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AE2015

Sat 27 Jun 2015, 2:24 pm

Hello,

An Anatolian Eagle exercise took place between the 8th and 19th June 2015, held at Konya AB, Turkey. Access was provided during the last three days of the exercise for media and enthusiast coverage.

Each day started similar to that of the Tiger Meet. Everyone was initially positioned to the South-East of the runways. As the day progressed the former station commander (also a keen photographer) mixed things up a little with the aim of getting us closer to the action for whichever runway was in use. We would walk across taxiways, move up and down large lengths of the runway - whatever we needed for the most part to get 'those' shots.

Like the Tiger Meet before it, the event was well managed and Turkish Air Force do not disappoint! Here is a small selection...

1.
ImageTuAF F-4E Phantom II by Chris Heal, on Flickr
2.
ImageUSAF F-15C Eagle 86-0176 by Chris Heal, on Flickr
3.
ImageSpanish Air Force F/A-18A Hornet by Chris Heal, on Flickr
4.
ImageTuAF F-4E Phantom II by Chris Heal, on Flickr
5.
ImagePakistan Air Force, F-16 Fighting Falcon by Chris Heal, on Flickr
6.
ImageUSAF F-15 Eagle, 86-0171 by Chris Heal, on Flickr
7.
ImagePakistan Air Force, C-130E (L382B) Hercules by Chris Heal, on Flickr
8.
ImageGerman Air Force, A310 MRTT, 10+27 by Chris Heal, on Flickr
9.
ImageTuAF F-16C Fighting Falcon by Chris Heal, on Flickr
10.
ImageF-15C Eagle 86-0156 by Chris Heal, on Flickr
11.
ImageTuAF T129 ATAK Attack Helicopter, BG-13-1004 by Chris Heal, on Flickr
12.
ImageTuAF F-4E Phantom II by Chris Heal, on Flickr
13.
ImageRAF Eurofighter Typhoon, ZJ933 by Chris Heal, on Flickr
14.
ImageTuAF F-16D Fighting Falcon by Chris Heal, on Flickr
15.
ImageTuAF, Boeing E-7A Wedgetail by Chris Heal, on Flickr
16. ImagePakistan Air Force, F-16 Fighting Falcon by Chris Heal, on Flickr
17.
ImageTuAF F-4E Phantom II by Chris Heal, on Flickr

My thanks and best regards goes to the base commander, former base commander (what a fun character!), organisers, foreign participants and the Turkish Air Force generally. It was a fantastic experience!

More will be added to my flickr pages over the coming days.
Cheers for looking,

Chris

Re: AE2015

Sat 27 Jun 2015, 2:46 pm

Superb set. Some very nice images especially number 9, absolutely stunning shot. It must be one of the best images i have seen on here over the years.
Stan.

Re: AE2015

Sat 27 Jun 2015, 3:57 pm

Fantastic set! :yahoo: Probably the best that I've seen from this year's Anatolian Eagle exercise :clap:

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 8:54 am

Excellent set, its hard to pick a favourite but 11 really keeps catching my eye.

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 9:02 am

Well done Chris, my pick is number 4 but I do also like that wedgetail :up:

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 11:26 am

wow what a set :clap:

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 12:28 pm

JonoUK wrote:Well done Chris, my pick is number 4 but I do also like that wedgetail :up:

:up: +1
Number 4 is a belter :rock: :worship:

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 1:47 pm

Numbers 9 and 11 are spectacular, fab images all round Chris :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 4:26 pm

A really outstanding set :clap: :clap: - hard to pick a favourite, but No.4 probably just shades it for me :biggrin:

Andy :smile:

Re: AE2015

Sun 28 Jun 2015, 7:48 pm

Some gorgeous pictures here thank you for sharing - every single ones a winner!

Re: AE2015

Tue 30 Jun 2015, 5:46 pm

Thanks for all the positive comments guys, appreciated! :rock:

I've been a lucky so and so over the past year, seeing a variety of aircraft types in several different countries - thanks goes to the missus for her understanding of the madness :)

Cheers,
Chris

Re: AE2015

Tue 30 Jun 2015, 8:57 pm

Bloody hell Chris! Great set dude
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