21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Macc on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 10:37 pm

Had a day of two halves down at RAF Lossiemouth today. With 3x Hawk T2s deployed and all three squadrons on station I expected a busy day's flying, it didn't start that way with a good three quarters of an hour before the first movement after our arrival. They were on 05 and the T2s were already airborne.

Thanks to the locals for the company.

1. My morning started with a three ship of XVsqn jets..
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Onto the active by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

2. A jet waits to receive attention on the bomber loop whilst another one behind departs.
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One way, or another by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

The rest of the morning shots aren't really worth showing, so I continue to after lunch for the afternoon wave. A few Tornados were airborne on arrival and the Hawk T2s were just getting ready for their sortie.

3. Another local Tornado prepares to depart.
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Onto the active by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

4. Lining up to the sun.
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The shining by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

5. One of the T2s taxi-ing out.
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Mono hawk by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

6. Sunset began to kick in..
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Over the top by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

7. Another Hawk lines up under difficult conditions.
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Bright sunlight by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

8. Big tanks on this 617sqn jet.
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Blue fire by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

9. Burning towards the sunset..
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Burn, burn by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

10. Testflight Tornado overshoot.
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Rising by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

11. Early re-entry to the circuit.
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Golden Tornado by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

12. And safely down.
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Return to deck by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

13. Back on deck, returning to his hardstand.
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Shape but no detail by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

14. After the sun was fully back down, the skies turned pink.
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Pink skies by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

15. And then neared black..
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Back before nightfall by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

16. Leaving the little left light available to allow the shiny paint scheme on the Hawk to work its magic.
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Quick mirror by Maccphoto.co.uk, on Flickr

Enjoy,
Chris
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Hasboman on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 10:47 pm

These are absolutely stunning Chris! I love the second sunset shot of the Tonka :drool: :clap:
Hasboman

Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Kneeke on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 10:50 pm

:rock: :rock: :rock:
WohoW! Amazing shots!! Those are the moments of life!
Great job on the timing and shooting, some nice compositions here, well done!

Corné
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 11:05 pm

Number 9 has got to be POTW, it's absolute stunning! :clap:
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Martin the Martian on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 10:50 am

Number 9: simply stunning.

:worship:
50 Shades of Grey: sounds like a paint chart for modern jets
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Agg on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 10:59 am

Number nine was very nice, reminds me of Top Gun :P
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby DMH on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 1:59 pm

JackyRIATWilson wrote:Number 9 has got to be POTW, it's absolute stunning! :clap:
Indeed. Is it ok if I use it as my desktop?
DMH

Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Macc on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 2:03 pm

DMH wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:Number 9 has got to be POTW, it's absolute stunning! :clap:
Indeed. Is it ok if I use it as my desktop?

If you drop me a PM I can send you the size of your desktop resolution as this is 1000px so it might end up being pixelated.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Chris
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Ledhead27 on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 4:24 pm

Amazing set, certainly POTW material!
"FuelMan, SpamCan, NoPlan, CivviMan, DroneMan Dan"

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4 out of 5 baguettes
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Spiny Norman on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 7:11 pm

Number 10 is most unusual, very well caught.
He's done another book. You're joking.
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby blackcat on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 9:39 pm

Some belters in there.
Most of them would make POTW.
Mark.
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby Craig_85 on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 6:19 pm

Shot 8 is great and the last shot I like too :smile:
Craig_85

Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby stevebrodie on Mon 26 Nov 2012, 3:05 pm

great shots, #8 big thumbs out
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Re: 21 Nov - RAF Lossiemouth: Clock strikes gold..

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Fri 30 Nov 2012, 2:13 pm

Oooh that last one! :biggrin: Stunning stuff Chris, shame I can't get anything like this at the moment with other commitments. :sad:
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