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Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09)

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FIRST OFF: Before I start anything, apologies to those of you who have slower internet connections. It might take you quite a while to load this page.


With less than a week until Uni, I figure my Mildenhall-athon is over for now. I thought I might as well collect all my pictures together and present the highlights of the month.

Special thanks must go to BOLLO, Stigorige, CHRIS D, RYNO56, Spirit of Kitty Hawk, Pikey01, Dazza, Beer Monster and many others for the awesome banter, heads ups and company. Cheers guys! Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 687308

Anyway, on with the photos. In chronological order, I have included the callsign and serials if anyone is looking for them.

Day 1: The first day of hunting for me, was great to meet Pikey01, Dazza, and beer monster. Didn't manage to catch what we were all there for, but there were a few nice movements to make up for it.

1.REACH 559 KC-135R 63-8027
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH559_63_8027

2. SNOOP 56 RC-135W 62-4131
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) SNOOP56_62_4131

3. ROCKSTAR 93 UC-12F 163560
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) ROCKSTAR93_163560


Day 2: Dull and overcast, I was still determined to catch my target, who didnt appear for the second time. The day was almost a throw away, with limited movements, the star being the Open Skies.

4: OPEN SKIES 12T OC-135B 61-2670
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) OSY12T_61_2670

5. DUKE 10 C-12U 84-0180
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) DUKE10_84_0180

6. DUKE 09 UC-35A 97-0101
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) DUKE09_97_0101


Day 3:Typically, the weather was slightly better but the movements were slightly worse.

7. REACH 259 KC-135R 61-0298
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH259_61_0298


Day 4: Hoorah! She flies! Nothing more to be said really, was well worth the wait. Only downside was that "Montys Law of Rubbish Lighting" came into play.

8. REACH 1019 AC-130U 89-0510
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH1019_89_0510


Day 5: Completely unplanned this, I thought my trek was over. However, having a Lancer in at the Hall was definately worth a look!

9: RAMA 52 B-1B 85-0083
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RAMA52_85_0083

10: NATO 12 E-3A LX-N90458
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) NATO12


Day 6: Two days later and I was back. Another super-rare movement, first for 5 years I believe. This was a must catch for me.

11: GLOW 14 E-8C 94-0284
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) GLOW14_94_0284


Day 7: Certainly the worst day of the month, with only 2 visiting aircraft whilst I was there. I went down to catch a KC-130J, but missed it by 10 minutes......

12: REACH 339 KC-135R 61-0284
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH339_61_0284


Day 8: After a bit of a break, I zipped down to catch the Mercury on his last mission before heading home.

13: RAZZ 33 E-6B 163919
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RAZZ33_163919


Day 9: In terms of movements, this was up there with the best. 2 Galaxys, an E-3 and a Kadena KC135!

14:REACH 600 KC-135T 58-0046/ZZ
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH600_58_0046

15: SHUCK 80 E-3B 78-0576
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) SHUCK80_78_0576

16: REACH 7035 C-5B 87-0035
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH7035_87_0035

17: REACH 337 KC-135R 63-8875
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH337_63_8875

18: REACH 6017 C-5B 86-0017
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH6017_86_0017

Day 10: And finally the last day! With the Mildenhall Tankerfest well underway, and C-130J-30s rumoured for the evening I decided to go down....again.

19: HERKY 819 C-130E 72-1299
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) HKY819_72_1299

20: REACH 151 KC-135R 62-3500
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH151_62_3500

21: REACH 869 C-130J-30 05-8152
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH869_05_8152


And that was it! Just a few aircraft there, cut down drastically from the many different movements I photographed. However, no trip to Mildenhall would be complete without the Home Team!!

22: QUID 30 KC-135R 62-3519
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) QUID31_62_3519

23: TALON 71 MC-130H 87-0024
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) TALON71_87_0024

24: REACH 1026 MC-130P 65-0991
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) RCH1026_65_0991

25: QUID 31 KC-135R 58-0100
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) QUID31_58_0100

26: TALON 71 MC-130H 88-1803
Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) TALON71_88_1803

So there you have it - a month of Mildenhall (that said, BOLLOs collection is much more impressive!)

Ben
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Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) Vide
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Some great shots there mate and it was great to meet you and Good luck with uni.
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Cracking Ben!! Clap
Wishing you all the best at uni!! 😄
Hope to see more pics soon!!

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What a cracking collection Monty, all those White tops, E3, 6 and 8, a Bone and an AC-130 - not a bad month in anyones book!

Thats what I love about the hall, variety is indeed the spice of life!
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Excellent post. Great pics, great timeline of events.

Have a great time at Uni
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Awesome shots there mate Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 53197 Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 53197 Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 345990 and good luck at uni.


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Excellent pics and well put together with excellent information added. Well done that man Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 53197
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Good work- recently managed a day and a half down there and didn't have much luck- you've got the reward from putting the hours in. Wish I lived closer! A great selection. Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 53197
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Good luck with the Uni Ben, thanks for all your photos and reports over the last month.
You've certainly put some hours in, bet your pushbike is looking forward to a rest Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 333264 .

Cheers Paul.
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Great set Ben,I managed to cut the grass,re-write the bible,have several shaves,grow many years older,watched the kids grow-up,got the car serviced,watched the entire back-catalogue of Eastenders,Coronation Street,Emmerdale and the BBC News and built a large extension to the rear of the house while your pics loaded Whistle

Only joking mate,all the best at Uni.Enjoy the parties !
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Superb collection there Ben, I particularly liked the B-1 and E-8 shots..

nice shot of the AC130 too (not that I'm jealous!) Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 711487

Hope all goes well at uni, Cambridge by any chance?.!
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An excellent presentation - very few types have escaped you !
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paulh wrote:
bet your pushbike is looking forward to a rest Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 333264 .

A rest?! I'll be biking there from Uni, will only take me a day or so! Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 333264



beer monster - It's not cambridge unfortunately (that would be brilliant for Mildenhall trips), I'm going to Loughborough to do Aero Engineering.

Flaps - that did make me laugh! Monty's Mildenhall Multi-Marathon Month (03/08/09 - 02/09/09) 711487

Cheers for all the comments guys, same again next year I think!
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As an ex 2417 (Newmarket) ATC cadet, I wish you the best at uni and look
foward to seeing more of your photos.....I remember bike rides to egun in youth
but it was to see Blackbirds and Pokeys.... it is good to see that the enthusiam
is still there for those who are 'Real Aviation Enthusiasts'....(who remembers that
book!!)

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Like all the other boys have said Ben,all the very best mate.A very nice collection indeedy and you can be sure it will be here when you get back.
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Lovely selection of shots of some great aircraft - that Kadena 135T is terrific. Thanks for the regular postings of shots - always very good to see what's been going on and what I've missed! Best of luck at Uni.

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