Autumnal Wittmund - Updated 30th Nov.!

Autumnal Wittmund - Updated 30th Nov.!

Postby BigClick67 on Tue 08 Nov 2016, 8:19 pm

Hi guys!
Here is another round of Skyhawks and Typhoons from Wittmund. Weather was crisp and clean the last couple of days here, and the day´s best light and sunset times coincided with the afternoon wave. I don´t need to tell you what that means…
I tried a couple of different angles this time. First a couple of Scooters, followed by a set of Typhoons. Enjoy!
#01 A-4N C-FGZS/#337 afternoon recovery RWY08 against the setting sun:
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#02 A-4N C-FGZO/#532 landing in gorgeous light:
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#03 A-4N C-FGZO/#532 moments later:
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#04 A-4N C-FGZO/#532 taxing out for take-off from RWY08:
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#05 A-4N C-FGZO/#532 take-off. Amazingly steep climb-outs by these old machines!
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#06 A-4N C-FGZO/#532 - now this is what I call a blue sky (at least by North German standarts!)
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#07 A-4N C-FGZS/#337 taxing for take-off with…
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#08 A-4N C-FGZH/#534 for a 1-v-1 GCI-Training mission
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#09 A-4N C-FGZI/#53I climb-out:
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#10 A-4N C-FGZI/#531 landing RWY08 in the very last rays of sunset:
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#11 A-4N C-FGZI/#53I seconds later:
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#12 A-4N C-FGZH/#534 short finals 08:
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and now switching to Typhoons:
#13 EF2000 30+82 landing against the setting sun. A shot I always wanted to get:
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#14 EF2000 30+40 - a Neuburg-jet on loan to Wittmund taxing for departure:
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#15 EF2000 30+40 airborne, producing a huge cloud of ´jelly air`:
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#16 EF2000 30+40 accelerating in full reheat … nice!
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#17 EF2000 30+40 „GATE APPROVED!“ … that´s the way we like it! :clap:
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#18 EF2000 30+82 QRA-jet taxing out on a TANGO SCRAMBLE
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#19 EF2000 30+86 following her Lead for scramble:
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#20 EF2000 30+82 launching in full reheat into TRA-201S for 60 minutes of fun:
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#21 EF2000 30+87 in clean configuration:
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#22 EF2000 30+82 sunset recovery:
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#23 EF2000 30+87 sunset recovery:
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#24 SPRINGBOK01 was also around!
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#25 considering this sign´s age it must have seen quite a number of F-86s, F-104s and F-4s in the past…
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I hope you like these.
Cheers !
Chris :biggrin:
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Original post:
Hi Folks!
Sunshine and rain in quick succession can be a nerve wrecking thing for us. But sometimes these conditions also allow for some phantastic light conditions, with dramatic backdrops and lots of spray on the runway. I was lucky enough to pick one those days at Wittmund last week, with a short but interesting afternoon round of flying, including five Typhoons and three Skyhawks of TAW 71 and DADS, respectively. Here´s a couple of pics from that day, enjoy!
#00 A-4N Skyhawk C-FGZH sunset recovery
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#01 A-4N C-FGZO in the take-off roll. Note the large Richthofen-„R“ on the tail which has been applied during the summer. Sweet!
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#02 A-4N C-FGZE recovering just before sunset, returning from a target banner towing mission over the North Sea ranges for a pair of Laage Typhoons practicing air-to-air gunnery.
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#03 same jet a few seconds later, with the last rays of sunshine gleaming on its skin.
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#04 Typhoon 30+86 launching on a TANGO SCRAMBLE (QRA)
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#05 in full reheat it takes them only a mere 2000 feet to get airborne. Raw power!
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#06 Two live IRIS-T IR-missiles on the wing tips and a gun - standart QRA outfit.
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#07 accelerating fast
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#08 Typhoon 30+82 - QRA wingman … or better woman (female pilot!)
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#09 all Typhoons with a single centerline tank only. There still seems to be a restriction on the underwing tanks after the mishap during the Baltic QRA in June when a Neuburg jet lost a tank on the ground during taxing.
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#10 Unmarked two-seater 30+31 looks like an interim solution until Wittmund´s flag ship 30+71 returns from depot maintenance at Manching.
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#11 cold thrust take-off, still kicking up lots of spray after a short rain shower…nice!
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#12 EF2000T 30+31
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#13 A-4N C-FGZH launching on a GCI training mission
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#14 EF2000 31+10 rotating
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#15 …and airborne in lovely light
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#16 EF2000 31+12 on the roll
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#17 no PIRATES to be found on German Typhoons. Don´t ask me why…
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#18 Q-bird 30+82 landing into the sunset
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#19 There were rainbows all over the bloody place but neither when nor where I needed them… :facepalm:
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That´s all, folks! I hope you like them.
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
Last edited by BigClick67 on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 6:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Autumnal Wittmund

Postby henk99 on Tue 08 Nov 2016, 9:18 pm

Love it! Beautiful light on them. :clap:
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Re: Autumnal Wittmund

Postby Skyflash on Tue 08 Nov 2016, 9:58 pm

Superb. :clap:

I'd love to get back to Wittmund at some point.
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Re: Autumnal Wittmund - Updated 30th Nov.!

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:54 am

Here´s some more :wink:
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