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My third post for today is another "Thunderbird-related" shot that was taken just around the same time that the team was arriving at RNO. This early afternoon shot of the Travis-based C17A Globemaster "Spirit Of Golden Bear" (which is the first photo of 06-6156 to be posted into the FA gallery) shows it on the climb away from RNO's runway 34L. "Golden Bear" had delivered the Thunderbirds support personnel and equipment and was departing just as the team came overhead to circle around for landing.


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A great photo and capture. Thanks for sharing this C-17 with us.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
TYVM for the compli, Cliff.
(And check back to your Polar 747 shot for my comment there ...)
Thanks, Gary... and you are welcome. Your C-17A "Spirit of Golden Bear" photo is a stellar example of genuine attention given to the elements of composition and exposure.

I certainly appreciate the Polar 747 comments!
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