Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Much more natural looking now IMO...



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Thanks again for the input!



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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This one had the "Spoterazzi" drooling at Nellis

The Australian "Wedgetail" AEW&C Aircraft.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Cool Jay, does the radome spin like the old AWACS E-3?

Edit: TOPP








carrg1954
Registered: Jan 31, 2008
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If I can chime in
wrei its fixed



Wrei
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Thanks Gerard.



FlyingPhotog
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You can really tell who the 10,000 hour drivers are Vs the lower time guys by how the fly the pattern. While the "guests" flew very traditional square corners (except the Navy who flew really close-in "boat patterns"), the home-town team just flew these effortless and continuous downwind to final curves never quite getting wings level until right over the numbers...

The Jet Who Fell To Earth



FlyingPhotog
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Mountain Home Mayhem...
F-15E Strike Eagle departing Nellis AFB during Red Flag 14-1



FlyingPhotog
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I Am The Bat, Man
Now, about those UFO sightings...



FlyingPhotog
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The rare "f/5.6" Tornado...



JWilsonphoto
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Outstanding additions to the Crosswind Archives Jay! Did you go by yourself, or with a group? How's the atmosphere at Nellis these days?



Jan-Arie
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Thanks Jay for this great imagery what a treat thanks for sharing...
the bar is getting higher and higher



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Just a question thinking of getting me a 70-200 4.0 I think it the most easy lens to use when photographing out of a plane would like a 2.8 but price wise the 4.0 suits better .
And i think quality wise it's also a great lens any thoughts ??



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Jan-Arie wrote:
Just a question thinking of getting me a 70-200 4.0 I think it the most easy lens to use when photographing out of a plane would like a 2.8 but price wise the 4.0 suits better .
And i think quality wise it's also a great lens any thoughts ??



Caveat. I haven't shot with the F4 or F4IS so can't comment on that particular lens.

The F4 has a good reputation, as does the IS version. Both are lighter and smaller than their 2.8 counterparts.
I'm not sure how much of an advantage that would be for air 2 air stuff in terms of making it easier to counteract the vibration of the airframe, or if the heavier lens makes the difference there.



MMcGrath
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Outstanding additions to the Crosswind Archives Jay! Did you go by yourself, or with a group? How's the atmosphere at Nellis these days?


Jay's images that he's posted so far all look like they were taken from off base locations.



FlyingPhotog
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Glad folks are enjoying the stuff from RF...

We had five of our AZ guys up there on kind of overlapping itineraries from Monday through Friday afternoon. Two were able to go on base for Tuesday's Media Day having been vetted through our blog however, I was not one of them. In the end, this was fine as the "no shoot" list this year included the F-22 and the B-2 from any angle beyond the 3/9 line.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.



FlyingPhotog
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Mark is correct. I pretty evenly divided my time between Cheyenne Ave in the mornings and LV Blvd in the afternoons.

I did end up spending part of one morning at a Toyota dealer though due to a gas cap/fueling system failure on my 4Runner. Lost some time, but it was by far the worst Wx morning of the week.



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Jay,

Few folks I know from the UK were out there. Not sure how many of them were on base for the media day, but at least one of them was on a tanker ride on the Wednesday - his 8th attempt to get a ride.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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I was in Las Vegas this past Thursday and Friday. While I wasn't at Red Flag shooting, I can tell you the daytime Wx was not photographer friendly. The overcast was awful much of the time. The image IQ Jay got in that mess is nothing short of amazing. That being said, I should learn to never be surprised at the images Jay produces - regardless of conditions. Excellent work Jay.

BTW, the b&w conversion on the Strike Eagle overhead pass is my favorite thus far. The post work you performed on the T-Birds is nothing short of phenomenal



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Fabulous images Jay and Wrei.



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