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#KDF2015: Thunder Over Louisville 2015

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to go photograph the Thunder Over Louisville 2015, the Kentucky Derby Festival kickoff. Yes, this sounds more like horse races, and yes, it’s related. During the 2 weeks before the Kentucky Derby, there is a festival that starts with an airshow and a fireworks display, and other events follow throughout the next 2 weeks, including a steamboat race, a balloon race, a marathon and mini marathon.

Unlike typical airshows, where people congregate at an airport or military base, Thunder Over Louisville is held over the Ohio River, and can be viewed from the Louisville Riverfront, and from Jeffersonville (Indiana). Pro-tip for photographers: The Indiana shore is backlit during most of the show...

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Red Flag 15-1 Media Day

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Red Flag, the famous advanced aerial combat training exercise, is held at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. The exercise is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, starting with exercise 15-1. The exercises are extremely realistic war games, and they give the U.S. and allied forces the opportunity to improve upon their skills and tactics and train towards future wars. These training exercises are based around what we, as a coalition, know about our adversaries at large. These adversarial tactics are then studied and fought against in real-life combat situations. These skills and tactics are then shared with the participants’ home units and squadrons. The end goal is to have the best skill set possible for real aerial combat situations.

As stated during the media day press conference, the main ...

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NAF El Centro Photocall November 2014

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NAF El Centro Photocall November 2014

By : Sean Moran

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Its November, the holidays are right around the corner which means the sights, sounds and smells of winter, holiday gatherings, just about anything you can think of flavored in pumpkin spice and ……… fighter jets on a military base??

Yes it was that magical time of year again where some of the best photographers around the region gather at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California to get an amazing opportunity to photograph the Navy’s air command up close and personal.

This year the event fell on Thursday the 20th and I was given the chance to attend once again and take part in some amazing photography...

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