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Galaxy Class

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyTurley, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    C5 Galaxy, that is. It arrived this morning, and a couple of choppers were loaded on it. Unfortunately, I missed the loading process. It was still sitting on the ramp when I left, so no takeoff photo, either. NEX-6 + Vivitar/Kiron 70-150/3.8.

    Tony

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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Love the last one, with the C5 behind the C-130s. That thing is a monster.
     
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  3. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    Sweet pics as always!
     
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  4. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 8, 2014
    Boston, MA
    William
    That are some "BIG" boys!
    Nice shots again Tony.
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    It's amazing how big some of these are.
     
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  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. They are indeed massive. The top of the tail is nearly even with the control tower. Photo #5, with the large broadside view, was taken at the 70mm end. There was no way I could get far enough back to get the whole plane.

    Tony
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    It was still here this morning. Unfortunately it was rainy and gloomy. First photo is with the NEX-6 and 70-150, last 3 with the NEX-6 and Pentax 50/1.4. I would have preferred to stick with the 70-150 instead of cropping from the 50 on #2 and #3, but I would have never been able to get that last pic with the 70-150.


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    Wheels up
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    One last look
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I don't know, I like the 2nd to last one. When those things rotate, it defies belief. :eek:mg:
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Agreed. It took less than 1/2 of our 6802' runway to lift off, and that was with two UH-60s and some other stuff on board. Something I failed to consider when I was shooting the pics was that I was outside of our sound-dampening glass; without ear protection, the scream of those massive engines was rather jarring.

    Tony
     
  10. avsfan113

    avsfan113 TalkEmount Rookie

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    May 4, 2014
    Omaha, NE USA
    Tim
    Great pics. "Wheels up" is definitely my favorite too.

    Sent from my XT1080 using TalkEmount mobile app
     
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  11. Raziel

    Raziel TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 19, 2014
    wow these are huge! :O
     
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  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Great series Tony. We had one in Beaufort for several days once when the landing gear wouldn't come out of the kneeling position. Unfortunately my camera was out of service at the time. :(
     
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  13. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. Jim, we've had several of them fly in over the past six months or so. The first three all arrived out of the blue on a day when I had taken personal leave . . . and all 3 days were different days of the week. I finally caught this one.

    Tony
     
  14. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    The big guy was back yesterday, returning a helicopter (or bringing a different one). They landed from the opposite direction this time, providing a nice view of them on approach over the city. Second shot shows both the nose and tail open as the chopper is being unloaded.

    Tony
     

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