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#281 DaTan

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:13 AM

beautiful
 

from U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs
https://www.dvidshub...an#.U6ML0PmSySo
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https://flic.kr/p/nYWH61

Edited by DaTan, 20 June 2014 - 12:13 AM.


#282 Victor A.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:02 AM

Friday 20/06/2014

There were no fast flying jets today as it is the last day of exercise and the closing ceremony for Ex Cope Taufan 2014 is schedule in the afternoon/evening. Not much movement in the afternoon...

 

M101-01 AeroTree

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USAF KC-135

KC-13563-8038.jpg

 

p/s: Saw a pair of Black Hawks overflying Butterworth AFB this afternoon, sorry no photos of the pair.. :sorry:



#283 Geoff R.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:15 AM

Some great high res photos here:

 

https://www.flickr.c...57645212796225/

 

Geoff 



#284 Raymund Yeoh

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:20 AM

Some great high res photos here:

 

https://www.flickr.c...57645212796225/

 

Geoff 

Wow these r really nice pix.....didn't know the Pacific USAF is on Flickr....thanks for the link, Geoff



#285 MIR

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:24 AM

p/s: Saw a pair of Black Hawks overflying Butterworth AFB this afternoon, sorry no photos of the pair.. :sorry:


There are a few Australian Army S-70A-9 Black Hawks around, probably the C-17 that you saw earlier brought them here.
That tanker is good catch.

#286 Victor A.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

Fantastic shots, Victor & Laurie! Is the F-22 quieter than the other jets?

 

There are a few Australian Army S-70A-9 Black Hawks around, probably the C-17 that you saw earlier brought them here.
That tanker is good catch.

 

Thanks MIR.. :hi:

 

The Raptors are no quieter than the others especially during takeoff roll but notice it is much quieter when doing fly-pass compared with the Eagles, the Hornets or the Fulcrum. The noisiest of the lots, I must say, goes to the Hawks... :pardon:



#287 flee

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:08 PM

Strange that the Hawks are so noisy - the RR engines are the same as those that are on the Red Arrows.

 

Yes, take off should be noisy since they all deploy afterburners. The Hawks do not have afterburners and I don't recall the Red Arrows' formation takeoffs as particularly noisy.


Good catch - the KC-135.



#288 LaurieB

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 05:06 PM

Fantastic shots, Victor & Laurie! Is the F-22 quieter than the other jets?
I just noticed that they have detached the refuelling probe from Hawk M40-22

 

Thanks MIR.

 

No real difference in noise levels I thought.  However, I only saw the aircraft on approach when throttled back.

 

Good spot on M40-22.  I had not noticed the absence  of the probe.



#289 LaurieB

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:12 PM

C5 on approach to Butterworth around 12.30pm today.



#290 Victor A.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

Saw RAAF Wedgetail on approach Butterworth rwy 36 around 3.00pm..

#291 Sascha

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:16 PM

Hello from Germany,

 

on October 15th and 16th I'am planning to visit Butterworth for spotting. Would like to catch the F-5's and hopefully some MiG's as visitors.

 

I have some questions, hope you'll find some answers for me!? ;-)

Is it allowed to take pictures from military airplanes or will I get trouble with the Police?
 

Are there good spotting-locations around RMAF Butterworth?

What planes can I expect (visitors from other bases etc.)? Any exercises announced?

Thanks for your help!

Cheers!

 

Sascha


Edited by Sascha, 14 August 2014 - 05:16 PM.


#292 Victor A.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:40 AM

Hello from Germany,

 

on October 15th and 16th I'am planning to visit Butterworth for spotting. Would like to catch the F-5's and hopefully some MiG's as visitors.

 

I have some questions, hope you'll find some answers for me!? ;-)

Is it allowed to take pictures from military airplanes or will I get trouble with the Police?
 

Are there good spotting-locations around RMAF Butterworth?

What planes can I expect (visitors from other bases etc.)? Any exercises announced?

Thanks for your help!

Cheers!

 

Sascha

Hello Sascha,

 

To answer some of your inquiries...

taking photos of military aircraft in Butterworth is generally safe and won't get you into trouble with the police or airforce police as long as you're taking photos from public area and not too close to the airbase perimeter fence.

 

Off course, there're a few good locations for you to take photos, especially for landing or approach shots.

 

the only drawback it that, nobody actually know for sure the training schedule for RMAF aircrafts stationed in Butterworth and as far as I know, there's no exercise schedule to take place in October. as for visitors from other bases, most of the time it is by chance and luck.

 

hope i answer some of your question...

 

cheers...


Edited by Victor A., 25 August 2014 - 01:41 AM.


#293 Sascha

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

Hello Victor,

thanks you for the informations!

Cheers!



#294 Fitri Shukri

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

RMAF have installed several CCTV at their perimeter and the camera swivel to by remote control. I'm not trying to be racist, but a foreigner taking photos of RMAF air base could ring some bells inside the base and provoke them to 'scramble' Provost jeep. So please be careful.



#295 MIR

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:13 PM

Could there be an aerial refueler and some super jets passing through tomorrow?

This evening, SBS World News reported:
"Tomorrow the Prime Minister, opposition leader and defence force chief will farewell two more contingents from airbases at....."
5:08, http://www.sbs.com.a...mber-630-part-1

Edited by MIR, 17 September 2014 - 07:37 PM.


#296 LaurieB

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:36 PM

A couple from this morning.

 

15396336841_5692013f8a_b.jpg20140930-IMG_3276 by Janner88, on Flickr

 

15212915368_834f8f847f_b.jpg20140930-IMG_3297 by Janner88, on Flickr



#297 Victor A.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:23 AM

Ex Bersama Lima 2014 (7-22 October 2014)

 

http://www.malaysian...nce.com/?p=4920

 

Happy hunting... B) B) B)



#298 MIR

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:06 AM

RAAF deployed a King Air 350 (A32-426) and two P-3 Orion.

RAF C-17 (ZZ172) and RAAF C-17( A41-207) probably sent some cargo earlier this week.  



#299 MIR

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 10:27 AM

ZJ916 / QO-S Typhoon FGR4
ZJ925 / QO-R FGR4
ZJ918 / QO-L FGR4
ZJ919 / DC FGR4
ZJ935 / DJ FGR4
ZJ802 / ?? Typhoon T3 (twin seater)

#300 LaurieB

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 02:39 PM

MIR, the Typhoon T3, ZJ802, carries the tailcode BP.  Saw it this morning in a 4-ship formation running-in to Butterworth.


Edited by LaurieB, 16 October 2014 - 02:39 PM.





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