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Boomers View at 29,000ft by ScarredWolfphoto Boomers View at 29,000ft by ScarredWolfphoto
F-16 being refueled by a Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker of the 100th Air Refueling Wing.
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skerwish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh WOW!!! I cannot believe you got to do this!! How amazing that must have felt Jim eh?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
i was awesome, i had only just got into photography so most of photos were not that great. I just wish i could go up again now with what i know now :)
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zakaprov Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, it had to be hell of a view from up there... It's a great military collection that you here, simply a pleasure to browse it :)
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
oh it was amazing, i want to go up again so much, now that im better at photography.

Buzz - :salute:
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Boris012 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, it must be spectacular
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
thanks, it was very much so :)

Buzz - :salute:
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flight261 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
well, not quite being refuled :XD:

ace shot, how do you go about shots like this?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
well it was almost at the Boom. I managed to get a ride in a KC-135R on a refueling sortie, amazing view out the back, we refueled 18 F-16s that day.

Buzz - :salute:
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flight261 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
:o how do you just hitch a ride :XD:
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
i have friends in high places ;)

Buzz - :salute:
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flight261 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
literaly or ...

:lol:
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
both, lol

Buzz - :salute:
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crisvsv Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
whoaaa nice view over there! :d
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
thanks, it was :D

Buzz - :salute:
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FalconIV4 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
That is SO AWESOME! I've seen a hundred of these pictures but to actually be posting a comment for the person that took it... zomg.

SWEET!! :D :D

It's something I can only dream of doing... :P
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
thanks for that, i have got a few more of these shots. I cant believe i never posted it on Pilots before i posted other stuff, it only come to me today that one of the better aviation shots (for being an unusual view) that i think i have taken so far i have not put on there.

Buzz - :salute:
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k-o-m-a Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
great scott modern technology is insane
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
well they have been doing that since the 50s so it aint that new :)

Buzz - :salute:
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FLuKee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Are you the boom operator? :worship:
And is that a Belgian air force F16?
Makes it even cooler :)

Great shot!
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
thanks, i wish i was the boomer on that. I was in the instructors "bed" observing. Yes it is a BAF F-16. Glad you like :)

Buzz - :salute:
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aquilaquarto Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Belgian air force?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
the F-16 is, yes.

Buzz - :salute:
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HardshelledCrab Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
Great shot, .. The 100 ARW, where are they out of?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
thanks. the 100th are out of Mildenhall.
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ch4os532 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
loooks like the pilot has been stuck into the pic cos of the tint on his canopy :D awsome angle though
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
well i can assure you he was there, he did wave but as i went to look thru my camera he stopped - now that would have been a shot!

Buzz - :salute:
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54b Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
"ha, i have had other people ask me "did you get on a ladder to take that view" - err no, i dont think they make ladders that get up to 29,000 ft! hehehe"

I don't ever think I've seen a refueler trying to refuel an F-16 at ground level either, and I don't think I've ever seen either bird hover so someone could stand on a ladder and snap a picture.
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jiwasz Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Looks like a tricky operation and quite an experience. Looks like you used a high ISO setting. Guess you had to with the vibrations going on up there. Take a look at [Neat Image]. It does a good job of getting rid of grain and it's free for non-commercial use.
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
i was using print film back then, so yeah, it was a touch grainy. Thanks for the link, i will check it out!
And thanks for dropping by my page, really appreciate it :D

Buzz - :salute:
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jiwasz Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Sure thing! Hope the link is of some use to you.
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RandomNepo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
very cool shot... dont know what to say other than that=P.
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scimma-del-ragno Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thats an amazing shot...one of those that most people will never have the chance to take...Keep up the good work!
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JBo-TLb Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, Jim...way to make the most out of your job (laying around and passing gas). ;-)
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JBo-TLb Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, Jim...way to make the most out of your job (laying around and passing gas). ;-)
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
i have heard that one before, lol
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natalyee007 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
This is an incredible View!! :D
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
yepper, it sure is. Thanks for the fav :hug:
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Uriba Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
Sweet :thumbsup:
defenetly not the everyday shot...
it looks like a block 40 but which AF? spanish?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
Belgian
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muddysmind Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004   Photographer
great shot man, you based in Mildenhall? Also that I assume from the markings is not a U.S. F-16. Is that one from Belgium?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004
no i am not at Mildenhall, i had a friend there an managed to get a rid on one of the tankers - awesome or what! Yes the F-16 is Belgian, we received 18 that day.
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muddysmind Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004   Photographer
yea that is one h*** of a shot man, very clean. I'm amazed by how they can get such crisp clean shots when the tankers are not known for their smooth rides. :-)
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ecku Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004
cool

i tought you have taken that shot on some airport and cutted out the road,
but you must had some cool view :D
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
ha, i have had other people ask me "did you get on a ladder to take that view" - err no, i dont think they make ladders that get up to 29,000 ft! hehehe
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MetalTrack Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
Excellent photo. Had to +fav this one.

Regards,
MT
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
thanks, that is one of my favorites too. - Thats why I always use that as my featured deviation, lol.
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curtg Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
Awesome shot! That must be some view!
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
oh yes it was!, thanks for dropping by. :floating:
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picard102 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2004
You took this picture?
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ScarredWolfphoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
sure did, one of the best views in the world up there.
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