Wittmund...when it's getting DARK

Wittmund...when it's getting DARK

Postby BigClick67 on Wed 26 Dec 2018, 9:02 am

Merry Christmas everyone!
A couple of visits to Wittmund airbase during the recent ‚dark season‘ produced some nice images. The residents were rather busy over the last couple of weeks, preparing for a four-months rotation of Baltic Air Policing at Ämari/Estonia starting in January. Supporting the training are the Skyhawks from the Top Aces detachment which fly several mission a day acting as the ‚bad guys’ in various training scenarios.
All photos taken 'from outside'.
#01 & #02 A-4N C-FGZT/542 Tops Aces - landing roll shortly after sunset with a Typhoon in hot pursuit:
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#02
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#03-05 EF2000 30+12 as part of the QRA lining up for a Tango Scramble:
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#04
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#06 EF2000 30+50 from Laage-based TaktLwG73 climbing out of Wittmund after a couple of touch&gos with another Typhoon in the background on finals to land:
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#07 & #08: EF2000 30+30 landing roll
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#09 DARK-flight performing ‚last-chance checks‘ before take-off for a 2v1 training mission:
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#10 Richthofen flagship 30+90 taxying into the last chance area with taxi lights out in order not to blind the ground crew:
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#11 EF2000 30+89 last chance
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#12 EF2000T 30+14 taking the runway for take-off:
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#13 FATE-flight ready
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#14 EF2000 30+32 leading the QRA, seen here about to vacate the runway with his ‚BRAVO‘ in the background on short finals:
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#15 EF2000 30+12 head-on
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#16 & #17 A-4N C-FGZD/367 landing roll
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#18 Typhoon climb-out after sunset
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#19 BARON-flight lined-up for an early-morning take-off
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#20 EF2000T 30+71 take-off
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#21 EF2000 night landing
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#22 A-4N C-FGZT/542 landing on a gloomy December afternoon
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#23 EF2000 30+32 glowing like a christmas tree ready for take-off
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#24 EF2000 lined-up
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#25 EF2000 30+58 early morning departure into the December murk
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#26 EF2000T 30+14 lining up
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#27 followed by EF2000 31+17 wearing a Laage/73-badge
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#28 A-4N landing roll with flaps out for aerodynamical breaking
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#29 QRA ready
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#30 EF2000 night landing
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#31 Skyhawk sunset landing
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#32 long-time exposure of a Typhoon landing on RWY26 with the approach lights at work
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I hope these are of interest - thanks for looking!
Cheers, Chris :biggrin:
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Re: Wittmund...when it's getting DARK

Postby POD on Wed 26 Dec 2018, 9:16 am

Nice set Chris.. :up:

Kev W
:rock:
Tiger Tiger!
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Re: Wittmund...when it's getting DARK

Postby Mike Dodd on Thu 27 Dec 2018, 12:06 pm

Very atmospheric- loving those A4s !
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Re: Wittmund...when it's getting DARK

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Fri 28 Dec 2018, 2:13 pm

Excellent set. Thanks for sharing.
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