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User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

With all of the so-called bickering going on in recent threads, I thought I would try to liven things up here. I know that there is no real chance that these would make the A.net DB (something about upclose shots of military pilots not being motive), but thought I would post them for everyone to see and comment on.

These were taken today (18 Dec 2006) when 2/F-18Cs from VFA-34 "Blue Blasters" landed at Grand Junction - Walker Field, CO to accomplish a 'hot refuel' before moving on to their next destination. The military portion of the FBO here is nice enough to provide free pizza and sodas to all military pilots/crew that stop for fuel. Now since they were accomplishing a 'hot refuel', the pilots were unable to get out of their jets. So....pizza and soda was delivered to them instead.

Pizza to go!


Damn that soda tastes good?



Hope that you all enjoy.

Louis


"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
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User currently onlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Quoting Avsfan (Thread starter):
Damn that soda tastes good?

Thats too funny

VTBDflyer



Fly Thai
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

I'd be pretty sure that if they were uploaded and by chance accepted, they'd be popular! Nice pics!

User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

haha. Nice shots... I think the 2nd would easily be accepted.

-Mike Paschal


User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Well at least now we know what the HUD is REALLY used for...

B


User currently offlineAirMalta From Malta, joined Mar 2006, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

I love the photos mate well done why dont you give it a try and upload?
malcolm Smile


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Definition of bravery: drinking a soda right before a flight.

-SOAC



Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Quoting AirMalta (Reply 5):
I love the photos mate well done why don't you give it a try and upload?

Exactly, give them a go!


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting Avsfan (Thread starter):
Pizza to go!

I wonder how they got that delivered  Wink


User currently offlineStil From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 345 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
It seems to me a pair of stills from "Hot shots" film. I can't imagine a fighter cockpit full of pizza crumbs during a mission, or the face of the deliver boy (Who ordered a pizza?).
On the other hand, I agree with mentioned here. If a wingtip with a bee swarm motive was right for A.net, this pic is a hit for sure!

Congrats.

Stil



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting Avsfan (Thread starter):
Now since they were accomplishing a 'hot refuel', the pilots were unable to get out of their jets.

?? Why not? We used to do it all the time. Just shut down #1, exit the jet, leave #2 running while fueling, do what you gotta do, get back in, re-start #1.


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2327 times:

Jeff,

I wonder if they shut down one anyway. I can't see how someone could pass those items to the pilot anyway, without passing inside the safety zone of the intake.

Wonderful shots either way!


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 10):



Quoting Sulman (Reply 11):

Both of the jets shut down the right engine since that was the side the fuel truck was on. It was planned that they would only be on the ground for no more than 15 minutes. The guy that runs the military division of the FBO walked right up to the plane and handed the pilots the goods. Plus he had to take and give back their credit cards for the fuel. I was also walking around within 20 feet of the jets taking pictures while all of this was going on.

For all of those who have liked the photos so far....I submitted them for acceptance/rejection this morning. It can be a long week of waiting, but we will have to see what happens.

Louis

[Edited 2006-12-19 19:20:00]


"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Who's paying for these pizzas? #! The USAF or the tax payer? Same difference I guess.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Quoting Ukair (Reply 13):
Who's paying for these pizzas? #! The USAF or the tax payer? Same difference I guess.

What difference does it make to you? I'd gladly pay for their pizzas....as would many others here.


User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

hahaha.. awsome photos.

motiv on the pizza box tho.. companies website is clearly visible Big grin


User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 14):
I'd gladly pay for their pizzas....as would many others here.

... and that is only a very small price for shots like these!

Quoting Avsfan (Reply 12):
I submitted them for acceptance/rejection this morning. It can be a long week of waiting, but we will have to see what happens.

Good luck, Louis!

Regards,

Walter



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User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting Ukair (Reply 13):
Who's paying for these pizzas? #! The USAF or the tax payer?

The USAF would be upset to pay for the pizza and soda since the aircraft pictured are USN F-18Cs.

Dont worry...the pizzas and soda were not paid for by US Taxpayers. The pizzas and sodas are provided free of charge by the FBO on the airfield.



"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

It is now official. Both of the photos mentioned in this thread were rejected for motive.


"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
User currently offlineVice911 From China, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

That's a shame! I like them both very much!


Back in China now. Camera used: Nikon D70 D50 D200 D40 FUJI S3 PRO Canon 400D. Now with Nikon D7000.
User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Quoting Avsfan (Reply 18):
It is now official. Both of the photos mentioned in this thread were rejected for motive.

Utter crap.. just goes to show you theres no humor in aviation photography anymore, one of the reasons alot of people aint uploading anymore.

Personally i think your shots are awesome but it just goes to show..

Lew


User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
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Check out the carry-on behind the pilot in the first pic....I guess it didn't fit into the overhead compartment.

Corey



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