2015 Airshow Photography Review

2015 Airshow Photography Review

Postby Seamus on Tue 29 Dec 2015, 12:39 pm

Following on from my military thread, here's a selection of my favourite images from the many shows I've attended this year, kicking off with Abingdon.

ImageWestland Wasp HAS1 XT787/G-KAXT Abingdon 03/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGloster Meteor NF11 WM167/G-LOSM Classic Air Force Abingdon 03/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Gazelle HT2 XX436/G-ZZLE The Gazelle Squadron Abingon 03/05/0/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK349/GN-A Royal Air Force Abingdon 03/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Duxford's VE Day Anniversary airshow followed a few weeks later.

ImageBoeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' 124485/G-BEDF Duxford 23/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGrumman (GM) FM-2 Wildcat JV579/G-RUMW The Fighter Collection Duxford 23/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair KD345/G-FGID The Fighter Collection Duxford 23/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American P-51D Mustang 413704/G-BTCD 'Ferocious Frankie' Duxford 23/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK349/GN-A Royal Air Force Duxford 23/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company Duxford 23/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Followed the next day by a visit to Bruntingthorpe.

ImageEnglish Electric Lightning F6 XR728/JS Lightning Preservation Group Bruntingthorpe 24/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Buccaner S2B XX900 Bruntingthorpe 24/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVicker VC10 K4 ZD241/N Bruntingthorpe 24/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEnglish Electric Canberra B6(mod) WT333 Lightning Preservation Group Bruntingthorpe 24/05/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

In mid June I made the short trip to Merryfield for their annual open evening.

ImageAgustaWestland HH-101A Caesar ZR532/15-01 Italian Air Force Merryfield 10/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Sea King HC4 ZE427/K Royal Navy Merryfield 10/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland HH-101A Caesar ZR532/15-01 Italian Air Force Merryfield 10/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Sea King HC4 ZE427/K Royal Navy Merryfield 10/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3 ZJ128/M Royal Navy Merryfield 10/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Wildcat ZZ401 Merryfield 10/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Followed a few days later by Cosford.

ImagePitts S2S Special G-EWIZ Rich Goodwin RAF Cosford 14/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F/A-18C Hornet J-5012 Swiss Air Force RAF Cosford 14/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing 727-2S2F G-OSRB T2 Aviation RAF Cosford 14/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK353 Royal Air Force RAF Cosford 14/06/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Kicking off a very busy July was the Shuttleworth Military Pageant.

ImageBristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company Old Warden 05/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Seafire XVII SX336/G-KASX Old Warden 05/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAvro Vulcan B2 XH558/G-VLCN Old Warden 05/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire PRXI PL965/G-PRXI Peter Teichman Old Warden 05/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company Old Warden 05/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAvro Vulcan B2 XH558/G-VULCN Old Warden 05/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Four Days at Yeovilton followed.

ImageDe Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP924/G-CVIX RNAS Yeovilton 09/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Sea King HC4 ZF116/WP Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 09/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDe Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP924/G-CVIX RNAS Yeovilton 09/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Super Étendard Modernisé 31 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 10/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3 ZJ123/G Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 10/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 42 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 10/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAvro Vulcan B2 XH558/G-VLCN RNAS Yeovilton 10/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 ZZ515 Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Sea King HC4 ZF116/WP Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Super Étendard Modernisé 31 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3 ZJ123/G Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageCasa C-101 Aviojet 'Patrulla Aguila' Spanish Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II 78-0651/DM US Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 13/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing E-3A Sentry LX-N90458 NATO RNAS Yeovilton 13/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

I also managed to squeeze a day in at Flying Legends on the Sunday.

ImageLockheed P-38L Lightning N25Y Red Bull Duxford 12/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed P-38L Lightning N25Y Red Bull Duxford 12/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLegends_2015_020 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American P-51D Mustang 'Moonbeam McSwine' 414237/F-AZXS Frederic Akary Duxford 12/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Then the big one, a full six days at RIAT.

