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Greg_NY
11-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Here are some photos I took at Aviation Nation 2011 at Nellis AFB. It turned out to be a great show with a couple of firsts for me. Namely, the use of flares during the Close Air Support Mission Demonstration and the presence of a B-2 on static display. (We also had a B-2 flyover which technically meant there were two at the show... hehehe)

Also good to see a C-17 demo again and it was great to see the B-1B burner pass, although more than one pass would have been nice.

With the B-2 being backlit I decided to try an HDR:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_8121_2_3_HDR2_800.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_8154_5_6_HDR2_800.jpg

Flares:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_9793_800.jpg

B1-B recovering:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_9746_800.jpg

A-10 low pass:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_0036_800.jpg

Mitsubishi Zero:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_8830_800.jpg

F-15E with what appears to be a fuel leak:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_0250_800.jpg

Departing for Close Air Support Demo:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_9146_800.jpg

Mig 15 and F-86 after their dogfight demo:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_9091_800.jpg

Low pass by one of the Patriot L-39s:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_8973_800.jpg

C-17 - "Spirit of Ronald Reagan"
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_8904_800.jpg

Heritage Flight:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_9578_800.jpg

A new aggressor paint scheme:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_0199_800.jpg

Always enjoy seeing a Phantom:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_9477_800.jpg

B-52 departing:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_0132_800.jpg

Hind helicopter on display:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/gregatdis/Nellis%202011/IMG_8097.jpg

Thanks for looking

Isaac

moose135
11-18-2011, 08:31 PM
These are terrific, Isaac! Really nice work! Did you run into any of the AAM contingent out there?

Greg_NY
11-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Thanks John, I appreciate it. I don't know anyone from the AAM all that well so I didn't run into any of them...

seahawks7757
11-18-2011, 08:54 PM
Nice Shots Isaac! Mine are in the photo gallery!

Greg_NY
11-18-2011, 09:00 PM
Thanks Brandon,
I saw them, they are excellent. I wish I remembered you were going, I would have came by to say hi...

seahawks7757
11-18-2011, 09:03 PM
Me 2. I kinda was running around both days like a chicken with my head cut off lol.

chrisparypa
11-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Looks like I picked wrong year to see Nellis show... last year show was worst than terrible. It was a joke.... this year looks like a not bad air show with some good stuf in the air. After such a bad experience from Nellis I decided to go to Florida to see BAs Homecoming :)

Great A-10 shot and B1 Touch Down !

seahawks7757
11-18-2011, 09:17 PM
This may be the last year for Nellis, talks is with budget cuts it may go to every other year now. Personally I would rather see them cut another show's funding to fund Aviation Nation as it is the Thunderbirds homecoming.

cancidas
11-18-2011, 09:37 PM
where'd the hind come from?

fk6065
11-18-2011, 10:04 PM
Issac...........AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

Greg_NY
11-18-2011, 10:15 PM
Thanks Fred and Chris...

Cancidas, Sorry I have no idea where the Hind came from.

lijk604
11-19-2011, 11:59 AM
Nicely done HDR on #2 B-2 Isaac. Also loving the BUFF and the Mig-15 / F-86 combo platter.

Matt Molnar
11-19-2011, 01:57 PM
Awesome shots!

Matt Molnar
11-19-2011, 02:00 PM
where'd the hind come from?
I don't know for sure on this one, but the Army owns a few for adversary training.

steve1840
11-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Nice shots Isaac! I passed up going to Nellis because I figured the shots would be baclklit like crazy, but you got great shots! Definitely concidering the show in 2012 now!

Greg_NY
11-19-2011, 05:55 PM
Thanks Steve, Gothamspotter and John...

Steve, You should definitely consider going, it's well worth it. And then after the show you have Vegas to enjoy, hehehe !!!!

seahawks7757
11-19-2011, 07:58 PM
where'd the hind come from?

Are you talking about the Russian Helicopter? It came from Texas.