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Post by Vampyre » 07 Dec 2015, 08:43

I figured I would post up a bunch of my personal photos that I have taken through the years. A lot of these were on the old S77 website but I'll have many more here.

Y'all might recognize the location for these first few. They were taken during an exercise called Bold Quest in 2007.

French Mirage 2000D of EC5/330 from Mont-de-Marsan AB
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French Mirage F1CT of EC2/30 Normandie Niemen from Colmar AB
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A-10C's from the 47th FS, 917th Wing, Barksdale AFB LA
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AZ ANG F-16C from the 167th FW Tucson
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F-22A Raptor from the 422nd TES, 53rd TEG
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F-16C's from the 64th AGRS, 57th FWW
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CF-188A from 410 Sqn, 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake Alberta
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F-117A Nighthawk's of the 8th FS, 49th FW, Holloman AFB NM
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One of my jets, F/A-18F Super Bug, VX-9 from NAWS China Lake
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Post by runny » 07 Dec 2015, 16:57

The level of badass is through the roof. Nice pics!
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Post by Vampyre » 08 Dec 2015, 00:06

Heres a few more from Bold Quest-

F/A-18E's fron VFA-143 "Pukin Dogs" NAS Oceana VA
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More of my jets, F/A-18E and two F/A-18F's from VX-9 NAWS China Lake
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F-15E from the 57th FWW
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...and another
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E-8C JSTARS from the 126th ACCS, 116 ACW Robins AFB GA
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E-3C of the 552nd ACW Tinker AFB OK
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F-15C of the 57th FWW
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AV-8B+ of VMA-311 "Tomcats" from MAG-13 MCAS Yuma AZ
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French Mirage 2000D's of EC5/330 from Mont-de-Marsan AB
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Post by Vampyre » 08 Dec 2015, 07:19

Some Reno Air Race 2012 photos

FG-1D on the ramp
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F4U-4 in the pits
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F4U-4 ripping around the pylons
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F6F-5 Taxiing in to the ramp
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F7F-3 taking off
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F7F-3 in the pits
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F8F-1 on its landing rollout
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P-51D on the ramp
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Yak-3UPW tearing around the pylons
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FM2 Wildcat landing
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Sea Fury FBII "Dreadnought" in the pits
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Aero L-39 Albatross taxiing in from the jet heat
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T-33A pace plane
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F-22A Raptor, 7th FS, 49FW Holloman AFB NM
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F-22A showing its belly
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Heritage flight F-22A and P-51D formation pass
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F-15C 114th FS, 173rd FW, Oregon ANG
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F-15C touch and go
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3 ship two F-15D and F-15C pass
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F-15C on the general admission/airshow side
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F-5N of VFC-13 NAS Fallon NV
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UH-1H Iroquois in the general admission/airshow side
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AH-1G Cobra in the general admission/airshow side
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OV-10A Bronco in the general admission/airshow side
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Post by JINX » 08 Dec 2015, 12:47

Nice pic of the OV-10A!

Do they still have the air races out in Stead NV? That's where I grew up, and my love of aviation started. F-4 Phantoms out of Reno, Reno Air Races, and the yearly Fallon Air Show were my life blood.
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Post by Vampyre » 08 Dec 2015, 13:18

Yes, the Reno Air Races are still held at Stead field... I wanted to go this year while I was moving to AZ but I was stuck in WA for two extra weeks and missed it.

Speaking of Fallon:
CVW-11 workups in 2012
VFC-12 from Oceana VA
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Our sister squadron VMFA-323 the "Death Rattlers" from MCAS Miramar
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E-2C Hawkeye 2000 of VAW-113 the "Black Eagles" Point Mugu CA
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My jets, lot 10 F/A-18C Hornets of VFA-146 "Blue Diamonds", NAS Lemoore CA
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and another
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F/A-18F of VFA-154 "Black Knights" NAS Lemoore CA
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F/A-18A+ of VFA-204 "River Rattlers" CVWR-20 JRB New Orleans LA
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VFA-204 CONA bird
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VFA-122 F/A-18C Marine Aviation Centennial bird transferred to my squadron to replace a jet with structural cracks
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One of mine on jacks... :( How the hell do you get a 904 on the beach?
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Post by Vampyre » 08 Dec 2015, 20:36

Fallon workups with CVW-14 in 2010:

EA-6B ICAP3 of VAQ-139 "Cougars" from NAS Whidbey Island WA
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VFC-13 F-5N from Fallon NV
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F-16A of NSAWC, NAS Fallon NV
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F-16B from NSAWC, NAS Fallon NV
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Hunter F58 of ATAC
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Kfir C2 of ATAC
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Two of mine, VFA-146, DIMON 300 and 302 up and ready waiting to taxi out
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Post by JINX » 09 Dec 2015, 02:44

I know the sqrn commander for NSAWC (last couple years). He likes to brag that he's the only guy in the Navy that owns F16s. Get to meet with him in Ogden UT every year for the F16 World Wide Review TCG.

Ill see if I can dig up some of my pics and contribute.
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Post by Vampyre » 10 Dec 2015, 10:06

By all means, post what you have.

Here's some from my 05-06 deployment on the TR

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Post by Vampyre » 11 Dec 2015, 23:53

Egyptian Mi-8T Escorting us through the Suez (the ditch).
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USS San Jacinto, CG-56 in the "Ditch"
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Tomcats on the patio
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USS Oscar Austin DDG-79
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Felix 101
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VAW-124 "Bear Aces" Hawkeye 2000 in the groove
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VFA-87 "Golden Warriors" F/A-18C taxiing around the deck
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"War Hoover" on the cat at sundown
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F-14D Tomcat twilight approach
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Spanish Navy Alvoro de Bazan F-101
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One of my birds, S-3B Viking VS-24 NAS Jacksonville FL on the TR
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Royal Navy Sea King HC4 in the Persian Gulf
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The TR CVN-71 at anchor in Marmaris Turkey
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F-14D Tomcat taxiing to cat 1
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