01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight


Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby dale b on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 6:50 pm

Lovely set. Blue skies and lovely light. Topside shots are stunning. I hope I get to see her this year.
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby 8674planes on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 7:02 pm

Great pictures, I can tell she is going to be a crowd favorite this year. The silver paint scheme looks a lot better than I thought it would. :smile:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby Domvickery on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 7:33 pm

She's a stunner, if anyone has any doubts about the colour change should be forwarded to this thread!

Great pics, cant wait to get one of those topsides this year!
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby bigcrow on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 10:31 pm

Lovely Rick, great light... :smile:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby DeanW on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 10:48 pm

Great collection of images but that topside against the dark sky is the pick of the bunch.
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby Sundowner on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 7:57 am

What a beauty, thanks for sharing.
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby tankbuster81 on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 9:47 am

Lovely shots of a great aircraft,hopefully the bookings will role in….
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby frank on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 11:25 am

Domvickery wrote:She's a stunner, if anyone has any doubts about the colour change should be forwarded to this thread!

Great pics, cant wait to get one of those topsides this year!


Great to see her flying again and if takes a sponsors colour to do this then all be it. Much prefer the RAF colours to the silver - each to their own I guess but it detracts from the canberra magic for me personally
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Postby jonny7 on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 11:41 am

Absolutely gorgeous shots,showing just why this plane is a lot of peoples and pilots favourite.. :smile: :clap: Brilliant :up:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby flashman8 on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 11:44 am

thanks for posting those stunning pictures, great to see her back in the air, I have happy memories of watching her fly between 1988 and 92... :yahoo:

but why paint her silver and not in her `proper` colours... :shock:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby barkin mad on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 2:23 pm

flashman8 wrote:but why paint her silver and not in her `proper` colours... :shock:


Outstanding, she does look lovely :love:

Pr9's used to be silver originally.

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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby FGR2 on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 2:45 pm

Nice photos, :) but personally, I think the silver looks unfinished.

Would be so much better with the proper squadron markings and correct painted panels.
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby BDL on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 2:52 pm

Utterly Gorgeous! :love:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby RickIngham on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 5:02 pm

Thanks for the comments. Glad they went down ok as it was the first time with the new lens and I was a bit unsure about some of them!
I'll admit i wasn't happy when I heard the hemp colour with the special tail was gone but i'm converted now I've seen her...but to be fair as long as we have a Canberra to watch in the sky, it doesn't matter how shes painted.
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby timuss on Mon 03 Mar 2014, 8:27 pm

What a beauty lovely shots hope i get to see her this year :cool: :rock: :clap:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby Skyflash on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 12:52 pm

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! :love:

Must admit I was a bit iffy about the colour change to begin with - largely because I am so fond of the old 'hemp' scheme - but seeing these photos has completely won me over.

Hoping that she will be out and about over the summer.
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby harkins on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 2:50 pm

Lovely photos but I can't deny that the new scheme is rather disappointing to me. It has gone from looking like a recent(ish) front line serving aircraft to a classic warbird. Does anyone know what the thinking was with the change?
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 2:56 pm

harkins wrote:Lovely photos but I can't deny that the new scheme is rather disappointing to me. It has gone from looking like a recent(ish) front line serving aircraft to a classic warbird. Does anyone know what the thinking was with the change?

It's the desired scheme of the owners/operators to have the Canberra and two Hunter T7s in an all over silver scheme. I believe the markings are just decals that can and will be removed should they attract the sponsors they're hoping to (you can just about see some of the markings under the wing have peeled off in one image on Rick's site).

Wonderful selection of photos btw Rick - frame 5 is the one for me. The PR9 is a very attractive variant of the Canberra, although I agree with others that it looked far better in the paint she was retired from service in. Did you know they'd be flying or just get lucky?
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby rdchawk on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 2:57 pm

Hopefully get to see it flying this year!! - Great set of pics :clap: :clap:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby capercaillie on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 3:03 pm

FGR2 wrote:Nice photos, :) but personally, I think the silver looks unfinished.

Would be so much better with the proper squadron markings and correct painted panels.


This, an anti dazzle patch and a few squadron badges surely not too much to ask for? Otherwise looks great.

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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby RickIngham on Tue 04 Mar 2014, 4:17 pm

Thanks again for the feedback!

harkins wrote:It has gone from looking like a recent(ish) front line serving aircraft to a classic warbird. Does anyone know what the thinking was with the change?


I admit I was a tad disappointed to hear the special tail had gone but she really does look good in this scheme. I'm sure most critics will be converted when they see her in the flesh, as I was. Technically speaking she is a classic jet warbird so that appearance isnt a bad thing! I think I read a few months back that they have digitally mapped the tail markings so that maybe in the future they can be re-applied.
To be honest, regardless of the scheme - it's great to have a Canberra back in the air to see and to have some great people working up a dynamic display to show her off :rock:
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Re: 01/03/14 - Canberra PR9 test flight

Postby Airshowhammer on Fri 07 Mar 2014, 1:15 pm

She'd look good in formation with the Meteor T7 :love:
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