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by nellis6
28 Sep 2020, 18:21
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: RAF Phenom Trainers
Replies: 0
Views: 956

RAF Phenom Trainers

With the great weather in the UK still holding up, I ventured to RAF Cranwell a week ago to capture some of the Royal Air Force training aircraft. The Prefects, Phenoms and Tutors were all in and out during the morning giving me plenty of action. www.jetwashaviationphotos.com
by nellis6
25 Sep 2020, 18:53
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: HeliOps Sea King 'Damien'
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: HeliOps Sea King 'Damien'

Not many Sea Kings left now. Still great to see and I hope to fly with them soon, so fingers crossed
by nellis6
25 Sep 2020, 09:30
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Aviano F-16s at Lakenheath
Replies: 0
Views: 751

Aviano F-16s at Lakenheath

Early September I made the trip to RAF Lakenheath to catch the deployment of F-16s from the 510 and 555FS of the 31st Fighter Wing based at Aviano, Italy. With the deployment due to end today (I think), if you haven't already caught them then you are too late! www.jetwashaviationphotos.com
by nellis6
25 Sep 2020, 09:21
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: B-52s over the Ukraine
Replies: 1
Views: 1949

B-52s over the Ukraine

A few images of Kago Flight when they departed RAF Fairford the morning of 14th September as a 3-ship mission over the Ukraine. Currently in the UK as a Bomber Task Force (BTF) deployment, this is the second time during the deployment that the 5th Bomb Wing B-52s have conducted such a mission. www.j...
by nellis6
25 Sep 2020, 09:16
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: RAF Shadow R1s
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

RAF Shadow R1s

I dropped into RAF Waddington this week to catch one of the Shadow R1s (ZZ416, callsign Serpent 46) that I knew was out on operations. Luckily for me I also managed to capture an R1+ (or is it a R1A, no one really seems to be able to conform 100% the correct designation). ZZ417, callsign Widget47 wa...
by nellis6
25 Sep 2020, 09:08
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: HeliOps Sea King 'Damien'
Replies: 2
Views: 780

HeliOps Sea King 'Damien'

So, at last I can post on the forum again. So a bit of catching up to do, starting with a quick visit to Heli Operations at Osprey Key, Portland. Operating with two ex-Royal Navy Sea King HU5 helicopters from the old RNAS Portland air base, HeliOps are currently involved in training German Navy Sea ...
by nellis6
12 Aug 2020, 07:09
Forum: Mildenhall & Lakenheath
Topic: EGUL & EGUN future
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: EGUL & EGUN future

I think you need to catch up. The 100ARW and 352SOW are no longer going to Germany, but staying in the UK. As for LN, the 48FW will increase strength by one extra squadron as both F-15E squadrons remain with the loss of the F-15C/Ds but addition of two F-35 squadrons - so in effect squadrons from cu...
by nellis6
03 Aug 2020, 19:11
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: UK's Union Jack Voyager
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

UK's Union Jack Voyager

In the bag! Knowing that 'Tartan 19' had been tracking NE of Scotland this afternoon refuelling RAF Typhoons, I made the 1 hour dash to Brize Norton to catch her coming home. Typically the sun disappeared just as she landed :? :? http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com
by nellis6
24 Jul 2020, 09:16
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Dragon Lady 'Kine01'
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Re: Dragon Lady 'Kine01'

aerobert wrote:very nice Mike !
Is this U-2 detachment lasting all summer long ?
At this moment it is there indefinitely. No one actually knows as and when it will end, could even be a permanent detachment
by nellis6
21 Jul 2020, 05:50
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Dragon Lady 'Kine01'
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Dragon Lady 'Kine01'

With the COVID-19 lockdown in full flow through 2020, it's been a very difficult year as far as photographing military aircraft has been concerned. With things easing up a little I ventured to RAF Fairford to shoot the resident U-2 with the 'Senior Span' Dorsal Pod, ASARS-2 nose and wing-mounted 'Se...
by nellis6
30 Jun 2020, 16:26
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: EHEH 30-06-2020 MRTT delivered
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: EHEH 30-06-2020 MRTT delivered

Wijgert IJlst wrote:
Derice wrote:How to make a boring Airbus even more boring. Paint it uniform grey.
This military livery suites her beter then the "British Union Jack" scheme applied to the ZZ336 for Boris Johnson.
You think so? It has to be the worst scheme ever on a A330. No titles, nothing.
by nellis6
23 Jun 2020, 09:14
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: MEDEVAC Flight RAF Fairford
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

MEDEVAC Flight RAF Fairford

Monday 22 June saw a MEDEVAC flight into RAF Fairford. Here's a few images of the 86AW C-21A that flew the mission.. http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com
by nellis6
14 Mar 2020, 09:11
Forum: Spotting Rest of Europe
Topic: Spotting in Greece - A Warning
Replies: 14
Views: 3326

Re: Spotting in Greece - A Warning

Thanks for sharing this interesting and shocking report. For the sake of completeness, I'd just like to mention that it's really not like that on many greek islands where plane spotting has become a tourist attraction like at Corfu, Skiathos or Rhodes (RHO with almost daily military movements). I'v...
by nellis6
01 Dec 2019, 14:21
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Blue Flag 2019 exercise
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

Blue Flag 2019 exercise

Recently visited Blue Flag 2019 at Ovda. Here's a few images, with the full photo report on my website at
http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com/bl ... -2019.html
by nellis6
03 Nov 2019, 11:09
Forum: Aviation Photo Forum
Topic: Army Aviation Centre
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Army Aviation Centre

A few tasters here from my latest report covering the Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop. AAC Middle Wallop is the British Army Air Corps primary airfield providing rotary-wing pilot training and the report and more images available here http://www.jetwashaviationphotos.com/army-aviation-centre--...