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    Flirting With Mach

    Here's a shot of an F18A with the throttles open.

    The sun was at about our 11 o'clock and behind the aircraft which backlit the vapor patterns but caused most of the aircraft to be shaded, causing very high contrast. Try as I may, I couldn't do much for the underside.

    I hope the visual impact of the image makes up for some of its technical shortcomings

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    Flirting With Mach

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    Re: Flirting With Mach

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerb View Post
    Here's a shot of an F18A with the throttles open.

    The sun was at about our 11 o'clock and behind the aircraft which backlit the vapor patterns but caused most of the aircraft to be shaded, causing very high contrast.

    Nah - if it's one of my beloved F/A-18's with the throttles wide open then it'll be traveling faster than light - so it's just that the sun hasn't caught up with the front end yet!

    Nice shot by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Nah - if it's one of my beloved F/A-18's with the throttles wide open then it'll be traveling faster than light - so it's just that the sun hasn't caught up with the front end yet!
    I hadn't thought of that.... That explains it all!

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    Re: Flirting With Mach

    Dr. Science was asked once. If you are traveling faster than the speed of light and turn on your headlights will you see them in your rear view mirror? Must be the same for the F/A18. Beautiful picture.

    Seems that you would be too busy to take pictures. How do you manage that?

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    Re: Flirting With Mach

    Quote Originally Posted by risingwolf View Post
    Seems that you would be too busy to take pictures. How do you manage that?
    I was on terra firma!
    Thanks for the comment.
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    Re: Flirting With Mach

    Once you've flown a Hornet, you'll be a "mached" man for life!

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