Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Mon 26 Dec 2011, 9:51 pm

this year has been a year of highs and lows, highs being some of the great visitors and opportunities for great photos at the shows i've attended, the lows being the tragic events that have happened to the reds and the loss of some great types like the Tornado F3 and the Nimrods last flight.
overall though, it has been a good year for me.

one of my first trips out was on SPTA where i finally got my first brown-out landings by a Chinook and a Puma!

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Westland Puma HC1 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Chinook HC3 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Westland Puma HC1 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

second was a trip to RNAS Yeovilton and Westlands where i bagged the Greyhound that was going in and out of VL whilst the carrier was in the UK, and the Algerian and Saudi Merlins at Westlands...

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Grumman C-2 Greyhound by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Grumman C-2 Greyhound by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Augusta Westland AW101 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Saudi Augusta Westland AW101 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

May saw my first visit to RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath. the longest day of my life, leaving swindon at about 01:30 am and arriving back at around 23:00, but it was all worth it with the visiting potus choppers at mildenhall and other visitors and then a stop at Lakenheath to see the F-15s launch....

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VH-3D by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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CH-46E Sea Knight by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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VH-3D by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-5B Galaxy by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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RC-12X by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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F-15E Strike Eagle by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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F-15E Strike Eagle by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

Next up, June with the Cotswold airshow and some very nice Hunters!....

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Hawker Hunter FGA9 (team Viper) by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Hawker Hunter F6 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Hawker Hunter T8 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Hawker Hunter MK58 (miss Demeanour) by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Hawker Sidley Dominie T1 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

Next up, July with Yeovilton Air Day and RIAT
Yeovilton had probably some of the best visitors to UK airshows this year with the Polish MiG-29, French Role Demo and RNLAF Apache Demo with Flares!....

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Boeing AH-64 apache by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG29UB by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Dasault Rafale by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Dasault Super Etendard by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

RIAT over the last few years has turned into more of a social event for me, meeting up with the same old faces, Rick, Rich, Jonathan, Dave, Raff,Chris, Liam, John and loads of others laughing all day long making for a great event regardless of the participants!
i look forward to hopefully meeting up everyone next year!

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BAE Systems Hawk MK65 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Saab 105OE by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Hawker Hunter T68 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Ilyshin Il-76MD Candid by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Sukhoi SU-27UB Flanker by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Ilyshin Il-76MD Candid by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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CASA 295 AEW by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

Next up, August, the only trip out was on SPTA to catch the Dutch Chinooks on the farp as part of exercise Pashtun Dawn...

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Boeing CH-47 Chinook by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Westland Merlin HC3 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Westland Lynx AH7 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Westland Merlin HC3 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Boeing CH-47 Chinook by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

things went a bit quite for me until the Northolt Nightshoot X and the star of the show the Tracker!

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Grumman TS-2A/Conair Turbo Firecat by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Eurocopter EC135T by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Grumman TS-2A/Conair Turbo Firecat by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Westland Seaking HAR3 by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

Sadly that brought my aviation year to an early finish having spent all my holiday allowance.
Finally i just wanna thank the people that made this year a good one! thanks for all the Lifts and laughs! hope for more of the same next year
Loads more pics can be found on my flickr pages http://www.flickr.com/photos/54998417@N02/sets/
thanks for looking
Jonathan
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby ciaranchef on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 2:39 am

Just beautiful...what a great set...thanks for posting..Ciaran
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby RichPittman on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 9:58 am

Lovely selection Jon

The A10 take off is great but there all great.

Go more carefull with the holiday allowance next Year if you can LOL :rock:
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby Maisie on Tue 27 Dec 2011, 4:15 pm

the IL-76 putting the undercarriage up to soon is a great photo!
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby JohnF on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 9:31 pm

All the helicopter ones are excellent, especially the CH-46 & VH-3 at Mildenhall. Great set. :clap:
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby BatmanIX on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 11:09 pm

Very nice set from the year!

Cheers,
Paul
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby FrankCrebas on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 2:30 pm

Great collection! :clap:
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby Vixen1 on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 10:19 am

Fantastic set there. Some wonderful rich colours on the Plain.

The CH46 at Mildenhalll is my pick for it's rarity and angle. :clap:
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby danoz on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 10:32 am

Great set mate.love the plain stuff :rock:
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby Tug 747 on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 11:40 am

Great to see a fabulous selection of shots looking back from your 2011. Looks like you had some great weather on the plains for the Puma's & Chinook's and i really like the selection of Hunters you have included but my favourites have to be the gear retraction shots of the IL76 and the A10. :clap: :clap:

Doug
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby jwarnerxh558 on Sun 01 Jan 2012, 11:29 pm

thanks for the comments guys, it really was a great year, heres to hoping 2012 is as good if not better!

Tug 747, here are all the shots in the sequence of the IL-76 take off. you can clearly see he is bringing in the gear before he is off the ground! :facepalm: :hide:

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Ilyshin Il-76MD Candid by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Ilyshin Il-76MD Candid by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Ilyshin Il-76MD Candid by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr

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Ilyshin Il-76MD Candid by jwarnerxh558, on Flickr
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 04 Jan 2012, 6:21 pm

Looks like you had an excellent year - great photos.
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Re: Jwarnerxh558's 2011 in pictures (big post!)

Postby Kenny on Fri 06 Jan 2012, 10:31 am

Love the Sea Knight and the Dominies
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