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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #1

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Anyone else going to the Air Tattoo? Surprised that it's so close in time to Wings Over Wairarapa though.

www.airtattoo.mil.nz/

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #2

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Yeh going to photograph it on the Saturday. Looks like it will be very good

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #3

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I'll be working there, should be on the Armament trade display.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #4

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Wish I was, make sure everyone gets lots of photos :-)

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I might be going down, not sure yet. Hopefully the weather will be mint to get some good photos.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #6

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Should be an awesome event seeing the exhibitors. Would love to see an F-15E up close.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #7

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I hope to be doing several uploads during the day so I'll post a link when the first ones go live and you can all see what you're missing :-)

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #8

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As much as I'd like to be going, with the wife 7 months pregnant and quite sick I can't really justify leaving her on her own with my daughter for 2-3 days. Admittedly I have seen most of the aircraft flying before but would still have been nice to see them again. As long as everyone gets heaps of photos will be good.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #9

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Oh congrats G2. :D

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 8 months ago #10

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Thanks mate. The wife can't wait for him to be out so she can go back to normal.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #11

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Hi all,

Just in case you were not aware, to make things different as to what happened 5 years ago...tickets to the Tattoo is only available via Ticketek, and no tickets will be sold at the gate to the base. Also you won't be allow to park on base unless you have bought a car park ticket which has sold out for Saturday I believe. But there will be free shuttles (buses) to base from two points. One is Manfeild Park in Feilding, and I think the other one is in Bulls, the Polo club?
So if you are coming in from the South, best bet is to go to Feilding as the shuttles will have their own lanes to the Tattoo (my understanding, could be wrong), and from the North, go to Bulls. It was also mentioned that if tickets are still available that you could buy them before boarding a shuttle.
Gates open at am and flying display starts later.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #12

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You are correct. I also understand that the base parking for Sunday is also sold out.
I will be there Saturday enjoying the Park n Ride from Manfield.
Who else is going Saturday?

Dave

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I'm doing the Saturday as well. Fingers crossed for blue sky's. I should follow up about parking as they said media would have an allocated area but they haven't sent me a pass or anything to get to it.....

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Forecast is supposed to be slightly cloudy saturday, sunday a bit more overcast with a chance of light showers in the afternoon. From what I read anyway.

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #15

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #16

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Your shot of the C 5 banking for the pass is superb!

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Thank you, finished uploading so all images are up now

Anyone going tomorrow - enjoy. Make sure you go and have a look at the A400. It's HUGE

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Wonderful pictures!

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I remember the A400 when it was just a concept, I was working for the MoD at the time and I remember seeing it at the Army/Navy show in the UK (around 97 I think this was) and they had a mock layout of the interior, what made it special is that the wheels are on the outside which increased the size of the payload compared to the C-130's, it was unique at the time.
Goes to show how long it takes to design and build these things, how long have they been in production now?

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #20

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Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing Kerry

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #21

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Marcus.Q1000859 wrote: Your shot of the C 5 banking for the pass is superb!

Who bought the C5 over? I haven't seen any photos of it? Or did u mean the 17?

And that A400 does look cool, I read somewhere that apparently NZ may look at those to replace the C130, yet ages ago they were talking about replacing them with C17s...

Heli's: looks like they had the Seasprites, NH90s and Sioux? I'm guessing the a109 was around too?

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #22

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Oh man, this show looks like it was awesome, and perfect weather for it also.

So luck to see all those birds flying around - thank you very much for sharing the pictures

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C-17, my bad. I did see it flying though, yesterday it turned over my place as it came into Whenuapai

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2017 Air Tattoo 2 years 7 months ago #24

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Nice pics Kerry, very nice and indicative of what a good long lens can do. Here are a couple I took:

A400M was impressive to see up close, a pity it didn't fly during the show. This was taken on Friday afternoon.



KC-135 at first light; we got on board, which was a treat.



JASDF KC-767;



F/A-18C;



F-15E;



B757;





Avenger;



C-17;





F-16;







F/A-18D;

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DDAAAAAMMN, that looks like it was an AWESOME show...

How often do they do this kind of show, the Air Tattoo... I need to be there next time.

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Yeah, awesome show. I was there on Sunday. Stayed at my old's place in Palmy.

What camera and lens size did you use to take photo's of the in flight F-16's?

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>How often do they do this kind of show, the Air Tattoo... I need to be there next time

Media lady (who I knew from NZPA days) was talking about it happening every 5 years through to the 100th

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>What camera and lens size did you use to take photo's of the in flight F-16's?

Nikon D5 with a 400mm F2.8 and 2x TC

Good light so can stop down to get sufficient sharpness out the 2x. Was a bit tight when they were taking off or landing :-) Hand held mostly to ruin my arms

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800mm f/5.6 equivalent. Awesome pics. I saw a few people with Nikons/Canons and big mother lenses...I only had my old D80 and 200mm micro lens.

If anyone wanted to check out an airshow in oz at short notice...

www.airshow.com.au/airshow2017/PUBLIC/ai...ilitary-aircraft.asp

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Nice you got the A400 flying - that is one impressive machine. It would be cool if the Air Force bought some. I'd have to get myself another assignment flying with them

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