Cliff Ibell Images: Blog en-us (C) Cliff Ibell Images [email protected] (Cliff Ibell Images) Sat, 12 Dec 2020 18:16:00 GMT Sat, 12 Dec 2020 18:16:00 GMT Cliff Ibell Images: Blog 90 120 December Update New Photos from the October 2018 Visit of the Carrier USS Harry S Truman added to Gallery and Articles


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October Website Update Published work page update. Spotter Magazine Issue 26 page 60, The Wasp Returns.

Changes to page layouts to gve a better mobile device experience.

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Web Site update 13 November 2020 Latest update to the Cliff Ibell Images web site includes a visit to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection BDAC

The articles tab has been reviewed, with only the latest ten articles being shown under the tab. A new page with links to all the past and present articles has been created making individual articles easier to find.


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Web Site update October 2020 New article featuring the de Havilland Museum is now live. de Havilland Museum

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Website Update 01/2020 A new year and time for some updates to the Cliff Ibell Images Website.

This time there are visits to DCAE Cosford, East Midlands Aero Park and FAAM Cobham Hall home of the FAAM Reserve collection.

Also a few extra new photos added to the HMS Sultan article.


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Cliff Ibell Images Site Update IV Latest update to the Cliff Ibell Images includes 18 new photos in the RIAT 2018 folder

Aswell as photos from  the latest RAF Cosford "Nightshoot" in the Articals section

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Cliff Ibell Images site update III Site update for Middle Wallop Night Shoot 2018 in the Airshow Gallery and Artical.

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Cliff Ibell Images site update II Published work, article and gallery update covering the Tornado GR4 retirement.

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Cliff Ibell Images Site Update Site update with Gallery and Article for Navy Wings Night Shoot II

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Cliff Ibell Images site update Published work has now been updated to include the latest issue of Spotter magazine and book inclusion.


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Cliff Ibell Images site update A full photo report on FIA 2018 is now online.

FIA 2018 show report

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Site update Farnborough International Airshow 2018 22 August 2018 Site update Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Gallery added to the Airshows folder.  A full report coming soon!

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Site update RIAT 2018 gallery 22 August 2018 Cliff Ibell Images site update.

Gallery of photos from RIAT 2018 added to the Airshow folder.

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Abingon Air and Country Show 2018 Published work Update to Published Work.

Cliff Ibell Images is proud to announce that 20 images have been used by the Abingdon Air and Country Show team in their show highlights video. Thanks to show organiser Neil Porter for the access and I'm glad the team liked the photos supplied to the show. Hope to work with you again in 2019.



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Abingdon Air & Country show 2018 Gallery Update to the Cliff Ibell Images web site.

New Gallery added for the Abingdon Air and Country show 2018 

link here : Abingdon Air & Country Show 2018 slide show

A show report to follow soon!


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Exercise Iniochos 18 article live Exercise Iniochos 18 report and photos are now live on the Cliff Ibell Images website.

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Spotter Magazine Issue 15 is out now! Spotter magazine (Malta) Issue 15 is out now... It has articles on Air Malta, Merlin helicopters, final Phantoms and much more.

Also in this issue Cliff Ibell Images has reports on both Cosford Airshow and Yeovilton International Air Day.

A Link to issue 15 can be found here: Spotter Magazine issue 15

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Cliff Ibell Images website update Minor update to Cliff Ibell Images website with new photos added to Cosford Airshow 2017 and Yeoviton International Air Day 2017 galleries

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Muzeul Aviatiei Bucharest page now online The latest update to the Cliff Ibell Images website featuring a visit to Muzeul Aviatiei Bucharest Romania is now online and can be found here Museul Aviatiei

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Latest Cliff Ibell Images website update The latest update to the Cliff Ibell Images website is now available. This time it is the Aurel Vlaicu Flight School Baza 20 Boboc Romania.

The article can be found here. Baza 20 Boboc

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RNAS Air Day 2017 report now online RNAS Air Day 2017 Report is now online and can be found here RNAS Air Day 2017


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Navy Wings Night Shoot 2017 Latest update to Cliff Ibell Images is now available.

