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by Anhedral
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: small in the frame
Replies: 26
Views: 798

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: small in the frame

Three from me from my Flickr collection Regards Paul Nelhams https://www.flickr.com/photos/58611670@N04/ Up on the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand https://live.staticflickr.com/2886/10892696113_478c8f5ca1_b.jpg TopOfTheWorld by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr Sunset shot of Los Angeles Airport Christmas eve 20...
by Anhedral
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Navy CAG E-2 in Shannon
Replies: 5
Views: 1555

Navy CAG E-2 in Shannon

Shannon airport is no longer known for its military movements but was blessed this weekend by the arrival of a US Navy E-2C Hawkeye that arrived from the US via Keflavik and departed the next day for the French Navy airfield at Cuers - Pierrefeu. Rumour has it that its a spares ship (possibly in con...
by Anhedral
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1742
Views: 56104

Re: Aviation- On This Day

18th August 2015 seemed to be a good day for visitors at my local Shannon https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50241917446_db48447f7f_h.jpg 166511/BH KC130J US Marines by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50241276953_936f18601d_h.jpg P4QAZ DHC-8 Qazaq Air by Paul Nelhams , ...
by Anhedral
Sun 14 Apr 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Storm Animal - Beluga Testing in Shannon
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

Storm Animal - Beluga Testing in Shannon

Haven't posted in a while but we had a little excitement in Shannon for a change. The weather conditions were suitably poor (strong and gusty crosswinds) to entice Airbus to send the new Beluga to us for certification testing work. The plan was to test and gather data for crosswind handling during r...
by Anhedral
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Airventure 2018 Oshkosh
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

Re: Airventure 2018 Oshkosh

Have to agree about the warbirds park it is really special. It can get really busy with aircraft movements and they were closing off access to the parking areas this year during the show as the majority of aircraft took part in the displays A couple more images from the week Lots of T-6's present ce...
by Anhedral
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 - more photos added 21 August
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Re: Oshkosh AirVenture 2018

Great pics

I'm glad somebody got at shot of the B-1 departure show, it looked (to coin and American phrase) Awesome! Full reheat set against the oncoming thunderstorms. I was too busy legging it back to the campsite before I got truly soaked and nearly missed altogether!
by Anhedral
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Airventure 2018 Oshkosh
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

Re: Airventure 2018 Oshkosh

Many thanks for all the kind comments. This was my second visit to Oshkosh and I would recommend it to anyone but plan ahead as it is getting very popular! I camped onsite again this year and even the huge campsite was almost full by Sunday morning before the show. If you haven't been before plan to...
by Anhedral
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Airventure 2018 Oshkosh
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

Airventure 2018 Oshkosh

A selection of pics from this years aviation extravaganza at Oshkosh More at https://www.flickr.com/photos/58611670@N04/albums/72157699818713535/with/43112969115/ as I get around to processing them 1. Smart Grumman Avenger https://farm1.staticflickr.com/849/29969373728_e3d9c659af_b.jpg NL683G Grumma...
by Anhedral
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Fairford 2018 best pics (2 per customer)
Replies: 35
Views: 11451

Re: Fairford best pics (2 per customer)

A couple of quick edits from me taken during the Friday show https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1762/29519869558_fb2bba4e43_b.jpg 3-IT Mirage 2000D Couteau Delta by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/842/42486443325_0f3245299f_b.jpg 58 Sukhoi Su27 Ukraine Air Force by Paul Nelhams ,...
by Anhedral
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lockheed's Workhorse - C-130s, post yours!
Replies: 219
Views: 84889

Re: Lockheed's Workhorse - C-130s, post yours!

Three from me Enjoy Lockheed-Martin's latest civvy version the LM-100J at the 2017 Paris Airshow https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4189/34755739434_0b67b8bb7f_b.jpg N5103D LM-100J Lockheed-Martin by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr UAE Air Force at Gatwick back in the 1980's https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852...
by Anhedral
Fri 23 Feb 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Singapore Air Force in Shannon
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Singapore Air Force in Shannon

Got wind of a tanker A330 visiting Shannon early today for a few hours of ground and flight testing. Didn't expect one in full Republic of Singapore Air Force colours so my lunch break today was spent at the fence. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4721/39548177055_fbf3f0e2cc_b.jpg EC-333 A330MRTT Sing...
by Anhedral
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Search and Rescue - Photo Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 55235

Re: Search and Rescue - Photo Thread

Three from me EI-SAR Sikorsky S-61N Irish Coast Guard. Retired in December 2014 https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5333/8871514048_e917d27e83_b.jpg EISAR S-61 Irish Coast Guard by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr EI-ICU Sikorsky S-92A Irish Coast Guard at Shannon https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/16164422382_...
by Anhedral
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Night Owls, aircraft at night.
Replies: 43
Views: 17616

Re: Night Owls, aircraft at night.

