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by melodrama
Wed 23 Sep 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Apaches at Dundee 23/9/20
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Apaches at Dundee 23/9/20

I like these a lot... particularly the ones with the bridge in. Good atmosphere about them.
by melodrama
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Lakenheath 27th August
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Re: Lakenheath 27th August

Well I liked them. Excellent stuff.
by melodrama
Sun 30 Aug 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2773

Re: Kauhava Airshow Finland August 2020

Lovely shots... all the better for being fresh out the pan. Finnish F-18 just maybe the best, most consistent fast jet show on the planet. Good to see the Reds get a show in.
by melodrama
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Through smoke and fire...
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Through smoke and fire...

Superb, these pilots show such skill and bravery. Avoiding other aircraft another aspect of their skill as they weave through valleys to get at the fires.
by melodrama
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Zigermeet August 2019 at Mollis
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Zigermeet August 2019 at Mollis

Brilliant shots. I'd love to see a shot from the ground of where you were positioned. Quite superb.
by melodrama
Sun 04 Aug 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Not Another RIAT Thread...
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Not Another RIAT Thread...

Excellent selection. Love the Tricolori shot... never seen that effect before with the aircraft just visible in cloud. Superb.
by melodrama
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT for a change
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: RIAT for a change

Super shots, although I don't like 'artificial slopes' in photographs. The F-15 take off my favourite... I personally really like background context and landscape in aviation shots. Top work, thanks for adding here!
by melodrama
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2019
Replies: 5329
Views: 580142

Re: RIAT 2019

Outstanding flying on Saturday. Who got a pic of the A400 'duo' (RAF one appeared behind cloud behind the display A400 when landing)? All displays great but the best two were the final two - Finn F-18 and SU-27. Hats off to RAF Typhoon... really outrageous display and Mig21 and Spanish Harriers. I l...
by melodrama
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: 2019: Award Winners
Replies: 28
Views: 6446

Re: 2019: Award Winners

Can't argue with any of that but agree the RAF Typhoon was outrageously good. If fact I thought it was the Italian one for a while. Mig 21 should have got something for being there... maybe a 'Being there' award category would work! Swiss F-18 unlucky, and the M346 but you can't give an award for ev...
by melodrama
Sun 21 Jul 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 47292

Re: RIAT Arrivals... LIVE! 2019

I wonder if any photographer caught the Airbus A400 'duo'? (On Saturday, an RAF A400 suddenly emerged from cloud a couple of miles behind the display A400 as it was on final approach - actually had me confused 'how did it get there?' I thought)
by melodrama
Sun 07 Oct 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Jalfrezi @ RIAT - better late than never?
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Jalfrezi @ RIAT - better late than never?

Excellent set... love the Spit 05 pic and the following F-35 pic. Mirage pix remind me that the fast run during their display might have been the fastest thing I've ever seen... maybe faster than legendary Tornado and Lightning fast runs of yesteryear.
by melodrama
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Battle of Britain airshow Sunday 23-09-2018 (update)
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: Duxford Battle of Britain airshow Sunday 23-09-2018

Great set. Particularly like the Pembroke in the final shot; beautiful light and soft clouds, very atmospheric. I still can't get my head around the F-35; I've taken against it and I'm not sure why - maybe it's the money! Thanks for sticking these up.
by melodrama
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow Duxford 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2534

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow Duxford 2018

Lovely selection. Atmospheric.
by melodrama
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Belgian Air Force Days 2018, Kleine-Brogel
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: Belgian Air Force Days 2018, Kleine-Brogel

Another remarkable set from Belgium. Love the Gripen side shot and the Magister (a lovely aircraft).
by melodrama
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Kleine Brogal 18
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Kleine Brogal 18

Stunning set. The PdF shots are unique... not seen anything quite like that before. Also the opening Sukhoi shot. Great to see context I always think... not always close-ups. Well done and thanks for posting.
by melodrama
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Belgium Airforce Days 2018 - Kleine Brogel (big post)
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Belgium Airforce Days 2018 - Kleine Brogel (big post)

Superb set. Thanks for posting them
by melodrama
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: NATO Days
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: NATO Days

Lovely pix... was the Viggen doing a low pass or turning after take off in pic 2? Remarkable shot.
by melodrama
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:12 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 19111

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018

Final Spit a thing of great beauty of course, brilliantly flown
by melodrama
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 19111

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018

Excellent show, but shame about lack of a fast jet or two. Gather the Belgian F16 doing nowt in UK other that Riat this year and last year’s Gripen a real coup. But not getting the Typhoon to display was a bit off (although Sunday fast pass much appreciated) RAF should support the show a little bit ...
by melodrama
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2018 discussion
Replies: 6194
Views: 726767

Re: RIAT 2018 discussion

Truly remarkable this year. Kudos to the Vampire pair... not easy to fly elderly jets like that with such precision and so smooth. Fast jet standards were spectacular. The Belgian F-16 was terrific - how is it that the Belgians' choreography and executions is always so superb, so intense? Swiss and ...
by melodrama
Mon 28 May 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Air Festival - Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Duxford Air Festival - Sunday

Excellent selection. Any Photoshopping to improve light not obvious to me.
by melodrama
Mon 28 May 2018, 9:49 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: La Ferte Alais airshow 19 & 20-05-2018 late update
Replies: 9
Views: 3681

Re: La Ferte Alais aorshow 19 & 20-05-2018 Saturday and Sund

Wonderful stuff. What a lovely show. Once spent a student exchange trip in La Ferte Alais. I remember looking out of my bedroom window and seeing a Mirage F1 fly past. I was too young and shy to speak much French though so my lovely host family eventually just shrugged and treated me as a friendly g...
by melodrama
Mon 28 May 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Duxford Air Festival 26.5.18
Replies: 11
Views: 2990

Re: Duxford Air Festival 26.5.18

Lovely pix. Personally I think just to see a P47 doing aerobatics at all is a rare, precious thing. But agreed on the line-up. Well done organisers though for getting the Rafale and the PdF - actually two of the finest airshow acts available in the world so perhaps a bit of credit where it's due. I ...
by melodrama
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 10:12 pm
Forum: UK Airshow Review News
Topic: Biggin Hill Review + POTW
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Re: Biggin Hill Review + POTW

I've just read Sam Wise's review of Biggin Hill this year. I found a couple of things a bit strange in his otherwise fine write up. Firstly the weather, by 2017 standards, was pretty good on the Saturday and Sunday, although the breeze was a bit stiff on the Saturday. There was plenty of blue sky ar...
by melodrama
Sun 10 Sep 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Scottish Airshow ie (Ayr Shore Front) 2/9/17
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Re: Scottish Airshow ie (Ayr Shore Front) 2/9/17

Very nice pix. where would British airshows be this year without our Belgian friend in his F-16 eh? He's saved the season over here!