Mission to Zaragoza

Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 10:56 pm

Zaragoza Tiger Meet 2016 Trip

Despite the best efforts of French ATC we managed to get to Zaragoza in time to catch the return of the Thursday afternoon wave. Here are a few of my shots from the mound:

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Next stop Spottersday Friday. Enjoyable overall but failed to live up to advertised expectations. Could and should have been a sensational afternoon by the runway. Instead, as earlier posts have reported, we were allowed back up to the edge of the taxiway. Initially they were going to throw us out at 2pm so at least it was some compensation. First some from the morning by the runway:

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A bit of static etc. during lunch break:

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Edge of the taxiway for the afternoon:

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A good time in town on Friday night followed by the Open House on Saturday. Just wish they could have started the flying a little later due to the sun position.
Managed to get around the static (just) before it finished.

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A great night in town followed. In summary a very good trip but could have been sensational if they stuck to programme.

Thanks to Senors zigzag and st24 for your most excellent company!

Dr Cake
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby reheat module on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 9:54 am

Well, that just passed an hour of my time.
Stunning work.
Great clarity, blue skies and contrasy Tango colours.
What a variety of 'frames too.
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reheat module

Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby reheat module on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 9:54 am

Oops, duplicated post.
But still worth it!
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby SPLAT on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 5:55 pm

Great set I love the French Army Gazelles never seen those before :clap:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 6:54 pm

Thanks guys, I must admit that I loved the French Gazelles too. My favourite though was their E-2!
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby zoomer on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 7:30 pm

Putting aside the schedule issues, you must be pleased with your results Richard!
Some excellent images - thank you for sharing.
zoomer

Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 9:30 am

zoomer wrote:Putting aside the schedule issues, you must be pleased with your results Richard!
Some excellent images - thank you for sharing.

Hi Phil, yes perfectly happy with what I got from what was available. I'd definitely go back if they host again. :smile:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Tim Holden on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 11:31 am

I love these. Great light. Bit jealous. :)
Pessimists are never dissapointed.
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby steved on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 2:58 pm

Great selection of pin-sharp pictures. :clap:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Airwolfhound on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 3:35 pm

Yep, this is what our hobby is about, stunning shots of equally stunning aircraft :clap: :clap: :clap:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 6:44 pm

Thanks for all your nice comments. Certainly a worthwhile few days. :smile:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Skyflash on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 7:43 pm

Lovely stuff as always mate, very well done coping with the inevitable heat-haze to produce images of such sharpness.

:smile:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby DJ17 on Tue 14 Jun 2016, 6:41 pm

Well, can't argue with any of that :smile:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 6:34 pm

Skyflash wrote:Lovely stuff as always mate, very well done coping with the inevitable heat-haze to produce images of such sharpness.

:smile:

Thankfully not as bad as I thought it might be Skyflash. No skill on my behalf! See you at RIAT. :smile:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby rdchawk on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 8:57 pm

Great set of photos :clap: :clap:
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby st24 on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 10:47 am

Excelente! You've done alright there mate, it's worth noting that the wind and resulting dust was as difficult as the haze on the Thursday! :tumbleweed: Great stuff :clap:
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Sat 18 Jun 2016, 2:26 pm

rdchawk wrote:Great set of photos :clap: :clap:

Many thanks, most kind.
st24 wrote:Excelente! You've done alright there mate, it's worth noting that the wind and resulting dust was as difficult as the haze on the Thursday! :tumbleweed: Great stuff :clap:

Thanks Geoff. I'd forgotten about that bl***y wind on the Thursday. The dust reminded me of where we parked at Cambrai if you were there. Skyflash certainly knows what I'm talking about!
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby RichPittman on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 2:19 pm

Great to see the large file sizes.
Some nice stuff in that lot, especially the static angles and the Gazelles
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby zigzag on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 4:26 pm

Taken me a while to get round to looking at these, lovely set of an excellent trip, better not post those pics from your phone yhough eh! :lol:
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
#MOT
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Re: Mission to Zaragoza

Postby Dr Cake on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 8:49 pm

RichPittman wrote:Great to see the large file sizes.
Some nice stuff in that lot, especially the static angles and the Gazelles

Many thanks, most kind. The Gazelles were lovely but I was quite surprised how few people were taking the static seriously. Rows of fighters and nice distant valley sides made a welcome change from ice cream vans, funfairs, cones, the general public etc.

zigzag wrote:Taken me a while to get round to looking at these, lovely set of an excellent trip, better not post those pics from your phone yhough eh! :lol:

Ta! True but thank god I've not got any video!
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