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Duxford – Battle of Britain Air Show

05 Sep

Chrissy and I have both been fans of Duxford Air Shows for some time now and just love “Flying Legends” however a mate of mine who I haven’t seen for a number of years said that he was going to the “Battle of Britain” show meant that we really shouldn’t miss this one!…. Duxford is about half way between us and he doesn’t want to drive 250mls to see me and I can’t be arsed so this seemed like an ideal opportunity to catch up!……..

The real bonus is the chance to take photo’s of aircraft that were involved in the some of the most famous air battles in history. This show however also included some of the most up to date air force machinery available, here are just a few of the pictures I took on Saturday…………….

The RAF Red Arrows started the show as representing the current RAF Aircrew, wonderful display as ever despite the fact that Red2 went unserviceable that morning and they displayed as an 8 when they normally fly as a 9 ship flight.

The Bearcat!…. Truly awesome machine, with 2300hp on tap it has phenomenal rate of climb and as such displays well, not truly a WW2 aircraft as it was delivered a little late, however a welcome sight on the show scene!…..:)

Harvards…… Considered to be the best trainer for conversion to warbird flying, some would consider boring in an air show environment however it’s in the flying that the show is made and this pics shows some of the best flying so well worth the pic!…..:)

P51 Mustang……. My favourite all time Warbird, Not only does it look good in the air, it sounds good and has that certain character that just grabs at your soul……..

As a model aircraft flyer I’ve flown several P51 models and currently fly a 72″ YT model with a Laser 150 engine, If the real thing flies as smooth no wonder they fight to fly the real thing!……:)

Lockheed Martin F-16………..

There’s little to say about this Mach2 machine that can’t been seen in these two pics, quick for sure, but maneuverable as well….. sweet (AND LOUD)……:)

Eurofighter Typhoon……

Latest generation multi role aircraft capable of super cruise, however, at an airshow it comes alive…. please don’t miss an opportunty to see this aircraft do what it does best!……:))

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Posted by on September 5, 2010 in photography

 

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2 responses to “Duxford – Battle of Britain Air Show

  1. sartenada

    October 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Wow. Great photos – all of them. These something more than that one – old DC3 in my blog.

     
    • Andy

      October 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you for your comment, It’s good to know there is someone out there who likes my photo’s!…..:)

       

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