NAF El Centro - 10th November

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NAF El Centro - 10th November

Tue 15 Nov 2016, 11:52 pm

Couple of shots from the NAF El Centro Photocall last week.

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Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Thu 17 Nov 2016, 7:14 am

Nice Mark

Much about? Always interesting to see whats in El C

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Thu 17 Nov 2016, 7:23 pm

RichPittman wrote:Nice Mark

Much about? Always interesting to see whats in El C


Cheers Rich,

VFA-122 had about 8 Super Hornets on deployment. There were also around 8 T-45C from NAS Meridian on deployment.

Waiting to go on base in the morning watched a couple of C-2 and an E-2 bash the circuit. Some Harriers showed up for a fuel stop.

While waiting to get bussed out to the runway, 3 ship of Hercs did a low approach.

While at the runway got the USMC Hornet circuit bashing. He then fuel stopped before flying more circuits.

Also got a mix of Super Hornets and T-45C going out and coming back from training sorties. Last 3 T-45C spent around 30mins circuit bashing.

Good experience to finally make it onto one of their photo calls.

More pics to be added later in the week.

Mark

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Fri 18 Nov 2016, 8:55 pm

Very nice what focal length was that taken at then? You look pretty close :cool:

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Sat 19 Nov 2016, 12:27 pm

First one was at just over 100mm, second at 420mm (300 + 1.4 extender).
As for closeness, maybe about 30ft from runways edge.

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Sat 19 Nov 2016, 6:55 pm

Legacy Hornet is a terrific photograph. :cool:

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Sun 20 Nov 2016, 2:43 pm

Legacy shot is very nice Mark.

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Sun 20 Nov 2016, 8:36 pm

That opening shot is rather nice! :up: I almost made it to El Centro but instead gambled on the Canyon for two days which paid off.

Re: NAF El Centro - 10th November

Mon 21 Nov 2016, 6:28 pm

Lovely stuff Mark!
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