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Old 12-19-2012, 05:25 AM
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Typical knew i should have gone jet flying, weather better than forecast doh, instead went out with the camera, got to be honest base bashing isn't normally my thing, think I used every lens in the arsenal, what I really wanted was some VC-10's as the old girl won't be around much longer, so was very pleased when they came out to play, even with a fuel leak :unknown:

I'd imagine my final post before the world comes to an end on Friday so instead of Merry Xmas stuff the lot of ya, see you all at the Gates queueing to get in [:@][:@]
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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RAF Brize Norton ~ 18 December 2012 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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C-17 ZZ177 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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VC-10 ~ XR808 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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VC-10 ~ XR808 by lauriehughes, on Flickr
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:38 AM
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Great shots Loz, as always. Particularly liked the ones of C-17 ZZ177 ...spent a couple of hours in her going round the south of England the day before I left the MOD in June (with a very pretty girly co-pilot driving!)... and the VC-10's a classic - one of the few big jets around that use 'real' jet engines .

See you on 28th!

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Awesome!

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Thanks for sharing. Love the VC-10!
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Gorgeous shots Loz. VC-10 has always been the most beautiful airliner of them all, to my eyes. What a coincidence, yesterday late afternoon in the clear blue sky two VC-10s about two minutes apart coasted overhead my office at about 5000ft, engines whistling at low power on their way back in to Brize - probably the ones in your photos. I went outside to watch them thinking that must be almost all the VC-10s that are left and what a shame we will soon not see them ever again. I will almost miss the long-echoing rumble of those old jets climbing out north over my house en-route to the North Sea air-to-air refuelling racetracks. I had some very enjoyable AAR flights in them with 101 Sqn in the 80's, refuelling stuff that is now long gone such as F-4s, Harriers, Tornado F-3s etc.
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Vicky10, wonderful shape, was the fastest I'd ever flown backwards...something about flying t-tails'. They have a brief stay of execution until later next year, probably September due to the later entry into service for Voyager.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:27 AM
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guys, is the Handley-Page Victor still in use?
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Outstanding Laurie, outstanding !

Spent quite a few hours Brize, Akrotiri, Gan to Singapore and back several times when I was "getting some in !" as a passenger on Vicky 10's, James Nicholson VC and I think "Mick" Mannock VC are the ones that spring to mind.

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guys, is the Handley-Page Victor still in use?
No, unfortunately the last 'flight' was 2009.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh2YSzBdWFg

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Super pictures, I found these ond rc-network http://www.martinhales.com/gallery/a...rce/index.html for those who like the F18.

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Stunning me ol'. Just very moving. Thankyou for your expertise Laurie.
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just incredible,,,, thanks for all the photos you provide to us....roy
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Wow,

Stunning pics. LOVE the Tri-Star...!
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Fantastic light in some of those images. Some of these shots are really stunning. I like how we can see the guys in the jump seats, and in the control seats in some of the pictures. Really impressive work!!
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Lovely photography. I never knew the RAF operated L-1011's. Those are probably some of the last ones anywhere. Hardly ever see them over here anymore. I live and work beneath the pattern of a C-17 base, (McChord) so I rarely give them a second glance. Nice to see the RAF stuff, though.
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I never knew the RAF operated L-1011's. Those are probably some of the last ones anywhere.
We bought 9 (I think) in the mid 1980s as we realised that Government/RAF forward thinking and procurement had screwed up yet again and we were short of capability. They are all ex-airline stock, not new when the RAF bought them. They are operated by 216 Sqn out of Brize Norton. Some were converted to tankers to allow them to do air to air refuelling by using some of the hold space for fuel tanks thus retaining the main passenger space as well. I flew on them to the Falkland Islands but I gather that job is now done by a civil contractor and no longer by the RAF's Tristars.
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Superb photo's, Lozza! As ever! Even if they are just truckies...
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Superb photo's, Lozza! As ever! Even if they are just truckies...
Sorry Pat about flying trucks, so just for you, in the good olde days Fly Navy, no tears please Pat thinking back to your days as a Navy fighter jock.

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Super pictures, I found these ond rc-network http://www.martinhales.com/gallery/a...rce/index.html for those who like the F18.

Grt

Pete your find plenty from Axalp on my flickr site, two festive tasters just for you fella


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Photgraphy at its best, no more no less, keep them coming please.

Merry Christmas to all.

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You must be very happy with number 23 Lozza. Perfect shot of the VC10. nice lighting at this time of the year too.
You will have a loyal following on this site as long as you keep posting. Top quality photography.
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