Patrick I pass Dover AFB on way to our beach hose and the planes come in right over the road to do there touch and go' sure is a big planePatrick Bramlett said:
I was stopped on the side of the interstate as it flew right over for its maneuver. I shot several frames before I had to cover my ears. I estimate before it reached the fence it was about 200-300 feet above me. Its hard to tell its actual altitude.greyflash said:The C5 is a whopper Patrick and you have captured it well. I would emagine that this was on the approach; i.e., throttled back vs. taking off under full throttle. Nice image.
It is big. I really want to see an AN-225 in flight or on the tarmac parked next to the c5. The An-225 is the big boy.mike mac said:
Those things amaze me. I understand the principles of flight, but I still find it hard to believe they can fly. A great shot BTW.
Well Gale, you would definately not want to be using the bushhawk around there.Gale said:Great image Patrick,
that is one huge bumble bee. C5A I believe....
They fly out of Patrick Air Force base here.
If I were to stop to photo now, I would be arrested.
I never thought of that Gilles, but it makes sense. "sorry but my plane sunk" Tell that to airport authority.Gilles said:I had the change once at an airshow to clim the C5 stairs to go to the upper level, You have the space for the pilots and behind you can sit about 60 peoples, just after we climb back down they close the stairs so nobody could go up. That plane was parked on asphalt and when they left that airbase they had to use tractor to pull the airplane from there because of the weigh, it had sink in the asphalt.
I would love to visit a carrier. I love the Tomcat, too bad its being replaced.Johan said:Patrick,
A very nice capture of that steal bird. I think that the angle of the shot is very good, nice dimension. I have never photographed any planes that close I think it has to be really great and lots of fun doing that. So, what about shooting the departure of a F14-Tomcat on a carrier Let those afterburners spit it out !!!
Love the picture a lot !