C-130K Draw Down

C-130K Draw Down

Postby danoz on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 9:46 pm

Over the last couple of months of the C130K's service life I have been lucky enough to be invited to a few special moments with the 47Sqn crew.
First up was 'air landed aircraft refuelling point' (ALARP) practice on Salisbury Plain Training Area, this involved strip landings and field refuelling a Merlin and Chinook helicopter with Hercules XV303 being the doner aircraft.
I Was also invited to attend the already covered Northolt Nightshoot mid October.
The next item on the agenda was quite possibly a moment of complete magic, the final tour around the UK photographing two C-130K's from a J aircraft over the British countryside. A memory il never forget.
After this it was time to say goodbye just four days after. XV214 spent her last night in the warm hangar at RAF Brize Norton while XV177 braved the Oxfordshire weather.
So on the 29th October at around 1000L the final two K's taxied to the threshold and with a slight pause headed in to the distance as I looked on from the tower.
Somehow I cant see the J model lasting as long as the K.
An enormous thankyou to the very helpful guys at 47Sqn.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them.
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV303 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV303 and B-V Chinook HC4 - ZA670 by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV303 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C1P - XV295 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C1P - XV295 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV177 and XV214 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV177 and XV214 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV177 and XV214 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV214 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV177 and XV214 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Job Done! by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV177 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3P - XV177 - RAF by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr
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XV214 and XV177 Depart RAF Brize Norton for the last time ever! by TyAviationImages.co.uk, on Flickr

Once again a huge thankyou to the 47Sqn guys.
danoz

Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 9:48 pm

What a stunning set. Beautifully crisp and sharp, you should be very proud of these. POTW in there for sure. :clap:

Jack.
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby JohnF on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 9:59 pm

Air to airs are fantastic particularly the break. Excellent set. Thanks for sharing them. :clap:
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby TheDuck on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 10:04 pm

What a pretty aeroplane the C-130 is. The split shot is a cracker. :clap:
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby riatfuels on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 10:14 pm

Great images ... thanks for sharing buddy!
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby tommercer on Thu 28 Nov 2013, 10:35 pm

Cracking set! Very jealous
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby Phil Standfield on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 8:45 am

Fantastic set. As said already the air to air break is a great shot thanks for posting
Stan
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby RickIngham on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 10:10 am

Good work there mate - I know how much work you put into these and it shows! :clap:
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby Haskey on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:36 am

Great pictures Liam and a fantastic opportunity to be able to take the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us all. Well done.
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby Cimmerian on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 12:58 pm

Thanks for sharing this great set of pictures, I'm another who really likes the break shot.
Regards, Ken
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby Bartek on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 2:00 pm

Great and remarkable set. Air to air shots are really cool.
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby tankbuster81 on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 9:17 pm

Another vote for the Air- Airs... :rock:
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby MarkL on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 9:33 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:
HTAFC
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 2:36 am

Oh wow, superb set of pictures, Ciaran
"It is generally inadvisable to eject over the area you just bombed"
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby iainpeden on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 11:26 am

On the flight with the J and the 2 K's (for brevity) you flew right over my house. Any pictures of Great Oakley just on the southern edge of Corby?
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby bigcrow on Sat 30 Nov 2013, 12:22 pm

Excellent shots Liam,A-2-A's are lovely... :clap:
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Re: C-130K Draw Down

Postby GhostFlight91 on Mon 02 Dec 2013, 2:21 pm

Very Very special :clap:
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