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Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

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Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by gary1701 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:50 am

Gents,

A selection from yesterdays run over to the bases.

Started at Mildenhall.

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Moved next door, although it looked rather quiet.

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Note the Paveways.

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HH-60s were about.

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Then back to Mildenhall at dusk.

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by James Cutting » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:15 am

Got some nice shots here Gary! :thumb:

Looks like you had perfect light all day round which is always a winner :)

Love the E3 shots the best.
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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by Kads » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:31 pm

Nice photos, love the smoke from the E3 engines. Cheers

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by paddyboy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:34 pm

Hi Gary :P

You have some corkers there :thumbs:

Thanks for sharing :thumb:

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by grumpy616 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:34 am

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by gary1701 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:40 am

Thanks gents, the light was really starting to go when the E-3 turned up.

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by Knife 04 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:01 am

Nice Gary - don't know if it was the F-15 you caught above but one returned with 'hung' declaring an IFE

Nice light on the tankers - like the one of 'Nacho'(?) being guided out

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by gary1701 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Knife 04 wrote:Nice Gary - don't know if it was the F-15 you caught above but one returned with 'hung' declaring an IFE

Nice light on the tankers - like the one of 'Nacho'(?) being guided out

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Hi Darren,

So that was the problem. I knew the first pair coming back after I moved over from Mildenhall had declared a IFE, and I did just catch something on the radio about the CFT, but not knowing that they were carrying LGBs at the time, I didn't realise what the issue was. The IFE aircraft should be the first one (98-0134) and is the aircraft with the close up, as when I saw the Paveways I zoomed in on the lead aircraft only. The other one with two pairs of LGB's is his wingman. The other LGB flights returned with just one pair so I guess they take more than they plan on dropping. Think I heard Tain mentioned on the box.

The Seymour Johnson tanker is the 'Nacho' jet, unfortunately the light had gone by the time he rolled. I think he would have been off earlier but at the last moment Mildenhall had to contact Seymour Johnson Ops to get a wavier for him due to a 'non-standard fuel load'. If that had been sorted out before he taxied, I think he would have come out before the 100th birds!

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by TeeJay » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:27 am

Very nice Gary, the light on that E3 is fantastic :clap:

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by FalconFlare » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:21 pm

Great pictures in some gorgeous light. And nice catch on those F-15's with that interesting weapon load!

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Re: Mildenhall and Lakenheath 09/03

Post by Ghostrider01 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Nice shots ... Loving the E3 climbing out

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