Low-Level Flying Photography
Photographic Logs for 2019
(For all these shots I used a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and EOS 5D Mk IV 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 April 17, 2019 With a fair forecast for Cumbria I was in the Lakes once again with three types of trainers.
Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK014 'E') of IV(AC) Squadron. Hawk T.1 (XX332 'CD') using callsign 'Pirate 26' with 100 Squadron based at RAF Leeming.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF243) using callsign 'Linton 22' of 72(Reserve) Squadron.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF145) using callsign 'Linton 457' of 72(Reserve) Squadron.

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Thursday April 11, 2019 With a good forecast for Cumbria I made my way to the Lakes. The day started well with a three ship of F-15E Strike Eagles which unusually for the Lakes passed twice. The second pass dropping into the valley late were high apart from the flight lead. The three types of trainers followed some hours later.
Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-301 'LN') 492nd Fighter Squadron, 48 Fighter Wing.
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F-15E Strike Eagle (96-205 'LN') 492FS, 48FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (97-205 'LN') 492FS, 48FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (97-220 'LN') 492FS, 48FW.
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Left to right: F-15E Strike Eagle (91-301 'LN') 492FS, 48FW.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK013 'D') of IV(AC) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.1 (XX346 'CP') using callsign 'Pirate 04' with 100 Squadron based at RAF Leeming.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF269 '269') using callsign 'Linton 54' of 72(R) Squadron based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

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Wednesday January 9, 2019 The best weather today was in the Lake District, so even with my recent record of very few passes I was back there. But really I had little choice following the RAF ban of low flying in the Mach' Loop which from November 2018. The day progressed with a 'stream' of trainers, starting with a Tucano, a pair of Hawk T.2s (including my first 25(F) squadron marked jet) and a pair of Hawk T.1s. As time in the day was running out for a front-liner, a Tornado GR.4 appeared, dropping in to my valley which was glowing with the winter light.
I did not realise the significance of this Tornado GR.4 until two days later when it was said that the TGRF Commander had announced that all Tornado GR.4 low flying had stopped, from the end of the following day. Perhaps I had photographed the last low flying Tornado GR.4. The weather was very poor on their last day, certainly none were photographed. Sad times indeed.
Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF317) of 72(Reserve) Squadron based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1 (ZF317) of 72(Reserve) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK014 'E') of 4(R) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.2 (ZK026 'FB') of 25(F) Squadron.
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Left to right: Hawk T.1 (XX255 'CB') callsign 'Savage Formation' with 100 Squadron based at RAF Leeming.
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Left to right: Hawk T.1 (XX255 'CB') with 100 Squadron based at RAF Leeming.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA612 '074') using callsign 'Marham 42'.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA612 '074') using callsign 'Marham 42'.
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Tornado GR.4 (ZA612 '074') with IX(B) Squadron and using callsign 'Marham 42' flying low through the Lake District after it had passed low in Wales, late on January 9, 2019,
perhaps the last GR.4 to fly low in the UKLFS, following the TGRF Commander's decision the next day to end Tornado GR.4 low flying prior to its retirement in March.
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA612 '074') using callsign 'Marham 42'.
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Tornado GR.4 (ZA612 '074') using callsign 'Marham 42'.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1s (ZK172 with ZK515) of 72(Reserve) Squadron based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.
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Left to right: Tucano T.1s (ZK172 and ZK515) of 72(Reserve) Squadron based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.