AW139 pics, including some air to air

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AW139 pics, including some air to air

Post by IrishAirPics » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:29 am

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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Post by ei6265 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:41 pm

Absolutely beautiful! :shock:

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Post by Maverick » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:58 pm

great pics...lovely looking heli,bout time they got some proper machines

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Post by corkspotter » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:54 pm

Fantastic shots Frank, Love the air to air shot comming into Bal...

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Post by historical-avi-irl.i8.com » Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:38 pm

Great work as ever Frank, finally some fire power behind the rotary fleet...

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Post by Flyer1 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:56 pm

VERY nice pics Frank. Keep up the great work.

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Post by Cosmic » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:09 am

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!
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Post by historical-avi-irl.i8.com » Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:23 am

It actually looks life a beefy defence and utility heli doesnt it!

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Re: AW139 pics, including some air to air

Post by Dutch Roll » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:30 am

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!!
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Post by IrishAirPics » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:24 pm

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.

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