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Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:36 PM »
I have in my possession, incredible raw helicopter footage of QE2 coming into Dubai at the end of the final voyage.

I thought I'd share some screenshots here.

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:40 PM »
Four more images, as the helicopter swoops round the bow of the ship, amazingly close to her.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2017, 02:45 PM »
Four more as the helicopter approaches from the stern, and zooms along the port side,
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2017, 03:05 PM »
After approaching the stern, the helicopter flies low over the decks, and right over the top of the funnel.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing these fantastic views!

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2017, 04:58 PM »
That is some nice footage indeed, they got really close, or they did zoom in a lot.

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:20 PM »
6 more attached.

The video looks clear when playing, but less clear when I freeze it to get a screen-grab... have asked an expert for help with this.

They get very close indeed at times.

These screenshots take me to 7 minutes into the video, which is nearly an hour long.... and includes close-ups of the yacht Dubai and the Royal Navy Salute.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:37 PM »
Some more.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:45 PM »
They fly very close, then zoom too.

I'm now using a deinterlace option on my video software which is helping the clarity immensely.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2017, 05:50 PM »
More.

Can you see yourself!?
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:33 PM »
I can see myself on the port bridge wing in several of the shots Rob!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:40 PM »
I was on the forward look out area under the bridge, but not at this point. However, you can see the lion rampant flags I had hanging from the sun deck aft port side. Well done.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:42 PM »
I'm sure this would be the guy filming!
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 11, 2017, 07:16 PM »
Rob, did they also make photographs, ore just only video?

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 12, 2017, 05:41 AM »
These are amazing photographs, Rob! Thanks for sharing them! :)
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #15 on: Feb 12, 2017, 01:35 PM »
I'm sure this would be the guy filming!

Yes, that's the helicopter I see in the video, I recognise the guys shoes too!  Amazing!

6 more attached.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #16 on: Feb 12, 2017, 01:57 PM »
The Royal Navy must have them, this was a helicopter from HMS Lancaster I think. Even if not The RN must have great pics too.

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #17 on: Feb 12, 2017, 03:16 PM »
Hey Cunarder Man- You are in Capture #36 onward, and video-ing - clear as a bell!

These are Fantastic, Rob :)
Thank you so much for showing us these in such great detail.
Did they come with sound too...
(Not for the first time, there are tears - for QE2  :'( )

Now - a question for either Rob, Holy Nougat and or Flagship!
Please - in Capture #46 - the last one, and Capture 33,  immediately aft of GBTT, it looks as if there are two 'greenhouse-like' areas of glass panes either side of the base of the great Mast, enclosing something, one on portside the other starb'd - with an entry in between the two... 
Please can you say something about the enclosures etc?
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #18 on: Feb 12, 2017, 05:50 PM »
The Royal Navy must have them, this was a helicopter from HMS Lancaster I think. Even if not The RN must have great pics too.

The helicopter is marked DU-325, which at a guess is a Dubai registration? I could not find it during an internet search.

Amazing to see the film-maker sitting in the open door, his legs dangling! And someone behind him waving to the ship :). Little did they know...

Wonderful captures, Rob -- thank you for letting us see them!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #19 on: Feb 12, 2017, 08:35 PM »
The Royal Navy must have them, this was a helicopter from HMS Lancaster I think. Even if not The RN must have great pics too.

Not sure about that; the helicopter in that picture is registered DU-325.  That's not a UK military serial but it is a current Dubai military serial.

It's a Bell 412:

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/779083/du-325-heli-dubai-bell-412/

The UAE air force has six of them and they are mainly used for search and rescue work.
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