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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4316 times:

Hello.

This maybe a daft question, but I want to make sure.

Am I allowed to take photos at/of RAF bases in UK?

I remember there was an incident in Greece a few years back where people was arrested for taking photos at a military base, is it the same here??

Thanks

Alasdair


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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Most places are fine as long as you act sensibly - don't climb fences or enter land that you aren't meant to. Be polite and take ID with you in case you are questioned. If you are visiting bases in a vehicle make sure you don't block any emergency access points.

Are you thinking of visiting a particular base..?

Ian.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Generally yes. Lots of people do it. Some bases may be a bit more security conscious than others. You may want to find a military photographers forum to get more info, but I can't see any problems.

Which base(s) were you thinking of?



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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Well, i live near to linton on ouse, and i was planning to cycle there today. I can hear planes above me now so maybe i can take a photo of one landing, or something like that. There is a small area i notice cars parking, very small can only fit 3 cars in, but i was planning on going there.


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

everything you ever needed to know here, by the looks of it

http://www.warplane.co.uk/AirfieldGuides/LintononOuse.htm



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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

Thanks.

I didn't know it was that easy.




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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Glad to help. Hope you get some nice pictures. Is it sunny at the moment like across the pennines in Manchester?


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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Your very lucky to live close enough to cycle there. I can't think of anything better to do on a summers afternoon - cycle, watch some military aircraft have a spot of tea, cycle home - how typically British..!  Smile

Have a good afternoon.

Ian.



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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

Well, i'm on the west side of the pennines, but the weather is ok. Sunny but lots of thin clouds. Thankfully, NO WIND!




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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

And there are some pics on a.net....

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?placesearch=Linton-on-Ouse%20%28EGXU%29&distinct_entry=true

btw, where are you doing the aero degree??



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Do you think Tucanos fly out of Linton then....? Big grin


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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

I'm doing aero degree at UMIST. Its very good.

I've just come back now, there are some Tucanos about. I may try to get one one this website.



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

Ahh UMIST - you have a nice red windtunnel to play with then, have they got it working yet..?

Ian.



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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

We have quite a few wind tunnels, and as far as i'm aware they are all working. I was using the supersonic one in my last lab, very cool.

Though we have joined with Manchester uni now and have (I think) inherited the use of the huge wind tunnel at Barton aerodrome, which is umm, huge!!

Alasdair



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

I was thinking about our ex Boundary Layer Tunnel, I worked for years carrying out vortex generator tests using LDA with that tunnel.
Good times.

Ian.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Very small world. I work out at the lab at Barton and am in charge of the 9x7 tunnel. The BLT is in our main hangar at the moment having been moved up from Bedford and we're looking for the best place to put it. Should be going back together in the next few months and there'll no doubt be a rush of our PhD students with their flow control applications wanting to use the new toy. Piezo jets are the big thing at the moment.


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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

The BLT is an excellent tunnel, I spent many a long day sealing the tunnel edges so the flow would be truly 2D. I bet it won't last long in the hands of PhD students Big grin

Ian.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

Few things do. If you want something broken give it to a student!!

The tunnel's still got the roof mounted unit in it with the twin VGs that can be rotated. Was that what you were working on? Dave Ross, model maker, was out at the lab a while ago, saw it and said "we made that".

Andy



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Typical ministry job that one - we've got some money to use up, lets make something! Never did get it tested correctly as they pulled the plug on us.
I was involved with tunnel testing for a few years - 13x9, 8x8, 3x4 and BLT.

You have to keep an eye on people as they move the floor (roof) up and down, you can't rotate those handles more than a few turns without adjusting it's neighbours as well, otherwise there is a loud bang, followed by a rush of student disappearing...!

Ian.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6840 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

continuing on email before everyone else gets bored... if there are no objections


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