Joint Warrior inside and out..

Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Macc on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 7:47 pm

Well on the Wednesday, RAF Lossiemouth laid on an enthusiasts day that will remain in my memory for a long time. Excellent access to all the visiting aircraft and then a chance to capture some of the locals too! Can't fault the day at all, as it was absolutely brilliant!

It was great to catch up with so many people and meet plenty more too! Without my Dad, Niall and Graeme I wouldn't have caught any of this so thanks for the lifts! Also, thanks to everyone for the great banter! What a superb day.

First up, a trip to the 3 US Navy P-3Cs and Canadian CP-140.

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P-3 line-up by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Line of Lockheeds by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Nosy P-3s by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

It was nice to catch a quick line shot of XV(R)sqn.

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XV line by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

Then it was off to see the Atlantique on VASS.

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Atlantique by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

Then a visit to the gate guard.

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Guarding the gate by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Seagull photo bombers! by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

The Royal Navy Hawk T1s and Cobham Falcon 20s were the last aircraft bus 1 caught before lunch..

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In the navy.. by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Fly Navy Hawks by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Navy Hawks by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Wide Hawk by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

The P-8A was able to be shot from the end of the line aswell.

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Poseidon at rest by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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The boys in blue by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

After lunch, the weather had gone very stormy and it was off to the P-8A. Enjoyed a lovely chat with some of the very enthusiastic crew members!

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Storm afoot by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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VX-1 beauty by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Poseidon by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

Then it was off to the 617sqn complex where two HH-60Gs of 56RQS at RAF Lakenheath were at.

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Pavehawk by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Looking mean by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Pavehawk rotors by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Pavehawk up close by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

The final part of the tour was off to runway 28 where we would catch some departures from 12(B)sqn.

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Power by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Local departure by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

It was then outside the fence, and the arrival of another HH-60G and the departure of the other two as Jolly 41 flight.

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Jolly 41, taxi by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Jolly 41 by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Lifting by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

XV(R)sqn were present with a few aircraft up in the early evening.

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Evening Tornado by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

Before Jolly 41 flight returned..

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Evening jolly by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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A jolly by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

Then after deciding it was time for home, me and Graeme were told that one of the P-3s was starting and decided to stay on a bit, we were rewarded with a Canadian and an American departing and also an American arriving and performing four circuits, all in fantastic light!

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Navy beauty by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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360 degrees! by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Canadian Aurora by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Menacing by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Golden Orion by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

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Sunset Orion by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

And then, after about 11 hours of aviation and banter it was time for home!
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Stu on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 8:19 pm

What a fantastic set very nice shooting indeed :clap: :clap:
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Craig on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 8:22 pm

Lovely set! Looks like it was a superb day! Wish I could have been there!
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby iskra750 on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 8:26 pm

Macc,

I really need to get up to Lossiemouth for a few days and espicially for JW.

An excellent set and it looks like you had excellent access.

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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby scotthldr on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 9:32 pm

Well Chris I have to say that this is by far the best set I've seen submitted from you and that takes some doing from your past excellent threads.

Everyone is pin sharp yet you still manage to capture the exact sense of movement on the action ones and with fantastic colour saturation throughout, the only thing that is missing is the smell of JP8 . You are very much setting the bar on here that others should inspire to

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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 9:37 pm

Very nice Chris - Pavehawk shots are excellent, #20 especially. :up:
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby foxfour on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 9:37 pm

Another top notch set Chris, well done. :clap:
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby stevieb on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 9:46 pm

Top stuff Chris! looks like you had a great day! :clap:
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby IanH on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 9:53 pm

Excellent set. Your coverage of the event has been first class.

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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby TonyO on Fri 20 Apr 2012, 10:46 pm

Stunning set, but its the CP-140 at the end that makes it for me! Nice work young Sir!
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Mister Tee on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 11:39 am

It was great to catch up with so many people and meet plenty more too! Without my Dad, Niall and Graeme I wouldn't have caught any of this so thanks for the lifts! Also, thanks to everyone for the great banter! What a superb day.


Yes nice set of photo's. Also would have been nice to say a big thank you to the organisers and the service personnel who had to escort you around the camp areas!

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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Macc on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 12:33 pm

Mister Tee wrote:
It was great to catch up with so many people and meet plenty more too! Without my Dad, Niall and Graeme I wouldn't have caught any of this so thanks for the lifts! Also, thanks to everyone for the great banter! What a superb day.


Yes nice set of photo's. Also would have been nice to say a big thank you to the organisers and the service personnel who had to escort you around the camp areas!

Mr Tee

Hi Arthur,

I realise I forgot to mention them in this post. However, I did create a post on FC to highlight my thanks to the team as soon as I got home that night: http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 74&t=56322 :smile:

But it's good to see you encouraging people to thank them!

Chris
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Mister Tee on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 6:42 pm

Thanks Macc. I know how it feels from being on the SAR flight at Lossie in the mid nineties and often getting dicked to look after visitors. You get p****d of with those that seem to think they have a right to visits (worst culprits-Air Cadets) but are happy with those that say thank you often followed up with a letter.

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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Phil Standfield on Sat 21 Apr 2012, 7:08 pm

Fantastic set. Thanks for posting,can not pick a best one. Wish we could get this lot down Yeovilton,then of course i would not be able to get off work
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby colper on Mon 23 Apr 2012, 5:10 pm

Another fantastic set from Joint Warrior,one thing that fascinates me though is the 360 prop blur you and many others get as in picture No30.Judging by the starbursts you must be on f16/22 aperture - - - therefore the question is ,what shutter speed ? Hope you don't mind me asking

Colin
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Re: Joint Warrior inside and out..

Postby Macc on Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:11 pm

colper wrote:Another fantastic set from Joint Warrior,one thing that fascinates me though is the 360 prop blur you and many others get as in picture No30.Judging by the starbursts you must be on f16/22 aperture - - - therefore the question is ,what shutter speed ? Hope you don't mind me asking

Colin

Colin,

The shutter speed is 1/60, the threshold for 360 degree discs on a P-3/CP-140. I used ISO 100 so the aperture was f/8-14.
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