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  1. Latinbear

    Australian International Airshow Avalon

    Agreed. Definitely louder in the hover.
  2. Absolutely beautiful! A really terrific piece of work. Nice to have the real thing to use as the guide too!
  3. Latinbear

    Avalon Airshow - Saturday

    Avalon's weather sounds like a summer holiday I had in Cornwall a few years ago only without the warm and sunny days and definitely no 40k hot wind.
  4. Latinbear

    Australian International Airshow Avalon

    The F35 is very loud and perhaps louder than the F16 but to me the F16 has a much higher pitched engine note which is almost a scream and can be really painful on the ears if you don't have defenders on.
  5. Latinbear

    Australian International Airshow Avalon

    Yes, but the F35's mother loves it as only a mother could.
  6. Latinbear

    Avalon Airshow - Saturday

    It looks like a terrific show and with great weather too. It amuses me that people were using the aircraft to shelter from the sun whereas in the UK the crowd would be using the aircraft to shelter from the rain that is if they were allowed to get sufficiently close to them.
  7. Latinbear

    J.A.S.D.F. Tsuiki Open House November 2018

    Thank you for the compliment! I do love their camo schemes and the specials that they produce.
  8. Latinbear

    Marham Tornados & F35 Lightnings

    Yes, I know what you mean about Lightnings. I've adjusted the heading so that palpitations followed by disappointment aren't induced again. Thanks for the nice words. At the risk of sounding like a heretic the F35's appeal is growing on me although there are times when I think that is has an appearance that only a mother could love. Thank you!
  9. In the hope of seeing some practise flying ahead of Thursday's nine ship formation and given the glorious weather I spent part of the day at Marham. I wasn't alone in this idea and I counted 130 cars lined up against the fence as the farmer has very generously allowed people to park in his field. My understanding is that this arrangement will be in place for Thursday too and the charge will be a very modest £2. Flying was restricted to a pair of Tucanos taking off, four Tornados just after mid-day with one more 20 minutes later, and a couple of sorties by a pair of Lightnings. Apparently two more pairs were due after I left at around 2.50pm but as they will still be in service when I turn up my toes then I'll have plenty of opportunities for photos over the next few years. None of the Tornado specials were out while I was there and while the weather was lovely the heat haze didn't help the airborne shots. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. That's it, thanks for looking.
  10. Latinbear

    J.A.S.D.F. Tsuiki Open House November 2018

    Thanks Andy, I'm quite pleased with it too. I will have a delve into the files and see what else I took of it and post whatever I have.
  11. Latinbear

    J.A.S.D.F. Phantom Open House December 2018

    Thanks Andy. It took me a few goes to get a shot that wasn't blurred and was due to shaking with the cold. I'm quite pleased by how it came out.
  12. Latinbear

    RAF Marham viewing points

    This should help you. http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/spotting/marham.php
  13. Latinbear

    Tornados Over Duxford

    Agreed. I remember when the aircraft first entered service but when I think about it then it makes me wonder where all the years have gone. The weather was better than I feared but that said it was very windy and cold.
  14. Latinbear

    Tornados Over Duxford

    I decided to take the day off and see the flypast at Duxford. From the IWM's perspective there was probably an element of Christmas come early as there were plenty of spectators there such that they opened the airfield to parking, something I've not seen before outside of a show day. As we know Duxford's runway orientation is awful for photography but intentionally or not the formation played a blinder by flying north-west over the airfield thereby ensuring the photographers weren't shooting into the sun. If it was intentional then thank you very much indeed! The Wasp flew in a bit before the flypast and departed afterwards. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. That's it, thanks for looking.
  15. Latinbear

    RAF Tornado Farewell Tour

    From the shots I took at Duxford today I think the ship on the port side was ZA587 and on the starboard side was ZD744, tail number 092. It's a little difficult to read the serials as they were in shadow.