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Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

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Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Post by EGVP » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:01 pm

Managed a quick dash up to Barton earlier today, and was rewarded with two RAF Chinooks, a Navy Wildcat, and an AAC Dauphin just transiting the zone. Sadly had to leave prior to the two Apaches arriving.

Not bad for a quiet little GA airfield I guess :grin:

'Ultimate1' arriving with 'Titan27' transiting to the north:

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'Ultimate1' departing:

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'Ultimate2' departing. I took more photos of this as there's not long left for the HC.5! Sadly it managed to follow a bit of cloud around:

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'Skua 350' arrived, set down, and then departed in to the circuit before returning for a cup of tea and a bacon butty:

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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Post by pg1610 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:40 pm

Good set,Must try these Bacon Butties for ourselves one day

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Post by Blue Diamond » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:32 pm

Nice captures.
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Post by paddyboy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:18 am

Hi Buddy :P

Nice catches :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by LTFT5 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:50 am

Saw these myself but no camera.
Excellent shots
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Post by TrickyD » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:22 pm

Brilliant photos!

Can I ask where these were taken from? I'm hoping to get across to Barton soon myself.

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Post by slogen51 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:41 pm

Very nice

those Wildcats are very photogenic

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Post by pg1610 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:48 pm

TrickyD wrote:Brilliant photos!

Can I ask where these were taken from? I'm hoping to get across to Barton soon myself.
The public viewing gallery on level one of the control tower, enjoy your visit but note Military movements are not every day its just pot luck

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Post by TrickyD » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:46 pm

pg1610 wrote:
TrickyD wrote:Brilliant photos!

Can I ask where these were taken from? I'm hoping to get across to Barton soon myself.
The public viewing gallery on level one of the control tower, enjoy your visit but note Military movements are not every day its just pot luck
Thanks very much for the quick reply. I knew that there was a public cafe, didn't realise you could spot from the tower as well.

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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Post by FalconFlare » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:00 pm

Nice selection, the ones from the "bulky" Chinook are my favourites

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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Post by shuck » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:27 pm

[quote="EGVP"]

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'Ultimate2' departing. I took more photos of this as there's not long left for the HC.5! Sadly it managed to follow a bit of cloud around:


Hi Chris, What is happening with the eight Chinook HC5's.

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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Post by SIMONJBF » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:49 pm

sorry, im confused, what do you mean by not long left for the HC5?

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Re: Barton Airbase - or so it seemed!

Post by pg1610 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:02 pm

SIMONJBF wrote:sorry, im confused, what do you mean by not long left for the HC5?
shuck wrote:
EGVP wrote:
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'Ultimate2' departing. I took more photos of this as there's not long left for the HC.5! Sadly it managed to follow a bit of cloud around:


Hi Chris, What is happening with the eight Chinook HC5's.
Gents I will answer on Chris`s behalf as he is busy working, A mistake in thinking the HC.5 were to be converted to HC.6A standard, so fear not the HC.5 will be around for as long as the MOD deem them to be sorry for the incorrect info

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