Paddy's Day in the Loop

Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby IrishAirPics on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 9:01 pm

What better way to spend your national day than going to another country and photographing their military aircraft flying at low level...

Went to the Mach Loop on March 17th, St. Patricks Day, in the hopes of seeing copious amounts of flying action, while there was action it wasn't exactly copious! Had a single Hercules C.5 come past once followed by two passes from an F-15 Strike Eagle with a single pass by an RAF Hawk to end the day.

By all accounts the F-15 was lower than normal, this was only my second time in the Loop and everyone I've ever spoken to about the F-15's remarks that they always come in high, however this guy came in at the same level as me so he can't have been too high. The Hawk pilot also took the time to wave. Thanks for that!

Anyway, on with the pictures, more can be found here


Regards,

Frank.

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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby jimbob1194 on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 9:03 pm

Wow :rock: they're great mate, though that second shot of the F-15 is a cracker :clap:

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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby Stu on Thu 18 Mar 2010, 9:51 pm

Very nice realy like the first shot :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby bigcrow on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 9:50 pm

Nice ones Frank, to get an Eagle in the Loop is always special, & on your second visit you've done well.... :smile:
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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby IrishAirPics on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 10:36 pm

Thanks for the feedback Guys, it's much appreciated. I was really happy to see the F-15 come into sight and when those vapour trails developed... gotcha!

I'm planning to return to the Loop for a week shortly, hopefully I'll catch a few more Eagles. I plan to go to different locations too and see if I can a bit more variety in the shots.
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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby StephenEThomas on Fri 19 Mar 2010, 10:37 pm

That Hawk wave is superb, great detail and background blur, perfect :rock:
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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby A380-001 on Sat 20 Mar 2010, 11:27 am

Stunning shots
id say worth waiting for to go home with pics like that

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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby T_J on Sat 20 Mar 2010, 1:48 pm

Cracking, Frank. Would be nice to see them posted larger. The streaming F-15 is superb. Great panning on the Hawk.

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Re: Paddy's Day in the Loop

Postby Kieron on Sun 21 Mar 2010, 8:39 pm

Nice one Frank, like the first Eagle shot..
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