Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pic(k) of the week 9 : Flying the UAE flag - Al Fursan

Last Tuesday, I spend the afternoon photographing the Abu Dhabi Air Expo. Officially called the only General Aviation event in the Middle East, it feels very similar to events like MEBA (Middle East Business Aviation) in Dubai. 

Even though there were a few light aircraft on display, the majority of the exhibitors were directly connected to "Business Aviation". 

Even though this was not an airshow, the UAE National Jet team - Al Fursan, performed during the late afternoon. Not wanting to duplicate what I wrote  earlier about this relatively new team flying the Italian MB339, I invite you to  first read the 2013 Pic(k) of the week 49 post. As part of the colours of the UAE flag, they are the only jet team in the world displaying black smoke.

The image below was made during one of the highlights of the Al Fursan display; the solo display barrel rolls his jet around the 6 other members of the team.

2014 Pic(k) of the week 9: Flying the UAE flag - Al Fursan

Image details:
Nikon D800 with 70-200 2.8. VR2 lens
ISO 200, f3.2, 200mm, 1/5000s
RAW development in Lightroom 5.3
Nik Colorefex Pro for contrast and detail enhancement

More images of the Aviation Expo in Abu Dhabi can be found here.

Remember: "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" - Douglas Adams


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