A very 'special' SPTA visit!

A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby Disaster Area on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 11:11 am

I paid my first ever visit to Everleigh Dz on Salisbury Plain on Wednesday 14th Sept, I don't think it will ever get any better than this day!

When I arrived on the SPTA there was a pair of Middle Wallop Apaches already using Everleigh Dz

ImageApachePair by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageApachePair_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZJ231 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

A chinook joined them for a quick crew change

ImageZK558 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZK558_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

Then they all departed and made space for the main event, the arrival of the 3 specially marked Chinooks for a 30 minute photoshoot!

The formation had flown down to the south coast and around the Isle of Wight area and given those at Middle Wallop a nice flypast prior to arriving at Everleigh.

ImageH47Specials_e by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials_f by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials_g by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZH777 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZA712 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZA683 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials_b by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials_c by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZA712_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageZH777_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageH47Specials_d by Disaster Area, on Flickr

Not forgetting the Lynx photoship that accompanied them!

ImageZG916 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

A truly memorable, never to be repeated event.
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby Donkey on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 3:35 pm

Wow! some fabulous images in great lighting. Best I've seem of the Chinook :clap:
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby st24 on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 4:06 pm

Lovely. Incredible luck though for you to get this on your first visit..! :whistle:
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby A380Heavy on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 6:06 pm

Why are the intakes different on the engines on the first Chinook?
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby gralee on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 7:01 pm

Incredible opportunity. Made the most of it I'd say :clap:
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby Dan213 on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 9:07 pm

A380Heavy wrote:Why are the intakes different on the engines on the first Chinook?

The newer Chinook models have a filtration system to remove FOD (PureAIR system) this is the flat fronted cylindrical cover. The conical cover is the normal intake cover/screen seen on most Chinooks
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby Epic Formacion on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 2:09 pm

Had the sand filters fitted on GW1 aircraft....back in the day.
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby MerlinPaul on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 2:44 pm

Nice :clap:
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby King Cobra on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 7:22 pm

Very nice indeed.
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby 747woody on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 9:41 am

A380Heavy wrote:Why are the intakes different on the engines on the first Chinook?


Don't know if it's relevant but that one's a Mk6, the others are Mk 4s.
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby Blackdog on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 10:33 pm

The engine intake filters you see on the Mk 6 are called EAPS - engine air particle separators and are a role fit to any mark of UK chinook. They are basically a sand filter. Ordinarily the cone shaped screens that are usually fitted have a very fine mesh which stops larger particles but not so fine as to catch sand. Great shots by the way.
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Re: A very 'special' SPTA visit!

Postby stranexuk on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 6:04 pm

Fantastic stuff mate and what a way to mark your first visit to Ev!

Some great angles too and top editing
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