Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Sat 15 May 2010, 1:19 am

Here's a selection of photos from this year's Training Week at the Shuttleworth Collection. Training Week is the practice session where display authorisations are renewed, type conversions are carried out and everything's prepared for the season ahead. That's the business side of Training Week, the other facet of Training Week is that it's a great opportunity for friends to meet again for the first time in a while to immerse themselves in what they enjoy most - operating a collection of rare and unique vintage aeroplanes and sharing some great banter.

Without further ado....

The Shuttleworth Pilots

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Some of the Ground Crew Team

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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Sat 15 May 2010, 1:22 am

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The departure of Peter Holloway's FW.44 Steiglitz

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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Sat 15 May 2010, 1:25 am

This year we're trying out a new super-accurate flour bomb. Here you can see Peter Holloway carrying out handling trials with the Mk.I Shuttleworth Smart Bomb

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It's behind you!

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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Sat 15 May 2010, 1:29 am

Gloster Gladiator

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Westland Lysander

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PT-22s

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A very welcome return for the Parnall Elf

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Blackburn B2 (BAe Systems)

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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Sat 15 May 2010, 1:30 am

Gliders

EoN Primary Glider

Ready

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A quick skip

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And up!

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Assembling the Kirby Kite

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SCUD II

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Something New

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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Sat 15 May 2010, 1:33 am

Quick hangar update

AR501

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PO2

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You can find higher resolution versions (2,000 pixels wide) of these photos and plenty of others from Training Week in my Flickr account:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shuttleworthpix/sets/72157623922796948/
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Kokpit on Sat 15 May 2010, 6:11 am

A brilliant set Robbo, well laid out and and telling a story too, thanks. :clap:

Kev.
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby NeilH68 on Sat 15 May 2010, 7:24 am

Fantastic set...can`t wait until later on
Have camera again...Canon DSLR
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 16 May 2010, 12:41 pm

Great set, some great angles :clap: Nice to see all the work that goes into bringing us the excellent shows at OW :biggrin:
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby SuffolkBlue on Sun 16 May 2010, 7:28 pm

Fantastic set mate - from start to finish :clap:
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Ben H on Sun 16 May 2010, 7:48 pm

Superb set Rob. Was good to see you that week, what a superb place OW is! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby AndyBeau on Sun 16 May 2010, 8:35 pm

Superb set of shots Rob. :clap: :clap:
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby T_J on Wed 19 May 2010, 5:28 pm

Superb, Rob. A real pleasure to view!

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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby mr pabs on Mon 24 May 2010, 9:24 pm

These are great... the quality is outstanding. :clap:

Can I ask what equipment you use?
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby Rob Leigh on Mon 24 May 2010, 10:27 pm

Thanks Pabs, the majority of these photos were taken with a Canon 5D MkII and 400mm f4L DO IS lens, the close-ups with a Canon 5D and 24-105 f4L.
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Re: Pre-season Shuttleworth Collection Warm-up (April 2010)

Postby mr pabs on Tue 25 May 2010, 11:15 pm

Hi Rob.

Thanks for that, the reason I ask is because I currently use the 10d still and have some great photos using a 75-300 lens.... but I think the quality of yours are awesome, I've been thinking for a while now to upgrade to the 7d and possibly the 100-400 lens shortly after.
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