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NPAS, Carr Gate, Wakefield

By TrevBatWCC    
We organised a Camera Club evening outing many years ago to visit the NPAS (National Police Air Service) at Carr Gate, near the M1 motorway and on the outskirts of Wakefield, to photograph the police helicopter. After being given a talk on the procedures of what goes on there, we went outdoors - just in time to see the helicopter taking off for a callout! 😬 I did manage to grab one quick shot of it in the air, but unfortunately was way too much out of focus to show on here. It wasn't too long, however, before it returned and landed on this trailer, which enables it to be towed into the hangar (helicopters having no wheels, of course!). It had just landed in the lead image, and I managed a bit of motion blur in the blades. The version shows it being refuelled.
A happy Yorkshire Day to all EPZers! 👍

Many thanks to Alan (af1), Isabel (Chinga) and Bobby (BobbyMS) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Walton Hall , most appreciated 🏆👍

Negative images scanned with Plustek OpticFilm 8100, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Photo journalism Wakefield Carr Gate police helicopter

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dales Plus
5 13 Australia
1 Aug 2021 11:53AM
Great shots Trev , what a wonderful opportunity for you , I am sure you could have hopped in to assist on the job SmileSmile
1 Aug 2021 11:59AM
Great captures.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2021 12:02PM
Delicate operation landing on a trailer 😁
1 Aug 2021 1:31PM
Skilled pilots at work, Trev, amazing machine and such a help when needed! Well done with the photos 👌

Dave 🙂
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
1 Aug 2021 1:54PM
Great landing images.
1 Aug 2021 2:20PM
Nice shots Trev..
Couple of cracking captures here Trev, landing one of those on a trailer must take some concentration.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2021 3:06PM
Definitely, Police, Camera , Action Trev! Excellent captures and processing from the originals.

1 Aug 2021 4:03PM
That's precision landing, Trev!!
Two excellent captures of this 'Chopper for Coppers'!!
I hope you are having a great Yorkshire Day in God's Own County!!SmileSmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2021 6:00PM
Terrific shots
1 Aug 2021 8:38PM
quality shots as ever, Trev⭐
1 Aug 2021 9:16PM
Great set Trev..Lin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2021 11:26PM
Two remarkable reportage shots Trev, well seen !!
Impressive craft. Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Two excellent images, interesting photo shoot for you and your club.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
3 Aug 2021 8:00AM
Great photos…..we have Police helicopters flying overhead all day long especially weekends when they turn into Covid cops. I’m also close to the main hospital and on the flight path for incoming emergency helicopters.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
3 Aug 2021 4:37PM
Super shots

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