Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby Niallxg on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 7:21 pm

Hi,

Fairford wasn't the only show on at the weekend, across the Irish sea on Sunday over 90,000 people heading just south of Dublin to the town of Bray for the annual display. On a slightly smaller scale to RIAT, the crowds were treated to over 3hrs of flying - including displays from the four main Irish airlines, the Irish Historical Flight (DH86 and three DHC-1s), Hunter, Strikemaster, MiG-15UTI, Irish Coast Guard S-92, the Irish Air Corps, a USAF C-21 (however its display was so poor it is questionable why they bothered to turn up) and this year's star attraction the Patrouille Suisse (with a little local help). Not bad at all for a free show.

Weather was cloudy but dry.

For those not familiar with the location, Bray is a seaside town just south of Dublin, and at 240m Bray Head dominates the surrounding area and lies at the southern end of the town. I chose this as my location to shoot the display. Sadly not C-21s, at 240m up I was still to far away for a shot. Quite pleased with the results from a great day out.

Anyway on with the show;

1) ImageClimb out by Niall Grant, on Flickr

2) ImageFish hunter by Niall Grant, on Flickr

3) ImageHunter WV372 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

4) ImageBray 15 35 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

5) ImageMiG-15UTI by Niall Grant, on Flickr

6) ImageMig 15UT by Niall Grant, on Flickr

7) ImageHistoric MiG by Niall Grant, on Flickr

8) If only the C-21 crew had of seen Ryanair's effort
ImageRyanair 700 inbound dalkey by Niall Grant, on Flickr

9) ImageBoeing 737-700 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

10) ImageInbound Dalkey by Niall Grant, on Flickr

11) ImageOut of the sun by Niall Grant, on Flickr

12) ImageCharlie 253 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

13) ImageHeading out to sea by Niall Grant, on Flickr

14) ImageFox Section by Niall Grant, on Flickr

15) ImageRescue 115 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

16) ImageIrish Coast Guard Demo by Niall Grant, on Flickr

Once the S-92 had cleared the area it was time for the main attraction - the Patrouille Suisse. Over on the aviation waffle section there is a tread about "the good old days" pre internet etc when you didn't know what was due at shows etc. Well everyone knew about the Swiss, they even carried out their practice display on Friday, but very few were expecting them to arrive in this fashion - good to see the that somethings from the good old day survive….

17)ImageOn time by Aer Lingus by Niall Grant, on Flickr

18) ImageMixed Formation by Niall Grant, on Flickr

19) ImageSmoke On by Niall Grant, on Flickr

20) ImagePat Suisse by Niall Grant, on Flickr

21) ImageSwiss Tiger by Niall Grant, on Flickr

22) ImageSmoke on by Niall Grant, on Flickr

23) ImageVortexes by Swiss by Niall Grant, on Flickr

24) ImagePulling Gs by Niall Grant, on Flickr

25) Au Revoir Irlande
ImageAu Revoir Bray by Niall Grant, on Flickr

Hope people liked them.

C+C as always welcomed.

Niall
Last edited by Niallxg on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 6:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby Danny on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 7:27 pm

Great shots from what looks like an interesting location. I certainly wasn't expecting to see the Patrouille Suisse! :smile:
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby FarnboroJohn on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 7:33 pm

Very enjoyable. You had a great vantage point!

John
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby tankbuster on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 7:41 pm

Looks excellent. I shall have to look out for this show in future years and then come back to you for the best place to stand :smile:
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby Agg on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 7:44 pm

Very nice set, great to see the MiG in the air :)
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby Niallxg on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 5:59 am

Thanks for all the comments, lads. Glad you enjoyed looking at the set.
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby King Cobra on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 10:11 am

A nice set. A pity the light wasn't a bit better but you can't have everything. Added to my "to do" list.
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby johnr on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 5:49 pm

Nice pics and an interesting post.
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby Niallxg on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 6:45 pm

King Cobra wrote:A nice set. A pity the light wasn't a bit better but you can't have everything. Added to my "to do" list.

Thanks. One thing no one can control. What was fustrating was that less than 10km north it was sunny, I guess the mountains to the south held up the cloud.

Thanks John.

Niall
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Re: Not RIAT - a little to the west - PIC heavy

Postby Harlequin67 on Wed 22 Jul 2015, 7:45 pm

Shot 18 is a winner for me.

Thanks for sharing from the other airshow last weekend. :grin:
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