Airshow photography review 2017

Airshow photography review 2017

Postby Seamus on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 6:04 pm

Afternoon all,

As promised in my military thread, here's my review from the various events I've attended throughout the summer, kicking off with my first visit to the most enjoyable Radial, Transport and Trainer Fly in.

ImageDeHavilland Vampire T11 WZ507/G-VTII Vampire Preservation Group Halfpenny Green 29/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorth American AT-6G Texan N726KM Halfpenny Green 29/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDe Havilland Chipmunk T10 WK634/G-CIGE Halfpenny Green 29/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II V-54/G-BVSD Halfpenny Green 29/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageStinson V-77 Reliant G-BUCH Halfpenny Green 29/04/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Shuttleworth's Premiere show was a solid start to the season proper

ImageSupermarine Spitfire Ia N3200/G-CFGJ Aircraft Restoration Company Old Warden 07/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hurricane I R4118/G-HUPW Hurricane Heritage Old Warden 07/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePercial Mew Gull G-AEXF Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden 07/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDe Havilland DH 88 Comet G-ACSS Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden 07/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire Ia N3200/G-CFGJ Aircraft Restoration Company Old Warden 07/05/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A bumper May bank holiday weekend saw visits to Duxford and Bruntingthorpe, the former offering one of the season highlights courtesy of the outrageous Rafale solo.

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Fly Navy Heritage Trust 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

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Fly Navy Heritage Trust 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

ImageHawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2 XV226 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

ImageSupermarine Spitfire PR XIX PS915 Royal Air Force 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

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

Next, it was back to Old Warden for the terrific Fly Navy II, despite the best efforts of the weather and some high profile cancellations. Just a tremendous standard of flying :cool:

ImageGrumman F8F-2P Bearcat 121714/G-RUMM The Fighter Collection Old Warden 04/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGrumman FM-2 Wildcat JV579/G-RUMW The Fighter Collection Old Warden 04/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageConsolidated PBV-1A Canso 433915/G-PBYA Plane Sailing Old Warden 04/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Wasp HAS1 XT420/G-CBUI Old Warden 04/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Fury II SR661/G-CBEL Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd Old Warden 04/06/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

A month later, it was back to Old Warden for the excellent military pageant, Stu Goldpsink stealing the show in P3717.

ImageBristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company Old Warden 02/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hurricane II P3717/G-HITT Hurricane Heritage Old Warden 02/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hurricane II P3717/G-HITT Hurricane Heritage Old Warden 02/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAvro Triplane IV G-ARSG Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden 02/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' 124485/G-BEDF Old Warden 02/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Four and a half days at Yeovilton soon followed, with more French filth courtesy of the superb Rafale pair.

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG1 XV586/010 Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 06/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageAero L-159 ALCA 6053 Czech Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 06/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSaab JAS-39C Gripen 39244 Czech Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 06/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 36 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 07/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon E-600 Royal Danish Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 07/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 45 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 07/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 45 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 08/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 36 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 08/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 36 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 08/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 45 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 08/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale M 45 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 09/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon E-600 Royal Danish Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 09/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing C-17A Globemaster III 92-3292 US Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 09/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorthrop F-5E Tiger II J-3085 'La Patrouille Suisse' Swiss Air Force RNAS Yeovilton 10/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Then came six days at RIAT. A few frustrations due to weather didn't really detract from an absolutely blinding show.

ImageRockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0060/EL US Air Force RAF Fairford 12/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed U-2S 80-1067 US Air Force RAF Fairford 12/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4E AUP Phantom II 01508 Hellenic Air Force RAF Fairford 12/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImagePanavia Tornado IDS CSX 7041 Italian Air Force RAF Fairford 12/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas EF-18M Hornet C15-14/15-01 Spanish Air Force RAF Fairford 12/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSukhoi Su-27UBM1 Flanker 71 BLUE Ukrainian Air Force RAF Fairford 13/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 09-4180/FF US Air Force RAF Fairford 13/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon 90-0813/SP US Air Force RAF Fairford 13/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Sea King Mk 41 89+70 German Navy RAF Fairford 13/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBoeing CH-147F Chinook 147304 Royal Canadian Air Force RAF Fairford 13/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Mirage 2000D 652/3-XN Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 14/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 09-4180/FF US Air Force RAF Fairford 14/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0174/LN US Air Force RAF Fairford 14/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 12-0061 US Air Force RAF Fairford 14/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Hurricane IIc LF363 Royal Air Force RAF Fairford 14/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Mirage 2000D 652/3-XN Armee de L'Air RAF Fairford 15/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSukhoi Su-27P1M Flanker 58 BLUE Ukrainian Air Force RAF Fairford 15/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon 'The Thunderbirds' US Air Force RAF Fairford 15/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault Rafale C 133/4-GL Armee de L'AirRAF Fairford 15/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSukhoi Su-27P1M Flanker 58 BLUE Ukrainian Air Force RAF Fairford 15/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSukhoi Su-27P1M Flanker 58 BLUE Ukrainian Air Force RAF Fairford 16/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageNorthrop Grumman B-2A Spirit 'Spirit of Pennsylvania' 93-1087/WM RAF Fairford 16/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland WAH-64D Apache AH1 ZJ230 Army Air Corps RAF Fairford 16/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas EF-18M Hornet C15-39/15-26 Spanish Air Force RAF Fairford 16/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor 09-4180/FF US Air Force RAF Fairford 16/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 86-0156/LN US Air Force RAF Fairford 17/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4E AUP Phantom II 01618 Hellenic Air Force RAF Fairford 17/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSukhoi Su-27UBM1 Flanker 71 BLUE Ukrainian Air Force RAF Fairford 17/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon J-511 Royal Netherlands Air Force RAF Fairford 17/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageGeneral Dynamics F-16AM Fighting Falcon FA-123 Belgian Air Component RAF Fairford 17/07/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