Navy Wings Night Shoot organised by took place on 26th October 2017. Cliff Ibell Images was there and a report can be found here : Navy Wings Night Shoot


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RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 Report online The latest update to the Cliff Ibell Images web site covering the 2017 RAF Cosford Air Show  is now online.

A link to the article can be found here RAF Cosford Air Show

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First Royal Navy Pilots Trained In 100 years ROYAL Navy pair, first pilots ever to be trained from scratch by the Fleet Air Arm in 100 years!

Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Andrew Graham (20) and SLt Richard Shilton (24) are the first two EFT (Elementary Flying Training) students to be trained at 727 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.

Commanding Officer of 727 NAS, Lieutenant Commander Jim Ashlin said;

 “With the carrier on the way and fleets of new aircraft also, we need to recruit and train more and more pilots.  To support the RAF in delivering EFT, 727 have stepped up to the challenge.  SLt Andrew Graham and SLt Richard Shilton leave us to complete their training and will ultimately deploy all over the world, providing security at sea from some of the most modern helicopters in the world.”

Cliff Ibell Images wishes SLt Graham and SLt Shilton all the best with their flying careers!

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Spotter Magazine (Malta) Issue 12 The latest Issue of Spotter Magazine (Malta) is now online... Cliff Ibell Images has photos published covering the Gazelle 50 event at Middle Wallop.



Link here :

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Heliweb magazine article published. The RAF Chinook Centennial colour schemes article written by Cliff Ibell Images as been published in the November Issue of the US "Heliweb" magazine.

November Heliweb Magazine

This article can also be found under the "Articles" Tab of the Cliff Ibell Images web site

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RAF E-3D Sentry grounded. Reported by Defense Weekly the UK Boeing E-3D sentry AEW1 fleet have been grounded following electrical faults that caused problems in the cabin systems.

The full report can be found here :


RAF E-3D Sentry AEW1 seen here at RAF Coningsby earlier in 2016.

Please note Cliff Ibell Images has no connection with Defense Weekly

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Marinefliegerhorst Nordholz 2016 Update! The base visit article for Marinefliegerhorst Nordholz 2016 has now been updated with new photos.

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RAF Northolt "Night Shoot" With the 21st Edition of the very popular RAF Northolt "Night Shoot" recently taking place Cliff Ibell Images looks back at this event.

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Happy Birthday EH101 Merlin 9 October 1987 saw Westland Helicopters Ltd. Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Eggington and Deputy Chief Test Pilot Colin W. Hague take PP1, the first EH 101 prototype, for its first flight at Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom

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Mustang "Janie" involved in accident It is with sadness that Cliff Ibell Images reports the crash of NA Mustang "Janie" upon landing at it's home base in Norfolk.

Sadly the passenger passed away and the pilot has been taken to hospital by the Norfolk air ambulance. I'd like to pass on my deepest sympathies to the passengers family and friends and that the pilot makes a speedy full recovery.

The full story as reported on ITV News can be found here

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Norwegian CF104 Starfighter flys! Congratulations to everyone at on returning CF104D 15038 back to the sky after 33 years

details of this fantastic project can be found here


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Happy Birthday Boeing CH47 Chinook! Happy 55th Birthday Boeing CH47 Chinook, who's first flight took place on 21st September 1961. 

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Jaguar's last roar! The RAF's last taxiable SEPECAT Jaguar's were given a final roar prior to retirement. Cliff Ibell Images was there to record the event and a full article is now live and can be found under the "Articles" tab


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Martin Baker taken to court after Red Arrows accident. Ejector seat manufacture Martin Baker are to be prosecuted under health and safety legislation following an investigation in to the death of Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt Sean Cunnigham. Full story can be found here

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Ample Strike 2016 The Cliff Ibell Images article on the recent Ample Strike Exercise featuring the Boeing B1B Lancers based at RAF Fairford is now available.

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