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Photos Thunder Over the Valley 2010 - Santa Maria Air Show

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by stonedsurd, 9 Sep 2010.

  1. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I've posted most (all but 5) in the 'Photo of the Day' sticky, but I thought I'd just throw them all here for those who might've missed them and do like planes whizzing about.

    T-6/SNJ-5 Texan trainer aircraft in USMC VMT-2 markings, piloted by John Collver.

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    Lockheed L-12 Electra Junior
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    Being C-17A Globemaster
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    Being F/A-18F Super Hornet
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    Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk flying with the US Navy's HSM-41 Maritime Strike Squadron in the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) role:
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    Antonov An-2 - the world's largest single-engined biplane. Also the world's longest-produced aircraft until being recently surpassed by the C-130 Hercules:
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    Antonov An-2 on the ground:
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    USMC CH-46E Sea Knight:
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    Supercharged aircraft tug:
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    RCAF CF-18A Hornet, from No. 410 Sqn "Cougars":
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    Allegiant Air MD-83 taking off:
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    Royal Canadian Air Force No. 410 Sqn "Cougars" CF-18A Hornet:
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    US Navy VFA-122 "Flying Eagles" F/A-18F Super Hornet:
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    Antonov An-2 (again). This one illustrates the size, because that's a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk next to it:
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    Lockheed L-12 Electra Junior taxiing to the runway:
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    MiG-21 PF Fishbed:
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    Looking at the rear of the MiG-21, into the Tumansky R-11 turbojet:
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    F/A-18F taking off:
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    F/A-18F retracting it's gear only a few feet off the ground:
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    F/A-18F making it's first low pass:
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    F/A-18F pulling left after pass #1, making vapes. Afterburners lit:
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    F/A-18F making a dirty pass:
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    Pulling in the gear:
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    And finally punching it a second time:
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    They're all clickable to enlarge.
     
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  2. lcdguy

    lcdguy Active Member

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    nice shots. good to see some Canadian stuff there.
     
  3. Dragonith

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    Hmmmm Hornet (*drools*). Pity we don't have many airshows (if we even have any) in Spain... Besides they wouldn't be as spectacular.
     
  4. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I like this one a lot.
     
  5. Shadowed_fury

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    Ooh that MiG is nice... Lovely shots of the F18s too :)
     
  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thanks. I think that's m favorite shot too :D
    Yeah, they had a de Havilland Canada CT-142 (Bombardier Dash 8) there too, which I failed to get a shot of.
    Believe me, it wasn't a great show. RIAT, Farnborough, Paris, MAKS, even Aero India - those are great shows.
    Thank you!
     
  7. 13en

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    Fantastic picture. Although shots like this are the only time I ever wish there was cloud at an airshow, so you could see the heat haze instead of just clear blue sky... :lol:
     
  8. 13en

    13en New Member

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    Looks like it was pretty good though. 100% agree about RIAT - Best. Airshow. Ever. Even better now I live nearer and don't have to get up at 4am to get there. Took less than 30 minutes to get there and parked this year :D

    Edit: Whoops, meant to edit this into my previous post, not add a new one...

    Edit2: While I'm here, might as well add a shameless plug for my RIAT photos - RIAT 2010
     
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  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I know, would've looked quite cool with a few wispy clouds hanging around. We never get that sort of weather here - it's either clear blue skies or dull overcast crap.
    We had a grand total of one jet. That's "not good" in my book. Not that I'm complaining, mind - it had been about 2 years since my last air show and I was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms (making jet noises while driving very fast, pretending to be a dive bomber while swimming and so on).

    Your album pretty much hammers home the reason why RIAT is the best show ever - Patrouille Suisse, Red Arrows, VULCAN, more jets than I have fingers and toes and clouds (for the heat haze :D).
     

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