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by Col. Chibani
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different

Arrrrgh! So close to the finish! Thanks capercaillie for putting me on the podium. I have also in-flight shots of the then "long-nosed" Blenheim, but too far from Forum standards I believe (and surely from Competition standards). It was still my manual focus days. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535...
by Col. Chibani
Sat 28 Nov 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different

"Swiss" Grumman Avenger @ La Ferté 2010, with French Navy markings: https://live.staticflickr.com/1460/26175071343_1ae887130c_b.jpg DSC_0144 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr The same @ Melun 2018, with US Navy marking and drop tanks: https://live.staticflickr.com/1873/43879270565_cbc8d7c517_b.jpg DSC...
by Col. Chibani
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp: Autumn conditions

I guess my one and only Autumn airshow was Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB, on November 13th, 2011. So here are a few "evening light" shots of this event: https://live.staticflickr.com/7616/16275627134_33b81cc78b_b.jpg DSC_0670 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/7637/1689704...
by Col. Chibani
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 11:58 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Comp - Just Deserts
Replies: 25
Views: 808

Re: 48 Hours Photo Comp - Just Deserts

As usual, thought I had nothing ... had plenty ... hard to make a choixe, bla, bla, bla ... So many great entries so far. Macchi 205 @Vigna di Valle in 2006: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50073498122_9e734a17ce_b.jpg Macchi MC. 205 -2 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr Buchon @ Legends 2016: http...
by Col. Chibani
Wed 18 Nov 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Open Canopies
Replies: 37
Views: 1275

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Open Canopies

My 3 entries: "Gansta lean" is when your figther doesn't have the good taste of featuring a real door - Legends 2016: https://live.staticflickr.com/8894/29107952801_1abbd9f3a8_b.jpg DSC_4011 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr Sliding canopy is a sure way to differentiate a "Zéphir" from a "Magister" (a...
by Col. Chibani
Mon 16 Nov 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Monochrome
Replies: 54
Views: 1355

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Monochrome

As for me, I appreciate this contest, as it shows how broad is our hobby. And the OP final selection and explanation of his choice enable a sharing of approach to aircraft photography and aestetics. This made me have a new look at my pics, dig into my archives, rediscover some forgotten shots and al...
by Col. Chibani
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Monochrome
Replies: 54
Views: 1355

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Monochrome

Not so many to offer. So it will just be these 2: Fouga Magister @ Le Bourget 2015: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50606445528_2a47bb9b1a_b.jpg DSC_8373_RAW by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr FW-190 (replica) & Ju-52 @ La Ferté 2009: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50607330742_ec08f2f2ef_b.jpg...
by Col. Chibani
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Wings and Wheels!
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Wings and Wheels!

And, no cheating, an entry for Col. Chibani jr (10 years old), who walks on the steps of his father (so far !), @ La Ferté 2019:
ImageDSC_1876_00001 by Colonel CHIBANI, sur Flickr

Hope I don't break a forum rule by posting for him.
by Col. Chibani
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Wings and Wheels!
Replies: 23
Views: 1000

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Wings and Wheels!

After thinking at first I had nothing to propose, I digged a little bit more and found these 3: From the archives: Gripen @ Le Bourget 1999: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50594429728_d4bebf9e85_b.jpg SIAE 1999003_00001 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr From the US: Thunderbirds @ Nellis Aviation...
by Col. Chibani
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls - the Red Arrows!
Replies: 29
Views: 1348

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls - the Red Arrows!

RIAT 2014, for an hommage to the Reds first mount: https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15691316872_d7ae57f11e_b.jpg RIAT 2014 - Gnat by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr RIAT 2015, for an iconic flypast (and a little creativity in the framing for me): https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50580691617_a38574...
by Col. Chibani
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour photo comp: Kellys Heroes
Replies: 26
Views: 1045

Re: 48 Hour photo comp: Kellys Heroes

Not so many pics to share on this theme. Found 3 however. USS Intrepid, 1998: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50513794233_497cb961e5_b.jpg USS Intrepid 012 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr Ferté 2012: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50573356723_b1c88d8744_b.jpg DSC_0368_00001 by Colonel CHIBA...
by Col. Chibani
Tue 03 Nov 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Action
Replies: 35
Views: 1209

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Action

Again, difficult to pick up just 3, as capturing these "airshow action" moments is all that we want to do. With so many great entries, I don't want to be the one who has to select a winner ... RIAT 2013: https://live.staticflickr.com/8632/15823957342_ed06e80a75_b.jpg DSC_1798 by Colonel CHIBANI , su...
by Col. Chibani
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airbus Airliners!
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airbus Airliners!

