Lynx decommissioning flight - 17th March - 25 images

Lynx decommissioning flight - 17th March - 25 images

Postby centaurus18 on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 6:45 pm

Friday 17th March turned out to be, as I suspected, my final opportunity seeing the Royal Navy 'Gravy' Lynx fleet flying.
I took the gamble and instead of Pyle Lane, went to a location in Speckington, and boy did it pay off.

Cab 314 went out for a surprise (to us) local sortie around 0900hrs...

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The Wildcats were active shortly after...

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The photoship for the flight arrived from RNAS Culdrose - a Mk.2 Merlin.

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314 returned from its sortie, and once landed was promptly refuelled ready for the 1st formation flight.

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At 0955hrs, the 4 cabs lifted simultaneously and began their journey out for departure.

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All of us at the fence were hoping they would make their way out to Runway 27, using the taxiway in front of us... :worship:

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Lifted and away.

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Waiting for the 1st wave to return, and in-between the gassing, an Army Wildcat was caught coming back from a sortie.

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The 4-ship returned at 1215hrs... and landed back on for a refuel and crew change.

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A gamble in a change in location opened up the possibility to get a potential 4-ship approach, turning and depart.
Thankfully the formation followed the same route out to Runway 27 as they did in the morning.

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Goodbye old friend!
Mark
'We’re in the stickiest situation, since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.'
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Re: Lynx decommissioning flight - 17th March - 25 images

Postby rob68 on Sun 26 Mar 2017, 9:37 pm

Very nice
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