Your favourite image from 2016!

Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Tonka 617 on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 7:57 pm

My favourite of 2016, after seeing on Twitter that PA474 had flown in the morning and due to fly again that afternoon I took the drive along to Coningsby, after many hours of waiting she taxi'd out too line up on the runway, then we heard the roar of her merlins as she lifted off and I stood with the biggest grin seeing her back in the air once again. We were treated to some spectacular passes and some stunning top sides in glorious sunshine

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Col. Chibani on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 10:05 pm

For me, it is this one, taken at the end of Duxford's Balbo :

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I had especially bough the Sigma 150-600 S for this season (Ferté + Silverstone + RIAT + Duxford), and I took my favorite shot at 150 mm :loser: !
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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Blackbird on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 10:08 pm

I was pleased to see the MiG 15 for the first time at the Duxford Autumn show, and was happy with this one.
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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Maisie on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 1:27 am

Hard to pick a favourite, but shooting a IL-76 at night was a pleasure.

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby lucaspl on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 1:45 pm

This is my favourite. Vapour on the RAF Typhoon taken in Ostrava :smile:
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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby jingernut on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 2:51 pm

Raptor at RIAT 2016. I don't take a lot of aircraft photos but this one was the most dramatic that I have taken this year. And when showing people pics of airshows I have attended, this one draws the most attention.

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Talldan76 on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:54 pm

This is my favourite from last year.

Taken at the Boultbee Collection down at Goodwood Aerodrome. I was lucky enough to win a tour of "The Shark" Mustang in a UKAR competition, and this was taken just after the tour had finished as the Spitfire and Mustang departed on paid flights for a couple of lucky [Insert Appropriate Word Here]!!

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Stevt20 on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 9:58 pm

Taken at RIAT this year
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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Dr Cake on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 10:06 pm

Had never seen a French E-2 before. Nice debut for me at Zaragoza:

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby davidjones533 on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 6:43 pm

I caught this one while sheltering from a sudden downpour. I like the rainbow and the reflection... shame about the toilets!

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Lockheed Martin Hercules C.5 (RAF, ZH883) at RIAT 2016 by David Jones, on Flickr
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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Exiler on Sat 14 Jan 2017, 10:17 pm

Some absolute stunners on here from 2016, let's hope 2017 throws up some more excellent imagery.

Here's mine from Shuttleworth's race day.

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby aknott68 on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 9:41 am

I know that there are other images of this plane on this post and I dare say technically better shots than this one, however this is a particular favourite of mine as the first time I've seen her fly since 1988 when I attended my first airshow with a camera (so needless to say there's been some improvement in quality since that first attempt!) as well as the fact that the light one the day (2nd October 2016) was absolutely gorgeous

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby FastJetsBest on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 2:13 pm

My image for 2016, a Ryan SCW.

Lovely looking aircraft and never seen one before, still at Lee airfield tucked away in a hangar.

ImageRyan Aeronautical SCW-145 VH-SCW Lee on Solent Airfield 2016 by Richard Davies, on Flickr
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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby McG on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 11:41 pm

Swedish Air Force Gripen Solo Display

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby DriesE on Mon 16 Jan 2017, 12:55 pm

Swiss Hornet during the Belgian Air Force Days at Florennes. Normally I would have chosen some kind of warbird as a favourite, but I just like the action going on in this one.

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Harvo266 on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 10:36 am

Probably my favourite has to be of the display jet and spare splitting at Bournemouth Airport in August

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Ian G on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 2:20 pm

Tricky one; went to a few different events last year, ground runs and taxis as well as photoshoots instead of making it an all-airshow year. I got some great shots from the Coningsby Photoshoot held in March but I was also well chuffed that the No1 School of Technical Training at Cosford chose, out of all the images tweeted on the day, one of my images of XX119 from the taxi day in August as their banner image - small fish I know, but it made my day! I would choose that image but as it was HDR, you'd all be running for cover! :hide:

However, I really enjoyed the fast taxi twilight shoot at Bruntingthorpe in November, and I've plumped for an image of lightnings - I like the atmosphere this image conveys in black and white.

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby amisbk196 on Tue 17 Jan 2017, 9:55 pm

The Bristol Blenheim under stormy skies at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight....

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby buccs2b on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 12:22 pm

Here's mine, taken at BAF Days Florennes arrivals: F-16AM FA-129 leads 2 unmarked F-16AMs and Spitfire IX MH434 as part of 350 Sqn BAF's 75th anniversary celebrations. MH434 served with the squadron in 1944. Both FA-129 and MH434 wore code MN-B representing that worn by MH434 in squadron service. FA-129 went into the static for the show days.

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 18 Jan 2017, 12:44 pm

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby EGL on Thu 19 Jan 2017, 12:30 pm

Difficult choice this one. I had a good year with Sun 'n Fun (including a flight in Texas Raiders and was tempting to use one of the photos from the flight), RIAT, Flying Legends and East Fortune.

But I decided upon this one of Crazy Horse 2 at rest during the evening airshow at Sun 'n Fun. Got this printed onto a fairly large canvas and it now adorns my dining room!

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Tommy on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 12:11 am

I feel like I've taken much better photographs this year, in much better conditions, with (much) less noise, but the Ukrainian Su-27 was what prompted Dan, Sam and I to (semi-drunkenly, I think) book a trip to Denmark back in February last year. Given it was (I think?) their first airshow appearance since the breakout of the nation's civil war, each week I was eyeing the participation lists expecting the Ukrainians to drop off it at any time, but sure enough they remained, and checking Twitter whilst sat in Legoland and Billund (because, of course!), confirmation arrived that two Su-27s and their accompanying Il-76 had made it.

The following day we were treated to a brutish Su-27 display from a nation I never thought to see back on the display circuit for some years...

But anyway, I'm prattling. Long story short; despite its numerous flaws, this is my favourite from 2016:

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Sun 22 Jan 2017, 10:04 pm

My flaming Spitfire got all the attention, but I was very pleased with this one:

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Re: Your favourite image from 2016!

Postby Airwolfhound on Mon 23 Jan 2017, 1:08 pm

I didn't venture out to too many airshows last year, so RIAT basically 'filled my boots' with shots that I was quite pleased with. My favourite shot was from the CV-22 Osprey display, love seeing this whether I'm at Mildy, Fairford, or elsewhere :-

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