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by Ben Montgomery
Sun 15 May 2016, 9:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 7261

Re: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Thank you all, quite taken aback by the response to these! Too many comments to reply to all, but to respond to a few questions: Wow, amazing shots. Going to sell any ? Hadn't really thought of selling any, but mainly because I don't have a commercial brain at all! Always happy to entertain offers t...
by Ben Montgomery
Sat 07 May 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 7261

Vulcan XH558 Air to Air - October 2015

Back in October last year I had the chance to join the Aviation PhotoCrew for one of the last air to air sorties with XH558. We flew out of Duxford, met the Vulcan after it's final airshow display at Shuttleworth and then dragged in back past Newmarket and Cambridge. Less talking, more pictures for ...
by Ben Montgomery
Wed 03 Jun 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey
Replies: 8
Views: 4309

7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Hi all, I had the incredible privilege back in April to join the 7th SOS at RAF Mildenhall for a sortie in one of their CV-22B Ospreys. 1. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8772/18419683082_d69aa21318_b.jpg Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 07-0033 - 7th Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Force by ...
by Ben Montgomery
Mon 16 Feb 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Sigma 150-600 S, handholding?
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: Sigma 150-600 S, handholding?

The Sigma 120-300 F/2.8 OSM which I use is 2.95kg, and that feels fine to handhold. I suppose you get used to the weight though, because my Canon 400 F/5.6 feels too light now!
by Ben Montgomery
Tue 10 Feb 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pilot careers advice
Replies: 33
Views: 4064

Re: Pilot careers advice

As an alternate to a pilot, have you considered engineering? It sounds like you're doing all the right subjects for an Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Degree, and if you want something challenging, this'd definitely be one path that will give you that.
by Ben Montgomery
Mon 02 Feb 2015, 7:57 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: London Heathrow - 24th January 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: London Heathrow - 24th January 2015

Thanks guys! Alex - yes, I definitely agree they would be better if they were lit further from the front. I was actually surprised by how good the light was in the morning though, especially considering it was quite far round up the tail. Andy - slippery slope perhaps! I enjoyed the day, but I'm not...
by Ben Montgomery
Tue 27 Jan 2015, 10:37 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: London Heathrow - 24th January 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

London Heathrow - 24th January 2015

My first visit to Heathrow, on a bitterly cold Saturday. The weather was supposed to be fantastic and happily the forecast was spot on, so I headed over on the tube to Hatton Cross and spent the day at Myrtle Avenue. Everything I saw was new stuff to me, and as the light was so nice the selection he...
by Ben Montgomery
Tue 04 Nov 2014, 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A teen who needs a job- any advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: A teen who needs a job- any advice?

Apprenticeships are open with us at Marshall at the moment if that takes your fancy:

http://marshalladg.com/careers/advanced ... ticeships/
by Ben Montgomery
Sun 26 Oct 2014, 2:31 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: RAF Mildenhall - show us yours :-)
Replies: 32
Views: 12919

Re: RAF Mildenhall - show us yours :-)

Five from me: 1. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/12311791063_3cdc2d5d45_o.jpg Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow 66-0215 - 67thSOS Retirement - United States Air Force by BenSMontgomery , on Flickr 2. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7988078506_230771b2d1_b.jpg Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 08-0039- ...
by Ben Montgomery
Mon 06 Oct 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Just Jane Nightshoot - East Kirkby - October 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 4358

Just Jane Nightshoot - East Kirkby - October 5th

My first time up at East Kirkby, but it certainly will not be the last! Thanks go to all the staff up there, and to Neil Cave for organising this shoot. 1. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15462881025_87b68ee616_o.jpg Avro Lancaster B.VII NX611/G-ASXX "Just Jane" - East Kirkby by BenSMo...
by Ben Montgomery
Mon 04 Aug 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: RAF Mildenhall 27th July - 3rd August 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

RAF Mildenhall 27th July - 3rd August 2014

Hi all, These are from a few quick trips down to Mildenhall over the last week - evenings in the hope of catching the CV-22s and weekends for the C-5s that have been about over the last week. 1. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14734997236_58ce5bf235_o.jpg Lockheed C-5B Galaxy 87-0033 - 439th Air...
by Ben Montgomery
Sat 07 Sep 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: The Duxford Air Show 2013 7-8th September
Replies: 269
Views: 51781

Re: The Duxford Air Show 2013 7-8th September

All 9 PdF Alphas are parked on the apron at Cambridge between 2 and 16 Hangars - the 8 aircraft for the display and the spare (aircraft 0)
by Ben Montgomery
Wed 04 Sep 2013, 12:00 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: People with Sigma lenses - Firmware updates.
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: People with Sigma lenses - Firmware updates.

