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Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

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Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Post by dannyboyo20 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:14 pm

Hi all,

Took a trip over to Carlisle and Spadeadam in hope of catching the current Dutch deployment in good weather conditions. Managed some shots at Carlisle in bright early morning sun, before heading over to Spade. A little bit of chasing and waiting eventually paid off when Grizzly flight (2x Chinooks) conducted some low level work on the Eastern side of the range, allowing some great views! Unfortunately the Apaches stayed away and around 1700 thick fog soon put a block on the evening sorties.

Many thanks to Dylan L for driving and all the lads for the company and great banter as always!
Cheers, Danny

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ImageD-101 Royal Netherlands Air Force Chinook by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageD-664 Royal Netherlands Air Force Chinook by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageQ-09 Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Apaches by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageS-456 Royal Netherlands Air Force Cougar by Danny Banks, on Flickr


Spadeadam:

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (1) by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (10) by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook 5 by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (12) by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (7) by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (5) by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (16) by Danny Banks, on Flickr

ImageRoyal Netherlands Air Force Chinook (Grizzly Flight) (19) by Danny Banks, on Flickr
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Re: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Post by mikee115 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:46 pm

Top set of shots of the Chinooks low level. Need to get a couple of days up there next year!

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Re: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Post by alanp » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:42 pm

Great stuff, glad someone got to make use of the beautiful light this week.
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Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:24 am

Some of the best images from Spadeadam i have seen on the forum.
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Post by F3 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:20 am

Nice - esp #6. Also I concur with the above opinion.

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Re: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Post by toom317 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:50 pm

Nice to see some pics from that location, tried it on Monday with no luck. You made the right choice by moving location, they didn't really come near the 2nd car park.
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Post by dannyboyo20 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:57 pm

Many thanks all for the very humbling comments!
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Re: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Post by geoffmackay » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:48 pm

Nice photos Danny, myself and Duane wasted Thursday at Spadeadam in the hope of something....thats spotting for you!

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Post by IMarsh » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:30 pm

Great set of shots there

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Post by matt e » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:06 pm

nice set,especially #6

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Post by paddyboy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:54 am

Looks like your trip was well worth it, Danny :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Exercise TAC Blaze - Carlisle & RAF Spadeadam 27/02/19

Post by Duane Hewitt » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:40 am

Some crackers of the Chinooks mate. Just disappointed you never got me in the shot of him coming over the bank :P

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Post by Indiana Moffatt » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm

Excellent set much better than mine from Tuesday

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Post by dannyboyo20 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:10 am

Ha Duane that needs to be our new mission. Action shots containing ourselves 😂
Many thanks again all. This years ex has been a tale of 2 halves. Spots of superb light and unusually warm, then the polar opposite with fog, torrential rain and snow!
Many thanks for the comments, more to come once I find time to upload :)
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