Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby PeteFenwick on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 11:25 am

Thanks for the kind comments on my thursday arrivals.
Friday arrivals posted below with a few pics from the saturday Centennial Parade. Hope they are enjoyable and here's hoping for a good summer in UK.

Two A4 Skyhawks, a single seater and 2 seater. The planned A4 in the parade didn't appear because of a tech problem so the friday arrival was fortunate.
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T45 Goshawk in a Centennial paint scheme
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C12 in a Centennial paint scheme
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2 F-18F Super Hornets from VX9 the Vampires with painted tails
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Digicam F-18 which was flying all day friday
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2 Civilian owned jet warbirds, the sole flying FJ-4 Fury and a Rockwell T2 Buckeye
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Two NASA jets, a F-18 and a T38
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A Navy F5 Tiger II
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EF-18 Growler painted in Centennial colour scheme (thursday arrival but I love this a/c and paint scheme)
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A few from the saturday
EA 6 Prowler leading 2 EA 18 Prowlers
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E2 Hawkeye with paint job
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One rarely sees the big jets in a flypast hence the rarity of an E6 mercury and a C9 Skytrain II
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The latest AH-1 Zulu Super Cobra
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4 ship, 2 AH-1W Super Cobras and 2 Iroquois
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4 Navy F5 Tiger II's
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A sad day when one has to go to USA to see the British designed harriers-4 ship AV8's
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CH46 Sea Knight dropping a rescue swimmer
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The downtown San Diego skyline with 4 ship helicopters inbound on the parade. Hope you enjoyed.
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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby st24 on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 2:03 pm

Oh lordy, it gets worse (better!) :hypno: What an event this was. Nice to see the flybys bending round for top side "review" passes; why have the Yanks got this sorted so effortlessly??
Have you got any of the 2 USMC KC-130s as one looked as though it had a special painted fin??
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby DeanW on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 2:11 pm

The UH-1 and Cobra formations are pretty epic. Nice stuff all round though!
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Postby Ian A.S. on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 3:20 pm

What a great set of arrival shots and so many topsides - your brief notes on identities also appreciated Pete - thanks for sharing

Cheers

Ian A.S.
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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby CH2 on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 4:32 pm

Wow.....quite simply blows most of what we have out of the water in one fell swoop. Fancy a Sea Vixen?

I would be happy just to see some blue sky.

I 'am off to sit outside the engine pen at Cottesmore, or is photograph Islanders at Waddo :facepalm:

Thanks for posting :clap:
Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby JohnF on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 7:20 pm

Stunning set again. Agree about the 4 ship shot and that AH-1Z sure looks the business! :clap:
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Postby Lumix on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 7:33 pm

Superb! :clap: Must have been one hell of a show!
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Postby AndyBeau on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 8:38 pm

Amazing! I would have loved to have been there. Another lovely set of images. :clap:
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Postby IanOlder on Sun 20 Feb 2011, 10:35 pm

This is all starting to make me feel a bit queasy, the more I see from here the more I regret not going. Another fine set Pete, the Hornet's look stunning as do the Marine helo's, we can only dream of seeing that sort of line up here. I think you've peaked early for 2011, the rest of the year's never going to match up to this. :clap:
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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby Mike on Mon 21 Feb 2011, 9:14 pm

Another very nice set there Pete. A shame the A-4 had a problem on Saturday, I managed to miss catching that one altogether. They also lost the SNB (Twin Beech) and Coastguard HU-25 (Falcon) from the flypasts due to tech issues.
PeteFenwick wrote:A Navy F5 Tiger II
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"It's a MiG-28. Nobody's been this close before"

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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby rjlaker on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 4:48 pm

Some great shots there, cracking topsides - lovely variety, and superb weather too... :topbombing: :clap:
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Re: Friday arrivals North Island USN Centennial

Postby B2 Spirit on Fri 04 Mar 2011, 5:25 pm

very nice top sides - as you say - rarely seen!
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