NOAA Orion at Shannon

NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Anhedral on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 9:01 pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) deployed one of their P-3's to Shannon in early January for a few weeks investigating Atlantic storms. N42RF is a WP-3D Orion that recently returned to service after 19 months of maintenance and upgrades including a new colour scheme. Although only flying a few times a week I was lucky to catch some movement today.

All the best
Paul Nelhams Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/58611670@N04/


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N42RF WP-3D NOAA by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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N42RF WP-3D NOAA by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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N42RF WP-3D NOAA by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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N42RF WP-3D NOAA by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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N42RF WP-3D NOAA by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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N42RF WP-3D NOAA by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Spotty_Jag on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 9:12 pm

What a beautiful machine! :worship:
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby st24 on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 8:45 am

Absolute beauty! Great stuff. :worship:
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Wissam24 on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 10:50 am

What a stunner!
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby G-CVIX on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 11:24 am

Great photos, and what an absolute stunner. I think I'm in love. :love: :love: :love:
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Harlequin67 on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 4:35 pm

What a great machine.

Thanks for sharing those.

I never expected to see that aircraft this side of the pond!

Am I jealous? Absolutely. :lol:
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby lambo17841 on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 6:51 pm

What a lovely machine,well done to catch such a rare aircraft this side of the pond.

Johni in Seaford
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Niallxg on Sun 05 Feb 2017, 8:37 pm

Lovely set, Paul.
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Ledhead27 on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 7:23 pm

Stunning looking aircraft, lovely photos as well!
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Leeflyer on Mon 06 Feb 2017, 9:17 pm

A big WOW stunning pics.
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Georgeconna on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 10:11 am

Caught this many years ago with a Gulfie operating as well. Nice new shiney scheme too boot. Did not even know it was operating from Shannon. Bit out of touch these days.

Great shots as well. Do you know if she there for much longer?
Cheers

George

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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby bigcrow on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:05 am

That is lovely & a very rare, would have loved to have catched that
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby ikarus on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 5:46 pm

Superb ....thanks for posting :clap:
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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Anhedral on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 7:16 pm

Many thanks for all the kind responses, glad you like the pics.

The aircraft arrived on the 20th January for a rumoured 3 to 4 weeks and is still present as of today (7th Feb) although may not be around for much longer. It has been flying about every 2-3 days a week at unpredictable times of day and spends the rest of the time parked in the middle of the airfield where a very long lens is required!

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Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Postby Georgeconna on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 9:50 am

Cheers Paul.

Might take the trip from Cork this Saturday, It would be my 1st trip to Shannon since 3 years ago, It used to be every week in days gone by :/
Cheers

George

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Yeovilton via Webcast from My Armchair.
Foynes and Bray for my sins.
Thats me done for 2017
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