Wales versus the 493rd

Wales versus the 493rd

Postby nigelblake on Sat 04 May 2013, 7:56 am

Tuesday the 30th of April 2013 will be a day to remember, an early climb to Corris was rewarded with a spectacle to widen the eyes of anyone, 6 x F15Cs ripped the valley apart with a total of 18 passes followed by a Typhoon and a few T2s.
At 12:55 we scurried down the hill and then headed up Cad west, a very hurried climb that halfway up had me breaking my record for getting cameras off my back and out of the bag when a Typhoon growled out of Bwlch, I nailed possibly my best cockpit shots as it tore past me! Then soon after reaching the top the second wave of Lakenheath action turned up, Awesome, just awesome!
These are just some of the Eagle shots, I add more, plus Typhoon, Tornado and T2s later!

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McDonnell Douglas Boeing F15C Eagle 84-0027 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Boeing F15C Eagle 86-0176 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas Boeing F15C Eagle 86-0176 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr


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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0175 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 84-0010 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby gary1701 on Sat 04 May 2013, 8:35 am

Hi Nigel,

Craig told me about these last night. Fantastic stuff. I was must get over there one of these days.

Gary
My photo website

My name's Wild Bill Kelso, and don't you forget it! - John Belushi, 1941.
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby AlexC on Sat 04 May 2013, 8:57 am

Blimey O'Reilly! :clap:
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Router on Sat 04 May 2013, 9:30 am

Hi Nigel,
absolutely fantastic images :clap: Thanks for showing :worship:
Greetings to all...

Alex
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby IanH on Sat 04 May 2013, 10:04 am

A glorious set Nigel. Not too many on Corris by the sounds of things which is a shame....a super spot.

Regards, Ian
IanH

Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Ledhead27 on Sat 04 May 2013, 10:09 am

Frankly amazing shots, well done :clap:
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby viper12 on Sat 04 May 2013, 10:23 am

Rhoooo. Nigel Sublime. Nice photo :yahoo:
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby iainpeden on Sat 04 May 2013, 11:35 am

You can feel the ground shaking from the climb out in number 25.
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Agg on Sat 04 May 2013, 1:11 pm

Love the Eagle, but these girls are starting to look very wrinkly and dirty.. Great set though, really like the ones where they're pulling up.
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Arno 01 on Sat 04 May 2013, 1:13 pm

Very nice mate, 20 and 25 take the slot for me
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby nigelblake on Sat 04 May 2013, 1:25 pm

Many thanks, they are getting dirty, at full res you can almost identify the brand of boots the maintainers wear by the bootprints!
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Airshow Action on Sat 04 May 2013, 1:41 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :rock: :rock:
GREAT pictures !!
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby swingy on Sat 04 May 2013, 2:07 pm

Lovely set of pictures there Nigel. :clap:
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby nigelblake on Sat 04 May 2013, 6:42 pm

Many thanks for the comments so far here are some of the other aircraft photographed on the same day and a few of the Saudi Typhoon and Tornado a week or so ago!

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Tornado GR4 110 ZD849 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA472 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZA472 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon T3 ZK380 BG 29 Sqn by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon T3 ZK380 BG 29 Sqn by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Bae Systems Hawk T.2 ZK019 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Tornado GR4 110 ZD849 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

A couple from a week or so ago too!

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Panavia Tornado IDS ZH917 Royal Saudi Air Force by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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BAE Systems Hawk T2 ZK020 4sqn by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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BAE Systems Hawk T2 ZK030 Royal Air Force by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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BAE Systems Hawk T2 ZK020 by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 ZJ941 QO-J by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado IDS ZH917 Royal Saudi Air Force by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Panavia Tornado IDS ZH917 Royal Saudi Air Force by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon T3 ZK089 RSAF by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon T3 ZK089 RSAF by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr

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Eurofighter Typhoon T3 ZK089 RSAF by Nigel Blake, 2 million views Thankyou!, on Flickr
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby YANKEE 8 on Mon 06 May 2013, 5:25 am

:clap: .... beautifull colors
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby awacs on Mon 06 May 2013, 5:50 pm

Speechless.....
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby blackcat on Mon 06 May 2013, 5:54 pm

Some belters in there Nigel.
Great set.
Mark.
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Tim Holden on Tue 07 May 2013, 8:32 am

Wow! Nothing more to say!
Pessimists are never dissapointed.
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Frank B on Tue 07 May 2013, 9:52 pm

Man, you said it all :clap:
Frank B

Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby riatfuels on Wed 08 May 2013, 11:24 pm

Superb images Nigel ..... keep on posting! :clap:
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Kenny on Thu 09 May 2013, 9:12 am

Super, super photos! The Eagles rock! But I love number 42! Looks like a model
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby FOTO4 on Thu 09 May 2013, 12:31 pm

Outstanding shots Nigel
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby Craig_85 on Fri 10 May 2013, 7:20 pm

All excellent but 5, 30 & 35 stand out if I have to pick some favourites!
Craig_85

Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby redbearing on Fri 10 May 2013, 7:55 pm

Outstanding set, great shots from Mr Eagle, quality each and everyone, got anymore you git :yahoo:
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Re: Wales versus the 493rd

Postby nigelblake on Fri 10 May 2013, 8:00 pm

redbearing wrote:Outstanding set, great shots from Mr Eagle, quality each and everyone, got anymore you git :yahoo:


Many thanks to all.
Yes Robert I have a few more :dizzy: Hows the suntan coming along mate!
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