Random Flies a Jetstream

Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Ben H on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 5:58 pm

Hi all!

This afternoon I returned from a three-day Royal Navy Potential Officer's Air Acquaint Course at RNAS Culdrose. Most of our time was taken up with being Powerpoint-presentation-ed to death by the various based squadrons, but there was always the reward of having a prowl around the aircraft and a chat with the aircrew in the squadron buildings. On Tuesday afternoon, we went flying in a Jetstream T2 courtesy of 750 NAS, whereby we were run through the basics of navigation (dead reckoning), using the radar and doppler. We also had about 20 mins of stick time; great fun!

Anyway, here are a few of the photos I took whilst plotting our course and feeding bearings to the pilot. I'm sure he was just humoring me by pretending to fly on the inevitably wrong course I had just given him :grin:

Enjoy!

Takeoff

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View from 6000'

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We stalked some ships...

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Our pilot, Roger McDonald, keeps a watchful eye as one of my course-mates makes a turn:

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And again...

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The same 'pilot' beginning our descent to run an attack profile on...

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...this! The RFA Fort Austen.

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Returning via the Scillies

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That's all, folks! :biggrin:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Batman3 on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 6:04 pm

Fantastic :rock: :clap: Really nice shots there especially the 1st cockpit one and the 2nd overall shot. :smile:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby F-86 on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 6:12 pm

Great shots, looked good fun. :clap:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby wezgulf3 on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 6:20 pm

Great selection love the Astazou close up!!

Wes..
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Danny on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 6:59 pm

Awesome shots, what an experience! :biggrin:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby T_J on Thu 19 Nov 2009, 10:42 pm

Nice images, Ben. What a great experience!

:clap: :clap:

TJ
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Gooze on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 12:06 am

!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now if i'm not mistaken this is run through FAAOA? How'd i not find out about it :shock:

Is that Elliott Barr by any chacne (aka the "pilot")
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby EMarsh on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 10:20 am

First two and last two in particular are top notch. The 6000ft shot is just spectacular.

So very envious right now...
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Russ on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 10:24 am

Super Ben, looked one hell of an experience! :cool: :clap: :drool:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby IanOlder on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 10:31 am

When I saw this thread title I thought, oh dear, some silly flight sim nonsense. Pleasantly surprised though, a great set, well captured & very interesting :clap:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby PeteM on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 10:58 am

Very nice photos! Did they give any clue as to when the first King Air is due to arrive?
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby alexmac on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 11:34 am

Top stuff Ben, nice to meet you down there.

Fly Navy!
Alex
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Hellfire on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 5:01 pm

Nice shots Ben. Always nice to see pics from the inside of things, particularly when they're thiis good :clap:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby itfcscott on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 5:04 pm

Great set, all very good and intresting to see :clap:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Frostie on Fri 20 Nov 2009, 5:15 pm

Random wrote:Most of our time was taken up with being Powerpoint-presentation-ed to death


That won't change if you join up. Nice shots.
Frostie

Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby centaurus18 on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 7:37 am

Cracking toast Gromit :rock:

What Jetstream did you use Ben just out of interest?
Mark
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby F-86 on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 11:37 am

Random wrote:Resize the image down to 1024px in Photoshop, then use the 'Save For Web' function. Upload to Flickr for superior image quality. :biggrin:

Did you use the save for web function on these pic's? :wink:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby 747woody on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 1:36 pm

Very nice, brings back memories from a long time ago!! Not much has changed up front! :rock: :rock:
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Ben H on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 2:01 pm

Thanks very much guys!

@ Sam - no, it's run by the Navy themselves, find out more from your Navy ACLO. And yep, the pilot is indeed Eliott Barr.

@ PeteM - I'm afraid nothing much was said about the King Airs, though early next year seems to make sense?

@ Alex - good to see you too, good luck with getting that FRADU trip!

@ Frostie - Damn. :grin:

@ Mark - Tail number was 560, I'm not sure what registration.

@ F-86 - It would appear not. The whole watermark/border/save process is a Photoshop Action, I'll take a look at it later.
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby SKYRAIDER on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 3:36 pm

Waw excellent photos you have got there, I do like the last one, back in september when I was down @ Culdrose Jetstream with code 560 was XX481, hope that helps,
cheers
Rob
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Re: Random Flies a Jetstream

Postby Father Ted on Sat 21 Nov 2009, 7:57 pm

Lovely photos Ben , really interesting stuff there!

I used to work on early civvy Jetstream 31s and they were ancient 'cockpit-wise' , your pictures illustrate how pre-historic the Navy T-birds really look inside :smile:

Thanks for posting them.
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