Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby bigcrow on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 4:39 pm

Hi Guys

Here is my review of 2011, up until July second part of the year to follow…

January-RAF Northolt First nightshoot of the year at Northolt proved to be an excellent event with the highlight being Martin Baker’s Meteor.

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January-SPTA A very cold but productive visit to exercise ‘Pastun Jaguar’ at the end of January, produced some nice results.

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March-Boscombe Down/SPTA A day in the Salisbury area in great light.

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RAF Mildenhall A day of heavy’s with three Galaxy’s visiting..

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May-Mach Loop My only visit to Wales this year produced some outstanding passes from 13 Squadron before they disbanded the following day.

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June-Throckmorton The Help for Heroes Airshow saw International participation for the first time with two A109’s from the Belgium Armed Forces.

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June-The Cotswold Air show Kemble celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Hawker Hunter, a great turn out for this iconic aircraft.
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RAF Waddington This years show manage to secure the Thunderbirds on there European Tour.

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July-Duxford-Flying Legends Duxford's premier show, was held in changable conditions and the sad loss of ‘Big Beautiful Doll’

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RIAT-RAF Fairford It may have been down on numbers but there was still a lot of interesting airframes to shoot.

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby Kenny on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 4:50 pm

Yes Stu!

Lovely set of images. Look forward to July onwards! :rock:
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby rv8tor on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 7:08 pm

Superb set. Vulcan about to touch down is my fave.
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby Stu on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 9:32 pm

Very nice set of shots love the Meteor and headon M2000 :clap:
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby BatmanIX on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 9:41 pm

Exellent set Stu!

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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby RichPittman on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 10:44 pm

Nice selection Stu
The tonka with the heat behind is a cracker
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby IanH on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 4:02 pm

Cracking set here my friend. Very enjoyable.

Fingers and toes crossed for 2012.....My sincere best wishes, Ian
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (Updated)

Postby bigcrow on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 3:13 pm

As promised second part of my review of last year.

August-SPTA A second visit to the SPTA for exercise ‘Pastun Jaguar 11-02’

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Bruntingthorpe-Cold War Jets Open Day Always a good day out seeing these old classics being fired up.

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September-Duxford The 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire & the sun shone to produce some nice results. Highlight being the Eagle flown by the Seymour Johnson display pilot.

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Kemble The BOB Air Show was down on numbers, thankfully the BOB Flight put on a great show.

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RAF Mildenhall Second visit to the Hall & the US Navy & Marines were out in force.

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October-RAF Coningsby A busy day in great Autumn light.

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December-RAF Brize Norton Last trip of the year produced some great sunsets.

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A Happy New Year to all. See you at the fence or a hillside in 2012.

Happy Shooting.... :smile:
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011

Postby Macc on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 3:25 pm

Those sunset Typhoon and Brize shots are absolute belters! What a year.

Chris
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby shaggie on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 5:00 pm

Cracking set Mr Freer
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby stevieb on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 5:49 pm

Great stuff all round but you saved the best till last! Good to see you around this year Stu!
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby MikeH on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 6:15 pm

Cracking stuff Stu, especially the sunset shots. :clap:
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 6:16 pm

Superb set Stu, real quality throughout. Love the first Typhoon sunset, and the close-up of the Vulcan landing at RIAT.
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby bigcrow on Thu 05 Jan 2012, 10:56 pm

Cheers guys, it hasn't been a vintage year for me and it's a shame the sun didn't shine more...
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby TonyO on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 8:23 am

Agreed Stu, not a vintage year but you used the Western End at RIAT to its best, the B-52 shot is stunning, really liking the Marine Corps stuff at Mildy too!
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby Kenny on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 10:29 am

Yes Stu! The second half is superb! Those sunsets are dreamy
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby bigcrow on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 11:13 am

Cheers Kenny, yeah got lucky with the sunsets... :smile: Hopefully see you around in 2012.
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby FrankCrebas on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 6:35 pm

some nice shots in this threat! :rock:
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby triple_ace on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 8:34 pm

Superb shots.

I seriously need to up my game!

Thanks.
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Re: Bigcrow's Review of 2011 (More Added)

Postby ciaranchef on Sun 08 Jan 2012, 11:27 pm

what a brilliant set...fantastic.....Duxford F-15 is a stand out for me... :clap:
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