More Golden Oldies Take 2

More Golden Oldies Take 2

Postby dreamworker on Wed 11 Jul 2018, 1:04 pm

Axell Ostermann in 'The Vikings " F104G decided to do a touch and go onto the short runway at Leicester Airport during the Leicester Aero Clubs 1986 Air Day.

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10686 by John Chase, on Flickr

They then flew their usual thrilling routine including this tight turn taking him right over the crowd. Notice the wingtip vortices showing how tight the turn was.

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10683 by John Chase, on Flickr

The pair run in at Mildenhall in 1985
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AVIATION JULY 2018_10679 by John Chase, on Flickr

Surely one of THE most memorable sights at any airshow in the last 40 years.....my heart was pounding and the sound of shutters clicking said it all....thrilling. Up to then , the TU95 had been a grainy photo in my Observer Book of Aircraft.

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10678 by John Chase, on Flickr

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10675 by John Chase, on Flickr
Imagef16 by John Chase, on Flickr
Imagepolarizer33 by John Chase, on Flickr
Imagespitfire4 by John Chase, on Flickr

Wow !, just wow !

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10674 by John Chase, on Flickr

Up close and personal at Biggin Hill with a pair of Tornados


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AVIATION JULY 2018_10671 by John Chase, on Flickr

Another show stopper, and I can still remember the ground shaking as she took off. Mildenhall 1986
ImageAVIATION JULY 2018_10670 by John Chase, on Flickr

I tried to catch the end of the Boeing 707, which invariably meant long waits for really exotic examples, such as this Uganda Airways 707 landing at gatwick in 1985.

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10688 by John Chase, on Flickr

Buccaneer waits patiently as a Virgin 747 makes a landing approach at Biggin Hill in 1988.

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10694 by John Chase, on Flickr

The holy grail of display teams for me, having missed them at Farnborough 72 , were the G91s of Frecce Tricolori. Luckily they made an appearance at Greenham Common in 1981.

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AVIATION JULY 2018_10681 by John Chase, on Flickr
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Re: More Golden Oldies Take 2

Postby Sundowner on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 6:12 am

Outstanding collection, thanks for sharing. :clap:
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Re: More Golden Oldies Take 2

Postby Mike Dodd on Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:57 am

Thanks for posting some memorable images - superb!
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Re: More Golden Oldies Take 2

Postby Spiny Norman on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 8:42 am

These are great - that first one especially, considering how fast they landed.
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