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by hmeasures
Sun 29 Mar 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: 2019 Chino Airshow-Warbird heaven
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Re: 2019 Chino Airshow-Warbird heaven

Nice set, great one of Goldfinger - that eluded me all weekend!
by hmeasures
Mon 11 Nov 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 51945

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Great to see the DD has found a home, and excellent to see many of the regular contributors jumping ship too. I think a dedicated historic section would be an excellent move. To not take advantage of the influx of new members would be an opportunity missed - a real potential to breath some new life ...
by hmeasures
Wed 20 Feb 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: La Ferte Alais 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 9266

Re: La Ferte Alais 2019

Planning to attend La Ferte for the first time this year, its the weekend after the D-Day events so seems worthwhile. Couple of questions. Is the display the same on both Saturday and Sunday, approx what time does flying start / finish and is it a continuous show or does it "break for lunch&qu...
by hmeasures
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Victory Show 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 13980

Re: Victory Show 2018

Cracking show. I was set up at the northern end of the crowdline where it bent around the aircraft parking, close, fast topsides all day long. Really interesting formations, too. Glad it worked out well for the show!
by hmeasures
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 77037

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Fairly generous photo competition this year!

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by hmeasures
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: June 3rd - Fly Navy III
Replies: 179
Views: 30173

Re: June 3rd - Fly Navy III

I really enjoyed the show yesterday, admittedly I don't think it was a classic such as the June evening show last year, but certainly one of the more memorable shows there. 4 visiting big pistons, 2 of which landing on was awesome. I really enjoyed Chris Gotke's routine in the RNHF Sea Fury, love th...
by hmeasures
Mon 28 May 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: RAW for razor-sharp?
Replies: 46
Views: 6487

Re: RAW for razor-sharp?

'Sharpness' will be more a result of the quality of lens you have. RAW will not make shots taken through a beer bottle sharp nor will JPEG ruin the quality from the finest lens. RAW just gives you more leeway in processing - exposure corrections and colour temperature for example. I always use RAW -...
by hmeasures
Fri 25 May 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 58684

Re: Duxford Air Festival 2018

Last year had the Rafale, Typhoon, Vampires, MiG-15, Strikemaster Pair and Sea Vixen... surely no comparison to this years lacklustre lineup!? I must agree, this years line up is very poor indeed. No Typhoon, no Red Arrows, hardly any support or show from our own prestige, the Royal Air Force, who ...
by hmeasures
Tue 22 May 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: European Events
Topic: La Ferte Alais 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 9880

Re: La Ferte Alais 2018

Quick question: did anyone that attend happen to know the ID of the BE2 in the static park. It didn't fly on Sunday. It is the Be2f n°2560 according to the Memorial Flight website - m - if you go into the projects tab it is in there. It only recently arrived at LFA I think. Looks lovely, the cockpi...
by hmeasures
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: RAF Cosford Air Show
Topic: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]
Replies: 955
Views: 183312

Re: RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 - [Main Topic]

For posterity: A damn fine machine. I've not seen it for years, so I look forward to that. It's always nice to see Duxford warbirds away from Duxford. Not in a bad way, just that such pedigree should be shared around the country as much as possible, IMO. For those who haven't the funds or knowledge...
by hmeasures
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Circuit Leavers and Joiners 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

Re: Circuit Leavers and Joiners 2018

Of those listed, EP122 (if it goes) displayed in her proper colours once(?) and Frankie has practically sat in a hangar for the last couple of years, so they're not really losses airshow circuit as such. I wonder if this year may see the return of AR501, along with the debut of the Camel at Old Ward...
by hmeasures
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2018
Replies: 195
Views: 77037

Re: Flying Legends 2018

Terrific addition. Having watched them display as a quartet (P-38, Corsair and 2 Alpha Jets) on a live stream (think it was a Swiss show - anyway, I digress) it looked fantastic!
by hmeasures
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: What makes a "good" aviation photograph?
Replies: 59
Views: 11144

Re: What makes a "good" aviation photograph?

Where do we stand on things like prop blur, out of interest? Is it one of the golden rules of aviation photography?! Props and rotors look wrong without it, but I'm not one of those "I must get full-discs" kind of blokes. Full-discs make it so you don't really see the props that well &...
by hmeasures
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 9:15 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Lightning Double Twilight Run
Replies: 9
Views: 3999

Re: Lightning Double Twilight Run

One of my favourite events of the year. Don't be afraid to use high ISO if you need. See the EXIF data on these for an idea, although this year they have switched ends which may have an impact on the light/silhouette-y shots https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5782/30950965976_fa52a22f23_h.jpg Lightning ...
by hmeasures
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: September Air Show 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 68079

Re: September Air Show 2017

Don't suppose any one remembers the Canadian Lancaster visit when the museum car parks were full by 9AM and there was grid lock all day on the local roads and M11 from people trying to get in. The Police and County Council were not impressed and wanted some way of controlling the number of cars arr...
by hmeasures
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 7:09 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: September Air Show 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 68079

Re: September Air Show 2017

This thread is turning into a parody. Clearly something has gone wrong, but the forum rules state no speculation (which the mods are usually fairly hot on, but hey, lets bash Duxford). At the end of the day, both aircraft and pilots got down safe and sound, end of until the AAIB come to a conclusion...
by hmeasures
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Gatow Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Re: Gatow Museum

Yes I very much got the impression that something was being reworked. Could've loved to trawl through the storage area. Not sure why only one hangar was open as they did point out that the other one had a WWI exhibition on, so clearly it's open at the moment. When I was there in February the second...
by hmeasures
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Jeremy Vine
Replies: 91
Views: 12908

Re: Jeremy Vine

Did she just compare a Lancaster to a washing machine?
by hmeasures
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 4 x Boeing Stearman
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: 4 x Boeing Stearman

They were at Duxford yesterday for Jurgen Kraus' DA. He usually brings a white Harvard so it was nice to see this gaggle of Stearman at Duxford!
by hmeasures
Sun 13 Aug 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: September Air Show 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 68079

Re: September Air Show 2017

I may be giving this a shot, will be travelling from Leicester so will be a 2 hour journey but will try make it early. What is a good time to aim for reaching the venue to miss traffic? Will be my first Duxford visit. The shuttle bus from Trumpington is worth getting if you can manage with not havi...
by hmeasures
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 4:36 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Fly Alongside flights
Replies: 11
Views: 6765

Re: Shuttleworth Fly Alongside flights

Depends on which seat, if seated towards the back or the middle of the plane the view is partly obscured by the wing. I've found it to be the opposite. You want to be seated as near the back as possible for shots out of a Rapide. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/26779206292_215b9d881b_h.jpg Figh...
by hmeasures
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2017
Replies: 500
Views: 134733

Re: Flying Legends 2017

⋅  "Great Expectations" - Andy Evans spent his Sunday at IWM Duxford and provides a Flying Legends newcomer's personal account and review for UK Airshow Review. http://www.airshows.co.uk/reports/uk/2017/iwm-duxford-flying-legends/thumbs/iwm-duxford-flying-legends-12.jpg http://w...
by hmeasures
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Duxford photo shoot (hotel not included)...
Replies: 33
Views: 7506

Re: Duxford photo shoot (hotel not included)...

Expensive, yes. You are not wrong. However... There appears to be hints at flying, that's not going to be cheap, plus the sunrise and sunset shoots will be out of hours at Duxford (sunrises are cool at Duxford, backlighting is perfect, early evening the light is also terrific), potentially meaning e...
by hmeasures
Tue 11 Jul 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Flying Legends - Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

Re: Duxford Flying Legends - Friday

Great set, the Horsemen run up shots are ace!