16TH APR: C'est La Vie

16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Lloyd H on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 10:22 am

A day spent, for the most part bathed in sunshine, which after my last day on the hills was most welcome.
Took the risky option of heading to the Snakepit opting for the better light, as most know the French didn't quite pick up on the 'loop' but instead headed straight out of the Bwlch twice. Thankfully the 12(B) commemorative tail more than made up for missing the Mirages, with the pilot putting in two fantastic passes. The finally tally for the day was a handful of Hawks and 6 GR4 passes.

All shot with a Nikon D7100 and a Nikkor 300mm F2.8 VR, the latter kindly lent to me by the Chiseler (MJ).

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Image12(B) Squadron Commemorative Tail Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image12(B) Squadron Commemorative Tail Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image12(B) Squadron Commemorative Tail Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image12(B) Squadron Commemorative Tail Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image12(B) Squadron Special Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image12(B) Squadron Commemorative Tail Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image12(B) Squadron Special Tail Tornado GR4 'Lossie09' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageIV Squadron Hawk T2 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image9 Squadron Tornado GR4 'Fang2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image9 Squadron Tornado GR4 'Fang2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image9 Squadron Tornado GR4 'Fang2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image617 Squadron Marked Tornado GR4 'Vampire 2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image617 Squadron Marked Tornado GR4 'Vampire 2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image617 Squadron Marked Tornado GR4 'Vampire 2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image208 Squadron Hawk T1 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image208 Squadron Hawk T1 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, C+C welcome.
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Flare Path on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 10:45 am

Amazing. Number 13 really stands out - a great set overall! :worship:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby jonny7 on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 10:47 am

Really nifty shots there mate.. :smile:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Ledhead27 on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 10:49 am

Amazing pictures incredibly pin sharp and with plenty of detail. Great catch on the 12 & 617 Squadron Tornadoes, very hard to pick a clear favourite from all of these :clap:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby bigcrow on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 11:38 am

Stunning set Lloyd, loving the 12 Squadron special... :clap:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby rdchawk on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 11:43 am

Wow amazing set of shots!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby SPLAT on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 11:46 am

great set of shots , especially 7 and 11 how sharp are those cockpit photo's
well done :clap:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby theskunk on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 3:57 pm

Amazing set of photos, loving the close-up cockpit shots and 12 Sqn's special markings :clap:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby MarkL on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 5:37 pm

Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10 Number 10


quite like that one :smile:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Rumwolf on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 7:42 pm

Absolutely brilliant. Nos 10, 13, & 14 for me.
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Fumbles on Thu 24 Apr 2014, 4:21 am

Absolutely has to be the opening shot and number 6 for me! :clap: I hope to be able to visit this area this summer on our journey across the UK.
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Lloyd H on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 10:08 am

Thanks for the feedback guys :smile:
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby sovietjet on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 9:18 pm

Awesome photos Lloyd!
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby AnglianAV8R on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 2:12 pm

Lovely pics.

Can anyone confirm that the crew in the Tonka are wearing camouflage flying suits ? It might be me, but it doesn't look like the usual gro-bag.
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Lloyd H on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 8:11 pm

AnglianAV8R wrote:Lovely pics.

Can anyone confirm that the crew in the Tonka are wearing camouflage flying suits ? It might be me, but it doesn't look like the usual gro-bag.


Yep you are indeed correct, looks similar to the Afghan gear they wear?
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Rory76 on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 9:26 pm

Fantastic set- of which the stunning first shot is head and shoulders above the rest!!

Is it me or are some of the RB199s getting a bit smokier in their old age?
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby Lloyd H on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 5:34 pm

Rory76 wrote:Fantastic set- of which the stunning first shot is head and shoulders above the rest!!

Is it me or are some of the RB199s getting a bit smokier in their old age?


Think the smoke definitely makes the photo, who knows though!
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Re: 16TH APR: C'est La Vie

Postby hornet on Wed 30 Apr 2014, 8:06 pm

Just incredible pictures... What a set... !!!! :drool: :drool: :drool:

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