2015 Round Up (It's A Big One)

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Lloyd H
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2015 Round Up (It's A Big One)

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Getting in there early as I doubt I'll be shooting anything before the new year now..

Another interesting year, albeit not quite reaching the fun I had in 2014 and a few pushed back plans means it was the year I wanted it to be. Still, I can't complain too much as I've had great fun shooting what I have done! There are a couple of GA shots but thought it was easier than splitting the post for the sake of two shots, hope thats ok?

Hopefully not too boring if you make it until the end.. :biggrin:

1. My first visit down to Culdrose, sadly a few issues got in the way for what was planned meaning I had to return in November.
ImageAir Engineering Technicians by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

2.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

3.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

4.
Image849 NAS Sea King Mk7 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

5.
Image849 NAS Sea King Mk7 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

6. Then a fantastic shoot with Lauren Richardson.
ImagePitts S-1S Special G-BKDR by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

7. Managed a two trips to loop.
ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham 11' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

8.
Image'Marham11' Tornado GR4 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

9.
Image72(R) Squadron by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

10.
ImageAAC WAH-64D Apache by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

11.
Image'Marham11' Tornado GR4 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

12.
Image41(R) TES Squadron Tornado GR4 'Rebel87' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

13.
Image41(R) TES Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 'Apollo2' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

14.
ImageRAF Tornado GR4s by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

15.
Image208 Squadron Hawk T1 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

16.
ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham57' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

17.
ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'Marham57' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

18.
ImageObjects May Appear Closer Than They Are by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

19.
Image494th FS F-15E Strike Eagle 'Raider' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

20.
Image494th FS F-15E Strike Eagle 'Raider21' by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

21.
Image29(R) Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon T3 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

22. I was then offered a job out in Monastir, Tunisia, shooting for FLYER magazine and covering the North Africa debut of Air Race One. I was a little anxious about going out, rightly so as it was sadly proved a few weeks after. It was incredibly difficult out there, the best pylons were paddy fields and the heat haze was unreal.
ImageCassutt 111 M 'Kermit" by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

23. I was incredibly privileged to visit 771 NAS again halfway through the year, as usual they were the most excellent of hosts over my two days there managing to fly me on both days.
ImageThese Things We Do by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

24.
ImageCalm Before The Storm by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

25.
ImageOver The Edge by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

26.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

27.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

28. Then just before RIAT after months of planning we finally got the go to shoot new stock images and video for Textron aircraft.
ImageTextron Scorpion by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

29.
ImageTextron AirLand Scorpion by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

30.
ImageTextron AirLand Scorpion by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

31.
ImageScorpion and ASAC Sea King Mk7 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

32.
ImageTextron AirLand Scorpion by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

33.
ImageTextron AirLand Scorpion by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

34.
ImageTextron AirLand Scorpion by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

35. A day at RIAT, missed the arrival days and opted for the Saturday.
ImageAvro Vulcan XH558 Inverted Sequence by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

36.
ImageCzech Air Force Mil Mi-24V by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

37.
ImageAvro Vulcan Bomber by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

38.
ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

39.
ImageTyphoon And Spitfire Syncho by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

40.
ImageSpitfire FR.XVIIIe SM845 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

41.
ImagePolish Air Force MiG-29 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

42.
ImageHellenic Air Force F-16CJ by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

43. A quick two day shoot for AirTanker at their hub based at RAF Brize Norton, I was tasked with shooting new stock images for them. The majority of which I can't post yet.
ImageTwo RAF C-17 Globemasters by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

44.
ImageForça Aérea Brasileira C-130H by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

45.
ImageRAF A330 MRTT Voyager by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

46.
ImageRAF A330 MRTT Voyager by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

47.
ImageRAF A330 MRTT Voyager by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

48.
ImageRR Trent 700 Turbofan Engine by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

49.
ImageRAF A330 Voyager by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

50.
ImageLittle & Large by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

51. Then finally my last trip down to Culdrose for the year to visit 849 NAS again and shoot images for an article on the squadron. So only a few as the rest are being held back.
Image849 NAS Observer by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

52.
Image849 Naval Air Squadron ASaC Sea King Mk7 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

53.
Image32 Squadron AgustaWestland A-109E by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

54.
Image771 NAS Sea King Mk5 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr

55. Finally a day on the plain catching a RN Merlin HM2 out of Boscome Down.
ImageRoyal Navy EH-101 Merlin HM2 by Lloyd Horgan, on Flickr


Thanks for looking, C+C is most welcome.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year. :smile:

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What an excellent set. :clap: :cool:

Particularly fond of the Brize images, for selfish purposes.

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Wow... Sensational, as per. :worship: :worship: :worship:

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Wonderful post, with great variety. Well done! :clap:
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Very nice Lloyd, looks like you've had a good year. The sunset cockpit shot is especially nice.

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Nice selection Lloyd.
Particularly the loop and Brize photos stand out for me
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Very good, all of them !! C. :clap: :clap:

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Thanks guys, always interesting to see which different shots people prefer :smile:

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Easy 11 out of 10, Great set, keep em coming for 2016!

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Thanks!

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Good to see West Cornwall featuring heavily in hear. Brilliant images of the Sea Kings and Bagger, thank you very much.
All splendid stuff!

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Seems 71 are still busy, as they launched on a call-out about 30 minutes ago.

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Some excellent shots here, I see it was a successful year for you :rock:
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Well done mate. Number 10 is amazing. Why I missed this shot??
Scorpion pictures also very cool...

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Bloody hell! Another thread I can't pick a favourite in. You guys have some serious skills! :clap:

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Cyril Dorricott wrote:Good to see West Cornwall featuring heavily in hear. Brilliant images of the Sea Kings and Bagger, thank you very much.
All splendid stuff!


Yep, I've been down a lot this year. Just wish the weather had played ball more!

Bartek wrote:Well done mate. Number 10 is amazing. Why I missed this shot??
Scorpion pictures also very cool...


Think I only really posted it on my FB page and Flickr dude!

Thanks everyone, hope you all had a good Christmas.

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