My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby Seamus on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 8:31 pm

Evening all,

Time now for a summary of the shows I attended last year. A little late again, but hopefully they'll be of interest.

My first show of a busy year was the first of four visits to Duxford for the Jubilee airshow. Stunning weather and an interesting line up kicked things off very nicely indeed.

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DX_Jubilee_045 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Jubilee_058 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Jubilee_069 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Jubilee_053 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Jubilee_108 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Jubilee_076 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Jubilee_103 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

The good weather didn't last long, with cloud near and gale force winds affecting Dawlish. Still, an enjoyable experience up on the hill as ever.

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Dawlish_2012_008 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Dawlish_2012_010 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Dawlish_2012_015 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Dawlish_2012_035 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Dawlish_2012_037 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Dawlish_2012_038 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

The following weekend, I made my first visit to the Cosford airshow. Another grey day didn't detract from a thoroughly enjoyable, varied show, with one obvious standout participant.

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Cosford_2012_001 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Cosford_2012_002A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Cosford_2012_029A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Cosford_2012_054A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Cosford_2012_024A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A week later, I spent three days at the local for the Yeovilton Air Day. More grey was the order of the weekend, but a brief window of sunshine at the end of the Friday provided one of the best hours of the year during the Commando Assault practice.

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VL2012_Arrivals_018A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Arrivals_020A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Arrivals_023A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Arrivals_040A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Arrivals_037A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Showday_009A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Showday_013A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Showday_028A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Deps_11A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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VL2012_Deps_09A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Another week, another show. Flying Legends never disappoints; the debut of Snafu, along with a trip of Spitfire Mk Is were great to see, but the trios of Curtiss fighters and Yaks were the real highlight, absolutely tearing the airfield to pieces!

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Legends_2012_020A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Legends_2012_021A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Legends_2012_017A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Legends_2012_104A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Legends_2012_069A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Legends_2012_065A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Legends_2012_121A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A busy schedule got even busier, with four days spent at RIAT. Not much to say that hasn't already, an utterly fantastic show in every respect.

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RIAT12_Arrivals_156 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Arrivals_85 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Arrivals_024A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Arrivals_042A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Arrivals_005A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_002AA by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_019A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_015A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_026A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_023AA by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_025A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Saturday_028A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Sunday_001A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Sunday_010A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Sunday_015A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Sunday_041A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Sunday_092 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Monday_003A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Monday_004A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Monday_011A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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RIAT12_Monday_024A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr
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RIAT12_Monday_079 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Following RIAT would be tough, and unfortunately, FIA failed pretty miserably. By far the least enjoyable show I've done for some time, with rubbish weather, disappointing line up, but worst of all, dreadful organisation. My first and most likely last Farnborough.

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FIA2012_004 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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FIA2012_006 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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FIA2012_025 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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FIA2012_028 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

After a well earned rest, my next event was the ever-fantastic Cold War Jets Open Day at Bruntingthorpe, which seems to get better and better each time.

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CWJOD_260812_009A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_007A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_024 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_001A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_031A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_054A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_055A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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CWJOD_260812_062A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Next up was another visit to Duxford for the September show; another excellent line up in more good weather- Duxford got the lion's share of sun last year!

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DX_2012_054B by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_2012_002A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_2012_086A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_2012_099A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_2012_004B by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

My first, and much delayed visit of the year to Old Warden followed a couple of weeks later, my first visit to an evening show for Shuttleworth Uncovered. Blessed with yet more stunning weather, this was possibly the most enjoyable show of the year from a photographic point of view, with the TVAL pair the obvious and undoubted highlight.

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Uncovered_2012_001A by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_042 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_009 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_073 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_099 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_105 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_104 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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Uncovered_2012_017 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Two weeks later, and it was back to Old Warden for the Autumn airshow, providing my first opportunity to catch one of the Edwardians in sunshine! Was great to see jets tearing the aerodrome up, but these were given a run for their money by the SE5A in what was the most aggressive display I;ve seen from the type. Fantastic.

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OW_Autumn2012_005 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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OW_Autumn2012_007 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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OW_Autumn2012_013 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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OW_Autumn2012_018 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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OW_Autumn2012_026 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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OW_Autumn2012_032 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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OW_Autumn2012_042 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Duxford provided the traditional curtain call on the season with the autumn airshow. Not hard to pick the highlight here!

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DX_Autumn2012_012 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Autumn2012_028 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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DX_Autumn2012_033 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr
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DX_Autumn2012_038 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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A pretty good year all round I'd say. If you've made it this far, congratulations! A lot of images I know, but it's hard to whittle down so many events.

Hope you enjoy them, all comments appreciated as ever

Cheers

Shaun :)
My shots on Flickr and Airliners
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Seamus

Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby Hasboman on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 9:22 pm

Again, utterly brilliant! :worship:
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Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby ipso on Mon 18 Feb 2013, 10:44 pm

Good to see some images from you.
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Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby rdchawk on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 9:45 am

Lovely set of images. I have to admit I really love the b&w hawk shot at dawlish :clap: :clap:
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Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby flashman8 on Wed 20 Feb 2013, 8:29 pm

stunning images there................. :yahoo:

just wish my pics were a tenth as good as these, but then again, I dont get to as many airshows as I would like..
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Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby rjlaker on Fri 22 Feb 2013, 7:55 am

Top quality as ever matey! Love 'em all. Can't pick a favourite! Looks like a great year - and was good to catch up at RIAT. Hope to see you about this coming year

Cheers
Rob :smile:
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Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby Seamus on Sat 23 Feb 2013, 11:17 am

Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated :clap:

Rob, likewise, hopefully catch up with you at a few more shows this year, mate :)

Thanks again,

Shaun :)
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Re: My 2012 in images- airshows (Image heavy!)

Postby speedbird001 on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 1:07 am

jaw droppingly good!!!! :smile:
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