9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby RickIngham on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 9:39 pm

Friday was VC-10 fest, with 'U' circuit basing from 10:30/11 until half 3!

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-130J Hercules C4 - ZH866 - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C3K - ZA148/G - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-130J Hercules C4 - ZH866 - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C3K - ZA147/F - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-130J Hercules C4 - ZH872 - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar KC1 - ZD948 - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV107/X - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

OTT Brize but great to see the ice on the wings!

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Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady - 80-1087 - USAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

Then the VC-10 came over Fairford glowing nicely to remind me of my poor decision to leave brize at sunset...

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Vickers VC10 C1K - XV104/U - RAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

A few hours before the first two left:

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Lockheed U-2S Dragon Lady - 68-10331 and 80-1087 - USAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

Then today's two U-2's...

Dragon 21:

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Lockheed U-2S - 80-1089 - USAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

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Lockheed U-2S - 80-1089 - USAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr

Dragon 31:

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Lockheed U-2S - 80-1071 - USAF by RickInghamPhotography.co.uk, on Flickr
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby bigcrow on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 9:51 pm

Superb Rick, loving the last... :clap:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby wezgulf3 on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 9:56 pm

Stunning Rick! And love the Chalky nose art!

Wes..
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby rv8tor on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 10:12 pm

Lovely set.Nothing like low sunlight onto an angry sky.
Come to think of it why arent all airshows in winter...........just think....
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby RichPittman on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 3:35 am

Brilliant set Rick, superb quality. :drool:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby FrankCrebas on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 9:32 am

Great set as usual :rock:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby Kenny on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 10:18 am

These are quite lovely

Wonder if 'Laura' was done up for Movember?
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby ciaranchef on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 10:40 am

Fantastic stuff...second last, the U2 cockpit close up is fantastic....they really did a number on her, wonder if thats chalk? :clap:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby danoz on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 11:05 am

Stunning set mate! :clap:
Shame i couldnt make Saturday, looks like i missed another great day :sad:
danoz

Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby jimbob1194 on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 11:17 am

Very nice shots indeed. VC-10 is such a beautiful machine. Will be sad to lose them! The last shot is stunning. Excellent. :clap: :drool: :biggrin:

James
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby IanH on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 2:23 pm

Super set again Rick and the right decision on the field yesterday. Beats my crabby second hands down.
Well done.

Regards, Ian
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby SamP on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 2:39 pm

ciaranchef wrote:the U2 cockpit close up is fantastic....they really did a number on her, wonder if thats chalk?


The pilot was male, actually! It is indeed chalk, great to see some on it too!
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby ciaranchef on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 4:07 pm

Spirit of Kitty Hawk wrote:
ciaranchef wrote:the U2 cockpit close up is fantastic....they really did a number on her, wonder if thats chalk?


The pilot was male, actually! It is indeed chalk, great to see some on it too!


Fantastic...great capture....surprised the chalk lasted the flight.... :smile: :smile:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby BatmanIX on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 7:43 pm

Very nice again Rick!

Those golden VC-10 shots are superb.

Cheers,
Paul
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby Router on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 7:48 pm

Hi Rick,
great pictures and brilliant light :clap:

Greetings Alex
Greetings to all...

Alex
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby JohnF on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 8:45 pm

U-2 sunset is superb! :clap:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby DeanW on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 8:59 pm

A really strong set but the images of the VC10s tucking the gear up win it for me.
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby Maisie on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 9:12 am

Need to head back down to Brize soon I think, Love the U2 overhead with the ice on it... :)
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby capercaillie on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 4:05 pm

Lovely shots :clap:

Have they changed the designation on the VC10s or should they still be K3s?
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby Phil Standfield on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 4:12 pm

Lovely shots as always. Love the last one also the VC10 in the golden light
Stan
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby Flare Path on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 4:13 pm

The U2 shots are great. :cool:
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby MigF4 on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 6:31 pm

The last one is simply stunning..... :yahoo:

Cheers
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby riatfuels on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 7:29 pm

Love the VC-10 over the wire, and the sunset Dragon image ... but they are all excellent!

Thanks for sharing, Ian
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Re: 9th and 10th Dec: Brize and Fairford

Postby RickIngham on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 7:43 pm

Thanks for the kind comments!
Capercailie, valid point on the designations - not sure where I seen that. Should be K3's...
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