Somerset and Wilts

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stranexuk
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Somerset and Wilts

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A faint whisper of a rumour late the previous evening saw me at Yeovltion for 0830 in the pouring rain and clag. 10 minutes later these called up on London Mil…...

"FAF6473"

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"FAF6471"

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"FAF6475"

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Thanks to Rich for the loan of the steps!!

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Soon after departing, 6471 returned with an undercarriage problem

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This AH7 was carrying out hot roping for a good 30 minutes

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Leaving Yeovilton about 11, I headed back to Salisbury Plain to see what, if anything, was around

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All in all a very productive day depite the appalling light and just goes to show that the South of England can still hold it’s own when it come to Military Aviation! More pics from today are available on my flikr page below

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RichPittman
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The Yeovilton stuff has held up very well considering they landed so early in not great conditions
As you say theres still plenty to see and do if your commited to putting the time in.
Hope the rest of your Week proves more fruitfull

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I was around my Mums gardening Yesterday Afternoon.
Inbound to Westlands was 1 Algerian Merlin, 1 Yellow Seaking and the Wildcat I guess we heard outbound to SPTA in the Morning.
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"

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Nice selection :clap:
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Wow wish I had days like that... Great set the special Alpha is well special :biggrin: love the Herc at DD and the chinook confined too thanks for sharing

Cheers Cliff

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Great set, the Herc has nice prop blur, and the Chinook amongst the trees is a great catch. :clap:
SPTA is still giving good results, just wish it was nearer to me. The Alpha's look very nice to :up:
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Some great shots there, love that Wokka confined! :clap:

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Some nice shots there, C130 on Deptford is still on my wish list.

stranexuk
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Rich - Good to see you again. Sounds like I should have gone to Yeovil as my heart was telling me rather than my head which said to go to the Plain.....still awaiting my first Algerian Merlin shots :sad: The Wildcat was operating on the Lulworth Ranges when I arrived but far too distant for any decent shots

Jon - Got very lucky with the Herc, heard it on the scanner whilst at Everleigh and after a 20 minute mad drive and 20 minute jog I got there with plenty of time as it was operating for a good hour and half at least. Light was dissapearing fast and I was up at ISO800 :sad: There were some others there and I'm sure their shots are much better than mine!!

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