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RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

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Dannnn
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RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by Dannnn » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:55 pm

Hey guys,

I was lucky enough to be invited to a enthusiasts base tour yesterday morning along with a couple of other groups.
With Brize being my local base only a mile down the road it was great to see it from inside the fence and get close to some of the aircraft I'm lucky enough to see on a daily basis!

We started off with a tour around Voyager ZZ338.

ImageRoyal Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager ZZ338 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager ZZ338 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager ZZ338 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager ZZ338 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

Then off to 99 Squadron for a look around C-17 ZZ175

ImageRoyal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster ZZ175 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster ZZ175 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster ZZ175 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster ZZ175 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster ZZ175 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

Then to end the morning, 47 Squadron and ZH884

ImageRoyal Air Force Lockheed C-130J Hercules ZH884 by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Lockheed C-130J Hercules by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Air Force Lockheed C-130J Hercules by Dan Partlett, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by IanSSN7 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:01 pm

:thumb: Nice!
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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by marinergaz » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:05 pm

Excellent look behind the scenes there, very interesting.

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by Mike » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:10 pm

Nice set, were you allowed near any of the A400Ms?

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by Gaz J » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:00 pm

Nice set there Dan.

The lack of yoke in front of the pilots seats, makes the Voyager cabin look sparse.

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Post by TeeJay » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:53 pm

A very nice set of pictures there Dan :thumbs:
Glad you had a good day. Not jealous at all :P
That is one tour I would love to get on, though :thumb:
Thanks for sharing
All the best
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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by paddyboy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:11 pm

That's Trev +2 :Wow:

Not jealous at all ;)

NO, I am not :Wow:

Cheers

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by Dannnn » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:22 pm

Thanks all! :)
Mike wrote:Nice set, were you allowed near any of the A400Ms?
Not up close, there were 2 on the pan opposite the Voyager we went on, and also the visiting Brazilian C130 which was nice!

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Post by Lowfly11 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:06 pm

Very great shots..the Voyager and C17 cockpit shots just shows how futuristic technology has become from what it used to be in a
short space of time.Regards Tim

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by Aquila » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:50 am

Great set with nicely thought out composition on your shots. Good work :thumb:

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Post by 3Greens » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:21 am

Very nice selection of cockpit shots. Pleased you had such a good visit.
Voyager cockpit certainly does look a bit' empty' in places with the side sticks. Swopping seats I guess is a probably just the same as that first time you drive a left hand drive car :S ..... your other hand has to learn pretty quick what to do. :lol:

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by GhostFlight91 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:00 pm

very very lucky indeed, very nice to see mate

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Post by Dannnn » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:52 pm

Thank you all :)

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Re: RAF Brize Norton Base Visit 28.10.15

Post by Geoff » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:06 pm

Great photos, nice of you to share them, thanks

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