Tremblers v Canopeners

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Marky Mc
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Tremblers v Canopeners

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Spent a very enjoyable day at Leuchars today under gin clear skies and in fine company. Happy to see five "Tremblers" F3s airborne, including a pair of QRA jets. The "Canopeners" also continue their work-up.

6 Sqn enjoying some free product placement...

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Low break approved :

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Pirate-equipped ZK310 "EL" complete with dummy ASRAAM and AMRAAM missiles :

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A Canopeners "pink" jet :

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"Q1" and "Q2" returned in markedly different light :

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...and as the light began to fade :

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Absolutely stunning mate, so sharp. Hard to pick a favourite, but the last shot with the undercarriage lights reflecting off the water has to be up there. :clap: :cool: :drool:

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Glorious mate, absolutely glorious! The shot of 'HP' with the burnished sunlight reflecting off the aicraft (fifth from the end) is especially stunning. :clap:
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Just amazing shots - beautiful!
Sad to think that the F3s will be gone shortly!
Very Nice
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So how much time does the F3 actually have left? Great set by the way :)

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Finishing end of March :sad:

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Beautiful! :clap: :biggrin:

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Beautiful set

Why has the Tonka got a 6 sqn sticker on its wheel bay ?
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Great light, great shots. :clap:
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When is the next time you will be heading over to the beach?
Would like to tag along, if you don't mind the company.

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Hi Mark, superb day if not a little chilly :clap:
Nice to have met you and Berry. I see you've got me (second last photo - left hand corner below F3) heading away in the near darkness with my bike :smile: Michael.

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eng3 wrote:Hi Mark, superb day if not a little chilly :clap:
Nice to have met you and Berry. I see you've got me (second last photo - left hand corner below F3) heading away in the near darkness with my bike :smile: Michael.


Thanks all.

Was good to meet you too Michael. Hope you stayed dry during your return journey?

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Smashing stuff mate - nice to see you posting photos again! :biggrin:
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Absolutely gorgeous shots, Mark.

blakey wrote:Why has the Tonka got a 6 sqn sticker on its wheel bay ?


It's an inter-squadron game of one-upmanship called "Zapping", where members of one squadron or air force look to put their squadron stickers on other squadrons' aircraft undetected. It's very much commonplace at airshows and exercises, or at least has been in the past.

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Beautiful pics Mark - Last few over the beach especially.
Was 109E,but isn't any more...

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Top drawer as always Mark! :topbombing:

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See you had some stunning weather across the North Sea as well! Good to see some pics from you again Mark! :clap:

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What a stunning set

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Good to see some pics from you again Mark! :clap:

He has been working hard on the production of the new F3 book until all hours of the night!
It's all done now so hopefully you will see some more shots from him Koen although there is not much left :sad:
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MartinNeedham wrote:Absolutely gorgeous shots, Mark.

blakey wrote:Why has the Tonka got a 6 sqn sticker on its wheel bay ?


It's an inter-squadron game of one-upmanship called "Zapping", where members of one squadron or air force look to put their squadron stickers on other squadrons' aircraft undetected. It's very much commonplace at airshows and exercises, or at least has been in the past.

Cheers,
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Cheers Martin, they should have put a bumper sticker on it then saying 'my other planes a typhoon' :lol:
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These are stunning Mark, love the 2 QRA F.3's, especially "FD", and the smoky F.3 on finals are the best in my opinion.

So want to get across to Leuchars in Feb before the F.3's stop flying, are they still going up fairly regularly?

Looking forward to your new book as well.

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Excellent shots - the twilight approaches are especially good. Well done.

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Those Tonkas over the water shots are just SPOT ON!

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Great photo's, I'll be sad to see them go and to leave leuchars for pastures new (Benson). We don't mind 6's amateurish attempts at zapping, so we leave them on to make them feel better, in fact one of our jets still has an old "I'd rather be a phoenix than a c**k" zap on it.

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BusEng wrote:These are stunning Mark, love the 2 QRA F.3's, especially "FD", and the smoky F.3 on finals are the best in my opinion.

So want to get across to Leuchars in Feb before the F.3's stop flying, are they still going up fairly regularly?

Looking forward to your new book as well.

Rgds,

Eng


Thanks Eng. From what I can gather, the F3s are active most week days - some busier than others. We were lucky and caught Q1 and Q2 launching which boosted the numbers.

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