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Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

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Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by GWJPhantom » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:21 pm

Hi all,

Not posted here for a while but thought I would share these with you from a stunning day yesterday in Wales.

First up "Spartan " a pair of 2 SQN Typhoons from Lossiemouth.

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Then we had "Monster" flight from Marham with 2 great passes.

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My last outing of the year and it was a stunner :good:

Cheers Gareth

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by Freeman Lowell » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 pm

No.3 takes me back to the days when I used to cycle without my hands on the handlebars!
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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:09 pm

Lovely

I watched monster 1/2 depart Marham in the morning - they didn't look as good as your view

Did the RS C-130Js do a pass later on?

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by yellowcake-uf6 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:No.3 takes me back to the days when I used to cycle without my hands on the handlebars!
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No.3 looks like he is using the HUD as a steering wheel... you learn something every day. Awesome pics, BTW !!

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by GWJPhantom » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:30 pm

Thanks chaps!

His right hand is actually on the control column , the white you can see above the HUD is his knee pad so not quite "hands free" .I presume it's at some preset throttle setting , maybe someone on here may enlighten us?

Thanks again,
Cheers Gareth

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by paddyboy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:38 pm

Hi Gareth :P

Awesome doesn't even cover these :thumbs: :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:05 pm

Posing darn RAF!!! ;-). Great shots!
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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by XWP29 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Number 6 for me, great shot :thumb:
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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:24 pm

yellowcake-uf6 wrote:
Freeman Lowell wrote:No.3 takes me back to the days when I used to cycle without my hands on the handlebars!
Freeman
No.3 looks like he is using the HUD as a steering wheel... you learn something every day. Awesome pics, BTW !!

Terrain following radar - saw a good documentary about 15sqn and the low level night training on Tornados - basically hands off and trust the computer.
Edit : these days Super accurate GPS could be used to maintain a height above ground.

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by TomG » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:38 pm

slogen51 wrote:
yellowcake-uf6 wrote:
Freeman Lowell wrote:No.3 takes me back to the days when I used to cycle without my hands on the handlebars!
Freeman
No.3 looks like he is using the HUD as a steering wheel... you learn something every day. Awesome pics, BTW !!

Terrain following radar - saw a good documentary about 15sqn and the low level night training on Tornados - basically hands off and trust the computer.
Edit : these days Super accurate GPS could be used to maintain a height above ground.
No TFR on Typhoon, most probably got auto throttle selected and concentrating on 'doing the driving'.

Lovely stuff Gareth, shame I missed you.

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by slogen51 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:56 pm

I didn't know that - no TFR and not stealthy - how does it get in undetected?

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by Rotörhead » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:28 pm

Like that last Typhoon a lot!

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by GWJPhantom » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:52 am

Thanks for all the replies , and a Merry Xmas to all!

Cheers Gareth

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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:32 pm

No TFR for Typhoons well not originally and certainly wouldn't have be used in the tight turns in the loop.
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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by reheat module » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Without TFR... does it have GMR?
Could do with an aircraft which has both, - oh, hang on
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Re: Mach Loop 18/12/2017 Sun and Jets

Post by GWJPhantom » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:19 pm

Hi all ,

Just thought I would let you know it's auto throttle (I have it on good authority) :thumb:

Cheers Gareth

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