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Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

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Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

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Post by vulcanxl425 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:05 pm

Into the Black and white period. Still excellent though with lovely C-54 and the TF102 for me and a MR3 Shackleton also good.
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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:18 am

Great to see all this amazing stuff at Lossie, just a primary school pupil in Aberdeen at the time so keep them coming.
Cheers.

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by paddyboy » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:49 am

Any post containing a PROPER Lightning does it for me :thumbs:

Thanks for another cracking post :thumb:

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Post by DanBeeden » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:43 am

Magnificent- that Danish C-54 though! Wow.

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by warferry » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:00 am

Great mono shots, the C54 reminds me of my visit to Prestwick in the late '50s when USAF ones were plentiful. More of the same please. Terry

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Post by PaulN » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:14 am

Brilliant...real aeroplanes :clap: :clap: :clap:

Used to see the RDAF C-54's in Northolt a lot :)

Keep'em coming

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by Petepilot » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:40 am

Daggers.....never saw one flying, despite being of a certain age :roll: . Brilliant set of real metal frames: more please! :clap:

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by The Phantom » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:05 pm

Superb Whirlwind shot :thumbs:

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by daggerfan » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:32 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciated.

Petepilot, I think I was lucky to start spotting when I did (1968). Managed to see around 140 Daggers at Lossie over the early years, what with regular visits from the 57FIS at Kef, deliveries to Greece and Turkey, and the Americans taking their F-102s out of Europe and back to the States. Lovely aeroplanes!

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by LM47 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:21 pm

Thanks for posting the three lots. Excellent memories.
I left LM in Sept 69 but fondly remember the F-5s on delivery to such exotic places as Libya and Ethiopia as well as Iran.
Your Canadair Argus shot just brings the noise back .
So too does the F-102 with that distinctive bang when the burner lit.
Again..thank you.

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by daggerfan » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:00 pm

Glad you liked the pics.

Yes, that F-102 burner was something else! I also remember that fraction of a second of silence before the bang.

As you say, the F-5 deliveries kept us spotters occupied as well. I noted around 200 (sorry Paddyboy!) passing through Lossie on their way to various customers.

Happy days!

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Post by paddyboy » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:17 am

200 gorgeous little Northrops :Wow:
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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by Jabba » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:14 pm

Only just seen these TC. Oh to be able to see some of that stuff flying again.

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Re: Lossiemouth c1970 pt3

Post by raptor9 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:49 am

Had a wry smile at these. Lovely pics. In 2005 went to South Africa particularly to see the Lightnings and the Shackleton fly in a couple of shows there. Plenty of Frightning action, but the Shack suffered a mag drop just before take-off, and didn't fly. It did, however, blow over a micro-light as it taxied back. The Shack only flew once more, I believe, so I NEVER saw a Shack 3 fly!!. :whistle:

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