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by spellow3010
Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11:56 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: MCAS Miramar Airshow 27-29 September 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 8693

Re: MCAS Miramar Airshow 27-29 September 2024

I am now hopefully attending this show. Flights, vehicle and accommodation all booked at least. Whilst I would never tire of seeing any Blue Angels action, I am really looking forward to the B-29 in the air (a first for me) and also the beefed up MAGTF demo - especially if there's another chance to ...
by spellow3010
Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11:49 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MCAS Yuma '24
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: MCAS Yuma '24

Yuma was good, though quieter than expected. Next year I'll have El Centro on my list, primarily for the Blue Angels as it seems to be one of the few venues they display at (and that I can get to) where the sun is behind you. Have to ask, as a 'regular' to El Centro over the last year. Where is 'Fa...
by spellow3010
Wed 17 Apr 2024, 1:53 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MCAS Yuma '24
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: MCAS Yuma '24

And Chris, a very nice set of images you bagged at Yuma as well. Love them all. Nice to see the Death Rattler Hornets and those F-5s! A splash of colour under the bin lid of the Wake Island Avengers F-35B as well in the hover.
by spellow3010
Wed 17 Apr 2024, 1:51 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MCAS Yuma '24
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: MCAS Yuma '24

Hi, yeah, El Centro was welcoming, warm, sunny and delivered some great flying. I shall start with the Static, walking through the entrance gate onto the base we were greeted by two VFA-122 Super Hornets kind of nose to nose. Elsewhere, off the top of my head there were no less than two C-47/C-53 Da...
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 2:26 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: FRIAT 2024
Replies: 213
Views: 54463

Re: FRIAT 2024

We still go through the same security tent etc the only addition we create is the manning of the gate - from memory there is usually two squaddies there - is that really a concern to security esp as RIAT have our names, addresses, bank account details etc etc. Not defending nor am I representing th...
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 1:06 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Antidotum Air Show Leszno 2024 (21-22.06.24)
Replies: 17
Views: 2913

Re: Antidotum Air Show Leszno 2024 (21-22.06.24)

Hoping to attend this one... first time at this event. I did Radom (including the night show) last year and was very impressed.
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12:30 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MCAS Yuma '24
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: MCAS Yuma '24

Interesting set there. The VMX-1 Osprey special tail looks really nice. Saw it on the ramp later in the following week but not to photograph sadly. Would've been nice to see it airborne. We opted for El Centro show - much more relaxed by the look of things and also had a surprisingly good static too...
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 11:36 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Luke Days '24 ( Pic Heavy! )
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Luke Days '24 ( Pic Heavy! )

Very nice images. It was a great show with lots of unexpected (to me) stuff across the static and great highlights in the flying. Definitely a show I would consider doing again in the future. Cost me a fortune in patches!!
by spellow3010
Thu 11 Apr 2024, 9:51 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Seymour Johnson at RAF LAKENHEATH 9.4.24
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Seymour Johnson at RAF LAKENHEATH 9.4.24

Make the most of the Chiefs. They are becoming a training squadron after this deployment I believe.
by spellow3010
Tue 02 Apr 2024, 2:28 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Northolt Nightshoot March 2024 - 30 not out!
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Northolt Nightshoot March 2024 - 30 not out!

Good to catch up with you at the event Andy... Nice selection of images there. As others have indicated, that A400 'whale tail' rear shot is actually pretty stunning. My one regret from the night was not going around that side to get it. Fingers crossed we get another opportunity in the future. Well...
by spellow3010
Tue 02 Apr 2024, 2:19 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MCAS Yuma and Travis AFB shows, plus a bit of El Centro practice (pic heavy!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: MCAS Yuma and Travis AFB shows, plus a bit of El Centro practice (pic heavy!)

You had a good trip there... We opted for El Centro in the end, and our trip included Travis show and finished Luke show. We were surprised at El Centro when the F-22 and P-38 did a heritage flight session for us. And then the F-22 did it's demo, though obviously without flares. We thought that was ...
by spellow3010
Thu 07 Mar 2024, 12:00 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 12-02-24
Replies: 10
Views: 4602

Re: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 12-02-24

Lovely stuff Roger... The KC-10 farewell moment will be poignant I am sure at Travis. Given that I understand on a sunny day we would be photographing into the sun, a cloudy but still flyable day is probably welcome in truth.
by spellow3010
Wed 06 Mar 2024, 10:18 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2024 wishlist.
Replies: 973
Views: 235966

Re: RIAT 2024 wishlist.

