Ramstein 28/29 Juni

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Ramstein 28/29 Juni

Bericht door Zonan Adolfse » 03 jul 2020 16:22

Ik heb geen zin om alles te vertalen, jullie kunnen vast prima Engels ;)
Met 2 vrienden ben ik 2 dagen naar Ramstein geweest. We gingen voor een OC-135B, maar die werd gecanceld.
Gelukkig kwam er toch wat leuks, onder andere een KC-46, KC-10, C-32B en meer :D
Aan het einde ook een (slordig) logje voor de crunchers ;)

1. When we arrived, the first visitor was this KC-10A
Afbeelding85-0027 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

2. A KC-46 (the 4th time one was in Europe!!!) was departing from runway 26, this was the first time I've seen one :thumb:
Afbeelding16-46023 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

3.
Afbeelding16-46023 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

4. This VR-56 C-40A is temporarily deployed to RMS I believe, but I still don't mind seeing it
Afbeelding166694 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

5. We decided to go to Landstuhl to see what we could make of it. With my 400mm lens I thought I would never get any good pics, but I still could read every aircraft (apart from the C-37s, which were almost 5km away from the Landstuhl point)
I think it's fair to say that these pics are still decent :)
Afbeelding05-5141 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

6. A Stewart, Anchorage and Charleston C-17 :Wow:
Afbeelding3 C-17s by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

7. A departing Omni 767 turned out to be a better shot than how I got it during it's landing
AfbeeldingN468AX by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

8. back to the runway 26 approach, as my guy told me a C-32B and C-37A were expected in the evening. As it was a sunday, the LVIS gate was closed, so we could stand in the middle of the street with not a single car passing us. Also, as the light was gone, this wasn't a bad location at all.
Afbeelding10-0216 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

9.
Afbeelding99-6143 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

10. What a great ending of the day :Wow: Sadly the C-37 would arrive even an hour later, which meant it would be pitch black, so we decided to get to the hotel and hope to catch it the next day.
Afbeelding99-6143 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

The next day started with a C-17 and a lot of departing C-130s (I think around 6?). We were on the departure end with backlight, so I'm not gonna bother editing those pics.

11. the first landing with good light was this C-17 that could use a bit of paint...
Afbeelding02-1111 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

12. This C-37 was here for about 5 days already, sadly it had to take the full length runway so it was already pretty high at the departure end...
The C-37 that came in on sunday departed a few hours later, but full of heathaze, so no worthy picture there...
Afbeelding97-0400 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

13. D-day herky, nothing else to say :cool:
Afbeelding07-4635 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

14. CATBIRD1 from Sigonella, with a beautiful sky in the background
Afbeelding165151 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

15. Tried some prop blur on the local C-130s, turned out pretty nicely
Afbeelding15-5831 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

16. 10 Blackhawks and 4 Apaches came in for a fuel stop en route to Eindhoven. We missed the first 4, terrible shots of the second 5, but the third flight was finally photo worthy :clap:
Afbeelding94-26587 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

17.
Afbeelding13-20616 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

18. Charleston C-17 departing
Afbeelding99-0169 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

19. After the departure we rushed to the arrival of this Mississippi C-17. I didn't even have time to shut off my car and Joey wasn't even in time...
I couldn't go for a better angle as I litterally heard it flying over trees as I parked my car
Afbeelding03-3116 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

20. Well, back to Landstuhl to end the day. This picture is really really sharp, don't judge :whistle:
Afbeelding4 C-17s by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

21. Gotta love the D-day stripes
Afbeelding07-4635 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

Back home we went. First a stop at Spangdahlem to see if we could get the gate guards there.
I didn't bother changing my lens, so a phone picture it is.
AfbeeldingSpangdahlem gate guards by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

Another stop at Liège/Luik/Lüttich/LGG/that Belgian airport in the hopes the maintenance helicopters were outside, but they weren't, so back home we went.
Hope you enjoyed the pics and story, I certainly did enjoy the trip!

