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Discussion in 'General' started by Tynecider, 4 Jun 2013.

  1. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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  2. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Already posted in the photo forum but thought you guys would also appreciate these! Took them at the Manston airshow this weekend.

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  3. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    WOW!

    Nice shots :)
     
  4. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    we should figure out who is going to what air-shows for the rest of this year and maybe next year, and maybe have a meet up nd a drink
    ill likely go to Cosford and Paris next year if I can afford it
     
  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Paris will next be held in 2015. Farnborough is next year though. :thumb:

    I'm working on getting an invite for MAKS (Moscow) this year, so if any of you end up there, give me a shout.
     
  6. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Was picked up in mid winter from the summit of Glyder Fach in Snowdonia by one of these whirly birds. Awesome ride... and my damaged ankled healed almost perfectly :)

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  7. johnnyboy700

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    Well thats one way to get a trip in a chopper.
     
  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Would you knowledgeable folk be able to identify the jet that flew over us on our way back from area 51? The consensus so far is that it's a Tornado, but odd they'd have one there as it wasn;t used by the USAF afaik?


    It's in 1080p so you can get a decent-ish look at it in some frames.
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Lucky lass!
     
  10. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    <3 the P51.... If I were to - say - win the 160 million Euros in the Euro millions tomorrow, I'd buy a P51. It's probably my favourite plane in ever.

    My brother was selected to fly these for the German Army, but declined eventually, on the basis of it being his dream, but if something small happened (i.e. a broken leg that takes long to heal or something), there'd be nothing for him to fall back on, and he'd be forced into early retirement.

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    Specifically, the NFH SAR variant



    EDIT:
    As for the Video:
    I had to watch it on my mobile (no YouTube at work), but that does look like a Tornado.
    Looks like something with sweep wings, which pretty much narrows it down to the Tornado or the F-14 - and that seems a bit small for the old Tomcat - will need to watch in proper res to tell for sure, though.
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Definitely a Tornado.

    Red Flag 13-3 took place in Feb-March this year and Nellis (the host base) is close enough to Area51 that you'd see visiting aircraft nearby.

    Check out this page for pictures of RAF and RAAF birds at RF 13-3.
     
  12. Jaybles

    Jaybles New Member

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    My favourite plane.

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  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Yeh that would tie in with when we were there, 21st or 22nd feb. Thanks guys!
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    How about long-range Russian maritime patrol aircraft?

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    I love the rattle and thick black smoke of the Il-38s. :thumb:
     
  15. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    trawling through my old photobucket account...

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    Noisy thing! coming in for a rolling landing
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  16. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Glad to see they moved the Victor back inside. She looked pretty sad outside in the wet when I saw here earlier this year.

    Oh see that its a old picture, could well be sat in the rain still then lol
     
  17. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I'm looking to go to Shoreham Airshow this year in August/Sept, should be a good laugh.

    I saw this last week though :thumb:
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    Airbus A350 by samkiller42, on Flickr

    Pretty cool to see the maiden flight of something, even if i was 12,000ft below it.

    Sam
     
  18. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Awesome photos! Looking forward to seeing the Vulcan at Waddington next week :D
     
  19. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    'tis indeed a Tornado

    Not sure who's tho

    Germany and UK both fly out of Nellis AFB for Red Flag exercises

    EDIT: http://www.nellis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123331902

     
  20. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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