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Last night I went to the Airpower Over Hampton Roads Airshow. I stopped near a parking lot at the end of the runway, and was treated to the return of four F-15E Strike Eagle pilots. As they walked towards us, they asked us how they looked and if their 4 ship formation was nice and tight. They then joked that this pictured pilot here, was probably way off the mark, I even commented that I didn’t get his plane in even with THAT lens. It was fun to see the human aspect of an airshow, and having a laugh with these hometown heros. I can’t believe how young these “kids” looked.

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  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...about 5 years ago

    Brilliant Story and Portrait buddy.
    “Great Balls of Fire!”

  • Thank you so much my friend!

    – Andy Mueller

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 5 years ago

    Oh my……..gotta love pilots!!! Wow you lucky thing Andy……..watchiing F15’s at the airshow…….I’m highly jealous!!! Do you have some images of the jets? :)
    I went to an Airshow in Missouri a couple of years ago and it was the best airshow I’ve ever seen!! So Yeah…..I’m green with envy….
    Nice shot by the way!!!

  • Thank you so much Tracey. Last night was sort of just a teaser, tomorrow I’m going all day !!! I have tons of shots but really limit how many I will post here. You’ll see some soon! Aren’t airshows awesome? Did you get good shots when you went?

    – Andy Mueller

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...about 5 years ago

    “Hey…..We Coulda had him…….We coulda had him man!”
    “I WILL FIRE WHEN I’M GOD DAMN GOOD AND READY…..YOU GOT THAT!!”
    LOL

  • I remember that “quote”. We’ll have to watch that movie too, when you are here ….

    – Andy Mueller

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...about 5 years ago

    Sorry….. I’m having a “Top Gun” flashback
    :o)

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryabout 5 years ago

    Wow! You had a very… in your face position. Lucky you! Works great in black and white. Love the expressions on their faces.

  • They were having a ball, I got some other shots of all four of them, looking a little more serious. I liked their expression a lot as well. Don’t they just look like kids?

    – Andy Mueller

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryabout 5 years ago

    ha ha ha! Lol at Bubba!

  • Bubba never fails, does he!?

    – Andy Mueller

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding Black and White Portrait …Andy!! of these Hometown Heros !And your right our guys in the Service are looking younger younger everyday ,or is it that I am getting older! lol lol Fantastic job on capturing the men behind the plane ! wtg

  • Thank you so much for your comment, Carla. You know, maybe that is what it is, we’re just getting older …..

    – Andy Mueller

  • Sandy Woolard
    Sandy Woolardabout 5 years ago

    Nice capture…I agree with Michael…“Top Gun” flashback!!!

  • The “kid” looks a bit like Maverick, doesn’t he?

    – Andy Mueller

  • adgray
    adgrayabout 5 years ago

    AWESOME Andy!
    and the fly-boys are pretty cute to! lol

    (Ok Ok boss I’m getting back to it!
    white & two and not strained through the mess sarge’s sox [clean or not!]
    Powdered milk ok? or I think I could find some condensed
    & me mum sent me cake ……
    Oh the challenge yeah right got it sir! Right on it!)
    [[[SALUTE!!]]]

  • Well, I have to admit, they were some good looking fellas …. I just can’t even imagine how cool that job would be. I really salute them as well, for what they do/are willing to do …

    – Andy Mueller

  • adgray
    adgrayabout 5 years ago

    NAAA Waaay cuter than Cruise with the squinty too close eyes!

    (Yep yep ok Boss getting back to it!
    White & two got it and not strained through the mess sarge’s sox [even if they were clean!]
    Powdered milk ok? I think I could rummage up some condensed …..
    and me mum sent me a cake …. wha?
    OH the Challenge …. right! …. Yes sir right on it!)
    [[[Salute!]]

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