JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby MigF4 on Sun 10 Feb 2013, 9:07 am

Hi gents,

after Manching Wednesday, I have been to Wittmund a day later, to visit some friends within the JG 71 "R".
Again, my main focus was to capture the mighty Phantoms in snowy conditions too. And also the newest RETRO-jet : 38+33 in NORM 81 scheme.
And we were succesfull - snow and blue a sky was what we found in Wittmund that day, as it was only in morning a bit greay.

It was once again a very enjoyable day, on the flightline and near the Runway in Wittmund too.

With all the snow it was a great atmosphere.....but we got sun and plenty of mighty Phantom action - what do u need more?!
Luckily the weather was on our side again, and we had awesome conditions during the shooting that day. A big "Thank You" must go to everyone involved in Wittmund that worked hard to make this shooting happen. Everyone did an extraordinary job on that day.....

So after two days of "hardcore" Phantom-hunting, my decision was good...driving again also to Wittmund in the morning and returning home afterwards. Spending more as 1600 km on the highway - but it was more as worth, and as result we could shoot plenty of mighty Phantoms under blue skies from WTD 61 and JG 71 "R"!

Ok enough of my blabla, and the impressions will tell the rest of the story, as always...... :cool:

As always c & c are more as welcome, and thanks for watching :clap:

Cheers,
Mick


#1
Mighty Phantom during the morning wave, when it was still a bit grey....

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#2
This was a shot I had in mind when I was enroute to Wittmund....

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#3
38+01 roars away from Rwy 08 in the morning....

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#4
During the afternoon the weather was way better and this was the result - 37+22 with a nice blue sky

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#5
This Phantom has also a nice centerline fuel-tank too.....

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#6
The Scooter flew also in the morning and afternoon wave targer-towing slots....

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#7
Luckily 38+64 did a test-run on the Runway, due to some probs with the breaks.....

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#8
QRA rolling out Rwy 08.....

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#9
Phriendly Phantom driver....

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#10
37+03 in the nearby barracks....this time with snow

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#11
QRA overflying Rwy 08.....

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#12
JG 71 - Home the last operational "fighter" Phantoms....

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#13
J-79´s raoring away Rwy 08....

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#14
I will miss the mighty Phantom.....

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#15
Engine test...what a sight and sound

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#16
The Phinal sunset for the Phantom is near ... what a pitty!

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#17
Could it be any better.....two Phantoms in Wittmund

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#18
QRA on final.....spot the second one in trail!

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#19
Second RETRO-jet on display....Norm 81 with some nice snow

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Cheers,
Mick

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Re: JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby buccs2b on Sun 10 Feb 2013, 11:19 am

Very nice! :hypno:
I hear gliders
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Re: JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby Stu on Sun 10 Feb 2013, 12:48 pm

Great set Mick :clap:
Olympus Cameras

UBC780XLT
DJ-X10
DJ-X3
Planeplotter
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Re: JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby IanOlder on Sun 10 Feb 2013, 12:58 pm

More superb Phantom images to add to your collection Mick :clap:
Are they still flying regularly or is the pace slowing as they approach June?
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Re: JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby gbredneck on Sun 10 Feb 2013, 1:04 pm

Some great shots there.
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Re: JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby YANKEE 8 on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 5:52 am

very beautifull
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Re: JG 71 "R" - Wittmund Airbase ( ETNT ) 24.01.2012

Postby MigF4 on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 5:51 pm

Here comes part II - hope u still enjoy, as the mighty Phantom is still going strong in Wittmund..... :worship:
Once again thanks for every comment gents :rock:

Cheers
Mick

#21
Phantoms Phorever, even the sunset is near....

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#22
Rolling out 08....QRA ship with chute

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#23
Engine shut down....

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#24
38+64 after shut-down....

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#25
Nice and warm.....I like the smell!

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#26
Here comes the main reason for my visit out of the shelter....

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#27
Low approach.....

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#28
Scooter on the go....

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#29
Morning wave.....goes airborne in style - loud and noisy

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#30
Close-up...

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#31
Taxiing back...

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#32
Keep it low......

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#33
Up we go....

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Cheers,
Mick

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