UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby rjlaker on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 3:20 pm

Hi all,
Went on my first air to air photography flight today - with Charlie Brown in the HAC Spitfire. Here's one for now, more to come as I'm going through them!
*re-edited after some expert feedback!
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UPDATE...Here are an other selection

What the whole day was all about - a replica of the prototype...
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The memorial:
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3 more from the same sequence as the original shot, slightly different angles as Charlie went inderneath the helicopter...
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Finally - a couple of our helicopter for the flight:
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Cheers for looking!
Thanks
Rob :smile:
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby MrAngry2 on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 3:23 pm

Said it before but will say it again, thats fantastic, POTW!
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Seamus on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 6:20 pm

Fantastic mate, what an awesome experience! :rock:

That shot is a beauty, looking forward to seeing the rest :clap: :clap:
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 6:41 pm

And on the 75th Anniversary of the first flight. :biggrin:

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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby colper on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 7:01 pm

Nice one Rob,look forward to seeing some more

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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Offbreed on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 7:41 pm

That does look great :drool: I watched the flights with envy today. :hypno:
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby timuss on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 9:24 pm

Errr WOW POTW right there :drool: :clap: :rock:
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Height is Good on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 10:04 pm

I am intrigued as to what that is at the back of the Port wing? It looks like something has punctured it but I am sure there is a simpler explanation!
Anyone got an answer??
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby WG655 on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 10:07 pm

Believe it is the indicator to show the pilot that the flaps are down
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Height is Good on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 10:32 pm

Thanks. Knew there had to be a proper answer. Every day is a school day!!
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby lanemiker on Sat 05 Mar 2011, 11:17 pm

Very nice series Rob. As Brian said, and on the 75th anniversary date of the first flight of the Spitfire also.

Nice job!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Fumbles on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 5:43 am

Wow! I do like that shot. :clap:
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby flygirl on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 7:53 am

Fantastic Rob. :clap: :yahoo:
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Phil Standfield on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 5:16 pm

Fantastic :clap: Great to see something different air to air for a change. One of the best Spitfire pic's for a long time
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Re: Air to air with the HAC Spitfire - Dover

Postby Stu on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 5:58 pm

Very nice, update is fantastic very nice shooting :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 6:54 pm

rjlaker wrote:http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5503372888_9ecfaafaf8_b.jpg

Is the winner for me - nice variety in them though Rob, and good work on the edit too. I thought the original was a little flat in terms of contrast and colour, but it looked much better after your re-upload.
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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby colper on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 7:59 pm

Well worth waiting for Rob,excellent set.Hard to pick a favourite,all equally good

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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby jimbob1194 on Sun 06 Mar 2011, 10:08 pm

Fantastic. Jealous! :lol: :biggrin: :clap:

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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby F-86 on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 1:49 am

Very nice, nice looking chopper too. :clap:
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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby Trevsy on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 9:25 am

Nice shots and must have been a great experience. Pity you didn't have the luck with more of the sun though.
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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby Robin on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 12:05 pm

:clap: Hi Rob.

Thank you for an excellent series of photos. Glad you enjoyed your day. Having been working on the site for all of the weekend, and having spoken with many of those who flew with the Spitfire, including Michael Aspel and John Challis, the chance to fly in such close proximity to the Spitfire was a real experience. In your shot of the Memorial site, I can see the ruts where we got 30 tons low loader bogged down, I was not a happy bunny. Once again, thank you for the pictures, and thank you for your support to the Memorial.

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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby FOTO4 on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 12:52 pm

Excellent set Rob
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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby AnglianAV8R on Mon 07 Mar 2011, 1:29 pm

Lovely shots, gave me goose bumps !
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Re: UPDATED: FULL POST - HAC Spitfire air to air over Dover

Postby Robin on Tue 22 Mar 2011, 7:45 pm

For your information. I was at a meeting with "Action Stations" yesterday at the Memorial when they outlined their programme of flying, their next flying weekend with the Spitfire and helicopters over the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne will be on Saturday and Sunday 9/10 April (weather permitting). see; http://www.flywithaspitfire.com

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