My take on Aviation Nation 2011

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FrankCrebas
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My take on Aviation Nation 2011

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had a Nice day out on Saturday 12 November at Nellis AFB. Moderate weather and some nice participants to watch. It was my first time to photograph the Thunderbirds and I was not disappointed.

Nellis is quite tricky in terms of light conditions and therefor I searched and found a place that made it a little bit easier. This spot was near the bus drop-off point and opposite to the Nellis terminal. This spot allowed me to photograph the topsides in a nice banking angle (with reasonable light) and I had the advantage to see the jets taxiing by after their display when they left the runway.
Please enjoy my selection of my last aviation event of the year!

I really loved the T-33!

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5590.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5584.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5616.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5624.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

More old school:

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5610.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5609.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5631.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

The one and only PHANTOM!

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5920.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5942.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6045.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

Current military hardware:

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5600.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5533.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5985.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6022.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5687.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5766.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5775.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5651.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5820.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5815.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-5862.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

And here they are.... THE THUNDERBIRDS!

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6174.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6256.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6278.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

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Aviation Nation 2011_FC_-6142.jpg by Frank Crébas, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

- Frank

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Gorgeous! Love these, love Nellis.

Wish work would've sent me to Vegas for this. Maybe next year

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Superb shots, I really really really need to go at some point...

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Excellent selection with a nice bit of 'time travel'. Blue sky, sun and silver birds keeps us nice and happy... during these dark grey winter European nights !
Thanks for posting, and keep 'em coming
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Superb set- do like the 3 vintage birds, and the mirrored Thunderbirds is really well caught
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FrankCrebas wrote:I searched and found a place that made it a little bit easier.

Looks like you made good call there, a lovely selection of shots. :clap:

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Those Phantom shots are making me feel all tingly down below, like when we used to climb the rope in gym class... :love:
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Superb set of shots; really like the MiG-15 images! Haven't seen one of those in ages.
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Great shots, thanks for posting.

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Very good, very good indeed! :yahoo:
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Oh that Nellis backdrop, great set of images Frank. The emphasis on drama portrayed by the desert camo F.16 throwing afterburner shockwaves with airbrakes deployed . Thanks for sharing.

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Cracking shots thats one show i'd love to go to someday :clap: :clap:
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Awesome selection of classic jets there!

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Doesn't get much better than this-well done and thanks for sharing.

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What a splendid set of images.... Especially those Phantom shots! :clap:

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Hi Frank,
:yahoo: GREAT pictures !!

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Wow what a set! Its so hard to pick a favourite one, i'm torn between the Sabre, Phantom and the pair of Thunderbirds.

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Superb set, love the Mig and the F-4.

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Cant pic a favourite, world class stuff.... :clap:
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