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« on: April 21, 2017, 06:30:33 AM »

I get kind of spoiled living here in Yuma... With WTI twice a year and the Marines and transients flying around most days - not much else here in Yuma though.

WTI 2-17 F-5-5654 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 06:32:27 AM »

Finally got my "Full Disk" Osprey shot a few weeks ago after they arrived here for WTI.

WTI 2-17 Osprey Night Full Rotor Disk 1-20th second MCAS Yuma-1597 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 06:35:09 AM »

There's been lots of great action over the past several weeks and tomorrow is "Fun with Marines" in the park!!

WTI 2-17 Marine FA-18 VMFA-115 VE MCAS Beaufort with borrowed drop tanks from VMFA-312-7666 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

WTI 2-17 Marine FA-18 VMFA-314 VW MCAS Miramar-7624 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 06:38:49 AM »

I've not seen any big jet airplanes with funky disks or antennas all over this round. But there was this pretty special turboprop with antennas all over it.

Compass Call C-130H DM WTI 2-17 MCAS Yuma departure 1-100th sec exposure-4407 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

Compass Call C-130H DM WTI 2-17 MCAS Yuma Departure 1-125th sec exposure-3723 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 06:43:14 AM »

Gotta share a swing-wing or two...

CH-53E Two 2 Departure Sunset WTI 2-17 MCAS Yuma-3991 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

Handheld, 1/50th second - next time slower for a full tail rotor...
WTI 2-17 H-53 Super Stallion 1-50 rotor blur-8864 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 05:54:00 PM »

The HADR exercise is in full swing right now! I'm stuck at home for a little while longer, but I'm getting a really good show from my backyard!! I live less than a mile south of Kiwanis Park and today they are following the canal in and out!! A couple H-53's were so low and slow, I got rotor wash - at home!!

WTI 2-17 Venom Backyard Kiwanis Park HADR MCAS Yuma-9102 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

WTI 2-17 H-53 Backyard Kiwanis Park HADR MCAS Yuma-9154 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

WTI 2-17 H-53 Backyard Kiwanis Park HADR MCAS Yuma-9140 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

WTI 2-17 H-53 Backyard Kiwanis Park HADR MCAS Yuma-9121 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 11:48:43 PM »

Made it out to Kiwanis Park for some night shots.

WTI 2-17 H-53 Night Kiwanis Park HADR MCAS Yuma-9709 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr

WTI 2-17 H-53 Night Kiwanis Park HADR MCAS Yuma-9758 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 05:36:16 PM »

Great shots Mike! Especially on the Osprey.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 06:11:34 PM »

Killer shots Mike. I struggle with the sky out there. Sometimes I have some color to work with. Other times it's just a whitewashed mess.



I love me a bit of Osprey.









I have more work to do. I have a bunch of CH-53 shots, but haven't really gone through them yet.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 01:07:19 AM »

Thanks Chris!

Thanks Scott, you too! I typically just avoid mid-day all together out here... It's tough, unless there are clouds.
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2017, 09:58:19 AM »

Thanks Chris!

Thanks Scott, you too! I typically just avoid mid-day all together out here... It's tough, unless there are clouds.

Yeah, shooting at 3:00 is not the best option, but it was the only option out at the base.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2017, 11:00:32 AM »

3pm on is when the light at the Fairgrounds keeps getting better and better, and you're close enough to where heat haze doesn't get too insane. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »

The light gets better and better, right up to sunset... Shot mid-field.

WTI 2-17 EA-6B Prowler Carrier Pattern Practice MCAS Yuma-1035 by Mike Margolis, on Flickr
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 06:45:13 PM »

SEAHAWKS SWANSONG

Stoked I was able to catch some VMAQ-4 Prowlers before the squadron stands down this summer.   Cry
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2017, 08:55:47 AM »

SEAHAWKS SWANSONG

Stoked I was able to catch some VMAQ-4 Prowlers before the squadron stands down this summer.   Cry

Damn, that's nice. When did you grab that one?

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