A good year

A good year

Postby urkles on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 9:33 pm

Had an enjoyable year and it is impossible to pick the best of what I have been fortunate to see so here is just a snapshot of the places I have travelled to in 2014, hope they are enjoyable;

The first month I was in Okinawa and Thailand, First off, 3 days at Naha
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ImageNAMC YS-11EB 02-1159, DSK/JASDF by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageNaha Action by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageMCD F-15J Eagle by urkyurky, on Flickr

Also spent three days at Kadena

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ImageMCD F-15C Eagle, 18th Wing by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageMCD/BAe AV-8B, VMA-233 by urkyurky, on Flickr

Plus a couple of days at Futenma

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ImageFutenma by urkyurky, on Flickr

Then off to Thailand for the Childrens Day airshow and a base visit at DMK

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ImageJAS-39C Gripen, 701 Sqn, RTAF by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageDon Muang Flightline by urkyurky, on Flickr

March 4th it was off to Lakenheath

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ImageMCD F-15C Eagle, 48th FW by urkyurky, on Flickr

The last week in April saw me at Marrakech in Morocco

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ImageMirage F-1, RMAF by urkyurky, on Flickr

May 21st saw a great sunset at Mildenhall

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ImageBoeing RC-135W, 55th WG by urkyurky, on Flickr

Then the airshow started, first of was Ronneby in Sweden

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ImageSK-35C Draken, SwAFHF by urkyurky, on Flickr

Saber Strike kicked off at Fairford

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ImageSaber Strike by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageOver Scotland by urkyurky, on Flickr

Great to catch up with the Swedes again at the Waddington Airshow

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ImageSK-35C Draken, SwAFHF by urkyurky, on Flickr

And before RIAT it was good to meet up with some old shipmates at Yeovilton

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ImageRNAS Yeovilton, July 11th 2014 by urkyurky, on Flickr

Then it was RIAT time

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ImageRAF Fairford, RIAT by urkyurky, on Flickr

And straight away that meant Farnborough

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ImageAirbus Military A-400M by urkyurky, on Flickr

Then it was off to Italy to visit Ghedi

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ImageTornado IDS by urkyurky, on Flickr

More Tonkas at Piacenza

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ImageTornado ECR by urkyurky, on Flickr

And my personal highlight of the year, an amazing visit to Grosetto

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ImageEurofighter EF2000A by urkyurky, on Flickr

Had a few trips to Wattisham this year as its quite close

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ImageSea King HAR.3A by urkyurky, on Flickr

Horrible weather at Brize Norton for the NATO flypast

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ImageEF.2000 Luftwaffe by urkyurky, on Flickr

My lack of talent was really shown with Obama's visit!

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ImageAir Force One by urkyurky, on Flickr

Nice visitor at Eindhoven in the Netherlands

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ImageAirbus A-310 by urkyurky, on Flickr

Plus a great show at Kleine Brogel

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ImageFreece Tricolori by urkyurky, on Flickr

Spent a nice couple of days at Andravida in Greece

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ImageF-4E PI2000, HAF by urkyurky, on Flickr

And then witnessed the last flights of the A-7 at Araxos

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ImageLTV TA-7C Corsair II by urkyurky, on Flickr

Finished off with nice visit to Baldonnel - Casement

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ImageBaldonnel-Casement, Eire by urkyurky, on Flickr

And of course the year was spent alot of the time at Mildenhall and Lakenheath!

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ImageBoeing KC-135R by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageMCD F-15C Eagle by urkyurky, on Flickr

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ImageF-15E, 48th FW by urkyurky, on Flickr

Hope its not too boring, but I had a good year! :)
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Re: A good year

Postby Maisie on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 12:39 am

I would love to do most of that in my life time, not a year! Nice one Mark... few favourites there but I think the B-52 air-to-air makes me very jealous!

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Re: A good year

Postby redbearing on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 8:45 am

Great variable set, some nice destinations! :clap: :clap:
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Re: A good year

Postby Agg on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 10:39 am

The B-52 air-to-air is fantastic! :)
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Re: A good year

Postby Jdm13 on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 4:30 pm

Not too boring. I would love to be able to go around all those bases in japan and Thailand especially futenma with all those ospreys.
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James
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Re: A good year

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 4:50 pm

Some fabulous access there, and a great series of shots :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: A good year

Postby RobHowarth on Mon 24 Nov 2014, 7:58 pm

What a year Mark! absolutely fantastic set of pictures.

Cheers Rob
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Re: A good year

Postby Blackbird on Mon 24 Nov 2014, 8:55 pm

Fantastic all round set of photos :clap: :clap:

Andy :smile:
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Re: A good year

Postby Fumbles on Wed 26 Nov 2014, 1:11 am

That is a proper aviation related year... Some of those places are on my 'bucket list' to visit. I really enjoyed seeing these.
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Re: A good year

Postby urkles on Thu 27 Nov 2014, 11:46 pm

Cheers everyone, hopefully 2015 will have as many highlights!
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