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José "Fuji" Ramos

José Ramos has been documenting Naval Aviation since 1988 at the young age of 18. His first published work appeared in The Hook in 1989 and since then, his images have been seen all over the globe in various magazines and other publications. Earning his NATOPS qualifications for flight in 1997, José has flown in almost every tactical aircraft in the US Navy inventory, many times at the request of the Navy itself, including the F-14B Tomcat, the F/A-18B, D & F Hornet / Super Hornet, S-3B Viking, the EA-6B Prowler and the F-5F Tiger II. He also represents Nikon Professional Services at events across the US, was a keynote speaker on aviation photography for Nikon at the 2009 COMFOT Expo in Mexico City, Mexico, serves as contributing photographer and writer to The Hook and PilotMag, is the Photographer in Residence at the Sun ‘n Fun International Expo & Fly-In in Lakeland, FL and is an honorary member of the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite One-Eleven, the Sun Downers, at Naval Air Station Key West.

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