Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby ianm on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 3:21 pm

I have recently bought a new slide scanner to digitise some of the slides I have and have been busy going through those taken at airshows
in the late 1960's and 1970's. I have now loaded them onto my aviation photos website under the Scanned Photos category and the address
is listed at the bottom of the post.

Below is a sample selection from each year and if anyone knows the registration of the Fiat G91 could they please let me know as I have
been unable to find it so far.

56-1002 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger taken at Bentwaters on 10/05/1969
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56-0117 McDonell RF-101C Voodoo taken at Bentwaters on 10/05/1969
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XP564 Hunting Jet Provost T4 taken at Lakenheath on 06/06/1970
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Various McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II's taken at Bentwaters on 19/06/1971
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3296 Fiat G91R3 taken at Upper Heyford on 12/08/1972
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TG511 Handley Page Hastings T5 taken at St Mawgan on 08/08/1973
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MM6239 Fiat G91 taken at St Mawgan on 07/08/1974
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WJ682 English Electric Canberra TT18 taken at St Mawgan on 06/08/1975
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63-12738 Boeing KC-135F Stratotanker taken at St Mawgan on 04/08/1976
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XJ782 Avro Vulcan B2 taken at Binbrook on 03/09/1977
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C-10 Fokker F-27M Troopship taken at Greenham Common on 24/06/1979
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IanM
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby stevebond on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 4:08 pm

The G.91 coded 13 is MM.6239
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby dazzagreenwood on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 4:14 pm

Beautiful shots! Look at the state of the tail on the T-birds slot F-4.
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby st24 on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 4:24 pm

dazzagreenwood wrote:Beautiful shots! Look at the state of the tail on the T-birds slot F-4.


Deliberately painted black for obvious reasons given the J79s coal power!

I urge everyone to click on the link - there are some staggeringly superb images on there... :worship: :clap: Superb - every one...
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby rob m on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 4:30 pm

Great scans, beautiful shots! :shock:
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Arthur Tee on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 5:12 pm

Ian,

Fantastic scans!

One (really minor) criticism - a few would benefit levelling! :clap:

Arthur
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby ELVIS 01 on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 7:11 pm

Great Photos I was at Bentwaters in 71 and 73 for the TBirds and Angels respectively, great memories

Thanks
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Wes_Howes on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 7:22 pm

I just had a trouser accident when I saw that T'birds shot :oops: :drool:
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby PeteM on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 8:05 pm

They are all excellent, but the 7 Squadron Canberra TT18 - :hypno:
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Postby dinovandoorn on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 8:07 pm

ianm wrote:I have recently bought a new slide scanner to digitise some of the slides


and what scanner do you use? they looks real good to me !
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Abingdonman on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 10:55 pm

Wont easily forget that F27 Greenham common 1979....wonderful stuff!
also,will never forget the HP Hastings,saw it most days for several years in the 50s,believe the last time I saw one fly was at Coningsby 1977....
some lovely memories in these pics.
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Mad Dan on Fri 13 Jan 2012, 8:05 am

An interesting selection from days gone by - though I think you will find the F-102 that begins the selection (61002) was actually at Bentwaters in May 1969. I have a similar shot of the same aircraft and the date on the slide mount clearly says May 1969. Unfortunately, the Scramble show report site doesn't have a list for that year's Bentwaters open house, but I remember that it was a very damp and gloomy day.
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby BMrider on Fri 13 Jan 2012, 8:25 am

Nice scans, interesting period, I would be interested to know what scanner you used as well, was the slide film Kodachrome ?
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby stevebond on Fri 13 Jan 2012, 8:41 am

F-102 61002 is indeed at Bentwaters on 10 May 1969.

All great shots.
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby ianm on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 9:16 am

Thank you for all the comments and am glad the photos brought back some memories for some of you. It's certainly been a nostalgia trip for me whilst doing the scans over the past
few weeks.

Having reviewed the slides again I agree that F-102 61002 was indeed taken at Bentwaters in 1969. For some reason that slide had W68 written on it which was obviously a mistake and as
the date on it had faded wasn't able to check it. I also found 2 others that I thought were taken at Wattisham so have corrected them on my website.

I have also added MM6239 to the Fiat G91 photo on my website. Just got an error trying to edit the original post so will have to change the captions later on.

I used to use mostly Kodachrome 64 for the slides although some of the static shots later on were shot on Kodachrome 25 film.

After reviewing the specs of several scanners I went for a Plustek OpticFilm 7600i SE. Still getting to grips with some of the features on it. As mentioned on the website after
scanning the slides I then process the photos using Photoshop Elements 9.

Have just started going through my slides from the 1980's and will put another post up once I have updated my website.

Ian
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Westy on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 11:14 am

Please do post more, these are superb!
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Hamble Flyer on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 7:42 pm

PeteM wrote:They are all excellent, but the 7 Squadron Canberra TT18 - :hypno:


I flew in one of those at St Mawgan in 78' - didn't record the serial as it was just a pax ride.
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby Hamble Flyer on Mon 30 Jan 2012, 7:49 pm

Abingdonman wrote:Wont easily forget that F27 Greenham common 1979....wonderful stuff!
also,will never forget the HP Hastings,saw it most days for several years in the 50s,believe the last time I saw one fly was at Coningsby 1977....
some lovely memories in these pics.


Agree - For what its worth Greenham 79 was the best show of hundreds I have attended. Watched it all on the South Side as I had travelled up with the RN Sharks team from Culdrose. Awesome free beer tent for aircrew was opened the second the last participants wheels touched the runway..

As an Abingdonman also, I too have fond memories of the Hastings - when did the last Squadron example retire and where from?
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Re: Airshows late 1960's & 1970's

Postby rob m on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 4:34 pm

ianm wrote:56-1002 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger taken at Bentwaters on 10/05/1969

Hi Ian,

This Deuce was from 32nd FIS, Soesterberg, it was seen there on 09-05-1969:
http://home.tiscali.nl/sberg.sixties/SBMay69.htm
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pics @ http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?phgid=3423
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