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Posted this morning on their FB page

Hi, we were planning on flying through the Mach Lop today but due to the poor weather we need to cancel. We'll reschedule in July or August and will keep you posted. Sorry for any inconviniences and still wishing you all out there a great day.


Canon 7D
Canon 550D
Canon 18-55 F3.5-5.6 IS
Canon 70-300 F4-5.6 IS USM
Canon 300 F4 L IS USM


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I'm not surprised, when I heard last week and checked the weather it looked atrocious! I wonder if the Cad circus is getting wet for a lone Hawk..........  ROFL

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What would a pilot class as bad weather then as I thought they were all-weather planes?

Is it more a case of low cloud and poor viability being the issue here?

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Just a case of good old common sense given the forecast Good


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Cheers Gareth!

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From a weather perspective the high winds create strong turbulence, rotor, at low level making LL anything from uncomfortable to dangerous, add in some low cloud or heavy rain which reduces visibility and you can see why they called it off. Plus I heard it was a fini flight (anyone confirm?) so the idea would have been for some nice photos which certainly wouldn't have been achieved.

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We abandoned our trip yesterday morning, we were on East until around 2pm Monday and it was clear nothing was coming through, many times we couldn't even see West!

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I did warn you Mark!

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Looks like the Stingers are heading back to the Loop next week:

1 Squadron is planning to fly through the loop with our 100 years special paint F-16 on Tuesday, around noon/1pm. We have a back up on Wednesday, same timing. All is obviously maintenance and weather dependent. For those using a tracking app, our callsing is gonna be BAF231 and we'll land first at Marham for refuel. I'll keep you updated in case of cancel/reschedule.


Canon 7D
Canon 550D
Canon 18-55 F3.5-5.6 IS
Canon 70-300 F4-5.6 IS USM
Canon 300 F4 L IS USM


http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_thompson_photography
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Any chance of Thursday instead?  ROFL

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Might be lucky Matt, looks like it's slipped 'til Wednesday due to the weather forecast.


Canon 7D
Canon 550D
Canon 18-55 F3.5-5.6 IS
Canon 70-300 F4-5.6 IS USM
Canon 300 F4 L IS USM


http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_thompson_photography
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