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Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:18 am

Check this out:


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Photo © Chad Thomas - Jetwash Images

 
EWS
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:20 am

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

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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:43 am

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

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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:47 am

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
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:56 am

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,
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:56 am

Well done Chad, stunning shot!

Cheers,
Florian
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:58 am

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
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:06 am

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]
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:44 am

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
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:05 am

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
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:09 am

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
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:38 pm

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!
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:51 pm

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

Congratulations.
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:36 pm

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...
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:15 am

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

Yep, they are based there with the Air Force Reserve.
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:56 am

Daaaaamn! Nice one Chad!

How many minutes did this one take to shoot to #1 and Photog's choice?
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:14 am

Great shot Chad!

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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:19 am

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
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:55 am

So where'd the dust come from? Is the runway that narrow?
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:10 am

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
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:18 pm

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

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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:05 am

That's just wow, crazy s*ite Big grin

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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:42 am

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

??
 
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RE: Number One With A Bullet

Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:56 am

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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