Leuchars Airshow 2011

Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby Marky Mc on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 7:04 pm

Not a lot to shout about at our home airshow, but it was an enjoyable weekend despite the lack of aircraft. It was the banter that kept me going, as I suspect it did do for others. Anyway, here's a few of my shots, in no particular order, from the Friday arrivals, show day and Sunday departures.

The highlight for me was the Norwegian Falcon 20ECM from 717 Skvadron at Rygge, seen here about to depart on Sunday morning :

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It's been a while since the Patrouille de France took part in a Leuchars Airshow :

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And I thought the RAF Tornado GR4s looked scabby! The Patrouille de France's support aircraft came in the form of this C-160R from ET01.061 "Touraine" at Orléans :

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18 Squadron provided the Chinook HC2A for the static display, caught here arriving on the Friday afternoon :

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Joining the Chinook in the rotary line-up was this Merlin HC3 from 28 Squadron :

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Been a while since Leuchars Airshow has hosted a Ramstein Herk, and this was a welcome addition to the static display. Such a shame the LC-130 didn't make it however :

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One of the pair of Strike Eagles from the 492nd FS at Lakenheath, photographed here in some rather unpleasant conditions on the Friday morning :

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Thank goodness for the Czechs! They helped us during the Battle of Britain in 1940, so it is appropriate that they attend Leuchars Airshow :

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First time visit to Scotland by a Czech Air Force C-295M. A very welcome visitor, and the crew seemed happy to be here, despite the weather :

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A couple of departing Hawks, firstly a Hawk T1A from 100 Squadron, followed by the display Hawk T1 from 208 Squadron :

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And finally, 6 Squadron provided an impressive finale for the flying display. Great to see Typhoons using full afterburners!

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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby MarkL on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 7:08 pm

Fantastic variety of shots mate... brilliant.

I totally agree with you ref the Falcon, it looks peachy!!!

Thanks for posting

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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby bigcrow on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 7:45 pm

Excellent set Mark. The take-off Typhoon is impressive.
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby Trevster on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 7:55 pm

Fantastic set!
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby boff180 on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 8:05 pm

Like your shots of the c.295 Mark, nice set!

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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby Spiny Norman on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 9:42 pm

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Picture of the month that is.
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby planemadbird on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 9:28 am

Spiny Norman wrote:Image

Picture of the month that is.


Wow! What a shot :clap:
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby Macc on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 10:25 pm

Excellent set, C-295 is the pick of the bunch for me. Lovely little beauty.

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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby Agg on Tue 13 Sep 2011, 11:40 pm

Wow, the first Tiffie shot is fantastic!
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2011

Postby jamesh1996 on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 8:47 am

Nice shot that is amazing :smile: :hypno:
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