Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby stickshaker on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 12:15 pm

Started with a bit of flying selection at Swinderby

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Some us were lucky enough to train in Texas (thread to follow), then it was red and white Hawks at Valley

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This one also shows a Lightning detachment at STCAAME
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The A5 pass was the same then
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Then it was down to Chivenor - heaven in Devon!

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Coasting in at Hartland Point
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and recovering over Barnstaple
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and finally a bit of time at Brawdy. Note the Red Arrows helmet in the front. This was when they had a war role and used to practice it annually.
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We went off as a pair, with a couple of us studes in the boot, only to find that the weather was unfit so we were subjected to display of formation aerobatics
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By the time I was back at Valley on the staff, the aircraft all had blue tops
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby Neilf92 on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 12:32 pm

Brilliant post - my first real hill photo trip found me standing on top of that cliff just behind the E2B shooting Hawks as they hauled round the Ogwen corner - great fun - happy memories. :smile:
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby SKYRAIDER on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 1:56 pm

Just fantastic, what a set of photos you have got there, its great to see the Chivenor Hawks again, please if you have any more and you have the time post some others,
thanks for posting these,
Rob
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby Epic Formacion on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 3:07 pm

Great feel for the days in the way the images look.
Watermarks - yeah, but no, but yeah but.............NO!!
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby PeteM on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 8:23 pm

Brilliant :clap: Have you any more from Chivenor you can post?
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby AnglianAV8R on Sun 23 Jan 2011, 9:52 pm

Great stuff, thanks. What did you train on in the States?
Lovely to see the TWU Hawks, I remember TWU hunters flying from Newcastle on an exercise defending Boulmer against F111s.
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby coanda on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 8:49 pm

Yes, those Hawks at Valley take me back. I spent many a day with my dad watching the blue tops come and go at Valley under the approach - my fave hawk scheme.

Great shots from back in the day - very atmospheric. Especially the over-the-shoulder leaving Valley shot.
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby F-86 on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 9:38 pm

Great set, proper coloured aircraft back then. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby travis82 on Wed 26 Jan 2011, 12:27 pm

Brilliant post, I particularly enjoyed the Chivenor pics, it would be lovely to see more of Chivenor if you have them.

Thanks again,

Joe.
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby stickshaker on Wed 26 Jan 2011, 1:54 pm

I have more Chiv but mostly the same as those posted. Standby for the training in the states.
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby Kokpit on Wed 26 Jan 2011, 6:15 pm

Brilliant, the good old days, just how did we loose them so badly?........
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby TS010 on Wed 26 Jan 2011, 7:30 pm

By the time I was back at Valley on the staff, the aircraft all had blue tops


Which line did you fly from, Goshawk or Seahawk?
WIWOL
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Re: Fast jet training - 1980s stylee

Postby Wingnutt on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 8:52 am

F-86 wrote:Great set, proper coloured aircraft back then. :clap: :clap:


Hear, hear! Black's fine, but only in moderation.

Lovely photos.
The past is a foreign country: they fly different aeroplanes there.
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