Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby nigelblake on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 10:45 pm

McDonnell Douglas F15E Strike Eagle 92-0364 landing in a cloud of sparks, the sparks are from the arrester hook scraping along the runway. Very glad to hear from the crew, they are fine and will have a set of pictures of todays "fun" heading their way!
Just 2 from the sequence for now!

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Hydraulics failure at Lakenheath by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Sparks fly at Lakenheath! by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 21"

Postby Ian A.S. on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 8:55 am

Brilliant , what a catch and terrific quality , thanks for sharing Nigel

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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby DanBeeden on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 12:13 pm

Beautifully caught - one for their logbooks for sure!
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby quail on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 2:16 pm

Hi Nigel,

Was nice to meet and talk to you at Lakenheath yesterday with the F-15E sparks!!

Good shots and thanks for sharing.

Now I'm back home.

Cheers mate,

Henry

Malta.
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby nigelblake on Wed 17 Oct 2012, 10:55 pm

Many thanks!
Good to meet you too Henry, glad you made it back to Malta without delays!
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby Stu on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 11:09 am

Nice catch Nigel :clap:
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby Stonefaction on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 6:41 pm

Prefer the first one, but they are both cracking shots, Nigel. As usual.
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby Blackbird on Thu 18 Oct 2012, 9:59 pm

Superbly caught Nigel :clap: :clap:

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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby stevebrodie on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 3:02 pm

Great Shots, why the hook down - is it standard practice?
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 3:16 pm

stevebrodie wrote:Great Shots, why the hook down - is it standard practice?

Not standard, pilot must have called an in-flight emergency for a bird strike or similar.

Terrific shots though Nigel, number 2 especially.
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby nigelblake on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 3:38 pm

It was indeed an IFE due to a hydraulics failure, they took the wire at the 2500 feet marker when the nose wheel was on the ground, the angle of attack when flaring is too high and catching the cable would result in the nose slamming down hard on the runway possibly causing damage to the jet and/or crew!
Both the pilot an WSO are fine and have a full set of these images!
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby umea4 on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 4:14 pm

Brilliantly caught - and an interesting story as well.

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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby redbearing on Fri 19 Oct 2012, 6:32 pm

interesting shots mate, great set as always It had to be you catch the sparks, been many months since our paths have crossed, back in the UK for a few weeks, perhaps we could meet up? keep em coming terrific action shots :clap: :clap:

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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby blackcat on Sat 20 Oct 2012, 10:34 pm

Good catch Nigel.
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 21 Oct 2012, 9:56 am

Nice shooting and a great catch Nigel.
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby rv8tor on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 5:23 pm

First one for me,a real gem and bet the crew are well chuffed with it,
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Re: Sparks fly at Lakenheath "Sniper 12"

Postby dakota on Thu 25 Oct 2012, 7:54 am

Very nice picture man. :clap:
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