Looking Back at 2009

Looking Back at 2009

Postby bigcrow on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 5:28 pm

Hi All

A review of last year's days out either at the fence or on the side of a hill. 2009 was a fairly quiet year mainly because of the arrival of my daughter Millie in August. Here are the highlights that passed my lens during the course of the year…

January

First outing of the year was the second Northolt charity night shoot. This Merlin HC3A from 78 Squadron was a welcome visitor caught about to depart for home.

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March

First visit to Wales of the year produced my first King Air at low-level.

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RAF Brize Norton saw the arrival of an Israeli Air Force KC-707 from 120 Sqn.

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April

Early spring saw the arrival of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Stokes Bay, with RAF Lyneham being used by VRC-40 during the carriers stay.

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A very pleasant day was had at RAF Coningsby with a couple of Spanish AF Typhoons visiting the Lincolnshire airbase.

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May

Early May and it was back to Wales & I managed to catch a flight of four 492nd FS Eagles. Superb flying from the Lakenheath pilots.

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June

The annual Northolt photo call was held & produced some very interesting visitors including this HH-60G from the 56th RGS.

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July

A scorching Coningsby hosted the 493rd FS ‘Grim Reapers’ while Lakenheath carried out runway work.

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September

An excellent day was had at Cottesmore, the Harriers were very active including the special Royal Navy GR9.

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October

Continuing with the Navy theme, RAF Shawbury was the host airfield for the finale flypast over Liverpool docks for the 100th Anniversary of the Fleet Air Arm.

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It’s was back to LFA7 at the end of October for more Eagle action.

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December

Finishing of the year as started, another night shoot at Northolt, thanks must go out to Phil Dawe for organising these excellent events.

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Happy Shooting in 2010

Stu Freer
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby Stonefaction on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 5:30 pm

Nice set of photos, Stu. Especially like the Spanish Typhoons and the HH-60.
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby Jonesy on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 5:56 pm

Quality as always Stu. I need to go to the American Air Day just to bag a decent shot of the HH-60.

We must catch up this year.
Why so serious?
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby IanH on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 6:13 pm

High quality as usual Stu. How I missed the moon shot in the last I`ll never know. Must have been blowing on my hands to keep warm! Take care Ian
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby RichPittman on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 6:42 pm

Lovely set Stu.
Nice to see a post from you :clap:
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby TonyO on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 6:46 pm

I think it was a quiet year for many of us Stu, but it looks like you made the most of your opportunities, a great set.

Hope we catch up soon!!!
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby elderforest on Sat 16 Jan 2010, 7:14 pm

Excellent set Stu, all nice and sharp :cool:

Hope to see you and your Dad out and about in 2010.
Ian.
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby shaggie on Sun 17 Jan 2010, 6:29 pm

Top set a per normal from you Stu,i do like that 707 ,that was a nice weather if i remember right ,Looking forward to more trips out this year in your famlies company !!
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby BatmanIX on Sun 17 Jan 2010, 6:51 pm

A superb set of images Stu!

Cheers,
Paul
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Re: Looking Back at 2009

Postby bigcrow on Mon 18 Jan 2010, 11:06 am

Cheers boys, looking forward to getting out & about this year & meeting up with you guys again... :smile:
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