Tommy at RIAT

Tommy at RIAT

Postby Tommy on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 9:41 pm

Hi All,

It's been a frustrating day today down on the west-end with RWY09 in use, meaning most stuff landing is ruined by heat-haze. Plus I'm running on about an hour's sleep since Monday evening, so I'm a tad all over the place. Whilst Andy has been doing yet another sterling job of posting pictures here for Live Arrivals, I've been live-tweeting from UKAR's Twitter account (as best I can). Be sure to follow both the forum and Twitter tomorrow to get the most out of our RIAT arrivals cover.

Anyway, I'm prattling. As I say, a frustrating day, here are some of the highlights. I would have edited more, but I'm running on fumes, and my bed is calling me like a Siren:

1. Lot of freedom flying about today...
ImageT-Bird Jacket by Tom Jones, on Flickr

2.
ImageBatJet by Tom Jones, on Flickr

3. Not sure how I feel about the look of these yet, nice and smart, obviously, but *right*? I'm not so sure:
ImagePhen-walking by Tom Jones, on Flickr

4.
ImageBig Boys by Tom Jones, on Flickr

5.
ImageLouisiana Bomb-Bus by Tom Jones, on Flickr

6.
ImageA'LA of the Tiger by Tom Jones, on Flickr

7. First arrival was a big'un!
ImageC'hute & Miss by Tom Jones, on Flickr

8.
ImageOn the Bounce by Tom Jones, on Flickr

9.
ImageSoloStype by Tom Jones, on Flickr

10.
ImageLe Chocolat by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Thanks for looking if you got this far. As ever, I would love C&C.

Sadly I wont be able to do a similar thread tomorrow evening as I'm being dragged to Cardiff by the other half... :wall:

All the best, and enjoy the weekend. Keep checking UKAR's live arrivals thread and our Twitter page. As soon as we have the info (and are satisfied it's not just an "I reckon" type of rumour)

All the best,

Tom :smile:
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 12 Jul 2017, 9:53 pm

Great shots Tom - looks better than east today with 09 in use.
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Tommy on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 12:59 am

Cheers bud, I'm still not too sure it was that good for anyone with 09 in use, but wind is wind ( :sick: :music: ).

Anyway, stupidly late, as I've been to Cardiff and back to have the most sensational steak dinner.

Couple hastily-edited highlights from today. Couldn't stick around for the Su-27 rehearsal, but I have seen its display before and look forward to it this weekend! :rock:

It's been a frustrating day at West P&V, what stuff did come by, the clouds covered the sun at exactly the wrong moment :mad:

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ImageUKR Big Lift by Tom Jones, on Flickr

12.

ImageHeritage Jet by Tom Jones, on Flickr

13.

ImageClever Girl.. by Tom Jones, on Flickr

14.

ImageCamm Can by Tom Jones, on Flickr

15.

ImageDigi-Smoke on Water by Tom Jones, on Flickr

16.

ImageTough Guys Wear Pink by Tom Jones, on Flickr

17.

Image#FF by Tom Jones, on Flickr

18.

ImageYou Illin'? by Tom Jones, on Flickr

19.

ImageFull Kit Sp-anker by Tom Jones, on Flickr
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby RichPittman on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 8:51 am

Thanks for taking the time for posting these Tom.
Great quality.
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby cg_341 on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 9:09 am

Really not a fan of the tight crops on the fixed-wings, but the Chinook looks lovely!
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby starbuck on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 9:15 am

Agree, the Chinook looks great.

It's funny but until your picture I had never noticed the wheel configuration before of having doubles on the front but singles at the back.

If someone would have asked me I would have bet the house on it being the other way around or doubles everywhere as they always land tail down and you would assume there were greater load bearing requirements at the back.
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Tommy on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 9:26 pm

Duly noted re the tight crops. Only using my 150mm-600mm (which isn't very long at the 150mm end!), which necessitated crops that tight.

