Monday, 14 May 2012

C-130 "Hercules" & F-CK-1 "IDF"

Busy day with the camera today; I was up in Chiayi city to try to get some decent shots of the two little reservoirs there (Lantan reservoir, and Renyitan reservoir). I also took some pictures this morning before I left; the first one was shot from my balcony: a C-130 Hercules in ground camouflage approaching Tainan Airforce base.

 The second image, showing an F-CK-1 (經國號戰機) "Indigenous Defence Fighter", was taken from route 17 just north of Tainan City. Although the IDF pilot already has his landing gear out, he is still a long distance (maybe five kilometers or so) from the Airforce base. That whole flight of IDFs also had dual, under-wing fuel tanks attached.

On my way back from Chiayi at about 3pm this afternoon - just before Tainan's Houbi district - I also caught a pair of F-16s in tight formation heading back up to the Chiayi base, but by the time I had twisted my neck around to spot them, it was too late to think about fishing the camera out again and switching over to the long lens.

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