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by Reaper02
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Sayonara RF-4E(J) Phantom / 501 TRS
Replies: 0
Views: 2280

Sayonara RF-4E(J) Phantom / 501 TRS

Today, March the 9th 2020, after 45 years Japan flew their last reconnaissance missions with their RF-4E(J). In the afternoon four 501 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Phantoms took off from their hombase Hyakuri and the last Phantom landing was the first RF-4E out of 14 to be delivered to the JASDF...
by Reaper02
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!
Replies: 11
Views: 3198

Re: Hyakuri March 2019

Nice Wes, thanks for sharing! To bad about the weather at Hyakuri, but curious about what's to come!

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Go For It!! Hyakuri!
Replies: 6
Views: 2824

Re: Go For It!! Hyakuri!

Love 'em, it was a great weekend there and you were really lucky with the Saturday weather! :cool:

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: The Skunk's Review of 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: The Skunk's Review of 2019

Love that BUFF shot, you Brits are so lucky with RAF Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Fairford over there! :rock:

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Wittmund 2019 Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3466

Re: Wittmund 2019 Review

Miss the F-4's there but these Typhoons aren't to bad either and love those Scooters! :clap:

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Yuma and El Centro - September 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

Re: Yuma and El Centro - September 2019

Like those AV-8 shots, Yuma is a great place to visit! :up:

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: An Av-8tor's Dream
Replies: 12
Views: 3585

Re: An Av-8tor's Dream

Great shots from those USMC AV-8's, must have been an awesome flight! :up:

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: For Sale & Wanted Ads
Topic: Sayonara Phantom (book about JASDF F-4)
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Sayonara Phantom (book about JASDF F-4)

https://i.ibb.co/pWjf7z9/book2.jpg Sayonara Phantom by Edwin Schimmel PRE-ORDER NOW FOR € 49,95 For over 45 years the Japanese Air Self Defense Force flew with the beloved F-4 Phantom. 140 F-4EJ Phantoms flew within 7 Squadrons in the air defence and ground attack role and lateron 14 RF-4E Phantoms...
by Reaper02
Thu 26 Dec 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan (Gifu, Komaki, Hamamatsu)
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Japan (Gifu, Komaki, Hamamatsu)

Like many aviation enthusiasts/photographers I travelled to Japan earlier this month to visit the Hyakuri Air Festival and photograph some of the final F-4 flights (pictures might follow..). But also some other bases were visited and the following pictures were made at Gifu, Komaki and Hamamatsu: 1....
by Reaper02
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Iruma, Japan
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

Iruma, Japan

In the beginning of December I travelled to Japan, mainly to visit the last Hyakuri Air Festival with the (R)F-4E(J) Phantoms (501 Hikotai will fly their last recce missions in March 2020, 301 in December 2020). But payed Iruma a small visit as well and although the weather didn't play ball it wasn'...
by Reaper02
Sat 28 Sep 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 'Madhatters' cleared for the option RWY24
Replies: 0
Views: 2440

'Madhatters' cleared for the option RWY24

Two weeks ago, after visiting the Cobra Warrior 2019 exercise at RAF Waddington (who didn't?!), I spent an extra morning at RAF Lakenheath. I knew all three squadrons where home, flying should be great and they didn't disappoint with in between 25 and 30 Eagles. I was hoping they would use runway 06...
by Reaper02
Mon 27 May 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Rainbow Canyon
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

Rainbow Canyon

Last March I was able to visit Rainbow Canyon in Death Valley for one day. Although it was on a Friday, not known as the best day in the Canyon, I had some nice passes from some Super Bugs, a F-16's and two T-38's. 1. https://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j144/Dartstaffel713/a_zpsu4cxrnls.jpg 2. https:...
by Reaper02
Sun 12 May 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Locals @ Nellis AFB
Replies: 0
Views: 1293

Locals @ Nellis AFB

Halfway March I visited Nellis AFB, Nevada three days, mainly to photograph the Red Flag 19-2 players. But ofcourse also the 'locals' flew and where photographed after the Red Flag mission when light is at its best (between 4 and 6 pm). Pics where made on March the 12th and 14th, both on the Speedwa...
by Reaper02
Wed 08 May 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Shameless Promotions
Topic: Red Flag 19-2 on www.final-approach.nl
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Red Flag 19-2 on www.final-approach.nl

