BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 17th Dec.)

Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby buccs2b on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 1:29 pm

Chris

Thanks for giving us your latest serving of gold top :clap:

Tony
I hear gliders
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby tuska2 on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 7:35 pm

Lovely ,lovely, lovely! if thats your crap shots, I'd throw mine away! ( if I wasn't a retentive sentimentalist! ) give us more please!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby SPLAT on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 2:02 pm

Love those A10 shots , still think the Hog looks better in camo , one day I will have to re-visit all those slides and photo's that I thought were not worthy
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby silver fox on Tue 05 Dec 2017, 10:18 pm

More superb shots, mainly of aircraft we simply aren't going to see flying again, thank you.
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 30th Nov)

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 10:49 am

Chaps, many thanks for your kind words - glad that you find interest in this thread! :wink:
Here comes another set of images that I came across while digging through my slides, this time covering some US Navy jets in the form of Tomcats and legacy Hornets:
#091 Tomcat 4-ship passing initials for landing at RNAS Yeovilton after the D-Day celebrations in June 1994:
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#092 … splitting in a ´never seen before and never seen again thereafter´ style into the Yeovilton traffic circuit, with two jets each in the northern and southern pattern for RWY27! Is that a US Navy SOP?? Who cares? It was a spectacular sight:
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#093 part of this 4-ship was F-14B 162926(AG200) from VF-142 ´Ghostriders´ :
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#094 and this F-14B from sister squadron VF-143 ´Pukin’ Dogs´ , seen here taking off before:
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#095 Tomcats were a rare appearance and another chance to capture them ´over here´was during the FWIT´95 (Fighter Weapons Instructor Training) at Leeuwarden Air Base in April 1995 where this unidentified F-14A from VF-32 ´Swordsmen´ is seen on finals:
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#096 followed by sister ship F-14A 160896(AC205):
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#097 Next year´s edition brought F-14B 161858(AG112) of VF-143 ´Pukin’ Dogs´ to Leeuwarden:
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#098 VF-103 boss bird F-14B 162xxx(AA103) with another one in the background in the static display at Kleine-Brogel during the fantastic ´previous generation aircraft´ spotters day on 20th Oct., 2000:
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#099 accompanying the Tomcats were a couple of legacy Hornets, including this F/A-18C 164251(AC301) from VFA-37 ´Bulls´ , FWIT´95 at Leeuwarden:
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#100 F/A-18C 164261(AC401) from VFA-105 ´Gunslingers´ ,also FWIT´95:
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#101 F/A-18C 163145(DW04) from VMFA-251 ´Thunderbolts´ during FWIT´94:
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#102 F/A-18C 164218(AG412) from VFA-131 ´Wildcats´, FWIT´96:
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In September 1999 RDAF base Karup was hosting the Tactical Fighter Weaponry´99 bringing a full squadron of Marine Corps Hornets to Danish shores, VMFA-142 ´Gators´ from NAS Atlanta,Ga. :
#103 boss bird F/A-18A 161986(MB200):
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#104 F/A-18A 163097(MB206):
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#105 F/A-18A 162430(MB204):
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#106 F/A-18A 163173(MB213):
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Yes, the last four look rather the same but they were (are!) rare and I haven´t seen any photos of this deployment so far so here you go!
Thanks for looking!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby King Cobra on Wed 06 Dec 2017, 8:04 pm

i say old chap, those naval aircraft are rather spiffing. :)
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby Blackbird on Thu 07 Dec 2017, 7:58 pm

Just love the Tomcats :biggrin: Beat Hornets every time IMHO!

Many thanks for these.

Andy :smile:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby AlexC on Fri 08 Dec 2017, 11:13 am

Please folks, don't store photos in the loft! Having said that, these have survived remarkably well! :up:
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby tuska2 on Sat 09 Dec 2017, 5:44 pm

Tomcats!! let me wipe the drool off me T-shirt!!
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 6th Dec.)

Postby BigClick67 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 8:34 am

It is always amazing to see how a few Tomcats can brighten up everyone´s day! :lol:
It was certainly a very special aircraft and I wish I had photographed more of these iconic fighters. Unfortunaltely I haven´t so let´s turn back to more European classics, hopefully as interesting as the previous set of images:
#107 In September 1993 the Belgian Air Force retired their fleet of Mirage 5s and an airshow was held at Liege-Bierset to bid farewell, with the flying display including this 9-ship formation burst:
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#108 Mirage 5BR BR26 taxying out with a special tail marking commemorating 42.`Mephisto` Smaldeel´s disbandment:
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#109 Mirage 5BR BR15 three years earlier in a special 70th anniversary scheme during the Bierset airshow on 24th JUne,1990:
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#110 Mirage 5BR BR21 in the standart Belgian warpaint taxying at Kleine-Brogel on 1st sept.,1991:
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#111 another long-time Mirage 3 operator was the Swiss Air Force: Mirage 3RS R-2117 of Fliegerstaffel 10 at Dübendorf on finals at Kleine-Brogel during NTM2001:
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#112 & #113 Mirage IVP #59(CF) from ERS 01.091`Gascogne` at Kleine-Brogel in Nov.1999:
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a few Ginas:
#114 G.91T MM6439(32-89) 32° Aero Brigata at Brindisi, Bierset airshow 26th Sept.,1993:
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#115 G.91Y MM6485(8-24) 8°Stormo, 101°Gruppo at Cervia, Pferdsfeld open day 1st Oct., 1994:
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#116 tiger-tailed G.91T/3 #1810 Esquadra 301 from Montijo, IAT´91:
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#117 G.91T/3 #1806 Esquadra 301, Cambrai airshow 23rd May, 1993:
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#118 T-38A #2601 Esquadra 103 from Beja, IAT´91:
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closing this set is
#119 SF.260MB ST-32 5.Smaldeel, Bierset airshow 23rd June, 1990:
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Hopefully you like them! Cheers for looking,
Chris :biggrin:
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Re: BigClick67´s cream of the crap (updated 17th Dec.)

Postby Stagger2 on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 10:59 am

The excellent USN post above was always going to be a 'hard act' to follow, but these are brilliant too. Excellent memories of most of these, but I never visited Pferdsfeld ever.
Great post, keep 'em coming please. :up:
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