A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby Niallxg on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 8:51 pm

While certainly not on a par in terms of size with the majority of shows across Europe, the annual Bray Airshow, situated just south of Dublin, has continued to grow from strength to strength. Being a seaside event, the aircraft attending operate from Baldonnel (IAC, Viggen, Vampires and MiG-15), Dublin (Spanish Hornet and Aer Lingus A321) and Weston for everything else. But what makes Bray special from a photographic perspective is the 243m high Bray Head, located at the southern end of the village. Positioning one's self at the top of the hill allows for some panoramic shots - sadly due to recent changes in airshow safety regulations a lot of aircraft are kept further out in the bay and flying over Bray Head (just ask the Swiss in 2015) is sadly a thing of the past.

This year's show took place on 23/24 July - the Saturday being essentially a practice day. These shots are from the Sunday. The sun came out right before the flying started, although we did have to contend with some sea mist/fog for about 15mins at the start - right when the Spitfire/Seafire displayed.

Anyway enough of the intro, on with the shots. Hope they are of interest, comments etc welcomed.

Niall

1) ImageBray 17 216 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

2) ImageOver the top by Niall Grant, on Flickr

3) ImageFouga by Niall Grant, on Flickr

4) ImageBreak! by Niall Grant, on Flickr

5) ImageLe Tri-color by Niall Grant, on Flickr

6) ImageStrike 1 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

7) ImageStrike & JP over Bray by Niall Grant, on Flickr

8) ImageBaywatch by Niall Grant, on Flickr

9) ImagePlane Sailing by Niall Grant, on Flickr

10) ImageHammer by Niall Grant, on Flickr

11) ImageCharlie 253 at home by Niall Grant, on Flickr

12) ImageAer Lingus Dak by Niall Grant, on Flickr

13) ImageTopping out by Niall Grant, on Flickr

14) ImageWave as I go by... by Niall Grant, on Flickr

15) ImageTopside by Niall Grant, on Flickr

16) ImageThe need for speed by Niall Grant, on Flickr

Finally some shots from Weston, first of the Catalina leaving Weston on Saturday to attend the Foynes Airshow before returning to display at Bray and then second from a dull Sunday morning of the "Aer Lingus" Dak.

17) ImagePBY by Niall Grant, on Flickr

18) ImageZS-NTE by Niall Grant, on Flickr

19) ImageRetro Dak by Niall Grant, on Flickr
Last edited by Niallxg on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:54 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby starbuck on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 8:56 pm

These are fantastic, especially 3,4 & 10.

thanks for posting
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby The Baron on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 8:58 pm

For a seaside show it does well to pull in some unusual displays. Off the top of my head only really Jersey can compare.
Loving shot 16!
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 12:03 am

I had hoped to visit this event travelling from Anglesey just for the Spanish Hornet, but due to work I was unable. However photo 16 is just :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby Niallxg on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 7:05 am

Thanks lads.

Red Dragon, I'm surprised you didn't see the Jordanian Falcons display on the Saturday - they seemed to be out into the middle of the Irish Sea. :grin:
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby Spiny Norman on Fri 28 Jul 2017, 2:49 pm

Excellent stuff. The Viggen is superbly caught and that Hornet warping the air is very good indeed.
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby Niallxg on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:47 am

Spiny Norman wrote:Excellent stuff. The Viggen is superbly caught and that Hornet warping the air is very good indeed.


Cheers
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017

Postby Niallxg on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 9:53 am

Thanks for all the comments.

Here's a few more shots from the weekend of the locals.

For many, myself included, the A321 put on the best display.

1) ImageBray 17 182 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

2) ImageBray 17 180 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

3) ImageBray 17 179 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

4) ImageBray 17 146 by Niall Grant, on Flickr

PC-9M display, which for Saturday's practice was led by the latest addition to the fleet, 269 - easily identifiable from its clean underside.
5) ImageFive Ship display by Niall Grant, on Flickr

6) ImageCharlie 253 letting it all hang out. by Niall Grant, on Flickr

7) ImageNatural environment by Niall Grant, on Flickr
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 8:16 am

Great stuff. I too love that Viggen shot. Never seen that Magister team (can just remember the PdF having them) - would love to see them. Might have to climb that hill sometime.

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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby Niallxg on Tue 01 Aug 2017, 7:22 pm

Cheers lads.

It's well worth the climb John, we even had a pop up Polish disco on the hill this year :lol:
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Tue 15 Aug 2017, 8:54 pm

What a cracking set - looks a unique event and definitely one for the 'to do' list.
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby tuska2 on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:04 am

All of the above! Great stuff!
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby vulcan558 on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:35 pm

Fantastic set of pictures, :clap:
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby farnboroughrob on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 7:24 pm

Great set, had no idea there was a Magister formation team in France!
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby Niallxg on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 7:37 pm

Cheers for the nice comments.

The Fouga's were in attendance last year too, and long may they continue.

In reference to past shows - in the pre Shoreham days it was fine to fly over Bray Head as this Pat Suisse from 2015 illustrates :rock:

ImagePulling Gs by Niall Grant, on Flickr
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby GeorgeP on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 8:52 pm

An excellent set. Love the DC-3. :up:
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 9:41 pm

wow that F-5 is close and rather spectacular.. those were the days.

The Magister team is called La Patrouille Trenchant. They've been around for a few years but assuming the rules regarding civi jet aerobatics remain the same we won't get to see them in the UK.
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Re: A look down at Bray 2017 - more photos added

Postby King Cobra on Fri 18 Aug 2017, 7:57 pm

Cracking set. Keep telling myself I should do Bray but yet to put words into action.
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