The Blue Angels use a United States Marine Corps C-130T Hercules, nicknamed "Fat Albert", for their logistics, carrying spare parts, equipment, and to carry support personnel between shows. Beginning in 1975, "Bert" was used for Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) and short aerial demonstrations just prior to the main event at selected venues, but the JATO demonstration ended in 2009 due to dwindling supplies of rockets. "Fat Albert Airlines" flies with an all-Marine crew of three officers and five enlisted personnel. (From Wikipedia)
Taken during an air show at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California.
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jacquest (18843) 2013-11-14 9:04
This is an eye catching image of the C-130 in a bank. Your exposure time shows the propellers blurred in their movement. The dark blue and yellow colors make a good contrast over the sky.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-14 10:56
"Fat Albert"-great and funny name for the plane:)
But admiring it from this perspective we can easily understand why it is so called.
Perfectly composed and timed shot!
A real pleasure for my eyes.
jemaflor (86946) 2013-11-14 23:58
Perfect photo with an excellent sharpness on the plane and an interesting presentation with a diagonal, well made.
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-11-16 21:54
Nice capture of the Blue Angel.Excellent view and lovely presentation.TFS.
serp2000 (41096) 2013-11-19 7:28
Once I have met C-130 in an airport near Bangkok. I see the Fat Albert is very graceful and movable guy, just like a fighter... Impressive angle! Is it an original position?
ajayrawat (625) 2013-11-19 7:55
love the angle it's banking and nicely captured
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (29678)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-14 7:35