CQWI 2009

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KarlADrage
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CQWI 2009

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Morning all,

I was fortunate enough to be invited up to Scotland to spend a couple of days at CQWI, in the vain hope that I might actually come away with some half-decent images this time! The forecast was horrific, but as it turned out our forays out to the runway and VASS nearly all coincided with the sun shining - and at Lossie almost certainly with the most surreal conditions I've ever shot in...!

The full report, along with a whole host of other images is now live:
CQWI Course 2009
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The Combined Qualified Weapons Instructors' (CQWI) Course is designed to provide today's front-line RAF squadrons with thoroughly trained and prepared Qualified Weapons Instructors (QWIs) and with the 2009 edition marking the culmination of a two-year long overhaul of the course, Karl Drage travelled to Scotland to report on how it all panned out.

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Cracking shots Karl, just been reading the report, looks like there was plenty of action to be had. Particularly jealous of the Harrier T12s, never seen one let alone shot one, really cool...
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Really great set there Karl. Loving the second Harrier :clap:

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Some corkers in there Karl, excellent access too. Well done mate.

Report reads well too.

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A great set of shots Karl, a well written report also :clap:.

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Hello Karl

Fantastic Report with very nice Shots!!!Picture from the 20 SQD (No 4)
is a Dream....It seems the Sun you had was just about right !!
Excellent and lucky as usuall.

Thank you

Hans :clap: :clap: :clap:
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These can't have been taken in the UK during July surely........

Another fine set mate, you certainly made the right choice to head north instead of RIAT arrivals, great access and great results but just where did all that sunlight come from?

GR4 079 rotating with the moisture evapourating from the runway is a particularly unique image.

Time for a brew and a read me thinks

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Fantsatic set Karl, love the landing shots of the GR9 particulary... :clap:
As for Tony not shooting any T10/T12's, that's very slack my friend, best you get to Cottesmore before they all go... :smile:

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Brilliant stuff as per usual. The penultimate shot is my favourite :clap: :clap:

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Perfect pictures from Scotland :clap:

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Superb. Love the Typhoon line-up with what looks like the mother and father of all storms brewing behind them... :clap:
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Time well spent Mr D, love the light on the touchdown shots especially No.4. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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TonyO wrote:Particularly jealous of the Harrier T12s, never seen one let alone shot one, really cool...

Really? I seem to recall that four of the ten Harriers present were twin-sticks! You'd have been in heaven! :grin:

Thanks very much everyone. :biggrin:

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Lovely stuff Karl, you lucky man getting all those opportunities (I can only dream :grin: .)
You've made the most of them though, love the Typhoon shots!

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Crackers Karl :clap: :clap: I just love the cloud backdrops in 10, 13 and 15 - adds so much more to the shot. Unfortunately I couldn't make it the few miles to Kinloss this time as I was off on the family holiday - catch you next time perhaps?

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Very nice set Karl, some great cloud in some of these. The Tonka shots stand out for me. Really glad the sun came out for you. :clap:

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Outstanding stuff Karl! :clap: :clap: :clap: Thanks for sharing.
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