Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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... makes me wish I had a proper camera...

nige says:

oh, awesome.

17th Jun 2006, 13:26

teflon says:

I think these shots are impressive enough already, D!

17th Jun 2006, 13:34

yoshiko says:

Good shots! There are blue sky and white clouds and beautiful leaves. Is the maneuver of the air force? The shape is good.

17th Jun 2006, 13:38

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys :D

but I missed some of them because I had to guess where the planes would be - the biggest thing I'd change is the lag between button pressing and shutter movement - and I'd like them closer

17th Jun 2006, 13:39

Dhamaka says:

Yoshiko San - I believe it is part of the official celebration of the Queen's birthday

17th Jun 2006, 13:40

Rhys says:

That is a lot of planes

17th Jun 2006, 13:41

archer says:

I was watching this on telly this morning.

17th Jun 2006, 13:47

Mandy. says:

so cool! i bet they were loud, too. :)
it's such a childlike thing, but big, loud airplanes make my jaw drop. love'em!

17th Jun 2006, 17:43

Dhamaka says:


17th Jun 2006, 20:36

yoshiko says:

thank you Dhamaka, I didn't know your Queen's birthday.

17th Jun 2006, 23:33

Sionnach says:

Will I be really nerdy and identify the planes or just say "great pics"? :-)

18th Jun 2006, 12:33

Dhamaka says:

please do Sionnach. There was a really, really big one I missed completely and I'd have loved to have known what it was

Yoshiko San, Our Queen's actual birthday is 21st April, but she has an 'official' birthday too on one of the weekends in June ever year.

18th Jun 2006, 14:12

paintist says:

what boet again :-)

18th Jun 2006, 17:24

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys

18th Jun 2006, 17:40

Sionnach says:

Ok, here goes!

4 Tornados and a Nimrod

4 Tornados and a Sentry

8 Tornados

The Red Arrows and a Canberra PR9

Same as 1st

Possibly 4 Hawks, and a VC10

18th Jun 2006, 19:23

Dhamaka says:


Do you know what the really, really big one that turn up at right angles at the end of the wing?

18th Jun 2006, 20:51

Sionnach says:

Passenger plane or military?

18th Jun 2006, 22:45

Dhamaka says:

military I think.

19th Jun 2006, 01:16

Twiglet says:

We were lucky enough to see all of the fly past from where we live (very high ground). The only thing we didn't get a decent view of was the Lancaster as it moved off in a different direction to the others.

19th Jun 2006, 13:35

Dhamaka says:


so was the really big one with the wings that turned up at the end a Lancaster then?

20th Jun 2006, 05:45

Sionnach says:

Doubt it, the Lancaster has 4 turbo=prop engines and the wings aren't turned up at the end.

Only plane I can think of that it might be considering all the others were RAF planes, is the Boeing C-17 (

20th Jun 2006, 07:54

Dhamaka says:

thanks Sionnach - it certainly has the same shape but there's no scale in that photo. Is it a really, really enormous plane?

21st Jun 2006, 06:02

Sionnach says:

Not sure, never seen one! But I think it's bloody big as it's a transport plane.

22nd Jun 2006, 20:00

Dhamaka says:

:) thx

23rd Jun 2006, 09:39

archer says:

According to the MOD it was a Boeing C17

News item is here

28th Jun 2006, 11:05

Dhamaka says:

thank you Archer..

29th Jun 2006, 15:33