A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby krustydave on Thu 19 May 2011, 11:03 pm

Hi again everyone,

Had some time to properly go through the days images,
I thoroughly enjoyed myself this afternoon and was rellieved that
I hadent missed much when I arrived at about 1pm.

Quite a busy afternoon by all acounts and some very nice aircraft made an apearance.

Was good to meet a few new faces on the fence and the weather was lovely, heat blur was an issue though.
perfect time to try out my new bigmOS lens!
Think I'm finally getting to grips with Lightroom aswell.

C&C welcome, hope you enjoy my efforts. :roll:

1. First thing to move as I arrived was this rather fetching Falcon.
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3. Then we were treated to a two ship chinook visit.
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5. A three ship hawk formation then returned.
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7. A dash of pink followed.
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8. Blackcats lynx HMA.8 645 is always a welcome sight.
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9. An apache from the plain then arrived.
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12. The obligatry yeovilton tutor shot...with a twist!
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13. Another colourful sight...this lovely JP, possibly doing some RNHF training? Only airbourne for 15-20 mins.
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16. Then what we were all waiting for, the Greyhounds from USS Bush Senior! :ninja:
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21. The second aircraft was held at the 09 end where one engine was turned off for the trip back to south disperal.
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24. RAF Hawk made a late showing.
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25. Chobham Falcon leaving.
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26. Taking off into the late afternoon sun, as I then did.
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Well thats it, I hope you liked my efforts
I had a very nice day,
See some of you there over the weekend :D :wave:
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby RickIngham on Thu 19 May 2011, 11:11 pm

Wow how sharp are these?! :shock: The new kit was worth the money!
You didn't miss too much but I got there 07:30 and there was already Hawks out! :hypno:
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby tommercer on Thu 19 May 2011, 11:30 pm

Superb set! Whats the story behind the JP? Whose is it?
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby RichPittman on Fri 20 May 2011, 5:25 am

Fantastic improvement in such a short time.
The Greyhound with 1 engine on and off :shock: :biggrin:
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby DeanW on Fri 20 May 2011, 8:08 am

Those Greyhounds look gooooood :biggrin:
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby Stu on Fri 20 May 2011, 12:13 pm

Nice set JP looks good to :clap:
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby Dorset64 on Fri 20 May 2011, 1:34 pm

A really nice set of photos Dave, I do like the second from last shot of the taxi-ing Cobham Falcon.

I was thinking of making the short trip up to VL but I can see parking being a bit of a problem though, any suggestions Dave.
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby TIGER TIM on Fri 20 May 2011, 5:14 pm

tommercer wrote:Superb set! Whats the story behind the JP? Whose is it?


It belongs to Charity trust which supports the RNHF and is used to train the pilots for the Flight's Sea Hawk.
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby toom317 on Sat 21 May 2011, 8:58 am

Nice shots of the Greyhound David.
"Nice pics mate" comments only! No criticism please.

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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby Skyflash on Sat 21 May 2011, 9:04 am

Lovely! Would have loved to have seen the Greyhounds head north, perhaps they might pop into Prestwick at some point during their deployment.
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby Corsair on Sat 21 May 2011, 12:44 pm

Some great shots there the Greyhound is realy nice :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Saxon Angle - Greyhound Chasing - VL 19/05(Pic Heavy)

Postby Seaking93 on Sat 21 May 2011, 1:57 pm

TIGER TIM wrote:
tommercer wrote:Superb set! Whats the story behind the JP? Whose is it?


It belongs to Charity trust which supports the RNHF and is used to train the pilots for the Flight's Sea Hawk.


What charity would that be then?
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