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PostPosted: 01 Sep 2011 14:16 
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See you there if so.

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I was going to go but the other half's bro is back over from NZ.. :bob:

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PostPosted: 02 Sep 2011 10:24 
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Not sure which day yet. Was thinking Sunday, but weather looks best Saturday.

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PostPosted: 02 Sep 2011 16:53 
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Yep that's the main reason I picked saturday.

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PostPosted: 03 Sep 2011 19:48 
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Lancastr flew over earlier on its own flying north west sort of direction.

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PostPosted: 03 Sep 2011 22:51 
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Well had an absolutely tremendous day. Weather was great, flying was great and finale was somthing really special. Apologies to Clingy for completely missing him.

As a bit of a duxford virgin I was truly spoiled today. So from the top....

A dawdle around the hangers. American air museum was awesome, the SR-71 unsurprisingly being a real treat.

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Nice noseart on the F-111.

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Onto the flying - Weather is fine, Duxford's getting busy...

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After a few false starts shooting after leaving my camera set up for a wedding shoot I did on friday, I was off to flying start when Sally B came out:

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Realised I was in a prime location for taxiing aircraft while she was airborne.

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Beautiful light on the old girl:

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Next up great SAR demo. Again miraculously found myself in a wonderful position. As they say in the hood, much respec to these fellows.

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Now those who know me know I am actually a jet whore, as much as I love the old stuff, so apologies in advance to you guys for the following set.

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Sorry.

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1 more.

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Ok this one is the last promise.

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Love the rainbow colours in the vapour.

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Oh did I say the last one?

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Difficult light conditions at Duxford with sun seemingly perpetually in the 'wrong' location, as the day progresses see how things pan out. At least the sun is out however.

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Again I find myself welcoming the BoB memorial flight in a suspiciously nice place to snap these:

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Beautiful flying as ever by these guys. Not as spirited as the private flyers but great nonetheless.

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Hurri and lanc. Beautiful partnership.

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Fantastic demo by the apache team. Who'd of thought upsidedown choppers could be considered a good thing.

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Now for zak's favourite. A minor scare before takeoff when one wouldn't start, but fortunately fixed up in time. I've had the pleasure of seeing these guys before, and they do not dissappoint.

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And to round of the day the most throat-lumpingly fantastic spitfire formations and flypasts I could only manage a couple of shots before welling up so much I couldn't hold the camera steady. I'm I was shooting so I could appreciate the flying that much more. Absolutely beautiful.

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Anyway that's it from me for now. Who's up for next year?

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Was that the Flying Legends show? I will get down there one year for it I swear. Beautiful pictures Nuts - and don't ever apologise for the jets, they have their place as much as the vintage stuff (and they're usually louder too) :bob:

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The sound on that bottom shot must of been amasing..

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Was that the Flying Legends show? I will get down there one year for it I swear. Beautiful pictures Nuts - and don't ever apologise for the jets, they have their place as much as the vintage stuff (and they're usually louder too) :bob:


Cheers matey. It was just their standard show, I believe flying legends is August-time.

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I think it was published as teh 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire Show.

Got a good position squeezed between a couple of hospitality areas in front of American Air museum. Highlight for me was the F15, the sky opened conveniently for him when he hit the ceiling...seen it before at Mildenhall, but still breathtaking....OMG that plane can turn. They flew the pilot over from the states and he "borrowed" an F15 from Lakenheath...lol.

Also the chat by the SR71 Blackbird pilot was superb. Bought one of his books and in the process of getting it signed I was chatting to him (holding up the queue :oops: ). It transpired that his wife was born about 200 yards from where I was born. Well that's the closest I'll get to an aviation clain to fame :)

Went on the motobike this time so got some prime parking space....right near the breakfast hut :nana:

No photos from me, Nuts has more than made up for that :bob: .

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PostPosted: 05 Sep 2011 19:15 
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Highlight for me was the F15, the sky opened conveniently for him when he hit the ceiling...seen it before at Mildenhall, but still breathtaking....OMG that plane can turn. They flew the pilot over from the states and he "borrowed" an F15 from Lakenheath...lol.


Nice day wasn't it?! The F-15 was a real crowd pleaser. These are for you then clingy:

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great pics.

I went to the Shoreham airshow .. and luckily this time round, weather was beautiful.. and we had more than 2 planes that flew :)

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Couple more displays at old warden and one more at duxford this year. Would be great to meet up if anyone is interested. Don't think I'd be travelling much further afield than that.

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PostPosted: 28 Sep 2011 06:47 
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THis weekend? Old Warden ?

Duxford -- 16th

Im in :)

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Already got the 16th planned with a couple of buddies but would still like to catch up with anyone else going. Would definitely consider old warden this weekend though, weather's supposed to be great or so I've heard. Sunday right?

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Hatster... what a pleasure to catch up today. Sorry for moaning so much about work, it's been one of those weeks!

One of the the 'stang since you missed it and another for 'BanglyDob'! :D

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Sorry I missed it :( Pre-arranged event.

I'm definitely going to Duxford on 16th. I am now a "Friend of Duxford" courtesy of birthday pressie from the missis last month :bob: .

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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2011 10:02 
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Those are amazing photographs, Nuts. :)

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Love the grin on the Mustang pilot's face!! looks like he's having a right old time up there :) and that Lysander... well it's not pretty is it, but somehow it IS... :) :bob:

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Got a new wallpaper now.. Cheers Matey.

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May I please have a full sized version of this one please? :) soooperb :)

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Hah 'course mate, what's your screen res?

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May I please have a full sized version of this one please? :) soooperb :)

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1600 x 1200 :)

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Reckon that'll do.

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Just awesome photographs Nuts ... and a great afternoon.

Am totally pleased they got the Lysander up.... am still loving the MA :)

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I've bought tickets for Duxford , 16th OCtober, as well now... and shall be going, even if it's raining :storm:

Any one else up for it? :nuts:

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Thanks Nuts :) :bob:

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