771 NAS - All Good Things..

771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Lloyd H on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 6:27 pm

The civilianisation of UK SAR is fast approaching meaning that the RN and RAF SAR squadrons days are numbered, I was lucky enough to spend two days at RNAS Culdrose with 771 NAS documenting their SAR work for an article in a Portuguese magazine.

I visited 771 NAS back in 2013 so its nice to see that my work and thinking behind images has progressed somewhat (at least in my opinion!). Hope you like the shots, theres a blog post up on my website for those interested going into some more detail about the varied history of 771 NAS - http://lloydh.co.uk/blog/2015/6/17/771- ... -to-an-end

1. Flying by instruments only and simulating zero visibility outside..
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 Pilot by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

2. None of those fancy MFDs to be found here.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 Cockpit by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

3. Instantly knew this would make for an interesting image with the light streaming in through the window and highlighting all the details and features of the aircrewman.
ImageCalm Before The Storm by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

4. Aircrewman reaching out for the grab handle.
ImageThese Things We Do by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

5. I'm always quite tentative leaning out the open door of a helicopter, not a massive fan of heights!
ImageOver The Edge by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

6. Aircrewman checking the monkey harness is clipped into the hook on the roof.
ImageThese Things We Do by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

7. Lined up for the morning with a bagger creeping in at the back.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

8. Landing on at Dean's Quarry.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

14. Hanging out over the edge trying to briefly spot the aircrewman as he is lowered towards the boat.
ImageThese Things We Do by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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ImageWinch Operator And Aircrewman by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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ImageSAR Winching Ops by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Aircrewman by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Winch Operator & Aircrewman by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

19. About to lift off at Halzephron after dropping me off.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Winch Operator by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

21. Demonstrating a 'put out'.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

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Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

Not long left to get pictures of these so apologies for the amount of images. C+C Most welcome.
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby seacat192 on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 6:43 pm

Excellent post :clap: :clap:
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby bigcrow on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 6:57 pm

Nice ones Lloyd, great post processing as usual mate
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Dr_Q on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 7:29 pm

Fantastic set of shots.

Love the third shot of the aircrewman.
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 7:42 pm

Certainly made great use of a fantastic opportunity :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby timuss on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 7:57 pm

Oh wow stunning set lovely work :clap: :clap:
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Epic Formacion on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 8:48 pm

Great people shots.
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby gallers74 on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 8:56 pm

Great set,love number 3.
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby boff180 on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 10:07 pm

:clap: Lovely set
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Macc on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:25 am

Those personnel photos are superb, the detail is fantastic and that fisheye adds a great angle. :king:
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby funkygib on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:17 am

Cracking post :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby reheat module on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 12:25 pm

Lovely captures and solid camera skills.
Brings back great memories of my years on the HAR 3/3A fleet at St Mawgan.
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby stevebrodie on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 1:14 pm

FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Ian G on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 2:59 pm

Just amazing, the quality and composition is probably the best I've seen on here in a long time. Really love the way the colours aren't over saturated, they fit the scene perfectly.
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby Lloyd H on Thu 25 Jun 2015, 4:06 pm

Thank you all for the very kind comments :)

I really struggled to get the WB/colours right for the cliff winching shots as the sea kept throwing it, I seem to be cursed when it comes to the weather down there as well!
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Re: 771 NAS - All Good Things..

Postby RichPittman on Sat 27 Jun 2015, 11:10 am

great selection Lloyd, the 1st few especially :yahoo:
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