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I took a ride down to CLT on Saturday afternoon, and found Michael Jordan's new Gulfstream G-V at the FBO.  It's around CLT enough (MJ is one of the owners of the Charlotte Hornets) but not always in a good spot to shoot.

 

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I was more than surprised to see this Luftwaffe Global 5000 on the ramp at the FBO - I've never seen the Luftwaffe down here, and didn't know they had a Global.  It's been a good start to the year spotting-wise!

 

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The 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard, based at CLT, is transitioning from the C-130 to the C-17.  Their last C-130 departed about a month ago, and today, their first C-17 arrived.  It was a lousy day - low clouds, on and off rain, just perfect conditions.  This aircraft, like the rest they will get, came from the 437th Airlift Wing in Charleston.

 

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Accompanying the first C-17 was another C-17, this one carrying special markings commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the North Carolina ANG.

 

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On 1/14/2018 at 5:27 PM, Moose135 said:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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Mr Moose has mad skills as a photag BUT, nothing can help this poor Ugly Duckling. It's mother couldn't love it. UUUGH

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On 1/15/2018 at 2:27 AM, Moose135 said:

I took a ride down to CLT on Saturday afternoon, and found Michael Jordan's new Gulfstream G-V at the FBO.  It's around CLT enough (MJ is one of the owners of the Charlotte Hornets) but not always in a good spot to shoot.

 

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That pattern is called "elephant print", and can be found applied to several sneaker models across the Air Jordan footwear line.  I have two different pairs with that pattern.  On a plane, its unique for sure, and more striking than the previous white with powder blue stripe/accent.  Marketing is everything.  This brings to mind the reaction to Americans current scheme when it was first rolled out to the public.

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Was in Florida last week and got to see the SpaceX launch of the TESS satellite. We were six miles due west of Pad 40, this is a crop of a full frame image. 

 

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B-29 Fifi is sitting around 3 km from me right now. The photos was through a fence so its not worth showing. No idea why its sitting at my local airport. Nothing airshow happening here.

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B-29 Fifi is sitting around 3 km from me right now. The photos was through a fence so its not worth showing. No idea why its sitting at my local airport. Nothing airshow happening here.

Brantford Airshow.

 

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Not today, but a couple of weeks ago on our way to the IPMS Nationals in Phoenix, we spent a day in North Las Vegas photographing Red Flag 18-3 participants. I really enjoyed watching fairly high-intensity air operations. Would have liked to see the B-52s and the Colombian Kfirs that were there fly, but what we did see was great.

 

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I'll play, but mine are 2 years old.  Nellis AFB "Aviation Nation" in November 2016.  Sadly there was no air show this year, but there should be one in 2019.

 

F-15B/D on take-off

 

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TWO F-15B/D's on takeoff.  You don't see that every day!- Especially clean with no fuel tanks or pods.

 

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F-15E...

 

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Caught above a smoke ring from ground explosion...

 

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Two F-15B/D's and two F-16 Aggressors

 

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The Navy is always there with an F-18E

 

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The Heritage Flight, with a Sabre, F-35 and F-22

 

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A DC-10 water bomber dropping it's load.

 

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And my favorite, a T-33 in front of another ground explosion.

 

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Cheers,

Chuck

 

 

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Took a ride to CLT this afternoon to get a few shots of the Antonov that showed up at 2am.

 

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While we were shooting the Antonov, I saw something unusual arriving on 36R and I realized it was the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital DC-10!!!  Orbis operates this aircraft in developing countries to provide eye care, as well as to teach local doctors.  It is a state-of-the-art facility with operating rooms and teaching areas.  This aircraft was donated to Orbis by FedEx, who also provide maintenance.  It replaced an earlier DC-10, also donated by FedEx.  In 2009, the older DC-10 was at LGA for several days, and a group of us got to tour it and see the onboard medical facilities.

 

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Its National Day here in the UAE, and these guys were flying around the entire country along with their air force acrobatic display team.  I didnt have the time to head out to a better viewing spot, but I did see that the final flyby was very close to my apartment, so I took these from my balcony.

 

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