Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Postby planenuts on Tue 09 Apr 2019, 3:48 pm

Hi chaps,

This year was my most prolific, way too big for 1 post. Here's the first of 2 UK compilations. All of these are a fraction of what was seen and photo'd.
No witty puns, just get on with the snaps......

USAF Croughton

These 2 gate guardians to the communications base were sadly removed during 2016 and scrapped at Molesworth. F-100D and.....
ImageIMG_6636 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-105G Thuderchief, which was the last one remaining in the UK......I know that horse has sailed (?) but gone to a museum perhaps ? :sad:
ImageIMG_6637 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Midland Air Museum

This one was saved. F-101B-80 Voodoo
ImageIMG_6638 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Ex-test Meteor NF14 WS838 in original colours, now sadly painted in camouflage
ImageIMG_6639 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Experimental prototype Boulton-Paul BP.111A VT935..........cute
ImageIMG_6640 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Lightning T55 ZF598, ex-Saudi AF.......now in Saudi AF colours
ImageIMG_6641 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Kaman HH-43B Huskie, only one in UK
ImageIMG_6642 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Gnat F.1 XK741, not ex-Finnish AF......now in Finnish AF colours. They really like repainting stuff here don't they.....
ImageIMG_6643 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Redhill Aerodrome

Staying in theme, these S-76s were about to be repainted in the Bristow main hangar, being ex-Jordanian AF
ImageIMG_6644 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

These were the 2 from the VIP squadron. They all soon joined Bristow's civilian fleet
ImageIMG_6645 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

USMC AH-1W Sea Cobra from Camp Pendleton, California (I think) on a test flight following import and reassembly for the Middle Wallop Airshow
ImageIMG_6646 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Middle Wallop Airshow

Atlas Rooivalk prototype ZU-AHC from South Africa
ImageIMG_6647 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Bell UH-1H Iroquois, Spanish Army
ImageIMG_6648 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Bell UH-1H Iroquois, New Zealand AF
ImageIMG_6649 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Bell CH-136A Kiowa, Canadian AF
ImageIMG_6650 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

EH-101 prototype ZF644 from Yeovil, crashed 7/4/95 in Somerset, everyone got out ok
ImageIMG_6652 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Saro Skeeter XL814 with the Army Historic Flight.......still with
ImageIMG_6653 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fairey Flycatcher replica 'S1287' (G-BEYB), flew from 1981-96, now part of FAAM Museum Yeovilton, Cobham Hall
ImageIMG_6654 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Miles Messenger 'RG333' (G-AIEK), was never military. I believe now privately flown near Andover
ImageIMG_6655 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

AAC DHC Chipmunk T10 WG323, still in service. Retired 1997, now flown out of Burlington-Skagit County Airport, USA
ImageIMG_6656 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Harrier GR5, serial not known
ImageIMG_6657 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Percival Prentice T1 VS610, now in bits being restored in Fordoun, Scotland
ImageIMG_6658 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

North Weald Airshow

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat 'JV579' (N4845V/G-RUMV), I believe still flying out of Duxford
ImageIMG_6659 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Jaguar Es from French AF......boy, their pairs routine was jolly good, and loud
ImageIMG_6661 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

As was this one.....RAF Tornado F3 ZE790 from 56 Sqn.....no longer with us
ImageIMG_6662 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

A little more sedate.....PBY-5A Catalina G-BLSC, now I think written off and scrapped 2012 in Ireland
ImageIMG_6663 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mildenhall Air Fete

CH-124A Sea King, Canadian AF
ImageIMG_6664 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Deadly man-eating RAF Wessex HC2 XR523 from 60 Sqn, now out on the ranges at Pembrey, Wales (out of harms way from man) :smile:
ImageIMG_6665 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Grumman F-14B Tomcat from USN VF-103, Oceana.......yum
ImageIMG_6666 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Yeovilton, D-Day 50th photocall.......the wettest I've ever been photographing aircraft, balancing umbrella and camera

C-130E Hercules, Australian AF
ImageIMG_6667 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mig-29, Slovakian AF
ImageIMG_6668 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-4E Phantom, Greek AF, Andravida
ImageIMG_6670 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Harrier GR3 XZ129 used for GI, dressed up as Sea Harrier (only one like it).....now exported to Ashburton Museum, New Zealand
ImageIMG_6671 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-111C Aadvark, Australian AF
ImageIMG_6673 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Nord 262 Fregate, French Navy
ImageIMG_6674 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Czech AF contingent......Mig-23ML x 2 and Mig-29
ImageIMG_6675 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

CF-18A Hornet, Canadian AF in D-Day stripes
ImageIMG_6676 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Grumman F-14B Tomcat from USN VF-143, Oceana
ImageIMG_6677 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Stafford

