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by orion2
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan november
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: Japan november

Nice selection Glyn.

It would have been helpful to give the location where these pics were taken. The F-2s for instance...

Thanks

Marc
by orion2
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kish Airshow 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4209

Re: Kish Airshow 2018

Nice selection bringing back good memories of a very special moment.

I like #14 (the Shaeqeh pair), #25 (the head-on Su-22) and # 31 (the banking F-4)

Marc
by orion2
Sun 02 Dec 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: The (Ali)Cat is alive !!
Replies: 22
Views: 4314

The (Ali)Cat is alive !!

Hello all, Held between November 26 and 29 on the island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, the 9th International Iran airshow combined a trade exhibition of the principal Iranian aerospace companies and an airshow open to the public. Although the airshow lasted for only two hours in the afternoon, and th...
by orion2
Tue 06 Mar 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Fighting Fulcrums
Replies: 1
Views: 2547

Fighting Fulcrums

Hello all, Here are some pics of MiG-29s operated by European Air Forces and taken in the 90ties. I'll try to include place and dates...if I remind these https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4742/39950840604_5ae052f4f7_b.jpg 001_0057_1024 Poznan August 1991 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4773/39950840434_...
by orion2
Thu 19 Jan 2017, 3:35 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Eastern discoveries 1993
Replies: 5
Views: 3404

Eastern discoveries 1993

Hello, 1993 saw the withdrawal of all the MiG-27 regiments formerly stationed in eastern Germany. In March 1993, I spent three days attending the departures of the Floggers from the 559 APIB (Finsterwalde), the 296 APIB (Grossenhain) and the 19 GvAPIB (Mirow-Lärz). The large group of photographers/s...
by orion2
Tue 08 Nov 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2016 (last pics added)
Replies: 10
Views: 4756

Re: Japan 2016 (pics added)

Hello, Here are the last pics from this nice trip. Hyakuri: http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/Hya_rf4_001.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/Hya_f15_006.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/Hya_f4_002.jp...
by orion2
Tue 01 Nov 2016, 11:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2016 (last pics added)
Replies: 10
Views: 4756

Re: Japan 2016

Thanks for your comments.Some more pics : Komaki http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/komaki_kc767_003.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/komaki_v22_002.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/komaki_vh3d_005....
by orion2
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2016 (last pics added)
Replies: 10
Views: 4756

Japan 2016 (last pics added)

Hello all, Earlier this year I went to Japan to explore "unchartered (to me !) territories" . As usual, a lot of interesting sights. Chitose : a very nice place that offer lots of good opportunities http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/Japan_2016/chi_t4_001.jpg http://i109...
by orion2
Mon 30 Nov 2015, 10:05 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Iranian wrecks and relics - one pic added
Replies: 17
Views: 5863

Re: Iranian wrecks and relics

One more pic (sorry for the quality, taken with my mobile) from the Holy Defence Museum at Hamedan; most planes seems to be mock-ups but the unfortunate Flogger seems to be a real one.. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/iran%202015/20151027_081554.jpg Thanks for looking, Marc
by orion2
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 10:07 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Iranian wrecks and relics - one pic added
Replies: 17
Views: 5863

Re: Iranian wrecks and relics

In Iran, guard posts are everywhere.. But not far from the exhibition are some "interesting places"...like where they overhaul F-14 Tomcats for instance ! Don't usually look in this section , but really enjoyed something different. Are the guard post's just disused? or is there a military ...
by orion2
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 10:03 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Iranian wrecks and relics - one pic added
Replies: 17
Views: 5863

Re: Iranian wrecks and relics

Hello XL446, No problem taking pictures with my full gear. The people at the location were very friendly and, like almost everywhere in Iran, were quite honoured to welcome a foreign guest.I was the only visitor at the time and could walk freely anywhere. Hi Orion2, thanks for the photos! I might 'h...
by orion2
Fri 27 Nov 2015, 9:56 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Iranian wrecks and relics - one pic added
Replies: 17
Views: 5863

Re: Iranian wrecks and relics

Hello Twinpin, No unfortunately I didn't see any Pioneer hulk while there. Marc Hi Orion Love the post! As it happens I'm trying to find any info on a 'lost' Iranian aircraft, I know it is pretty unlikely but I'd be interested to hear if you saw any trace of a Prestwick Pioneer hulk. The Iranian cus...
by orion2
Tue 17 Nov 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Iranian wrecks and relics - one pic added
Replies: 17
Views: 5863

