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Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

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Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Mike » Sat May 04, 2019 4:08 pm

On Friday 02/05/87 11 x A-7Ds and an A-7K from the 127 TFW/107 TFS of the Michigan ANG from Selfridge ANGB diverted into Leuchars on their way to Gioia Del Colle in Italy, they were accompanied by the 8 TDCS Command Post EC-135K 59-1518.

Serials were :- A-7Ds 70-0989 70-1025 70-1027 71-0308 71-0323 72-0188 72-0205 72-0214 72-0229 74-1737 74-1752 & A-7K 80-0291

Took a trip down to see them just before they carried-on to Italy on Star Wars day (May the fourth :lol: ), here's some photos taken from both inside and outside the fence - apologies for the quality.
Many thanks to a very good life-long friend for the heads-up, you know who you are. ;)

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The boss's baggage pod, empty because he was probably playing golf at St. Andrews at the time :whistle: ..........

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by paddyboy » Sun May 05, 2019 4:25 am

Hi Mike :P

Slufftastic :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:26 am

Great stuff Mike, who cares about quality with a subject like that, some of the best days ever.
Cheers.

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Post by Knife 04 » Sun May 05, 2019 9:03 am

Excellent Mike - quality is no issue with a post like this

Can remember the boss A-7 being at the Air Fete that year (only processed a shot of it this week) - extremely nice looking plane with that pod

Cheers for posting and keep them coming

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Mike » Sun May 05, 2019 9:47 am

Thanks for the comments chaps, that's correct Darren - A-7D 71-0308 was the boss's bird and it was accompanied to the Air Fete by A-7K 80-0291.
Happy days indeed. :thumb:

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Thunder » Sun May 05, 2019 10:44 am

Such a shame this hobby is now more or less dead on it’s feet. Remember all the various deployments/ diverts into Kinlossie back in the 80’s and early 90’s, unfortunately I was too young to venture any further.


Nowadays everything goes via Lakenheath, you guys down there don’t know how lucky you are.

Thanks for posting Mike :thumb:

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Nighthawke » Sun May 05, 2019 11:49 am

More Corsairs Mike? You're making me feel old now. Recalling the Ohio ANG at Sculthorpe (my local then) back in 1983, '86 and '89 amongst a few others. Great days for deployments then although I didn't see these - bit too far north!

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Post by LTFT5 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:14 pm

Sluffing brilliant,
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Post by F3 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:32 pm

Posts like this are why I love this website. I can only endorse the sentiment expressed above.

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Mike » Fri May 10, 2019 11:49 am

Thanks chaps, anyone got any more A-7 shots to share? :thumbs:

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by alhenderson » Fri May 10, 2019 12:55 pm

Lovely - bet that woke up the chaps at VASS!

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Unknown74 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:02 pm

Ah those were the days.

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Re: Coronet Eclipse A-7s at Leuchars 32 years ago today.

Post by Jabba » Sun May 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Great aeroplanes but possibly the worst colour scheme for photographers.

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