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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Check this out:


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Photo © Chad Thomas - Jetwash Images



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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Now that is something else, The quality is fantastic. Spot on Chad, always enjoy your images.

Lew


User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

Sweet Jebus! And this is why I love the C-17.

Corey



C'mon Man
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

The plane is a bit distant and surprised we didn't reject it for DIRTY. Look at all that dust!  Smile

Just joking of course, AWESOME shot!

Mike


User currently offlineBoeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

Wow, that's a very nice picture!! And what a huuuuuge cloud of dust.
Guess Chad had to use some "extra" equipment:




 silly   silly 

Keep it up Chad!
Cheers,
Florian  wave 


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Well done Chad, stunning shot!

Cheers,
Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 3):
The plane is a bit distant and surprised we didn't reject it for DIRTY. Look at all that dust!

lol who says screeners have no sense of humour .?

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
Well done Chad, stunning shot!

These words echo a lot when we see chads shots what more can i say.
Cheers



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

All,

Thanks for the kind comments. It was very impressive.   


Some stats from another message board that someone emailed to me:

As per the pilot –

- Zero/Zero visibility on the front windshield as the aircraft reversed itself down the runway. (Shot in the Queue now    )

- On the initial takeoff, the C17 hit 42 degrees nose high.
- The second departure
(the photo that Royal posted) 1500 ft takeoff roll, 88 knot rotation speed and along with hard left rudder, full deflection of the left spoiler to help roll the aircraft at slow speed... This is a rare shot.


The “This is a rare shot” was for anyone who caught it. I elected to hold back the zoom to catch the full effect of the departure.

After both departures, we had about 20 seconds to get our gear protected. It was nasty. Last Saturday I was just getting over Pharyngitis, believe me, I had a relapse for a couple of days.   It was worth it!

Quoting EWS (Reply 1):
The quality is fantastic.

For anyone that owns100-400mm and complains of it being soft on the long end, I suggest that you send it into Canon.

On mine, the push/pull lock ring was getting reeeaaaally tight. I sent it to Mack for repair and also asked them to check the sharpness at 300-400mm. They couldn’t repair any of it so they sent it onto Canon for the repair. It came back razor sharp. I can tell you this shot was well over 300mm.   Its every bit as sharp as any Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 I have used. (And that is a helluva lens.    )

[Edited 2007-04-10 01:26:52]

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

A correction to the previous post:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 7):
I elected to hold back the zoom to catch the full effect of the departure.



Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 7):
can tell you this shot was well over 300mm.

This particular shot was at focal length 160mm. I confused this with another shot in the sequence. Sorry for the misinformation.  Sad


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Hey Chad,

I agree... I borrowed my buddies 100-400 for LAS last Nov. Its a lot better for aviation than my 70-200 2.8 IS, the quality is very comparable... for nice light situations... but for a wedding... the 70-200 was amazing...

Great photo, keep them coming!

Grant



Drive it like you stole it!
User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

That photo is unreal. I've been watching it make it's way up the line to the top of 24 all day. I'm sure it'll get there soon. Beats out any chance of my two heli shots making it up the list!  Angry

No hard feelings though, they're nowhere near the top!  Smile


Dan


User currently offlineStevenL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

WOW!

I've been to McChord Air Force Base multiple times and seen my share of C-17's, but never seen a take off like that!


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

This is something different in an amazing sense. There's adrenaline all over it!

Congratulations.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4965 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Amazing shot... I've been to RAL before (under different circumstances), and seeing a C-17 blast out of that VERY small GA airport must have been amazing!

BTW, that C-17 was from March ARB, right?



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineRomeoKC10FE From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 13):
BTW, that C-17 was from March ARB, right?

Yep, they are based there with the Air Force Reserve.


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11569 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Daaaaamn! Nice one Chad!

How many minutes did this one take to shoot to #1 and Photog's choice?



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User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Great shot Chad!

Daniel



AirTeamImages -ATI-
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Thanks again for the compliments/comments on the photo and to those that voted 'Photographers Choice'. Very much appreciated. Top of the day is nice, but, its even better when your peers think enough of the shot to recognize it.

Now,

to reply to the 20 + emails I receieved since yesterday regarding this photo. Where is that "Reply to All" option Johan?!?  Big grin


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

So where'd the dust come from? Is the runway that narrow?

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 18):
So where'd the dust come from?

Its a dirt strip!  Wink

Quoting Timz (Reply 18):
Is the runway that narrow?

Runway 9/27
Dimensions: 5401 x 100 ft. / 1646 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: Single wheel: 48000 lbs
Double wheel: 70000 lbs
Double tandem: 110000 lbs

Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 9 RUNWAY 27
Latitude: 33-57.233272N 33-57.032212N
Longitude: 117-27.118320W 117-26.077485W
Elevation: 760.2 ft. 818.2 ft.
Gradient: 1.1 1.1
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 089 magnetic, 103 true 269 magnetic, 283 true
Markings: precision, in fair condition nonprecision, in fair condition


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

All,

the vids are up on Youtube.

Gotta love the narration on this first one. "He cant stop now, he cannot stop... whoooa my God!"

Takeoff 1-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OdPsdwPSEQ

Landing, stop and reverse-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGcshQZ9Mfg


Takeoff 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuzWhQxQj2E

 Smile


User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

That's just wow, crazy s*ite Big grin

Ivan


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 19):
Its a dirt strip!



Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 19):
Runway 9/27
Dimensions: 5401 x 100 ft. / 1646 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition

??


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 22):
??

Oh my...   

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 19):
Its a dirt strip!

Its a joke!    Yeah sure

[Edited 2007-04-11 20:58:36]

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