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A look back on a packed 2019

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James Cutting
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A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 pm

2019 was probably the best aviation year for me. With trips lined up to Belgium, Duxford for the Dakotas, and Marham for the Tornado Finale events, it was shaping up to be a good year. The best 3 days were in June though - Tuesday for Dakotas, Wednesday saw the immense 6 Osprey's and 6 Hercules D-Day formation at Mildenhall, finalising Thursday at LN getting the heritage jets depart for France, then to MH for the 3 x US Army Chinooks, back to LN to get the Heritage jets return before ragging it back to MH in time for the 2 x VH-3's from the Presidential flight! Manic day! :Wow: Thanks to all who have been involved in making this a brilliant year! Here's some of my favourites from 2019.


ImageUS Navy E-6B 164404 "JOHN64" from RWY29 RAF Mildenhall. by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageUS Navy C-2A 162144 calling "RG02" by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRAF Tornado GR4 ZA614 "MARHAM35" taxis out by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRAF Tornado GR4 ZG752 take off by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'ZD716' over the layby by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRAF Tornado GR4 'ZD716' sporting the 31 Squadron 'Goldstars' Retirement Scheme by James Cutting, on Flickr


Image3 RAF Tornado GR4's, including 31 Squadron 'Goldstar' Retirement Scheme, in the FINale flypast tour of the UK, IWM Duxford by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageDASH 8-Q202 GRZY35 N8200L by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageF-15E AF90-0233 "Guardian" arrives as "MAZDA33" by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageMO F-15E AF90-0233 MAZDA31 departs RAF Lakenheath by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageHomestead FM F-16C, AF88-0404 landing at RAF Lakenheath by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageFM F-16C AF85-0487 departing RAF Lakenheath by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageS6 Dakota DC-3 by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageUSAF CV-22B Osprey by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageBOSTON Flight of 6 x CV-22B Osprey's & 6x MC-130Js by James Cutting, on Flickr



Image3 US Army Chinooks arrive at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr


Image494th F-15E AF91-0603 "Madeline II" in D-Day Commemoration Markings by James Cutting, on Flickr


Image492nd F-15E AF97-0219 in D-Day Commemoration Markings by James Cutting, on Flickr


Image493rd F-15C AF84-0010 "The King" wearing D-Day Heritage livery by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageUS Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-3D landing at RAF Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRC-135V AF64-14845, "Fightin' 55th WG" by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRomanian MiG-21 LanceR 6824 by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageBritish Army Apache AH-64D in front of the famous Wall of Fire by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageSpanish Navy AV-8B Harrier II departing Fairford by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageSpanish Navy AV-8B Harrier II fini flight for the lead pilot, receiving a water cannon salute by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRC-135S 61-2662 "COMBO59" returning to Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageE-4B calling "EDGE99" landing at Mildenhall by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageSwedish Air Force Saab SK 37 Viggen by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageBAF Augusta A109 Solo Display flares by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRoyal Danish Air Force C-130 flypast by James Cutting, on Flickr


Image2 BAF F-16's in 75 Years D-Day schemes, fly past at Kleine-Brogel by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageFlanker taxying back by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageVador putting his BAF F-16 into a spin with flares by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRAF Sentinel R.1 ZJ691 in the "blue hour" by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageP-8A 169325/YD, VP-4 under the Waddington lights by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageRAF E-3D & P-8A 169325/YD, VP-4 by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageU-2 80-083 "DRAGON09" by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageU-2 80-083 "DRAGON09" banking round for a touch & go by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageB-52H - 60-0028, calling "BRIG02" - 96th EBS 'Red Devils', ‎Barksdale AFB, departing RAF Fairford by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageB-52H - 60-0028, calling "BRIG02" - 96th EBS 'Red Devils', ‎Barksdale AFB, departing RAF Fairford by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageUSAF B-52H - 61-0006 "BRIG01" from 96th EBS 'Red Devils' departing RAF Fairford by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageUSAF B-52H - 61-0006 "BRIG01" from 96th EBS 'Red Devils' departing RAF Fairford departing from RWY09 by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageU-2 80-083 "DRAGON09" performing touch & go's by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageClose up of DRAGON09 U-2 80-083 by James Cutting, on Flickr


ImageDRAGON09 taxying back after circuit work by James Cutting, on Flickr


I appreciate if you've made if this far! Been a brilliant year, and these are just my highlights - So many more on my Flickr albums!! :lol: All the best to you all in 2020.
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by paddyboy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:28 am

Hi Jimbo :P

You have had an awesome year, big man :thumb:

I'll plump for 'King Reaper', but only just :thumbs:

See you soon, matey ;)

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by LTFT5 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:19 am

A really good set of images, looks like you had a good year.
Happy spotting for 2020.
All the best.
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by phantom6 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:16 am

Lovely set some cracking airframes

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by TeeJay » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:25 am

Top set jumbo :clap:

Let’s hope 2020 as good buddy :thumb:

All the best

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by matt e » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:04 pm

superb set

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by Kokkie » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:06 am

Some very nice pictures!

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by Yammer » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:56 am

A great selection well done. Your image of N8200L is a great catch, especially as it appears to have been burnt out during an attack at Camp Simba in Kenya overnight, photo here


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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:53 pm

paddyboy wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:28 am
Hi Jimbo :P

You have had an awesome year, big man :thumb:

I'll plump for 'King Reaper', but only just :thumbs:

See you soon, matey ;)

Paddy :clap:
Certainly have mate, with many group laughs along the way ;) :lol:

Cheers, and take care
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:55 pm

LTFT5 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:19 am
A really good set of images, looks like you had a good year.
Happy spotting for 2020.
All the best.
Andy
Thank you Andy, been a fantastic year :thumb: And to you too.
phantom6 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:16 am
Lovely set some cracking airframes
Thank you, saw a brilliant variety last year!
TeeJay wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:25 am
Top set jumbo :clap:

Let’s hope 2020 as good buddy :thumb:

All the best

Trev
Jumbo?! :O Haha thank you mate, fingers are crossed!!
matt e wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:04 pm
superb set
Thanks Matt
Kokkie wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:06 am
Some very nice pictures!
Thanks Kokkie!
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:56 pm

Yammer wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:56 am
A great selection well done. Your image of N8200L is a great catch, especially as it appears to have been burnt out during an attack at Camp Simba in Kenya overnight, photo here


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Thank you Yammer :thumb: Wow that's interesting, thanks for the information!
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by XWP29 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:02 pm

Hi James, :P
Certainly worth a thread of it’s own, you had a great year. Looking forward to this one too.
Now who is “Jumbo” ;)
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by grumpy616 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:46 am

Great selections Jimbo :thumb:
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by TeeJay » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:34 am

Oops :P

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:10 am

XWP29 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Hi James, :P
Certainly worth a thread of it’s own, you had a great year. Looking forward to this one too.
Now who is “Jumbo” ;)
Thanks Nick! I still couldn't fit in all the shots I wanted :lol:
Fingers crossed for a good 'un!
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:11 am

grumpy616 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:46 am
Great selections Jimbo :thumb:
Cheers Pete!
TeeJay wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:34 am
Oops :P
You'll try and say that it was a typo :P :lol:
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Post by TeeJay » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:05 am

Nope. I’ll blame predictive text :ninja:

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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by James Cutting » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:16 am

:lol: :lol: :P
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Re: A look back on a packed 2019

Post by Bluesteel » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:23 pm

Very nice. Great selection of frames.

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