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Old 08-12-2021, 03:28 PM
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Hi all,

I have just purchased a new kick ass 400mm lens for my DSLR and would love to try it out on some fast jets.

Last year I happened to be driving along I-5 when I decided to head towards Lemoore and see if I could get some Hornet pics.

I stumbled across some photographers (amatuers like me) under the approach near the main highway south of the field and stood with them for an hour or so but didnt see a single jet. I think it was a friday from memory.

Is there a particular day of the week where I can expect to see some Hornets in the pattern and maybe even a particular time? Evening would be best with the low light but I am flexible with timing.

any guidance before making the long drive would be awesome,

cheers for now,
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Old 08-12-2021, 06:08 PM
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Nobody is really going to say, OPSEC.

But active duty works weekdays. Reserves on weekends. Nobody works on federal holidays.
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I figured it was a long shot but thanks for taking the time to reply,

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Better to take your lens and camera out to the Panamint valley and the Star Wars canyon overlook. Google it.
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Better to take your lens and camera out to the Panamint valley and the Star Wars canyon overlook. Google it.
And a helmet. And flak jacket. And some sandbags.
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
And a helmet. And flak jacket. And some sandbags.
So long as he doesnít speak French and can duck, heíll be fine.
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http://village.photos/images/user/f6...e2725e2fb8.jpg

Turns out Tuesday is rather busy at Lemoore and totally worth the drive. Much entertainment.

"Better to take your lens and camera out to the Panamint valley and the Star Wars canyon overlook. Google it."

I hope to make it there one day but that will require a much bigger lens. And some more practice.....
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Originally Posted by oicur12 View Post
http://village.photos/images/user/f6...e2725e2fb8.jpg

Turns out Tuesday is rather busy at Lemoore and totally worth the drive. Much entertainment.



"Better to take your lens and camera out to the Panamint valley and the Star Wars canyon overlook. Google it."

I hope to make it there one day but that will require a much bigger lens. And some more practice.....
Been years since I went through ALQ 126 school at Lemoore, I used to enjoy driving the 5 miles from the main side to the flight side of the base.. I think they had a second gate up there, was a nice base, kind of out in the country though coming from NAS Memphis, that was some fun there.

A couple 1st Lieutenants flying an F18

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Old 08-26-2021, 09:18 AM
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That is a great shot, got to be an awesome job, to be 25 and flying that
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Old 08-26-2021, 10:03 AM
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That is a great shot, got to be an awesome job, to be 25 and flying that
Yep I agree, jealous.
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