For the 50th anniversary of the F-16 the holy grail of F-16's would be the 64th Wing Ghost Aggressor right? One can dream! No that would be an XL, or a VISTA, or maybe a Venezuelan in that camo, or an Israeli in camo, or a Moroccan in camo, or a UAE F-16E or F, or maybe a ......... And why restrict...
by spellow3010
Wed 06 Mar 2024, 10:12 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXX Thursday 7th March 2024
Replies: 78
Views: 17641

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XXX Thursday 7th March 2024

Safe travels to the venue everyone - looking forward to getting back to Northolt. Happy snapping (hopefully not tripod legs).
by spellow3010
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 8:41 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 01-03-24
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 01-03-24

Just to add further, from attending Yuma last year, the static was incredibly hard to shoot there due to the sheer number of people coralled into the general public area. So as tempting as the VX-9 Harrier is again, it's more likely I will get some nice shots of the NASA T-34 here at El Centro and t...
by spellow3010
Tue 05 Mar 2024, 8:19 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 01-03-24
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 01-03-24

Thanks for that update with the static Roger. There's a Q&A for El Centro airshow about 5pm UK time today - I believe it is on faceache. In a sensational twist of fortune, the road trip I am on is now likely to do El Centro show now, especially if the weather is proper sunshine. The VFA-122 TAC ...
by spellow3010
Thu 15 Feb 2024, 8:40 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 01-03-24
Replies: 7
Views: 3159

Re: NAF El Centro Air Show 2024 - 9th March 2024 - Updated Info 07-02-24

Thanks Roger.
I'm planning to attend Yuma show, despite the love I have for the Blue Angels in what would be expected to be great light for photography at El Centro show.
by spellow3010
Fri 09 Feb 2024, 3:09 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Luke Days 2024 - Luke AFB Air Show 23rd and 24th March 2024 - Updated 05-03-24
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: Luke Days 2024 - Luke AFB Air Show 23rd and 24th March 2024 - Updated 07-02-24

Per Air Combat Command, the A-10 Demo Team will also be at Luke \m/ https://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Events/Heritage-Flight/ACC-Consolidated-schedule/ Thanks for that... I have now updated the OP. Interestingly in that list is the Heritage Flight performing at this show. I assume (dangerous I kno...
by spellow3010
Wed 07 Feb 2024, 12:31 pm
Forum: North American Events
Topic: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 12-02-24
Replies: 10
Views: 4602

Re: Travis AFB Wings Over Solano - 16th & 17th March 2024 - UPDATED 07-02-24

Thanks Roger... I've update the OP to include current website info.
Safe travels on your trip :star_struck:
by spellow3010
Wed 07 Feb 2024, 10:38 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Central Coast Air Fest 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Central Coast Air Fest 2022

Nice work Andy. It was a great show, with some magic flying moments. My first proper Super Hornet vapour cone (with a decent camera anyway), and some sublime warbird flying with ample close topside opportunities. Even a Hercules water drop. The military on static was bonkers for a show of its actual...
by spellow3010
Wed 07 Feb 2024, 10:35 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2023 - A bit late
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2023 - A bit late

Nice collection Andy... Really liked the Harvard from behind shot...
by spellow3010
Thu 25 Jan 2024, 8:56 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Brize Norton Nightshoot 20/01/24
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: RAF Brize Norton Nightshoot 20/01/24

Very nice indeed.
by spellow3010
Thu 18 Jan 2024, 8:17 am
Forum: North American Events
Topic: South West USA 2024
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Re: South West USA 2024

Please define 'climb' with a bit more context :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Never been low level in the US, and would be interested to understand if it is a climb I can do.
by spellow3010
Tue 16 Jan 2024, 1:19 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A cold RAF Coningsby 15/01/24
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: A cold RAF Coningsby 15/01/24

Super... crisp, winter light is magical.