WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby sovietjet on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 5:18 pm

Back in October 2017 I spent a few days at Yuma for WTI 1-18. As usual, a lot of aircraft were based there for the course. What made this WTI unique was that it was the last time Prowlers took part. VMAQ-2 had brought in 5 of them although only 1 or 2 flew each day. Otherwise, plenty of Harriers, Ospreys, Hercs, F-5s, F/A-18s, F-35s and of course various transients and other visitors as well as private aircraft like the Draken A-4s.

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ImageEA-6B 163046 CY-78 VMAQ-2 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageEA-6B 163046 CY-78 VMAQ-2 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageEA-6B 163046 VMAQ-2 WTI 18-1 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761583 LS-01 VMFT-401 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761583 LS-01 VMFT-401 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 167983 QD-983 VMGR-152 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 167983 QD-983 VMGR-152 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageCH-53E 163060 EN-51 HMH-464 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAH-1Z 168421 SE-50 HMLA-469 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 169297 VK-11 VMFA-121 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B 164128 WL-21 VMA-311 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 167924 QB-924 VMGR-352 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168331 YP-02 VMM-163 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761579 LS-09 VMFT-401 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761546 LS-04 VMFT-401 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageLockheed EC-130H 73-1581 DM 43rd ECS by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761527 LS-02 VMFT-401 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761547 ES-105 VFC-111 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 169297 VK-11 VMFA-121 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18D 165411 CE-05 VMFA(AW)-225 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C 164266 WT-22 VMFA-232 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 165356 CG-12 VMA-231 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 165001 VMA-214 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageBAC 167 Strikemaster N72445 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 165577 WE-10 VMA-214 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168229 ES-05 VMM-266 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168214 VMX-1 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168214 VMX-1 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168616 YT-02 VMM-164 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageIAR IAR-823 N823TA by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18D 165411 CE-05 VMFA(AW)-225 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18C 164266 WT-22 VMFA-232 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168616 YT-02 VMM-164 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 169297 VK-11 VMFA-121 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 169413 VK-14 VMFA-121 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-16B 93-0825 LF 21st FS by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 165429 WE-06 VMA-214 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B 164117 WE-25 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 164129 DD-88 VX-31 Yuma by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 164549 VX-31 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageA-4K Skyhawk N146EM Draken International by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageBAC 167 Strikemaster N167BA NZ6362 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAH-1Z 169246 MV-32 VMX-1 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageEA-6B 163046 VMAQ-2 WTI 18-1 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAH-1Z 166761 MV-43 VMX-1 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168616 YT-02 VMM-164 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168616 YT-02 VMM-164 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 168067 QB-067 VMGR-352 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageA-4K Skyhawk N144EM Draken International by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageEA-6B Prowler 163047 CY-79 VMAQ-2 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 165311 YP-56 VMA-311 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 168731 CF-00 VMFA-211 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18D 165532 CE-06 VMFA(AW)-225 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 166382 QB-382 VMGR-352 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 168732 CF-01 VMFA-211 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 169411 VK-12 VMFA-121 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-35B 169413 VK-14 VMFA-121 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF/A-18D 165532 CE-06 VMFA(AW)-225 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageA-4K Skyhawk N146EM Draken International by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 166382 QB-382 VMGR-352 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 168070 BH-070 VMGR-252 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 167983 QD-983 VMGR-152 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageEC-130H 73-1584 DM 43rd ECS Yuma by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMH-60M Blackhawk 160th SOAR US Army by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageCH-53E USMC HMH-464 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMH-60M Blackhawk 160th SOAR US Army by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageMV-22B 168641 EG-00 VMM-263 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-16A 93-0708 LF 21st FS by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageEA-6B Prowler 162934 CY-76 VMAQ-2 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 165577 WE-10 VMA-214 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761589 LS-10 VMFT-401 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageBell HH-1N 158554 5Y-03 Yuma SAR by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B 163883 WE-20 VMA-214 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageF-5N 761541 LS-03 VMFT-401 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageKC-130J 166473 QH-473 VMGR-234 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr

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ImageAV-8B+ 164549 VX-31 Yuma WTI 1-18 by Ivan Voukadinov, on Flickr
Ivan Voukadinov
sovietjet

Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby Tmyers123 on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 5:45 pm

Wow! Great set, really like the first Herc cockpit shot and the Prowler shots are just awesome. :rock:
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Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby Draken on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 6:42 pm

BANG! First shot punches you directly in the head!
What a picture!
Whole set is amazing, but first Prowler is a blast!
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Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 14 Dec 2018, 6:47 pm

Fantastic stuff Ivan! The odd Strikemasters made me double take, didn't expect to see them in there!..

And what's that I see in pic 55!? Colour on an F-35!
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Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby DriesE on Sat 15 Dec 2018, 4:09 pm

Very nice set, especially the air-to-air Prowlers :clap: . And always interesting to see aircraft with live ordnance.
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Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby sovietjet on Wed 19 Dec 2018, 12:10 am

Thanks everyone for the comments!
Ivan Voukadinov
sovietjet

Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 19 Dec 2018, 7:35 am

Wow! What a selection :clap: nice light on most of them. So many great shots that it's hard to pick a favourite but #65 is really cool with the moon behind one of the Stallions. Yuma is a 'must-get-to' on my list. Any advise how to find out about these courses to see the most action?
Thanks for sharing, ace stuff! :win:
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Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby sovietjet on Wed 19 Dec 2018, 3:05 pm

BigClick67 wrote:Wow! What a selection :clap: nice light on most of them. So many great shots that it's hard to pick a favourite but #65 is really cool with the moon behind one of the Stallions. Yuma is a 'must-get-to' on my list. Any advise how to find out about these courses to see the most action?
Thanks for sharing, ace stuff! :win:


There are two every year. The first is between mid September to mid October (approximately). The second is in April. You can follow photos from past WTI and see the dates, but basically the same every year. Also, you can contact Yuma and ask them about it, or follow the public announcements they make sometimes on social media or otherwise. Flying intensifies towards the end of each WTI, so it is better to visit Yuma towards the end of the course.
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sovietjet

Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby Tommy on Wed 19 Dec 2018, 6:35 pm

Awesome! :love: :love:
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Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby reheat module on Thu 20 Dec 2018, 9:39 am

Set of the year for me.
Simple.
Nothing further to add.
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reheat module

Re: WTI 1-18 MCAS Yuma

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 20 Dec 2018, 12:43 pm

Outstanding :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

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