My Favourites of 2013

Switch to full style
Photos of operational aircraft from bases, airports and "spotter" outings
Post a reply

My Favourites of 2013

Fri 20 Dec 2013, 7:04 pm

Hi all.
A photo review of my Year.
I promised myself to do much more low level in 2013, so January the 15th was the 1st visit
Image

Image

Image

In February I visited Merryfield
Image

Deptford Down in march
Image

A weeks holiday in April to Wittmund to try and get some F4 action before the end later in the Year
Image

Image

Returning home with a few hours on Everleigh DZ
Image

A couple months gap to the Annual Yeovilton Airday
Image

Image

I was happy to catch the Czech Gripen and its nicely painted canards on departure Day
Image

Saving my holiday for later in the Year I only visited RIAT on the Thursday but was really happy to catch the special F1
Image

A visit to Salisbury Plain on the way to Coningsby for the Saudis late August.

Image

Image

Image

I was just as happy to see the Gr4s
Image

In September I visited the Czech Republic for the 1st time.
A small show at Hradec Kralove but the few bits there and the weather made for a great Weekend.
Image

Image

Image

Image

When the news of a spotters Day at Albacete came to light on the forums I booked time off to go.
Always wanted to go to san Javier so I spent the Day there before the TLP
Image

Spanish sea king was 1 of the external assets of that TLP
Image

As well as a Italian Pelican
Image

Image

Image

Spanish Elint Casa212 on the approach to Albacete
Image

The Spanish visit ended with a few hours at Alcantarilla.
The parachute training school operates from there and a grass strip alongside the airfield for practice landings.
This Chinook was Para dropping during the Evening.
Image

I never get bored of seeing this red gazelle
Photo taken on Deptford Down during a training sortie out of Boscombe Down
in November.
Image

Lastly another Wildcat on Deptford during November
Image

Merry Christmas Everyone and here's to 2014!

Cheers Rich

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Fri 20 Dec 2013, 7:53 pm

Wonderful pictures from a great photographer, the F-4Fs are the pick for me from a top notch set. :clap:

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Fri 20 Dec 2013, 10:52 pm

Nice ones mate, loving the snowy Bwlch ones... :clap:

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Sat 21 Dec 2013, 1:34 pm

Snowy Bwlch shots are superb Rich, as is the Mirage 2000! :clap:

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Sat 21 Dec 2013, 4:46 pm

Great range of stuff, but love the Wildcats and the Su-27UB.

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Sun 22 Dec 2013, 9:46 pm

Great set. Plenty of variety. Nice to see Yeovilton (local) stuff but great post. Must do Wales and SPTA sometime
Stan

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Thu 26 Dec 2013, 5:00 pm

Stunning set Rich, looks like you had a great 2013.

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Thu 26 Dec 2013, 5:04 pm

Great set Rich but loving that Spanish Sea King myself!

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Fri 27 Dec 2013, 8:47 pm

Lovely selection Rich, the first two from the Czech show and the final two images from the Plain stand out for me. That Spanish Chinook is a bit special too! :clap:

Re: My Favourites of 2013

Sun 29 Dec 2013, 3:03 pm

Hi Rich, an excellent selection again. Love the Tornado over the white landscape and the Flanker is my favorite :clap:
Post a reply