Viper by Jane Keats

The F-16 ripped it up at the Avalon Airshow 2009 – yes I’m afraid I went too so brace yourselves for more of these, I am addicted to flying and one day when I win lotto I will get my licence!

I attended with my Mum (who has her pilots licence), we were given invitation passes by my uncle, an aerobatic pilot. Mum’s other brother is a Captain flying for Air Emirates out of Dubai, and her father (my grandfather) started it all. He flew for the English RAF and always had a nice little Piper, Cesna or “Push-me pull-me” around until he got too old to take to the skies safely anymore.

Published in “The Geelong Advertiser”

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  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 6 years ago

    Maybe you hop a ride and come on over for my opening? Humm ;-))
    Very cool

  • I’d be there in no time!! :o)

    – Jane Keats

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 6 years ago

    ;-))) oh yea !!

  • AlMiller
    AlMillerabout 6 years ago

    Great timing Jane and the You Yangs look great in the back ground

  • They make a great back drop which I tried to use a bit, thanks Al!

    – Jane Keats

  • Campbell Miller
    Campbell Millerabout 6 years ago

    Nice Jane. Looks great.

  • Thanks, had to be so quick on the shutter to get these beasts so I was really glad to catch it in front of those mountains!

    – Jane Keats

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellabout 6 years ago

    very very cool Jane.

  • Cheers very much! ;o)

    – Jane Keats

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyabout 6 years ago

    the You Yangs are the perfect back drop for our Airshow….. no mistaking where we are.
    This is great Jane…

  • Thanks, yeah they looked so great on the horizon!

    – Jane Keats

  • Neil
    Neilabout 6 years ago

    I’m amazed how close the Youies look – great example of compression using a long lens.
    Great pic all round Jane – got the beast just as it was leaping intot he air.

  • Thank you, I played around a bit with settings that day, trying to get the best in those conditions. Thanks to my Mum who was often holding the umbrella!

    – Jane Keats

  • Darryl Fowler
    Darryl Fowlerabout 6 years ago

    another ripper image..

  • DesImages
    DesImagesabout 6 years ago

    Great timing!

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.about 6 years ago

    sick air show, US makes most of these planes you got pictured
    their nicknames may change country to country…idk…
    but here we call the F-16 “Falcons”

    gorgeous shot. I wanted to be in the Air Force so
    I love jets!

  • Thanks Kenny, yeah their official name is the Falcon but they have been nick named “Vipers”, funny ay.

    – Jane Keats

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