GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Hello

This is the last set of photos from our Alaskan excursion. As part of the second media day at Eielson AFB, we were able to fly with the crew of GASSY06, a KC-10 deployed for the exercise.
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Our aircraft provided tanker support to some of the participant Red Flag - Alaska aircraft, in our case F-16CJs from the 35th FW. We were able to go and shoot the aircraft from the boom operators compartment, and some of us were considerably luckier than others in both the amount of trade we got, and the joins and breaks from the tanker.

First jet was a SNIPER equipped F-16CJ:
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Next up a SEAD configured, HARM equipped jet:
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Last one for me was a LANTIRN equipped aircraft:
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Give this image a second or 2 to load up:
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Two masters at work :whistle: :
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With huge thanks to the crew of GASSY06 and to John, the Eielson PAO for his boundless patience and assistance in helping this come off. It was a tremendous experience, and one which I won't ever forget.
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A report from the exercise appears in this months Combat Aircraft magazine, and features photos from myself and Paul Filmer (skippyscage). More of my shots can be found here.

Thanks for looking,
Paul

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Superb mate! The break shots are just cracking. Top marks for making the most of the opportunity :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Oustanding Paul. Love the light on the last Viper shot. :clap: :drool: :cool:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Ditto :clap: :clap: :clap: What kind of focal lengths were you using in those shots?
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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Thanks chaps.
Andrew: They were all taken with my 28-135mm. The aircraft are very close, but it is difficult to get them in frame as the nose is underneath you when they are on the boom.

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Dunny,

Amazing mate, one of the best sets of images posted on this board for quite some time and you currently have 177 views with only 4 replies one of which is your own, outrageous.

Hard to pick a favorite fella, love the people shots and all the breakaway shots, esp the last one (F-16), that is a top draw image.

A superb and well processed set mate, some of you best work to date IMHO our kid, well worthy of many more comments

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Outstanding images and thanks for sharing :rock:

Not often one can see such fine pictures which are certainly unusual in a very positive way for most of us erath bound mortals.... glad you folks got this opportunity and you let us take part in it! Hard to pick a favourite but mine would be # 3 of the SNIPER or the HARM F-16 pulling off the boom. Very well done!

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Just stunning pics Paul!

First time I've seen that GIF file work. It never worked when you sent it. Amazing experience. How does the KC-10 f/d compare? It looks similar, but I bet it's quite different

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Excellent Piece with lots of amazing shots, especially with the look of the land beneath you. Nice to see some pics of the inside of the tanker particularly the penultimate. 3rd F16 is my utimate pick of the lot but you made it quite hard to pick :clap:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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brilliant photo's i like no. 6 but no. 7 is easily my favourite love the lie of the land beneath great catch
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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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All of the above "Mr D",can't realy say much more . :clap: :rock:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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6,7 and 12 are truely amazing! :topbombing: definetly in the top 5 posts of UKAR history in my books

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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wicked - the last F-16 shot is the dogs do-das :clap:

like Karla says, it seems like a lifetime away now

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Only just seen these Paul, fantastic work, must have been a great experience. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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All of the above and more - can't say more, just simply the best :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Outstanding work Paul :clap: :clap: Some of those F-16 shots are fantastic! :clap: :topbombing:.

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Exceptional! BA pilots get all the luck!

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Very nice set Paul, last Viper wins it for me :yahoo: :tumbleweed:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Awesome superb shots :drool: :topbombing: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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I totally agree. Number 12 is simply outstanding. The quality of the photography on here just keeps getting better and better. I think I need more practice!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Some crackers in there Dunnmeister. The F16 departure shots are great :biggrin:

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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Must have made a change to be looking out of a back window. Nicely done mate.
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Re: GASSY06, Fly Gucci; 16 April 08

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Lovely set Mate.
Brillaint, smashing, super, fantastic, great! :smile:

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