JakTrax
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Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:18 pm

Hi all,

I've been after a good shot of one of these for years now and have never quite been in the right place at the right time. Every time I go to EMA (which is pretty often) they never show, though I know they do visit occasionally. CVT I imagine would be good but I don't know the spots very well and have no idea what sort of times they appear there. Any chance of ramp access for a deck shot at CVT?

More to the point, is CVT the best place?

Thanks,

Karl Nixon
 
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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:22 pm

Bournemouth which is Saturday morning at 8am I believe - Reliable service. Better hurry though, they end in September!
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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:06 pm

Karl
CVT has been unlicenced since last December and I have Googled and found that it has just been re-licenced a couple of days ago, but on a very restricted basis.
I strongly suspect that it will be a waste of time for other than light aircraft.
Did find that there is a large scale fly-in for support for the airfield on 26th Sept......

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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:18 pm

Quoting dendrobatid (Reply 2):
I strongly suspect that it will be a waste of time for other than light aircraft.

While there probably won't be an Electra, CVT is far from a waste of time: http://www.classicflightclub.com/airbase
 
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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:23 pm

Quoting saintex (Reply 3):
CVT is far from a waste of time

Yes, I do of course agree with you there. It is just that at the moment very little other than GA is moving.
Especially if you can get in, CVT is great

Mick
 
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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:19 am

Thanks chaps. Have already booked a ticket for September 26th's fly-in. Was hoping to catch one on the deck as I assume maintenance and other ground work is still done on the fleet at CVT?

BOH is a little too far, even for an aircraft as historic as the Electra! Does anyone know roughly when they fly into BHX and EMA? I know these are two airports they frequent but catching them is proving a nightmare for me!

Cheers,

Karl
 
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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:17 am

No Electras scheduled into EMA - when they do turn up, they're either subbing for an ATP or working an ad-hoc. They have been coming and going from/to CVT even when unlicenced - though not operating revenue flights, just positioning in and out for MX.

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RE: Best Place To Photograph Atlantic L-188 Electra

Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:05 pm

Thanks Andy. Does anyone know for how much longer they intend to operate the Electras? How many do they actually have remaining in service?

Cheers,

Karl

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