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AW139 pics, including some air to air

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:29 am
by IrishAirPics
Hi Guys,

I was present at Baldonnel on Tuesday 28th November for the official unveiling of the new AW139 helicopters for the Irish Air Corps.

I was lucky enough to fly in one of the AW139's in the company of the Minister for Defence no less! I was also fortunate to get up for some air to air sessions with the AW139 as well.

Unfortunately poor light and bad weather didn't help things (ISO 800 and even 1600!), that and the fact that my IS got knocked off sometime during the evening didn't help matters.

Anyway, here's the best from the day, I think there's a good selection of piccies here, all feedback is welcome.

Large versions of these piccies can be found here:

http://www.irishairpics.com/reports/aw139_delivery_06/

Thanks for looking.


Regards,

Frank.

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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:41 pm
by ei6265
Absolutely beautiful! :shock:

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:58 pm
by Maverick
great pics...lovely looking heli,bout time they got some proper machines

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:54 pm
by corkspotter
Fantastic shots Frank, Love the air to air shot comming into Bal...

Regards,

Paul

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:38 pm
by historical-avi-irl.i8.com
Great work as ever Frank, finally some fire power behind the rotary fleet...

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:56 pm
by Flyer1
VERY nice pics Frank. Keep up the great work.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:09 am
by Cosmic
The avionics in the 139 look very impressive.

Incidentally frank I was extremely impressed with a shot of yours on A.Net recently of the KC135 oversteering down a wet runway. That is a classic photo!

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:23 am
by historical-avi-irl.i8.com
It actually looks life a beefy defence and utility heli doesnt it!

Re: AW139 pics, including some air to air

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:30 am
by Dutch Roll
IrishAirPics wrote:Unfortunately poor light and bad weather didn't help things (ISO 800 and even 1600!), that and the fact that my IS got knocked off sometime during the evening didn't help matters.


wow!! we dont mind,they are class pics!!

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:24 pm
by IrishAirPics
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the feedback on the pictures, sorry for not responding earlier, I didn't get any reply notification emails.

Cosmic, thanks for the comments on the picture on A.net ( it's actually a B707 NATO AWACS trainer) it was quite windy (and wet!) that day.


Regards,

Frank.