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Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

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Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by A20 DEK » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:27 pm

Now my magazine feature has been published (AIR FORCES MONTHLY DECEMBER 2013) here are a few images from my Finnish Army NH90 flights with 1.HK/HekoP Battalion based at Utti Finland.

Enjoying the ride
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amended IMG_8527 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Finland has a lot of Lakes
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IMG_8606 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Hovering 5 Metres above one of them
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IMG_8601 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Produces a LOT of downwash
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IMG_8612 by A20 DEK, on Flickr


On our way to a confined area landing site
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IMG_8627 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Preparing to land
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amended IMG_8585 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Almost down
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amended IMG_8575 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Now find the NH90!!!!!!!!
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amended IMG_8566 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

On our way back and still enjoying the ride
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amended IMG_8537 by A20 DEK, on Flickr

Hope you like them

Regards

Derek Bower
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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by Bluetail » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:43 pm

Very nice Derek, just love those over water shots
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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by SW Sky Blue » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:11 pm

Nice photos mate :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by richpittman » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:51 pm

Superb Derek!

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by Richard B » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:33 pm

Good article in last Months Mag, spent the holiday reading it, :thumb:

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Post by GhostFlight91 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:06 am

Love them cockpit shots :thumb: Very special

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by Blackcat1 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:08 pm

Great set of pics!, that must have been an awesome experience!

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by StevenNFFC » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:43 pm

All amazing! #2 could have been used as a poster spread in AFM! Fantastic! Personally I couldn't get through 23 pages though!

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by 3Greens » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:54 pm

Excellent captures Derek and certainly a very memorable trip. The ride out and back looked a bit :'( - enough time to whip the gloves off in emergency !
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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by McG » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:11 pm

Good stuff Derek. Some fabulous scenery in these shots.

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by A20 DEK » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:37 pm

Many thanks to everyone for the kind comments

Regards

Derek

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by Soundbarrier » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:06 pm

Great series, thanks for posting, especially like the "puzzle shot" :thumb:

Funny to see the pilots still use paper flightmanuals in a glass cockpit ;)

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by James1439 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:58 pm

Stunning shots mate keep it up :clap: :clap: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by hicksy94 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:14 am

Great shots.. Just a pity about the almost static rotor blades!

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by A20 DEK » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:57 pm

Hicksy

Have you ever tried to get rotor blur whilst flying hanging out of one helicopter photographing another....without the benefit of Photoshop. :ninja:

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Post by Bluetail » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:00 pm

hicksy94 wrote:Great shots.. Just a pity about the almost static rotor blades!

Are you real ???, these are fantastic shots by a great photographer, your knowledge of photographic techniques is obviously very limited
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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by TonyO » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:47 pm

A20 DEK wrote:Hicksy

Have you ever tried to get rotor blur whilst flying hanging out of one helicopter photographing another....without the benefit of Photoshop. :ninja:

Derek
I just put it down to age and coldness of the photographer! ;)

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by A20 DEK » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Tony,

Age - unfortunately yes, coldness of the photographer!!! See you at the 13 Sqn Waddington event Wednesday and get ready for some warm ears... :O Yours not mine :clap:

Take care

Derek

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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by Ferrari » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:58 pm

Fantastic.

Utti - isn't that where there is a Finnish AF Me109 in a glass case by the roadside?

Thanks for posting
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Re: Flying with the Finnish Army NH90

Post by Axle2uk » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:27 pm

Cracking set of shots, thanks for sharing,
cockpit shots are a great composition, love the way you have kept the horizon lined up :)

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