Air Force Thunderbirds Photography

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Kristhlubik
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Post by Kristhlubik » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:37 pm

RyanS wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:21 am
awal2049 wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:02 am I've seen this unmarked Thunderbird jet as a static display at Marine Corps air shows in the south east. Instead of a number, it has the Air Force logo on the fuselage. Not sure what the story is, maybe one of the reserve jets? These were all taken at the MCAS Beaufort Air Show this year.
It's a zombie F-16 painted in their Thunderbird colors. The wings come off and the tail folds into the fuselage so that they can trailer it from show to show. It was a real F-16 at one point though
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Post by Kristhlubik » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:04 am

RyanS wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:41 pm
Kristhlubik wrote: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:20 pm Travis AFB open house 2017
Thanks for joining us and sharing some shots!
Thank you! I was 10 years active duty and have seen the Thunderbirds 10 or more times. They always put on a great show.
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Post by AnthonyC » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:41 am

Here is a couple standard Thunderbird photos from the most recent show, Aviation Nation 2017! Cheers to the conclusion of the 2017 U.S Air Force Thunderbirds Show Season.

ImageAviation Nation 2017 by Anthony Cornelius, on Flickr

ImageAviation Nation 2017 by Anthony Cornelius, on Flickr

ImageAviation Nation 2017 by Anthony Cornelius, on Flickr

ImageAviation Nation 2017 by Anthony Cornelius, on Flickr
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Post by wfooshee » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:45 am

Just found this board yesterday, my first post here.

Some shots from the Gulf Coast Salute April 2015 at Tyndall AFB, Florida. I live in Panama City, so it's not to hard to justify trudging the 15 miles or so to the show.

It rained on and off the whole day on Saturday, many of the performers were unable to fly due to weather. A few got in during breaks in the weather. The clouds broke just before the T'birds came out on Saturday, so the tarmac was wet as they spooled up. First shot is a little tornado of water being sucked off the concrete by the intake vacuum.
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Heat haze behind a ground crewman
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And heat haze against the trees on #6's takeoff
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One more heat haze, the afterburner turn
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A fairly nice solos crossing shot
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Lastly, the Thunderbirds photographer. I asked him if they let him keep the gear after his tour; he grinned and made a funny sound that might have been a word. He's carrying a D3s with the 600mm f:4
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Post by RyanS » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:47 am

wfooshee wrote: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:45 am Just found this board yesterday, my first post here.

Some shots from the Gulf Coast Salute April 2015 at Tyndall AFB, Florida. I live in Panama City, so it's not to hard to justify trudging the 15 miles or so to the show.

It rained on and off the whole day on Saturday, many of the performers were unable to fly due to weather. A few got in during breaks in the weather. The clouds broke just before the T'birds came out on Saturday, so the tarmac was wet as they spooled up. First shot is a little tornado of water being sucked off the concrete by the intake vacuum.
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Heat haze behind a ground crewman
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And heat haze against the trees on #6's takeoff
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One more heat haze, the afterburner turn
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A fairly nice solos crossing shot
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Lastly, the Thunderbirds photographer. I asked him if they let him keep the gear after his tour; he grinned and made a funny sound that might have been a word. He's carrying a D3s with the 600mm f:4
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Welcome and thanks for adding your shots! Hope to see many more!
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Post by bandfan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:50 am

A couple from various shows and 1 from the air force museum in Dayton, Oh
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Post by RFDGuy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:22 pm

Couple of mine!
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Post by harrypool » Sat May 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Really awesome photos. Cool job
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Post by captmjk16 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:43 pm

I only got to see the TBirds at one show last year, but I got insanely lucky and made the most of it.

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