In August, I returned to Biggin Hill for the first time since 2010, a fine show all round, but the Czech contingent were especially good to see.

ImageMil Mi-35 Hind 3366 Czech Air Force Biggin Hill 20/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMil Mi-171SH Hip 9781 Czech Air Force Biggin Hill 20/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageLockheed C-130H Hercules 5153/61-PJ Armee de L'Air Biggin Hill 20/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageDassault-Dornier Alpha Jet E 'La Patrouille de France' Armee de L'Air Biggin Hill 20/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMil Mi-35 Hind 3366 Czech Air Force Biggin Hill 20/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

The following weekend I made the short trip to Sidmouth to watch the Red Arrows in some stunning early evening light.

ImageBritish Aerospace Hawk T1A 'The Red Arrows' Royal Air Force Sidmouth 25/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBritish Aerospace Hawk T1A 'The Red Arrows' Royal Air Force Sidmouth 25/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBritish Aerospace Hawk T1A 'The Red Arrows' Royal Air Force Sidmouth 25/08/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

My final show of the year was the Battle of Britain show, featuring one of the best line ups I've ever had the pleasure to witness at Duxford. Just a shame the weather wasn't playing ball....

ImageSupermarine Seafire LF III PP972/G-BUAR Air Leasing Ltd Duxford 23/09/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBattle of Britain Formation Duxford 23/09/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageVought (Goodyear) FG-1D Corsair KD345/G-FGID The Fighter Collection Duxford 23/09/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageBristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company Duxford 23/09/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageSupermarine Spitfire I X4560/G-CGUK Commanche Fighters Duxford 23/09/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

My final two events of the year had a naval theme; my first ever nightshoot at Yeovilton courtesy of threshold.aero, and the Navy Wessex Open Day a few days later, where the Whirlwind was also on show.

ImageDeHavilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX Fly Navy Heritage Trust RNAS Yeovilton 26/10/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageMcDonnell Douglas F-4K Phantom FG1 XV586/010 Royal Navy RNAS Yeovilton 26/10/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Sea Fury T20 VX281/G-RNHF Fly Navy Heritage Trust RNAS Yeovilton 26/10/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageHawker Sea Fury FB11 VR930 Royal Navy Historic Flight RNAS Yeovilton 26/10/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729/G-BVGE LIftwest Chard 29/10/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

ImageWestland Whirlwind HAR10 XJ729/G-BVGE LIftwest Chard 29/10/17 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Quite a lot of images there, I know, but it was tough condensing such a busy year any further! Hopefully they were of interest nonetheless. Many more can be found on my Flickr for those interested.

Comments welcomed as ever,

Merry Christmas,

Shaun
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby Kelpydog 9 on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 10:52 pm

--Fantastic...well done and Thank You.
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby Ian G on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 10:54 am

Superb, can't quite pick a favourite. Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed looking at these,.
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby jalfrezi on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 4:38 pm

Really nice set of pics Shaun, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby GeorgeP on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 7:21 am

The entire selection is top shelf stuff and I particularly like the images from Old Warden. Must make the effort to visit the place when I next visit Europe from H.M. Penal Colony.
Cheers,

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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby Blackbird on Mon 01 Jan 2018, 8:50 pm

A great set of shots. I think the Apache wins it for me :clap: .

Many thanks for posting.

Andy :smile:
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby Seamus on Wed 03 Jan 2018, 1:16 pm

Thanks for the kind feedback chaps, appreciated as ever :clap:
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby rjlaker on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 3:29 pm

Smashing as always mate. My favs at the Yeovilton shots at the end - the Raptor and F-15 topsides coming close too

Great stuff!
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby CJS on Sun 07 Jan 2018, 7:54 pm

Wonderful stuff thanks for sharing :clap:

Never noticed that Thunderbird 5 has his left hand air intake number 5 painted upside down, presumably for the sole purpose of the kind of photo you caught so well.
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Re: Airshow photography review 2017

Postby boggy on Wed 11 Apr 2018, 5:59 am

Outstanding series. Hard to pick a favourite as they are all so damn fine. Fantastic results.

Cheers

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