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by alhenderson
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: The Tornado GR1 (Stealth) Variant
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: The Tornado GR1 (Stealth) Variant

Interesting! I have almost exactly the same shot of the Stealth GR.1. But it looks from mine that the expose isn't there on the nose - did the men in blacked out Range Rover get to it? :-)

ImageZA591 by Alistair Henderson, on Flickr
by alhenderson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: NAS Point Mugu show, April 1999
Replies: 4
Views: 904

NAS Point Mugu show, April 1999

Just finished scanning a bunch of slides from my 2nd (and last :( ) spotting trip to the SW USA. We covered all the usual places and ended up at NAS Point Mugu for their airshow on April 24th 1999. Back in those days I was more of a spotter than a photographer, which possibly explains why I don't ha...
by alhenderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: National Training Center Aviation Company, April 1999
Replies: 2
Views: 793

National Training Center Aviation Company, April 1999

Fort Irwin, in California's Mojave desert is home to the US Army's National Training Center. Aviation support for the training activities that go on there was (and still is?) provided by the NTC Aviation Company based at Barstow-Daggett airfield. On our SW USA tour in April 1999 we had a base visit ...
by alhenderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: More B-1s..
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: More B-1s..

Thanks for the kind comments :-)

Al.
by alhenderson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: More B-1s..
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

More B-1s..

Having read someone else's post a few threads down, thought I'd share some B-1 photos as well. Have always loved these, they just look right. Weird to think that they are going to be outlived by the B-52s - these seemed like the future when they first entered service. Earliest picture I have of a Bo...
by alhenderson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: NAS North Island, April 1999
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: NAS North Island, April 1999

Plus, back in those days I was more of a number cruncher than a photographer. You can have no idea how just much I regret having that attitude back then! Yep. I've got pages and pages of logbook scribblings with thousands of serials. Somehow scanning and sharing those doesn't have quite the same ap...
by alhenderson
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: NAS North Island, April 1999
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

NAS North Island, April 1999

Having spent some time scanning slides from a 1999 trip to the SW US, thought I'd share some. My scanning and processing of slides is not great - I didn't really use slides much, and when I did it was cheapo Jessops film. Plus, back in those days I was more of a number cruncher than a photographer. ...
by alhenderson
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Chandler, Az April 1999
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Chandler, Az April 1999

Hi, I was at Chandler in 1992 Hard to find then but worth it. Runway is the dirt on which I was standing to take first shot! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48917208828_9b59386024_c.jpg Chandler by warferry , on Flickr The African Queen was listed as a ex BOAC machine, but keep forgetting my ag...
by alhenderson
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Chandler, Az April 1999
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Chandler, Az April 1999

My visit was '93 Not a lot of those modern turbine-powered things around then! But lots of round-engined items from Douglas! Speaking of which, need to see if I can work out such DC-6 is in the background of one of mine. Has "African Queen" scrawled on the nose.. feels like ought to be easy to iden...
by alhenderson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Chandler, Az April 1999
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Chandler, Az April 1999

My visit was '93 Not a lot of those modern turbine-powered things around then! But lots of round-engined items from Douglas! Speaking of which, need to see if I can work out such DC-6 is in the background of one of mine. Has "African Queen" scrawled on the nose.. feels like ought to be easy to iden...
by alhenderson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Chandler, Az April 1999
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Chandler, Az April 1999

Awesome stuff Al , always love seeing old planes in the desert . According to Flightaware , N118TG is a regular flyer last noted out of Ellington Field in Houston , TX last Friday 11th . I second Punkrunner62 , got any more ? Wow, I'd seen a report of her in one piece somewhere, but hadn't realised...
by alhenderson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Chandler, Az April 1999
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Chandler, Az April 1999

My visit was '93 Not a lot of those modern turbine-powered things around then! But lots of round-engined items from Douglas! Speaking of which, need to see if I can work out such DC-6 is in the background of one of mine. Has "African Queen" scrawled on the nose.. feels like ought to be easy to iden...
by alhenderson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Chandler, Az April 1999
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Chandler, Az April 1999

Been scanning some slides from a trip to the SW USA way back in 1999. Having scanned several boxes of AMARC overflights I was starting to get a little jaded (AMARC overflights are great, but the pictures do get to be a bit samey after a while!). Happily I then stumbled across a few pictures from Cha...
by alhenderson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: 79th leave UH
Replies: 28
Views: 3631

Re: 79th leave UH

Bet the weather made then glad to be leaving!! Interesting to note that the serial number on the data block on #7 has been scrubbed out or monkeyed with in some way...

Al.
by alhenderson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Notam today 18th
Replies: 42
Views: 3911

Re: Notam today 18th

Would think so. Turned over Worcester to the NW and towards VYL (Valley - to save any possible confusion) Puzzling why it has been dependent on the fate of the KC-10 at Mildenhall for the return journey, unless it is being met by a tanker from the States. I would assume having got it fixed they wer...
by alhenderson
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: RAF Fairford
Topic: Thursday 29th - Mytee 11 & 12
Replies: 116
Views: 8923

Re: Thursday 29th

Rumble over Sywell 1325. Too cloudy 😔
by alhenderson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Gate Guards-1990s
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: RAF Gate Guards-1990s

Hope no-one minds me butting in... Swung past Valley on the way to get the ferry to Ireland in 2005 and got the Hunter: https://live.staticflickr.com/4135/4771980569_4459a58450_b.jpg WV396 by Alistair Henderson , on Flickr Wessex HU.5 XT469 on display outside the Tactical Supply Wing (I think) at RA...
by alhenderson
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Leuchars BoB Display '67
Replies: 30
Views: 2712

Re: Leuchars BoB Display '67

What a fantastic set of pictures! I agree about Leuchars shows always being grey and dull, not sure I ever had the 'shooting into the sun' problem of which you speak :-)

Al.
by alhenderson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994
Replies: 10
Views: 1565

Re: RNAS Lee-on-Solent 1994

Lovely Gannets! I saw XG888 at Nowra in 2001, sadly the picture doesn't really do her justice:

ImageLong way from Lossie! by Alistair Henderson, on Flickr

Al.
by alhenderson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A couple of heavies from a couple of Air Fetes
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: A couple of heavies from a couple of Air Fetes

Does anyone know if those EC-135Hs were capable of being tankers? I seem to remember they always did a flypast with the boom down, suggesting it was operational in some form.. Yet I'd have thought it was odd for a airborne command post to double as a tanker..

Al.

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