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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:13 pm 
Hi guys, just got back from a week long stay on Anglesey (In Wales) and I just wanted to show a photo I took at RAF Valley (Airbase).

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I'll post a few more on my Flickr soon, but anyway ill get to the point....
Last tuesday I decided I'd spend half a day at Valley with all my gear:
Camera, Tripod, Camcorder, etc. and got some pretty neat shots of the jets including a Red Arrow who's pilot was taking some exams.
The day after on the way to have a meal we pulled over at the end of the runway just to take a look.

At that very moment in swoops a Hawk T.1 with smoke billowing out the engine and two seconds later both pilot and navigator ejected.

Compltely unprepared with not even a disposble camera to hand all I could do was hit my head on the dashboard..... Oh well, but you can be asured from now on my camera will either be supergluded to my palms.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:29 pm 
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Barnsey313 wrote:
...At that very moment in swoops a Hawk T.1 with smoke billowing out the engine and two seconds later both pilot and navigator ejected...

Aargh :x Nothing on the news so I take it (and hope) that nobody was hurt.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:51 pm 
Yup, I asked one of the airfields security staff on the wednesday, apparently it was a fuel problem and no one was hurt (helped by the fact it was a trainee but a fully fleged pilot flying) - although ejecting can't be that pleasant.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:23 pm 
Barnsey313 wrote:
- although ejecting can't be that pleasant.


The human body, if i m not mistaken can only tolerate a few ejections before the spine will break as its such a huge force applied to the body!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:36 pm 
Barnsey313 wrote:
Compltely unprepared with not even a disposble camera to hand all I could do was hit my head on the dashboard.....


Dear Barnsey313,


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Sincerely,
Cheezbrgr


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:51 pm 
*Laughs*, Thanks Cheezbrgr!


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