Caught this beauty recently on an evening mission departure from my local Shannon

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by Anhedral
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Shannon Civil Traffic 2017 Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

Re: Shannon Civil Traffic 2017 Review

Many thanks for the kind words all Fab selection of aircraft. Are you at the fence everyday, or work there ? Trying to capture such a variety for us is challenging. Yes I work at the airport but I don't have any special sources of info other than the local grapvine and publically available info I al...
by Anhedral
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Shannon Civil Traffic 2017 Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3115

Shannon Civil Traffic 2017 Review

Now that 2017 is nearly done I thought I'd put together a summary of this years more interesting civil movements at my local airport that graced my camera. Shannon can be very quiet but gets a good variety of visitors over the year. Hope these give a flavor More on my Flikr site https://www.flickr.c...
by Anhedral
Sat 23 Sep 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Prototype, Test, & Experimental Aircraft Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 20046

Re: Prototype, Test, & Experimental Aircraft Thread

A couple from my Flikr Site of interest Flikr https://www.flickr.com/photos/58611670@N04 Boeing X-32B The other contender for the JSF contest that brought us the F-35 Lightning. The X-32B has full conventional and VTOL take off performance but was ultimately unsuccessful. Pictured preserved at NAS P...
by Anhedral
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Arctic Herc in Shannon
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Arctic Herc in Shannon

Was there another one that came through Monday. 83-0493? Yes 83-0493 arrived Monday evening and departed Tue morning. I am informed that this one was at RIAT in 2004 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4357/36496718683_5f23327794_b.jpg 830493 LC-130H NY Air Guard by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr
by Anhedral
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Arctic Herc in Shannon
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Arctic Herc in Shannon

This week saw the transit of an polar LC-130H Hercules from the NY Air Guard. Not too common in Europe and only the 2nd in 10 years that I have seen in Shannon. This one apparently went to Landsberg in Germany and is now transitting back to the USA. Flikr Page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/58611670...
by Anhedral
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Samaritans Purse DC-8
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Samaritans Purse DC-8

Hi All Shannon had another classic airliner visitor this morning when the evangelical relief agency Samaritans Purse sent their 48year old DC-8 through on a tech stop enroute from Jordan to the USA. Fewer than a dozen of these airliners are believed to be still operational (mostly in Africa) and thi...
by Anhedral
Sat 11 Mar 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Bentwaters Show 1988
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Bentwaters Show 1988

I recently scanned a set of (badly underexposed) slides taken at the 1988 RAF Bentwaters Air Friendship Day and had a go at reworking them. I think the weather on the day was poor with low cloud and poor light plus KR64 in the camera didn't help. The show was a one day affair with a fairly typical a...
by Anhedral
Tue 07 Mar 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sneaky USN Orion
Replies: 0
Views: 2750

Sneaky USN Orion

Last weekend we had a rare visit from a US Navy Orion here in Shannon. After some discussion about this aircraft (which arrived with a VP-1 callsign), it would seem that it is not what it appears on the surface. Comparison with other photos taken of this aircraft (Bu162772) show the sensor and aeria...
by Anhedral
Mon 27 Feb 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Saudi 747SP
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Saudi 747SP

Always a treat now-a days to get a 747 in Shannon, but Sunday afternoon saw the 35 year old Saudi Royal Flight 747SP make a fuel stop enroute from Paris to the USA. Haven't caught this on camera since the late 1980's at Heathrow. Even managed some sunshine this time! Enjoy Paul Nelhams Flikr: https:...
by Anhedral
Tue 07 Feb 2017, 7:16 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: NOAA Orion at Shannon
Replies: 15
Views: 4276

Re: NOAA Orion at Shannon

Many thanks for all the kind responses, glad you like the pics. The aircraft arrived on the 20th January for a rumoured 3 to 4 weeks and is still present as of today (7th Feb) although may not be around for much longer. It has been flying about every 2-3 days a week at unpredictable times of day and...
by Anhedral
Sat 04 Feb 2017, 9:01 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: NOAA Orion at Shannon
Replies: 15
Views: 4276

NOAA Orion at Shannon

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) deployed one of their P-3's to Shannon in early January for a few weeks investigating Atlantic storms. N42RF is a WP-3D Orion that recently returned to service after 19 months of maintenance and upgrades including a new colour scheme. Althou...
by Anhedral
Sat 10 Sep 2016, 10:10 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Germany
Replies: 26
Views: 9646

Re: Germany

A couple of shots from 1980's Mildenhall shows https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8105/8543809391_ca69e016d5_c.jpg 26+66 by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8376/8543809747_9ee2a5d327_c.jpg 61+16 by Paul Nelhams , on Flickr https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8390/8553036094_bbd63d7cc5_c....