Malta Air Show 2017

Malta Air Show 2017

Postby wezgulf3 on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 10:03 pm

Went for a long weekend to Malta for the Airshow, a splendid weekend with some fantastic locals who helped immensely in getting these shots from various parts of the Airport.

This is just a small selection so i will start off with the star item for me, And to get it with Fireworks really pleased me :smile:

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Turkish Stars pulling up after completing the dispaly on Sunday, with Ground crew welcome
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One of four Turkish supports was the Solo Turk C130, along with one other 130 + two A400M's
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The Saudi's also supported Malta this year
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And one of Four different C130's to support the Hawks
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One of two RAF Tornados, although this one is heading back to park 4 after going tech as it lined up to depart.
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And now the locals
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Wes....
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Red Dragon on Tue 26 Sep 2017, 11:23 pm

The composition of those nightshots with the fireworks are excellent! I have to admit I'm tempted to visit this show, just for a bit of winter time sun!
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 7:33 am

Some very nice shots here of some rare scenes :clap:

No flying display pics though? what's the score there, too far away over the sea to photograph well?
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby jalfrezi on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8:14 am

Nice shots and well processed, not a fan of the tight cropping though, but each to their own....
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8:18 am

That first shot is ace. A superb selection mate. Looks like you had cracking access
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby wezgulf3 on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8:19 am

Wrexham Mackem wrote:Some very nice shots here of some rare scenes :clap:

No flying display pics though? what's the score there, too far away over the sea to photograph well?


The Display is over Smart City, I didn’t bother with it myself. But it’s pretty easy to go and do.

Some suggestions about next year not happening due to funding, but we will wait and see.

Wes...
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby wezgulf3 on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8:27 am

Wissam24 wrote:That first shot is ace. A superb selection mate. Looks like you had cracking access


Thanks Sam, The access was insane. I really hope it happens next year.

Wes...
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby austinp on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8:57 am

That first shot is absolutely amazing, and very well timed.

Hat's off to you Sir :-)
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Blackbird on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 12:27 pm

An excellent set :clap: :clap: Love the shots with the fireworks.

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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby TonyB on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 3:28 pm

An excellent set of photos. The fireworks over Kirkop certainly gave some extra colour to the evening.

As to the future of the show. The storm on Sunday morning resulted in the static display being cancelled, which in turn means less money to be put toward the next show. At €10 entry
it´s a lot of money. Added to that is that most people want only to see the flying and that was free......... I saw more people at Smart City over the weekend than were at the static display.

There was also less advertising this year. In the past there have been banners at various points, only saw one this year. None at all on the road which leads to the static display.

Hopefully the organisers can get the funding together for next year, it would be a shame if this was to be the last one.
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Maccyd on Wed 27 Sep 2017, 3:51 pm

Superb shot's particularily the ones with the fireworks, good compositions too.

Looks well worth a visit.
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby wezgulf3 on Fri 29 Sep 2017, 8:10 am

Thanks for the comments guys

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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Spotty_Jag on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 12:30 pm

Great set of images! :worship:
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Alanko on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 8:22 pm

Cracking shots! I got on board the Antonov and the KC-135. I went along on the Saturday, and the nose of the Antonov was like a greenhouse!

Security was beyond chilled out there. I was able to go up to many of the aircraft, no questions asked. My bag was never searched, nor my Passport checked. :lmao:

Some of the flying display took place on Sunday as I saw it from Valletta. A big storm system cruised over on Sunday night, but the heaviest rain was on Sunday morning.
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby POD on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 3:16 pm

Nice set Wes, good to see you :up:

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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 4:50 pm

Spectacular images, well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: Malta Air Show 2017

Postby AndyXH558 on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 5:33 pm

Amazing pics Wes. especially the hawk and fireworks.
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