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Normandy 2018

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Zonan
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Normandy 2018

Post by Zonan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:49 am

Hello all,

This June I stepped up my spotting hobby by buying a camera.
For the trip to normandy, I got to use my neighbour's canon 1100d with a 75-300mm lens.
This was my very first time spotting with a "proffesional" camera.
I must say I loved the results, but now looking back, the photos aren't the quality I aim for now, but still some nice catches.
Enjoy some parajumps, dakotas, GA, and a Boeing 717 :)
I haven't quite editted all my photos yet, and I don't know when I will, but here are some of my photos:

First, we went to the aerodrome of Lessay, where we were simply standing between the pilots and we could go anywhere we wanted.
Sadly the parajumps were cancelled due to fog, so no flight activity this day.

1. P-40N Kittyhawk, old registration 41-05915, new registration F-AZKU
ImageF-AZKU by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

2. Convair BT-13A, old registration 42-0352, new registration N93
ImageN93 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

3. C-47 Dakota/Skytrain old registration (D)43-01312, new registration N147DC
ImageN147DC by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

4. and 5. Another Dakota, couldn't find the old registration, now it is F-AZOX
ImageF-AZOX by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr
ImageF-AZOX by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

6. T6 Taxan, old registration seems to be 49-0747, though not sure, new registration is F-AZRB
ImageF-AZRB by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

7. Morana-Saulnier MS-506L Criquet scout plane, old registration seems to be GS+AA, new one being F-BDXM
ImageF-BDXM by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

8. Boeing E75 Stearman in one of the hangars at Lessay, registration N66557
ImageN66557 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

9. Piper J-3-65 Cub, NC91944
ImageNC91944 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

10. Another Piper Cub, couldn't find the new registration, the old one being 43-29877
Image43-29877 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr


Another day, we went to Sainte Mère Église for para jumps and we saw these:
11. USAF 15-4822 C-130 Hercules
Image15-5822 by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

12. C-47 Dakota, old registration 41-00882, new one being N473DC
ImageN473DC by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

13. Flypast of the A-10s, which was immediatly my highlight of 2018 :) sadly my camera wouldn't focus, so they aren't the best, but still. (should be 81-0994 and 81-0998)
Image2 A-10s flying by by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

Finally, we also went to Caen airport for a little bit.
14. Volotea Boeing 717, EC-MEZ
ImageEC-MEZ by Zonan Adolfse, on Flickr

Regards, Zonan

GCIJem
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Re: Normandy 2018

Post by GCIJem » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:24 pm

Nice collection of pics Zonan :)
Pics taken as record shots only - no competition entries here :)

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Andy L
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Re: Normandy 2018

Post by Andy L » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:58 pm

Hi
Your unidentified Piper Cub isn't really a Piper, but a Wag Aero Sport Trainer,
which is a modern homebuilt Cub replica.
Registration is F-PZZE.

I'm not jealous about those 2 A-10s at all. ( I was at Cherbourg so they must have got really close to me but nobody there knew anything about them)

Cheers
Andy

Zonan
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Re: Normandy 2018

Post by Zonan » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:33 pm

Andy L wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Your unidentified Piper Cub isn't really a Piper, but a Wag Aero Sport Trainer,
which is a modern homebuilt Cub replica.
Registration is F-PZZE.
Thank you for the info!
Andy L wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:58 pm
I'm not jealous about those 2 A-10s at all. ( I was at Cherbourg so they must have got really close to me but nobody there knew anything about them)
I didn't know about them either, so my reaction was too late, which is why they are out of focus sadly.
If I knew they would come I would have had way better pictures for sure.

Also a side note, none of these photos are editted, that's why there are dustspots on them and they aren't cropped or something. I will edit them when I get the time

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Re: Normandy 2018

Post by acw367 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:06 pm

Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Hope these notes help.
The P-40 is actually ex 42-105915 - they got to six digits that year!!

N147DC currently wears false marks '431312'. It used to wear its real identity 42-100884. Which was delivered in the same batch as the other Dak you saw N473DC/42-100882.

F-AZOX was 44-77020 and with Canada as a CC-129 serial 12965.

SNJ-5 F-AZRB was with the US Navy in a pure numerical sequence as 90747 (delivered in 1942). Ex USAAF 42-86174. post war to Spanish AF as C.6-135.

The MS Criquet is in false German 'Storch' marks. It was built in France in 1946 and never saw any military service.

Again thanks for posting.

Zonan
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Re: Normandy 2018

Post by Zonan » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:51 am

acw367 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:06 pm
Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Hope these notes help.
The P-40 is actually ex 42-105915 - they got to six digits that year!!

N147DC currently wears false marks '431312'. It used to wear its real identity 42-100884. Which was delivered in the same batch as the other Dak you saw N473DC/42-100882.

F-AZOX was 44-77020 and with Canada as a CC-129 serial 12965.

SNJ-5 F-AZRB was with the US Navy in a pure numerical sequence as 90747 (delivered in 1942). Ex USAAF 42-86174. post war to Spanish AF as C.6-135.

The MS Criquet is in false German 'Storch' marks. It was built in France in 1946 and never saw any military service.

Again thanks for posting.
thanks for this incredibly useful information! :thumbs:
It's always fun to know what they have flown for and what their registrations used to be, big thumbs up to you!

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