Couple more bang-average ones from today:

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ImageCenturion by Tom Jones, on Flickr

21.
ImageQuick Chad by Tom Jones, on Flickr

22. :love:
ImageLeader's Return by Tom Jones, on Flickr

23.
ImagePompeii Day Celebrators by Tom Jones, on Flickr

24.
ImageBumph Break by Tom Jones, on Flickr

25. Check out the sheer number of mission marks on the lead-aircraft! Similar to the one with loads of mission markings in static.
ImageHome From Work by Tom Jones, on Flickr

26.
ImageSlow and Deadi... by Tom Jones, on Flickr

27.
ImageEuroHerk by Tom Jones, on Flickr

28.
ImageSlove Lo by Tom Jones, on Flickr

29.
ImageBird of osPrey by Tom Jones, on Flickr

30.
ImageRaptorque by Tom Jones, on Flickr

31. Very unique flypast, and unlikely to be repeated on the weekend.
ImageOoohh! Fwiends! by Tom Jones, on Flickr

32.
ImageB-B Bow by Tom Jones, on Flickr

33.
ImageGrey on Grey by Tom Jones, on Flickr

34.
ImageMean Machines by Tom Jones, on Flickr

That's it, I cba to edit anymore, I'm going to sit back and enjoy the show weekend.

As per, would love C&C on these. It's been a very, very frustrating couple of days at RIAT. Endless crap lighting and grey clouds. Cancellations (whether outside DBH's remit or not), fish from the pond disappearing would have been disappointed.
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Hatstand on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7:55 pm

Excellent photos!
Goodbye 600D... Hello FZ150!
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby StuWeston on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 11:06 am

Cracking set Tommy, all look good to me :up:
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Tbolt on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 1:27 pm

Very nice pictures. Personally I like the tight crops if it's done with a mixture of shots, it can get boring if they are all wider crops especially on the larger aircraft.
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Luke28 on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 7:52 pm

I love your tight crop taxi shots, the Su, il-76, B-1 and Hornet look quality.
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Re: Tommy at RIAT *Updated November* - Image Heavy (Sorry)

Postby Tommy on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 9:44 pm

Well it's been several months, and now that I've had some sleep, and am not on Live Arrivals duties, I should probably get around to updating this thread for pics from the rest of the show!

Firstly, a couple more from Weds - Friday (feedback re. the tight crops noted)


35.The Jordanians are oft overlooked at the show year on year. If they weren't so regular, I'm sure many would be positively salivating at their gorgeous Herk. Their crews are delightful, too. I think RIAT really means a lot to them, which is awesome:
ImageFriends' Salute by Tom Jones, on Flickr

36. These guys' sneak-pass at P&V caused many a near brown-trouser incident, I think. I was more ready for their much slower and tamer formation pass
ImageOverpass by Tom Jones, on Flickr

37. I'm really going to miss the sight of Mildy KC-135s when they eventually re-locate. Get 'em whilst you can, folks
ImageNKAWTG by Tom Jones, on Flickr

38.
ImageTigre Tiger by Tom Jones, on Flickr

39. Little did we know that this bloke and his colleague had some of the best departures of the day on Monday planned
ImageRoom With A View by Tom Jones, on Flickr

40. Tom Fletcher of McFly/McBusted fame managed a back-seat ride in the Thunderbirds' jet prior to the show. Think he's struggling to keep his head upright!
ImageMcFlying by Tom Jones, on Flickr

41. Rare as hell these things, and I love that we've seen them this year and last year. Turkish '135s, in all their dirty oily glory.
ImageDirty Turkey by Tom Jones, on Flickr

42.
ImageDuck Egg Venom by Tom Jones, on Flickr

43. Really frustrating the single-seater didn't visit the West-end loop on Thursday, especially as the tower dialogue went something like "roll to the end" "ok" *vacates right halfway down the runway* :grin:
ImageStepUp by Tom Jones, on Flickr

44.
ImageCut-Through by Tom Jones, on Flickr

45.
ImageHero's Welcom by Tom Jones, on Flickr

46. Nice to see USAFE putting in topsides, over the ol' straight'n'level
ImageAnglia Angles by Tom Jones, on Flickr

47. Raptor display packed its usual punch:
ImageDedicatory by Tom Jones, on Flickr

48.
ImagePower by Tom Jones, on Flickr

49. But come on, seriously, anyone else see what I see in this camouflage on the inside of the tail? :joystick: :pinkwafer:
ImageRude Nude by Tom Jones, on Flickr

50.
ImageFalcon Centipede by Tom Jones, on Flickr

51.
ImageWeathered and Worn by Tom Jones, on Flickr

52. Hope the Belgians follow their usual routine and paint themselves a new display jet next year, and I'm quite buzzed about that prospect, I've never been a huge fan of "Blizzard"
ImagePowerLoop by Tom Jones, on Flickr

53.
ImageGrizz Lift by Tom Jones, on Flickr

54.
ImageDave Spotted by Tom Jones, on Flickr

55.
ImageGrey on Grey by Tom Jones, on Flickr

56.
ImageCopperhead on one by Tom Jones, on Flickr

57.
ImageInsta Isra by Tom Jones, on Flickr

58. Thompson Formation was toppers. A true highlight for me
ImageFollow The Leader by Tom Jones, on Flickr

59.
ImageSpanish Swirls by Tom Jones, on Flickr

60. Knowing the Pat. Suisse style of break from the day before, I was keen to catch this kind of shot, and for years I've tried and failed, but I think *hope* I've finally managed it!

