Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Cheuk Man Kevin Ho
    USA - Coast Guard
    Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (L-382)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed
    382-5023
    1716
    In Flight
    California
    USA
    October 13, 2007
  • 772

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October 24, 2007
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There's no better location to view the Golden Gate Bridge than from a Coast Guard C-130...Note the trail of dust left behind from our engines.
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Comments (265)

Anonymous
8 years ago
These guys look quite relaxed. Yeah, they are chilling, don't they?
An impressive photo showing an impressive building in the background...To me this picture deserves 5 stars!

Keep up your good work,

Alexander Hille - Berlinspotter
Anonymous
8 years ago
I was crossing the Golden Gate when you took that picture!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is what you call death just a few feet away, pardon the pun, but if the guy stood up for some reason, and the airplane ran into some rough turbulence, he could find himself swimming with the fish.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is one of the nicest pic i've ever seen here.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Now that is a rare view! The colors of the Bay are absolutely amazing. One of a kind capture!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That picture is unique and so different from 99% of the others in the database. Very original. Thanks!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This two guys looks like man's without problems :D
Anonymous
8 years ago
First aerial shot i've seen of the bridge.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome!!! What a great Shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
An unusual/unique perspective on an iconic image,golden gate seen from a 10x12 patch of moving aluminum, 5000? feet in the sky. nice!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The fringe benefits of an otherwise difficult and often unappreciated job - these folks deserve the best view in the world!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Man they are sure relaxing. Great Pic.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh my God ! This is the coolest photo I have ever seen ! I really want to do this before I die ! Who wouldn't enjoy their favorite drink with this view ?

Great, excellent job ! ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best photo on A.net, hands down. What a beauty ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Best place ever to have a date! but not with a marine no way great picture! thumbs up!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow , i have no words.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice Shot. Love the Bay!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is a beautiful view
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome shot! They are really enyoing man:)
Anonymous
8 years ago
FREAKING SPECTACULAR picture!!! 5*, 50* if I could!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Reminds me of when i was in san fran...great picture with a beautiful background
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very freaking nice! Some guys have all the fun...
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's just another day sunbathing, relaxing and looking at the beautiful ocean... except we're only moving 500mph at 6000ft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Breathtaking view .... woooowwwwwwwwww
Anonymous
8 years ago
What an awesome desktop wallpaper!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing! No doubt the best view in the house.
Anonymous
8 years ago
These guys know how to relax. That would also be my prefered style of flying. No need fo first class ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
I would so like to be one of those guys
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's what I call a 'window' seat!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome photo! That must be so cool to sit there!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow ¡ Impressive ¡ The aircraft frames one of the most beautifull bridges in the world, but... I hope they are well tied
Anonymous
8 years ago
I'm speechless.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The most funny picture on Airliners.net :)) five stars for subject and quality!
Anonymous
8 years ago
5 stras, couldn't get better kevin. Very, very nice. Love the loadmasters lie down the ramp!

Sven from N-Br.
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of the best office in the world. :-)
Anonymous
8 years ago
I like it
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a great shot. Something completely different than we are used to see here. Fantastic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Among the most spectaculous pictures on a.net, congrats, well done
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent image! A great deal of humor combined with the surreal fealing of just hanging in the air.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great idea and execution... 5 stars from me...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great perspective! How many of us are wishing that we are up there with them while viewing this photo? All of us!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oh, yeah. Fabulous. Perfect exposure.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing shot! what a view
Anonymous
8 years ago
Damn what pic! Great! Thankz for sharing!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Office with a view... beautifuL :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
In the click time very well, far beyond what we ca expect from an air picture ****** star photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
Coolest picture ever. 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good Idea, nice Livestyle
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply amazing!! It's better than A380' first class!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a view indeed. Seems dangerous though should anything fall out or the door supports malfunction.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's one hell of a view...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Now, that is a cool picture!! I hope they are safely fastened!! I bet the view and sensations are fantastic from this place! Thanks a lot for sharing this unusual scene :-)
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is absolutely the best photo i've seen EVER in my life!

