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Military Jet Fighter over Loch Ness.

Military Jet Fighter Training over the Great Glen.

Military Jet Fighter: Breaking the Peace in this Glorious Setting.

Breaking the Peace in this Glorious Setting.

We took a trip boat on Loch Ness today – as if we hadn’t cruised it enough! Today’s photograph is of one of the military jet fighter planes that have been flying over the Glen.

We are told these are coming from RAF Lossiemouth – a name I am familiar with from my days at Singer Link Miles. The Great Glen is, apparently, the perfect setting for training flights “under the radar”.

Of course, you hear them long before you see them, but the sound seems to be coming from behind them. For this reason, they are quite difficult to capture.

Also, when we have been on the canal section in Fort Augustus, they are flying slight further to the east. However, they do fly straight over Loch Ness.

Yesterday, I caught a C130 Hercules lumbering over us. I was actually taking a shot along the Loch, but spotted some lights in the viewfinder. Closer inspection revealed a 4 prop plane.

But, rather than post another photograph of Loch Ness (even though the weather was beautiful today), this military jet fighter feels far more appropriate. I am sure that some knowledgeable reader of this blog will tell me what type of craft this is.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 9 August 2017
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS II USM
  • Focal Length 200mm
  • F/6.3
  • 1/200 Sec
  • ISO 100

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