US carrier due Stokes Bay

Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby frank on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 1:28 pm

King Cobra wrote:
spellow3010 wrote:Timeline Events are running a series of photo shoot boat trips for this event. Friday 28th.

See you there :smile:



At £60 ago. Makes the Gosport Ferries £10 a head look an absolute steal.


Its a sell out apparently :dizzy:
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby capercaillie on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 3:17 pm

Well at least you get variety with two squadrons each of Tomcat, Hornet and Intruder, a squadron each of Viking, Prowler and Hawkeye plus the Sea Kings.

Oops sorry, posted that 25 years too late! :sad: Enjoys the Hornets :up:
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby FGR2 on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 6:01 pm

First time I went out on a boat from Gun Wharf quays, I had to wait several hours for a space on the boat to be available. Then about an hour beforehand, the mist rolled up the Solent and into Portsmouth, (a bit like opening the bathroom door when you have had the hot water in the bath on full blast). Went out on the boat,(one of the bigger two deck ones) through the mist, couldn't see a thing, then slap bang in the middle of the Solent, in the clear was the Carrier :). After sailing around it, we headed back into the murk. The next time it was in a much smaller boat and was really choppy!, water splashing over the bow and side. One of the passengers wasn't too well up front, the CoastGuard Helicopter did a very low fly by, hovering just off to one side of the boat about 20 feet up! It was an experience, photography was very challenging with the boat pitching all over the place.

I think KeithJS was on that boat as well. :)
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby keithjs on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 8:13 pm

FGR2 wrote:First time I went out on a boat from Gun Wharf quays, I had to wait several hours for a space on the boat to be available. Then about an hour beforehand, the mist rolled up the Solent and into Portsmouth, (a bit like opening the bathroom door when you have had the hot water in the bath on full blast). Went out on the boat,(one of the bigger two deck ones) through the mist, couldn't see a thing, then slap bang in the middle of the Solent, in the clear was the Carrier :). After sailing around it, we headed back into the murk. The next time it was in a much smaller boat and was really choppy!, water splashing over the bow and side. One of the passengers wasn't too well up front, the CoastGuard Helicopter did a very low fly by, hovering just off to one side of the boat about 20 feet up! It was an experience, photography was very challenging with the boat pitching all over the place.

I think KeithJS was on that boat as well. :)


Apologies, but I can't remember your name...

Indeed I was....And choppy is understatement..The subject still comes up in conversation now...Emma says...just a little boat trip you said..! :heyhey: It was my son that wasn't too good up front.
In fact we were in Portsmouth on Saturday and got chatting to the guy that operates the boat trips from Gunwarf and he even remembered the day too....He's got a boat going this weekend too. Very tempted to go back down again but doubtful as to any tickets being available still. Would you be up for it if I can get a couple? I can only do Sunday as I'm at War and Peace on Friday and at a BBQ on Saturday. If anyone else can get hold of a couple too I'd be grateful. Anyway here's a couple to remind you. We were obviously in the front boat.

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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby FGR2 on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 7:10 am

Hi Keith, it is Lee.

I won't be able to get down this weekend. Sounds like it is going to be busy though.
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby keithjs on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 9:13 am

Ah, yes hi Lee. Sorry you can't come down . I'm still trying at the moment..can't get through.. :wall:
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Chris IL-76 on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 9:33 am

Luckily I don't do numbers. Should be enjoyable seeing the Carrier itself for me. Just staggering to look at.
Last time I got on was 1987 USS Forrestal with F-14s.
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby neville on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 9:42 am

First and only one for me was USS Independence (CVA62), around 1969/1970, no F-14's on that one either, only F4's, A7's, A3's and RA-5's plus some others.

Would love to go on board a modern flattop one day....
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 12:11 pm

Amy and I are looking to get down there on the Saturday, once my car has had its MOT first thing in the morning. The last carrier I saw at Stokes Bay was the Roosevelt, in 2009 I think, and before that the Truman (but can't remember the year for that one). The Truman was awesome as got some lovely CAG painted F14s on deck which I managed to grab some shots whilst being thrown around on deck of a very small boat lol. Knowing my luck the boat trips would have sold out so will have to make our way to the car park which overlooks the bay and hope it isn't raining or misty or foggy :grin:

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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Minigill on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 5:43 pm

Gosport Ferries are still showing one trip Sunday available, however getting through to them on the phone is difficult, constantly engaged !
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby keithjs on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 6:00 pm

Minigill wrote:Gosport Ferries are still showing one trip Sunday available, however getting through to them on the phone is difficult, constantly engaged !