Incredible! What A Shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unique! excelent photo, so jelous of that guys!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The place where every would like to be ! Lucky guys !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Jealous. . . Wish I could do that while on the job.
Anonymous
8 years ago
WOW WOW WOW!!!
Such a beutiful view.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
8 years ago
An amazing photo! the feeling of total freedom and great scenary!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a great shot!I think is one of the best picture on Anet!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really those cargo officers are havin´ a nice time. I wish I was there. T.B.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That looks fun!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic View!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awsome pic! Wont catch me doing that!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Damn... This is the greatest of all time! I can smell that JP4 and feel my teeth rattle!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow - this photo makes me feel all funny inside! I feel like those guys are going to slide off the edge any minute, despite how relaxed they look. SCARY!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing view, fearless guys, great shot - what more can i say?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Umique view of the Golden Gate
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awsome Photo, our military rocks!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
8 years ago
Live this Life!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Airforce, fly'n with an awsome view of San Fran Bay
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love the composition going from bottom to top right
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great view. One of the perks of the job for our military personnel.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool!

Are those guys strapped on to anything though?

Lol, great shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wonderfull
Anonymous
8 years ago
That is awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a relaxing shot!!!!!!!!!!
Funny too!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lucky people!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
ME GUSTA!
Anonymous
8 years ago
WOW
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lol awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastico
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Exactly how many folks get to see something like this everyday. It is nice to see the two guys enjoying it to its fullest
Anonymous
8 years ago
God Bless America! Still find it funny that all the "fair" and "non-bias" news doesn't cover the heroes that America still makes, instead they do full coverage on the junkies, the perverts, the scum, the homeless, and the illegal.
Anonymous
8 years ago
They're just kickin' back... awesome!! One of the best ever on the site, for sure *****!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Man 1- "this is the life"
Man 2- "deffo"
Anonymous
8 years ago
Por su enfoque, por la vista, por los colores, porque es bonita de ver!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Woooow
Anonymous
8 years ago
I can only live vicariously through this shot! Such amazing scenery, but I'd be scared to death to sit there like those guys!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic shot from the back of a C-130.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Snacks rule!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Best view off the planet
Anonymous
8 years ago
That has to be one of the coolest feelings in the world...to be flying with no windshields blocking the air from you...just you flying through the air..think about it...wonderful
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This picture shows how blase one can become when surrounded by beauty in the course of an ordinary work day.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Gr8 example for Njoying life at every moment
Anonymous
8 years ago
It reminds me why i need to join the military.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Maybe best of the year... this shot really looks like "damn buddy, we got one cool job"
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Work hard but also enjoy life one moment at a time while you are still young.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great picture. Moments like these stick. Salaries might not be top, but you guys get paid in natura which has a value of its own..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unique photo. Nice subject, relaxed subjects.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic!! Amazinh!! Beautiful !! Take me on a ride too!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice view of the ggb
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great
Anonymous
8 years ago
Now that is a lovely sight.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Breathtaking
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very clear and easily distinguishable
Anonymous
8 years ago
Best of both worlds - in the air and on the sea.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The contrast in darks and lights helps intensify the sense of near and far and also the great difference in scale. the people who are in fact small in realtionship to the bridge and boats are much bigger in the image than the bridge or boats.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Best "balcony" view I`ve ever seen...
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love the clarity of this shot. Good contrast between the light and the shadows. The bridge looks as though it is in a fairy land scene, such a good contrast with the coast guard observing the whole scene.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I could tell this was a C130 beautiful just beautiful
Anonymous
8 years ago
You get the sense you are actually in the picture taking a ride in the bay of the plane. When in the Navy we steamed out and back under the bridge and now vicariously I have sailed over it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Breath taking and it made me wish I was there!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love how relaxed this is, just hangin' out, enjoying the view.....
Anonymous
8 years ago
So laid back and easy and confident -- the world is the oyster for young men...

