My 2019 in review, large post.

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Fumbles
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My 2019 in review, large post.

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Hello everyone, Merry Christmas and happy New Year! It sure has been a while since I've been able to post any photos. I really couldn't edit anything on a dying computer. It actually took about 1.5 hours for each RAW file. Just dumping 40gigs worth from card to PC would take 30+hours. So i really could not be bothered.

Now a new PC that I just built not long ago. SSD, 3.7GHz chip the works, this thing can eat through RAW files in seconds. So for my last post of 2019. My best photos of the year. 2020 will have me posting again on a regular basis since I can edit as soon as each trip is finished. Wohoo!

On with the show, 90% are from base visits and such, I've thrown in a few MAKS 2019 shots as I really don't want to start a thread for just a few photos. Hope you enjoy, these are in order of the year taken... Bring on 2020!

1.
Japan in January, I could not share a photo of at least one Phantom!
Image1 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

2.
Japan same time, we had a great visit with some F-15s
Image2 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

3.
The Canyon for February.
Image3 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

4.
Even had a ghostly visitor!
Image4 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

5.
Single shot from Red Flag 19-2 in March.
Image6 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

6.
June brings us to JFEX, some of the many C-17s for one day invading a desert field each year. Sadly no flares.
Image7 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

7.
June in Northern Nevada, NAS Fallon and a dead Hornet...
Image8 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

8.
June again and a stop at the Canyon brought me my very first A-10 visit to the area.
Image9 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

9.
July brings me around to VR-1335. For two years 3 of us have hunted this spot with bears and such around. We finally found the point.
Image10 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

10.
VR-1335 again.
Image11 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

11.
August brings us to MAKS..
Image13 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

12.
Image14 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

13.
August MAKS departure day.. We only had a couple a hours but bagged a few photos.
Image15 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

14.
Image16 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

15.
October brings me to a visit on to NAF El Centro.
Image17 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

16.
As well as a visit to Ryan Air Attack Base Fire Department.
Image18 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

17.
El Centro
Image19 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

18.
Image20 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

19.
Image21 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

20.
October still and we moved onto MCAS Yuma.
Image22 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

21.
The very next day we got the highlight of my year.. A visit to not just Davis Monthan AFB. But a wander around the Boneyard! That was a massive check on my bucket list.
Image23 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

22.
Image24 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

23.
Image25 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

24.
Image26 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

25.
Image27 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

26.
Image28 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

27.
Image29 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

28.
Image30 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

29.
Image31 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

30.
Back to Yuma for one last day after Davis Monthan AFB.
Image32 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

31.
Image33 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

32.
Finishing off the same tour around in October with a stop at NAS Fallon.
Image34 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

33.
Image35 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

34.
Image36 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

35.
Last trip of the year brought me to Aviation Nation 2019. Sunday we tried out a different spot to see what it was like. Glad we did...
Image37 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

36.
Image38 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

37.
Out of order here but a few of my other best and two phone shots of the year.
Image39 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

38.
Image40 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

39.
Image41 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.. Only posted 39 of the 134 in the Album. Feel free to have a look there as well.
Happy New Year and wish you all a aviation filled 2020!

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What a year! Great post.

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You had a good year Rod, pleased to have shared some of those days with you... :rock:

All the best ,

Kev W :cool:
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Truly great and varied set! My favourite has to be the C-17/KC-135 break. Thanks for sharing.

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What a great Year? Armed with your new Computer I'm hoping to see your regular Posts again. A real pleasure to view these.
( PS:- Did you not have any Sh*te Days or just not post them up?)

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Number 4 for me Rod.

Not many members on here will realise that is an Area 51 based bird :ninja:

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What a great variable set, spot on!, :clap: :clap: :clap:

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You've had a helluva year Rod!!

Great set :clap: :clap: ; thanks for posting.

Andy :smile:

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Great post :clap: many crackers in there. The Russian hardware is superb. I hope you joined a 'frequent traveller' - programme before all those trips...! :lol: Thanks for sharing, Rod!

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