8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby dinger on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 9:00 pm

Caught arriving at Coningsby this evening was the 100th anniversary marked E-3D operated by 8 Sqn. This was the first flight since it received the markings and the evening light for its arrival could not have been better.

ImageSentry AEW1 ZH106 RAF Coningsby 1 by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

ImageSentry AEW1 ZH106 RAF Coningsby 2 by Kevin Bell, on Flickr

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Re: 8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby RichPittman on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 9:13 pm

Great to see the weather gods played ball mate :smile:
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Re: 8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby dinger on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 9:16 pm

RichPittman wrote:Great to see the weather gods played ball mate :smile:


Only just Rich. If it had been 5 minutes earlier it would have been in cloud.

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Re: 8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby Pringles on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 9:18 pm

Nice shots :clap: Quite like the scheme - do you have any close ups of the tail design?
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Re: 8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby dinger on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 9:25 pm

Pringles wrote:Nice shots :clap: Quite like the scheme - do you have any close ups of the tail design?


These are the only two edits that I have done. I can do a tail close up if desired. It wont be done until tomorrow night though.

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Re: 8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 11:59 pm

Excellent catch on the subtle special marks airframe, which somehow seems to work okay. Good Luck & Good shooting combined :clap:
Personally I'm still a tad aggrieved that the Shackleton didn't get a nod in the design, after-all they flew the AEW2 in 8 Sqn service for a longer period than all other individual types utilised or featured?
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Re: 8 Sqn Centenary Jet Arrives @ Coningsby.

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 8:08 am

Nice and subtle, I like that design.

Lovely pictures too, the light looks almost perfect :smile:
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