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RAF Cottesmore - Wednesday 18 Mar 09

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RAF Cottesmore - Wednesday 18 Mar 09

Old 18th Mar 2009, 18:19
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RAF Cottesmore - Wednesday 18 Mar 09

I had a trip up to Cottesmore today, and had a go at snapping some of the Harriers, from 22 threshold area.

I've seen some of the flack that 'spotters' / 'photographers' can receive from boardmembers, so I'll keep my head down. However, if there's any interest, I'll happily post some pics up here.

Furthermore, if you were one of the few aircrew that waved, or the larger number that blanked us, let me know the frame number and I'll happily put them up too.

Cheers,

Kev.
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 19:55
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Sometimes the blokes are a bit busy just before take-off, particularly if they're late. They're not blanking you on purpose.
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 20:45
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Agre wiv Mrged.

Do It.. don't be a fany! you fany!!
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 21:15
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A wave to the spotters don't cost nothing, t'would be a dreary world indeed if a single seat chap couldn't muster the capacity to be polite and acknowledge the chap behind the fence.

Suspect you might have encountered a bunch called 1(F), they take things a little too seriously. Then again, they are the best, ever....

...give or take the Kiwis.
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 22:09
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a bunch called 1(F),

Orca,
do you mean the women's Royal Auxiliary Balloon Corps?
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 22:20
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My dear chap do not be put off by those who do not appreciate the fine lines of aviation excellence.

Please do share with those of us who are less fortunate.

Also don't worry if you didn't get a cheery wave from the driver....trust me he has a thousand things to do and check ...after all he signed for the bloody thing

Post away dear boy !

Cheers
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 22:38
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Kev,

Put 'em up.

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...600-today.html
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 23:54
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OK guys, without having any requests, here's a random sample of todays action from Cottesmore.

Unfortunately they are hosted on Photobucket, so apolgies, but you'll not be able to view them on Defence Intranet.

Cheers,

Kev.
































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Old 19th Mar 2009, 00:50
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Hi Kev finally made it here upon what you suggested and wow what a great site If you guys wanna see some of my aviation artwork point me in the right direction to post
Here's a taster..

Regards
Lee

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Old 19th Mar 2009, 12:43
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Great pics, thanks for posting!

As mentioned above, don't take offence at guys not waving, sometimes they are just too busy and/or in the middle of something. Whilst it only takes a second to wave, it can break up one of many sets of checks which means starting again to ensure you don't miss anything critical. These Harrier boys will almost always be on a tight timeline to get airborne so sometimes/often won't have the luxury of chilling out and waving at passers by.

Keep up the good work with the phots, they are always nice to see!
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Old 19th Mar 2009, 13:15
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lurrvley photo's.
I have stollen one to be my desktop for a while. it have displaced 40 degrees south......!
Kokpit. PM me please for a reward.......
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Old 19th Mar 2009, 19:38
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Great photos - but there's always time to wave. A few seconds late into Wales is a small price to pay for a bit of panache.
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Old 19th Mar 2009, 23:03
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Well done that man

Glad to see that you have seen sense and posted.

I can tell you now ,without doubt, that quite a few drivers(and back seaters) secretly love to see there air frames on PPRuNe.

Interesting to note the only "Waver" is a fish head (Stand clear for abuse and back lash)

Good quality and excellent choice of subject.

Keep up the good work

Cheers
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He was probably already late!
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