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Photographic Logs for 2016
(For all these shots I used a Canon EOS 5D Mk III with the following lenses;
Canon EF 400mm f2.8 L IS Mk II, Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L with and without a x1.4 extender Mk III and a Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS).

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Wednesday November 23, 2016 A beautiful cloudless day in the Lakes and the mountains were snow cappped. Animal Flight, four F-15E Strike Eagles, two of which were high, were followed by five Tucanos and my first low-level sighting of the very large A400M Atlas C.1.
Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-0324 'LN') callsign 'Animal Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-324 'LN') callsign 'Animal Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-335 'LN') callsign 'Animal Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF289) of 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF264) of 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF145) of 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Airbus A400M Atlas C.1 (ZM409) assigned to 70 (LXX) Squadron but using a 'Boscombe' callsign for this the third low-level (evaluation?) flight through the Lakes in as many weeks.
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Left to right: Airbus A400M Atlas C.1 (ZM409) assigned to 70 (LXX) Squadron.
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Left to right: Airbus A400M Atlas C.1 (ZM409) assigned to 70 (LXX) Squadron.
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Left to right: Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF515) in the markings of 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

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Wednesday November 2, 2016 A day of shooting the beautiful backdrop of Cadir Idris with some occasional passes from some very nice jets. They were all taking the corner high and wide probably due to the low winter sun in the face.
Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-0314 'LN') callsign 'Nail Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW.
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F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3003 'LN') callsign 'Nail Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3003 'LN') callsign 'Nail Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-0314 'LN') callsign 'Nail Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW, second pass.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3003 'LN') callsign 'Nail Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW, second pass.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3003 'LN') callsign 'Nail Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW, second pass.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK037 'AB') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK037 'AB') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA462 '027') using callsign 'Bulkhead Flight'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA462 '027') using callsign 'Bulkhead Flight'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA370 '-') using callsign 'Bulkhead Flight' uncoded due to a possible fin tip change.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA370 '-') using callsign 'Bulkhead Flight'.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3004 'LN') callsign Hammer Flight' 494 FS, 48 FW, not making the turn.

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Tuesday October 25, 2016 A quiet day with a lone Squirrel and eventually a pair of Tornados in the afternoon through the Lakes.
Left to right: Squirrel HT.1 (ZJ278 '78') of the Defence Helicopter Flying School.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA462 '027') using callsign 'Fang 21'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA462 '027') using callsign 'Fang 21'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA559 '049') using callsign 'Fang 22'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA559 '049') using callsign 'Fang 22'.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 Not the day I had hoped for after the seven Swedish AF Gripen passes through the Lakes on the previous day.
Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF291) of 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF388) of 72(R) Squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Super King Air B200 (ZK451 'K') of 45(R) Squadron based at RAF Cranwell.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF291) of 72(R) Squadron ar RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 A day on the Spur again with just a pair of Hercs and and a piar of Tornados one of which was high.
Left to right: C-130J Hercules C.5 (ZH888) of 30 Squadron callsign 'Jigsaw Flight'.
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Left to right: C-130J Hercules C.5 (ZH886) of 30 Squadron callsign 'Jigsaw Flight'.
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C-130J Hercules C.5 (ZH886) of 30 Squadron callsign 'Jigsaw Flight'.
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Left to right: C-130J Hercules C.5 (ZH886) of 30 Squadron callsign 'Jigsaw Flight'.
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Left to right: Some poor shots of Tornado GR.4s (? and ZD709 '078') using callsign 'Jackal 21' and '22'.

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Wednesday October 12, 2016 A day on the south facing Spur with the prospect of exercise traffic heading for LLanbeddr.
Left to right: Hawk T.1 (XX230 'CM') of 100 Squadron.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA594 '60') using callsign 'Marham 62'.
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Left to right: Apache AH.1 (ZJ205).
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Hawk T.2 (ZK035 'Z') of 4(R) Squadron passing through backlit mist below the mountain tops.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK035 'Z') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK035 'Z') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK021 'L') of 4(R) Squadron.

