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Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by toom317 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 am

Nice bit of visitor action for you guys down there. Re first pic, did those aircraft just bomb a paint factory, and that one fly through the smoke cloud. :lol:
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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by csnewton2701 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:36 am

Great shots.

Makes me jealous living in Manchester as we get nothing like that up here.

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by andygolfer » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:39 am

toom317 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 am
Nice bit of visitor action for you guys down there. Re first pic, did those aircraft just bomb a paint factory, and that one fly through the smoke cloud. :lol:
could have done! It wasn't until I looked at the pic on my PC that I realised the whole upper surface is painted as part of the scheme as well, somebody got a bit carried away :)
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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by slogen51 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:49 am

I heard a rumour that Lakenheath could paint one up to commemorate an anniversary or similar?

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by Bilvo » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:05 am

f106dart wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Thunderbolt II wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 pm
That's quite a scheme- dare I say a bit too much?! Excellent shots, great work.
I couldn’t agree with any more. I don’t understand why there so over the top. These schemes should be for special events and only temporary. I feel sorry for the guy flying it when going up against a MIG etc. in a real situation .
But great shots none the less
Do you honestly think that is likely to happen?? And if it did what the hell difference would this paint scheme make to any engagement, which would likely be BVR anyway :S

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by Mawgan4 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:54 am

Great photos, especially that first one!

Lakenheath and Mildenhall this October really have been very good indeed.

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by tairngreacht_bas » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:31 am

Remarkable activity at this time in Lakenheath, you're luck! :(

How many F-15Cs arrived ???

Nice shot :thumb:

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by Mike » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:02 pm

Excellent shots Andy, #1 is an absolute cracker. :) :thumb:

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by Rob666 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm

Great shots, thanks for posting.
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P.S Over the top scheme, just like the RAF this year then! Well done on having a great scheme for your anniversary.

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by matt e » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Nice set especially #1

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Post by Pune » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:53 pm

Rob666 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Great shots, thanks for posting.
Rob
P.S Over the top scheme, just like the RAF this year then! Well done on having a great scheme for your anniversary.
Couldn't agree more, great images and fabulous colour (color) scheme, and so it should be, a celebration of a great anniversary.
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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by garyscott » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:49 am

f106dart wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:24 pm
I couldn’t agree with any more. I don’t understand why there so over the top. These schemes should be for special events and only temporary. I feel sorry for the guy flying it when going up against a MIG etc. in a real situation.
But great shots none the less
I Think he will be more concerned about the calls on guard of "who's a pretty boy then?", then looking out for whoever is about to drop on his tail in a friendly bit of ACM. Then the ribbing back in the bar . . . :lol:

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by paddyboy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:26 am

Hi Andy :P

How have I missed these :S

Stunning set :thumbs: :O

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by PWestF15 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:17 pm

Hi Andy,

Great photos, did you take some more photos from the other F15's of the 144rd Fighter Wing.
Hope you post them also. I collect photos of the F15's of the ANG.

Thanks,

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by f106dart » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:35 pm

Bilvo wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:05 am
f106dart wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Thunderbolt II wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 pm
That's quite a scheme- dare I say a bit too much?! Excellent shots, great work.
I couldn’t agree with any more. I don’t understand why there so over the top. These schemes should be for special events and only temporary. I feel sorry for the guy flying it when going up against a MIG etc. in a real situation .
But great shots none the less
Do you honestly think that is likely to happen?? And if it did what the hell difference would this paint scheme make to any engagement, which would likely be BVR anyway :S

p.s. BVR = Beyond Visual Range.
After spending 20 years in the USAF I know all the ancronmins. They are there for a TSP not for your private airshow. These are warbirds serving a purse. And bright yellow ac doesn't serve that purpose. Maybe I'm old fashion but that's what I believe. And not all fights are missile kills. Unless. Your in the RAF where some Jets don't even have guns

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by Paultojo » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:02 pm

Cracking set of images Andy
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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by The Phantom » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Rob666 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm
P.S Over the top scheme, just like the RAF this year then!
:lol: :lol:

As for the photos and that anniversary jet.... :Wow: :Wow:

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by Red-Eye-Knight » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 pm

Love the 1st F-15 what a catch that was...Stunning photos mate :clap: :thumbs:

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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by andygolfer » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:26 am

PWestF15 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Hi Andy,

Great photos, did you take some more photos from the other F15's of the 144rd Fighter Wing.
Hope you post them also. I collect photos of the F15's of the ANG.

Thanks,

Peter
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there are a few more in my flickr album Peter, and I've still got a lot of unedited ones on my PC - a time (or lack thereof) seems to be an issue at present.
I put 2 of each aircraft in the flickr album for my October 2018 aircraft : https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 1900327324 , the last ones as I filed them in date taken order. Some others from the same day also there (F.22s etc - which were a bit poor because of their own heat haze).
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Re: Lakenheath 23-10-2018 California ANG F.15s

Post by XWP29 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:56 pm

Hi Andy,
Great catch and can't add anything to the comments above, so well done. :thumb:
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