USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Photos of operational aircraft from bases, airports and "spotter" outings
FastJetsBest
Posts: 1219
Joined: Sat 23 Jun 2012, 4:11 pm

USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by FastJetsBest »

Hey all,

Another amazing day. Finally the sun was out...perfect timing for the USS Theodore Roosevelt to come into Stokes Bay and anchor.

Went up in G-EDEL PA32 from Lee airfield which is based at Hanger B (LFA). Thanks to all that made it happen, Jon/Ian/Terry and many more. Just to note the close up's are taken with my 800mm on the 7DII, pretty hard but a few good shots.

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (4) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (27) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (28) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (9) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (7) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (13) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (12) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (8) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (2) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (6) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (29) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (20) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

Image
USS Theodore Roosevelt 2015 (14) by SupaSmokey, on Flickr

timuss
Posts: 4449
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 4:19 pm
Location: Sompting,West Sussex
Contact:

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by timuss »

Blimey that is a packed deck :cool: :drool:
Canon 7Dmk2
Canon 7D
Sigma 18-200
Sigma 10-20
Canon 100-400 L IS II
Icom ICR-2 Scanner
PSN: timuss

PeterR
Posts: 4845
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 12:43 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by PeterR »

Stunning shots! :clap: Shame there's now a RA(T) in place preventing overflights for the rest of the week.

User avatar
habu21
Posts: 594
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 9:52 pm
Location: Bromley/Kent

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by habu21 »

Now THAT is what you call an aircraft carrier!
Proberly the best shots we will see of this beauty,well captured from all angles and lighting... :clap:

User avatar
colper
Posts: 2656
Joined: Mon 06 Oct 2008, 8:45 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by colper »

Absolutely outstanding Richard,first class aerial photography.As habu said,you won't see a better set :clap: :worship: :worship:

Colin

User avatar
Ledhead27
UKAR Staff
Posts: 2158
Joined: Tue 20 Dec 2011, 6:49 pm
Location: Edinburgh (and occasionally at 25,000ft

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Ledhead27 »

Absolutely sublime shots & a fantastic opportunity, a real shame that a NOTAM has been placed around the carrier as I was hoping to fly over the vessel during the week.
"FuelMan, SpamCan, NoPlan, CivviMan, DroneMan Dan"

UKAR Party Plane Captain

4 out of 5 baguettes

Dwadwood

FastJetsBest
Posts: 1219
Joined: Sat 23 Jun 2012, 4:11 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by FastJetsBest »

Ledhead27 wrote:Absolutely sublime shots & a fantastic opportunity, a real shame that a NOTAM has been placed around the carrier as I was hoping to fly over the vessel during the week.


If you do don't forget to pop into Lee airfield :wink:

Thanks for all the comments guys, was an amazing day!

User avatar
Wissam24
UKAR Staff
Posts: 7775
Joined: Mon 29 Apr 2013, 9:54 am
Location: London

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Wissam24 »

You lucky bugger, what incredible shots
Twitter: @samwise24 | Flickr: samwise24 | Shamelessly copying LN Strike Eagle's avatar ideas since 2016

DanO1978
Posts: 448
Joined: Sun 07 Sep 2014, 8:56 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by DanO1978 »

When you see one carrier stuffed to the gills with warplanes like that, it reminds you how small and feeble our air arm is these days. And how we could never go to war without the Americans.

User avatar
theskunk
Posts: 309
Joined: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 8:12 am
Location: Portsmouth

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by theskunk »

Great set of photos Richard :clap:
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS
Canon EF 100-400mm L IS

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theskunk/

User avatar
funkygib
Posts: 278
Joined: Mon 20 Sep 2010, 11:33 am
Location: Worcestershire
Contact:

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by funkygib »

not jealous...... much! :lol:

Great coverage
Nikon D5100, 18-55mm VR, 55-300mm VR
These are my photos, there are many like them but these are mine.

