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Hercules, a Thank you

Old 1st Oct 2007, 14:29
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Smile Hercules, a Thank you

Thank you to the two from Lyneham which flew over Shobdon last Wednesday evening (at the statutory 250'), you gave me the photo I wanted.
Next time do you think you could use the Dead Sea QFE? (and let me know a few days beforehand so I can get down with my camera)
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 14:46
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Stunning phot.

Herc at night, I like it.
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 15:08
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Just the one big formation light, then?
 
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Christ, he's low.
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If he was carrying some steel girders in the back, that would be the perfect shot.
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Christ, he's low.
Not low enough for me
The single light to the right of the photo is the moon, the smaller group to the left is the second Hercules. I was back in the caravan when the third one came through about an hour later having got thoroughly frozen standing next to the grass taxiway waiting for them to arrive. Must have stopped en-route for a bacon buttie.
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 15:58
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Night LL is great, but jumping out of Albert in the dark is even better I miss it
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Until you land on your PWC.
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Night LL is great, but jumping out of Albert in the dark is even better
But the best of all is number one in daylight... All that time to watch the "little model" pass by beneath before you jump...
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 18:15
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But the best of all is number one in daylight... All that time to watch the "little model" pass by beneath before you jump...
I didn't do a single day jump after I qual'd at Brize, except a balloon jump one summer evening at Hankley Common.
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jumping out of Albert in the dark is even better
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 18:50
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"Only bats and [email protected]"
Be grateful that some of us are bats (because we can't be the other category)
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 19:45
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"I was back in the caravan"

Ooooooh dear, what an admission! One of these, perchance:


Kushti bok!
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As the aircraft in the picture has its landing & taxy lights on then the gear must be down & it's making an approach so the 250 ft MSD is not a player.
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You'll be wanting to check the rules and regs out old chap...AFAIK it depends on the presence of an Air Trafficer to waive your auth'd msd.
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 21:22
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Definitely NOT making an approach, the gear wasn't down, it was a beautiful, clear, moonlit night and I was close enough to see - trust me! They trundled gracefully past and turned North.
BEagle, mine's not that colourful or interesting I'm afraid but it serves me well.
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 21:24
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Gr8 shot of the moon!!
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DX,

I think you should consider a trip to Specsaver's or Haine and Smith
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 21:57
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Er, a memory transplant might be a better idea. It wasn't you in one of them was it?
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Well unless they have done some very expensive and time consuming mods to the undercarriage and taxi lights of the "J" model .. the main gear is down ...


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