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1979 IAT Greenham Common

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1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by mancman » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:38 pm

My first visit to the International Air Tattoo.

Image32+90 Fiat G.91 Luftwaffe July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image35+03 RF-4E Luftwaffe July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image209 SP-2H Neptune R Netherlands Navy July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image556 Mirage 3E French AF JUly 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageXZ445 Harrier T.4 RAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageXS765 Basset CC.1 A & AEE July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

ImageM-071 Alouette lll Danish Navy July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image570493 C-130A USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image580258 B-52G USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image541640 C-130A USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image160564 A-7E USN July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image160121 S-3 Viking USN July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image159584 EA-6B USN July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image141023 C-131 US Navy July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image68568 RF-4C USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image24461 CT-39 USN July 1979 Grenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image24198 VC-140 USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image2426 T-37 Portuguese AF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image1233 Canberra B.82 Venuzuela AF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image890 F-104 R Norwegian AF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image608 Mirage 3 French AF JUly 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image20+01 F-104 Luftwaffe July 19079 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:47 pm

Fabulous Andy! Cerainly makes me feel old seeing all those types. Never did a Greenham - my first IAT was Fairford 1985 but like most I wish I'd started a bit earlier. Thanks for another great posting.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Mustang531 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:05 pm

Thanks for sharing these, it was a great show and the C-130 line up had some exotic machines included. The Greenham shows were something special.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by paddyboy » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:10 am

Hi Andy :P

Brilliant set there :thumbs:

Not often you see a pic of a 3-bladed C130 :O

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Knife 04 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:08 am

Brilliant Andy - my 3rd IAT after 76 & 77 - only had an instamatic camera then and nothing has survived so really nice to see these especially the US Navy contingent and the C-130s

Only up there walking the dog yesterday - certainly a different place now

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by DanBeeden » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:31 am

Great shots - love the VC-140 and the Canberra. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Mustang531 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 am

I think that Jetstar was the one that got bulldozed into the ground at Mildenhall in 1992. Just spotted the T-39, it's USAF and not USN.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by mancman » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:34 am

Thanks for spotting my T-39 typo. I think I have a few more from this show including the Alcock & Brown F-4. Will dig them out and post more when I get a minute. Here's a few more for the moment.

ImageXM605 Vulcan B.2 RAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image149797 C-130 USN July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image72+29 UH-1 German Army July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image695827 HC-130 USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image6714630 OV-10 USAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by The Phantom » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:53 am

Superb images - and great memories :thumbs:

Always loved seeing those German RF-4E's at Greenham :thumb:

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by lhrlima » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:54 pm

My first IAT as well. Spent what seemed like an age stuck in traffic for the 1977 event with my late Father before we gave up and turned round, only to find we were only about half a mile from the gates! 🤬

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by matt e » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:24 pm

Great set of some great aircraft ,especially the GR91,Neptune and us navy contingent

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by paddyboy » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:10 am

Lovely to see a Bronco :thumbs:

Thanks for the add-ons :thumb:

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by mancman » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:32 pm

I found the specially marked Phantom and a couple of others from the show.

ImageXV424 Phantom FGR.2 RAF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image1602 HC-130 USCG July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

Image955 C-130H R Norwegian AF July 1979 Greenham Common by Andy Bird, on Flickr

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by SW Sky Blue » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:04 pm

Excellent set :thumb:

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by johnwickenden » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:31 pm

My first Greenham too....and you never forget your first time !
Trolled up there with my older brother in his mkII Cortina. It rained so hard that we sheltered in a marquee until the weight of the water.literally snapped the wooden poles holding the tarp up ! Later the parking area was so muddy I had to push his car out of the.mud.

Having said that - brilliant show, wouldn't have.missed it for the world !!!
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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Blue fox » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:28 pm

:thumbs: :thumbs: Great set there, got fond memories of the shows at Greenham and a great verity of aircraft.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by dragonchaser » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:49 pm

What a great show this was, the Roman nosed C130A is quite memorable, super post.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Herkchaser » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:56 am

What a fantastic selection, superb.
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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by fox4g » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:03 pm

Loved Greenham there was something about that place.The static was always full of beautiful machines and the flying display was so varied. Early Fairford was also good again with some incredible paint schemes including loads of Tiger paint jobs. Now feel sorry for the younger generation as to what they’ve missed and the fact that everything is Grey. Favourite machines F4’s particularly the 57th FIS machines and the Russians.

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Re: 1979 IAT Greenham Common

Post by Stratocruiser » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:12 pm

What a great collection of nostalgia. I was an active spotter in the late 60's and the 1970's; I really miss the pistons, props and pure jets 😕 As fox4g stated, some of the paint schemes were simply marvellous and the sound of the distinctive engines on some airframes were truly memorable e.g. the ground trembling trundle of a C-133, the drone of a C-97, the almost whisper of the C-54, C-118 and C-121's the thwack of the C-119, Caribou and Noratlas and of course the distinctive vapour trail of a C-141. I agree that the youngsters have missed an incredible era. Very many thanks for sharing the pics and making an older man remember the good old days!
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