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On 10/9/2019 at 11:04 AM, CAMike said:

A few pics below from the NAS Lemoore Sept 2019 Show.  A great auditory experience for all ages ;)

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Having been an Air Defense Battalion Tactical Operations officer for a number of years...them folks ain't got me fooled...even with wearing trifocals I can see how they tried to get away with sneaking in an F22 with them F18's!😮  Great pics!

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11 hours ago, CAMike said:

Kenyon Gyro

Ah, you gave us a good tip there. :) What is the rest of your air show photo setup?

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On 10/11/2019 at 8:06 PM, HDBRbuilder said:

I had no idea that the Navy ever had the old F86 Sabre jet in its inventory...cool!

 

The lead aircraft is actually an FJ-4 Fury.  In fact, it's domiciled up in Idaho and is the Last Flying Fury in the world.  A lot of folks that see it believe that it's an F-86 ;)

Thank you for the compliments on the pics.  Much appreciated. 

Mike

Linky:  http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-articles/mig-fury-fighters-north-american-fj-4b-fury-kind.html

 

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On 10/12/2019 at 6:34 AM, JL Sargent said:

Ah, you gave us a good tip there. :) What is the rest of your air show photo setup?

 

Hi JL,

Other than the Kenyon Gyro my equipment is pretty middle of the high end road.  Canon 7D MarkII and some older bodies,  EF 100-400 F4-5.6L IS III USM (typical air show lens), EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS III USM and a couple of other portrait and wide angle lenses.  When I take my Bush Hawk support onto to MIL bases I get a few looks as it looks more like a stabilized rifle with its trigger/pistol grip but lately I've been using it all on top of a tripod and or on a JOBU Jr. gimble on the tripod.   Once the MP's check out my BushHawk, it's never been an issue taking it on base.  Almost as fun as listening to a great sounding system, but a whole lot more mobile.   Do you partake in photography?

Have a great evening.

Mike

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On 10/12/2019 at 12:06 AM, HDBRbuilder said:

Having been an Air Defense Battalion Tactical Operations officer for a number of years...them folks ain't got me fooled...even with wearing trifocals I can see how they tried to get away with sneaking in an F22 with them F18's!😮  Great pics!

 

Hi HDBR.  Man your Trifocals! That's an F-35 in that Section.

Actually NAS Lemoore is the West Coasts only F-35 RAG for the Navy.  The East Coast has Oceana.  The 35's are substantially louder than the Supers so Lemoore was the best fit.  Even Whidbey is taking a lot of heat for the increase in noise complaints from the civilians in the area.  Mostly because the number of flights has increased and the fact that they're louder than the the EA-6Bs.  I was a Surface Warfare Officer via the aviation pipeline due to a change in my depth perception.  So like the RAP song goes,  I'm On A Mutha F__in' Boat!  Great song to play loudly.  Below is a great video of Visual Route 1355 near Whidbey,  If you have a few minutes to spare its a great example of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It's one of the better training routes for maintaining Low Level currency.  At night, with no moon it gets a whole lot more fun.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W48BYDATkI

Enjoy!

R/

Mike

 

 

 

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On 10/15/2019 at 11:42 PM, CAMike said:

Do you partake in photography?

Yes! This thread is full of photos I have taken over the years. Check them out! I mostly use a Canon 5D MkIII body and I use those same two lenses you mention for a lot of my photos. Mine are probably older versions as I have had them for quite a while. I do like that 400mm L 5.6 lens for daytime baseball. Most of my pictures are sports related. Thanks for sharing your gear setup. Here is one I took the other day.

 

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Not a good pic, but someone in the family took this around 1965 in the family basement. I do remember I was playing a 1963 Martin D-28. My best friend still has it.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Marvel said:

Not a good pic, but someone in the family took this around 1965 in the family basement. I do remember I was playing a 1963 Martin D-28. My best friend still has it.

 

 

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that Capo looks like it would survive a nuclear blast.

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I'm sure wherever it is the rubber bands have long rotted away...

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16 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

@dirtmudd  She's growing up!

You can say that again..

 

Gia is with my father and my aunt....

 

Both in their 80s...

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1 hour ago, dirtmudd said:

Gia is with my father and my aunt....

I'm with Carl. She is really growing up fast.

 

Here is a shot I got last night at our Jr High basketball game

 

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Busy day at the beach.

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Halloween 2019. We watch a lot of documentaries/nature shows and the girls wanted to be their own lion pride this year. We don't have much of a neighborhood ourselves, so we pack up and head over to my sister's neighborhood a couple of miles away in town so the girls can get a small taste of "city life."

 

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On 10/9/2019 at 9:04 AM, CAMike said:

A few pics below from the NAS Lemoore Sept 2019 Show.  A great auditory experience for all ages ;)

 

 

 

Supers Refueling Demo Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

Patriots1 Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

Opposing Solos1 Sept 22 2019.jpg

F-35 Lemoore2 Sept 22 2019.jpg

Supers and F35 Form Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

Fury and Supers Lemoore Sept 22 2019.jpg

30 minutes from my house!

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