Up the local yesterday ( tuesday ) from 1125-1630,it was looking doubtfull light rain and vis getting low,was on way back down to car around 12 when a Hawk came thru! the weather got better so i stuck it out and had 6 Tucano passes the last at 1630 as i was coming down! Hope to be up again fri it might be sunny
Up at Duni West side from 1200-1630; A nice sunny day with the odd gust!!! between 1330 and 1400 2 hawks came over at least 1500ft and a Herc did the same! i thought whats goin on here! i cant understand why they didnt come thru low as normal,at 1500 another Hawk came thru the same but descended lower over Thirlmere no good for me though! oh well thats the way it goes try again next week,just a shame cos the weather was perfect
Duni again! from 1000-1600, i thought id try despite poss probs with Notam, the helo Gary posted was back and forth crossing over the pass all day but no loads,1230 2Tucs came through and like friday high a couple of mins later another Tuc.Shortly after a MC130 combat Talon came through high above me on East side, Around 1400 x1 Hawk again High! Packed up at 1600 as needed to get off......x2 Tonkas 617 sqn blasting through low !!! only managed to get a lake shot,its the lowest ive seen any Tonka over water.Back Thursday,and Hoping to get over to DerwentWater on Weds to get those 2 Tonkas Again Will post pics later.
Up at Duni with my bro,cloudy and windy to start,sun came out at midday,thought we might get the Derwentwater Tonka's come through,what happend was a single Tonka came over west to east high and few minutes later came through pass a 12 sqn GR4,just before that a Tutor and later the highlight of day 2 passes of F15 2 ship high for 1st bit lower for 2nd,ive seen them around Ulverston and Windermere loads of times but not at Dunni,couldent make up Today might get another half day tmw
Thursday NTR, Today at Duni from 1230-1600 nothing! after the Eagles was due a blank,at Newby Bridge something screemed over the roundabout at 1630 its poss it was a Tiff as one took off from warton after 4pm i understand,its poss it went through Duni
Monday NTR,Today had an hour and half at Duni in light rain!but got 3 Tucano's in half an hour,while i was there Ulverston and surrounding area was having an earthquake!!! when i heard i thought dont you mean a warton Tiffie! but no it was real 3.7 on the scale
NTR Weds or Thurs,Yesterday at the local from 0930-1100 before work,hoping to catch something before the rain came, and was treated to superb flying by the PDG lowslung load chopper taking bags up and over to Grisdale Tarn an EC AS350B Ecureuill G-PDGF they hag loads of bags to shift so it would have put paid to Mil LL for a while,hope to be back up again in the week.
Nowt to report so far this week weather has been total pants,tmw and friday dont look much better with gusts around 50-70 mph ! am working away so not much chance of getting up Duni,hope it improves soon so i can get up there and capture some Super Etendard's
Monday spent my birthday at Warton on my back from brother's on merseyside,was there from 1130 till 1800 a very good day and good company ( steve ). Several flybys by Valley Hawks,the Highlight was 2 Saudi Tiffs, all the take offs were from 08 and landings,a Saudi Herc also came in. Today was at Duni from 1100-1750 3 Tucano's 1 Tonka 3 Hercs ( a pair then later a singleton ) will get pics up later.
Weds and Thursday's according to my sources had a few movements over town, my trip to Duni scrubbed for tmw due to expected downpours! will try next week. Im hoping in future weeks to capture mill traffic on the morecambe bay track at canal foot ulverston as well as windermere and Duni.
Monday nothing,Today at Duni a grey wet,windy with a smidging of sun,from 1000-1545 1 Harrier which was high but dropped low over Thirlmere,20 mins later a 100 sqn Hawk the final hour saw a 208 sqn Hawk and a Puma. A few pics of the scene,the rest on piccies
Weds and Thursday NTR,today up at Duni from 1000-1600,a wet start grey but no wind 1 Squirrel from Shawbury,1 Harrier low this time,1 Hawk from Warton,1 Herc RAF low,1 Herc USAF high,met Bill from Fly-Low-Fly -Fast on the Tree ledge east side,hope to get up again next week ;D