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Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

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Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by billydog » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:36 pm

I was greeted with a hail/sleet storm when i opened the curtains this morning, but with an RC-135S 'Cobra Ball' on the deck at Mildenhall and the C32 'SAM 745' due to depart, i dragged myself over to the local for a couple of hours.

Glad i made the effort, as the storm passed just as i arrived and the sun burst through, just long enough to light up the C32 and a following C17 'Moose' departures.
Sadly the Cobra didn't get the same treatment, but still great to have these amazing aircraft passing through. :thumbs:


1)
Image99-0003 C-32A (1) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image99-0003 C-32A (2) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image99-0003 C-32A (3) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image07-7185 C-17A (1) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image07-7185 C-17A (2) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image61-2663 RC-135S (1) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image61-2663 RC-135S (2) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image61-2663 RC-135S (3) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image61-2663 RC-135S (4) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image61-2663 RC-135S (5) by jut73, on Flickr

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Notice the mission markings just above the crew door.....
Image61-2663 RC-135S (6) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image61-2663 RC-135S (7) by jut73, on Flickr

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Image04-4128 C-17A by jut73, on Flickr


Then i headed over to Marham for a couple of hours chasing Tonkas......

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ImageZA373 Tornado GR4 by jut73, on Flickr

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ImageZA542 Tornado GR4 (1) by jut73, on Flickr

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ImageZA542 Tornado GR4 (2) by jut73, on Flickr

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ImageZA585 Tornado GR4 by jut73, on Flickr

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ImageZG750 Tornado GR4 (1) by jut73, on Flickr

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ImageZG750 Tornado GR4 (2) by jut73, on Flickr

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ImageZG750 Tornado GR4 (3) by jut73, on Flickr




Thanks for taking a look. :thumb:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by CHRISD » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:39 pm

what a crackin set mate well done.
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by Jammo » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:48 pm

What a post, the first one looks superb low down, with great lighting, and the Tornado ones are so sharp, but the highlight has got to be the Cobra Ball, fantastic in any weather :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by Skip » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:52 pm

Cracking set as always Justin, The light looks great on the C32 and the first C17, and you got 007 too :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by billydog » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:03 pm

Thanks guys- as always your comments are always appreciated. :thumb:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by GhostFlight91 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:06 pm

How crisp what a set :thumbs:

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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by jaybee » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:12 pm

Those first 5 show up really well Justin, :) in light that just couldn't be bettered. The silver lining for cold and bad weather ,is that once in a lifetime glow you get in relflection,from the light in Winter,when the sun decides to pop and the picture in the viewfinder looks real good.. :thumb:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by DanBeeden » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:39 pm

I'm green with envy!!! Would love to have had the chance to shoot the Cobra Ball. The C-32 also looks super in that lovely early morning light. Thanks for sharing these - top work.

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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by billydog » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:37 pm

Luke, John, Dan..... Thank you- glad you like the images. :thumb:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by deerhunter » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:57 pm

Luv em all, thanks for posting :thumb:
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by paddyboy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:05 pm

Hi Juggin :P

Lucky so-and-so :@

Great pics all-round :thumb:

Cobra-Ball shots are defo special :thumbs:

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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by 3Greens » Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:10 pm

Lovely set :thumbs: The C32 was a bit distant when he crossed the Humber Estuary northbound just after 9, and the 'Cobra Ball' hooked up to 'QID84' were just lost in the 7/8 cloud as they passed :@
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by billydog » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:34 pm

3Greens wrote:Lovely set :thumbs: The C32 was a bit distant when he crossed the Humber Estuary northbound just after 9, and the 'Cobra Ball' hooked up to 'QID84' were just lost in the 7/8 cloud as they passed :@
Thanks very much for posting
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Re: Cobra, Moose and Sam. Mildenhall 11/12/14.

Post by sg-andel » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:56 am

Lovely those C-32 and C-17 in the low wintersun !!.

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