'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [FINAL UPDATE]

'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [FINAL UPDATE]

Postby PeterR on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 5:51 pm

Last week I was extremely lucky and flew with 216 Squadron on a tanker sortie. Here's my favourite image from the trip. :biggrin:

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'In Omnibus Princeps' by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight

Postby Downes0106 on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 6:11 pm

Very nice.
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight

Postby GhostFlight91 on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 7:47 pm

You lucky lucky person you :smile: How did that come about? Air Cadets?
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight

Postby GhostFlight91 on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 7:48 pm

... Or something to do with the Cadets?
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight

Postby PeterR on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 8:25 pm

Cheers chaps! Nothing to do with Air Cadets as I left over two years ago! :wink:

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Lunar Escort. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight

Postby PeterR on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 4:36 pm

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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby MP 2484 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 5:03 pm

An amazing set of shots you've got there :clap:

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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby Russ on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 5:04 pm

Excellent images Preoch, you lucky sausage. Typhoon's are great, but the venting Tristar and patch shot stand out for me. :clap: :cool:
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby GhostFlight91 on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 5:16 pm

AMAZING :clap:
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby Tommy on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 5:44 pm

Brilliant photos mate. That first one is top! :clap:

Is the Tristar venting fuel in the photo of the RR engine?
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby MikeH on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:39 pm

Some lovely image there Peter. An opportunity unwasted. :clap:
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby AndyXH558 on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:26 pm

very very nice, :clap:
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 1:53 pm

Cracking light on these Reoch. Got some nice keepers and some better memories. How on earth did you manage to get this opportunity?

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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby Haskey on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 5:49 pm

Nice shots Peter. I was also on the same flight. You tend to lose all concept of the fog/visibility on the ground taking pictures in the sunshine. Thanks for sharing these. ell done.
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [UPDATED!]

Postby PeterR on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 7:35 pm

Thanks chaps! Our aircraft was indeed dumping fuel, we needed to loose weight before returning back to Brize Norton earlier than expected unfortunately. Like I previously said I was a very lucky boy and I picked my friends well when starting at university!

Few final images for you all to enjoy before I jet off again tomorrow, on something a lot less interesting this time sadly.

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Tiffie Twoship. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr

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Venting. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr

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Breakaway. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr

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Flightdeck. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr

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Chasing the Sun. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr
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Re: 'FAGIN 31' Tanking Flight [FINAL UPDATE]

Postby Hammy on Wed 18 Dec 2013, 8:51 pm

As Mr Dopson mentioned in your Dubai thread, something's awry with your post processing - The above appear to have been over-sharpened quite considerably.

An excellent opportunity, all things considered.
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