from our low flyby over the Cornfield Range :lol:
Eric Belgium

Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Rotor on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 3:46 pm

Saw these on scramble earlier. The skyhawk shot is something else :biggrin:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby SamP on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 4:49 pm

Okay... um, WOW! Incrediable opportunity, the last one is just amazing :drool: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Downes0106 on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 6:34 pm

Very Very jealous! :tongue: Great shots of great subjects. :clap:
Scott

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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Blackbird on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 6:58 pm

Quite superb :clap: :clap: Thanks for posting, and only very slightly jealous! :sick:

Andy :smile:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Stu on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 7:51 pm

Eric thanks for the reply ...have seen Ash over the Range :yahoo: will talk to him later :smile:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 8:07 pm

Great shooting :clap: F-4 and A-4 in the same sortie :yahoo: Thanks for posting
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby HuwJHopkins on Sun 20 Jun 2010, 8:09 pm

Stunning work as usual Eric. :clap: :clap: :clap: I have one complaint about the flight....that I wasn't able to be there because of these damned exams!

Cheers, Huw :topbombing:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby IrishAirPics on Thu 24 Jun 2010, 12:01 pm

Nice pictures Eric, thanks for the opportunity to take something similar, just sorting through my photos now, what a cracking 2 days of flying. :clap:
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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby T_J on Wed 07 Jul 2010, 9:51 pm

Superb, Eric. The Skyhawk image is lovely.

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Re: Wittmund....AIR-TO-AIR by Belgian PhotoCrew

Postby hornet on Thu 08 Jul 2010, 11:50 am

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: Stunning set !
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