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    Nellis AFB Red Flag 2014

    I was very disappointed on my first ever red flag. Everything on departure which started late way after noon was high, far and backlit. My 500mm seemed useless and at times struggled to focus on some of the dark black schemes. I've concluded January is the worst time for red flag so if you plan to visit, plan for spring or October. There will be plenty of light left when they return since what goes up must come down. Anyway here is some highlights.

    F/22 Raptor first appearance in my collection

    F-35A Joint Strike Fighter another first in my collection

    F-15C

    F-16DM

    F-15C

    F-16




    Royal Australian Air Force E-7A

    USAF Boeing KC-135R

    USAF Lockheed Martin EC-130H


    I hope yo enjoyed and as always there is more on flickr.

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    Very nice... I still have not gone to Red Flag... I should plan it and cross it off the list :)
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    Very nice Fasil despite the lighting conditions

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    Fasil, almost every Red Flag departure will be hard to shoot when they depart that way, with the exception of the Aggressors when they Flex. They have cancelled October flag every year since I have started going, back in 2010. The first 2 flags of the year are generally considered to be the best for photography, for what it's worth. What you have here looks great anyways!
    Last edited by NickPeterman; 02-07-2014 at 11:18 PM.

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    Thanks all for the comments I think this will do as far as processing images and as Nick suggested, I will try again in October. Manny plenty of time for planning

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    Fasil, my above comment may not have been clear. I would NOT plan for the October flag, it has not been held since 2010 at the very least. They always cancel it.

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    NICE WORK

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    Even though the lighting wasn't great you got a awesome collection of rare planes!
    It seems like they're pretty photographer friendly there.
    Were those taken from "The Speedway"?

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    Fasil .... Nice set to add to your collection. Red Flag is on my list as well.
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    Fasil, very nice photos.
    [URL="http://www.airport-data.com/photographers/gbmax:5834/"]My Aircraft Photos[/URL]

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    Thanks all I'm glad you liked them. Nick it's clear now thanks. Kiffy yes I was near entrance 4 and there were spotters lined up on the highway as far as my eyes could see.

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    I was out there Tuesday and Wednesday.



    Lone T-Bird arriving on Tuesday


    F-16 "Aggressor"


    Sentry


    B-2 "Spirit of Texas"


    More "Aggressors"


    This Compass Call declared an emergency. You'll notice the #2 engine is inoperative.


    One of the locals


    T-birds!


    Many more to come.

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    The Australian Air Force E-7 got replaced by the 707? Awesome catch man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSN007 View Post
    The Australian Air Force E-7 got replaced by the 707? Awesome catch man.
    The Wedgetail was up there as well on Tuesday. They launched the E-7 and 2x E-3.

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    I think I've gone through all my cards from the other day. Here are some that standout:



    RAAF F/A-18A



    RAF EF-2000 Typhoon



    USAF F-22



    A pair of USN Growlers



    USAF F-22A



    USAF F-16C



    USAF F-16C



    USAF F-22A



    USAF KC-135R



    USN Growler



    USAF KC-135R



    USAF B2 "Spirit of Texas"



    USAF B2 "Spirit of Ohio"

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