Anonymous
8 years ago
I like it!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's surprising, incredibly crisp detail and depth of field, and tells a story.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amzing Shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's a pleasant change to be able to see a few of the fine servicemen that ensure our freedom enjoying a beautiful day while flying.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Extremely unique placement and perfect angle... beautifully done!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Having spent 25 + years in the military, I have spent many hours in a C-130. This view is beautiful.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool!
Anonymous
8 years ago
In my opinion, this is the beats the hell out of a window seat!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I'd like to sit in the middle. Isn't it a view to die for. And you just might
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the epitome of rare. That new airline sure knows how to treat their passengers!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The photo gives you a "feel" of being there!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am glad you had a camera and that you used it!
Good job!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Life is short and to get to experience a ride and view like this can only be through great luck that probably will never be repeated.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Rare perspective, clear, big picture in the best sense...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Trying to put myself into your position... wow... i hope u r secured....lol.. awesome shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's every man's and woman's dream job.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Spectacular shot...very unique to see the golden gate bridge and two airmen enjoying a rather unusual view of it...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unusual!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A very unique view, a well framed shot too.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I like the relaxed feeling and the beautiful weather
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great framing for the subject. Exposure is well done, details are visible inside and outside of the aircraft. Besides, I'd love the chance to check out the view from the same reclined position.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great image on a clear day of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Because I remember what it was like looking out the back of a C119 back in the 50's ..
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful Picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
This shot is unique in it's perspective. Not many people get to view the Golden Gate Bridge, or any other subject from the cargo bay of an airplane. The photographer even shows the safety lines on the others in the photo, and the eye moves out the open hatch to catch the beautiful view.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Quite the office, we can only dream
Anonymous
8 years ago
This gives me butterflies!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The shot catches a great view with two people enjoying the view. I'd like to be sitting beside them and enjoy the special excitement that can be viewed from this prospective. galaxysojourner
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent photo. everyone should do this for a living.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The angle of the shot really gives the impression of how spectacular a view this is. The national landmark is clearly visible, and from a different angle than is normally expected. The weather is spectacular, and the two airmen reclining on the cargo deck are a nice touch. It takes one a few moments to realize what exactly is going on, then it's breathtaking.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Talk about a great view!what a great ride home!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nicely taken..
two thumbs up :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good Depth of field, great view of SF. Everything conceptually is perfect, and the photo's technically excellent also. Hope you invade soon and liberate the city from the current oppressors!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Niiiiiice !
Anonymous
8 years ago
These crewmen normally are very busy. they have to work hard, but in this moment they are enjoying a rest and viewing one of the greatest amreican structures ever built. viewed from their vantage point, you can see the great port of san francisco bay, and the historic headlands beyond..
I envy them
Anonymous
8 years ago
Had never considered this perspective before. It is obivious once you see it but what a rush to see it the first time.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best photo, I agree. Jose carlos valle, from Brazil
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply spectacular photo ! You guy's deserve all the rest you can get. Heroes all !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just a dream
Anonymous
8 years ago
Breath-taking view. I would be terrified to not be in a safety harness in such a spot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The view in this shot is so exclusive it makes me just go WOW!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I live close to Moffett field and see these C-130 from the CA Air NG fly over all the time for practice runs. Nice to know what they really do up there in the sky. Makes me a bit jealous.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Impressive legroom! Sure beats SQ A380 "honeymoon" suite in the "room with a view" department!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Exposure perfect
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is one of the most beautiful, iconic photographs of America I have ever seen.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a remarkable view ! Perfect & breathtaking pic. These guy's deserve only the Best !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Süper
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great view from a high altitude... It's nice to slack off at THIS job!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This picture reminds me of the one taken of some workers having lunch sitting on a suspended I-beam hundreds of feet above the streets of New York during the construction of the Empire State Building.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It gave me a glimpse into another world. I'd never imagined relaxing that way (and you would never catch me in a similar spot!) but what a wonderful thing.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's like paradise in the sky. Great view of an awesome scene. The sun is at a perfect angle. The overall composition is great. Very appealing to the eye.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have a fear of heights, bridges and flying. This ticks every box in one fell swoop or snap!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice picture there! amazing shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a great way to go home!!! The picture draws you into it and makes you wish you were there.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lucky bastards!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great view :-D
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I love this photo!!! It captures a flight crew, the aircraft and one heck of a background over the golden gate bridge. All the makings of a awsome photo! great photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very interesting
