Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby hairrig on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 8:17 pm

Enjoyable day on the beach on Sunday. Bit of a nail biting finish to the display but excellent work by the organisers and Bristol Airport to extend the licence. Well done to the VTTS engineers at Doncaster too!

Light and heat haze difficult at times but here is my take on the day.

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Who needs a stepladder when you have got a panda car...
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Thanks for looking - c & c welcome.

Andy
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby FarnboroJohn on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 8:34 pm

How delightful to see a Whirlwind in the air! Its bin I dunnamany years....

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby TheDuck on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 8:35 pm

That Whirlwind looks amazing - really like the last shot of it. :clap:
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 9:01 pm

Whirlwind looks fantastic! :icecream:
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby paullangford on Thu 26 Jun 2014, 5:57 pm

All good stuff Andy, especially 5, 7, 11, 16.......and of course 16......and the Whirlwind shots (which I didn't see myself.....dunno why....mystery)
I love the Vulcan over Brean Down shot, and look...that wingtip was about 15 foot from that guys head....I told it was close up there ! :lol:

Keep 'em coming

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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby Chris G on Thu 26 Jun 2014, 7:02 pm

Really nice shots of the Whirlwind :-)
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby hairrig on Thu 26 Jun 2014, 7:37 pm

Thanks all for your replies. Definitely worth hanging about at the end to see the Whirlwind take off - who cares if you don't get home till midnight! :hypno: :hypno:
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby whitus1 on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 6:31 am

A Flying Whirlwind :drool: Amazing!
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby Ledhead27 on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 7:10 am

Great to see a Whirlwind back in the air, she looks immaculate. Great shots as well
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby st24 on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 7:45 am

Where has that Whirlwind come from??!! :shock: She looks gorgeous, never had an inkling there was a SAR one airworthy, fantastic stuff!!
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby Russ on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 8:55 am

Likewise. I didn't even know there was still a Whirlwind flying in the UK. :shock: :clap: :cool:
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby seacat192 on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 4:33 pm

Great photos.

I don't know where the Whirlwind is based, but I saw it flying near Ilminster on the Saturday morning (on it's way to Weston) and a colleague at work saw it at a very low level from the A30 between Chard and Crewkerne on the Sunday evening.


Bristol ATC informed the pilot of a Police helicopter flying near Weston on the Sunday morning that a Whirlwind was in the area, and the pilot asked if it was a Mk 10? ATC replied it was, to which the NPAS pilot replied that his neighbour was the pilot of the Whirlwind! I think the Police helo was from Exeter.


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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby StuWeston on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 5:12 pm

The Whirlwind is based on the outskirts of Crewkerne, and it regularly flies over my house! :smile: :smile:
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby seacat192 on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 5:44 pm

Excellent
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby Andover on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 7:30 pm

I've just found out that this Whirlwind - XJ729, is the one that lived at Cricklade, Gloucestershire, back in the '90s, and was flying then too.

I've always wanted to see and hear what a Whirlwind sounds like, so I may possibly still get a chance some day...(Goes to check on Youtube.)
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Re: Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

Postby Andover on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 8:25 pm

"...So the days, they turn into years. And still no tomorrow appears..."
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