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Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

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Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by fisherman » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:38 pm

I spent a few hours at Boscombe Down, yes this usually requires a certain amount of patience, but on this occasion, it was none stop action and just to end the day Hawk XX154 made a safe emergency landing. Have to say, I had never before seen the deployment of the Hawks emergency generator, last two pics!

1.ImageAlpa Jet ZJ647. Boscombe Down-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

2.ImageAlpa Jet ZJ647. Boscombe Down-1-3 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

3.ImageAlpa Jet ZJ646 (46) RAF Boscombe Down.-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

4.ImageHawk T1 XX342 (2) EPTS RAF Boscombe Down.-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

5.ImageMerlin HC-4 ZJ127 (L) RAF. Boscombe Down.-1-4 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

6.ImageMerlin HC-4 ZJ127 (L) Boscombe Down-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

7.ImageHawk XX327 Centre of Aviation Medecine. RAF Boscombe Down.-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

8.ImageGazelle XZ939 HT-2 (9) RAF Boscombe Down.-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

9.ImageA109E ZE146 ETPS RAF. Boscombe Down.-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

10.ImageMerlin HM-2 ZH829 (NL) RAF. Boscombe Down.-1-2 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

11.ImageHawk T1 XX154.ETPS. RAF Boscombe Down.-1 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

12.ImageHawk T1 XX154.ETPS. RAF Boscombe Down.-1-2 by Michael Fisher, on Flickr

What a great day out! I hope you may have enjoyed the pics?

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by richpittman » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:40 am

Nice quality and good to see BD so active :clap:

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by Alpha Delta 210 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:12 am

Some lovely images of relatively rare aircraft in lovely light. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by toom317 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:55 am

Nice to see a post from here, a rarity these days, and you picked a good day for it. Some interesting aircraft captured there.
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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by Mark Owen » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:36 am

Nice catch with the Hawk with the RAT out. :thumb:

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by Alfie » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:44 am

Nice set of shots, nice to see some west country action.

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Post by PeteHemsley » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:53 pm

Great to see photos from Boscombe. The etps hawk with the RAT deployed is a good catch.
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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by tonkatom » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:36 pm

Great catch on those aircraft,some brilliant photos from Boscombe.
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Post by Thunderbolt II » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:00 pm

Nice work- good to see pics from Boscombe. I've been trying to get a pic of the darn ripple Hawk for an age! One day, hopefully. Thanks for posting.

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Post by EGNV » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:26 pm

Pics from Boscombe are rare on here!

Nice set!

Thanks for posting!

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Post by Herkchaser » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:06 pm

Nice selection.
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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by paddyboy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:49 am

Hi Michael :P

Yet another belting selection :thumbs:

Never seen the R.A.T. deployed before :O

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by FalconFlare » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:20 am

Great set with a nice variety of airframes you caught there!

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Post by Supra » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:45 am

EGNV wrote:Pics from Boscombe are rare on here!

Nice set!

Thanks for posting!

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Anything flying at Boscombe Down is rare these days!
I'm sure that without the proposed major maintenance hub the airfield's days would be numbered? :D

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Post by XWP29 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:51 am

Worth waiting for good shots!

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Post by KINROTATE » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:29 pm

Thunderbolt II wrote:Nice work- good to see pics from Boscombe. I've been trying to get a pic of the darn ripple Hawk for an age! One day, hopefully. Thanks for posting.
Sadly, its flown its last trip. Next 'flight' will be on a low loader.
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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by F3 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:24 am

Nice catch fisherman. It was XX154 which made the Hawk's maiden flight all those yrs ago. Last time I saw it in the Waddo static it was in raspberry ripple so has obviously had a respray since then.

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by capercaillie » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:34 pm

XX154 has been wearing that scheme for at least four years and went black a good while before that. Sad to hear about XX342, I believe its the last in service aircraft wearing raspberry ripple. :'(

All very nicely caught :thumb: , intrigued as to the striping on the Alpha Jet's tailplanes and the symbol on top?

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by Sky Dancer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:48 pm

Lovely photos!

But as Capercaillie also asked, when did ZJ646 get those fancy tail markings? They don't seem to be on the underside. Does it have similar markings on the starboard side?

I only ask, as I feel a modelling project coming on....

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Re: Boscombe Down Wed 4th Oct, Fabulous aircraft!!

Post by Thunderbolt II » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:01 pm

KINROTATE wrote:
Thunderbolt II wrote:Nice work- good to see pics from Boscombe. I've been trying to get a pic of the darn ripple Hawk for an age! One day, hopefully. Thanks for posting.
Sadly, its flown its last trip. Next 'flight' will be on a low loader.
Noooooooooo!!!!

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