RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Andyph on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 8:59 am

Happy days:

The RAAF saying hello on the way to Wanaka a while back :)

I have been doing this low level gig since the late the 80s so remember LN and UH F-111's through the Mach Loop, Thirlmere and Alwinton (Otterburn) but they were very rarely less than 500ft agl

Sadly they don't make them like this no more:(

ImageIMG_9701-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9702-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9707-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
Image111 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9739-03 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9736-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9726-02 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9720-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9716-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9721-01 by ANDY HEAP, on Flickr
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Downes0106 on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 10:27 am

Now they are awesome shots.
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Pat Murphy on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 12:52 pm

One of my favourite aircraft flying Low level over my favourite country visited. Just wow. Pictures of the Week/Month/Year right there for me. :clap: :clap:

More please, lots more if you have them :grin:
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby McG on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 2:00 pm

Good stuff, but shot 4 particularly stands out for me with the lake and mountains behind.
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Lloyd H on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 2:53 pm

Those are some pretty special shots! Has to be the fully swept shots that take it for me though!
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Ewart on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 7:01 pm

The only way these could have been better would have been with a dump and burn whilst passing through.

Thanks for sharing these!
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Andyph on Sun 08 Apr 2018, 8:13 pm

Thanks Gents,

Wish I had better/ more modern gear at the time - still thoroughly enjoyed!
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby capercaillie on Mon 09 Apr 2018, 11:04 am

Ewart wrote:The only way these could have been better would have been with a dump and burn whilst passing through.

Thanks for sharing these!


Wrong, it could have been in camo! :drool:

Fabulous looking aircraft, greatly missed, the noise they used to make when low level round here was fantastic. Great to see, thanks. :worship: :up:
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby tuska2 on Mon 09 Apr 2018, 6:59 pm

Huge Wow! B****y Fantastic! As Caper said, just the sound of them was Charisma, as for the Oz versions, the Camo years made them a real catch but even in grey, great, with those shots, again B****y incredible! Thanks!
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby toom317 on Mon 09 Apr 2018, 10:14 pm

Great set, brings back memories of the Americans at Spade and Otterburn.
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Webby74 on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 8:40 pm

Fantastic set of a great looking aircraft. Would have loved to see them in the Mach loop
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby King Cobra on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 10:27 pm

Quality.
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby theskunk on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 10:32 am

Amazing set of photos, do love the Pig low level :clap:
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Airwolfhound on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 11:34 am

Saw these on your Flickr account a few days ago and faved a lot of them lol, fab plane, fab location, fab shots :clap: :clap:
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby BigClick67 on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11:42 am

Aussie pigs down in the weeds - what more can we ask for? Just brilliant! :love:
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby Andyph on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 5:10 am

Cheers Gents
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby foxfour on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 1:02 am

Awesome post.
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Re: RAAF F-111 low in Southern Alps of NZ

Postby verreli on Mon 16 Apr 2018, 2:10 pm

One of the best photo posts I've seen. Low level or otherwise. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Was it a setup or just being in the right place with local knowledge?
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