As promised a little log here:

Sunday 28th June (visually, between around 11:00 and 22:00) :
Locals excluded
Type Reg Callsign Tail

Arriving:
KC-10A 85-0027 RCH153 McGuire
B763 N438AX CMB185
C-17A 08-8202 RCH166 McChord
C-40A 166694 CNV6628
C-17A 10-0216 RCH661 McChord
C-32B 99-6143 RCH588
C-17A 99-0169 RCH525 Charleston

Departing:
C-17A 03-3125 RCH981 McGuire
KC-46A 16-46023 RCH171
C-17A 10-0216 RCH661 McChord
C-17A 05-5141 RCH151 March
B763 N468AX CMB185
C-17A 08-8202 RCH166 McChord
C-17A 03-3116 RCH839 Mississippi
C-17A 02-1108 RCH455 McChord
C-32B 99-6143 RCH588

apron around 16:45LT:
B763 N468AX (departed)
C-17A 98-0054 Charleston
C-17A 00-0185/AK Anchorage
C-17A 01-0188 Stewart (New york air guard on the side of the landing gear)
C-17A 03-3116 Mississippi
C-17A 03-3124 Charleston
C-17A 04-4136 McGuire
C-17A 05-5141 March (Departed)
C-17A 08-8202 McChord (hot cargo)
C-17A 09-9205 Charleston
C-17A 10-0221 Charleston
C-37A 97-0400
C-40A 166694

Monday 29th june between 08:00 and 18:00:
Arriving:
C-17A 02-1111 RCH252 McChord
C-20G 165151 CATBRD1
HH-60M 11-20351 R85548 flight
AH-64D 04-05426 R85548 flight
AH-64D 04-05439 R85548 flight
AH-64D 07-05535 R85548 flight
AH-64D 08-05548 R85548 flight
UH-60L 94-26587 R26596 flight
UH-60L 95-26596 R26596 flight
UH-60L 99-26830 R26596 flight
HH-60M 08-20172 R26596 flight
HH-60M 13-20616 R26596 flight
C-17A 03-3116 RCH839 Mississippi
B744 N401KZ CMB164


Departing:
C-40A 166694 CNV6628
C-17A 98-0054 RCH1815 Charleston
C-37A 97-0400 SAM951
C-17A 02-1111 RCH252 McChord
C-37B 06-0500 SAM952
KC-10A 85-0027 RCH153 McGuire
UH-60M 11-20361 R20361 flight
UH-60M 11-20370 R20361 flight
UH-60M 11-20392 R20361 flight
UH-60M 11-20422 R20361 flight
C-20G 165151 CATBRD1
HH-60M 11-20351 R85548 flight
AH-64D 04-05426 R85548 flight
AH-64D 04-05439 R85548 flight
AH-64D 07-05535 R85548 flight
AH-64D 08-05548 R85548 flight
C-17A 99-0169 RCH525 Charleston
UH-60L 94-26587 R26596 flight
UH-60L 95-26596 R26596 flight
UH-60L 99-26830 R26596 flight
HH-60M 08-20172 R26596 flight
HH-60M 13-20616 R26596 flight

Apron around 17:00LT
B744 N401KZ
C-17a 02-1109 McChord
C-17A 03-3116 Mississippi
C-17A 03-3124 Charleston
C-17A 04-4136 McGuire
C-17A 05-5141 March
C-17A 09-9205 Charleston
C-17A 10-0216 McChord
C-17A 10-0221 Charleston

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Re: Ramstein 28/29 Juni

Bericht door bvdbogaert » 05 jul 2020 22:11

Fraai report Zonan. Je hebt goed gebruik gemaakt van de verschillende stekken en dat zorgt voor een afwisselende serie. Fijn dat er ook een log bij zit

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Re: Ramstein 28/29 Juni

Bericht door sgvolkel » 06 jul 2020 08:32

Ik sluit me aan bij Bart; een prettig fotoverslag én blij met je logje!
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Re: Ramstein 28/29 Juni

Bericht door bvdboomen » 06 jul 2020 08:35

Inderdaad een leuke, gevarieerde serie. Je vult je collectie goed met Amerikaanse hardware.

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Re: Ramstein 28/29 Juni

Bericht door Zonan Adolfse » 07 jul 2020 00:37

Ik mag niet klagen over m'n huidige collectie.
Al zijn er toch nog een hoop kisten die ik graag eens voor mijn lens heb :)
Door blijven jagen dus maar 8)

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