Different Flight Subjects
Many, many years ago I did a lot of aviation photography. Since I was a young child I always liked things that flew. Before getting hooked on photographing birds, I enjoyed photographing aerobatic and military planes. As I was cleaning out old backup drives I found a few images so I thought I would post some just to show a little different flying subject matter. These were all from air shows, some on military bases & others at smaller airports. Some would limit you to 1 camera, 1 lens, especially after 9/11. But you could sometimes get permission to add to that.
The U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules, “Fat Albert,” assigned to the U.S. Navy “Blue Angels” flight demonstration team, uses Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles. Fat Albert kicks-off each show with an assisted takeoff, demonstrating the C-130’s ability to get airborne in minimal time and distance, simulating conditions in hostile environments and on short, unprepared runways.
Fat Albert climbing above clouds
F16 high speed FlyBy (just under Mach 1)
F15 High Speed Pass
A10 Warthog Ground Attack Aircraft
Thunderbirds F-16 Flyby
F15 FlyIng out in the setting sun
F117 Stealth Fighter Flying out in the setting sun
Blue Angels Demonstration Team starting a “Starburst”
Blue Angels FA-18 Flyby
A10 waiting for smoke to clear
Simulated A10 ground attack on field (coordinated with ground effects crew)