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Swamp Donkey

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About Swamp Donkey

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  • Birthday 11/06/1959

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    Mainly Royal Air Force and Royal Navy 1939 to date

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  1. Kit Box, Station Road Whitley Bay Wandered past the other day and note on door saying that are trading Monday, Friday and Saturday’s - from memory 1000-1600hrs SD
  2. Another vote for Optivisor Added a lot more pleasure to my modelling experience SD
  3. Great photos of a stunning aircraft. I love 106’s, one of my all time favourites, and fortunate to see many in service on numerous trips across the pond, William Tell (in I think 1981) among the highlights SD
  4. There’s no straightforward answer here.....as I have recently found out I’ve been a long time aviation photographer and use Canon kit, and agree with comments above about getting decent lenses... And recently I bought a whopping great telescope and really fancy a bit of Astrophotography, and that’s where this can get complicated... So for now, I have bought the adapters to fit my EOS5D to the telescope (The telescope then becomes the camera lens), though not used it yet. However, having discussed at length with the telescope suppliers, the best way to conduc
  5. Last ride (and suspect last 747 trip ever) on one of these beauties was G-CIVD January 2019....I will really miss these, just such iconic, fabulous beasts... and vividly remember the National B747’s doing LHRMIA back in the ‘70’s low level over our school that was about 8 miles from the end of 28R, and probably no higher than 1500ft by the time they reached us....and like GH above, flew on every version (including freighters) except the -800 SD
  6. I’m liking that little lot, superb collection SD
  7. Been twice and a truly superb collection. Don’t recall the Hughes helicopters and suspect the KC97 I saw was not this one. Brings back memories seeing this little lot, thank you! SD
  8. Cool, and thanks for sharing, This is the kind of place I love visiting, and would really enjoy that little lot SD
  9. Lovely photos. Visited Haifa in 2018 and indeed most of the preserved aircraft have gone - shame! SD
  10. Alpha Delta 210 has inspired me to order a photo scanner....need to dig the prints out now! I worked at Greenham one year (Phantoms?) on the Celsia models stand, did several trips to London in the Luton collecting the newly issued Matchbox Victors - sold like hot cakes! I was just happy to spend 4 or 5 days on the airfield SD
  11. Lovely collection and such happy memories - I loved the shows at Greenham Common May well invest in a scanner to digitise all my old prints...was just looking at a load of shots of TTTE Tornado’s at Cottesmore, seems like yesterday, not 1982!! SD
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