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James Cutting
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But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by James Cutting » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:32 pm

After being lucky enough to catch the Mountain Home F-15E's last weekend, I was even luckier enough to catch the first arrival of the highly awaited F35A Lightning II's, to RAF Lakenheath. Though I didn't make the decision to go until this morning, as it was so up in the air (pardon the pun) I was very happy to make it across.

Many thanks for the help Trev, and glad to have met up with the other Reaper boys again today :thumb: I am sure there have been many shots already, so apologies if they are very similar, but here is my version of events from an awesome day...

1. ImageIMG_2143 by James Cutting, on Flickr




2. ImageIMG_2152 by James Cutting, on Flickr




3. ImageIMG_2174 by James Cutting, on Flickr




4. ImageIMG_2206 by James Cutting, on Flickr




5. ImageIMG_2220 by James Cutting, on Flickr




6. ImageIMG_2230 by James Cutting, on Flickr




7. ImageIMG_2241 by James Cutting, on Flickr




8. ImageIMG_2247 by James Cutting, on Flickr




9. ImageIMG_2257 by James Cutting, on Flickr




10. ImageIMG_2258 by James Cutting, on Flickr




11. ImageIMG_2259 by James Cutting, on Flickr


Hope you enjoyed them, all comments welcome :) Thanks to those who posted all the info about these over the last few days. Wouldn't be the same without you guys :thumb:
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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by XWP29 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:46 pm

Very nice and well presented James :clap: and yes a very nice day. Had a day in the garage planned to do more renovation on XWP till Trevor's heads up. A hot cross bun is a small pay back for your Dad's bacon rolls :Wow:
All the best from Keith, Neil, Neal or whatever I am called now :whistle:
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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by Lowfly11 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:46 pm

Great set of shots :thumb:

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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by TeeJay » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Hi James

Top set there young man, well worth going after all :thumbs:

Pity dad couldn't make though :unsure:

Was a good day all round, and I will second your thanks to everyone for the heads up on these, its what this hobby all about; sharing the info so we all get a chance :thumbs:

All the best and catch you soon :P

Trev

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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by Dave934 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 pm

Nice catch ! Lovely photos.
Dave.

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Post by mcewenfan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:34 pm

Excellent shots.

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Post by slogen51 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:02 pm

Nice shots

I for one like the F-35 (bath tub) , numbers in the book!

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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by James Cutting » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:47 am

slogen51 wrote:Nice shots

I for one like the F-35 (bath tub) , numbers in the book!
Thank you! It has certainly begun to grow on me.
mcewenfan wrote:Excellent shots.
Cheers!
Dave934 wrote:Nice catch ! Lovely photos.
Dave.
Thanks Dave, much appreciated!
TeeJay wrote:Hi James

Top set there young man, well worth going after all :thumbs:

Pity dad couldn't make though :unsure:

Was a good day all round, and I will second your thanks to everyone for the heads up on these, its what this hobby all about; sharing the info so we all get a chance :thumbs:

All the best and catch you soon :P

Trev
Definitely was, well happy with them :) It was a shame he couldn't come.

Absolutely, it keeps this hobby going. Take care Trev
Lowfly11 wrote:Great set of shots :thumb:
Glad you like them!
XWP29 wrote:Very nice and well presented James :clap: and yes a very nice day. Had a day in the garage planned to do more renovation on XWP till Trevor's heads up. A hot cross bun is a small pay back for your Dad's bacon rolls :Wow:
All the best from Keith, Neil, Neal or whatever I am called now :whistle:
Thank you, very happy with them :) Was a good day, and hopefully there will be more bacon rolls next time...
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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by grumpy616 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:49 am

Missed Trev's heads-up (wasn't online after Thursday morning) so missed all of this. Gutted. Good pictures sir, and everyone else.

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Post by James Cutting » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 am

grumpy616 wrote:Missed Trev's heads-up (wasn't online after Thursday morning) so missed all of this. Gutted. Good pictures sir, and everyone else.

Pete
Ah that's a shame! :( There will be plenty more opportunities to see them over the next few weeks... :whistle: thank you
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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by James Cutting » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 am

grumpy616 wrote:Missed Trev's heads-up (wasn't online after Thursday morning) so missed all of this. Gutted. Good pictures sir, and everyone else.

Pete
Ah that's a shame! :( There will be plenty more opportunities to see them over the next few weeks... :whistle: thank you
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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by paddyboy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:23 am

Hi James :P

Now back from the coast, so I have a mountain of catching up to do :blush:

Some belting pics there :thumbs:

Best regards and well done :thumb:

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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by James Cutting » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:47 pm

paddyboy wrote:Hi James :P

Now back from the coast, so I have a mountain of catching up to do :blush:

Some belting pics there :thumbs:

Best regards and well done :thumb:

Paddyboy :clap:
Hi Paddy,

Hope you had a good time!

Thank you very much :)

Hope to see you soon, take care.
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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by Bobcode » Sat May 06, 2017 5:44 pm

Really excellent shots ! I live close by so will visit shortly to further my new found hobby :thumb:

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Re: But I thought Saturday's were closed...?!

Post by quid21 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:44 am

That's one helluva oleo extension on the nose gear on shot 7!

Great photos, I only live 10 miles away but was on holiday and missed the whole deployment!!

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Post by James Cutting » Tue May 09, 2017 7:28 am

Bobcode wrote:Really excellent shots ! I live close by so will visit shortly to further my new found hobby :thumb:
Thank you! Ah that's handy, once you're hooked into this hobby you will love it and never leave it :)
quid21 wrote:That's one helluva oleo extension on the nose gear on shot 7!

Great photos, I only live 10 miles away but was on holiday and missed the whole deployment!!
Cheers! That's good that you're close by, but such a shame you were away :(
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