Had to dig into my archives to find something different. "Short" A340 taking off @ Le Bourget 1997: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50545029708_7746a4c304_b.jpg SIAE 1997002 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr Airbus Beluga @ Le Bourget 1999: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50545888872_075ec74bf...
by Col. Chibani
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 11:37 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Hidden Gems
Replies: 17
Views: 805

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Hidden Gems

When I first saw the new theme name, I immediatly thought about one of my most surprising aeronautical surprise: the Vigna di Valle Air Museum, in Italy. Hidden gems for sure are exhibited there: unique and magnificent machines ! Only 3 pictures shown here, but more on my Flickr. https://live.static...
by Col. Chibani
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp: Pilot Headgear
Replies: 20
Views: 677

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp: Pilot Headgear

Challenging and interesting theme. Great entries so far. Will thus go for originality. Tiger Meet 2011 @ Cambrai: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50525827292_c41f07cc6f_b.jpg D60_DSC_0304_ by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr French Air Force 1940 pilot re-enactement @ Melun 2019: https://live.static...
by Col. Chibani
Wed 21 Oct 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp - RAF Harrier
Replies: 28
Views: 1026

Re: 48hr Photo Comp - RAF Harrier

Unfortunately, no RAF Harrier in my archives. I will be just enjoying your pictures for this round! PS: the closest thing I have is this USMC AV-8A, see aboard USS Intrepid carrier, moored at New York in 1998: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50514509226_29fe7c43ec_b.jpg USS Intrepid 003 by Colon...
by Col. Chibani
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Undersides
Replies: 37
Views: 1131

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Undersides

I have more undersides than I intially thought ! Here is my selection: RIAT 2015: https://live.staticflickr.com/379/20277691628_a01aa41953_b.jpg DSC_0447_RAW by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr RIAT 2016: https://live.staticflickr.com/8463/27862483083_57eaf76861_b.jpg DSC_3058 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur F...
by Col. Chibani
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Twin-Stick
Replies: 28
Views: 1064

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Twin-Stick

I don't like twin-sticks in general. So nothing better to offer than these (hope they qualify, as a military twin-stick is usually a trainer and a twin-seat combat aircraft usually hosts a WSO or equivalent, with no stick): Alphajet @ Melun 2019: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49298937182_b1e23...
by Col. Chibani
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Trainers!
Replies: 29
Views: 1009

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Trainers!

Rarity, you said ? MiG-AT prototype at Le Bourget 1997: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50484349166_212011131c_b.jpg img015 by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr And its contender, the Yak-130 prototype, when still teamed with Aermacchi, again at Le Bourget 1997: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50...
by Col. Chibani
Mon 12 Oct 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies

Sorry for the delay, I was travelling for work today. First of all, thank you for all your magnificent entries. Special mention to Sarah, one of the few (or is she the only ?) lady among us gentlemen. I had to make a difficult choice, and, with the help of Madam Chibani herself, here are our top 3: ...
by Col. Chibani
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies
Replies: 19
Views: 939

48 Hour Photo Comp: Ladies

A quite open theme for you this time. Aviation may look like a man's world ; let's prove the opposite ! 3 entries maximum as usual. Attention will be given to creativity and originality. A bit of context and explanation on entries is appreciated. For inspiration (but I am sure you will go beyond the...
by Col. Chibani
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Shipshape and Bristol fashion
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Shipshape and Bristol fashion

Thanks a lot, Chris !
Took me a while to check, but I ensured that this Belgium-registered OO-ISS Sea Fury was actually powered by a Bristol Centaurus.
She is flying again since July 2019.

Have an idea for next theme, will post tomorow (warning : present post includes a hint).
by Col. Chibani
Thu 08 Oct 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Shipshape and Bristol fashion
Replies: 18
Views: 911

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Shipshape and Bristol fashion

I assume the Noratlas is still flying in France Andy, which has licence built Hercules engines. In this case, here is "La Grise" ("The Grey", nickname of the Noratlas) @ Melun 2018: https://live.staticflickr.com/1911/31167960048_6496464673_b.jpg DSC_1142_exp by Colonel CHIBANI , sur Flickr Bristol ...
by Col. Chibani
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Bit and piece identification help
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Bit and piece identification help

Hello / Bonjour everybody. I forward here an identification help request from a fellow from french "Check-six" aviation forum: http://www.checksix-forums.com/viewtopic.php?p=1809625#p1809625 . He found the following pieces from a crash site in a field in the north of France: 0.5 cal ammo, believed t...
by Col. Chibani
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Why I love Aeroplanes
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Why I love Aeroplanes

What an original theme ! When I was 11, I was interested in planes, as I was interested in tanks, cars and anything a boy of my age fancies. One day, my teacher gave the class a list of books we should read. On the evening, at diner, I read the list to my family, including one of my uncles, who was ...