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Smudge

Marham. Tornadoes, Final Days.

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Popped over to Marham this afternoon to get a few pictures before they retire.

 

(My Flickr account is not playing anymore so trying a new site, will add photos as I get the hang of it)

 

My first glimpse of a 'Fin. Spied through the trees from the road, running up prior to a sortie. The wind was blowing the Avgas fumes straight into my face. Apparently some people don't like this sort of thing? I thought it smelt lovely.

 

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This aircraft plus a rather plain looking partner were part of a two ship sortie that I just caught departing, and then returned some time later.

 

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Using the thrust reversers to stop in a rather short landing run. At the limit of my 300mm lens really, and 'blown up' a bit, but you get the general idea :)

 

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Taxying back in after an afternoon sortie.

 

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Of course, just as she taxied past, the sun was obscured by a giant cloud!

 

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I spy a strange/ominous shape in the background.

 

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On the approach. The light was against me here. I'm calling these 'atmospheric' twilight shots.

 

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A pleasant afternoon. Hope you enjoy these pictures of the Tornadoes final days.

 

Cheers.

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Very nice photo’s. Just one thing,y jet engines have avtur not avgas as that is for piston engines.

Simon

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Awesome aircraft and real workhorses in service. At least they are being replaced and not just retired with no successor like the Harrier. 

 

Also so glad they are putting on a flypast up and down the country too.

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Avgas fumes straight into my face. Apparently some peopledon't like this sort of thing? I thought it smelt lovely.    

 

Umm Not withstanding the interesting article I think that you will find its Avtur...not avgas.

Aviation turbine fuel with FSII no doubt added....I too love the smell of unburnt hydrocarbons in the morning😊🤪👍

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Cheers' guys. Thanks for the info ref AVGAS/AVTUR. That will teach me to do a quick Google next time, before I just write down the first thing I think of :rolleyes:

 

I thought someone may have mentioned the 'strange/ominous shape in the background' ..........Can you guess what it is?

 

I may post a few pictures of the 'offender', although he was a little far off for any decent shots, maybe next time. Talking of which,

 

On 12/02/2019 at 14:23, GrimReaper09 said:

............ so glad they are putting on a flypast up and down the country too.

 

I may have a chance to pop back over next week, when they are due to depart/fly about/return. Weather and timing permitting.

 

Cheers.

 

 

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