Vampire WZ507 returns to the skies!

Vampire WZ507 returns to the skies!

Postby CameronSys on Wed 14 Mar 2018, 10:07 am

Hi all,

For those who haven't seen, after nearly 11 months on the ground, Vampire T.11 WZ507 took to the skies at Coventry once again! Not only that, it flew 4 times and behaved itself well! The first flight was a short 10 minute test on Saturday 10th, followed by three longer sorties on Sunday 11th during the Coventry Airport Scouts Day and Nightshoot. Initially there were some concerns when looking at the TAF on Saturday, but thankfully the low cloud broke and we even got some blue skies.

First up, my photos from the test flight on Saturday..
1. ImageFlaming Goblin by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

2. ImageRotate by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

3. ImageGoing around by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

4. ImageReflecting on a successful test by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

Now for Sunday, where no less than 3 flights took place
5. ImageVampire Taxy by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

6.Image"Vampire Visual" by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

7. ImageVampire and Riley motorcar by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

The Beech 18 crew from Leicester were kind enough to fly through Coventry after meeting up with the Vamp
8. ImageBeech 18 G-BKGL by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

9. ImageNight start by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

10. ImageNight Vampire by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

11. ImageGloster Meteor T7 G-BWMF by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

12. ImageVintage Pair by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

13. ImageGloster Meteor T7 G-BWMF by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

14. ImageAnd then the rain came by Cameron Sys, on Flickr

The Gloster Meteor T7 also took part in the nightshoot, which was therefore its last public event in the UK, with its final flight planned for 19th March (Wx backup 20th), to Liverpool for shipping to the USA.

The Vampire will also be flying on Monday 19th.

Thanks for looking,
Cameron
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Re: Vampire WZ507 returns to the skies!

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 9:46 am

Nice set. I like #1 and #12.
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Re: Vampire WZ507 returns to the skies!

Postby CameronSys on Thu 12 Apr 2018, 6:36 pm

Thanks Alpha Delta! The start up is certainly unique :grin:
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Re: Vampire WZ507 returns to the skies!

Postby Tommy on Thu 12 Apr 2018, 10:04 pm

Excellent, good news, too. :up:

I like the shots of it with the Meteor. :love:
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Re: Vampire WZ507 returns to the skies!

Postby CameronSys on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 12:50 pm

Tommy wrote:Excellent, good news, too. :up:

I like the shots of it with the Meteor. :love:


Cheers! I was really glad to have managed to sort them being together, for what I believe was the first and only time
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