Farewell to Sea King - 11th February 2016 - 14 images

Farewell to Sea King - 11th February 2016 - 14 images

Postby centaurus18 on Sun 20 Mar 2016, 9:49 am

On 11th February I was fortunate enough to be granted access to 848NAS' Farewell to the Sea King event, to gather images for a new project.
Included in this, was the opportunity to have a flight in a Sea King - I thought it rude to refuse when asked in the briefing.

Attached are a few photos, mostly of ZG821/G (I was flying in ZE427/K)

Through the door...

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


A snapshot over the shoulder

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


Hanging out the door looking forward...

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


Landing back at RNAS Yeovilton...

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


Wave 2 taxiing out...

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 / ZE427 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


The present and the present!

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Sea King Farewell - ZA299 / Merlin by Mark Russell, on Flickr

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Sea King Farewell - ZA299 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


My new favourite Sea King! :worship:

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Sea King Farewell - ZE427 by Mark Russell, on Flickr

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Sea King Farewell - ZE427 by Mark Russell, on Flickr

Wave 3 on the way out for the final sortie...

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 / ZE427 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


...and back in again.

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Sea King Farewell - ZE427 by Mark Russell, on Flickr

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Sea King Farewell - ZG821 by Mark Russell, on Flickr


My thanks go to all at 848NAS for its hospitality, support and friendless throughout, and to those at RNAS Yeovilton for allowing me access to this event.

Feedback welcome, on/off board.
Mark
'We’re in the stickiest situation, since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.'
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Re: Farewell to Sea King - 11th February 2016 - 14 images

Postby RichPittman on Sun 20 Mar 2016, 11:50 am

nice set Mark

Shame the clouds didnt part for your flight!
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Farewell to Sea King - 11th February 2016 - 14 images

Postby centaurus18 on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 7:37 pm

Thanks for your comments Rich - much appreciated.
I went on the trip hoping to get one decent shot of the Sea King, thankfully I bagged a couple.

:)
Mark
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Re: Farewell to Sea King - 11th February 2016 - 14 images

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 22 Mar 2016, 8:25 pm

Great stuff Mark - really like the shot in the sunlight as you're landing back at VL.

Interestingly you've photographed my 'favourite' Merlin - favourite for similar reasons as your Sea King! :biggrin:
"You really are an oafish philistine at times!"
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