Vintage & Not So Vintage Compton

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Vintage & Not So Vintage Compton

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Picturesque Compton Abbas Airfield in rural Dorset hosted a vintage aircraft fly in on the 12th August. The event was well attended by aircraft of various degrees of 'vintagery'!

Below are some of the many images I took in no particular order

ImageGKWAK_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGFARO by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGHARY_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGEMSA by Disaster Area, on Flickr

Never get fed up of Compton's Harvard!

ImageGDHHF_d by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGCFGX by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGISDN by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGKFCA by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGCEAM by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGOFIX_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGDHHF_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGBXDB by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGADXT by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGAGHY by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGASXU by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGBWNK_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGTWSS by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGBTCH by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGWSSX_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGBSVE by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGADXT_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGARLG by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGBNGE by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageNC33543 by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGATHK_a by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageN503DW by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageSPYRL by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGAXKJ by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGADKC by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGSAPI by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGAXDI by Disaster Area, on Flickr

ImageGPTFE by Disaster Area, on Flickr

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Re: Vintage & Not So Vintage Compton

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Very good. It was well worth waiting for the sunny afternoon, didn't get the camera out until after lunch. Agree about the Texan, one of the best around. Also good to see the two Stearmans.
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP

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I was there with SWMBO and we got fed up with the lack of 'vintage' aircraft that had turned up by 1230 and the overcast skies and wind, so left, considering that if anything 'vintage' can't turn up by mid-day for a 'Vintage DAY', then they might not have bothered. The based Stinson Reliant in the hangar was u/s with a starter motor failure and didn't venture outside while we were there, which was also disappointing as 'three Stinsons' were advertised.
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You should have stuck around and waited for the sun to come out! Didn't cost anything (except for petrol) which is rare nowadays.

If the chap that I spoke to in the afternoon views this site I was wrong about the Harvard/Texan being a Canadian built example. It is in fact a Texan SNJ-5. Think I was getting confused with the Harvard that is now based at Old Warden.
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP

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Re: Vintage & Not So Vintage Compton

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Some lovely shots there. :clap:

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