cloudboygee
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Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:47 pm

These are some of the Images I took at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. I spent 5 days there (2 trade days and 3 public days), and took over 35GB worth of photos...)
I have heaps more stored on my Photobucket site. Email me for a password if you think you want to look at more...chrisgee@ihug.co.nz

All Images shot using Nikon D200 with 80-400mm VR or 18-200 VR

What a roller coaster ride of a week... Heat waves, Dust Storms, Rain, Sun, Wind... but worth every minute.

I'm not sure how many I am allowed to post, so I thought I would just go whole hog... Should I post any more?

Do you think any are worth submitting? I have none in the database so far and would like to have some on. So far only 4 rejections...

Tin Stix of Dynamite! World aerobatic champions Jurgus Kairys (Sukhoi Su-26) and Jim Leroy (Bulldog Pitts S2S) with pyrotechnics by Rich Gibson.


Jim Leroy cuts perofrms The Ribbon Cut... Notice that he is sideways, using his fuselage as a lift surface, flying under the ribbon, and cutting it with his upper wing. What a looney...


The RAAF Aerobatic Team, The Roulettes in their Pilatus PC-9's


RAAF F/A-18A of the "Green Lions" releases flares as it pulls out of a simulated weapons release.


A classic F-111 trick, the Dump & Burn


The US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by cheif Boeing Test pilot Ricardo Traven.




USAF F-16A pulls into a climb


USAF F-15C, 0-20000ft in 1.5 minutes...


RAF E-3C Sentry Crewman


RAAF F-111G Weapons Options


Australian Flag is parachuted in...


RAAF Hawk takes off


Tiger ARH Cockpit


Reflection of Airshow in Strix Sight of the Tiger ARH


Jurgis Kairys pulls out of the bottom of a loop with an explosion in the background...


Yes, thats a 40ton C-27J Spartan flying upside down at the top of its loop...


The Boss... Commander of Air Group (CAG)


Silver Beauty... An immaculate DC-3


Going Up? F-15C takeoff


F-111 Dump & Burn with Exhaust


A Pair of RAAF F/A-18A's from the Green Lions ingress onto their target


Jurgis Kairys flies past an explosion


THe 'MAD' Rocket truck. its actually and engine off a Aermacchi M-339, with a homebuilt afterburner attached...


Kittyhawk vs Yak... Actually a composite of two seperate images...


RAAF F/A-18A Exhaust


The Air Bandits crossover


The Airbandits Triple Cross


Bob Carlton in his Silent1N jet powered glider...


The loadmasters wave from the back of an RAAF C-130H


USAF F-16C vs RAAF F/A-18A... Another combination of two seperate images...


Tiger ARH


Cheif Being Test pilot Ricardo Traven waves a flag out of the window on return from his display in the F/A-18F Super Hornet


and heres a little animation made with a combination of small JPEGS...


RAAF Hawk Inverted climb


Skydiver spiralls above


RAAF F/A-18A Moisture and Flares... My favourite combination!


USAF F-15C burning up the runway...


More F-111 Dump and Burn...


Super Hornet Moisture


Bob Carlton lights the night up with fireworks off the wingtips of his glider...


Boom!


Taipan Squirrels Crossover


Real Australian Hawk


Tiger ARH


D-C3 Taxiing


Boeing cheif test pilotRicardo Traven revs up his Ground Support team prior to a F/A-18F SuperHornet trade-day display run...


Big runway? or Small airplane?


RAAF F/A-18A Dirty Pass


USAF C-17A flying AUS and US Flags


B-52 Flyby


Bob Carlton dancing in the sky
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eadster
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:04 pm

I'm sure some there would be able to be edited to the required standard for here. Some I wouldn't bother with. I can't see a bird or shots with people in them doing much good though!

I wouldn't post anymore. What I would do is look at current pics in the DB from Avalon or even last years for some ideas. You'll soon work out what works and what doesn't. Remember though, start basic and work out how to push boundries from there. Don't start with questionable shots, like the B52, the reflection image. Can the model aircraft, the truck, bird etc for here.

If you want help, let me know.

You get the idea hopefully....
 
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:38 pm

ABSOLUTELY fantastic images, well done!!!

Florian  Smile
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prat
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:48 pm

Great shots!! Can't wait for airshow season on this side of the pond!
 
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:12 am

Quoting INNflight (Reply 2):
ABSOLUTELY fantastic images, well done!!!

I second that! Fantastic selection there! Well Done!! Big grin
 
cloudboygee
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:10 pm

Quoting Eadster (Reply 1):
You get the idea hopefully....

Yeah I get the Idea, thanks mate  Smile I was only thinking of submitting 10 full frame aircraft images. When I have finished editing all my images from the airshow, I will post the 10 here for your advice...

And thanks all for your encouragement.
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:48 pm

It's great to see aviation photography and not just airliners.net photography. Wonderful images, well done!
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:54 pm

Excellent stuff.. and a reasonable slap in the face for all the naysayers here in Aust. that say Avalon goes downhill every year!!

Great work!

Chris
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Chukcha
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:20 pm

Wow, CloudBoyGee, this is amazing stuff, aviation photography at it's best! I would love to see more of your pictures.