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Photoreport from Red Flag 19-2, flown in March from Nellis AFB, on https://www.final-approach.nl/2019/red-flag-19-2

Regards, Edwin Schimmel
http://www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Wed 08 May 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Red Flag 19-2, Nellis AFB
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

Red Flag 19-2, Nellis AFB

In March this year exercise Red Flag 19-2 took place from Nellis AFB. Again some interesting participants took to the skies these two weeks above the Nevada desert like Saudi F-15SA Eagles and UAE F-16E Desert Vipers. Although Nellis is always a struggle with changing landingdirections, difficult li...
by Reaper02
Sat 04 May 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Davis-Monthan AFB (A-10's)
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

Davis-Monthan AFB (A-10's)

Last March I visited the South Western part of the US and when in Arizona it would have been rude not to pay Davis Monthan Air Force Base a small visited (because who doesn't like to see (and hear!) a few A-10's). The day started out warm and sunny on the runway 12 side and ended with a dark and thr...
by Reaper02
Wed 01 May 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: MCAS Yuma Airshow 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 763

MCAS Yuma Airshow 2019

On March the 9th I visited Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona for their annual airshow. Just like the years before it was a great event with a small but interesting static and a great airshow with the US Marines showing most of their air assets in a spectacular way. A very enjoyable start of my ...
by Reaper02
Thu 25 Apr 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: NAF El Centro - Wings over the desert
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: NAF El Centro - Wings over the desert

Thanks for the kind compliment Nick and it was very nice meeting you as well!

Regards, Edwin
by Reaper02
Thu 25 Apr 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: NAF El Centro - Wings over the desert
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

NAF El Centro - Wings over the desert

Last month I had the opportunity to visit NAF El Centro Airshow - Wings over the desert. Although it was a small event with a small static and only four hours of flying the US Navy Blue Angles use El Centro for winter training. The six blue and yellow F-18C/D Hornets, soon to be replaced by the new ...
by Reaper02
Sun 24 Mar 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Military visitors @ Phoenix - Mesa Gateway
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Military visitors @ Phoenix - Mesa Gateway

This month I've been to the South Western part of the US to visit Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis, two airshows and the Rainbow Canyon, Death Valley (pictures to follow). But in between Mesa Gateway near Phoenix, Arizona is a great airport to visit during the weekends because there are always some military ...
by Reaper02
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sentry Eagle 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: Sentry Eagle 2017

Great pics, thanks for posting! Probably no Sentry Eagle in 2019 due to reconstruction work at Klamath Falls.

Regards, Edwin
www.final-approach.nl
by Reaper02
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Eagles, Hornets & Raptors @ RAF Lakenheath
Replies: 0
Views: 944

Eagles, Hornets & Raptors @ RAF Lakenheath

My take on the F-22A and F/A-18E/F deployment to RAF Lakenheath this month: http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j144/Dartstaffel713/07_zpsugyrwmse.jpg http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j144/Dartstaffel713/10_zpsylhywv0s.jpg http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j144/Dartstaffel713/15_zpspb6krrdl.jpg http:...
by Reaper02
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Gifu Air Base (Air Development and Test Wing), Japan
Replies: 1
Views: 3319

Gifu Air Base (Air Development and Test Wing), Japan

Hi, This spring a good friend and I visited Japan. Of course our main target was Hyakuri Air Base to photograph the (R)F-4E(J) Phantoms before they will be retired, but we also visited some other bases. Gifu, home of Hiko Kaihatsu Jikken Dan (Air Development and Test Wing) was one of them and althou...
by Reaper02
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: F-15's on Komatsu Air Base, Japan
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

F-15's on Komatsu Air Base, Japan

In April a good friend and I visited Japan, mainly to photograph the (R)F-4E(J) Phantoms on Hyakuri (pictures will follow later, still processing 'em). But also other bases where visited and one of them was Komatsu, home of 6 Kokudan and the mighty F-15(D)J. Unfortunately the agressors where gone to...