Some George H W Bush pics

Some George H W Bush pics

Postby tankbuster on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:13 pm

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Re: S pics

Postby RAF4EVER on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:27 pm

Do you mean USS George H W Bush,or the former president?
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:33 pm

Great pics. More on that boat than the RAF could probably muster these days.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby RAF4EVER on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:40 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Great pics. More on that boat than the RAF could probably muster these days.

Since when has RAF used carriers,last time I am aware of is 1942/3 Malta reinforcement with Spitfires.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:44 pm

I don't recall saying they did use carriers.

Has everyone on this forum lost their marbles? :surrender:
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby TKK 140 on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:51 pm

Great pictures Tankbuster, :clap: thanks for posting them.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 8:05 pm

Good stuff. I understood there was an exclusion zone - how high were you? I may be going myself in a day or two, so its of some interest.

Cheers

John
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby tankbuster on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 8:31 pm

FarnboroJohn wrote:Good stuff. I understood there was an exclusion zone - how high were you? I may be going myself in a day or two, so its of some interest.

Cheers

John


It's a box 2500ft high and 1 NM from the carrier.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby Airwolfhound on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:33 pm

Very cool to see, thanks for sharing :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby Reddog111 on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:37 pm

Great shots,

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby XP282 on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 10:25 pm

Awesome photos! But a quick question... Isn't there a no fly zone placed around her? There normally is. That comment isn't a criticism.... it's a gentine question?

Edit - think I've answered my own question. The notam is from surface to 2500'.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby Arno 01 on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 10:27 pm

very nice, I will be hopefully doing the same Sunday, what size lens did you use?
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby starbuck on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 10:31 pm

RAF4EVER wrote:Since when has RAF used carriers,last time I am aware of is 1942/3 Malta reinforcement with Spitfires.


RAF harriers were regularly deployed on the Invincibles, so not that long ago.

Fantastic pictures, glad you got decent enough weather.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 11:35 pm

tankbuster wrote:
FarnboroJohn wrote:Good stuff. I understood there was an exclusion zone - how high were you? I may be going myself in a day or two, so its of some interest.

Cheers

John


It's a box 2500ft high and 1 NM from the carrier.


Thank you, much appreciated.

John
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby tuska2 on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 6:03 am

Great Pics, the airborne perspective really captures it best, I really must get my chopper out...
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby Flankerman on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 8:31 am

Great photos - thanks for sharing.

Those shots illlustrate well that the carrier now only operates three types - the Sea Hawk, the Hawkeye and the Hornet (albeit in 3 different versions).

Photo 3 also shows well the difference in size between a 'Legacy' Hornet and a 'Super Hornet' - the first two on the starboard bow are 'legacy' - the next two are bigger 'super hornets' (I can't be *rsed to look up the exact designations - but you get my drift).....

Very interesting.......

Ken
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 9:24 am

It operates C-2 Greyhounds too, which I presume are still parked at Mildenhall.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby tankbuster on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 9:55 am

Arno 01 wrote:very nice, I will be hopefully doing the same Sunday, what size lens did you use?


I was using a 14-140 on a micro 4/3s camera so two times crop factor. At the long end on this relatively short zoom, I lost quite a few. Experience has taught me that for air to ground shots never go too long because the plane is moving and the ground are both moving so it can be difficult to get sharp shots.
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby dconnery1966 on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 10:53 am

Some cracking aerial shots tankbuster well done mate :clap:

Dougie :biggrin:
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby habu21 on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 12:27 pm

Great shots and what a stunning sight that is, jaw dropping infact....... :shock:
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby Arno 01 on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 8:01 am

tankbuster wrote:
Arno 01 wrote:very nice, I will be hopefully doing the same Sunday, what size lens did you use?


I was using a 14-140 on a micro 4/3s camera so two times crop factor. At the long end on this relatively short zoom, I lost quite a few. Experience has taught me that for air to ground shots never go too long because the plane is moving and the ground are both moving so it can be difficult to get sharp shots.


Many thanks, we did try yesterday, but the weather stopped us, we will have another go this evening !
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby austinp on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 8:06 am

Fantastic stuff, thank you for sharing.

Distance from Sheffield, and not being able to get a day off work, means I can't get down. Next time though...
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Re: Some George H W Bush pics

Postby pphillips on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 3:25 pm

Fantastic shots.

Paul
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