Your Rarest Catch

Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Tommy on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 2:09 pm

That's 10% of the entire (still existing) B-2 population in one shot, though. Pretty fine. :up:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Col. Chibani on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 10:27 pm

My rarest catch is, depressingly, my oldest catch : An-225 & Buran at Le Bourget 1989, during the trade days. Unbelievingly, not only access was granted in these blessed years in front of the "chalets", but this area was (as shown by my other shots) almost totally empty !

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PS : I have a complete photo collection of each & every Paris Air Show since 1989. If I can find some time, I will put them on the "Golden Oldies" section.
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Tuckat on Sat 20 Jan 2018, 4:29 pm

Sea Harrier from the Indian Navy at Yeovilton, late 84 or early 85,


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Postby phantom6 on Sun 21 Jan 2018, 5:03 pm

This is the only one left in the world so it has to be my rarest

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby SuffolkBlue on Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:08 pm

A 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 from Kadena on the ramp at Hickam AFB, September 2011

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby iaint on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 8:59 pm

Bit regretful that I didn't just say sod it and photograph Afghan Mi-17s and An-32s when I was at Kandahar, and the Afghan MiG-21 photo I took doesn't count as it was out of service as a Gate Guard... Instead, I suppose these three photos will have to be called my rarest catches...
Qatar Emiri Air Force Commando helicopters at Doha Internationa Airport. Excuse the quality, these were shot through an A330 window whilst taxiing for depature towards the Maldives...

ImageIMG_6007v2 by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageQA20 - Westland Commando by Iain Thomson, on Flickr

ImageQA34 - Westland Commando by Iain Thomson, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 23 Jan 2018, 9:37 pm

Well, obviously my first thought was to Wonsan - KPAAF MiGs and Sukhois are, of course, about as rare as you can get. But there were over a hundred people there, so I'm far from the only one to get shots - bordering on common as muck. So what could be rarer than the world's most closed-off air force? How about North Korean general aviation? Very few have seen this, the country's very own indigenous microlight, the Hulbeol.

ImageDPRK Hulbeol (Honeybee) Microlight by Sam Wise, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby wallace on Thu 25 Jan 2018, 7:07 pm

I think I was the only person in the country to get a photo of this one as it staged through Glenrothes on its way to Italy.
ImageN40040 Piaggio P.136, Glenrothes 07 by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby SCARECROW 451 on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 1:00 am

Dutch Antillies AW139

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Skylinerworld on Sun 18 Mar 2018, 10:56 pm

Neither of these aircraft are rare, but the situation was! In case you don't remember, here's a news article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ma ... r-28670502

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby phantom6 on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9:38 am

You don't see this to often

Imagedane13 by victor priday, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Skyflash on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 1:28 pm

Cor! :rock:

That is an absolute belter, great sense of movement in the image. A fine capture indeed.
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Tommy on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 2:30 pm

Very cool shot. :rock:

Do you intend this to be a themed thread of Ospreys, or just you posting a pic? I can move it into the correct fora if so. :up:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby phantom6 on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 10:09 am

Yes sorry I meaning to put this in rarest catch section
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Tommy on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 2:28 pm

No problem. Done & done. :up:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby alisdairanderson on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 5:37 am

This was taken through the terminal window at Lusaka, the day after a flypast for the 'Opening of Parliament' ceremony - a trio of Karakorum-8 from the Zambia AirForce

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Skyflash on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 11:43 am

alisdairanderson wrote:This was taken through the terminal window at Lusaka, the day after a flypast for the 'Opening of Parliament' ceremony - a trio of Karakorum-8 from the Zambia AirForce

Cheers,
Alisdair


Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner... :grin:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby speedbird2639 on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 12:07 pm

Skyflash wrote:
alisdairanderson wrote:This was taken through the terminal window at Lusaka, the day after a flypast for the 'Opening of Parliament' ceremony - a trio of Karakorum-8 from the Zambia AirForce

Cheers,
Alisdair


Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner... :grin:


Wiki say 500+ of these were built. There seems to be some strange interpretations of the word 'rare' on here.

FWIW I would say Hughes H-4 Hercules would be the definitive 'rare' catch - they only made one and it only flew once. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of it!
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Stagger2 on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 1:00 pm

Definitively, 'your rarest catch' would be yours, rare & 'catched' :whistle:
The 'Spruce Goose' just departing the water is rare, but I aint got a shot of that either! I would say that a shot of one Karakorum-8 from the Zambian Air Force is rare, but 3 on rotation is the Mutts Nuts in this topic! :hide:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby alisdairanderson on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 3:21 pm

Stagger2 wrote:Definitively, 'your rarest catch' would be yours, rare & 'catched' :whistle:
The 'Spruce Goose' just departing the water is rare, but I aint got a shot of that either! I would say that a shot of one Karakorum-8 from the Zambian Air Force is rare, but 3 on rotation is the Mutts Nuts in this topic! :hide:



Hi,

I'm certainly in agreement that 'rare' is a subjective view, and depends upon what you consider as 'normal' or 'common', depending upon what events/locations you frequent.

It was a really satisfying catch, as I wasn't expecting to see these! They'd been over Lusaka a couple of days beforehand practicing, but I had no idea on their movements; added to which, photography at the military base seems to be a strict "no", it was very a lucky movement while I awaited our flight back home... (Confession time.....I'm not particularly knowledgeable on some of the less common aircraft, so did result to Google for working out what they were! - Wikipedia suggests they have 16 of them in service)

Cheers
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby scudpilot on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:26 pm

U2 pilot disembarking from a fully kitted out U2 at RAF Fairford last year.
Same day I saw my first B-1B launch.
Epic day.
ImageU2 Pilot leaving the aircraft by Jim Pritchard, on Flickr
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby scudpilot on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:27 pm

Wissam24 wrote:Well, obviously my first thought was to Wonsan - KPAAF MiGs and Sukhois are, of course, about as rare as you can get. But there were over a hundred people there, so I'm far from the only one to get shots - bordering on common as muck. So what could be rarer than the world's most closed-off air force? How about North Korean general aviation? Very few have seen this, the country's very own indigenous microlight, the Hulbeol.

ImageDPRK Hulbeol (Honeybee) Microlight by Sam Wise, on Flickr


What a superb shot!
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Brevet Cable on Thu 29 Mar 2018, 9:32 pm

Long time ago ( somewhere around 1979-83, I think ) so pre-digital...
Rhine/Mosel Valley ( Autobahn services by the river bridge near Koblenz) - an Optica.
Not sure if it was being evaluated by the Germans at the time.

Got the photo somewhere, I'll have to dig it out if I can remember where it is :oops:
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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby Blackbird on Sat 31 Mar 2018, 1:46 pm

Apologies for a second bite of the cherry, but stumbled across this when I was looking for something else. A Mexican Navy Mil-17 that I saw some 10 years ago whilst wandering round that dreadful place Cozumel!
ImageIMG_7045-ed web by Andrew Shaw[/url], on Flickr

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Re: Your Rarest Catch

Postby frank on Sat 07 Apr 2018, 5:01 pm

Spotted this Chinese IL-76 overhead when visiting Monino air museum in 2013. Probably linked to the August 1st team displaying at MAKS the previous couple of days.

ImageChinese IL-76 by Fairford Fairford, on Flickr
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