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by Cessna954
Fri 27 May 2011, 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAWHIDES special on CVN77?
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: RAWHIDES special on CVN77?

Rick, Looking at my logs for the past 4 carrier visits I've been down to see: Roosevelt - 2x C2s at Lyneham Truman - 2x C2s on deck at Stokes Bay Enterprise - 0x C2s at Stokes Bay (assume on dry land somewhere) Washington - 0 x C2s at Stokes Bay (assume on dry land somewhere) Unless they were below ...
by Cessna954
Sat 21 May 2011, 7:03 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Hornet!
Replies: 26
Views: 3214

Re: Hornet!

Hornet AJ-404 called up for a fuel divert to Yeovilton but was advised by London Mil that Yeovilton was closed and was sent to Lyneham. Hornet AJ-107 was an emergency divert (fuel?) and again went to Lyneham. Both departed later in the evening back to the Carrier. Whilst there is some chance of fuel...
by Cessna954
Wed 10 Nov 2010, 11:28 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Westlands 1
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: Westlands 1

Nice catch Rich, #2 is my favourite.

Is that the only Algerian left at Yeovil now?
by Cessna954
Sat 16 Oct 2010, 6:59 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Help Please! - Where Is This?
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Help Please! - Where Is This?

Arthur,

It's Top Farm Croydon (Cambs) and has about 20 aircraft based.

Neil
by Cessna954
Wed 13 Oct 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Badminton Air Shows
Replies: 7
Views: 2457

Re: Badminton Air Shows

I too was on that Herald flight, final row of seats on the starboard side if I recall correctly. The pilot performed quite a tight display at Badminton and resulting in one of the enthusiast passengers being quite ill and having to go on to oxygen. I'd forgotten about the low pass at Blackbushe thou...
by Cessna954
Sat 10 Jul 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Welcome to Yeovilton 9th July 2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: Welcome to Yeovilton 9th July 2010

Fantastic work Rich, and a change from 27 end shots.

Cheers

Neil
by Cessna954
Wed 07 Jul 2010, 8:45 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1165

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2010

Is Sunday any good for departures ? I'm only 1/2 hour away.


If I recall rightly, departures commened at about 10am on the Sunday. see thread here http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12873
by Cessna954
Fri 28 May 2010, 8:37 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: White Islander over Amesbury
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: White Islander over Amesbury

Maybe the Hampshire Police Islander which has a camera under the nose.

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1062561/

Neil
by Cessna954
Tue 04 May 2010, 9:38 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Popham's Bank Holiday Weekend Activities! 40+ Images!
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Re: Popham's Bank Holiday Weekend Activities! 40+ Images!

you at Compton Abbas this coming Sunday for the 200+ expected(weather permitting of course)? We're a bit spoilt for choice this coming weekend with fly-ins at Popham, Compton and Kemble. As my eldest lad has a football tournament on the Saturday it will have to be the Sunday when I get out. Whilst ...
by Cessna954
Tue 04 May 2010, 9:10 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Popham's Bank Holiday Weekend Activities! 40+ Images!
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Re: Popham's Bank Holiday Weekend Activities! 40+ Images!

Chris,

As I wasn't able to attend this year I was hoping someone would post a set of images. Looks like it was a reasonable turn out when taking into account the weather conditions.

Excellent work and thanks for posting.

Neil
by Cessna954
Tue 27 Apr 2010, 1:52 pm
Forum: Trips & Get Togethers
Topic: SPTA - info required please.
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: SPTA - info required please.

Hi David As I am sure you will have guessed, there are many parts of the SPTA that remain out of bounds to unauthorised persons for large parts of the year. That also applies to public rights of way which are covered by further bylaws that restrict access as required by the MOD. However, as you will...
by Cessna954
Fri 16 Apr 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Darleks and stuff on the Plain 15.04.10
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Darleks and stuff on the Plain 15.04.10

Cracking shots there and I'm glad you posted the Daleks.

It was good meeting you yesterday and for the Chinooks to save the day.

