Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

Postby FOTO4 on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 8:36 pm

This was probably a " once in a lifetime " opportunity and was hastily put together by enthusiastic Tiger Club members within a very short space of time while having a cup of tea and a piece of cake - a few phone calls later and all the usual reprobates arrived and after a briefing we were ready to go. This shows the true spirit of the Tiger Club and sport aviation - that's what flying is all about - having jolly good fun !!
A total of thirteen aircraft formed the Balbo.

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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick

Postby grant_w on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 8:39 pm

Excellent :clap:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick

Postby PorkScratching on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 8:43 pm

That's unreal! Well done to all involved :clap:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick

Postby planemadbird on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 9:03 pm

Wow excellent stuff Richard what an experience :clap: :biggrin:
'Little friend,little friend,we are gonna have to bail out,will you standby and count the chutes?'
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick

Postby 9bob on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 10:01 pm

Would they not let you fly under the bridge! Maybe you could arrange a fly in at LGW if the ash continues! Give the controllers something to do at least! :yahoo:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick

Postby wellingflyer on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 10:09 pm

Great set of photos - I was about to mention the bridge but.................. :topbombing:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 1

Postby DamienB on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 10:23 pm

Excellent, nice one Richard. Did you get any shots of the museum?
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 1

Postby Kokpit on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 10:45 pm

Absolutely brilliant! :clap:

Well done to all involved, what an achievement, and not likely to be better any time soon I imagine.

Kev.
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby FOTO4 on Sat 17 Apr 2010, 11:28 pm

Sorry Damien, no shots of the museum, maybe next time.
It certainly was a great experience and helped of course by very favourable weather.
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby hunterxf382 on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 12:00 am

:clap: Superb..... what a treat indeed! :clap:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby SEMAE on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 12:52 am

Brilliant pictures. Thank you for showing them. :clap:

Cheers

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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby Lumix on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 8:19 am

Wow! What a superb set of shots! :clap: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sure! .....not unless they do it again today! :biggrin:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby rjlaker on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 9:21 am

Excellent visual report there. Saw you lot coming over Paddock Wood on your way back yesterday! :smile: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby Boghopper Mk 11a on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 9:32 am

Is that the Kynsey / Walker team double winger near the rear of the formation?
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby colper on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 10:07 am

Brilliant set Richard,must have felt great doing something those mullti-million pound airliners couldn't---------FLY over Gatwick

Colin
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby 121decimal5 on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 10:11 am

Excellent stuff!!!!!
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby A380FWWOW on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 12:25 pm

What a great set of shots. Its good to see that somebody is getting out and about and that there is still somebody flying, these have got to be up for photo of the week! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby AngliaPhotography on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 4:50 pm

Lovely shots, very difficult to take air to airs of large formations well, something that only those who take air to air appreciate.
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby Manonthefence on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 5:32 pm

Looks like it was damn good fun. Its interesting how the aircraft disappear into the background. Yellow and orange are good camouflage.

I agree with AngliaPhotography, photos of large formations can be a bit tricky, sometimes its better to get one or two of the big picture then concentrate on smaller elements. Thats not to take anything away from the shots, a superb record of a once in a lifetime event.
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby Trinity on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 7:09 pm

Absolutley brilliant, this should have been national news on TV :topbombing:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby FOTO4 on Sun 18 Apr 2010, 7:34 pm

It was on BBC news early Saturday evening.
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 2

Postby JAB on Mon 19 Apr 2010, 2:05 am

FOTO4 wrote:It was on BBC news early Saturday evening.


That would off been good too seen, there no links to it at all is there :question: Nice shots there even if they are lost , shame they did not land there :grin:

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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

Postby Lomcevak26 on Mon 19 Apr 2010, 8:34 am

I agree with Dan in so much as the aircraft are a bit tricky to pick out when they're directly over Gatwick, but that's not to take away any of the history of the occasion, or the excellence of the shots. In the shots where the aircraft are over the Surrey countryside, the impact's pretty stunning. Some awesome captures, all in all.
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

Postby docman on Mon 19 Apr 2010, 8:35 am

Remarkable opportunity Richard..and the weather helped! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

Postby 121decimal5 on Mon 19 Apr 2010, 9:46 am

Lomcevak26 wrote:In the shots where the aircraft are over the Surrey countryside, the impact's pretty stunning.


Possibly even East Sussex :smile:
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