Harrier GR3 XZ987 displayed at gate
ImageIMG_6678 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Biggin Hill Airshow

Hunter F4 XE677 from Jet Heritage at Hurn.......sadly crashed near there fatally on 5/6/98.....respect
ImageIMG_6679 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Meteor NF11 WM167 (G-LOSM) from Jet Heritage, Hurn......sadly, last flight 2/1/19, now only taxiable at Bruntingthorpe
ImageIMG_6681 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Tornado F3 from 56 Sqn in special colours for....something
ImageIMG_6683 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Meteor F8 VZ467, don't know who operated it......now still flying in Australia at Temora Museum
ImageIMG_6684 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Gnat T1 'XM693' (XP504) with Heritage Aircraft Trust, North Weald.....sadly crashed fatally at Carfest event, Cheshire 1/8/15.....respect
ImageIMG_6685 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

DH Vampire FB5 'VZ304' (J-1167 ex-Swiss) with VAT Cranfield.....now static at Rhomi M. Koc Museum, Istanbul
ImageIMG_6686 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Saab SK-35 Draken OY-SKA (ex-Danish AF) with Scandanavian Historic Flight
ImageIMG_6687 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

WSK SBLim-2A (Mig-15 to you) 6247, based at Duxford......no idea where it is now
ImageIMG_6688 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Belvedere HC1 XG454, still there / DH Vampire FB6 J-1172 ex-Swiss, now in store at RAF Stafford
ImageIMG_6689 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Sycamore HR14 XL824, now at Bristol Aero Collection, Filton
ImageIMG_6690 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Avro 707A WZ736, still there
ImageIMG_6691 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

EE P.1A 2nd prototype WG763, still there
ImageIMG_6692 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Woodford Airshow

Vulcan B2 XM603 (only white one), still there now with the Avro Heritage Museum
ImageIMG_6693 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fouga CM170 Magister, French AF, one of two there, just prior to retirement
ImageIMG_6694 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RN Hunter GA11 XE689 based at Yeovilton, now retired based at Kemble
ImageIMG_6695 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Jaguar T2A XX146 with 16 Sqn, now preserved at Bradwell Bay Military Museum, Essex
ImageIMG_6696 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

AS555N Squirrel French AF from CIEH341, Toulouse (only had 2), so a very rare visitor outside France :clap:
ImageIMG_6697 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RN Lynx HAS3S XZ241 plus missiles with 815 sqn, Portland, now no longer with us
ImageIMG_6698 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Northrop F-5E, Swiss AF
ImageIMG_6699 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Dassault Mirage IIIS, Swiss AF
ImageIMG_6700 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fairchild Argus III 'HB614' (314887/G-AJPI) was privately owned, Liverpool.....now in Maastricht, Netherlands
ImageIMG_6701 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Max-Holste MH1521C Broussard 192, was privately owned, Chiseldon......now at Whitefish, Montana, USA :wave:
ImageIMG_6702 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mil Mi-24 06 ex-Russian AF, was stored at Hawarden Airport, now repainted at Midland Air Museum
ImageIMG_6703 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Sukhoi Su-17 54 ex-Russian AF, stored at Hawarden Airport
ImageIMG_6704 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

EKW C-3605 C-493 / F-AZGC, now not flying stored at Rennes Airport, France
ImageIMG_6706 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Pilatus PC9 ZG969, Bae demonstrator from Warton, now withdrawn from use there
ImageIMG_6707 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Hawker Fury FB10 '243' in Iraqi AF colours, based at Duxford........now exported as VH-ORN to Wangaratta, Australia
ImageIMG_6708 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Fairey Firefly WB271, Royal Navy Historic Flight, Yeovilton......fatally crashed at Duxford 12/7/03......respect
ImageIMG_6709 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Lastly, Sukhoi Su-27UB from Zhukovsky, Russia on a dramatic take-off :tongue:
ImageIMG_6710 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr


That's all for now folks.....stay tuned soon for Part 2 of this tour around the UK in a year......hope you enjoyed.

C+C always welcome......Happy snapping, chaps,

Rupe :smile:
planenuts

Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Postby Mike Dodd on Fri 12 Apr 2019, 8:04 pm

Thanks for posting, a lot of interesting airframes, sadly some no longer with us and many now permanently grounded.
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Postby Spiny Norman on Sat 13 Apr 2019, 9:13 am

A trip back in time - thanks for posting.
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 16 Apr 2019, 8:44 am

Very nice, thanks for posting :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Postby andrewn on Thu 18 Apr 2019, 7:17 pm

Really interesting pics and very informative as well. Thanks :)
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Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1994 Part 1

Postby BDL on Fri 10 May 2019, 2:32 pm

Nice memories in there - thanks for posting.
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