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#3434279 - 11/15/11 06:19 AM Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos
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Starting a thread for my photos. I took a ton of pics, and it will take me a while to process them all, but here's the first batch.

It was a great show, worth the 6-hour-each-way drive and traffic. I have seen the T-Birds many times and have many photos, so I left before they flew to get a jump on traffic and the drive home. It didn't rain, but high clouds most of the day provided good lighting, but a bland background in certain directions.

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#3434354 - 11/15/11 09:01 AM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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Cool shots Ken. I am looking forward to the rest. smile


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#3434511 - 11/15/11 03:59 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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Amazing shots, you must have a nice zoom lense.
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#3434535 - 11/15/11 04:39 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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Thanks Wheels and Panther.

Yes, it's a pretty good lens - a Canon 100-400L, which is a pretty common air show lens. It's pricey, but if you're going to do much air show stuff, it's practically a necessity. I had a 28-300, but it just didn't have enough zoom. Sigma makes a 150-500mm lens, but I've heard it's a little soft at max zoom, and is a little slow to focus.

Here are a few more:

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#3434982 - 11/16/11 04:54 AM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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http://www.techflyer.net/images/nellis11/album/IMG_3383.jpg
That one jumped off the page at me. Really nice shot. thumbsup


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#3435170 - 11/16/11 02:09 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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Must have been a pretty good show! I thought I'd seen just about everything flying at one time or another, but I don't think I've ever seen an A-1 or T-33 in the air. Very cool!

Used to have the BONE do touch and go's at George AFB, CA when I was stationed there in the late 80s and usually had an F-106 from Edwards flying spotter. BONEs are pretty impressive...and loud. smile
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#3435569 - 11/16/11 11:08 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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Yes, it was a good show. I hadn't seen any flare firings before, so that was a nice surprise, and I hope they stick with it. I was a little disappointed that the BONE didn't do more, just just took off, then later made one high level pass, then a while after that landed. I was hoping it and the B-2 would do a fly-by in formation, but that didn't happen.

One of the cool things about Nellis is the aircraft taxi past the crowd after they land (except for the B-1).

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#3436020 - 11/17/11 05:23 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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The flares were a surprise for myself as well. I was also disappointed in the Bone flyby.... should have made one fast pass with the wings swept, but no it had to chicken out with an overhead pass around 1500'. I guess we were lucky to see it since it had problems, but it could have been better.
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#3436021 - 11/17/11 05:26 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Arthonon]
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Finally got all the shots I wanted to process done. All of them can be seen here .

Here are a few of the ones I like best:

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#3436048 - 11/17/11 06:11 PM Re: Nellis Aviation Nation 2011 Photos [Re: Panther]
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Originally Posted By: *Panther*
The flares were a surprise for myself as well. I was also disappointed in the Bone flyby.... should have made one fast pass with the wings swept, but no it had to chicken out with an overhead pass around 1500'. I guess we were lucky to see it since it had problems, but it could have been better.

The BONE was disappointing, but the base really did put on a good show, and I appreciate all the effort they put in.

If you can, pass along that they should keep the flares smile
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