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Hunting for Dinosaurs: Starfighters, Jaguars, Drakens

Post by Frank »

Hi all

Now that my Japan slides have been scanned and are stored in my Lightoom database, it is time for me to move to the next topic: "Hunting for Dinosaurs". In spring 2003 I was happy to join Iwan Bogels on his DAPPA Dino Trip through Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Goal of this trip was to host four Japanese Aviation Photographers and show them the last operational Starfighters, Jaguars and Drakens before they would be withdrawn from service. When looking back four years later, I am very happy that I was happy to join that trip and was asked to be the driver of the van, touring our Japanese guest around for a week, on a 2500km long trip. Tight schedule but we did a lot.

If you want to read more about this, check out http://www.franknoort.nl/dinotrip/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here are some newly scanned slides from the past:
Grazzanise 28-04-2003
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Treviso-Istrana 29-04-2003
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Zeltweg 30-04-2003
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Post by Antonov22 »

A finally some 'real' :angel: aircraft
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Post by Canberra TT.18 »

Hi Frank,

Great pictures and beautiful colors!!!

Just look at the yellow of the Starfighter chute. :lol:

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Post by r.e.hendriks »

Nice shots Frank!

Also a nice report on the website.....

Regards, Rob.
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Post by Thermal »

Nice reports on the webiste indeed. Amazing how you managed to arrange all these base visits. Never knew Air Force PR departments even alllowed these things for only a few people.
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Post by wvanbel »

Again a great trip-report on your website (as are all the others)!

PS: I get more and more convinced that if you would publish these reports in a kind of spotters-book, it would be a sure hit!

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Post by warthog64 »

Again very very nice pics Frank!,
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Excellent photos. Well done. !!
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Again a nice set of scanned slides Frank! :good:
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Post by KIER »

Howdie Frank, very nice pictures. I see you are very happy with the result from Andries. And you always know how to start a topic.

But...... as the topic says Starfighters,Jaguars, Drakens...... I did not see any Jaguars (yet)....so here some of my Dinosaurs, and we can add the RAF Jaguars also to it.

Rgds,


Kier.

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Post by warthog64 »

few from my side,

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the best I've ever made ( in my humble opinion),

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Post by roel lodder »

I have only one thing to say about these
pics and that is
Woooooooooooooooooow
Great pics, guys
And about the last pic, I'm glad that I'm not that horse!!!!!!
Grtz,
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Post by roel lodder »

Roel fijne gozer naamgenoot
en Frank :yourock:
compliments are in place here!!!!!!
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Post by patrick dirksen »

Oh no, not again! Another topic which makes me dribble, like the Japan one..... :shock: :wink:
But ok, show me more! :wink:
Cheers,

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Post by Iwan Bogels »

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Yep, those were the days Frank !

To bring back a bigger smile on your face, should I mention just a few words......

Risotto
Maximum tunnel speed
Tornado's at Lechfeld
Spicy mozarella
Mercedes Vito at 173 km/h
The sound of Masami's camera
The Nokia TF-104G 'ringtone'

For those who wish to read more, click here.

Haha !

Cheers,
Iwan

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The "Red Shirt Crew" (Masami, Toru and Frank) in front of the Ferrari Vito
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