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by seafurysmith
Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Former RAF Leuchars old railway line
Replies: 23
Views: 3650

Re: Former RAF Leuchars old railway line

The last time I saw 64009 in Leuchars was in 1990 and she was wearing the nameplates for Osprey. Some video footage is on my Utube channel at Seafurysmithpics if your interested. Hearing the whistle through out the airshow was interesting!
by seafurysmith
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: The Vulcan XH558 Forum
Topic: Best Vulcan Display Seen?
Replies: 38
Views: 14130

Re: Best Vulcan Display Seen?

Over the years I have seen many Vulcan displays but some stand out such as the so called last Vulcan display at RAF Upper Heyford back in the 80's i think? Also i saw the last four ship scramble at Waddington and I remember coming out of 2427 Sqn's huts at RAF Biggin Hill and seeing the Vulcan flyin...
by seafurysmith
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted:- "Air Clues" magazines.
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Wanted:- "Air Clues" magazines.

Hi Hugh,

Having checked my few copies I find I can help with Sept 77 and Dec 78 if your interested?

Mark
by seafurysmith
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Sony A77
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

Sony A77

My Sony A77 could do with servicing and (I think) a firmware update. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations of this that might help. Looking for a specialist pref. in the London and Southeast area. Any advice gratefully received.
by seafurysmith
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: RAF Coningsby
Topic: 01-08-2017 The Captain's log
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: 01-08-2017 The Captain's log

And RAF Marham, normally goes to Marham first from Warton then on to CBY and back.
by seafurysmith
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 72(R) Sqn - Grand Flypast 27th June
Replies: 37
Views: 26101

Re: 72(R) Sqn - Grand Flypast 27th June

Had a good view of the formation at Biggin Hill and was pleased to see they made two passes, which I didn't expect. Very nicely flown and worth seeing. Well done to all on 72(r) Sqn who made it happen and ya boo sucks to that old misery Supra who clearly doesn't get any fun in life!! http://i36.phot...
by seafurysmith
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Spooky days at Coningsby 1974-1982
Replies: 37
Views: 12073

Re: Spoky days at Coningsby 1974-1982

Lovely stuff! Always a good stop off on the way to Binbrook back in the day.... nice shot of XV424, isn't she now at DX?
by seafurysmith
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Recent Serial tie up area
Topic: Squirrel at Duxford airshow, 11/09/16
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Squirrel at Duxford airshow, 11/09/16

Shot taken from field at Duxford School. I remember thinking at the time that it was Red 10 arriving!

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by seafurysmith
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Festive 45407
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Festive 45407

Here's a few shots of the down Cathedrals Express this morning passing Swanley Junction, last mainline steam of the year for me and getting quite rare on the South East rails! http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/seafurysmith/DSC01272_zpsn9mwhgyb.jpg http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/seafurysmith...
by seafurysmith
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Videography
Topic: White Waltham Air Pageant 1977
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: White Waltham Air Pageant 1977

My brother knew the Training Captain who flew that display who he went flying with him. He once told him he was that low that he couldn't have lowered the undercarriage even if he wanted to! More importantly that show was the only time I saw George Aired loop the mosquito wish I could find some movi...
by seafurysmith
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Lightnings-six of the best .
Replies: 23
Views: 6414

Re: Lightnings-six of the best .

A great set of shots, brings back memories of many days stood on top of the wolds at Binbrook. Wish we had digital camera's then. Nice to see XR726, I once owned the ejector seat that was once fitted to her, had it in the garage for thirty odd years.........
by seafurysmith
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Spitfires and Hurricanes set for historic Flypast
Replies: 36
Views: 14451

Re: Spitfires and Hurricanes set for historic Flypast

I see the BBC News website reckons there will be 18 Hurricanes and 6 Spitfires today!? Isn't modern journalism wondefull... See the London Biggin Hill Airport Community Facebook page for the routings and last minute info.
by seafurysmith
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: A bakers half dozen Sea Furies
Replies: 12
Views: 2908

Re: A bakers half dozen Sea Furies

Great shots Paddy, my favourite piston engine fighter. Saw three one year at North Weald, all in the air at once!
by seafurysmith
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Garden spotting OTT'ers
Replies: 1417
Views: 587483

Re: Garden spotting OTT'ers

Just had the 18sqn special over the house, only just been thinking that I handn't seen many military helicopters recently over the house when I hear the unmistakable sound of the big wind.............. http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/seafurysmith/DSC02772_zpsnqtwceuj.jpg http://i36.photobucket....
by seafurysmith
Mon May 25, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Kingfisher
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: Kingfisher

Taken at Rainham Marshes, through a window, which explains the lack of sharpness....................
by seafurysmith
Sun May 24, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Kingfisher
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Kingfisher

Quick shot of one of my favourite birds, always special to see.

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by seafurysmith
Fri May 08, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: HMS Ocean passing Rainham Marshes 07-05-15
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

HMS Ocean passing Rainham Marshes 07-05-15

A few shots from yesterdays trip out to see HMS Ocean pass upstream to Greenwich. http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/seafurysmith/DSC00206_zpsildr4k6s.jpg http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/seafurysmith/DSC00216_zpssrecolyi.jpg http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/seafurysmith/DSC00218_zpshudh84...
by seafurysmith
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Magazine collections for sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Magazine collections for sale.

Due to downsizing I'm looking to sell my collection of Aviation magazines. Complete sets of;- Flypast (251824895716), Aeroplane Monthly (251824866550), Scale Aircraft Modelling (251824919399), Scale Models (251824976220), Scale Aviation Modeller International (251824996177), Aircraft Illustrated (25...
by seafurysmith
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Ghosts of Lakenheath past - 48TFW F-4D's
Replies: 28
Views: 9534

Re: Ghosts of Lakenheath past - 48TFW F-4D's

Blooming phantasic, best LN shots I've seen for many years, brings back some memories and makes me feel old!
by seafurysmith
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lockheed F104 Starfighter
Replies: 17
Views: 5947

Lockheed F104 Starfighter

How many F104 demonstration teams can you name that displayed in Europe (not civilian teams or in the USA). The one I remember best were of course the BAF's team 'The Slivers' who I saw several times mostly at Biggin Hill. Then we had the FGN Vikings and the RCAF's five ship team who I knew as the T...

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