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A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

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A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

Post by paddyboy » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:11 am

Hi Peeps :P

The titles don't get any less banal, do they :whistle:

Sorry about the 2x B&W pics, but the colour cast was hideous: the Mildenhall curse of into-the-sun shooting :grr:

ImageIMG_0009 (1088x712) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0008 (1087x716) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0007 (1066x684) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0006 (1280x837) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0005 (1086x712) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0004 (1086x712) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0003 (1280x842) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0002 (1084x710) by patrick ward, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0001 (1068x684) by patrick ward, on Flickr

Hope they are worth a peek ;)

Best regards as always :thumbs:

Paddyboy :clap:

PS: I know the first two are from Fairford :lol:
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Re: A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:23 am

The Dutch F.27s were always good for a display. They wouldn't be allowed to fly so low these days!

Nothing wrong with black and white either - keep posting please!

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Post by AyrForce1 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 am

That first shot is excellent :D

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Post by grumpy616 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:25 pm

Look good to me Pads! :thumb:
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Re: A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

Post by Dave934 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Yeah, well worth a peek ! Another vote for photo 1, that's superb.
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Re: A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

Post by raptor9 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:45 pm

Ah, Patrick. Who could forget Major Boy Soons and his displays!!!!!!!. I know a lady named Karen Soons, who married into a Dutch Soons family, but no relation. Regards, J and T. P.S. Strange to see that BOTH engines are operating!!!. Didn't happen much in his displays!!!!! :)

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Post by Uuoret » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:13 pm

WOW, WOW, WOW!!

Thanks Paddy!

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Post by jpickers56 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:07 pm

More cracking memories Paddy, always enjoyed the KLU C27 display.

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Post by paddyboy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:11 am

Hi peeps :P

Thanks for peeking and replying :thumbs:

It was always a highlight of any display day, especially with one engine feathered :Wow:

Thankfully, the KLM jocks were a bit more sedate on the Norwich/Schipol run :lol:

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Post by jaybee » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:17 am

Great retro set Paddy, with a good theme, well displayed in your shots. Is the first smoke F27, from Fairford 1989?.I always wished our own Andover drivers, would have
copied our Dutch neighbours...but they never took the bait to emulate such a good display, from them... :thumb:
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Post by F3 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:49 pm

Wot no Tripehounds? Very different tho' Patrick. The Troopship display was one which seemed to have been around forever and badly missed when was no longer there. Met the last display pilot (not Maj Soons) @ Elvington some yrs. ago when he was flying the Duke of Brabant's Mitchell and he kindly signed one of my pics of his a/c which was painted in the white colour scheme. . I'll see if I can dig one out and post it here (+ one of a Tripehound which qualifies as a Fokker). Having posted it I see he was Jan Maasdam.
Further additions of Jan's Mildenhall display in '94 and a real Fokker from days of yore - a Tripehound!

ImageKLu Display F-27 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageThe Hall 19 - RNLAF Troopship Display '94 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

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Post by Blue Diamond » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm

Always looked forward to the Dutch F27 displays. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by paddyboy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm

Thanks again, guys :thumbs:
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Post by Sparts99 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:12 pm

Great display, happy memories. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

Post by Petepilot » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi Paddy :P . Always good to see some Fokkers. Keep those archive pics coming!

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Re: A Few Fokker fancies from fetes of yore

Post by Supra » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:46 am

Excellent memories of a spectacle that was exciting in its time & unbelievable now. I can almost hear the cry....
'See that Fokker go!' ;)

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