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by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Only did the one Sea King trip on a gin clear blue sky day to New Island and back.
Mind you, to compensate for the picket boat trip, I did get the ramp ride on the Chinook. Now THAT was fun.
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Luckily lardyboy999 my 2 hours Sea King flight was very nice around the Islands and my day at sea on Dumbarton Castle was calm in fact the Navy even gave us crabs free beer !! Free beer? Off the Matelots? Now I've heard everything! :lol: Were you down there when all the squadron bars were still ope...
by lardyboy999
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Helicopter deck landings

I think that might have been the mission that I was thinking of lardyboy, with reference to the pic I saw. I should have said also that, when I said hovering alongside the ship to refuel, the ship was underway at the time. One of my colleagues on the other shift from me went out on one of the train...
by lardyboy999
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Helicopter deck landings
Replies: 18
Views: 1683

Re: Helicopter deck landings

Having done a stint on 78 Sqn as one of the squadron ops clerks at MPA late 98 early 99, I can confirm the Sea King crews regularly trained with the resident picket boat. In fact it became essential training, as whilst I was down there one of the Sea Kings carried out one of the longest SAR missions...
by lardyboy999
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: RAF Coningsby (mixed dates)
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: RAF Coningsby (mixed dates)

Some nice asymmetric shots there.

:-)
by lardyboy999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019

Speedbird01 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Very nice! Can I ask how many mm you used for those eagles taking off?
The blue sky shots were all around 400mm, the grey skies around 500mm (using a Sigma 150-600mm)

Andy.
by lardyboy999
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Cobra Warrior - 5th September 2019

Removed. The photos look shocking on here, but look fine on my PC.

Used "Postimage.org" as an alternative to Flickr. Won't do that again.

Mods, if you want to delete this thread, be my guest.
by lardyboy999
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Israeli F-15 Arrivals- Waddington 28/8
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Israeli F-15 Arrivals- Waddington 28/8

Very nice indeed!

Got the next two weeks off, so hoping to get up there for a couple of days at least.

Interesting bubble fairing behind the canopy of the D's.

:thumb:
by lardyboy999
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: MYTEE 11/12/13 RAF Fairford 28,08.2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2907

Re: MYTEE 11/12/13 RAF Fairford 28,08.2019

SamP wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:47 pm
lardyboy999 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Wasn't the callsign "Death"?

"Mytee" is a B52 callsign?

Nice shot.
No, they arrived as DEATH and departed today as MYTEE

MYTEE is a callsign that covers the entire bomber fleet.
Ah, every day is an education! Ta. Climbing back in my box.
by lardyboy999
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: MYTEE 11/12/13 RAF Fairford 28,08.2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2907

Re: MYTEE 11/12/13 RAF Fairford 28,08.2019

Wasn't the callsign "Death"?

"Mytee" is a B52 callsign?

Nice shot.
by lardyboy999
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RAF to allow airmen to have beards
Replies: 20
Views: 2274

Re: RAF to allow airmen to have beards

12 years too late for me.

Sporting a rather fetching one now though.....
by lardyboy999
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: RIAT volunteering on the fuels team
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: RIAT volunteering on the fuels team

Lovely stuff.

Did 13 years on the Aircraft Engineering Team myself, so I appreciate the "view from within", as it were.

Always enjoyed the banter on the radio between Eng Ops and Fuels!

Cheers.

Andy
Formerly known as Eng Ops Junior (well, no-one was older than Bob!)
by lardyboy999
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Puts my megre collection to shame....

Thanks for letting us see them, not jealous at all!
by lardyboy999
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Apparently I did to, but I was only 2 and a half!

:P
by lardyboy999
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Apollo 11 as live 50 Years ago

Surprised no-one has posted this:

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11

Click on the "Live" button on the right hand side.

They're about to execute LOI - Lunar Orbit Insertion.

Fascinating stuff.

Andy
by lardyboy999
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: IAT 1987 (Update 14/06/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: IAT 1987 (Update 09/06/19)

Happy days. My first year working at the show. You got my "office" in that first photo!

Cheers.
by lardyboy999
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: 1st April - a fools gamble
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: 1st April - a fools gamble

Lovely stuff, Laurie.

I agree, No. 4 is a stonker!

:thumb:
by lardyboy999
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Winter wonderland Hornets 03/2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Re: Winter wonderland Hornets 03/2019

Fantastinen!

(Blame Google Translate if that's wrong, Petu)

Andy. :thumb:
by lardyboy999
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Chinook ZD982 @ RAF Holbeach 19.03.19
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Chinook ZD982 @ RAF Holbeach 19.03.19

Excellent stuff.

My last tour 2002-2007 (see avatar).

Cheers.

Andy.
by lardyboy999
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: Mildenhall White Top - 5th March 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Mildenhall White Top - 5th March 2019

A few from John's Field on Tuesday evening. You can see from the reflection on the nose how low the sun was. https://i.postimg.cc/PrwfFXVM/IMG-9051.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tRfC5ZkT/IMG-9061.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/prgWX4r8/IMG-9067.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7ZrHFFpr/IMG-9078.jpg https://i.postimg.c...

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