Yes indeed.! I tried 25 times in a couple of hours on the mobile this morning. Asked my wife to do it by the house phone and she got straight through...Maybe try that? :dunno: Anyway got a couple of tickets for the 11am sailing in the end.
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Minigill on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 7:02 pm

Funnily enough, after 59 attempts with "Hey Siri, ring Ferry" over 2 hours (I had a day off Monday !), my friend was trying on his home phone for me and that is the one that got through to a queue system (albiet not very long waiting once connected). The home phone was engaged for a while but worth trying both !
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby farnboroughrob on Tue 25 Jul 2017, 8:03 pm

Going down Friday evening for fish n chips on the beach and Hornets! :yahoo:
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Minigill on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 5:47 am

My choice of lens (apart from a wide angle) are 50-140 + 1.4x or 100-400 on a Fuji X-T2.

What would you guys recommend (whilst on the ferry trip) ? Preferably not both telephoto's :smile:

Many thanks !

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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby keithjs on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 6:26 am

Minigill wrote:My choice of lens (apart from a wide angle) are 50-140 + 1.4x or 100-400 on a Fuji X-T2.

What would you guys recommend (whilst on the ferry trip) ? Preferably not both telephoto's :smile:

Many thanks !

Gill


Funny you should ask that..I was only looking at my 2011 photos yesterday and they were all taken with my 70-300. As we had a particularly rough trip It didn't seem wise to keep changing. If you want an overall shot of the carrier do it sooner rather than later. The boat won't be allowed to get much closer than about 500 metres anyway so it's not like you'll be right underneath it...Have fun.
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby warferry on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 8:00 am

Lets hope the weather plays ball not like my JFK visit !
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby keithjs on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 8:15 am

Yes indeed but come on, at least you got to see F-14's, F-8's and S-3A's etc :worship:
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby spellow3010 on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:04 am

frank wrote:
King Cobra wrote:
spellow3010 wrote:Timeline Events are running a series of photo shoot boat trips for this event. Friday 28th.

See you there :smile:



At £60 ago. Makes the Gosport Ferries £10 a head look an absolute steal.


Its a sell out apparently :dizzy:


Well I'm looking forward to it... not sure why the negativity and confusion, but each to their own. :up:
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Brevet Cable on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:43 am

Caught comms earlier ( American ) regarding "returning to the ship"..... possibly the Greyhounds ?
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby theskunk on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 11:08 am

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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Minigill on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 11:44 am

keithjs wrote:
Minigill wrote:My choice of lens (apart from a wide angle) are 50-140 + 1.4x or 100-400 on a Fuji X-T2.

What would you guys recommend (whilst on the ferry trip) ? Preferably not both telephoto's :smile:

Many thanks !

Gill


Funny you should ask that..I was only looking at my 2011 photos yesterday and they were all taken with my 70-300. As we had a particularly rough trip It didn't seem wise to keep changing. If you want an overall shot of the carrier do it sooner rather than later. The boat won't be allowed to get much closer than about 500 metres anyway so it's not like you'll be right underneath it...Have fun.


Thanks for the info :) crop or FF out of interest ?
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby keithjs on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 12:05 pm

Sorry, not quite sure what you mean? But anyway, no I didn't crop any, they were good enough for me as I took them..
For your information, here's a link to FGR2's photos who was on the same boat as me. I did have some on here of my own but Photobucket got at them and deleted them..
Have fun.

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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby lambo17841 on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 1:37 pm

Reported on msf as arriving 0645 onwards on 27 0800 Stokes bay

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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Beefy on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 1:58 pm

keithjs wrote:Sorry, not quite sure what you mean?


I think he is asking if your images were taken using a crop-sensor camera body, or full-frame (FF).
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Re: US carrier due Stokes Bay

Postby Cyril Dorricott on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 3:01 pm

The Greyhounds are up again.
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