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Thursday September 22, 2016 It was another quiet day in the Loop with four Hawk T.2s but for the big bonus of two passes from a BAC 167 Strikemaster.
Left to right: BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.82A (G-SOAF) formally of the Sultan of Oman's Air Force. No.425 was the last Strikemaster built, it was delivered to the SOAF in 1984 and remained in service until 1999, returning to the UK in 2004 after a period as an instructional airframe. It is now operated by North Wales Military Aviation Service and flown by Director and pilot Mark Petrie.
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Left to right: BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.82A (G-SOAF) formally of the Sultan of Oman's Air Force.
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BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.82A (G-SOAF).
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Left to right: BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.82A (G-SOAF).
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Left to right: BAC 167 Strikemaster Mk.82A (G-SOAF).
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK033 'X') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK015 'F') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK015 'F' and ZK026 'Q') of 4(R) Squadron.

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Hawk T.2 (ZK037 'AB') from 4(R) Squadron
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Wednesday July 27, 2016 Not the best of weather and few movements from too low on the hillside combined with poor panning meant I had not too much to show for the day.
Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK037 'AB') from 4(R) Squadron and Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK322 'GS') in stripped 2 Squadron markings, that is tail code only.

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Thursday July 14, 2016 BB today for the fini-flight of 48FW Commander Col Robert Novotny.
Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZG779 '136') using callsign 'Marham 57'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZG779 '136') using callsign 'Marham 57'.
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F-15E Strike Eagle (91-311 'LN' '48FW') piloted by Col Robert Novotny using callsign 'Eagle 21' on his final flight with 48FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-311 'LN' '48FW') piloted by Col Robert Novotny using callsign 'Eagle 21' on his final flight with 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
Col Novotny was first heard on the radio; "Eagle 21 we are a flight of fox one five echoes entering the Mach' Loop from the south east for two circuits at 500 feet and 500 mph. After his flight he wrote on the 48FW Facebook page; "My kind of flying weather! Too bad it was my last flight". Later he added; "Cad' West was packed. Thank you for the great turnout on my final sortie in the UK. I was in 'Eagle 21' flying 311 my flagship, hope you got some great pictures".
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (96-204 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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F-15E Strike Eagle (96-204 'LN') 492FS, 48FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (96-204 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3002 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-311 'LN' '48FW') piloted by Col Robert Novotny using callsign 'Eagle 21' on his final flight with 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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F-15E Strike Eagle (91-311 'LN' '48FW') piloted by Col Robert Novotny using callsign 'Eagle 21' on his final flight with 48FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-311 'LN' '48FW') piloted by Col Robert Novotny using callsign 'Eagle 21' on his final flight with 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (96-204 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (96-204 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3002 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (00-3002 'LN') 492FS, 48FW at RAF Lakenheath.

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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Back at the Loop starting on Cad' East, but as the only pass of a Tornado GR.4 was almost impossible to catch due to the strong wind I moved across to a new location (for me) on the sheltered west side of the Loop where I had (at a distance) two passes from an uncoded and unmarked Tornado GR.4.
Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA554 '046') using callsign 'Marham 19'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA372 '-') using callsign 'Marham 50'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA372 '-') using callsign 'Marham 50'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA372 '-') using callsign 'Marham 50'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA372 '-') using callsign 'Marham 50'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA372 '-') using callsign 'Marham 50'.

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Tuesday June 21, 2016 Up in the Lakes for the first time in quite a while, chose the west side due to cloudy start to the day. Tucanos, a selection of Hawks, a C-130 and two pairs of F-15E Strike Eagles was a great reward.
Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF343) of 72(R) Squadron and Hawk T.2 (ZK032 'W') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.1 (XX265 'CP') of 100 Squadron.
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Left to right: C-130J Hercules C.5 (ZH888) of 30 Squadron.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-605 'LN') of 494FS.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (98-135 'LN') of 494FS.
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F-15E Strike Eagle (98-135 'LN') of 494FS.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagles (91-307 and 97-219 'LN') of 494FS.