Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby JonoUK on Sun 15 May 2016, 9:33 am

Hi All,

March may had been mad but April was out right mental at RAF Lakenheath with the surprise arrival of 12 F-22A Raptors. In combination with the presidential movements at Mildenhall it made for one of my favourite months in this hobby. Good to catch up with all of the familiar faces and new that I met during these weeks. I tried to cover as many of the angles as I could with the raptors, here's what I caught along with some other movements.

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ImageDeath with Finesse by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
2.
ImagePresident of the United States Nighthawks by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
3.
Image31 Squadron ‘Goldstars’ by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
4.
ImageUSAF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageUSAF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageUSAF F-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageBonehead by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageRaptor arrival by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageF-22A Raptor profile by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
10.
ImageEagle & Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
11.
ImageRaptor pilot looks on as another lights the fires by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
12.
ImageRaptor Eyes by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
13.
ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
14.
ImageUSAF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
15.
ImageUSAF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
16.
ImageF-15E Strike Eagle by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
17.
ImageRaptor shows its claws by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
18.
ImageHMX-1 VH-3D POTUS Sea Kings by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
19.
ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey '08-0050' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
20.
ImageRaptor departs with reheat by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
21.
ImageRaptor departure with weapons bay open by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
22.
ImageUSAF F-15E Strike Eagle by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
23.
ImageRaptor lines up onto the runway by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
24.
ImageRAF Tornado GR4 '31 Squadron 100th Anniversary 'ZA548' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
25.
ImageMr. Bones by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
26.
ImageRaptor on approach by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
27.
ImageRaptor drops in to land by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
28.
ImageUSAF Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
29.
ImageF-22A Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
30.
ImageFarewell Raptor by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
31.
ImageHMX-1 MV-22B 'Nighthawks' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr



Thanks for looking :up:
Last edited by JonoUK on Sun 15 May 2016, 4:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby tankbuster81 on Sun 15 May 2016, 10:18 am

Love every shot! Thus far my favourite Mildenhall/Lakenheath post to feature POTUS and the F22's. :clap:
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 15 May 2016, 2:10 pm

Really great stuff! That head on Raptor and the cockpit/afterburner take-off shots my favourites.

John
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 15 May 2016, 2:50 pm

Spectacular shooting as always Jon :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby timuss on Mon 16 May 2016, 10:17 am

Some real beauties there that first one is a peach!
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby Tim Holden on Mon 16 May 2016, 5:24 pm

Really like these.
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby BigClick67 on Mon 16 May 2016, 8:03 pm

Wow! That´s really a cracking set :clap: well done!!
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby Downes0106 on Mon 16 May 2016, 8:18 pm

Sheer quality! Love the two Presidential Flight Osprey's shot, but all the F22 shots are also great....actually they are all great. :clap:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby Savvas on Tue 17 May 2016, 7:11 am

Exceptional photo set! :clap:

A side note: I can't help noticing how beautiful the Strike Eagle looks compared to the Raptor... I thing we are witnessing the transition from beautifully looking aircraft to the LO technological demands of 5th gen aircraft... :sad:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby bigcrow on Tue 17 May 2016, 7:45 am

Lovely Jonathan & great to finally meet up on the Raptor depatures... :smile:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby FERG on Tue 17 May 2016, 11:47 am

superb
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby flight79 on Tue 17 May 2016, 1:01 pm

30 is the best shot of the bunch :drool:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby paullangford on Tue 17 May 2016, 4:10 pm

Exquisite :up:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby stevebrodie on Wed 18 May 2016, 7:28 am

Thump, sound of my jaw hitting the floor. All simply SUPERB !! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby MikeX on Wed 18 May 2016, 8:54 am

That's just awesome!!! :clap: :clap: Well done!!!!
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby reheat module on Wed 18 May 2016, 9:31 am

That's just magnificent work
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby buccs2b on Wed 18 May 2016, 10:10 am

Really love the whole set, but #27 does it for me

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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby 58Hustler on Wed 18 May 2016, 6:16 pm

Pure class :clap:
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Re: Jurassic Heath April/May 16

Postby redbearing on Sun 22 May 2016, 9:58 pm

Great stuff mate, totally blown away with this set!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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