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a veiw for those two men, good weather and that bridge in the background rounds it off, awsome shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent view
Anonymous
8 years ago
The nice day over the bay, and the exotic transportation
Anonymous
8 years ago
The view is just great
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very Nice. How Much?
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just 2 pina colada please !!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Omg! i have never seen something on my pc like this! i connot believe this! god is awarding these guys!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the best shot ever!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Unbeliveable sight and i wish i was laying there.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The army should buy this shot and use it in a recruitment ad... man its unbelievable
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice, I'd like to be there....
Anonymous
8 years ago
Price of a 2 oz red spinaker, $3,700.
2008 price of a C-130, $66.5 million.
View from the corner office, priceless!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's the US Coast Guard for ya. They make every thing look like another day at the office.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is not a readily accessible subject; it gives a new viewpoint on a familiar landmark; it is technically good; it puts the viewer in a place he/she might well like to be in these circumstances; it has a 'wow' appeal. Tony Wood, England
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a great view..very cool
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best thing about flying is the view, and this captures the feeling perfectly
Anonymous
8 years ago
Makes me want to join the service at 55 years old!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
An amazing view of the golden gate bridge have those two guys relaxing on the back door i whish i was there. great photo!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
2 x 5 Stars !!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The best of!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What an amazing picture! makes you wonder what is going through there minds?
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's the way the photo was taken that made it so great, i mean in the air with guys hanging out the back!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I trust the cables leading from you two guys are tethers 'just in case' & not simply your com links .. Wouldn't want you to fall out now ;-) - Superb pic!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's LIFE!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice seats! How much do you have to pay for those first-class views? ;-)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great pic.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply stunning view.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It´s a wonderful view, siesta in the sky!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The heroes in it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The two people just casually laying down on the ramp. There is no sense of wind when looking at the two. Just a sense of peace as they view the bridge, beautiful scenery and the sail boat. Two man made contrasts of the plane and bridge against the beauty of the cliffs and ocean. I am from San Francisco so am a little biased.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic! well done Kevin
Anonymous
7 years ago
And away we Goooooooo....
Anonymous
7 years ago
That Looks Relaxing. :]
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing the way there so calm :)))))
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing view!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I have been right where they are..as a former aircrew member on C-130's in the Coast Guard I was lucky enough to experience this few alot!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Where is the coffee?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot
Anonymous
7 years ago
Join the coast guard and this maybe you one day!
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is so cool! Wish I was there!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow thats great job
Anonymous
7 years ago
Is this what is meant by California Dreaming?
Anonymous
7 years ago
YIKES!! I would be kind of scared, I wonder if they can hang off of the edge? nice shot
Anonymous
7 years ago
Who cares about the money, I would do THIS job for free any day. nice shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is one of my favourite photos on a-net! Really cool job:)
Anonymous
7 years ago
And then we woke up...cool pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
They could have some cold beer and snacks to enjoy more this fantastic view. Good thing they
Anonymous
7 years ago
Of all the aviation photographs i've seen this , for me, captures the joy i found in flying. lucky me. magnificent! apart from the emotion evoked, the quality of composition, debth of field, multiple themes and color accents make this a most remarkable photograph and i am looking forward to my naval aviator's friend's comments.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent photo thank you for charing it!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice shoot
Anonymous
6 years ago
A job with a view........
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a nice place to rest...
Anonymous
6 years ago
So cool
Anonymous
6 years ago
Room for one more? ............
Anonymous
6 years ago
Living the life
Anonymous
6 years ago
These guys at the edge of the platform, looking at the Golden Bridge, onboard the C 130, that's the best "seat" ever!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow......What a view of "The Golden Gate Bridge". Wish I could have been in the back!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Superb
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing makes me wish I was there.
Anonymous
6 years ago
nice shot .this real flight
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is sure relaxing! One thing missing here is a cup of coffee. :D
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic shot...BTW...they are getting paid too..:)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Who does that they are lucky though they have line
Anonymous
5 years ago
Just outstanding how impressive and relaxing worklive can be at the same time! To me a five-*-photo!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Captain: "Hey, that's illegal!"
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great moment!)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nothing more needs to be said.
Anonymous
5 years ago
SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wish I was one of those guys!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
"What are you guys doin'?" "Chillin' 3000 feet up in the sky, nothing new!"
Awesome shot !
Anonymous
5 years ago
WoW!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great picture!
Anonymous
4 years ago
"Oh I forgot our tanning lotion..."
Anonymous
4 years ago
In the Coast Guard, you are supposed to watch the coast, aren't you?
Anonymous
4 years ago
How can this not be rated 5 stars?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Good view!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Much easier to find what you are looking for than looking out a side window!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I have done this it is a great view and you can feel the wind.