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Bud Holland's Low Pass at Yakima Range.

Old 5th Jul 2013, 17:56
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The Slievers came to Leeming for the 1971(?) open day and marked their arrival by a flypast parallel to 16 at about 20 feet.

When ATC complained about their having come below the briefed 200 feet minimum, their response was something like 'we did keep to 200 feet, but they were little feet".
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Old 6th Jul 2013, 10:26
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Going back to the Starfighters...... the German Navy "Vikings" at Yeovilton 1982 were rather impressive and........low....
rather got the impression they were trying to do something "special" in view of what was happening down south
I can't find any video of it, but if any is around I think you'll find it it worth watching. Lowest, fastest, closest (and closest to the crowd) of any display I've seen.
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Old 7th Jul 2013, 09:59
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So, do you reckon you were badly supervised also?
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^^ I think you'll find he has long gone from here. And if you are referring to what I think you are referring too, he was always very honest about it.

QED on that from me.

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Old 7th Jul 2013, 14:49
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Originally Posted by xtp
The Slievers came to Leeming for the 1971(?) open day and marked their arrival by a flypast parallel to 16 at about 20 feet.

When ATC complained about their having come below the briefed 200 feet minimum, their response was something like 'we did keep to 200 feet, but they were little feet".


More Slivers photo here





The two pilots are still around.

Then...and now.....




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Old 7th Jul 2013, 14:55
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Originally Posted by GeeRam
The F-104 is a beautiful looking aircraft, it just looks fast.
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 15:33
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http://www.pprune.org/4472362-post62.html

The original image of the Dutch F-104 was taken at Volkel AB in the 1980s.



Someone has photoshopped it with the crowd.





See following post by photographer, Robbert Snijders.

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Old 15th Jan 2015, 17:04
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Close, but not the same image. Look at the tail plane position relative to the canopy.
Not saying that it is not from the same sequence though (although I doubt it).
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Old 15th Jan 2015, 20:34
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It's the same low pass... don't focus on the 104 details.... look at the people in the foreground.... identical
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The original image of the Dutch F-104 was taken at Volkel AB in the 1980s.
Someone has photoshopped it with the crowd.
........ is what I was referring to.

In the B&W case the upper image is merely an enlarged and slightly rotated version of the other.
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Old 16th Jan 2015, 14:38
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I was at Yeovilston in '82. Oddly enough I don't remember seeing the F104's but I still have hearing damage from the "re-enactment" of the retaking of Port Stanley.

They airlifted in a battery of 105mm howitzers about 50m from the crowdline and then seemed to use up all the blank ammo they had been issued for the year. I got stuck in front of Motorheads speaker stacks a few years later and thought it was restful in comparison.
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I was there with the Nimrod on static. The bangs still stand out from all other subsequent airshows. I seem to remember the RN lot saying that they had brought all of the explosives back from the Falklands so there was not the normal financial restriction on the amount they could use.
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