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by Weazel69
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

the answer to the 100/400 is yes I had both, the mk.II was an improvement on autofocus. but as you rightly say the focal lenght is a bit short for some shooting hence the 1.4 lens convertor, but I would not go down that road again. As for the sharper question I would say yes because of the weight an...
by Weazel69
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Sigma 60-600mm?

well as a guy who bit the bullet so to speak, I have one and really like it. I use a Canon 5D III and in the past used the Canon 100/400 with a 1.4 convertor which I could not get on with so went for a Sigma 150/600S,but the weight was a bit of a draw back especially on windy days.then when Sigma sa...
by Weazel69
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Lakenheath 8/10
Replies: 32
Views: 3330

Re: Lakenheath 8/10

greetings Blackcat1, with no disrepect to Alexander C but I think he's probably got his figures wrong because according to my ( paperwork ) the 494thFS LN relieved the 366thFS 4thFW SJ yw whom returned homeward 04.2018, the 494th were then relieved by the 391stFS 366thFW MO tig the 494th returned wh...
by Weazel69
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: 492 FS deployment
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: 492 FS deployment

my take for what it is worth, remembering there are 30 SJs out at the moment, could it be that these 12 MOs are going to relieve 12 of those whilst 18 - 492nd jets finish the remainder of the SJs

oops missed that markranger :Oops:
by Weazel69
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Fence hanging at UH
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: Fence hanging at UH

you have some great shots there kev, especially the 141 in the old scheme before that old drab Euro.1/lizard :grr:
also like shot 6 with the F111E just dropping in at the back of the shot :thumb:
by Weazel69
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Old Serial tie up area
Topic: Canadian Hornets 1987
Replies: 18
Views: 2571

Re: Canadian Hornets 1987

must have been a busy year for those guys because Colt. had the following based for a "Mallet Blow87-2" exercise arriving the 4th.08.1987 and noted the 6th 188736 188748 188750 188755 all 409 Squadron & 188749 439 Squadron :thumbs: which also coincided with a Squadron Exchange of F16C/F16D of the 10...
by Weazel69
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mildenhall Saturday 28th Sept
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: Mildenhall Saturday 28th Sept

a really nice set to start the Sunday Morning :thumbs: well done :thumb:
by Weazel69
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.
Replies: 16
Views: 1687

Re: A busy day at RAF Honington July 1993.

Really like picture 3, get the toasting fork out or should we have chestnuts :clap:
and don't talk to me about twitchy as I had my logbook consfiscated there, they did return it minus the honington logs :grr:
by Weazel69
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 11th Strategic Group, RAF Fairford - 1987
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: 11th Strategic Group, RAF Fairford - 1987

Aaah those were the days my friend :thumbs:
you were obviously lucky enough to get over there amongst them :thumb:
by Weazel69
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Canaries stun City
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: Canaries stun City

Did they M.C. think that it would be a walk in the park against the small Norfolk team, because they certainly found otherwise :clap: so its congrats to Daniel and all the team, and I have to say that Pep was gracious in defeat :thumbs: the sky coverage was spoilt by a former Norwich manager whom if...
by Weazel69
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: More memories
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: More memories

slightly wrong there john - re the RF4C this is one of the 106thTRS 117thTRW - ALABAMA ANG that was on Deployment at Colt - 06.1983 under the "Coronet - Joust"
deployment heading
by Weazel69
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: A400M - Atlas
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: A400M - Atlas

I have this now from a phellow spotter, whom had it on his app as ZM415 it appears it was just off G.Yarmouth
the reason I raised this one as it did not show on UK.Heads Up, Movements & OTT
by Weazel69
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: A400M - Atlas
Replies: 1
Views: 139

A400M - Atlas

Can anyone put a serial to the following A400M - Atlas that flew inbound ott Norwich Apt at 11:45LT
by Weazel69
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Lightning cockpits ‘discovered’ in Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: Lightning cockpits ‘discovered’ in Norfolk

Not wanting to blow my own trumpet, but following his stroke I took it upon myself to gather together Colt movements and send them to MAR but by those days things were slowing and not too many months left :blush:
by Weazel69
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Lightning cockpits ‘discovered’ in Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: Lightning cockpits ‘discovered’ in Norfolk

Nighthawke - yes sadly if you mean he had a stroke then this is true. its even sadder to think that it happened just as they were due to close Colt. after all those years of covering said base and even sadder the guy was just about to retire He is seen on the odd occasion at Norwich IAP and recently...
by Weazel69
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: East Anglia
Topic: Lightning cockpits ‘discovered’ in Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: Lightning cockpits ‘discovered’ in Norfolk

Hi JP been doing this aviation spotting lark since 66 19 that is and on speaking to an old friend who got me started on it, neither have any memory of these said cockpit sections. like you I also need XN795 and I certainly do not have it down for being on our local patch I could suggest that you see...
by Weazel69
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Dorian Evacuees...Update
Replies: 20
Views: 4620

Re: Dorian Evacuees...Update

You can divert those A/c over here any day, especially the USMC F/A18's those markings are really cool :thumbs:
Lucky ol' you :thumb:
by Weazel69
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Dorian Evacuees...Update
Replies: 20
Views: 4620

Re: Dorian Evacuees

I do really like the P8 with proper markings, nearly as good as the old P3 days if you can remember those :thumbs: was lucky enough to do NAS Moffett Field - 10.1981 where we logged 47 P3B/P3C, but alas no pictures as it was done from the outside early one morning :thumb: don't know if the US.NAVY w...
by Weazel69
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: B2s over Norwich
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: B2s over Norwich

Incorrect there - Theres ONLY 3
So therefore you got 2 - 3rds of them
the serials are - 82-1068 82-1071 89-0129 & you saw - 068 & 071
by Weazel69
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: B2s over Norwich
Replies: 25
Views: 5574

Re: B2s over Norwich

Hi Wally, it was the same two each time
sitting at NORWICH Iap I made it 3 circuits + 1 later after I believe they had been up Scotland way

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