Iranian wrecks and relics - one pic added

Hello, In october I went to Iran and could manage to take a look at some preserved planes there. Nothing earth-shatering but interesting nonetheless. At the Military Museum in the Sa'dabad complex are four planes in the open : F-84G Thunderjet http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/ir...
by orion2
Mon 27 Jul 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Colombia July 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Colombia July 2015

Hello, In July I had the pleasure to join the 4Aviation Tour to Colombia. During this tour, a lot of different and iconic aircraft (both civil and military) were seen and photographed. The bases visits were very well organized and proved to be both interesting and informative. Here are some examples...
by orion2
Mon 22 Jun 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Eastern discoveries : 1992
Replies: 2
Views: 2504

Eastern discoveries : 1992

1992 saw more opportunities to come closer to Russian hardware. The ZGV had contracted a German firm to organize several events at airbases. Other local events were also set up, mainly family days also open to the local communities. Grossenhain was one of four « airshows » organized that year. Here ...
by orion2
Sun 10 May 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Eastern discoveries
Replies: 11
Views: 5232

Eastern discoveries

http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/scan/finow%201991/Scan0055.jpg November 1989 the Berlin Wall goes down. October 1990 East and West-Germany are reunified. Both these events mark the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. For us aviation enthusiasts it also meant a progr...
by orion2
Fri 10 Apr 2015, 3:00 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Omura
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Japan 2014 : Omura

Hello all, If you like helicopters, then Omura, close to Nagasaki, is a very nice place to visit. With the public road running alongside and very close to the runway, you have an incredible sight of the base activities. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/japon%202014/Omura/IMG_493...
by orion2
Sun 29 Mar 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni

Last time we were also moved away from the crash gate on the west side. On previous visits the locals used to congregate right by it, now they kept back away long the access road. No idea if that was a legacy because of the protests which occurred when the Ospreys were delivered there, or if that i...
by orion2
Sat 28 Mar 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni

ns_sherlock wrote:Does the rules sign there still include 'no photography'?


I didn't notice anything, and nobody there told us not to photograph...

Beside...why would photography be allowed on the western side, and not on the eastern side ??

Marc
by orion2
Sat 28 Mar 2015, 2:26 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Kanoya
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Japan 2014 : Kanoya

soundbarrier wrote:Very nice series, lots of different types and angles :cool:

No flying activities with the Orions??

Rgds, Carl.


Just one movement the day we were there.

Marc
by orion2
Sat 28 Mar 2015, 2:25 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni

soundbarrier wrote:I believe that one is intended for local fishers. During my last visit in 2012 it was locked ... :mad:

So it was open during your visit?


Yes it was open both days we were there...no sign of local fishers

Marc
by orion2
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 11:04 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Kanoya
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Japan 2014 : Kanoya

Hello all, Home of the helicopter training for the JMSDF, Kanoya offers a lot of opportunities for viewing and photographing planes. The most interesting spot gives an unobstructed view of the apron, with helos hovering very closely ! Lots of different types makes this base a "must". http:...
by orion2
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni

RichPittman wrote:Great to see , thanks for posting...
Any more information on spotting location would be welcome.

Is there 2 runways?

Cheers Rich


Hello Rich,

No just one North/South runway but there is a specially-made tunnel enabling people to access both sides of the runway.

Cheers,

Marc
by orion2
Fri 20 Mar 2015, 2:20 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Iwakuni
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Japan 2014 : Iwakuni

Hello all, Iwakuni is a most interesting base, with several JMSDF types and a USN/USMC presence.Spotting facilities are present (one could say"gorgeous" !) but only on the northern edge of the base.So the best results will come with a South wind. Take-offs as seen from the north : http://i...
by orion2
Mon 16 Mar 2015, 10:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Japan 2014 : Tokushima and Miho
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Japan 2014 : Tokushima and Miho

Hello all, Some pix from Tokushima and Miho. Tokushima is a good place for photography as you have good views to the two taxyways and the runway all day long. http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/japon%202014/miho/IMG_3534.jpg http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g385/orion11_2011/ja...