Monthly Archives: March 2016

Red Flag 16-1 Launch

I might not be as regular at Red Flag exercises as some of my colleagues but I do try and get to at least one a year. The different events have differing levels of appeal. The winter means less hot … Continue reading

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Malham Cove

I can’t remember how the conversation developed the way it did but I was talking with a friend and got on to the subject of Malham Cove.  Located in Yorkshire in the UK, this is a stunning location.  It is … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Junglies

The end of the line has come for another UK military type.  The Sea King HC4 has come to the end of the line for the Royal Navy.  The Navy operated many Sea Kings in the anti-submarine role and for … Continue reading

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Update on the Negative Scanning

I wrote about the set up I had created for scanning negatives using a digital camera a while back.  Since writing that, I have been working on a lot more scans and have gained some additional experience.  This has resulted … Continue reading

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Huey at Hayward

Given the number of times that I have been specifically trying to catch something out in the wild, it is a little funny when I get completely lucky and come across something cool without ever trying. I was out walking … Continue reading

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Dog Sled Demonstration

Unless you live in the mountains, California winters are not a time for much thought about snow.  However, I did find myself thinking back to an event we went to a couple of time when we lived in Chicago.  Morton … Continue reading

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ASRAAM Self Portrait

While waking along the ramp occupied by the RAAF Hornets, one of the ASRAAM missiles on the wingtip launch rail of an A-model Hornet had its seeker cover removed. It was dangling by a strap and I was going to … Continue reading

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New Apple Campus

The bottom of the peninsula runs in to the San Jose area and it is full of the tech businesses that are dominating the news these days.  The departure from Oakland if you are heading south takes you out to … Continue reading

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Another Night Launch on a Cold and Windy Night

The evening launch at Red Flag is something I have had a go at on a number of occasions. Consequently, regular readers that pay close attention may feel that this post is a bit repetitive and they would be correct. … Continue reading

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Any Expensive Jets Here?

Airliners were not the only thing we got to see above LAX. On the south side of the field are some FBOs and they had an interesting selection of planes parked up on their ramps. As we passed overhead, it … Continue reading

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