Morning Thunder! by HelmD

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Prepping for an early morning sortie, a pilot walks past the nose of the F-16 as it blocks the glorious morning sky! I snapped this picture while on a training mission to Bulgaria!

This image was taken on a Casio Elixim EX Z1080.


morning, sunrise, airplane, flying, air, force, 16


  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Great shot, so unusual for this type of Image. Well done. – Ted

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    ooh Top Gun on my screen :))) Fabulous capture – when you say on training are you also a Pilot? I know so nosey!!

  • No, not a pilot, a maintainer! Thanks for the kudos!

    – HelmD

  • Philippe Widling
    Philippe Widlingover 5 years ago

    That’s a great shot. The F16 is my favorite fighter jet. Training mission? Do you fly these?

  • Thanks Philippe! I was an electrician on this aircraft for 8 years. I do not fly them, but I did get the chance to fly in one! I will be uploading those pictures later on!

    – HelmD

  • Lorraine Parramore
    Lorraine Parra...over 5 years ago

    Superb capture, the light, and the movement of the pilot really focuses on the plane. I have a good friend who shoots/draws and paints planes, so I’ll send him your name. He’ll love this! cheers, Lorraine

  • Thank you so much Lorraine! That means a lot to me!

    – HelmD

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Very unique shot, HelmD.
    Good eye and quick reaction !! Should have been a pilot. lol.

  • Thanks Stan! It’s a very demanding job…good one though!!

    – HelmD

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