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by Jakesplanes
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Nikon Z5 Z6
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Nikon Z5 Z6

That's why I'm looking at Nikon as I can get an adaptor for all my lenses that I have now. I'm looking at making the same move, from the same camera. I'd like to stick with what I know, i.e. Nikon, but the Z series isn't really aimed at action/sports. Helluva portrait or street camera though. I've ...
by Jakesplanes
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

Finally, to wrap up this airshow weekend, I went along to the airfield on the Monday morning to catch the departing aircraft. Unfortunately, 9am was a little too late and I missed the fast jets which left surprisingly early. However there was still a lot of movements throughout the day. Attendance w...
by Jakesplanes
Sun 30 Aug 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

So, on to Saturday and the first of the two public air show days. No press nonsense to distract, and although restricted a little bit in where we could view from, we were still able to have the camera skyward for the whole day, and also got the chance to walk the flightline for some closer to the ac...
by Jakesplanes
Sat 29 Aug 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

Great to see shots from an international air show. Interested to know what Covid19 mitigation’s are in place — one way systems, face masks? Any social distancing being enforced ? Basically none, I wore a mask and the few international exhibition staff did too, but practically none of the public did...
by Jakesplanes
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

Continuing on from yesterdays post, Friday was more arrivals and the press day. I arrived in the morning to find the Finnish Hornets being maintained and maneuvered into position. They are still a great looking aircraft. https://i.postimg.cc/k5vVXfsR/DSC-2609.jpg I always enjoy shots that include so...
by Jakesplanes
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

Fridays shots on the way.
by Jakesplanes
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

Finland seems to have resisted the worst of the epidemic, and despite a postponement from earlier in the summer, were still able to host an airshow this year. Located at the Kauhava airbase in South Ostrobothnia, the airshow is aimed to highlight the role that Kauhava used to play as the Finnish air...
by Jakesplanes
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August

new additions to kauhava Static: Saab GlobalEye (Saab) Eurofighter Typhoon (Luftwaffe) Saab 2000 (Saab) C-160 Transall (Armée de l’Air Français Air: P-8 Poseidon flyby (probably only saturday) The website now says all HX candidates will be there. Also all support crews will be flying directly into K...
by Jakesplanes
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August

Yea but it’s just local assets, same as every small show in Finland, plus it’s a 10hr round trip for me. I’ll tough it out till Kauhava :)
by Jakesplanes
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August

Also as an aside, this year is the last summer before Finland makes their decision on their HX purchase, a requirement for 63 fighters. Each successive year previously has seen a ramping up of sales pitches from the contenders. So it’s in the big boys interest to make an effort to turn up. Hopefully...
by Jakesplanes
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Kauhava Air Show 29/30 August

Seems by some quirk of chance I live 30 minutes from the only international airshow in Europe this year. Suppose i’d better go and make a report for y’all ;)
by Jakesplanes
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Finnish Air Force gets a minor makeover
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: Finnish Air Force gets a minor makeover

Bit confused by the timing of this article. The non swastika insignia has been officially used for years now. Swastikas came off aircraft after WW2 and units still have them on their flags. So this is old news. However, some Finnish airforce news is: The last Fokker F27 has been put on display insid...
by Jakesplanes
Wed 08 Jul 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: RNAS Yeovilton & Culdrose Air Days
Topic: Yeovilton Live Stream 11/07/20
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Yeovilton Live Stream 11/07/20

I will be pining for Yeovilton this weekend. However the organisers have organised a livestream event the same day from 1100-1700Uk time via their social media channels. It will be interviews, stories and highlights of the best displays from years past. Of course its not the real thing but I think t...
by Jakesplanes
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Lakenheath Heritage jets.
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: Lakenheath Heritage jets.

This makes them sound like tuna :D
by Jakesplanes
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Classic British Jets Collection
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: Classic British Jets Collection

Sorry that was negative wasn’t it.
Please try to figure it out, we’d love to see some pictures. Keep at it and all the best with your efforts.
by Jakesplanes
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Classic British Jets Collection
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: Classic British Jets Collection

If it’s too much to learn what everyone else has managed to learn don’t bother. I hope your teams approach to conserving aircraft isn’t as lazy as your approach to marketing. “I want to restore old jets” “You’ll have to learn how to restore old jets then” “That’s overly complicated. Someone else sho...
by Jakesplanes
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: tc`s 2019 Modelling Madness
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: tc`s 2019 Modelling Madness

Very good! What’s the story behind the composite 899squadron aircraft?
by Jakesplanes
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Indian Air Force Museum, Delhi
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Indian Air Force Museum, Delhi

That’s a lovely set Andy, thank you. I was fortunate enough to spend some time at HAL in Bangalore and visited their fine museum but never made it to Delhi. I was especially happy to see the shot of the B-24 Liberator. The Indian B-24s have a wonderful story. India was unable to buy bombers during t...
by Jakesplanes
Mon 11 Nov 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Finnish HX fighter procurement flight testing
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Finnish HX fighter procurement flight testing

Competitors in the race to replace Finland's fleet of 64 Hornets are invited to conduct flight testing over January/February. The testing is to compare reality with the data and specifications previously given by the competitors. This information will then go into virtual simulations over the next y...
by Jakesplanes
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Local light aircraft experience flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: Local light aircraft experience flights

This is an interesting topic. As usual, I favour the DIY method. Find your nearest flying club or civilian airfield. Go there and ask someone. Guys who fly understand the appeal, and always appreciate petrol money. To keep your flying insurance valid, all new pilots are required to fly a minimum num...
by Jakesplanes
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: The Victory Show, 2019 Edition.
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: The Victory Show, 2019 Edition.

Regarding your settings, whatever you had for the mustang landing and spitfire over the shoulder take off shots, THAT. Perfect. Thanks for sharing.
by Jakesplanes
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Govenment survival pack for everyone.
Replies: 18
Views: 2253

Re: Govenment survival pack for everyone.

We’ve had a bag by the door for years. It’s just a case of preparation, even if it’s just for something as simple as your house burning down. Hope it never comes in useful.
by Jakesplanes
Wed 04 Sep 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Sukhois supreme at MAKS
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: Sukhois supreme at MAKS

These are bloomin' epic, thanks so much for posting. A show i must make it to some day.
by Jakesplanes
Tue 13 Aug 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Central America 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3505

Re: Central America 2019

Thanks for posting these, nice to see air arms from further afield. Very interesting locations and types. I'd be happy to see more. Much appreciated!
by Jakesplanes
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

Re: RIAT 2019

A nice set Kieron, I especially like the night shots on the pan. Thanks for sharing!