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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4525 on: September 14, 2021, 11:17:13 PM »
A seriously low-altitude Fuerza Aérea Argentina Dassault Mirage III fighter

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4526 on: September 15, 2021, 06:45:48 PM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4527 on: September 17, 2021, 12:39:54 AM »
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One of France's proposed C-47/Ju-52 resembles an S-2 Tracker that went to the future, mated with an A380, and then spent the rest of its life on the couch. This was the second of three Br.890 Mercure family designs, one example of each having been built.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4528 on: September 22, 2021, 03:31:19 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4529 on: September 23, 2021, 10:44:55 AM »
Great shot!  :smiley:
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« Reply #4530 on: October 01, 2021, 12:35:29 AM »
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Graduation parade ar RAF Swinderby around 1975.  Sqn Ldr Joe L’Estrange. Apparently he was given a reprimand for flying too low by OC Ops, so next time he flew even lower, proving that he wasn’t too low in the first place.

Those were the days.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4531 on: October 01, 2021, 12:06:16 PM »
Too low is when y’a hit the flagpole!

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4532 on: October 01, 2021, 10:54:39 PM »
Too low is when y’a hit the flagpole!

... And crash. ;)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4533 on: October 02, 2021, 12:48:56 AM »
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Chris Bolton @CcibChris
Graduation parade ar RAF Swinderby around 1975.  Sqn Ldr Joe L’Estrange. Apparently he was given a reprimand for flying too low by OC Ops, so next time he flew even lower, proving that he wasn’t too low in the first place.

Those were the days.


Wow, that brought back some memories of RMC! During the run up to grad, there were countless parade practices. During which time, some ex-cadets who had gone on to get their wings would hop in their aircraft and fly to RMC, circle the parade square in encouragement, and jet back. That was late-80's though, when we had CP-140's and F-18's and T-33's to spare for "training hours" :-) Good times.

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« Reply #4534 on: October 02, 2021, 02:24:04 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4535 on: October 02, 2021, 04:43:07 AM »
New H-47 (ER) I presume
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4536 on: October 03, 2021, 09:38:31 AM »
With subdued Polish markings? A few too many.  :o  >:D
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4537 on: October 04, 2021, 12:59:18 AM »
You're not right... ;D
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« Reply #4538 on: October 04, 2021, 03:35:06 AM »
Nice photo from above and aft.

Air France Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation F-BGNA in flight circa 1953/54. Diverting to Boston due to fog in New York, the Connie ran out of fuel and was damaged beyond repair in a belly landing near Preston, Connecticut. The 37 people on board survived.

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« Reply #4539 on: October 04, 2021, 03:45:36 AM »
You're not right... ;D

You’re right…….. >:D

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« Reply #4540 on: October 06, 2021, 11:55:45 PM »
A 'Cat on the CAT!

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« Reply #4541 on: October 08, 2021, 12:36:46 AM »
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« Reply #4542 on: October 08, 2021, 05:57:37 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4543 on: October 10, 2021, 02:36:18 AM »


"Cameras and light-sensing instruments called photometers on the space station observed the blue jet in a storm over the Pacific Ocean, near the island of Nauru, in February 2019. “The whole thing starts with what I think of as a blue bang,” says Torsten Neubert, an atmospheric physicist at the Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby. That “blue bang” was a 10-microsecond flash of bright blue light near the top of the cloud, about 16 kilometers high. From that flashpoint, a blue jet shot up into the stratosphere, climbing as high as about 52 kilometers over several hundred milliseconds."
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« Reply #4544 on: October 11, 2021, 04:42:35 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4545 on: October 11, 2021, 08:59:54 PM »


"Cameras and light-sensing instruments called photometers on the space station observed the blue jet in a storm over the Pacific Ocean, near the island of Nauru, in February 2019. “The whole thing starts with what I think of as a blue bang,” says Torsten Neubert, an atmospheric physicist at the Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby. That “blue bang” was a 10-microsecond flash of bright blue light near the top of the cloud, about 16 kilometers high. From that flashpoint, a blue jet shot up into the stratosphere, climbing as high as about 52 kilometers over several hundred milliseconds."

Has anything been observed like that before Greg?  Looks like it might be something to do with lightning judging by the other blue spots in the photo.

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« Reply #4546 on: October 12, 2021, 12:08:45 AM »
I would hate to be under that thing when it happened!!!!

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« Reply #4547 on: October 12, 2021, 12:16:00 AM »
It's an unexpected natural phenomenon associated with energetic electric storms, they often eject plasma up. There are some special circumstances that come together to generate the effect, which I read a few weeks ago on my Google feed on my phone, but I can't remember what they were (although that bright, expanding ring of energetic particles has something to do with it).
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4548 on: October 12, 2021, 02:14:20 AM »
Has anything been observed like that before Greg?  Looks like it might be something to do with lightning judging by the other blue spots in the photo.

See here:  https://www.livescience.com/blue-jets-of-lightning.html
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« Reply #4549 on: October 12, 2021, 04:38:41 AM »
Happy F-35 Day!

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