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The Final Three

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Sparky 119
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The Final Three

Post by Sparky 119 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:19 pm

Adding to Kev's posting,The Final Three, not as good as I would have liked but thought worth sharing.

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Re: The Final Three

Post by Tiger 1 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 pm

Certainly are worth sharing and very glad you did... oh for a time machine... to have these back in our skies again.

I spent most of my F111 days at Lakenheath but did venture over to Upper Heyford a few times in search of these wonderful jets and that of the Spark Varks .

Thanks again for sharing these and for the memories :thumb:

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Re: The Final Three

Post by F3 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:54 pm

Historic occasion nicely captured. If memory serves one of these was called 'Last roll of the Dice'.

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Re: The Final Three

Post by paddyboy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:39 am

You bet they're worth sharing :Wow:

Fab swinger shots :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: The Final Three

Post by The Phantom » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:26 am

Definitely are worth sharing - that's what this section is all about: great aircraft from the best era :thumbs:

And they don't get a lot better than Spark Varks :thumb:

Cracking images :thumbs:

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Re: The Final Three

Post by LTFT5 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:52 am

Definitely worth sharing, I for one miss the Swingers at Upper Heyford and Lakenheath.
Sad day when they left.
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Re: The Final Three

Post by SW Sky Blue » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:56 am

Great memories Steve :thumbs:

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Re: The Final Three

Post by Sparky 119 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:58 am

F3 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Historic occasion nicely captured. If memory serves one of these was called 'Last roll of the Dice'.
Yes your are correct F3
680061 Last Roll of the Dice
680055 Heartbreaker
680020 The Chief

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Re: The Final Three

Post by Unknown74 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:34 pm

Was never lucky enough to visit Upper Heyford only Lakenheath but I reckon I must have seen a fair number of both bases Aardvarks and Sparkvarks at Airshows and visiting Aibases all over the UK.

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Re: The Final Three

Post by eLaReF » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:42 pm

Unknown74 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Was never lucky enough to visit Upper Heyford
I only got there 4 times myself
1st was 1968 - Voodoos - No pix
Next 3 visits were F-111E's
Sparkvarks are something I missed all over the place though, even AMARG.
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Re: The Final Three

Post by Knife 04 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:22 pm

Superb Sparky - loved the E/F-111s at Heyford

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Re: The Final Three

Post by Sparky 119 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:19 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments folks :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: The Final Three

Post by Tiger 1 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:24 pm

Your welcome Sparky 119... and if you have any more like these... I'm sure we would all like to see them. :thumb:

Thanks again for sharing these :thumbs:

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