Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

DOMINIE farewell PHOTO. tribute

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

DOMINIE farewell PHOTO. tribute

Old 19th Jan 2011, 16:04
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Cambs.
Age: 78
Posts: 270
DOMINIE farewell PHOTO. tribute

I visited Cranwell yesterday 18th Jan, to photograph the six aircraft "Flyby" event.
No apologies for the total of 15 Pics, as with my Harrier Photo. tribute I think its a fitting end to a faithful workhorse.


Last edited by Old Photo.Fanatic; 19th Jan 2011 at 19:39.
Old Photo.Fanatic is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 16:53
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
Posts: 25,496
Nice photos - particularly the 6-ship! Although I never did find the 'skunk' colour scheme very attractive.

I remember the 1974 arrival flypast of the Dominies at RAFC Cranwell when they arrived from the College of Air Warfare at RAF Manby (which was sadly closing) - any photos anywhere?
BEagle is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 16:54
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: avro country
Age: 68
Posts: 174
No more lunchtimes at Gatow then?
Linedog is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 16:54
  #4 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 602

Thank you again - a fitting set of photos indeed. Standby for some [email protected] to ask the question 'Why are they all just Dominies?'
Party Animal is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 17:17
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Horsham, England, UK. ---o--O--o---
Posts: 1,048
OPF - Very nicely done!

They certainly look too good to be scrapped!

Another waste!
Out Of Trim is online now  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 17:19
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southeast of the black stump
Age: 74
Posts: 56
O P F.

Brill pics thanks,were you a phot?
waveskimmer is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 17:31
  #7 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Swindon
Posts: 14
Great photos and particularly nice to see XS 712 features so prominently as that is the first aircraft on my first entry in my first log book!!

Thanks once again.....
Darkside2 is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 18:17
  #8 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 1,777
Didn't one of them sport a 'Playboy Bunny' on the fin? Whatever happened to it? Who was the knurled gnome with the sense of humour failure?
FJJP is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 18:26
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Sneaking up on the Runway and leaping out to grab it unawares
Age: 57
Posts: 684
That was 'F' (XS739). Originally she also had a bunny head forward of the crew door as well.
ExAscoteer is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 18:27
  #10 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 542
Terrific pictures and thanks for posting them.

Checked the log book and they all appear in Feb/Mar 75.

Without doubt the end of an era for many "back seaters"

Last edited by Geehovah; 19th Jan 2011 at 21:02.
Geehovah is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 18:35
  #11 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW England
Age: 72
Posts: 3,761
Darkside2 - similar experience for me, I see that on 4 Dec 1969 I flew my first sortie at Strad (exercise D1 - aircraft famil) in XS730 which was also airborne today
Tankertrashnav is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 20:32
  #12 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 42
First trip was October 23rd 1966 - Dominie XS730 Ex D1 with Master Pilot Chappell (those were the days!). Ex D2 was XS739, so delighted to see them both at the very end.
Looking through the next 3 months flying, I see that the average flight time was 3:10 to 3:30. When I did a tour instructing in 80-82, my longest was 3:05, which makes me wonder what Div fuel we were carrying operating out of Stradishall in '66. It can't have been much by modern standards! Perhaps recent crews could hazard a guess?
friendlypelican 2 is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 20:36
  #13 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Among these dark Satanic mills
Posts: 1,175
Great photos, thank you for recording the event so well for those of us unable to be there. But why are they all just Dominies?
TorqueOfTheDevil is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 20:46
  #14 (permalink)  
aceatco, retired
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: one airshow or another
Posts: 1,431
In the civil world they'd be Jet Dragons . . . .

Nice pics.
vintage ATCO is offline  
Old 19th Jan 2011, 20:49
  #15 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Out of Africa but now not quite in Glos
Posts: 81
Great photos. Thank you, Old Photo. Fanatic. I have PM'd you.

My first flight 4 Sep 69 - XS 714. Last flight 4 Aug 80 - XS 728.

TTN - I suspect we may know each other.
dagama is offline  
Old 23rd Jan 2011, 19:59
  #16 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Cambs.
Age: 78
Posts: 270
waveskimmer (#6)

I assume your question is asking if I was a "Photographer" by profession .
Photography for me is a Hobby, I was always interested in taking photographs.

I only had a simple camera upto the early 1970s.
I then started serious Aviation photography as I could afford better camera gear. Also my working routine 28day shift pattern gave me time off to travel which all helped .

Now well retired I am still very active in my Hobby
So basically I am self taught and still learning.
As the saying goes old photographers do not Die they just go out of Focus.

Old Photo.Fanatic is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.