I was cleaning the garage out a couple of weeks ago and came across a box of old photo albums.
They all seem to reference a period around 15-20 years ago.
There were some great images of the kids and a lot of relatives who are sadly no longer with us.
Among them was a good number of aircraft photos from various events that we went to. I thought I would share a few here.
The camera I used at this time was a Nikon F301 with a Tamron 70-300mm zoom lens.
I still have them somewhere – no doubt in the garage as well!
One thing I have learned is that scanning photos is a tortuous and long-winded process. Any way on with the photos.
The first one I have uploaded made me smile. It is from around 1998 or 1999 I think, back in the days when the RAF had a capability that amounted to slightly more than todays paperclips launched with elastic bands approach.
The Starlifter below was taken at RAF Mildenhall on a lovely summers day. I remember this day well as the storm behind brewed up from nothing and we got absolutely drenched by the downpour.
The B52 below was part of a small detachment based at RAF Fairford during a deployment. I made a couple of trips over there hoping to catch one flying but never had any success unfortunately. Nonetheless, the B52 is a pretty impressive aircraft.
It’s always nice to look back, especially when so many of the moments had been forgotten.
As time marches on most of these scenes cannot be recreated. The Canberra, Jaguar & Harrier are no longer in service from the first image.
The C141s are also no longer in service.
One thing that does remain constant though is the size and longevity of the B52 – still going strong and likely to be around for quite some time.
Cheers for now.