Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

Photos of operational aircraft from bases, airports and "spotter" outings
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Duane Hewitt
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Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2018

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The 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) took place in its usual location of Tampa, Florida between May 21 and 24th this year. Every other year elements from the US Army's 160th SOAR (A) deploy to the area to provide an airborne infiltration asset for the capabilities demo that consists of land, air and sea assets and operators from around the world. The actual display took place on the Wednesday, but a rehearsal took place on the Tuesday, allowing me to get 2 angles in total.

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

ImageSOFIC 2018 by Duane Hewitt, on Flickr

Cheers.

Duane

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Fantastic set Duane :yahoo:
All images are great but #7 and #15 are my favourite !

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I did some SOF actions with helicopters and must admit that these are great shots! Well done!

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Just outstanding, incredible :clap: :clap: :clap: :rock:
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#7 is incredible :shock:

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Super :drool:

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That is an ace set, well done! :worship:
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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Outstanding photos :up:
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The way the the Soldier is just sitting there and looking so casual as the little bird banks !
Great set of shots
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Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.
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Wissam24 wrote:Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.


They (SOAR) will have to invest in some very dark grey paint instead . lol
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Great photos
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Great set! Love those Little Birds.

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Wissam24 wrote:Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.


one of the best sets ive seen on here. perfect exposures so i think it may be your PC screen not the OP maybe?

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SPA wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:Great photos, and brilliant vantages you had for these. If I'm honest, in some of these shots the blacks look a little too dark for my taste.


one of the best sets I've seen on here. perfect exposures so i think it may be your PC screen not the OP maybe?


Nope, it's across every screen I've seen them on.
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Wow! That´s something different!! I just imagine walking around there completely unprepared with the helos coming in and putting on such a show...awesome!! :shock: The first two images seem to be a tad too dark but the rest is just superb!! Very well done :clap:

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Cheers guys.

Below is a link to the full demo video from the City of Tampa's Youtube channel for those interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5YP0d3Z-kg

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Stunning.
Glad it worked as planned :)
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Saw these, forgot to leave a comment.

Amazing stuff. Love them all. :win:

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Saw these, forgot to leave a comment.

Amazing stuff. Love them all. :win:

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