Random Flies a Jetstream

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Ben H
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Random Flies a Jetstream

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Hi all!

This afternoon I returned from a three-day Royal Navy Potential Officer's Air Acquaint Course at RNAS Culdrose. Most of our time was taken up with being Powerpoint-presentation-ed to death by the various based squadrons, but there was always the reward of having a prowl around the aircraft and a chat with the aircrew in the squadron buildings. On Tuesday afternoon, we went flying in a Jetstream T2 courtesy of 750 NAS, whereby we were run through the basics of navigation (dead reckoning), using the radar and doppler. We also had about 20 mins of stick time; great fun!

Anyway, here are a few of the photos I took whilst plotting our course and feeding bearings to the pilot. I'm sure he was just humoring me by pretending to fly on the inevitably wrong course I had just given him :grin:

Enjoy!

Takeoff

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View from 6000'

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We stalked some ships...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4117979350_94ed9320d2_o.jpg

Our pilot, Roger McDonald, keeps a watchful eye as one of my course-mates makes a turn:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2792/4117978686_186fb62c69_o.jpg

And again...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4117978266_a09eb03d9a_o.jpg

The same 'pilot' beginning our descent to run an attack profile on...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4117977870_27014085cc_o.jpg

...this! The RFA Fort Austen.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2662/4117208461_1642d1b9b6_o.jpg

Returning via the Scillies

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That's all, folks! :biggrin:

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Fantastic :rock: :clap: Really nice shots there especially the 1st cockpit one and the 2nd overall shot. :smile:

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Great shots, looked good fun. :clap:

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Great selection love the Astazou close up!!

Wes..

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Cracking set, you jammy get! :grin:

Cheers for sharing! :clap: :clap:

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Awesome shots, what an experience! :biggrin:
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Nice images, Ben. What a great experience!

:clap: :clap:

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!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now if i'm not mistaken this is run through FAAOA? How'd i not find out about it :shock:

Is that Elliott Barr by any chacne (aka the "pilot")

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First two and last two in particular are top notch. The 6000ft shot is just spectacular.

So very envious right now...

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Super Ben, looked one hell of an experience! :cool: :clap: :drool:

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When I saw this thread title I thought, oh dear, some silly flight sim nonsense. Pleasantly surprised though, a great set, well captured & very interesting :clap:

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Very nice photos! Did they give any clue as to when the first King Air is due to arrive?

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Top stuff Ben, nice to meet you down there.

Fly Navy!
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Nice shots Ben. Always nice to see pics from the inside of things, particularly when they're thiis good :clap:

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Great set, all very good and intresting to see :clap:

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Random wrote:Most of our time was taken up with being Powerpoint-presentation-ed to death


That won't change if you join up. Nice shots.

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Cracking toast Gromit :rock:

What Jetstream did you use Ben just out of interest?
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Random wrote:Resize the image down to 1024px in Photoshop, then use the 'Save For Web' function. Upload to Flickr for superior image quality. :biggrin:

Did you use the save for web function on these pic's? :wink:

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Very nice, brings back memories from a long time ago!! Not much has changed up front! :rock: :rock:

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Thanks very much guys!

@ Sam - no, it's run by the Navy themselves, find out more from your Navy ACLO. And yep, the pilot is indeed Eliott Barr.

@ PeteM - I'm afraid nothing much was said about the King Airs, though early next year seems to make sense?

@ Alex - good to see you too, good luck with getting that FRADU trip!

@ Frostie - Damn. :grin:

@ Mark - Tail number was 560, I'm not sure what registration.

@ F-86 - It would appear not. The whole watermark/border/save process is a Photoshop Action, I'll take a look at it later.

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Waw excellent photos you have got there, I do like the last one, back in september when I was down @ Culdrose Jetstream with code 560 was XX481, hope that helps,
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Lovely photos Ben , really interesting stuff there!

I used to work on early civvy Jetstream 31s and they were ancient 'cockpit-wise' , your pictures illustrate how pre-historic the Navy T-birds really look inside :smile:

Thanks for posting them.

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