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by Wes_Howes
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!

Thanks everyone You deserve the plaudits not just for the quality and subject matter but for standing out on the peace towers in awful weather!!! Leon Thanks Leon, yeah, the first day was definitely a test, I couldn't sit anywhere in my hotel room that night for kit that was drying out! An excellent...
by Wes_Howes
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Hyakuri March 2019 - updated

So onto flying day 2 and what a difference a day makes, greeted with wall to wall sunshine when we arrived but a bitterly cold wind. It did cloud over through the morning but cleared away again after lunch. We saw all three 501sqn paint schemes, the two 302sqn specials and a couple of normal grey bi...
by Wes_Howes
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Hyakuri March 2019

Thanks again chaps, I've been going back through the photos from day 1 (2...) and playing about with what works and what doesn't. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish what's "atmospheric" and what's just plain crap I guess that's why photography is such a subjective art form. Anyway, he...
by Wes_Howes
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Hyakuri March 2019

Thank you for your kind words gents, it's given me fresh imputus to go through the rain-soaked images and process a few more before going onto the fairer weather.

In hindsight, I'm rather pleased we got to see the Phantoms in less than ideal conditions too.
by Wes_Howes
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Hyakuri March 2019 - now with added sunshine!

I've finally gotten around to editing some pictures from Mike and I's trip to Hyakuri last year. I've looked at these pictures so many times but just been a bit daunted about where to begin so here's the first batch from the first day (although technically the second...) and as you can see the weath...
by Wes_Howes
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Your favourite image from 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 16598

Re: Your favourite image from 2019

My contribution comes off the back of quite a good year aviation wise but it wasn't difficult to choose my favourite. Seeing the both the 302sqn special Phantoms depart, literally as we had to start making our way back to Tokyo, is one of the best aviation moments of my life. This was also the last ...
by Wes_Howes
Thu 19 Sep 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: 2019 so far- Taiwan, Waddo, Fairford, Loop
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: 2019 so far- Taiwan, Waddo, Fairford, Loop

Fantastic stuff Rich, those Taiwanese F-5s are gorgeous :love:
by Wes_Howes
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3291

Re: Official costs of RAF displays and static teams 2019

I assume the Chinook and Puma don't appear as they come under the control of JHC?
by Wes_Howes
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 114
Views: 19658

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

I knew what you were getting at Chris, I just think people are getting tired of everything seemingly being politicised. :smile:
by Wes_Howes
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aviation and golf
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Aviation and golf

There's a Piper Cherokee and Robinson R-22 that make up part of the "adventure" golf on the front in Southend, a Falklands veteran Wessex at Rednal laser-tag in Shropshire and there's several helicopters that are part of a laser-tag arena, just next to Stapleford Aerodrome. Playing through...
by Wes_Howes
Fri 06 Sep 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 114
Views: 19658

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

In short Chris, leave the politics to the Off Topic forums. :up:
by Wes_Howes
Tue 27 Aug 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: British Grand Prix MotoGP
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

Re: British Grand Prix MotoGP

Excellent stuff Michael, looks like you made the most of a fantastic opportunity :clap:
by Wes_Howes
Fri 23 Aug 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Big jet TV YouTube channel
Replies: 114
Views: 19658

Re: Big jet TV YouTube channel

But that is down to NT, not some throbber with his junior hacksaw, lopping branches off trees because they're getting in his, mediocre, shots. :loser:
by Wes_Howes
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Current aircraft being restored to flight
Replies: 60
Views: 18507

Re: Current aircraft being restored to flight

Not UK but I'm sure many would like to see. JU87 https://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82568 As well as the Ju 87, the late Paul Allen's collection also have an He 111 (Casa 2111), Fw 189, Me 262 and supposedly a Ju 88 and Betty under restoration to fly. On that note, what ever happ...
by Wes_Howes
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: F1 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 30885

Re: F1 2019

So Albon has been promoted to Red Bull senior team for the remaining races of the season and Gasly going in the opposite direction.

https://redbullracing.redbull.com/article/alex-joins-team
by Wes_Howes
Sun 11 Aug 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: A special trip to Japan - Part 2 Atsugi & Iruma
Replies: 1
Views: 2194

A special trip to Japan - Part 2 Atsugi & Iruma

Finally getting my backside in gear with sorting my photos from Japan out. First up a trip to a rather damp Atsugi, where we were the only ones (idiots) there all day, followed by a frustrating trip to Iruma, more about that later... 1) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48510103141_3d0ba1891d_h.jp...
by Wes_Howes
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Washington Reagan.
Replies: 3
Views: 3245

Re: Washington Reagan.

Lovely George, the CRJ-701 being a particular highlight!
by Wes_Howes
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 163840

Re: RIAT 2020

I've never bought into this as for years there was only P&V on Friday and show did just fine. Also they are always crowing that they can't reduce the corporate element as it brings in so much cash so why not be honest about it and make Fri a full show day with a full display and maximise the co...
by Wes_Howes
Fri 02 Aug 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Football Grounds
Replies: 59
Views: 22955

Re: Football Grounds

I remember being in that end of the ground when Cambridge played Man Utd back in the early 90's. Always thought it looked a long way from the pitch when seeing it on TV but wow, I didn't realise quite how far! The same happened at Molinuex when the new North Bank was constructed.
by Wes_Howes
Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2020 - CANCELLED
Replies: 1083
Views: 163840

Re: RIAT 2020

Sometimes I think the civvy stuff is there to boost the numbers Considering the placement of some of the civvy stuff, some of it is there thanks to the sponsors wanting to show off their aircraft to potential customers, Bombardier, Textron, Embraer & Gulfstream all had their aircraft parked nea...
by Wes_Howes
Wed 31 Jul 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2020 Wish List
Replies: 23
Views: 13636

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show Wish List

As said above and elsewhere, the increase in foreign participation and static aircraft over the past few years has been excellent, hats off to Peter and the rest of the team for their efforts Well as it's a wish list... Italian C-27 Italian Augusta 212 static Italian MD 500 static Spanish EF-18A Slo...
by Wes_Howes
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: 2018.04.21 Amsterdam (EHAM)
Replies: 5
Views: 3226

Re: 2018.04.21 Amsterdam (EHAM)

Very nice Lukasz, I love Schipol, so many different places to get photos and a wide variety of airlines too! Can't wait to get back there next year.
by Wes_Howes
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Sword 1/72 U-125A
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: Sword 1/72 U-125A

Nice job Derek, colour looks good to me :up:
by Wes_Howes
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529401

Re: RIAT 2019

boff180 wrote:My advice - don’t hype up 2021.

That sounds ominous Andy, especially coming from a volunteer :question:
by Wes_Howes
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 529401

Re: RIAT 2019

standing at the fence with a 600mm lens blocking peoples view who are happy to just sit down and watch all day without a camera then you want to be there at 4am And what's the problem with this? If they're willing to get there at 4am then surely you can't begrudge someone that opportunity. Some peo...