Neil
by Cessna954
Thu 08 Apr 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sunburnt Somerset 8th April 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Sunburnt Somerset 8th April 2010

Rich A great set there from you. The undersides are very well illuminated. VL was quiet as expected, SAR Sea King on air test, Piston Provost and a single Hawk. Just checked my SBS log for the day and found that I missed Airforce One going overhead whilst I was changing that punctured tyre at 06:30 ...
by Cessna954
Sat 06 Mar 2010, 8:49 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Ripples over the Plain 5th March 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: Ripples over the Plain 5th March 2010

Cliff

Glad to see that you have managed to get the Hip. All the other shots are crackers too.

Good to meet up with you on DD earlier in the week.

Neil
by Cessna954
Mon 01 Feb 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Painted Algerian Merlin
Replies: 15
Views: 4039

Re: Painted Algerian Merlin

Will it be on SPTA soon If it's the same Algerian machine I saw on the back of a low loader on the A303 on Friday PM, I doubt it. Rumour has it on its way to Boscombe for airlifting out to Algeria. Why it didn't fly to Boscombe I don't know, my guess as it was being roaded out is that it was on its...
by Cessna954
Sat 30 Jan 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 7D makes its low-level debut in the Lake District...
Replies: 23
Views: 3752

Re: 7D makes its low-level debut in the Lake District...

I used this to set my micro AF adjustments....

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/arti ... tment.html


Thanks too for the really useful link. I think micro adjustments to the focusing is a job for a quiet evening when I'm not going to be disturbed by the kids etc. That test screen is enough to give you a right headache.

Neil
by Cessna954
Sat 30 Jan 2010, 12:35 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Fleet Air Arm Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton was quiet on Friday afternoon with the only highlight being the Algerian EH101 Merlin being taken away on a low loader and causing some traffic chaos on the A303. I had decided before Christmas that I would spend more time visiting and photographing the three service air museums. The ...
by Cessna954
Fri 29 Jan 2010, 11:33 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 7D makes its low-level debut in the Lake District...
Replies: 23
Views: 3752

Re: 7D makes its low-level debut in the Lake District...

John At -4 plus wind chill my pics would be a little soft or alot worse!!! I've read on DPReview that the 7D can be noisier than the 40D at low ISO where there is poor light and/or exposure. As you've done, a quick run through NeatImage does the trick and I wouldn't be concerned about it. A couple t...
by Cessna954
Fri 29 Jan 2010, 9:51 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: The moon tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 2290

Re: The moon tonight

I've been trying tonight but they have been coming out very poor and not sharp. Eiither my 30D or 100-400L (or both) are buggered


Have you tried turning of the IS and using the mirror lock function?
by Cessna954
Fri 29 Jan 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: The moon tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 2290

The moon tonight

Looking good tonight here in Somerset, between the snow showers.

1120mm, 1/60s f11 ISO200
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Feel free to post shots from your part of the world tonight.
by Cessna954
Wed 20 Jan 2010, 10:08 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 300 f2.8 lens.
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: Canon 300 f2.8 lens.

Try this review for a start http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-300mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx I'm also sure there have been a few posts about it coupled with the 1.4 & 2.0 TC made by Andy Rouse on the WEX forum http://forum.warehouseexpress.com/ The best price I am aware ...
by Cessna954
Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:03 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: UKAR's World Tour...
Replies: 247
Views: 45422

Re: UKAR's World Tour...

Just one more.... Aruba

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by Cessna954
Tue 19 Jan 2010, 9:53 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: UKAR's World Tour...
Replies: 247
Views: 45422

Re: UKAR's World Tour...

Final one from me for this evening.... Paraguay

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by Cessna954
Tue 19 Jan 2010, 9:49 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: UKAR's World Tour...
Replies: 247
Views: 45422

Re: UKAR's World Tour...

San Marino

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by Cessna954
Tue 19 Jan 2010, 7:09 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: UKAR's World Tour...
Replies: 247
Views: 45422

Re: UKAR's World Tour...

Bulgaria

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