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Old 13-05-2015, 16:14   #1066
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Getting back onto the plane spotting side..

Just bought a Sony hx400v that I was offered at a cheap price so with the bike and airshow season in full swing hopefully get some decent shots especially with both Duxford and Shuttleworth being within 30 minutes on the bike.
VE Day anniversary airshow at Duxford on 23rd and 24th

The flight list is very impressive
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Old 13-05-2015, 16:21   #1067
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Just saw a ww2 fighter going that way (still waiting for camera to be delivered later this week so no pics) only got a glimpse but short and stubby with typical north american style wing profile. I'm guessing at a hellcat or similar.
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Old 16-05-2015, 16:42   #1068
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Getting back onto the plane spotting side..

Just bought a Sony hx400v that I was offered at a cheap price so with the bike and airshow season in full swing hopefully get some decent shots especially with both Duxford and Shuttleworth being within 30 minutes on the bike.
Camera came last night and now just trying it out. The zoom combined with image stabilization is amazing. Here's a shot (100% crop but reduced it by 50% so I could upload within the 1MB restriction) of a Delta Airlines 767 that took off from Heathrow about 20 minutes before the shot. Current height was nearing 11,000ft and horizontal separation was about 4.5Km from my home address.
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Old 16-05-2015, 17:09   #1069
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There has been an unmarked black helicopter buzzing around the Cardiff area for most of the day.
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Old 16-05-2015, 17:29   #1070
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what camera did you use Kymmy as that is very clear
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Old 16-05-2015, 17:31   #1071
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Sony HX400V
50X optical zoom
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Old 16-05-2015, 17:37   #1072
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looks like you are going to have a lot of fun with that camera then
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Old 19-05-2015, 20:10   #1073
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anybody any ideas on why an AWACS was hanging around Loughborough around 5pm today??? spotted it about 3 times around 300 meters high if not lower.
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Old 19-05-2015, 21:12   #1074
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It's common to see them in holding patterns round there, probably training.
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Old 19-05-2015, 22:02   #1075
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at 1 stage I thought it was about to land at EMA but I was nearly home then and too far away to see it properly.
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Do a google on AWACS LOUGHBOROUGH and you'll see that it's been doing it for years
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Probably ILS approach training at EMA. They do it up here from time to time: A few circuits then back off to Waddo.
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Old 20-05-2015, 16:36   #1079
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anybody any ideas on why an AWACS was hanging around Loughborough around 5pm today??? spotted it about 3 times around 300 meters high if not lower.

This was the RAF E3D Sentry ZH101 that was doing a practice diversion.
Call sign was NATO30

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