Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Fred Martin on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 5:15 pm

While stricktly speaking Bentwaters still has some limited civil aviation activities , gone are the glory days when Phantoms and later , A-10's were active here . Although I didn't manage to visit here nearly often enough , this was one of my favorite airfields for photography as accessability here was excellent , almost as good as being on base ! Most of these Phantom slides were shot at Bentwaters between 1976-78, except the first two early F-4C shots , including the cartridge start , being taken at RAF Leconfield in 1968 . Happy days !
Anyone shoot the F-101 Voodoo's in the early sixties ?

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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby brewerybod on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 5:46 pm

Brilliant...bl**dy brilliant :yahoo:

You have made my day....thanks.

- Graham
Bentwaters Cold War Museum
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Koen L on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 6:36 pm

As with all your golden oldies topics it's a fantastic set! :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Sundowner on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 6:43 pm

Fantastic mate :yahoo:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby dazzagreenwood on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 7:23 pm

Lovely.

You can't US Phantoms :love:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Stu on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 8:13 pm

Another fantastic set :clap: :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby 3Greens on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 9:14 pm

Simply magic, as always Fred. I must say that I treasure the shots that I got on the few trips down there.
Thanks for posting
Keith
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby bigcrow on Wed 19 Jan 2011, 10:04 pm

Superb set Fred. Only did Bentwaters a couple of times when the A-10's were there, I agree it was fantastic for shots.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Brummiekid on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 1:02 am

I only have one word for that set of images/memories ...... awesome!

Thank you.

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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby st24 on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 5:01 pm

Superb :clap: Nice to see some of the 3 tone green birds in there too!
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby AnglianAV8R on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 6:45 pm

Phantastic shots, all of em.
Will post some aerial pics when I fly over there in the not too distant future.
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Russ on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 11:11 pm

You're spoiling us rotten again Fred. Keep them coming! :clap: :clap: :cool:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Starlifter on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 12:05 am

Oh Crap,all of a sudden I feel decidely old.Didn't go to the twin bases at Bentwaters and Woodbridge too often,but I recall going to a Bentwaters Airshow many,many moons ago with my father and remember seeing based Phantoms in static and over the far side(I believe they were coded WR and WS) and would you believe the Blue Angels gave a display flying Phantoms (F-4Js)!!! :shock: :shock: Many thanks for posting Fred as I always enjoy and look forward to your trips down memory lane.Cheers dude,Best Regards,Dave... :smile:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby F-86 on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 1:24 am

Stunning shots. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Westy on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 8:25 pm

That is one very special post Fred :clap:
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Re: Abandoned Airfields No3 Bentwaters/Woodbridge

Postby Manonthefence on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 6:22 pm

I very nice selection. I really like the second one, just about sums the F-4 up for me.
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