Bank holiday double header

Bank holiday double header

Postby Seamus on Mon 29 May 2017, 7:07 pm

Evening all,

Here's a selection of images from what has been a busy bank holiday weekend, attending Duxford on Saturday and Bruntingthorpe yesterday. Duxford was something of a mixed bag in terms of participation, but what was good was very good, none more so than the Rafale, which was just about the finest fast jet demo I've seen. The magnificent Sea Vixen was displayed beautifully as ever, absolutely gutting to hear the news break as the show ended. I adore the jet and sincerely hope she can fly once again.

ImageBoeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' 124485/G-BEDF Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American TF-51D Mustang 'Miss Velma' G-TFSI Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDe Havilland DH 88 Comet G-ACSS Shuttleworth Collection Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDe Havilland DH 88 Comet G-ACSS Shuttleworth Collection Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNoorduyn UC-64A Norseman 44/70515/LN-TSN Norwegian Spitfire Foundation Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Navy Wings Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Navy Wings Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Navy Wings Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 133/4-GL Armee de L'Air Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 133/4-GL Armee de L'Air Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 133/4-GL Armee de L'Air Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 133/4-GL Armee de L'Air Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire Ia N3200/G-CFGJ Aircraft Restoration Company Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire I X4560/G-CGUK Commanche Fighters Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSopwith Triplane N500-G-BWRA Great War Display Team Duxford 27/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

For the last couple of years, I've felt Bruntingthorpe has lost a little of its charm. Happily, yesterday's event suggests its back to its brilliant best, with the longer crowdline catering for the ever increasing number of visitors, good weather and the lack of large scale models that so often got in the way undoubtedly the contributing factors.

ImageEnglish Electric Lightning F3 XR713 Lightning Preservation Group Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVicker VC10 K4 ZD241/N Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVicker VC10 K4 ZD241/N Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XW544 Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XX900 Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEnglish Electric Canberra B6(mod) WT333 Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2 XV226 Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1018/G-ISKA Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire PR XIX PS915 Royal Air Force Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEnglish Electric Lightning F6 XR728/JS Lightning Preservation Group Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageEnglish Electric Lightning F6 XR728/JS Lightning Preservation Group Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hunter GA11 WT806 Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hunter T7 XL565/Y Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XW544 Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHandley Page Victor K2 XM715 'Teasin Tina' Bruntingthorpe 28/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

All in all, a fine weekend. Roll on Fly Navy!

Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as ever.

Shaun
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Seamus

Re: Bank holiday double header

Postby Tobyone1985 on Mon 29 May 2017, 10:59 pm

Excellent set, really gives a great feel of both events.
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Re: Bank holiday double header

Postby ikarus on Tue 30 May 2017, 8:30 am

Excellent photos , the Duxford set absolutely blinding :clap:
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Re: Bank holiday double header

Postby RichPittman on Tue 30 May 2017, 1:52 pm

Lovely Shaun, that Rafale is great!
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