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Old 12 April 2012, 04:16   #21
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Am I the only person who's worried this filmaker is imagining gobs of white light all over the place from a huge 155mm white phosphorus flare as used in something like "Saving Private Ryan"... And all he's going to get is 30seconds of weak yellow barely reflecting off the landscape he wishes to film...
Nope, although I'm not too worried if I'm honest!
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Old 12 April 2012, 04:52   #22
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Am I the only person who's worried this filmaker is imagining gobs of white light all over the place from a huge 155mm white phosphorus flare
I was quite enjoying the prospect, actually
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Nope, although I'm not too worried if I'm honest!
Hah imagining your national showcase illuminated by a failed parachute flare
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For any one with an historical intrest in all types of flares have a look at this link .

Schermuly and his rockets
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Took our the Artist Mat Chivers for a "recci" of the coast today.
He has had an offer from a Manufacturer for the supply of 30 flares so looks as though we are sorted for the filming, which we hope to complete in early June.
All the Authorities are fully up to speed and supportive
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if there is any breeze at all you may have problems getting them over the spot you want to illuminate, but you've got a shedload so practise will make perfect. We used to use them a fair bit for night searches on the beaches and out on the tidal sand flats. On a calm night they are very effective ( and you should see what scurries out from under the Blackpool Piers on a summer's night clutching underwear to their bossom, when a bright light suddenly appears above them!).
The light they give off will likely be quite atmospheric for the job.
On a (very) windy night the illuminating para I fired from the end of north pier probably ended up lighting up the Pennine sheep by the time it had finished drifting.
And whilst not distress flares they will be reported as such, of that there is little doubt, but you've liased with the CG etc so jobs a good'un.
One word of warning LOOK UP! well two words actually but a certain cg team that we won't mention by name as I value my life did come very close to shooting down a light aircraft with a maroon fired on excercise. Adrian was thereafter known as Biggles!
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but a certain cg team that we won't mention by name as I value my life did come very close to shooting down a light aircraft with a maroon fired on excercise. Adrian was thereafter known as Biggles!
There's nothing like diplomacy, and THAT was nothing like diplomacy...

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I'm safe, Adrain wasnt with us them for long
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if you not fired one - there Is a nice kick back! Hold then very tight!

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