2016 Airshow photography review

2016 Airshow photography review

Postby Seamus on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 5:53 pm

Afternoon all,

Here's a selection of my favourite images from the shows I attended in 2016. Whilst the number of shows was down on previous years for obvious reasons, there was still plenty of quality aircraft to enjoy in what was for me a fine year in difficult circumstances.

Kicking off was a bumper weekend in May, attending the Duxford American Airshow and the Cold War Jets Open Day at Bruntungthorpe.

ImageDouglas C-47A Skytrain 210088/N147DC Aces High Duxford 28/05/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Apache AH1 ZJ232 Army Air Corps Duxford 28/05/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHispano HA1112L Buchon G-BWUE Aircraft Restoration Company Duxford 28/05/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHandley Page Victor K2 XM715 'Teasin Tina' Bruntingthorpe 29/05/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hunter GA11 WT806 Bruntingthorpe 29/05/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEnglish Electric Lightning F6 XR728/JS Lightning Preservation Group Bruntingthorpe 29/15/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XW544 Bruntingthorpe 29/05/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

The highlight of June, and probably the whole season, was the terrific Fly Nay Day at Old Warden. I also spent a grey day at relaltively low-key Weston Air Festival a couple of weeks later.

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Fly Navy Heritage Trust Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageFairey Sowrdfish I W5856 Royal Navy Historic Flight Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Sea Hurricane Ib Z7015/G-BTKH Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGrumman F8F-2P Bearcat 121714/G-RUMM The Fighter Collection Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair KD345/G-FGID The Fighter Collection Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Sea Hurricane Ib Z7015/G-BTKH Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMorane Saulnier MS.317 HY22/G-MOSA Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGrumman F8F-2P Bearcat 121714/G-RUMM The Fighter Collection Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Wasp HAS1 XT787/G-KAXT Westland Wasp Historic Flight Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Fly Navy Heritage Trust Old Warden 05/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK354 Royal Air Force Weston 18/06/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

July was frantic, taking in four days at Yeovilton and the full six at RIAT.

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3 ZJ131/P Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 01/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 20 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 01/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 20 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 02/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3i ZJ118/B Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 02/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Merlin HC3A ZJ994/AC Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 02/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 ZJ223 Army Air Corps RNAS Yeovilton 02/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 ZZ519 Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 02/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 ZZ375 Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 02/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing C-17A Globemaster III 97-0046 US Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 03/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 6 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 03/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 6 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 03/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fightling Falcon J-201 Royal Netherlands Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 04/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 12-5042/LF US Air Force RAF Fairford 06/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 142/4-GU Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 06/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4E AUP Phantom II 71755 Hellenic Air Force RAF Fairford 06/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

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

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

ImageNorthrop F-5E Tiger II L-3038 Swiss Air Force RAF Fairford 07/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F-15E Strike Eagle 91-0605/LN US Air Force RAF Fairford 07/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 09-4191/FF US Air Force RAF Fairford 08/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II 168726 US Marine Corps RAF Fairford 08/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 09-4191/FF US Air Force RAF Fairford 08/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Mirage 2000N 353/125-AM Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 09/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing F/A-18F Super Hornet 168930 US Navy RAF Fairford 09/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum 108 Polish Air Force RAF Fairford 09/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter C.16 Typhoon C.16-55/14-15 Spanish Air ForceRAF Fairford 09/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 09-4191/FF US Air Force RAF Fairford 10/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American P-51D Mustang 'Miss Helen' 472216/G-BIXL RAF Fairford 10/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II ZM137 Royal Air Force RAF Fairford 10/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon S MM7278/RS-23 Italian Air Force RAF Fairford 09/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CJ Fighting Falcon 4056 PolishAir Force RAF Fairford 10/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed C-130E Hercules 64144 Pakistan Air Force RAF Fairford 11/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEurofighter Typhoon S 30+29 German Air Force RAF Fairford 11/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0165/LN US Air Force RAF Fairford 11/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Mirage 2000N 375/125-CI Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 11/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4E AUP Phantom II 71755 Hellenic Air Force RAF Fairford 11/07/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Rounding off the year was excellent meet the fighters show at Duxford.

ImageHawker Fury II SR661/G-CBEL Air Leasing Ltd Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMass Supermarine Spitfire Formation Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire Vb EP122/G-CISV Comanche Fighters Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePZL-Mielec SBLim-2 (MiG-15 UTI) RED 18/N104CJ Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire IXT SM520/G-ILDA Boultbee Aviation Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair KD345/G-FGID The Fighter Collection Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire Vb BM597/G-MKVB Historic Aircraft Collection Duxford 11/09/16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, I appreciate there's quite a lot there, but hopefully there were of interest.

Happy new year,

Shaun
My shots on Flickr and Airliners
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Re: 2016 Airshow photography review

Postby Burleysway on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 6:05 pm

A great selection

:clap:
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Re: 2016 Airshow photography review

Postby rjlaker on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 10:20 pm

Fantastic as ever mate! Great variety in 'em. Love those Phantoms! Hope to catch up with you again this year

Cheers
Rob
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Re: 2016 Airshow photography review

Postby Seamus on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 6:28 pm

Thanks both, much appreciated.

Rob, I'll see you at the usual spot on the RIAT crowdline ;)
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Re: 2016 Airshow photography review

Postby Chris G on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 5:18 pm

Great set, really enjoyed looking through them, F-35 & Miss Helen pick of the bunch for me.
Kirkbride Airfield, Cumbria, Open Day - Sun 3rd Sept 2017
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Re: 2016 Airshow photography review

Postby bigcrow on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 11:12 am

Nice Ones Shaun, looked a very productive year.. :smile:
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