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by F3
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Just a few, just for you
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Just a few, just for you

Morning Patrick. In a word - nice! Esp Caroline the Gulf War Bucc (shame no close - up of the politically incorrect nose - art) and the 1st Vark shot which is a belter.
by F3
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: More memories
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: More memories

Nice eclectic mix. Particularly liking the Ohio ANG A-7 and the anonymous Rhino lacking tail code. Any idea what unit?
by F3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Greenham Common 1974
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Re: Greenham Common 1974

You certainly tested the limits of that basic camera. Excellent set of a Greenham Common even earlier than my first.
by F3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Southport Airshow Sunday Show 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Southport Airshow Sunday Show 2019

Nice set and good to see a shot of the last ever Tucano display. Seems like Linton have pushed the boat out with the badges.
by F3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Duxford Early 90's
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Duxford Early 90's

Certainly prior to the opening of the American Museum which is where that B-17 Mary Alice (?) now resides.
by F3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Abingdon Battle of Britain Show Mass Fly Pasts
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Abingdon Battle of Britain Show Mass Fly Pasts

Content over quality for me every time. I was there and can honestly say that these capture the event very well. I esp. like nos. 2 + 5 which show a series of formations. There will never again be a flypast on that scale as we no longer have the variety of a/c types or in such numbers.
by F3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Memorabilia
Topic: 80s Finningley Programmes Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 230

80s Finningley Programmes Wanted

Probably a long shot but I am wanting the Finnningley progs for 1980, '83 + '84 to complete the set so if anyone has one of these which they would like to convert to cash pl. message me as I'm willing to pay a decent price. If you have seen my post of the '84 show and wondering why I need that progr...
by F3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Finningley At Home '84 - After the Vulcan
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Finningley At Home '84 - After the Vulcan

I was going to call Time on the Finningley coverage after the last post but as there are fans of Wilf Hardy's artwork out there I could nt resist incl. his poster for the '84 show which I consider one of his best as he has captured the Lightning to perfection. Topping the bill was the jet car Thrust...
by F3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Shackleton AEW2 WR963
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Shackleton AEW2 WR963

Nice ones John - and all the more atmospheric in b&w. Were nt we lucky back then to have so many good shows on our doorstep - almost literally for me with Ch. Fenton!
by F3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Newark Air Museum Aircraft 26/08/19
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Newark Air Museum Aircraft 26/08/19

NAM Updater wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:01 am
Thanks F3 for the additional input, as a point of note the Canberra B.2(Mod) WV787 has been on display inside Hangar 2 since 2005! :thumbs:
Just shows how long it is since my last visit. High time I returned now that I'm less than an hour up the road.
by F3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Phantoms RIAT 1991
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Phantoms RIAT 1991

Good record of an event that I regret missing. That last one is the definitive Phantom pic.
by F3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Finningley At Home '82 - Falklands Fall out
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Finningley At Home '82 - Falklands Fall out

Wilf Hardy must have painted hundreds of airshow posters and I can't recall a single bad one, altho' some were better (and more accurate in terms of depicting a show's content) than others. I'd happily have the best examples framed on my wall (wife permitting of course). Am sure they will be very c...
by F3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Newark Air Museum Aircraft 26/08/19
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Newark Air Museum Aircraft 26/08/19

Good coverage of one of the very best Air Museums. I'm pleased to see that Cranberry WV787 is now indoors as it is a unique a/c. Most of the airframes appear in good order and are a credit to the place. Next time y're in the area check out the SYAM @Doncaster which is a must if you like Canberras.
by F3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Finningley At Home '82 - Falklands Fall out
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Finningley At Home '82 - Falklands Fall out

If I recall correctly, wasn't XH558 one of the four converted :unsure: You are correct Paddy, XH558 was converted to a tanker. I think 6 were converted in the end, although not 100% sure on that. Great selection of photos here. I also like the inclusion of the Wilfred Hardy poster for the event. Hi...
by F3
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Finningley At Home '82 - Falklands Fall out
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Finningley At Home '82 - Falklands Fall out

Altho' we had nt expected to see anymore Vulcans, as they should have all been retired a few remained in service as a result of the Falklands War and indeed a new variant had been developed as a single point tanker which would remain in service for a couple of years, pending the introduction of the ...
by F3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF St Mawgan and others
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: RAF St Mawgan and others

Nice set Andy. 1st time I've seen any St.Mawgan pics posted. Don't want to seem pedantic but the Tornado is actually an F3. You'll appreciate I'm sensitive about people getting my namesake right. That Spanish P-3 is a bit of a rarity. Look forward to yr next post as these are quality. These might i...
by F3
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF St Mawgan and others
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: RAF St Mawgan and others

Nice set Andy. 1st time I've seen any St.Mawgan pics posted. Don't want to seem pedantic but the Tornado is actually an F3.
You'll appreciate I'm sensitive about people getting my namesake right. That Spanish P-3 is a bit of a rarity. Look forward to yr next post as these are quality.
by F3
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Turnhouse Airshow 27th June '70
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Turnhouse Airshow 27th June '70

So much for Flaming June. That looks wetter than an otter's pocket! Worth it for that beautiful Britannia tho' - one of the few types I never got to photograph.
by F3
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Swedish Draken at Bournemouth Airport Friday afternoon
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Swedish Draken at Bournemouth Airport Friday afternoon

V. nice set, esp the Strikemasters. They seem to have been everywhere this year but I suppose show organisers don't have much choice since all the Hunters were grounded.
by F3
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Finningley At Home '81 (Inc Last Vulcan Scramble)
Replies: 13
Views: 977

Re: Finningley At Home '81 (Inc Last Vulcan Scramble)

An ATC camp in 1963 was 'up the road' at Leconfield. Ok - It was littered with 19Sq & 92Sq's new Lightning F.2s, so I was in heaven, but parked at the end of the runway were 4 all-white Vulcans. They did a practice Scramble at some point during the week which made a bit of a mess of our squad's mar...

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