USAF Thunderbirds

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Comments (16)

Spiros Nousiadis on August 19, 2012

Wonderful view and really beautiful capture! Like Greetings from Greece Spiros

GasGasL€X on August 19, 2012

Such a classic fighter plane now, How awesome to be there to take such photos.... From the RIO's seat on a F15 if I'm not mistaken...

Leo Roundtree on August 20, 2012

Thank you, Steve, Spiros & Lex for your kind comments. I wish this were taken from an F-15 Lex*! I've taken air refueling pics of F-15s but have never flown in one. This was taken from the small side window of the KC-135 Stratotanker. Best wishes to you all, Leo

Cindy Breen on August 20, 2012

Gotta be a YSL

for this one leo but they all good, thanks for showing them..marion;-)

Leo Roundtree on August 20, 2012

Thank you, Marion.

I was able to get on this media flight as a "freelance photographer" because I promised that Fairchild AFB would get recognition for its air refueling mission. Thanks to my Pano friends, Fairchild and this mission have been showcased in Canada, England, Australia, and Greece. Thanks to all of you for viewing my photos.

Best wishes, Leo

Cindy Breen on August 20, 2012

That is wonderful Leo Congratulation's on our achievement...Marion

PS I have some birds as well but not thunderbirds, have been trying to get shots of the pretty Blue Wrens they are tiny and fast very hard to get pictures of them..

Leo Roundtree on August 20, 2012

I hope you can get the shots, Marion. I'd love to see them.

Nick Weall on August 21, 2012

Lucky chap ~ what a trip and what fantastic shots Leo ~ congratulations to Fairchild AFB ~ All the best ~ nick

Leo Roundtree on August 23, 2012

Lucky indeed, Nick! It was a fantastic experience made even better because my wife was also on board the tanker to take her own photos.

Thank you.

Best wishes, Leo

Roger Narbonne on August 24, 2012

Bonjour Léo. Voici une très jolie photo haut en couleur de cette patrouille de F-15, Quel chance que tu as de pouvoir avoir accès à ce vol pour prendre ses photos et en plus avec ta femme. J’ajoute un Like 6 à cette prise.

Mes Amitiés de la ville de Narbonne, Ma galerie en une page Map, Roger.

Leo Roundtree on August 30, 2012

Merci, Roger. En fait, les Thunderbirds volent F-16. Voici un F-15 que j'ai photographié comme nous l'avons pris l'avion pour Hawaii en Décembre.

Meilleurs voeux, Léo

P JSA on November 14, 2012

Nice shot. Congratulations.

Leo Roundtree on November 15, 2012

Thank you, Josiel for your visit and kind comments.

Best wishes, Leo

tmoj on April 30, 2013

WOW Leo!

this series is magnificient and make me really jealous! If only I could get up there... This picture is a sure favourite os mine!

Best wiahes, Timo

Leo Roundtree on May 5, 2013

Thank you, Timo. I was hoping to get more photos of them this year, but the airshow was cancelled.

Best wishes, Leo

PeterW. on January 21, 2015

Like8!Gruß aus Cologne!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Leo Roundtree
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2012/08/13 10:15:18
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 42.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash