Lynx -The Black Glove  by Colin J Williams Photography

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The Black Cats are the Royal Navy’s helicopter display team. The team is composed of two Westland Lynx anti-submarine and anti-shipping helicopters, with the aircraft and crews drawn from No No. 702 Naval Air Squadron based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.

The team performs at airshows and other public events around the UK and Europe. They perform a display which mixes close formation, opposition and synchronised manoeuvres.

The Black Cats were formed in 2001. For their first three display seasons, the team was known as the ‘Lynx Pair’ – the “Black Cats” title was applied in 2004. The team’s predecessors as the Royal Navy Helicopter Display Team were “The Sharks”, who used four red Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters and disbanded in 1992.

Ever since a child, aviation has been a keen interest of mine, with warbirds being my favourite. Since joining Redbubble, I have become a keen follower of HDR work, which I am concerntrating on at the moment.

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  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...about 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Collin :-)

  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    cool shot, well done

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture !

  • Visual   Inspirations
    Visual Inspi...about 5 years ago

    Wonderfully captured Collin!

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 5 years ago

    Excellent – would be great as an editorial shot!

  • PSL1
    PSL1about 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot of an amazing aircraft. Had the opportunity to see this craft live and I must say it still a great memnory.
    Great work mate. – Peter

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 5 years ago

    great shot Colin.x

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    A terrific shot Colin. Bill

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalabout 5 years ago

    Well captured Colin, I see the pilot is waving. Ugly looking chopper though (the Lynx, not the pilot’s)!

  • Tony Dewey
    Tony Deweyabout 5 years ago

    Looks a serious bit of kit on the front, good capture.

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