The rain dance seemed to have worked because when the curtains opened on Thursday, 4 October, a clear blue sky was visible. We were picked up at the gate again at 8:30 and the base PAO itself was already repeating everything from the previous day and stretching the day (that was scheduled to end at 3 PM) until we had everything with the desired light. We visited the west side of the ramp again, where we visited all the squadrons present and were given permission again to take photos. We also met one of the pilots who had made the pass through Rainbow Canyon the day before and the promise that we would send him the photos made him visibly happy.
Because of the brilliant weather, lunch was skipped, and we went to the LSO shack at 11:00 am where again we spent 2 hours . On this spot a carrier deck situation is simulated, and you are very close to the landing Hornets.
After this visit we went to VFA-125 and VFA-147. These are the two F-35 squadrons at NAS Lemoore and we were the first group to receive a visit including photo permission. Here a total of 3 F-35s could be photographed, including one moving F-35.
After this we went to the east side to photograph the Hornet squadrons on that platform again. Because we did this around Golden Hour, this gave us fantastic light. A second visit to all the squadrons gave us the chance to repeat all the lesser recordings from the day before and many operational Hornets could be photographed. After this it was really time to start the trip to Fallon where we arrived at 23:00.