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optimus prime



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PostSubject: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-11, 15:10

Just wanted to say what a fantastic day I had today at Coningsby! Clap

I got a lens off Ebay at 8am and thought I'd drive to Coningsby to test it out. Very basic old lens but I am pleased with soime of the (1700) photos I took lol!

It was so good to see the Lancaster out and flying for a couple of hours? Maybe more. So many Typhoons, a Harrier, Tornado...it was fantastic! I stayed until 7pm and got home just after 9pm.

When I work out exactly how to post photos here I will put some up. Nice to see friendly faces and chat to a number of people too. If anyone was at crashgate 1 I was the one on top of my Pug Partner lol! Hope to make it more of a regular thing, money and time permitting.

A gentleman was telling me about a 'Falklands Flag' Typhoon but I didn't quite get all of it as it was noisy lol! Does anyone know the story behind it? I didn't realise just how many Typhoons were based there, they are really impressive!

Again, a great day, I thought actually better than an airshow I went to once lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-11, 15:29

Hi i think you were parked next to Flaps ,The Falklands Typhoon was the middle one of the three ship that landed about 5-00pm.I was up there in my white tranny with blue doors, Come over and say hello next time you are over.

Cheers Kevin.
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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-13, 12:33

Nice to meet you Mr Prime,as Milky says that was me next to you in the 308.(with the very bored Mrs Flaps).

Did you manage a tour around the perimeter to find the Lightning ?
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optimus prime



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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-13, 15:42

Hi!

Yes, I did find it Clap got a few funny looks, but I guess you do end up quite close to the base there? Wow, amazing, brought back a whole heap of memories Smile

Great meeting you too!

Optimus, or Trev lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-13, 16:44

Glad you enjoyed your day at Fightertown UK! We were there on monday and the weather was awful!! Nothing much happened till the afternoon, but 2x F15 did show about 3:30pm!
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optimus prime



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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-13, 16:52

Yeah, loved it...trying to convince my wife to move there lol!!! Any jobs going anyone???

Even with bad weather, worth hanging around to see F-15's Big Grin

Some time ago when I got my F-65 film camera, I took some shots at Waddington, Harrier's and Tornado's and they were some of my favourite shots...camera got a soaking, but the spray etc. looked pretty good!
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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-13, 22:31

optimus prime wrote:
Yeah, loved it...trying to convince my wife to move there lol!!! Any jobs going anyone???

!

Fortunately for me, my missus will be posted back to CBY in September and I will just have to move there too! Whistle
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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-14, 00:11

Hahaha nice one Big Grin
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PostSubject: Re: Coningsby today. Coningsby today. Empty2009-08-14, 01:34

optimus prime wrote:
Hahaha nice one Big Grin

All I can say is..beware of low flying parsnips from September '09 onwards! Whistle
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