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  • Goldie fish
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    They are a strange breed..

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  • DeV
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    That was the CIA

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Spotter swine....I was doing railing duty at one Don air show, one time, standing in front of a Casa, handing out leaflets and answering questions about the aircraft when along comes one of the breed, bursting with cameras and notebooks,etc. He asks me to step aside to take a picture.Sure, sez I , no problem.He takes the pic and asks me what the serial number was. "019", sez I."Are you sure?", sez he. I assured him that I was, given that I'd signed the Daily on it. "Where's the serial number?, sez he.
    One in the nosewheel well, one above the entrance door and one on the frame of the tail ramp, sez I.Would you like a look in the cockpit?, sez I, as the human traffic was light."Naw, sez he, just wanna see the number plate. I opened the barrier and he crawls under the wheel well, snaps off a shot of the grease-laden plate, ticks off a line in his reggie book and lopes off without a word of thanks.Cue GttC's headshake....
    regards
    GttC

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  • pmtts
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    Originally posted by Scorpy View Post
    Most shows are pay at the gate, but Northolt is a family day and tickets are limited. The charity days are spotter oriented and are a bit wierd cos guys pay quite a bit to get in when there are no ice cream lickers in the way of a good shot, but do your research and you can get access to a lot of these. Look out for sites like this

    http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4271&p=88000
    Scorpy is correct. A great friend of mine is an RAFP there so that's how I get tickets to the event.

    Your not wrong regarding the ice cream lickers!!

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  • Scorpy
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    Most shows are pay at the gate, but Northolt is a family day and tickets are limited. The charity days are spotter oriented and are a bit wierd cos guys pay quite a bit to get in when there are no ice cream lickers in the way of a good shot, but do your research and you can get access to a lot of these. Look out for sites like this

    http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4271&p=88000

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  • pilatus
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    i wouldnt mind attending one of these.can anyone turn up?

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  • pmtts
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    im supprised one of the 32 Squadron HS125's was there. The other two were on ops that day and the BAe 146's are not there at present.

    I note the resident Islander BN2T CC Mk2 in the photo. First time that has been rolled out on an open day!

    Edit The Islander was AAC, not the resident one. :redface:
    Last edited by pmtts; 9 June 2009, 23:32.

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  • Scorpy
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    And some other photos of the event!
    Attached Files

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  • pmtts
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    Originally posted by Scorpy View Post
    It has become an annual event now. Exercise Medical Bridge, I believe. Last one held between Derry and Donegal this year.

    A few linked Northolt pics copyrighted by the web owner

    http://brianamarshall.fotopic.net/p58765531.html

    http://brianamarshall.fotopic.net/p58852697.html
    Nice pics. I'll be there next year, what's great about families day is the event is not mobbed and you can take some great photos.

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  • Scorpy
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    It has become an annual event now. Exercise Medical Bridge, I believe. Last one held between Derry and Donegal this year.

    A few linked Northolt pics copyrighted by the web owner

    http://brianamarshall.fotopic.net/p58765531.html

    http://brianamarshall.fotopic.net/p58852697.html

    And a link to the CAWT cross border exercises 2008 and 2009

    http://www.cawt.com/gallery/index.as...ng+Test+280408
    Last edited by Scorpy; 9 June 2009, 22:41. Reason: No links

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  • pilatus
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    A few years ago, the Air corps, RAF, British Army and the Northern Ireland emergency services held a joint a excercise.It was staged a few years after that bus accident in which young school girls were killed when their bus overturned.Anyway the theme was similar enough a huge accident between a school bus, a lorry and several cars in a remote area.The air corps sent a 135 and the raf a puma with parameducs to stabilise and then transfer critical's to hospital.The flying was tight enough as i recall because it was windy and there was power lines all around.It was even on the news, both TV3 and BBC newsline.Does anyone else remember?

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  • Orion
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    Originally posted by pmtts View Post
    I was informed by text message there was a rather interesting 109 parked not far from it!
    Tell us more?

    Just found this a few interesting shots ...

    http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10998
    Last edited by Orion; 7 June 2009, 12:38.

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  • Hello Alaska
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    would be great if one day we could do joint british / irish exercises / training.

    who knows - maybe even cross postings like we do (the British Army) with the auzzies / kiwi's.
    I agree, I'd love to work with your lads.

    The most we do now is sending over lads for courses, a joint Ex would be great though.

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  • golden rivet
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    would be great if one day we could do joint british / irish exercises / training.

    who knows - maybe even cross postings like we do (the British Army) with the auzzies / kiwi's.
    the navy done a few exercises with the raf rescues and we had a ras at sea with the royal navy we finished with a great day by pelting each other with spuds.. so now it is the armys turn

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  • pmtts
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    Originally posted by Jetjock View Post


    Thanks for posting pic!
    I was informed by text message there was a rather interesting 109 parked not far from it!

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