Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Postby cg_341 on Thu 15 Feb 2018, 1:56 pm

Managed a quick dash up to Barton earlier today, and was rewarded with two RAF Chinooks, a Navy Wildcat, and an AAC Dauphin just transiting the zone. Sadly had to leave prior to the two Apaches arriving.

Not bad for a quiet little GA airfield I guess :grin:

'Ultimate1' arriving with 'Titan27' transiting to the north:

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'Ultimate1' departing:

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'Ultimate2' departing. I took more photos of this as there's not long left for the HC.5! Sadly it managed to follow a bit of cloud around:

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'Skua 350' arrived, set down, and then departed in to the circuit before returning for a cup of tea and a bacon butty:

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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Postby capercaillie on Thu 15 Feb 2018, 2:06 pm

Very nice, have all British military helicopters got your name written on them these days? :grin:

When are they planning to dispense with the fat Chinooks? They can't have seen too much service as they had loads of issues when we first had them?
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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Postby wv383 on Thu 15 Feb 2018, 4:24 pm

The so called 'fat Chinooks' are now in full squadron service and have been for several years. They are not operating with whatever problematic equipment they were originally going to have and, apart from the fat tanks and different nose (I know someone will pick me up on detail!), they are pretty much standard.
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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Postby PeteM on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 8:02 am

Very nice set.
What's happening to the Chinook Mk5s, are they being retired already?
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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Postby Tommy on Fri 16 Feb 2018, 11:00 am

Very nice. Like the first shot of the HC5. I quite like the fat tanks on them.

Shame they're so shy. I think I've only ever seen one, and certainly photographed none. :sad:
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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 12:01 pm

Decent haul for the day. I like the first shot of the HC.5.
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