Busy afternoon at North Weald

Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 19 Aug 2017, 7:53 pm

Some from a busy afternoon at North Weald. Weather not as good as forecast and I get a bit frustrated trying to shoot these Norwegian jets, they're always parked at the Squadron and there's so much clutter, or they're out of reach on the cross runway, so I headed for the revetments for lift-off shots today.

Missed the Hurricane in the sun and just had to grab some shots before he pulled away from the hangar.

Gnat Display Team also had a solo jet out to Herne Bay, but you've seen them a thousand times over by now so I'll spare you a side-on shot.

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de Havilland Vampire FB.6 LN-DHY - Norwegian Historical Squadron - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3 XN637 (G-BKOU) - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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de Havilland Vampire FB.6 LN-DHY - Norwegian Historical Squadron - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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de Havilland Vampire FB.6 LN-DHY - Norwegian Historical Squadron - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb BE505 (G-HHII) - Hangar 11 Collection - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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de Havilland Vampire T.55 LN-DHZ - Norwegian Historical Squadron - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI "Red 18" (N104CJ) - Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

And a few from an hour last Sunday:

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Yak-52 G-YOTS - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3 XN637 (G-BKOU) - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3 XN637 (G-BKOU) - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr

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Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3 XN637 (G-BKOU) - North Weald, August 2017 by Dan B, on Flickr
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Re: Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby starbuck on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 11:00 am

Was there an issue with the Gnat? It missed its original slot at Herne Bay but put on a great display when it arrived later.
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Re: Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 11:42 am

It was supposed to be the yellow Gnat, but it went tech so they had to swap jets.
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Re: Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby FastJetsBest on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 2:56 pm

Very nice shots, I always seems to miss the Vampires.
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Re: Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6:29 pm

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Re: Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby starbuck on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6:59 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:It was supposed to be the yellow Gnat, but it went tech so they had to swap jets.


That'll explain it, thanks.

Nice shots from today, I still have to pinch myself that we have a mig displaying on the uk circuit, it's been a couple of years and I'm even starting to take it a little bit for granted.
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Re: Busy afternoon at North Weald

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10:29 pm

starbuck wrote:I still have to pinch myself that we have a mig displaying on the uk circuit, it's been a couple of years and I'm even starting to take it a little bit for granted.

Indeed. It's a nice little machine - makes a great low rumble on start-up, reminds me of the Jags at Coltishall. :love:
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