Tremblers v Canopeners

Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby Marky Mc on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 10:51 pm

Spent a very enjoyable day at Leuchars today under gin clear skies and in fine company. Happy to see five "Tremblers" F3s airborne, including a pair of QRA jets. The "Canopeners" also continue their work-up.

6 Sqn enjoying some free product placement...

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Low break approved :

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Pirate-equipped ZK310 "EL" complete with dummy ASRAAM and AMRAAM missiles :

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A Canopeners "pink" jet :

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"Q1" and "Q2" returned in markedly different light :

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...and as the light began to fade :

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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby Russ on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 10:59 pm

Absolutely stunning mate, so sharp. Hard to pick a favourite, but the last shot with the undercarriage lights reflecting off the water has to be up there. :clap: :cool: :drool:
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby Skyflash on Thu 20 Jan 2011, 10:59 pm

Glorious mate, absolutely glorious! The shot of 'HP' with the burnished sunlight reflecting off the aicraft (fifth from the end) is especially stunning. :clap:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby F16 on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 8:39 am

Just amazing shots - beautiful!
Sad to think that the F3s will be gone shortly!
Very Nice
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby Agg on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 8:47 am

So how much time does the F3 actually have left? Great set by the way :)
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby F16 on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 10:46 am

Finishing end of March :sad:
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Postby jimbob1194 on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 12:02 pm

Beautiful! :clap: :biggrin:

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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby blakey on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 12:52 pm

Beautiful set

Why has the Tonka got a 6 sqn sticker on its wheel bay ?
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Postby buccs2b on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 2:56 pm

Great light, great shots. :clap:
I hear gliders
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Postby blackasenna on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 4:13 pm

When is the next time you will be heading over to the beach?
Would like to tag along, if you don't mind the company.
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby eng3 on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 4:19 pm

Hi Mark, superb day if not a little chilly :clap:
Nice to have met you and Berry. I see you've got me (second last photo - left hand corner below F3) heading away in the near darkness with my bike :smile: Michael.
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby Marky Mc on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 9:30 pm

eng3 wrote:Hi Mark, superb day if not a little chilly :clap:
Nice to have met you and Berry. I see you've got me (second last photo - left hand corner below F3) heading away in the near darkness with my bike :smile: Michael.


Thanks all.

Was good to meet you too Michael. Hope you stayed dry during your return journey?
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 9:31 pm

Smashing stuff mate - nice to see you posting photos again! :biggrin:
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby MartinNeedham on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 10:18 pm

Absolutely gorgeous shots, Mark.

blakey wrote:Why has the Tonka got a 6 sqn sticker on its wheel bay ?


It's an inter-squadron game of one-upmanship called "Zapping", where members of one squadron or air force look to put their squadron stickers on other squadrons' aircraft undetected. It's very much commonplace at airshows and exercises, or at least has been in the past.

Cheers,
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Postby JamieW on Fri 21 Jan 2011, 11:19 pm

Beautiful pics Mark - Last few over the beach especially.
Was 109E,but isn't any more...
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Postby AndyBeau on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 4:00 pm

Top drawer as always Mark! :topbombing:
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Postby Koen L on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 4:42 pm

See you had some stunning weather across the North Sea as well! Good to see some pics from you again Mark! :clap:
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby lozza on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 4:47 pm

What a stunning set

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Postby F16 on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 9:20 pm

Good to see some pics from you again Mark! :clap:

He has been working hard on the production of the new F3 book until all hours of the night!
It's all done now so hopefully you will see some more shots from him Koen although there is not much left :sad:
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby blakey on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 9:42 pm

MartinNeedham wrote:Absolutely gorgeous shots, Mark.

blakey wrote:Why has the Tonka got a 6 sqn sticker on its wheel bay ?


It's an inter-squadron game of one-upmanship called "Zapping", where members of one squadron or air force look to put their squadron stickers on other squadrons' aircraft undetected. It's very much commonplace at airshows and exercises, or at least has been in the past.

Cheers,
Martin


Cheers Martin, they should have put a bumper sticker on it then saying 'my other planes a typhoon' :lol:
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby BusEng on Thu 27 Jan 2011, 9:51 pm

These are stunning Mark, love the 2 QRA F.3's, especially "FD", and the smoky F.3 on finals are the best in my opinion.

So want to get across to Leuchars in Feb before the F.3's stop flying, are they still going up fairly regularly?

Looking forward to your new book as well.

Rgds,

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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby hydealfred on Thu 27 Jan 2011, 11:18 pm

Excellent shots - the twilight approaches are especially good. Well done.
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby cwbalmer on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 7:55 am

Those Tonkas over the water shots are just SPOT ON!
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby pan trash on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 11:04 am

Great photo's, I'll be sad to see them go and to leave leuchars for pastures new (Benson). We don't mind 6's amateurish attempts at zapping, so we leave them on to make them feel better, in fact one of our jets still has an old "I'd rather be a phoenix than a c**k" zap on it.
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Re: Tremblers v Canopeners

Postby Marky Mc on Fri 28 Jan 2011, 1:05 pm

BusEng wrote:These are stunning Mark, love the 2 QRA F.3's, especially "FD", and the smoky F.3 on finals are the best in my opinion.

So want to get across to Leuchars in Feb before the F.3's stop flying, are they still going up fairly regularly?

Looking forward to your new book as well.

Rgds,

Eng


Thanks Eng. From what I can gather, the F3s are active most week days - some busier than others. We were lucky and caught Q1 and Q2 launching which boosted the numbers.
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