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by Nighthawke
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Help please. IAT what year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Help please. IAT what year?

Just checked my logs and concur - Boscombe '92. Thanks too for these
by Nighthawke
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: TSR2 Front Cockpit
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: TSR2 Front Cockpit

It doesn't - the bottom picture is (as stated above it) the MH-53
by Nighthawke
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: SD330/F-100 PRESTWICK AUG87
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: SD330/F-100 PRESTWICK AUG87

Lovely shots of those FS Super Sabres. Only ever saw one and that was in the soggy static at Binbrook 1987.
Thanks
by Nighthawke
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Mig 35's over Scotland ??!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3115

Re: Mig 35's over Scotland ??!!

Wonder if that was one of the Diamond 9 Lightning team currently displaying over mine? Mind you, 18 Avons blasting away at this time of night is even getting too much for me so I'll send them somewhere else - any takers...

...time for my medication now! :lol:
by Nighthawke
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Duxford - September 3rd 2011 (UPDATED)
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: Duxford - September 3rd 2011

A nice contrast between the two shots. Much as I like Spitfires, I have to say that Eagle shot is a great catch.
by Nighthawke
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: This is interesting, what's going on at Waddo ?
Replies: 225
Views: 15945

Re: This is interesting, what's going on at Waddo ?

Special Operations Anti-Personnel munitions I would guess (or S.O.A.P. for short) :whistle:
by Nighthawke
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Finepix S9600
Replies: 20
Views: 917

Re: Finepix S9600

No they are not - I've just looked at a few and the Photo Details say 350D -a marked improvement over the 300D.

Just so that you have the correct info. on which to base any decisions.
by Nighthawke
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: 1993 - 75 years of the RAF
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: 1993 - 75 years of the RAF

Yes the weather did put a stop to the actual event on 1st April. For those of us fortunate enough to be there for the rehearsal on 30th March we were treated to the full flypast as well as all the static. Must check my log - still have some gaps to fill in
by Nighthawke
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: Old log 18 March 1989
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Old log 18 March 1989

This was for Exercise Excalibur. The base was opened up on Saturday morning for viewing (free entry if I recall correctly) and then, according to my log, departures from around 13:00-15:30. I seem to remember the access was via the north side (probably near the current viewing area), and buses shutt...
by Nighthawke
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Fire!

I was going to say cool photos but you know what I mean :whistle:

Isn't it amazing how such a simple subject can produce such great images. Good job Ben.

Cheers
Ian
by Nighthawke
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: RAF Lakenheath
Topic: LN OPEN AT NIGHT FROM THE 2nd AUG
Replies: 17
Views: 1693

Re: LN OPEN AT NIGHT FROM THE 2nd AUG

Guys - if you look under the Heads Up section there is a dedicated A-10 thread. Last night saw 8 of each up. Last landing was around 23:45. More have just gone up at 19:45 tonight.
by Nighthawke
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: low over the road waddington
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: low over the road waddington

No flying at West Raynham in Summer of '76. Only Bloodhounds then.
by Nighthawke
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Night Hogs, 4-8-11 Lakenheath
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Night Hogs, 4-8-11 Lakenheath

Definitely eight flew past my bedroom window in Brandon between 23:25 and 23:45
by Nighthawke
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RIAT 1985
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: RIAT 1985

85 was my first IAT and what a treat it was too. Just looking back at the log - 10 Dakotas including the ItAF one, 16 F-104s (10 yes ten Germans, and 2 each form Canada, Italy & Denmark) and at least 40 different types (excluding sub-types) from the RAF/RN/AAC. Almost 300 aircraft in total both stat...
by Nighthawke
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Looking Down @ my Local
Replies: 18
Views: 2036

Re: Looking Down @ my Local

I'm trying to think of something original to say but failing. To paraphrase William Brown (Just William) - "like what they said"- What a fabulous set and a great position to shoot from. Thanks for sharing.
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: EC-121T Mildenhall August 1978
Replies: 28
Views: 3960

Re: EC-121T Mildenhall August 1978

Yes please :clap: I was also only 15 for the '78 Mildenhall appearance and at that stage didn't appreciate what I was seeing. That was the only mil one I've seen - the only others are a couple of civilian ones in France/Switzerland.
More, more... :)
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Photography Q & A / How to post photos
Topic: Request - Riat Pics no more than 300mm
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: Request - Riat Pics no more than 300mm

Harry - I don't think you will find everything in one place. But the www is a wonderful resource so I would suggest browsing and finding as much as you need (not as much as you can because I would say you will get too much and probably conflicting information. I have kept a number of links and have ...
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Future of gate guards ?
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Future of gate guards ?

Arthur - Yes it certainly was their aircraft and as far as I know it still is. Hopefully Duxford will take it back and look after it.
Regards
Ian
by Nighthawke
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: New aircraft for the RAF
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: New aircraft for the RAF

The more cynical amongst our ranks might suggest it as typical reporting by someone who knows little or nothing about the subject :whistle:

Maybe they thought a WWII type and a 1950s/1960s-era type would be good for comparison and both are familiar to the general public.
by Nighthawke
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: The Red's District July 12th 11
Replies: 25
Views: 2058

Re: The Red's District July 12th 11

I don't often comment on photos but these are just fabulous. Cracking shots and a great setting - thanks for sharing

Ian

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