Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby T_J on Sun 15 May 2011, 5:17 pm

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DSC_0009-METEORS by llihmot, on Flickr

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DSC_0051-METEOR by llihmot, on Flickr

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DSC_0034-METEOR by llihmot, on Flickr

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DSC_0036-METEOR by llihmot, on Flickr

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DSC_0074-METEOR by llihmot, on Flickr

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DSC_0086-METEOR by llihmot, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

TJ
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby CH2 on Sun 15 May 2011, 5:33 pm

Thanks for posting these up Tom :clap:

Wish I had gone. :sad:
Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby Westy on Sun 15 May 2011, 6:37 pm

Now there's something you don't see every day :clap:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby Paul H on Sun 15 May 2011, 6:45 pm

Brilliant photo's, interesting to see the different size engine intakes, 419 with large diameter (believe for high altitude use originally) & 638 with small diameter (low level use ?), or maybe vice versa, there must be a Meteor expert out there who can tell, I worked opposite the airfield at Chalgrove & saw these two aircraft on a regular basis including watching the seat trials with regular pilots, Stan Hodgkins & Bob Thompson, quite spectacular. Paul H, Bicester.
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby ALAN L on Sun 15 May 2011, 7:05 pm

Fantastic!
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby nigelblake on Sun 15 May 2011, 9:33 pm

All excellent again Tom, but the lighting on the last 3 makes them stand out for me! :clap:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby MrAngry2 on Sun 15 May 2011, 9:34 pm

At least two picture of the week contenders in here, wonderful stuff.
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby duxfordhawk on Sun 15 May 2011, 10:39 pm

Wonderful photos I do hope the pair could be seen at least on static at a airshow I am attending this year.
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby bigcrow on Mon 16 May 2011, 9:59 am

Lovely shots Tom, great to see both in the air... :smile:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby Mister Tee on Mon 16 May 2011, 10:08 am

What were they there for?

MrT :cool:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby Ian A.S. on Mon 16 May 2011, 10:18 am

Great subject - great photo set Tom. The shots looking at their landing from astern are really impressive - far better than the actual lighting in reality I suspect - a nice local trip for you this weekend.

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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby DeanW on Mon 16 May 2011, 10:29 am

Big fan of your work Tom, always pin sharp with great clarity.
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby Corsair on Mon 16 May 2011, 3:27 pm

Well done, brilliant shots :clap: :clap:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby NIDarby on Mon 16 May 2011, 4:59 pm

loving the 1st shot, great formation.
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby CLOUDHAWK on Mon 16 May 2011, 5:59 pm

Lovely shots !!!
This pair should be booked to appear at RIAT before they both disappear from the scene !!!! :music: :up: :up:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby JohnF on Mon 16 May 2011, 8:13 pm

Wonderful set. Nice to see both in the air together. :clap:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby jimbob1194 on Mon 16 May 2011, 8:25 pm

Fantastic! :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby F-86 on Tue 17 May 2011, 6:40 pm

Great shots, good to see the pair of them in the air at the same time. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby flygirl on Thu 19 May 2011, 3:32 pm

Lovely shots. :smile:
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby T_J on Sat 21 May 2011, 3:56 pm

Mister Tee wrote:What were they there for?

MrT :cool:


Apologies for the late reply, Mr T.

70th anniversary of Whittle’s jet engine flight to be commemorated at RAF Cranwell

http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/ ... _1_2667964

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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby T_J on Sat 21 May 2011, 3:56 pm

Thanks very much for the comments.

TJ
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Re: Martin Baker Meteors at RAF Cranwell - 15th May 2011

Postby ALAN L on Sat 21 May 2011, 8:03 pm

If I may add this.
Bit late notice,but if anyone is in the area tomorrow.
70 Years since the invention of the Jet Engine 15th – 22nd May 2011.
• In celebration of the first successful flight of the jet engine, two jets from Classic Flight (Gloster Meteor NF.11 and Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3A) will fly past the memorial of Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle
The Gloster Meteor is one of the oldest flying jet aircraft still using jet engines derived directly from Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle’s amazing achievements that transformed the world. Our Aircraft will fly past the memorial in his home town Lutterworth, in memory of this monumental moment in human history at approximately 14.00 Sunday 22nd May2011

This will make fantastic viewing / listening and will take place at the junction between the A426 and A4303 just of junction 20 on the M1. Date and time
Sunday 22 May at 2.00pm.
Location
Junction of A426 and the A4303 just of junction 20 on the M1.
For directions, please go to: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23919831
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