Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

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sovietjet
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Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

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A few weeks ago I took part in the COAP trip to NAS Key West. An incredible two days spent on base with many different photographic opportunities and interesting subjects :smile: . In addition to the local F-5s from VFC-111, there was visiting hornets and super hornets from VFA-106, EA-18G Growlers from VAQ-129 and VAQ-131, Hunters from ATAC and more F-5s from VFC-13.

The best part was the sunrise photoshoot. As many of you have probably already seen member KAM68's excellent post, I will try not to repeat the same photos. Here are some other perspectives on the sunrise.

My favorite shot of the trip was the Hornet ramp just before sunrise:

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And some more from early morning

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And some more... OK a LOT LOT more :smile: it's hard to narrow it down to just a handful after two full days

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jonny7
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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

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:dizzy: That first picture is something else :smile: 10 is brilliant, as is the rest of such a well taken set. Just picture poetry,cheers... :hypno:
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CH79
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Looks like a very nice base to visit! Great to get close to the action.
I can't pic a favourite from such a nice collection but the sunset images and landing F-5's stand out! :clap:
Cheers,
Chris

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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

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Those are just magnificent. What a great record of what looked like a wonderful trip :clap:

Thanks for sharing so many images.

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Nice selection of F5s and love the behind the scene photos :rock:
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"

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It's easy when the sun shines...

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Great set Ivan, agree that the 1st shot is a cracker!

Slowly working my way through mine, I'll get there one day!

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Re: Visit to VFC-111 "Sundowners" NAS Key West

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Key West looks a great airfield. Thanks for covering it so well :clap:

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