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What a day …. spent all day at the Navy Dare Bombing Range, watching Navy F/A-18’s drop ordenance and strafe various ground targets. Somehow I’m just fine where my tax dollars are being spent. This particular aircraft performed a sneak pass on the spectators that RATTLED everybody. It was AWESOME. Later, and pictured here, he performed a beautiful Dirty Roll (essentially a roll with landing gear down). You go, you Hot Dog, you! Thanks for the show! How do like “dem” apples, Mr. Colley?

If you like to see a slideshow I created from some of the better shots, click here

Made with Nikon D300 and Sigma 50-500mm lens

Here is my lousy attempt to capture the HIGHSPEED sneak pass, score goes to the US Navy Pilot:


  • Jeffrey Sanders
    Jeffrey Sandersover 5 years ago

    Nice shot!! I would have loved to have been down at the range with you.

  • You have no IDEA, how much you would have loved to have been there. It was fantastic (just like last year).

    – Andreas Mueller

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichover 5 years ago

    I don’t know who Mr Colley is, but great shot and commentary. I would have loved to be there with you shooting this, Andy.

  • Mr. Colley is an avid Canon user, and it appears that he and I engaged our competitive spirit a bit during the outing today. Can’t wait to see what he will post, but in my heart I KNOW who’s winning this “competition” …..

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous work andy

  • PSL1
    PSL1over 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Andy. A Dirty Roll haven’t one those in some time. Guess I had better get out more often.
    Now I amd going to age myself….lol…Last time I saw one was when the F104’s were in service…
    Love it. – Peter

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Andy. – Ted

  • flame7
    flame7over 5 years ago

    Such awsome shots andy!!! I can hear the excitement in your writing!! :)))

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 5 years ago

    Great action shot, Andy! Must have been awesome to watch! ;o)

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettover 5 years ago

    I’m off to RAF Fairford this weekend – hoping to see a few F18’s. Nice clean image Andy, nice to see the high angle of attacke being demonstrated.

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAover 5 years ago

    excellent shot – bet it was quite stunning went it did the role eh!

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely superb capture sweetheART ;} happy hippy hugglez

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