Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR) - updated

Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR) - updated

Postby Hatstand on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 10:28 am

My first time at Little Gransden and what a cracking good show it was!

By the time I arrived at about 11:00am, you would never have guessed how awful the weather had been the previous days. The ground was firm and generally dry, the clouds had lifted and there were generous amounts of sunshine.The only hint of the rains was a slightly "marshy" tang in the air...

It seemed the biggest problems were the organisers having to re-arrange schedules or fill empty slots, due to visiting aircraft who were experiencing bad weather elsewhere - or simply couldn't make it. Well done to the organisers for still managing a jam-packed show!

There were many highlights. Mark Jeffries' world-class Extra aerobatics... flipping inverted during take-off... O_o
The mighty Vulcan... 3 passes instead of the planned 2... a short display but because it was so low, close and loud... it was a lot more impressive than the longer-but-more-distant display I saw at Waddington earlier this year.
The RC scale-model Extra... incredible by itself, but flying a synchro aerobatics routine with a full-size Extra...!!! Amazing!
The Fox glider starting its routine while still being towed... O_o
Lots of beautiful planes - some familiar, some new to me... and the commentary team had me laughing out loud several times.

1. Vulcan low over the trees
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2. Vulcan
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3. The Swip team practicing their routine... on the ground
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4. Fixing a camera to one of the Swips
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5. Built by air cadets! This guy was shouting to the crowd as he flew by, clearly audible and very funny.
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6. The Fox glider doing rolls at low-level... while still being towed!
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7. Auster AOP
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8. Lauren Richardson in her Pitts
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9. Stearman
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10. The Executives
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11. Swip team
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12. Waco UPF-7
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13. Mustang "Janie"
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14. Mustang "Janie"
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15. Cessna Bird Dog and Auster AOP
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16. Trig team
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17. Anson
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18. A bit of banter, after flying synchro with the RC scale-model Extra
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19. Lancaster
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20. The bowler...
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21. ... and the batsman
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22. Fennec
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23. Miles Messenger
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24. Yak
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25. That Yak has an interesting passenger...
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26. Spitfire
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27. Spartan Executive
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As always, all taken with my Panasonic FZ200, red-dot-sight fitted.
Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed!

EDIT: more added below
Last edited by Hatstand on Wed 28 Aug 2013, 5:46 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR)

Postby Afoster on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 10:49 am

Hi

Number 1 does it for me - fantastic shot - love the way how the 'lower wing' is framed around the trees.

Great show yesterday

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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR)

Postby sylvancatharsis on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 11:11 am

That WACO is SWEET!
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR)

Postby colper on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 11:31 am

Brilliant set,No 1 definitely got the"wow"factor.Like the inclusion of the pilots.

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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR)

Postby rjlaker on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 11:52 am

The quality of these is excellent! Some great prop blur too! Thoroughly enjoyed looking through them :clap:
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR)

Postby Hatstand on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 9:57 pm

Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated! Here's a few more.

28. Mustang "Janie"
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29. Harvard
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30. Lauren Richardson in her Pitts Special
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31. Tucano
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32. Me 108
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33. Mustang "Janie"
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sylvancatharsis wrote:That WACO is SWEET!

Yeah, it was a nice surprise! As far as I know, it was a last minute participant,to fill one of the gaps left by planes that couldn't make it on the day.

Afoster wrote:Number 1 does it for me - fantastic shot - love the way how the 'lower wing' is framed around the trees.

Thanks! I got a whole sequence of it dipping behind the trees - that was the one I liked the best.
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR) - updated

Postby FastJetsBest on Mon 26 Aug 2013, 10:03 pm

Great set, never been there before but looks great, love the Vulcan shot. :clap:
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR) - updated

Postby Russ on Tue 27 Aug 2013, 11:29 am

First Vulcan shot over the trees is great. :clap: :cool: :up:
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR) - updated

Postby ciaranchef on Tue 27 Aug 2013, 12:59 pm

Russ wrote:First Vulcan shot over the trees is great. :clap: :cool: :up:


Agreed, wonderful opener to a great set, Ciaran :clap:
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Re: Little Gransden 2013 (non-DSLR) - updated

Postby Spiny Norman on Tue 27 Aug 2013, 5:54 pm

A really nice depiction of a show I didn't know much about. The Yak against the big sky is lovely. Thanks for posting.
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