17-18TH MAR: Feeling Rusty

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17-18TH MAR: Feeling Rusty

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First day out in the hills for me this year and since May last year, fell out of sorts with it for a while I think trying to chase other things. It was good to be back however and some nice variety in movements over the two days, albeit rather slow at some points.
Good to catch up with everyone again as well. 17th was spent on Cad West and opting for the Bwlch top on the 18th.

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ImageRAF Tornado GR4s by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageAAC WAH-64D Apache by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageAAC WAH-64D Apache by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageAAC WAH-64D Apache by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image72(R) Squadron by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageIV Squadron Hawk T2 Special Tail by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image72(R) Squadron Tucano by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R) TES Squadron Tornado GR4 'Rebel87' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R)TES Squadron Tornado GR4 'Rebel87' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R)TES Squadron Tornado GR4 'Rebel87' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R)TES Squadron Tornado GR4 'Rebel87' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R)TES Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 'Apollo 1' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R) TES Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 'Apollo 1' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image41(R) TES Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 'Apollo2' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image'Marham 11' RAF Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image'Marham11' Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham 11' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image'Marham11' Tornado GR4 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham57' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham57' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham57' by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image208 Squadron Hawk T1 100th Anniversary Scheme by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Hercules C-130J by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Hercules C-130J by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image208 Squadron Hawk T1 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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Image208 Squadron Hawk T1 by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

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ImageRAF Hercules C-130J by lloydh.co.uk, on Flickr

Thanks for looking :smile:

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No rust showing in this selection.... :clap:

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Blimey.....your version of rusty is something to be admired, thanks for sharing.

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Excellent, as per. :worship: :worship:

What's with the Apaches recently? There's been pairs knocking around the Loop, Betws-y-Coed and the A5 Pass almost every day this week? Not that I'm complaining!

Is that an American flag (the wrong way round) patch on the shoulder of the back-seater in No.3? :ninja:

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Great set, especially the close ups on 3 and 7. Fantastic detail.

Tim

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Very nice still top shelf

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Thanks all :)

Tommy wrote:Excellent, as per. :worship: :worship:

What's with the Apaches recently? There's been pairs knocking around the Loop, Betws-y-Coed and the A5 Pass almost every day this week? Not that I'm complaining!

Is that an American flag (the wrong way round) patch on the shoulder of the back-seater in No.3? :ninja:


I'm not entirely sure, perhaps on navex training or something?

It is indeed.

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amazing set again!!

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Fantastic!!!!! :smile:
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!

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Great set Lloyd, that close up of the nose apache :clap:
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"

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Wish I felt that rusty :grin:

Great shots.

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gorgeous shots!

the Apache blurr (2) and the Hawk (26) stand out for me!

excellent!
a pleasure to watch!

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Lloyd H wrote:Thanks all :)

Tommy wrote:Excellent, as per. :worship: :worship:

What's with the Apaches recently? There's been pairs knocking around the Loop, Betws-y-Coed and the A5 Pass almost every day this week? Not that I'm complaining!

Is that an American flag (the wrong way round) patch on the shoulder of the back-seater in No.3? :ninja:


I'm not entirely sure, perhaps on navex training or something?

It is indeed.


Even closer than that, they've been knocking about Shawbury for a few weeks now too.

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oh wow! :shock: :clap: :worship:

These are awesome!
Canon 650d, Sigma 70-300mm, Kenko 1.4 dgx mc4 tc

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Superb shots!
Ian Garfield Photography Website!

Flickr Photostream

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A really outstanding set :clap: :clap: :clap:

Andy :smile:

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Tommy - the Americans wear their flag on the right shoulder the wrong way round to make it look like it's waving in the wind, i.e. they're always advancing and never retreating.

Bit silly in my mind but that's what they do.
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Thanks guys :smile:

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Stunning shots as always. Thanks for posting.

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