WTD 61 - Manching Airbase 23.01.2012

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WTD 61 - Manching Airbase 23.01.2012

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Hi gents,

Wednesday I have been to Manching again, to visit some friends within the WTD 61.
And my main focus was to capture the mighty Phantom in snowy conditions, and we were succesfull - snow and blue a sky was what we found in Manching that day.

It was once again a very enjoyable day, and even a chilly day spent on the flightline and near the Runway in Manching with all aircrews.

I have never been in Manching with snow and it was a great atmosphere, to see the base covered with so much snow. Because u never know when you will ever see so much snow again there.
.....but we got sun and plenty of mighty Phantom action - what do u need more?!
Luckily the weather was on our side again, and we had awesome conditions during the day. A big "Thank You" must go to everyone involved in Manching that worked hard to make this shooting happen. Everyone did an extraordinary job on that day.....

All the hard work has paid off, and the results are these great images.
Especially Manching is a great place with so many different a/c flying around there...so we could see for example German Navy P-3 , testbeds like F-4 , Eurofighter and Bell UH-1D and many, many other unique a/c and helicopter....and with a nice photo-spot on the Tower up in 300ft, we could get impressive fly-by shots.
So my decision was good...driving down up to Manching in the morning and returning home afterwards, so we spent 8 hrs driving back and for and almost 1200 km - but it was more as worth, and as result we could shoot plenty of mighty Phantoms under a blue sky!

Ok enough of my blabla, and the impressions will tell the rest of the story, as always......
More will follow.......as a day later I was in Wittmund:-).

As always c & c are more as welcome, and thanks for watching

Cheers,
Mick

#1

Welcome to ETSI

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#2

When I travel to see the Phantom, I have always my Spooky with me - a real poser as u see

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#3

My focus - FLIGHT TEST Phantoms

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#4

IPA 3, who flew a sortie together with 38+13......

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#5

Start-up procdures in progress....

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#6

IPA 3 crew prior start-up....

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#7

38+13 dep in style, note the Soviet-built jamming pod om the left pylon

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#8

I will miss the J-79 sound in a couple of months....

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#9

Up we go....#2 following

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#10

Here comes player #2.....

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#11

IPA 3 airborne.....

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#12

In the meantime it was time to move from the Runway to another spot in 300ft....

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#13

First "stopper" at the Tower was this Dixie crew - thx for the opportunity

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#14

A pitty I cannot add the "FLAPP,FLAPP" sound here, when they Huey was posing in front of me...

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Then my highlights of the day....Generations side-by-side, with a great top-side view!

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#16

Solo-Fly by of the mighty Phantom...after two formation fly-bys! Hell yeah that was awesome......

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#17

IPA 3.... what a great view! Looks as he flew a-air side-by-side....

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#18

Could it be any better, to shoot a Phantom like that.....

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#19

4th Checkflight prior delivery to the GAF .... 31+00 with a nice burner

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#20

31+00 with full reheat....

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#21

Nice fly-by around the Tower....

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Mick

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Both #15 and #18 are crackers!

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Great selection Mick shots 15 and 21 get my vote :clap:
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:yahoo: Mick wonderfull. Shooting. Great. F 4. And euro fighter

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My favorite plane ... the PHantastic, beautiful .... Phantom F.4
I can not admit that it will disappear! :wall:

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Re: WTD 61 - Manching Airbase 23.01.2012

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Hi again....

thanks for all your comments, and indeed this was a great day in Manching!
So here are, off course, a few more shots...and "phor" sure even more Phantoms too :rock:

Cheers
Mick

#22

Phantoms Phorever...especially with such a nice snow covered field

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#23

Modified Transall taxiing to the active...

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#24

Break left.....

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#25

AWACS with a couple of fire rigs...

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#26

A bright belly....

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#27

Another Huey shot....

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#28

Second formation fly-by..this time a bit closer

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Checkflight in progress....

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#30

Huey comes a bit closer...what an amazing sound

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Welcome to ETSI

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Second pass..this time luckily a few clouds

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It could be not any better...it looks as I flew in formation, but they only passed my photo-position really well....

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#34

IPA 3 feel the need for speed....

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#35

Single pass....

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#36

Arty farty shot with some Bavarian landscape.....

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#37

Last pass around the Tower...its not the best one, but I do like the angle on that one...

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#38

Phantoms Phorever.....

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Absolutely superb shots! :worship:
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Wow, absolutely incredible, best thread of the year so far!
What a great formation to see and witness!
Will miss the old girl, still never seen one fly :sad:

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Magic. For me #32 and 36 are the pick of a great set. :clap:

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Great sets, but I have to say I prefer the Typhoons and the Huey to the Phantom... :hide:

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The formation fly by shots are excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: WTD 61 - Manching Airbase 23.01.2012

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Man...the pair is absolutely one of a kind...Lucky you!

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