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Stick

Stick

Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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PostSubject: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyTue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm

Hey chaps,

I went to the only official Royal Air Force Air Show a few weeks ago and had a great family day out.  RAF Cosford was were I was trained in 1990 and I try to make the air show a regular in our family's calendar.  It was a great day and I decided to treat ourselves to the 'Squadron Reunion', a compound set aside for veterans which as nice.  

As an aside, this is where I believe the attitude to Servicemen differs between the UK and the States.  I had to pay significantly more for the privilege of the veteran's compound.  Any way, moving on.

I do enjoy my photography so I took my DSLR with a 70 - 300 stuck to the front.  The light was fantastic; the airfield remained bathed in sun whilst all around us were heavy rain clouds forming the most dramatic backdrop.  Here's some of my images:

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P - 51 D, in the words of a name sake, JG Ballard, 'Cadillac of the sky' (Empire of the Sun)

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'Ugly'

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The 'Reds' performing 'Corkscrew'

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Avro Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)


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Stick

Stick

Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyTue Jun 25, 2019 2:18 pm

… and a couple more:

RAF Air Show Spit_210
(needs no introduction!) from the BBMF

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A member of the RAF Falcons


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ftrplt

ftrplt

Age : 74
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyTue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 pm

Great P-51 shot!! But the belly-view of the "Spit" gets this old fighter pilot's heart aflutter!!! From the looks of the guns and horizontal tail, I'm guessing Mk. IX or higher. Not enough detail for me to make a "Merlin" or "Griffon" powered Mark cheers FTRPLT
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyTue Jun 25, 2019 7:12 pm

What a splendid day you had our David. The photos capture the moment and excitement. I only wish me owd late Pap were here to see this. He'd surely remember that Avro Lancaster tha knows..........<touches side of nose>

Wink


Cheers,

RR

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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 70
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyTue Jun 25, 2019 9:18 pm

Great photos. Thanks for sharing them with us all.
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eggman

Age : 49
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyTue Jun 25, 2019 11:12 pm

Awesome pics. I love air shows and radial engines.
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peanubutter

peanubutter

Age : 61
Location : Cheyenne, WY
Registration date : 2019-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyWed Jun 26, 2019 12:15 am

Those are great pictures of vintage aircraft. Thanks for sharing.
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Stick

Stick

Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyWed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 am

ftrplt wrote:
I'm guessing Mk. IX or higher. Not enough detail for me to make a "Merlin" or "Griffon" powered Mark cheers FTRPLT

Well done that man!

This is Spitfire MK356, a Mk LF IXe which is now in it's 75th year. After being built it was assigned to 443 'Hornet' Sqn at RAF Digby with the Canadian Wg. It flew operationally and took part in D Day. It's been a part of the BBMF since 1997 and this year was painted in the 92 Sqn's desert camouflage and sports the sqn ID 'QJ-3'.

She's a beaut and the old birds like this are the main reason for me attending the air shows. Very Happy

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Stick

Stick

Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyWed Jun 26, 2019 5:15 am

Brewdude wrote:
What a splendid day you had our David. The photos capture the moment and excitement. I only wish me owd late Pap were here to see this. He'd surely remember that Avro Lancaster tha knows..........<touches side of nose>

Wink


Cheers,

RR

Sadly no 17s though Rande. That would have been the icing! Very Happy
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swhipple

swhipple

Age : 51
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2013-05-02

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyWed Jun 26, 2019 10:13 pm

Great photos! Love the old warbirds. Love to see them flying like that.
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 39
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyWed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 pm

I would love to have my own P51 to fly around. Great pictures Stick
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History Prof 1861

History Prof 1861

Age : 41
Location : Cincinnati Ohio
Registration date : 2016-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyThu Jun 27, 2019 7:08 pm

Love that Lanc!
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arkansaspiper

arkansaspiper

Age : 29
Location : some where in a galaxy far far away
Registration date : 2016-01-22

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptyThu Jun 27, 2019 7:40 pm

P51 with that roles Royce engine sounds so good Marilyn grumbleing booming fighter plane
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 50
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptySat Jun 29, 2019 1:20 am

Great pics there Stick! It does my heart a world of good to see the old war birds still getting flown. They are unfortunately so few and far between anymore.

Glad you and the family had a great time.

Jim
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Zanaspus

Zanaspus

Age : 58
Registration date : 2009-12-27

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PostSubject: Re: RAF Air Show   RAF Air Show EmptySat Jun 29, 2019 2:26 pm

Very cool stuff! bounce
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