Tommy in the Loop - Oct17

Tommy in the Loop - Oct17

Postby Tommy on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7:16 pm

Managed to get away back to mid-Wales recently, and spend a day in the Loop on 12/10

I've been having an awful run of bad luck in this hobby recently, so it was nice to see it had come to an end. In these times, a very decent day's hunting. Such a shame that the light which was forecast to be decent just became worse and worse as time wore on.

Main objective is to catch as many Tornados low level as I can before they retire. Grey an unmarked they may be, but they just look so right hoofing it around the valleys. I'll miss them when they're gone.

The Loop is also a great place to visit this time of year. I prefer October - March time; the weather/light is risky, but when the stars align, the colours of the background, lack of people on school holidays, and low light really can make the Loop the place to be!

Anyway, on with it:

ImageTornado Warning by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Awesome to see a Merlin LL. Never managed one before, and great to see a HC3A - been years I've seen one with the modified nose.
ImageJack Of All Trades by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageNinja Robes by Tom Jones, on Flickr

That's a "Penn State" flag in the front of the cockpit.
ImageDevil Horns by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Any idea to whom this Hawk belongs to now? Used to be a 208Sqn bird, but now they've disbanded and the T1s have left RAF Valley...?
ImagePhantom by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageOld Guard by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageFlawless IV by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImagePowerbird by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageMarham Wings by Tom Jones, on Flickr

Over-ambitious crops on this one and the next, I think :hide:
ImageTonk-on by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageEagle's Nest by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageSharknado by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageJungle Drums by Tom Jones, on Flickr

ImageHappy Valley by Tom Jones, on Flickr

That's it. The best of a bad bunch in awful light, but insofar as action goes, my best trip to the Loop for some years.

As per, C&C greatly appreciated. :up:

That's it for now. Thanks for looking, all. :smile:

All the best,

Tom
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Re: Tommy in the Loop - Oct17

Postby Craig on Sat 14 Oct 2017, 8:52 pm

Great set and good to see some variety in traffic. Rotary stuff isn't exactly common in the Loop.
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Re: Tommy in the Loop - Oct17

Postby HawkT1 on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 1:28 pm

nice set

i believe xx187 is now on RN strength
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Re: Tommy in the Loop - Oct17

Postby tankbuster on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 1:38 pm

terrific set and even better when you consider how well you have managed with the limiting light.
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Re: Tommy in the Loop - Oct17

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 4:39 pm

Awesome set. Hard to pick a favourite!
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