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Mid-air photo op

Mid-air photo op

In a bid to fulfil a request for a photo op, a British Royal Air Force pilot invokes his inner fearless dare devil and flies up to the back door of a C-130 in a Typhoon. When you're short of a telephoto lens, it's helpful to have an obliging fighter pilot.

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Guest: (2066 days ago)
Great pieced together picture. If you take a look at a C-130 the cargo door is located quite a distance under the tail section which are quite large. Take a close look at the relection in the canopy of the jet fighter. Do you see any signs of the C-130? Also note that if you stuck the nose of the jet into the bay the sun reflection would have changed and it didn't. If the sun was reflecting in the bay then it would reflect on the door floor and the right wall and it isn't doing that. Almost got it right, but this picture needs a little more work.
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Great pieced together picture. If you take a look at a C-130 the cargo door is located quite a distance under the tail section which are quite large. Take a close look at the relection in the canopy of the jet fighter. Do you see any signs of the C-130? Also note that if you stuck the nose of the jet into the bay the sun reflection would have changed and it didn't. If the sun was reflecting in the bay then it would reflect on the door floor and the right wall and it isn't doing that. Almost got it right, but this picture needs a little more work.
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London1 London1 (2448 days ago)
The last two shots are misleading. He's no closer than in number 3.
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The last two shots are misleading. He's no closer than in number 3.
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Guest: Mr Sarcastic (2450 days ago)
Looks like a different pilot in the last two shots.
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Looks like a different pilot in the last two shots.
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Guest: Beaver (2449 days ago)
They have to be careful they don't get sucked into the jet engines at that range.
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They have to be careful they don't get sucked into the jet engines at that range.
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Guest: Andrew (2449 days ago)
C130 is a Turboprop, so no worries there... as for the Typhoon intakes, airflow will be such that it channels under the C130 itself
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C130 is a Turboprop, so no worries there... as for the Typhoon intakes, airflow will be such that it channels under the C130 itself
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Guest: (2450 days ago)
What a shame to have such a photo opportunity and end up with such poor quality shots.
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What a shame to have such a photo opportunity and end up with such poor quality shots.
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Guest: (2382 days ago)
These aren't the final photo's, these are the photos of another person who was there to show how close the plane was. The real photo's don't show the carrier.
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These aren't the final photo's, these are the photos of another person who was there to show how close the plane was. The real photo's don't show the carrier.
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Caladon Caladon (2450 days ago)
Poor quality shots as it looks as though taken on a mobile phone. The guys on the ramp have a heavy duty camera. And yes it is zoomed in, but the Typhoon is right next to those guys as you can still see their legs. Amazing stuff - no Health and Safety bull at 20,000 feet
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Poor quality shots as it looks as though taken on a mobile phone. The guys on the ramp have a heavy duty camera. And yes it is zoomed in, but the Typhoon is right next to those guys as you can still see their legs. Amazing stuff - no Health and Safety bull at 20,000 feet
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Guest: (2450 days ago)
The last 2 shots were zoomed in by the guy taking a photo of the photgrapher. That's why they are such poor quality shots, they aren't the professional photo's.
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The last 2 shots were zoomed in by the guy taking a photo of the photgrapher. That's why they are such poor quality shots, they aren't the professional photo's.
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Guest: George (2116 days ago)
I think that is photo shopped. If the Typhoon was really that close the air intakes would lose air and bye, b
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I think that is photo shopped. If the Typhoon was really that close the air intakes would lose air and bye, b
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Guest: RandomStranger (1709 days ago)
Latest comment: If you notice the intakes in photos 4-5 the shadows are completely different as is the pitch of the horizontal stabilizers, and the air going into the inlets wouldn't stop it would just be more turbulent, that's why they have vgv's and Igv's adjustable inlets, and so on. It wouldn't fall out of the sky lol, as long as the wings are generating lift.
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Latest comment: If you notice the intakes in photos 4-5 the shadows are completely different as is the pitch of the horizontal stabilizers, and the air going into the inlets wouldn't stop it would just be more turbulent, that's why they have vgv's and Igv's adjustable inlets, and so on. It wouldn't fall out of the sky lol, as long as the wings are generating lift.
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Guest: A TV person (2450 days ago)
\the guys on the ramp are filming the Typhoon, not photographing it. It's a film or high end HD camera they are using. So there.
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\the guys on the ramp are filming the Typhoon, not photographing it. It's a film or high end HD camera they are using. So there.
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Guest: GarryP (1955 days ago)
If the guys were filming, how come the film hasn't made it to the internet. It's a fake.
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If the guys were filming, how come the film hasn't made it to the internet. It's a fake.
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Guest: andy (2450 days ago)
Cash on delivery .....sign here please
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Cash on delivery .....sign here please
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