Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

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Tiger Club Invades Gatwick - UPDATE 3

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This was probably a " once in a lifetime " opportunity and was hastily put together by enthusiastic Tiger Club members within a very short space of time while having a cup of tea and a piece of cake - a few phone calls later and all the usual reprobates arrived and after a briefing we were ready to go. This shows the true spirit of the Tiger Club and sport aviation - that's what flying is all about - having jolly good fun !!
A total of thirteen aircraft formed the Balbo.

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Excellent :clap:

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That's unreal! Well done to all involved :clap:

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Wow excellent stuff Richard what an experience :clap: :biggrin:
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Would they not let you fly under the bridge! Maybe you could arrange a fly in at LGW if the ash continues! Give the controllers something to do at least! :yahoo:

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Great set of photos - I was about to mention the bridge but.................. :topbombing:

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Excellent, nice one Richard. Did you get any shots of the museum?

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Absolutely brilliant! :clap:

Well done to all involved, what an achievement, and not likely to be better any time soon I imagine.

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Sorry Damien, no shots of the museum, maybe next time.
It certainly was a great experience and helped of course by very favourable weather.

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:clap: Superb..... what a treat indeed! :clap:
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Brilliant pictures. Thank you for showing them. :clap:

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Wow! What a superb set of shots! :clap: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sure! .....not unless they do it again today! :biggrin:

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Excellent visual report there. Saw you lot coming over Paddock Wood on your way back yesterday! :smile: :clap: :clap:

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Is that the Kynsey / Walker team double winger near the rear of the formation?

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Brilliant set Richard,must have felt great doing something those mullti-million pound airliners couldn't---------FLY over Gatwick

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Excellent stuff!!!!!

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What a great set of shots. Its good to see that somebody is getting out and about and that there is still somebody flying, these have got to be up for photo of the week! :clap: :clap:

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Lovely shots, very difficult to take air to airs of large formations well, something that only those who take air to air appreciate.

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Looks like it was damn good fun. Its interesting how the aircraft disappear into the background. Yellow and orange are good camouflage.

I agree with AngliaPhotography, photos of large formations can be a bit tricky, sometimes its better to get one or two of the big picture then concentrate on smaller elements. Thats not to take anything away from the shots, a superb record of a once in a lifetime event.

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Absolutley brilliant, this should have been national news on TV :topbombing:

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It was on BBC news early Saturday evening.

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FOTO4 wrote:It was on BBC news early Saturday evening.


That would off been good too seen, there no links to it at all is there :question: Nice shots there even if they are lost , shame they did not land there :grin:

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I agree with Dan in so much as the aircraft are a bit tricky to pick out when they're directly over Gatwick, but that's not to take away any of the history of the occasion, or the excellence of the shots. In the shots where the aircraft are over the Surrey countryside, the impact's pretty stunning. Some awesome captures, all in all.

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Remarkable opportunity Richard..and the weather helped! :clap: :clap:

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Lomcevak26 wrote:In the shots where the aircraft are over the Surrey countryside, the impact's pretty stunning.


Possibly even East Sussex :smile:

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