I spent four days at Avalon, next time I'll try to go for all six. I felt like a five-year-old kid first time in "Toys-R-Us", just couldn't get enough...
 
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Ryan h
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:29 pm

Great shots.

I was at Avalon for the three public days and enjoyed every minute of it. Weather went from one extreme to the other.
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Kereru
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:50 am

Great shots please submit some soon!

I too was there (my first time) for the three public days and well worth it regardless of weather extremes.

Cheers,
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cloudboygee
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:12 am

Quoting Chukcha (Reply 8):
I felt like a five-year-old kid first time in "Toys-R-Us", just couldn't get enough...

Yeah I'm with you on that one... Where I come from, New Zealand, you dont really get much in the way of airshows... ( I have to tour every easter so I have never been to Warbirds ova Wanaka...)
I spent five days at the Airshow and still found airplanes I had never seen before on the way out on sunday night! I have heard a few people complaining about the variety of airplanes there, and I am thinking that anymore and my head would explode. I was quite amazed by the co-ordindination of the marshallers and organisers to clear paths through the crowd so the airplanes could taxi in and out. That was just spectacular to me  Smile "Excuse me sir, can you just stop there for a second so this C-27J can taxi past about 5meters form your face?".... Awesome... The trade days are especially cool for this.

My only complaint was the intrusion into the sight lines of the PA system. H many of you had great shots ruined by a speaker on a pole 3m in the air? I know a few things about this, because my 'Real Job' is a concert audio engineer. There are a few different System Design options that would allow the front of the crowd line to be totally free of speakers... and sounding as good, if not better... Should I email the organisers and tell them or will they just think I am a tosser? Maybe I am... It just seemed a bit 'off' having your $160 a day gold pass view ruined by the PA system. Not to mention the people who like to STAND UP in the grandstand and block everybodies view. hehe. I get the impression some people though they were watching a footie game...

Thanks everybody for your kind words and encourement.  Smile
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cloudboygee
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:22 pm

And still they come... Just finished editing up the photos I took on the first public day of the airshow... Only 2 more days to go.

Tell me if your bored of these photos yet... I will stop posting them. I'm sure they are far more interesting to me than anyone else!

C-17 Reverses up the runway...


C-27J Takes off with the 40 skydivers.


The Skydivers jump into the dark...


Seahawk crew resting underneath their chopper.


Chris Sperou in his Pitts Special


F-16C Hi-speed pass silouette




Rich Gibsons fireworks


Southern Knoights, It must be terrifying doing aerobatics at dusk...


The 'Mad" Jet Blitz Truck


PzH2000 Self Propelled Howitzer


Commanders Position
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Chukcha
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:55 am

Great photos, Chris, I sure hope some of your pictures will make it into the DB soon.

In the meantime, some pictures started coming up from Avalon:
http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...0%2F%20YMAV%29&distinct_entry=true
 
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:01 am

Stunning mate  bigthumbsup  ... knew I should've made the trip down south.  Sad
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Philthy
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:12 pm

Good work, Chris!

Now, let's see 'em in the database...

Cheers,

Philthy
 
cloudboygee
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:05 pm

Ok I have finished churning through all the photos I took during the week, so this is definately the last lot... For every image here I have five more stored on photobucket so just drop me an email an introduce yourself if you want to look at the whole lot...

Cheers!

A biz jet pilot relaxes on his ride watching Jim Leroy cut up the sky...


The HAL Hansa 3 is pulled out for its display.


F/A-18F Super Hornet


F/A-18F Super Hornet preforms a dirty climb


The business end of the Heliworks Mi-8





This Decathalons vivid colour scheme is apparent here...


Gulfstream


C-27J Spartan


C-27J Spartan Cockpit


The C-27J Reflected in the fuselage of a Hawker Business jet


Doornier 328 Rescue


G550 & C-17A


F-35 Mock up











F-16C, F/A-18E & F-15C


RAAF C-17A




Boeing Cheif Test Pilot Ricardo Traven relaxes beneath his ride prior to his display on the thursday Trade Day.


RAAF Hawk


The awesome PAC-750XL


The RAAF Challanger 604 with Pip Bormann inthe forground


King Air 350


This was bizarre... As I left the airfield on the thursday evening in the bus, we saw this caribou going full speed across the paddack, kicking up lost of dust... We could see where he was going, but it was quite funny to see.
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Ryan h
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:39 pm

Were those photos taken on one of the trade days?
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INNflight
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:41 pm

Another stunning set of images, thanks for sharing  Smile
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cloudboygee
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:07 pm

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 17):

Yeah, most of these were taken on the Wednesday and thursday. I Have heaps of photos from inside the EXPO too, but they are probably a little off-topic to post here...

Quoting INNflight (Reply 18):

Thanks mate  Smile My Pleasure
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:22 am

I've just finished my gallery... http://www.pbase.com/knighty/avalon_2007





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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:35 pm

Simply Stunning Shots!!
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cloudboygee
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RE: Avalon Australia 2007 Airshow

Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:00 am

Nice gallery Knighty  Smile
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