Non OS version was the one I meant :smile:

(Given both OS versions are still very new, the Non-OS is really the "old" one! Pedantic, me?)
by Ben Montgomery
Wed 04 Sep 2013, 11:39 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: People with Sigma lenses - Firmware updates.
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: People with Sigma lenses - Firmware updates.

It doesn't work on much. Only the following: Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | A Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | A That's the new 120-300 f/2.8 by the way, not the old one. And even then it's the "new&quo...
by Ben Montgomery
Tue 20 Aug 2013, 9:29 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kecskemét International Airshow 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Kecskemét International Airshow 2013

Hi all, A selection of my photos from what was, by a clear margin, the airshow of the year for me. I've still got one or two more shows (in the UK) to do, but I doubt they'll beat what the Hungarians managed! So many types and air forces I'd never seen, the bluest weekend for a long time and great c...
by Ben Montgomery
Tue 06 Aug 2013, 2:36 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Kecskemét Airshow, Hungary - 2013
Replies: 729
Views: 154848

Re: Kecskemét Airshow, Hungary - 2013

Certainly agree with the comments about the show already - absolutely outstanding. Skyflash - can't comment on the organisation to get into the show (we were at the gates for 7AM each day and in within 30 minutes, but had private transport sorted with the 4Aviation tour). However, I think you are mi...
by Ben Montgomery
Mon 15 Jul 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2013 arrivals
Replies: 161
Views: 28352

Re: Arrivals thread

Just seen this out of the office window doing a flypast here at Marshall (possibly two - but the first might have been a takeoff, I didn't see it).
by Ben Montgomery
Sat 11 May 2013, 4:08 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Exercise Joint Warrior 13-1 (45 Images)
Replies: 7
Views: 4008

Exercise Joint Warrior 13-1 (45 Images)

I spent the first week of Joint Warrior 13-1 up at Lossiemouth, with a daytrip down to Leuchars to catch the French Navy contingent there. Here are a selection from what was a challenging, but ultimately extremely rewarding week. Monday 15th April: After picking up Chris from Elgin, the movements st...
by Ben Montgomery
Fri 10 May 2013, 4:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dambusters Flypast vantage points
Replies: 15
Views: 3641

Re: Dambusters Flypast vantage points

Are No 617 Sqn back from their travels? Or did they leave some crews behind for the event? 617 were supposed to be out in Alaska on an exercise, but never deployed due to sequestration curtailing the exercise (I think!). Certainly when I was at Lossie for Joint Warrior they were flying quite a lot.
by Ben Montgomery
Sat 30 Mar 2013, 10:11 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Speckled Trout departing Mildenhall
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Speckled Trout departing Mildenhall

Brief bit of history in this press release from Edwards AFB:

http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123339641

Ben
by Ben Montgomery
Fri 29 Mar 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Speckled Trout departing Mildenhall
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Speckled Trout departing Mildenhall

Early start to catch Trout 99 departing Mildenhall today. Some lucky early sunshine made for great light, but meant there are no excuses for not getting a more side-on profile! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8600284152_88b4ecf57b_b.jpg Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 63-7980 "Speckled Trout...
by Ben Montgomery
Wed 13 Mar 2013, 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIV
Replies: 305
Views: 33059

Re: Northolt Night Photoshoot XIV

AAC Defender is a great addition!

First nightshoot for me, looking forward to it! :smile:
by Ben Montgomery
Tue 05 Mar 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013
Replies: 150
Views: 35661

Re: Wittmund "F-4 Retirement" - June 2013

DeanW wrote:Wunderbar. It'll be great to see Greek, Turkish and German Phantoms together!


Yep, this'll be good (just hoping the Greek does indeed confirm on the list).

Does anyone know how many people attended the last Spotters Day in 2011? 2,200 sounds like it'll be pretty busy!
by Ben Montgomery
Sun 03 Feb 2013, 9:38 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Martin WB-57F - RAF Mildenhall - February 2nd 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Re: Martin WB-57F - RAF Mildenhall - February 2nd 2013

Thanks for the comments all! I actually prefer the first one myself, interesting that the concensus is in favour of the second :smile:
by Ben Montgomery
Sat 02 Feb 2013, 10:09 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Martin WB-57F - RAF Mildenhall - February 2nd 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2664

Martin WB-57F - RAF Mildenhall - February 2nd 2013

My take on this lovely visitor, and not so lovely light Given the light was poor, I elected to go for the head on rather than side on, in the hope of something different. I like them, but other opinions are always valued! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8437867453_9dfe189cd1_b.jpg Martin WB-57F N...