Out And About During May...

Out And About During May...

Postby Kevin Martin on Wed 30 May 2012, 6:18 pm

Hi all,

Having just about managing to catch up with myself photo wise after a busy May, these are some of the shots taken over 2 trips out to various European destinations. Lots of photo’s, quite a few venue’s and a lot of Hornets once again.

So, starting out at one of my favourite destinations, Meiringen at the beginning of the month and ending at Duxford on my way home with a bit in-between I hope you enjoy, and all comments/discussion welcome as always;

Kevin
http://www.flickr.com/kevinmartin1

Meiringen - Switzerland 8th May

A bit slower than on previous visits but always enjoyable.

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Meiringen - Switzerland May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Meiringen May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Meiringen - Switzerland May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Meiringen - Switzerland May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Meiringen May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Meiringen May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr



Alpnach - Switzerland 9th May

Having seen at least one GAF CH-53 fly high over Meiringen the day previous, a quick visit to Alpnach the following morning found two of them resident and ready for lift off.
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Alpnach - May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Alpnach - May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr


Locarno - Switzerland 9th May

Leaving the low cloud of Alpnach behind us we headed south on route to Italy and quickly found some sun again, but before that a quick stop at lunch time to have a look at the Swiss training school at Locarno. After struggling to find the runway, I thinks the first shot may illustrate why, or it was out to cut the grass…
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Locarno May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Locarno May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr


Viterbo - Italy 10th May

The Italian Army base at Viterbo was celebrating 61 years since the establishment of Army Aviation and I was kindly invited by an Italian friend to attend.

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Viterbo - Italy by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo - Italy by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Italian CH-47's awaiting their fate at Viterbo by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo-Italy 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo - Italy by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo - Italy by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo-Italy 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Viterbo-Italy 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr

Sion - Switzerland 11th May

After a gruelling 1600km round trip to Viterbo, it was back to Switzerland to finish off, with a morning at Sion, and the afternoon at Payerne before flying back home to end a good week.
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Sion May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Sion May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Sion - Switzerland May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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IMG_9518 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Sion May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Sion May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr


Payerne - Switzerland 11th May
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Payerne May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Payerne May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Payerne May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Payerne May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Payerne May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr

Halli Kourevessi - Finland 25th May

Halli is the the Aircraft and Weapon Systems Training Wing of the Finnish Airforce, and is due to relocate to Tampere in 2013. Although the flying is somewhat limited, it is always great to watch and the annual open door day is about the only chance you get to be near the action.

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Finland-Halli F-18 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Finland - Halli F-18 May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Finnish Airforce NH-90 at Halli by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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IMG_0886 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Finnish Airforce PC-12 Halli by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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IMG_0178 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Finland - Halli May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Finland - Halli F-18 May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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IMG_0196 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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IMG_0982 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Midnight Hawks at Halli - Finland by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr



Šiauliai, Lithuania 26th May - Iron Wings 2012 Open Day

After all those days of sunshine I had to run out of luck somewhere! With Polish Migs, a GAF F-4 and the Lithuanian air force present amongst a few other nice rarity’s it was a bit of an anti-climax to some good days shooting.
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Lithuanian Mi-8 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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GAF F-4 Phantom - Lithuania by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Lithuania May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Lithuania May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Lithuania May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Lithuania May 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr


Duxford - Jubilee Airshow 27th May

Finally, after landing back at Stansted at 1pm and having to pass Duxford on the way home it would have been rude not to stop for a couple of hours to round of an excellent few weeks.

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Duxford Jubilee Airshow - RAF Tucano Display 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Duxford Jubilee Airshow 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Duxford Jubilee Airshow 2012 - BAF F-16 Demo 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Duxford Jubilee Airshow 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Duxford Jubilee Airshow 2012 by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr
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Duxford Jubilee Airshow 2012 - Seaking SAR Demo by Kevin Martin 1, on Flickr

Thanks for looking,

Kevin
http://www.flickr.com/kevinmartin1
Kevin Martin

Re: Out And About During May...

Postby swingy on Wed 30 May 2012, 6:51 pm

Great set of pictures :clap:
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Re: Out And About During May...

Postby redbearing on Wed 30 May 2012, 6:53 pm

fantasic variable set, any chance of splitting your air miles??? :lol: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Out And About During May...

Postby coanda on Thu 31 May 2012, 10:19 am

Awesome set - don't often get to see Finnish aircraft. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Out And About During May...

Postby Maisie on Thu 31 May 2012, 11:52 am

Jesus, I wow'd at the PC-12, then the Mil-8... Super shots, all of them!
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
Maisie

Re: Out And About During May...

Postby Bartek on Thu 31 May 2012, 6:33 pm

Looks like great month for you.
Finish F-18D stands out for me.
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Re: Out And About During May...

Postby DeanW on Thu 31 May 2012, 8:51 pm

A top set Kevin. Certainly difficult to pick a favourite!
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