Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet! Updated 8th.

Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet! Updated 8th.

Postby hmeasures on Sun 07 Sep 2014, 9:57 pm

Fantastic day, great to see the Comet up :)

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageCOMET!!!!! by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

Man of the moment!

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

And a few of the Gladiator:

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

I'll add some more shortly.
Last edited by hmeasures on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 3:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby FlyingMachinesTV on Sun 07 Sep 2014, 10:32 pm

Great shots, thanks for posting these so quickly, I've been waiting to see some shots of the Comet in the air all evening!
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby Blackbird on Sun 07 Sep 2014, 10:55 pm

Just loving the Comet, and in good light. Great shots :clap:

Andy :smile:
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby DanO1978 on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 1:25 am

The second shot, of Grosvenor House on the ground taken at a jaunty angle, is amongst the best I've seen of the aircraft.
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby MarkL on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 6:30 am

Superb, what a machine.
HTAFC
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby Petedcollins on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 7:03 am

Looking great Harry!

Was a good day yesterday for sure

Pete
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby st24 on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 1:57 pm

So what was the story with the Gladiator wing - I thought I saw some silver fabric floating down during their display...
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby DanO1978 on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 2:04 pm

Someone in the crowd next to me alerted the ground crew to what appeared to be an open inspection hatch on the upper wing prior to the display. Someone went up onto the wing with a screwdriver to fix it back in place - looks like they didn't screw it in tight enough...

ImageSP056 by DanOUKAR, on Flickr

Looking at a cropped image, that's quite a tear in the fabric...

ImageGladiatorTear by DanOUKAR, on Flickr
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby tommo999 on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 2:19 pm

Amazing shots Harry.

Ouch! I wonder how easy it is to replace just a small piece of fabric? It was interesting reading that repairs to the Hurricane's birdstrike cost something like £2300 - these things are not cheap!
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby DanO1978 on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 2:22 pm

I doubt the wing is one continuous piece of fabric, and that it can be patched or replaced in sections, but with the paintwork too, that's not going to be a cheap fix.
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet!

Postby hmeasures on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 3:49 pm

Thanks all :) I had noticed the tear in wing - My first photo of the Gladiator shows the patch flying off during the display. Here's another crop:

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

Anyway, on with the rest. Hopefully in some sort of chronological order.... Massive post BTW!

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

Thought the Chipmunk display was fantastic! And not just 'for a chipmunk'...

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

This got shared by the BBMF... Just 5k likes.

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

Thought the set piece with the Storch was nice

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

Thought this pairs display/tailchase brilliant, too!

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr

That's it folks. Thanks for looking!
hmeasures

Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet! Updated 8th.

Postby Hatstand on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 4:50 pm

Very nice, thanks.
Goodbye 600D... Hello FZ150!
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Re: Shuttleworth Pageant - Comet! Updated 8th.

Postby hmeasures on Wed 10 Sep 2014, 5:24 pm

Hatstand wrote:Very nice, thanks.


Thanks :) One more as I love the reflection of the canopy in the fuselage:

ImageShuttleworth Pageant by Harry Measures, on Flickr
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