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J-5232 (cn 1308/SFD002) This hornet made a very hard turn just in front of the audience. Look at the colors of the condense that has formed over his wings.
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A visitor from - posted Sat October 24, 2009:
Good shot Dirk. An 18 just absolutely ripping it up

A visitor from - posted Sat October 24, 2009:
Very nice

A visitor from - posted Sat September 5, 2009:
Made in Suisse.

A visitor from - posted Tue July 7, 2009:
What a big bird... That is one very big cockpit...If you compare it with F-16

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 6, 2008:
You have some very amazing timing :P

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun March 9, 2008:
This has gotta be one of the best shots in A.net. Remarkable!

A visitor from Brazil posted Sat December 1, 2007:

A visitor from United States posted Thu February 22, 2007:
The most fantastic picture on this site. Serious props to the photographer.

A visitor from Germany posted Sun November 26, 2006:
This is awesome, wish I could get that close

A visitor from Mexico posted Sun September 3, 2006:
Cool picture!

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 9, 2006:
Very cool to see aggressive maneuvers like that caught very close up and clear

A visitor from Italy posted Mon July 24, 2006:
Great Shot!

A visitor from Netherlands Antilles posted Fri May 26, 2006:
Great picture man!

A visitor from United States posted Tue May 9, 2006:
Stunning power! Crisp photo! Love the background!

A visitor from United States posted Mon May 8, 2006:
Great moment captured.

A visitor from Poland posted Wed February 15, 2006:
The best! Pozdrawiam Mati

A visitor from Pakistan posted Sat February 4, 2006:
Now that is a picture! and that is a plane, really great.

A visitor from Turkey posted Fri February 3, 2006:
Wow this is an amazing capture.Congrats.

A visitor from Switzerland posted Sat January 28, 2006:

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Wed January 18, 2006:
Great shot!!!!!

A visitor from Canada posted Tue January 17, 2006:
Amazing... when can i buy it

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 17, 2006:
I am set to be a future US Naval strike fighter pilot, and I just love this shot.

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 16, 2006:
The close-up of this shot is outstanding. One of the best fighter shots I have ever seen.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun January 15, 2006:
Great angle and condensation.

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 15, 2006:
Skilled cameraman- YES! great looking and performing plane YOU BET!

A visitor from Mexico posted Fri January 13, 2006:
This is an excellent picture! It has a very high quality definition and the plane was captured just right in the moment when it was at MACH 1.0, crossing through the sound barrier. Also, the fighter was snapped from a very good angle.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri January 13, 2006:
Very nice shot about a high-speed aircraft. The fog behind tells that this bird is really pushing it to the limit.

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Fri January 13, 2006:
A beautiful F/A18

A visitor from Belgium posted Mon January 9, 2006:
The best shot from Axalp I have ever seen, only the sound is missing ;-)!!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 9, 2006:
I bet that they are both grunting

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 8, 2006:

A visitor from Belgium posted Fri January 6, 2006:
Perfect dynamic & close framing, artistic yet still keeping documentary value - subtle lighting, good control of contrejour - speed impression with low shutter speed yet perfectly sharp

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 29, 2005:
Absolutely awesome capture. The only thing I would like to see are the wingtips. ;)

A visitor from Switzerland posted Wed November 23, 2005:
Absolutely Great - looks like a shot out of another plane !

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 13, 2005:
Amazing... feels like you're right there with him. Great shot!

A visitor from Australia posted Sun November 13, 2005:
One of the best shots I've ever seen... and I'm on here alot! Misha

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun November 13, 2005:
What a fantastic shot, to capture the speed and movement of the Hornet in a split second. Conveying the speed is difficult in a photograph but the condensation achieves this. If I only took one shot of this quality in my life I would consider this an achievement well done.

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 9, 2005:
This is incredible! I agree that this is the best action shot on A.net! All the effects work together for an incredible view! Great job Voortmans!

A visitor from Belgium posted Wed November 9, 2005:
Amazing shot!! One of the best action shots at airliners.net

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 9, 2005:
Nice job, the colors, reflections & condensation combine to create a unique effect.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue November 8, 2005:
Really good shot. Respect!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue November 8, 2005:
Very nice shot! I wish I was there!

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