Aviation Photo #1015650: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet - USA - Navy


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  • Frank Grealish - IrishAirPics
    USA - Navy
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas
    1105/C291
    164675
    AJ-401
    Aegean Sea
    International Airspace
    February 21, 2006
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Photo Details

Photo ID
#1015650
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148,996
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Accepted
March 12, 2006
Caption
Blasting off the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Width
1024px
Height
700px

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Comments (47)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Just a fantastic shot. just great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful fotografh
Anonymous
10 years ago
The composition,colour,the steam,all add to the power of this fantastic shot...thanks.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Star Wars grittiness with excellent composition and exposure.
Anonymous
10 years ago
While the photo is breathtaking for detail and color, it portrays the pride and power of our military, and the mystery of whether this is a practice run or a mission to maintain peace somewhere in our world.
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the best military shots I've seen!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Anyone have marshmallows?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Intense shot, look at the elevators
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! cool fire
Anonymous
10 years ago
O kurwa!! Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sexy shot for sure!!! i love us navy markings on the tail, they are so great
Anonymous
10 years ago
Impressive and suggestive shot
#1
Anonymous
10 years ago
I was stationed on the Theodore Roosevelt in the late 80's, VF-41. This pic brings back memories!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely fantastic! I've seen many great military planes photos here, but this one tops them all!
Congratulations!
Anonymous
10 years ago
BURN BABY BURN!!, 5/5
Anonymous
10 years ago
Can feel the powerful jet blast of "Hornet"
Just Sooooooo Coooooool~!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
True American spirit
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome! Truly Awesome! Looks like she needs a bath though. :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot! You can really feel every bit of the incredible power of the Hornet.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WHAT A POWERFUL BLAST!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lovely after-burner effect
love that Hornet
Anonymous
10 years ago
The sense of great power, captures at the peak of the action!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It reflects the magic esence of the Hornet! Power, technology and aesthetics...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super fotografia
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great ballz of fire!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gentlemen, start your engines !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well done, Frank! The light on the aircraft is nicely complemented by the flame of the 'burners.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very great pic!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the way the picture captures the heat coming from the plane, and the way the dust rises from around the plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
10 years ago
I enjoy the color balance and clarity of the shot. Very well balanced over all.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is just freakin beautiful. Military airplanes are among most beautiful machines made by mankind (not mad about the killing bit, though). And that photo just captures pure, raw power. 5/5
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is the BEST!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Twin afterburners lit...The epitome of raw power from those reliable General Electric F404 engines. But hey, the thunderous roar & smell of jet fuel is missing! Thanks, Frank, for sharing a sublime photo here.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I don't know if someone had noticed, but the left rudder of this plane is missing ! ! !
Anonymous
9 years ago
WHOW ! What a picture ! 5/5 !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very Good Exelenty Photo
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am not sure, but it looks like the pilot still has his hand in the "thumbs up" position to let the crew know that he is ready.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The rudder isn't missing, they are set in take-off position, the work as elevator. It's just about the view..:D
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice shot indeed.. if I'm right, the pilot is just holding on with his right hand during the catapult shot and grab the stick after take-off, so that's why it looks like he's giving the 'thumbs up' to the crew.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photograph
Anonymous
6 years ago
War party? Hmmm.. only if I may ride on one of those.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazingly energetic capture, beautiful! To the people commenting on the pilot's hand: that's the way they are launched actually, without any input from the pilot at all. They just keep their hand on that bar until they're airborne!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Air- Power
Anonymous
4 years ago
Stunning photo Frank! What a great opportunity for you. Love the lighting and the raw power of it. The rudders do tow in for TO and the pilot is pretty much hands off until the Hornet is airborne.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I can feel the power! amazing shoot!!