Seething Charity Airday 2013

Seething Charity Airday 2013

Postby Zymurgy661 on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 6:08 pm

On Sunday Seething airfield held its annual charity air day. Weather was brilliant in the morning but, typically, clouded over for the display with also a torrential downpour complete with thunderstorm slap bang in the middle of the afternoon as one of the highlights was about to start displaying.

So, some pics. I'll only post a few for now (posted on flickr at 1200px)

1. First off, this year marks 70 years since the WW2 airfield at Seething was opened and played host to 448th bomber group and their B-24s. In honor of this, a small memorial service was held and USAF forces at Mildenhall provided an honor guard.

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Memorial Service Honor Guard by zymurgy661, on Flickr

2. The event is held to raise funds for a number of charities not least the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Once again, the show was lucky to have one of their EC-135s on static during the morning.

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Eurocopter EC-135 G-CGZD by zymurgy661, on Flickr

3. With numerous shows around the country the static lineup was a bit thin this year. However, this wonderful Boredom Fighter arrived in the sun.

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Boredom Fighter G-BMZX by zymurgy661, on Flickr

4. The Blades put on a highly polished show as always, nice to see them at a smaller venue

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The Blades by zymurgy661, on Flickr

5. Lauren Richardson in her Pitts S-1 keeping it low and sideways on takeoff

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Pitts S-1S G-BKDR by zymurgy661, on Flickr

6. One of the stars of the show - Sally B. Just as she completed her first pass the heavens opened along with a localised thunder storm. According to radio comms from the Yak 3 pilot we were slap bang in the middle of the action! Despite this, the crew of the B-17 stuck it out and returned shortly after to complete the display despite continuing rain as can be seen in the picture.

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Boeing B-17G 'Sally B' by zymurgy661, on Flickr

7. The upside however, is a rare chance to shoot a B-17 going through a rainbow!

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Boeing B-17G 124485 'Sally B' by zymurgy661, on Flickr

8. For me, the true star was the stunning Yak 3, what a machine! Only the second show to have displayed at this year so Seething were very privileged.

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Yakovlev Yak-3 G-CGXG by zymurgy661, on Flickr

Hope these have been of interest. All comments welcomed and appreciated!
Zymurgy661

Re: Seething Charity Airday 2013

Postby antoine on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 9:14 pm

Numbers 7 and 8 are brilliant pictures; no. 7 has beautiful colors and a nice composition and no. 8 has some great light on the Yak, together with a dark background.
Well done.... :clap:
antoine

Re: Seething Charity Airday 2013

Postby DeanW on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 9:27 pm

Numbers 7 and 8 are bloody brilliant. Really need to see White 100!
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Re: Seething Charity Airday 2013

Postby Zymurgy661 on Tue 10 Sep 2013, 4:56 pm

Thanks for the comments all :)
Zymurgy661


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