Monday, 24 April 2017

Vistors to RNAS Culdrose

After a somewhat quiet period aircraft visitor wise at RNAS Culdrose, it was good to see a couple of visitors. An MH 60S Knighthawk helicopter from the United States Navy made a short stop. This was followed around the same time by an A400M of 70 Squadron RAF carrying out some practice approaches. A resident 736 squadron hawk also put in an appearance.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Mach Loop Visit March 2017

Another visit to the low flying training area in Wales. As usual it is pot luck with the weather and amount of aircraft. A lack of aircraft and poor weather restricted opportunities. So I had to grab what I could when I had the chance. Stunning views are the reward for the climb and it was even better when it snowed. Now onto some images:

Tent- essential for shelter

F15 E Strike Eagle

F15 E Strike Eagle

F15 E Strike Eagle

F15 E Strike Eagle, winter backdrop

F15 E Strike Eagle

RAF Hawk T1



RAF Hawk T1

RAF KingAir "Poppy"

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Bonapartes Gull

Another visit to Helston boating lake and the visiting Bonapartes Gull was still there. So I managed to grab some varied images of it today, some in good light some bad. Still a bit of variety.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Helston Boating Lake Visit.

With the continuing bad weather I decided to stay local today. A quick visit to the boating lake paid off; with a visiting Bonapartes Gull in good view and some of the more residents birds.



Canada Goose

Bonapartes Gull

Bonapartes Gull

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler


Bit wet in not so sunny Cornwall

As the rest of the country basks in sunshine the Cornish cloud/rain/and mist magnet ids working at full capacity this week. Still despite the rubbish weather a couple of images from the residents at Stithians reservoir.

Little Grebe

Long Tailed Tit


Monday, 6 March 2017

Stithians Southern Cut Off

As photography goes it was a poor day weather wise, but had a couple of things I wanted to try out, so spent a couple of hours in the hide at the Southern cut off. Nothing spectacular just the local residents. So here are some images, oh and a short video.


Reed Bunting




Great Spotted Woodpecker

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Predannack Airfield

Predannack Airfield opened it's gates for the first time in decades to the general public. I was one of a few people on an official tour put on by RNAS Culdrose, Predannacks parent station.

We visited a few areas including the following:

Barnes Wallis Ramp: used in the 1950's to test "Wild Goose" and "Swallow" variable geometry models

Then a look around some old airframes, this looked a bit like an aircraft graveyard of sorts, but all airframes are put to good use for crew rescue/crash training etc.

Air Traffic Control Tower, a quick tour of the tower and associated spaces.

Finally a crash/fire exercise from the Royal Navy school of Flight Deck Handling

(Apologies for the way the images are randomly added by the blogger programme)

Sea King MK5

Wessex MK3

Canberra Bomber rear crew space

Canberra Bomber

Dominee T1

Sea King MK6

Sepecat Jaguar

Sea Harrier FA2

RAF Harrier GR3

Jetstream T2

Predannack Air Traffic Control

Firefighters attack the flames from the exercise crash/fire
Fire Fighter
Royal Navy Fire Tender
Aircraft crash/fire exercise

Barnes Wallis test ramp

Fire Tender arrives at the fire exercise