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Today four of the last Royal Navy Westland Lynx Mark 8 helicopters flew around the south of England before they are phased out and replaced by the Wildcat. Here they are taking off after a refuelling stop at RAF Odiham (about 15 miles from my home) before heading for London and then returning to RNAS Yeovilton.





Lynx farewell




Mar 17, 2017 at 06:52 PM
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p.4589 #2 · p.4589 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


I think that was a greT approach h Ken, good job!


Mar 17, 2017 at 07:04 PM
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p.4589 #3 · p.4589 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Back to the Jags:


























Mar 17, 2017 at 09:36 PM
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p.4589 #4 · p.4589 #4 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Currently 17 B-25s are scheduled to fly in.

"The memorial service is scheduled to conclude with a flight of two B-1 bombers from the 34th and 37th Bomb Squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, which were two of the four Army Air Corps Squadrons from which the B-25 aircrews were selected for the Doolittle Raid. "

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/PressRoom/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/466/Article/1114214/b-25-mitchell-bombers-to-highlight-events-commemorating-75th-anniversary-of-the.aspx



Mar 18, 2017 at 08:14 PM
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p.4589 #5 · p.4589 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Oh my. Now you've gone and done it. I'm coming down for this. I'll drive down the morning after Easter, shoot the statics, then join you on whatever hill you were talking about for the fly-bys on the second day.

Erich



Mar 18, 2017 at 09:09 PM
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Erich, the hill I am talking about overlooks the base but you can't see the museum. That's why I was asking those who had flown on the B-25s the last time if they'd gone over base or not. Probably as close as I'll ever get to catching them "air to air" I am so glad I took PTO those two days!!

ELinder wrote:
Oh my. Now you've gone and done it. I'm coming down for this. I'll drive down the morning after Easter, shoot the statics, then join you on whatever hill you were talking about for the fly-bys on the second day.

Erich


It's on the map as Wright Brothers Memorial and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

https://goo.gl/maps/6s6syvFWhEJ2




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Mar 19, 2017 at 05:21 AM
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I wonder if we can find out beforehand what the briefed rally point and flyby routes will be for the formation and the B-1s. Jim, any idea who we can ask?

Erich



Mar 19, 2017 at 02:54 PM
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My WAG is that they'll continue over base, both B1s and B25s, but let me see if I can tap a local resource.

ELinder wrote:
I wonder if we can find out beforehand what the briefed rally point and flyby routes will be for the formation and the B-1s. Jim, any idea who we can ask?

Erich





Mar 19, 2017 at 04:17 PM
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My local resource says yes they flew directly over the flightline on main base (Area B)

Problem with this base is three separate areas, two that have flightlines. Until recently, Area C was divided by Route 444 till the Air Force said they wanted that section of road back from Fairborn.

Maybe Gunny knows if the current details are any different than last time?



Mar 19, 2017 at 05:34 PM
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p.4589 #10 · p.4589 #10 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Made it to Waco Saturday...

Trojan Phlyers






B-17 Texas Raider






Oh, yeah, these guys too!







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p.4589 #11 · p.4589 #11 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Very nice, Ray! Looks like you had some great weather. Hope you have more to share.

Gero



Mar 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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Hello good folks of MAtA, it's been a while. Hope you're all doing ok.
I've not shot aviation in a while but managed to get myself on a night shoot at RAF Northolt this week, looking forward to it as I've never done a night session before

john :-)



Mar 20, 2017 at 02:55 PM
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Welcome back John! We look forward to your images! Have fun!!


Mar 20, 2017 at 07:04 PM
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p.4589 #14 · p.4589 #14 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


JamesG wrote:
Back to the Jags:

https://www.jamesgoggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/jg-17-85262x3-edit.jpg

https://www.jamesgoggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/jg-17-85221x3-edit.jpg

https://www.jamesgoggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/jg-17-85203-edit.jpg

https://www.jamesgoggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/jg-17-85199-edit.jpg


These are stunning, love the mood in the 3rd one



Mar 20, 2017 at 09:31 PM
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p.4589 #15 · p.4589 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


My daughter came home from preschool with the class mascot on Friday, so we had to find some fun things to do to write up in the diary.

We went to the RAF museum where we saw a good selection of aircraft, and decided to pay a few bucks to sit in the cockpit of a mkXVI spitfire, her face was a picture as she worked the control stick and throttle luckily after she jumped out we still had a few minutes of our slot remaining so I jumped in



Mar 20, 2017 at 09:43 PM
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I was just reminded of this image in another context and thought I'd share it here. Avro Anson Mk1 over Lake Wanaka, NZ, last March. This aircraft remains my favorite air-to-air subject, not least because of the depth and accuracy of its restoration. It's the only flying Anson Mk1 in the world, and owner Bill Reid is has a very interesting life story, too.




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Mar 20, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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Well done Eddie Ray!


Mar 20, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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p.4589 #18 · p.4589 #18 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Thanks to Zane I went to KTPL to welcome the Collins Foundation Living History arrival. I have never seen the
B-24, so I stayed out on the taxi way for an hour and a half waiting on it...it was worth it and yes, I wanted the shot. They didn't make a pass so it was just an approach and landing. Glad I made it. Once again, thank you Zane! You made this old man a happy boy!














Mar 20, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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Steve
even the pencils for the anson's navigator were vintage...
regards



Mar 21, 2017 at 12:13 AM
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A nice air to anything platform....................












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