ImageMil Mi-35 Hind 3370 Czech Air Force RAF Fairford 15/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing AH-64D Apache 09-05580 US Army RAF Fairford 15/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSukhoi Su-22UM3K 310 Polish Air Force RAF Fairford 15/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMBB Bo 105 86+49 German Army RAF Fairford 15/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-18C Hornet HN-411 Finnish Air Force RAF Fairford 16/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassualt Mirage 2000N 353/125-AM Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 16/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Mirage 2000N 353/125-AM Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 17/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum 40 Polish Air Force RAF Fairford 17/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAirbus A400M Atlas EC-406 RAF Fairford 17/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland WAH-64D Apache ZJ184 Army Air Corps RAF Fairford 18/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum 40 Polish Air Force RAF Fairford 18/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 08-0050 US Air Force RAF Fairford 18/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Image'Best of British' RAF Fairford 18/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland WAH-64D Apache ZJ205 Army Air Corps RAF Fairford 19/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CJ Fighting Falcon 'Zeus' 523 Hellenic Air Force RAF Fairford 19/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-18C Hornet HN-424 Finnish Air Force RAF Fairford 19/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMil Mi-35 Hind 7356 Czech Air Force RAF Fairford 19/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum 56 Polish Air Force RAF Fairford 19/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon 123 Belgian Air Component RAF Fairford 19/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorthrop SF-5B(M) Freedom Fighter AE9-027/23-16 Spanish Air Force RAF Fairford 20/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageKawasaki P-1 5504 Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force RAF Fairford 20/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePilatus PC-7 'PC-7 Team' Swiss Air Force RAF Fairford 20/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Rounding off July was my favourite single show day of the year at Culdrose.

ImageBritish Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 ZH802 Royal Navy RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum 114 Polish Air Force RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDe Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XP924/G-CVIX RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAermacchi MB339 PAN 'Il Frecce Tricolori' Italian Air Force RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing Chinook HC4 ZA712 Royal Air Force RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F/A-18C Hornet J-5007 Swiss Air Force RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFairey Swordfish I W5856 RNHF RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBritish Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 ZH797 Royal Navy RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Dawlish was my only event during August.

ImageEurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK349/GN-A Royal Air Force Dawlish 22/08/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAvro Vulcan B2 XH558/G-VLCN Dawlish 22/08/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Sea King HU5 XV673 Royal Navy Dawlish 22/08/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBAC Strikemaster Mk82 G-SOAF Mark Petrie Dawlish 22/08/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK349/GN-A Royal Air Force Dawlish 22/08/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

September was another busy month, starting out with the excellent victory show at Cosby.

ImageSupermarine Seafire LF III PP972/G-BUAR Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American P-51D Mustang 'Marinell' 413521/G-MRLL Hardwick Warbirds Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American P-51D Mustang 'Janie' 414419/G-MSTG Hardwick Warbirds Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Seafire LF III PP972/G-BUAR Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' 124485/G-BEDF Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGloster Meteor T7 WA591/G-BWMF Classic Air Force Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Seafire LF III PP972/G-BUAR Cosby 06/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A quick visit to catch the Sea Vixen supporters day from the fence at Yeovilton was next up.

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX RNAS Yeovilton 12/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFairey Swordfish I W5856 RNHF RNAS Yeovilton 12/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX RNAS Yeovilton 12/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX RNAS Yeovilton 12/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Goodwood's Battle of Britain celebration was a wonderful event to attend.

ImageHawker Hurricane XIIa AG244/G-CBOE Goodwood 15/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Seafire XVII SX336/G-KASX Kennet Aviation Goodwood 15/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire IX TD314/G-CGYJ Aero Legends Goodwood 15/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire I X4560/G-CGUK Commanche Fighters Goodwood 15/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBattle of Britain Memorial Flight Goodwood 15/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Rounding off my season was the superb Duxford Battle of Britain anniversary airshow.

ImageSupermarine Spitfire 'Big Wing' Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire 'Big Wing' Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Image'The Red Arrows' and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 'Big Wing' Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire 'Big Wing' Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire XVIII SM845/G-BUOS Ltd Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire LF IXb RR232/G-BRSF Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire 'Big Wing' Duxford 20/09/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

I appreciate there's a lot of images, but it's always difficult to condense such a busy year into only a handful of images. Hopefully making it to the end wasn't too exhuasting! As ever more can be found on my Flickr for those interested.

Thanks for looking, comments welcomed

Cheers,

Shaun
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Re: 2015 Airshow Photography Review

Postby rjlaker on Wed 30 Dec 2015, 10:24 pm

Top stuff as per usual mate! Cheers for yours and your dad's company out and about this year... Catch ya next year !
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Re: 2015 Airshow Photography Review

Postby Seamus on Sun 03 Jan 2016, 3:59 pm

Thanks, mate! Always a pleasure to join you on the crowdline, I'm sure there will plenty more of that to come this year :)
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