User avatar
pako-2008
Posts: 426
Joined: Thu 16 Oct 2008, 2:23 pm
Location: Bedfordshire

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by pako-2008 »

Fantastic set of shots there and a great opportunity.
Cheers
Aaron

User avatar
Talldan76
UKAR Staff
Posts: 1165
Joined: Sat 12 Oct 2013, 6:26 pm
Location: Colchester

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Talldan76 »

Lovely set, puts us to shame...

Dan

User avatar
Adie1980
Posts: 704
Joined: Fri 07 Jun 2013, 1:09 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Adie1980 »

timuss wrote:Blimey that is a packed deck :cool: :drool:


Some top class "parking" by the ground crews! :clap:
Attending Daks over Normandy (Duxford), Yeovilton Air Day 2019, RIAT 2019 & Bournemouth Air Festival 2019

Airwolfhound
Posts: 2518
Joined: Fri 06 Jun 2014, 12:53 pm
Contact:

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Airwolfhound »

Fabulous shots, very envious. However, that deck does look a bit boring with all those samey F18s :grin: Where's my tin-hat ? :grin:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)

NTG1610
Posts: 264
Joined: Wed 22 Jan 2014, 3:35 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by NTG1610 »

The shot with Portsmouth in the background shows just how big these ships are
excellent set of pictures
also not at all jealous as I can't get there this week

User avatar
paullangford
Posts: 1484
Joined: Fri 01 Jun 2012, 7:53 am

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by paullangford »

WOW, photos of the week for me....well done and thanks for posting

Makes our "future" carriers look a bit puny.........and half empty don'tcha think ?

User avatar
jonny7
Posts: 1195
Joined: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 9:16 am

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by jonny7 »

A fine first again, I think :smile: but a gorgeous set none the less... :dizzy: :up: :smile:
Don't say something crass, to hide your envy. Just give credit, when its applicable...

User avatar
stevebrodie
Posts: 654
Joined: Tue 02 Jun 2009, 9:11 am

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by stevebrodie »

Absolutely awesome stuff there. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Viper: Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees

Timc
Posts: 1320
Joined: Sat 13 Sep 2008, 6:32 pm
Location: Somewhere very close to Cosford!
Contact:

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Timc »

Now that's what you call a "Show of Force"....Incredible!

Think I've counted over 40 plus F-18's on the flight deck, many thanks Richard for taking the shots! :smile:

AB52 FLY
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri 19 Sep 2008, 10:21 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by AB52 FLY »

Lovely pictures but where are the Greyhounds now?

User avatar
flashman8
Posts: 902
Joined: Sat 20 Oct 2012, 9:44 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by flashman8 »

awesome pics, that's a floating city not an aircraft carrier........... :clap:
Sony A700, A550, , Minolta 135, 500, Sigma 10-20, Sony 18-70, 50,70-300GSSM,Tamron 17-50,90mm

User avatar
Phil Standfield
Posts: 1092
Joined: Mon 27 Apr 2009, 3:02 pm
Location: Dorchester Dorset

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by Phil Standfield »

Fantastic set. Must be your best post so far. Bet the 800/7 d mk2 combo was a nightmare to get stable in that tight space but well captured. :clap:
Looks like they got more stuff on there than we have got put together How bare are the carriers going to look when at sea if they do finally enter service and not get scrapped in the next Defence review.
Stan.

nacl1
Posts: 585
Joined: Sat 08 Jan 2011, 12:23 pm
Location: Nr. Ashford, Kent, UK

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by nacl1 »

A magnificent set of pictures, and I imagine they were none too easy to get. Thanks for posting. As for the ship itself, just awesome. Certainly looks like a "Big Stick".

FarnboroJohn
Posts: 2445
Joined: Tue 28 Aug 2012, 6:57 pm

Re: USS Theodore Roosevelt From The Air 2015

Post by FarnboroJohn »

Cor.... I had a ground level view today - better than nothing but blimey, what a set this is. Bravo!

John

Post Reply