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JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

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JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby onemac » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:05 pm

Spent a pleasant while down at the fence on Friday morning. I'm sure Niall will be along shortly with a global announcement on the exercise (and that of Formidable Shield) to include his usual updates on participants and support but in the meantime here's what has arrived so far:

1. Atlantique 2, 5

ImageAMAC1126_Atlantique2_5 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

2. Taxi.

ImageAMAC1154Atlantique2_5 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

3. Support - Casa, CN-235, 111

ImageAMAC1298_CN-232_Casa_111_62-11 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

4. Head-on.

ImageAMAC1327_CN-232_Casa_111_62-11 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

5. Turning off.

ImageAMAC1337_CN-232_Casa_111_62-11 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

6. Heading home.

ImageAMAC1457_CN-232_Casa_111_62-11 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

7. P-3C Orion Royal Norwegian Air Force, 3296.

ImageAMAC1169_P-3C_3296_RoNAF by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

8. Backtrack.

ImageAMAC1190_P-3C_3296_RoNAF by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

9. The Norwegians announce their arrival.

ImageAMAC1211_P-3C_3296_RoNAF_Viking by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

10. Still waving the flag.

ImageAMAC1225_P-3C_3296_RoNAF_Viking by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

11. Norwegian support - C-130J Hercules II (apparently).
ImageAMAC1483_C-130J_Hercules-II_-5601 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

12. P-8A, 168763 headed off early down to Mildenhall for some circuits.

ImageAMAC1085_P-8A_168763 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

13. And, in what seems to be becoming the norm, his door did not appear to be locked.

ImageAMAC1101_P-8A_168763_Door by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

14. He returned in some stunning light though.

ImageAMAC1399_P-8A_168763 by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

15. There was some frantic tugging going on as he was slotted back in but here's the lineup.

ImageAMAC1446_JW172_Lineup by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

Thanks for looking. No doubt there will be more pics in the next few weeks but I shall leave it to others to post :)

Al
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby rusty1 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:58 pm

:thumbs: :thumbs:
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby reheat module » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:10 pm

Fabulous.
Looks like someone has come to work hard, and play hard too.
I do miss my time in the RAF, but every month it reminds me how great it was with a lovely big cheque
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby paddyboy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:02 pm

Hi Alan :P

Cracking selection there :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby NWIOPS » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:15 pm

13. And, in what seems to be becoming the norm, his door did not appear to be locked.

ImageAMAC1101_P-8A_168763_Door by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr


All looks good to me on the door Al. What makes you think its not shut properly?

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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby WattieB » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:37 pm

Lovely set Al :thumbs:
I do like No 9

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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby Paultojo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:38 pm

Very nice Al :thumb:
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby onemac » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:09 pm

NWIOPS wrote:All looks good to me on the door Al. What makes you think its not shut properly?

NWIOPS


The yellow bar should be horizontal but I've been advised that this is a common occurence, the door is actually locked and not to worry about it. My OCD doesn't like it though - I fly in the civvy version of those.......

ImageAMAC9600_P-8A_168763_Door by Alan MacNeish, on Flickr

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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby 100arw » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:40 pm

I think you may find that its standard practise at that stage that the door is "un-armed" i.e. not locked in case of a fast exit being required.
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby onemac » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:25 am

100arw wrote:I think you may find that its standard practise at that stage that the door is "un-armed" i.e. not locked in case of a fast exit being required.


But every single one that went out like that came back the same way. Just saying.....

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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby tornado43 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:30 am

Nice images Al .
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby sft » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:43 am

The door pins are in and locked, its just the handle on the exterior thats not in its correct position.... no real problem, though in the civvy world this is usually noticed and pointed out to the crew.
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby prefontaine72 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:49 pm

Excellent selection Al love those P-8 shots superb

Dougie :)
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby Contrail1958 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:14 am

Very nice set Chap. :thumb:
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby Coull962 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:31 am

great shots Al
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby Morseman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:11 am

Beautiful photo's. thanks.
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby Sky Pirate » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:31 am

Some...Monumental shots Al
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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby onemac » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:26 am

Thanks for all the feedback peeps - most welcome.

Sky Pirate wrote:Some...Monumental shots Al

Monuments are tall - I'm erm..... not :lol: You down next week?

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Re: JW17-2 Lossie Arrivals & Support

Postby ArabJazzie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:25 am

onemac wrote:
100arw wrote:I think you may find that its standard practise at that stage that the door is "un-armed" i.e. not locked in case of a fast exit being required.


But every single one that went out like that came back the same way. Just saying.....

Al

Im more inclined to say they have broken the handle! Would hope they lock the door from the inside prior to taxi.

Cracking set as usual Al.
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