NAS Fallon - US Navy Fighter Weapons School

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NAS Fallon - US Navy Fighter Weapons School

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Hello,

Late November, in addition to visiting Rainbow Canyon, I had the opportunity to meet the commendable 'Zip' (public affairs officer) at NAS Fallon, Nevada.

Living up to his reputation in providing photographers with great access a small group and I got to walk the ramp, had the chance to view operations from the tower, and after lunch we sat by the end of the runway until sundown.

Operations were nonstop all day long. All in all one of the best experiences on base I've ever had. I'm sure some others on here that have visited will say similar. On with the show...

1.
ImageHome Team Ramp - The Aggressors by Chris Heal, on Flickr
2.
ImageBusy Ramp at NAS Fallon by Chris Heal, on Flickr

3.
ImageKfir C2, ATAC, Israel Aircraft Industries by Chris Heal, on Flickr

4.
Image"No. 12", 761568, VFC-13 Saints, Northrop F-5N Tiger II, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

5.
Image"Heavy", Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy, 60024, 60th AMW, Travis by Chris Heal, on Flickr

6.
Image"Enter... The War Party", Golden Warriors, VFA-87 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

7.
Image"VFC-13 Saints", Northrop F-5N Tiger II, 761536, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr
8.
ImageSystems Check by Chris Heal, on Flickr

9.
ImageNorthrop F-5N Tiger II, 761544, VFC-13, "Saints", US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

10.
Image"Fighting Omars", F/A-18A+ VFC-12 AF-11 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

11.
ImageKfir C2, ATAC, N405AX, Israel Aircraft Industries by Chris Heal, on Flickr

12.
Image"View from the EOR", VFC-13 Saints, Northrop F-5N Tiger II, 761549, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

13.
Image"Vikings", Growler, VAQ-129, 556, 166894 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

14.
ImageSikorsky MH-60S Seahawk, 167865, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

15.
ImageKfir C2, ATAC, N405AX, Israel Aircraft Industries by Chris Heal, on Flickr

16.
ImageF-16A Fighting Falcon, Block 15AM OCU, 900947, NAWDC by Chris Heal, on Flickr

17.
ImageArmed and Dangerous by Chris Heal, on Flickr

18.
Image"Piggy Back", Northrop F-5N Tiger II, 761536, VFC-13 "Saints", US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

19.
Image"Follow the Shadow", F-18 Super Hornet, 104, NAWDC, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

20.
Image"Touchdown" P-8A Poseidon, 169325, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

21.
Image"Farm Flyby", F/A-18 Super Hornet, NAWDC by Chris Heal, on Flickr

22.
ImageNorthrop F-5N Tiger II, 761544, VFC-13, "Saints", US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

23.
Image"Fighting Omars", F/A-18A+ VFC-12 AF-05 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

24.
Image"Viking Afterburners", Growler, VAQ-129, 556, 166894 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

25.
Image"Navy Blue", F-16B, 920458, NAWDC, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

26.
Image"On the Deck", Kfir C2, ATAC, N405AX, Israel Aircraft Industries by Chris Heal, on Flickr

27.
Image"Red Rippers", F/A-18F Super Hornet, VFA-11, NAS Oceana by Chris Heal, on Flickr

28.
Image"Last Light Recovery", 761568, VFC-13 Saints, Northrop F-5N Tiger II, US Navy by Chris Heal, on Flickr

29.
ImageNight Raider, VAQ-129 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

30.
ImageDusk Mission Departure, EA-18G Growlers, Viking’s, VAQ-129 by Chris Heal, on Flickr

Hope you've enjoyed the selection.
Best wishes,
Chris
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Faultless :clap:

I can't pick one photo but the splinter camo design Hornet (photos 10 and 23) are beauties!

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wow man, I'm a fan of your photos and these really make me understand why :D amazing pics as always chris!

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Think we should start a petition to have you banned from this site, how is anyone supposed to live up to these photos :lol: :lol: :lol:

Excellent work.
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Glory be, these are wonderful. :clap:

The penultimate one is a beautiful photograph. :worship:
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Superb set :clap: :clap: - thanks for posting.

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Simply Wow, no other words needed... :clap:

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By far some of the best shots I have seen on here.
Favourite shot 10

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Very nice set, and that Kfir! :clap:

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Wow, simply stunning! Very jealous, some outstanding stuff there
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Lovely stuff, really like the processing on these! :king:

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Superb, again :clap:

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Penultimate shot also for me, just stunning :worship:
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Number 29, wow just wow

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Many thanks for your kind words everyone - appreciated, and glad you like looking through them! Many more on my Flickr site if you’re interested to take a peep :smile:
Cheers, Chris

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Outstanding set. Perfect quality and nice moments.

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Also love shot 29. Zip is really good at Fallon. He knows just the right places and what you want. I'd love to go back there later in the day as you did.

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Great set of images Chris, nice to see the Kfirs still flying strong :smile:

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