ImageNeutral Conditions by Tom Jones, on Flickr

70. TBH I'm not an amazing fan of full discs - frozen props are certainly bad, but I think this goes slightly too far t'other way...
ImageFriends in Profession by Tom Jones, on Flickr

80. We're well into the damp and grey day that was Saturday now, and I can't get over how much I loved CD
ImageCakeWalker by Tom Jones, on Flickr

81.
ImagePairs Flair by Tom Jones, on Flickr

82. The Rafale solo was top as per, too
ImageRaff Soup by Tom Jones, on Flickr

83. Star, though, has to be the Ukranian Su.
ImageTail Flagger by Tom Jones, on Flickr

84.
ImageTurn & Burn by Tom Jones, on Flickr

85.
ImageBurns Night by Tom Jones, on Flickr

86.
ImageSaturn's Rings by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Sunday was spent in Totterdown. I think the way things are going, its days are numbered, which may or may not be a bad thing. I'll always kick myself for never doing at least one day at Rhymes with the camera, and now that's gone, so I thought I'd go back to Totters this year. Tbh I'm glad I did, but it's not something I'm going to make a point of doing ever year. I went with the camera, I experienced it, had some jolly good laughs with some chums, and hopefully got some shots that are slightly different than my Saturday shots.

87. Positioning was ideal for Couteau
ImageCutting Edge by Tom Jones, on Flickr

88.
ImageHot Chocolate by Tom Jones, on Flickr

89.
ImageCanary-Bird by Tom Jones, on Flickr

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ImageDSC_5111 by Tom Jones, on Flickr

91.
ImageOverbank by Tom Jones, on Flickr

92.
ImageTurkish Delight by Tom Jones, on Flickr

93.
ImageChow Bella by Tom Jones, on Flickr

94.
ImageBips and Chicks by Tom Jones, on Flickr

95.
ImageCathedral City by Tom Jones, on Flickr

96.
ImageDank Lanc by Tom Jones, on Flickr

97.
ImageBoom and Zoom by Tom Jones, on Flickr

98.
ImageThunderclap by Tom Jones, on Flickr

99.
ImageGrizzled Grizzly by Tom Jones, on Flickr

100.
ImageGhosting by Tom Jones, on Flickr

101.
ImageJagged Edge by Tom Jones, on Flickr

102.
ImageLeaving Tracks by Tom Jones, on Flickr

103.
ImageSkittles Manoeuvre by Tom Jones, on Flickr

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ImageBurn It Up by Tom Jones, on Flickr

105.
ImageUnder TheWire by Tom Jones, on Flickr

106.
ImageIce & Fire by Tom Jones, on Flickr

107.
ImageHangnailer by Tom Jones, on Flickr

That's probably enough for now :hide:

I'll update with Monday shots at a later time.

Would love some feedback if anyone has any, and thanks for getting this far!

Cheers,

Tom
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Domvickery on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 10:03 pm

You certainly faired better than me, the BAF 16 is an incredible shot :clap:
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Tue 07 Nov 2017, 11:23 am

It was a very good show indeed this year, with some unique moments. I think you've told the story well here. A super set Tom :clap:
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby boff180 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 12:37 pm

Cracking set :clap:
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby WG655 on Wed 08 Nov 2017, 6:57 pm

Brilliant set, Tom. :clap:

Always particularly enjoy a thread with captions!
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby jalfrezi on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 3:45 pm

Great set in less than great conditions! Particularly like the shots from Totterdown :up:
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Ian G on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 8:46 pm

Terrific shots, lovely to look back on a great few days. Really must sort mine out, not even touched them yet!
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Re: Tommy at RIAT

Postby Dr Cake on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 6:31 pm

A very comprehensive set from a great show. It's nice to see the 'West is best' perspective compared to the 'full of Eastern promise' shots.

I love your Totterdown Raptor shots. Fantastic post. :smile:
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