Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Lloyd H on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 3:44 pm

So I've neglected posting on forums for the past few months, although I've still enjoyed browsing some of the excellent imagery that is posted.

Thought I should try to get back into the habit of posting some 'highlights' anyway, but they are particularly rotary orientated so I hope they don't bore you all! I've thrown in a couple of non-military shots so I hope I'm not chastised but it didn't seem worth creating another thread for a few shots!

Apologies for the jumps between 1200 & 1500px!

1. Wiltshire Air Ambulance Bell 429 during a photoshoot from Roundway hill for a magazine feature.
ImageWiltshire Air Ambulance Bell 429 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

2. Managed to squeeze in two low level visits last year. I must say the enjoyment of going up there nowadays has slightly worn off.
Image27 Squadron Chinook Mk4 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

3.
Image'Marham 42' MacRobert’s Reply by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

4. Another AW139 SAR operator visit for Vertical, it's a great looking helicopter but it becomes hard to think of new angles after a while!
ImageSalvamento Maritimo Team by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

5.
ImageSalvamento Maritimo Winch Operator by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

6.
ImageSalvamento Maritimo AW139 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

7.
ImageSalvamento Maritimo Rescue Swimmer by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

8. Back to the 56th RQS, I was trying to spool up a big video on them but I think it might have to wait until they've moved to Aviano. I did manage to join them on a live fire sortie with JTACS on STANTA.
Image56th RQS HH-60G Pave Hawk by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

9.
Image56th RQS Special Mission Aviator by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

10.
Image56th RQS SMA & HH-60G Pave Hawk by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

11. The Grob Tutor, the only aircraft to have made me feel pretty queasy. Well apart from a C-130. We were fairly limited with a safe separation distance which made things tricky.
Image727 NAS Grob Tutors by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

12.
Image727 NAS Grob Tutors by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

13. I joined the RCAF and RAF for a joint sortie to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, an absolutely brilliant sortie to be a part of.
ImageRCAF 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron CH-147F by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

14.
ImageRCAF 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron CH-147F by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

15.
ImageRCAF 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron CH-147F by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

16.
ImageRCAF 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron CH-147F by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

17.
ImageRAF & RCAF Crews by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

18. Two visits to the Finnish Border Guard, one in September of last year and the other in February. Incredibly fascinating organisation given that they sit between the military and police and the missions that they perform, a real multi-role operation.
ImageFinnish Border Guard Rescue Swimmer by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

19.
ImageFinnish Border Guard Rescue Swimmer & H215 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

20. Whilst there in September I had the opportunity to fly on a sortie which involved the rather secretive 5th Special Intervention Unit of the FBG.
ImageFinnish Border Guard 5th Special Intervention Unit Operator by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

21.
ImageFinnish Border Guard 5th Special Intervention Unit by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

22.
ImageFinnish Border Guard 5th Special Intervention Unit by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

23.
ImageFinnish Border Guard AB412 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

24.
ImageFinnish Border Guard AB412 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

25.
ImageFinnish Border Guard AB412 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

26.
ImageFinnish Border Guard H215 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

27.
ImageWinter Winching by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

28.
ImageOn The Wire by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

29.
ImageAW119 Koala by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

30.
ImageFinnish Border Guard AB412 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

31.
ImageDeep In Thought by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

32. Then finally I've been lucky enough to fly through the heli lanes on two occasions this year for jobs, one photographing an A109 and another joining two of the co-pilots from this years RAF Chinook display team.
Image27 Sqn Chinook Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

33.
ImageNight Ops by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

34.
ImageCastle Air A109S by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

35.
ImageCastle Air A109S by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

36.
ImageCastle Air A109S by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

37. And finally one of first shoots from last year..
ImageHeliCentre Aviation Guimbal Cabri G2 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

38.
ImageHeliCentre Aviation Guimbal Cabri G2 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Airwolfhound on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 4:41 pm

Stunners, each and every one :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby BigClick67 on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 6:26 pm

Brilliant!! All of them :clap: Thanks for sharing them :tongue:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Tuckat on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 7:21 pm

Very impressive, and very well executed. Many thanks for sharing,
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby wv383 on Thu 08 Mar 2018, 11:41 pm

Wow! No more to say really. Just WOW!
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Chucky on Fri 09 Mar 2018, 8:49 am

Good job Lloyd :clap: #23 is my favourite
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby jalfrezi on Fri 09 Mar 2018, 9:55 am

Lovely stuff Lloyd :clap:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Lloyd H on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 3:29 pm

Thanks for the very kind words guys!
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby tankbuster on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 5:21 pm

Doesn't get any better than that set, don't know why the rest of us bother
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Agg on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 6:37 pm

Very nice, my personal favorite is number 35 :clap:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Tommy on Sat 10 Mar 2018, 7:35 pm

Can only echo ibid, Lloyd.

I've seen a lot of this on your social media from time to time, but it's really nice to see it all contained in one thread.

Outstanding stuff, pal. :king:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Tue 13 Mar 2018, 6:03 pm

Excellent work! :clap:
Cheers Phil

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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby _H_ on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 12:23 pm

Just stunning, I love each and every one of them!

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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Ian G on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 12:58 pm

Lost for words! Hard to pick a favourite but I love the green night-time cockpit shot
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby FTS on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 3:09 pm

Really enjoyed looking through these :up:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Lloyd H on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12:27 pm

Thanks for taking the time to comment guys, really appreciate the kind words!
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby thebobster on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 11:08 am

Absolutely fantastic!
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby urkles on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 9:50 pm

Absolute belters, awesome stuff. Enjoyed looking through them
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby stevebrodie on Thu 05 Apr 2018, 1:41 pm

Oh my lordy, awesome images, heli shots are great, but the 'human interaction' ones seal the deal for me (jealous doesnt even come close) :clap:
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Re: Some Recent Work (Helicopter Heavy!)

Postby Lloyd H on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 2:56 pm

Thanks guys!

stevebrodie wrote:Oh my lordy, awesome images, heli shots are great, but the 'human interaction' ones seal the deal for me (jealous doesnt even come close) :clap:


I must admit I love taking the portraits, they often seem to be the more dramatic images as well!
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