KNIFE71 @ Portland

KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby wezgulf3 on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 11:43 pm

A handful of shots of KNIFE 71 operating out of Portland this week.

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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Roughcutter on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 9:55 am

Great shots, lovely settings. Surprised, I thought Portland had closed? Shortest runway in the country :smile:
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby cg_341 on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 10:32 am

HeliOperations now operate Portland and base both of their Sea Kings there.
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Tuckat on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11:35 am

Very nice post, didn't realise Ospreys ever visited (Osprey at HMS Osprey?! :grin: ), seen Apaches there previously though.

Very interesting, many thanks for sharing.
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Tmyers123 on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 4:07 pm

Great shots, really like the third one. :smile:
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 7:49 pm

Cracking photos Wez. Yep, short runway, I remember seeing a Varsity do an ILS approach there in the early 70's :shock:
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Tuckat on Mon 13 Aug 2018, 9:16 am

Graf Zeppelin wrote:Cracking photos Wez. Yep, short runway, I remember seeing a Varsity do an ILS approach there in the early 70's :shock:


It may be my age, but I seem to remember a Jetstream ending up in the drink there, trying to execute a Khe Sahn manoeuvre. I think it was the airshow in 1989. Anyway, agreed incredibly short runway.
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Stagger2 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 12:23 am

If you thought it was short when it was RNAS Portland, check this out! Especially the dodgy re-alignment. :shock:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.56690 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby Abbo46 on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 6:38 pm

Tuckat wrote:
Graf Zeppelin wrote:Cracking photos Wez. Yep, short runway, I remember seeing a Varsity do an ILS approach there in the early 70's :shock:


It may be my age, but I seem to remember a Jetstream ending up in the drink there, trying to execute a Khe Sahn manoeuvre. I think it was the airshow in 1989. Anyway, agreed incredibly short runway.

Your memory serves you well. :up:

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Re: KNIFE71 @ Portland

Postby POD on Fri 24 Aug 2018, 11:38 am

Nice :rock:
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