RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Airshow Photography from the UK and around the world
Post Reply
User avatar
Macc
Posts: 3286
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 10:55 am
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by Macc »

Well, after the superb 2 days at Lakenheath we took the risk of going to Yeovilton on the Thursday to get the early arrivals, unfortunately it was a risk that did not pull off, however after getting the French support C-160 Tanker Transport (Unusual variant I believe) and a CN235 as well as a couple of the locals in the morning we also went off to the museum in afternoon so it was a day that was surprisingly enjoyable. Had some nice company when I was there with Mark (Centaurus18) and Rich (Rotor) aswell as a couple of other guys so time passed pretty quick.

Image

Couple of the locals played around during our wait

Image

CN235

Image

Another local

Image

Museum, the blue aircraft you might not recognise is the Fairey Delta.

Sea Harrier FRS.1
Image

Pegasus (Harrier's prototype.)
Image

The wonderful looking Fairey Delta, luckily there were stairs going up to go inside the concorde so I got get some elevated perspective shots. :D
Image

Image

Buccaneer, what a lovely aircraft!
Image

Image

Lush Phantom..

Image

Sea Vampire.

Image

F4U Corsair?
Image

Can't remember what this was called, maybe it was the sea fire, but i'm unsure.
Image

Sea Harrier FA.2
Image

Thanks for looking... :smile:
Last edited by Macc on Sun 09 Aug 2009, 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Mr Flibble
UKAR Staff
Posts: 1163
Joined: Wed 23 Jul 2008, 6:49 am
Location: Bristol
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by Mr Flibble »

Nice shots from the museum, your second-to-last shot is a Fairey Firefly TT4.

ursa_major
Posts: 651
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 7:11 pm

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by ursa_major »

Your "Pegasus (Harrier's prototype)" is a Hawker P.1127 - it wasn't given a name other than that designation. Pegasus is the family of Rolls-Royce engines used in the Harrier series.

EDIT: Your Fairey Delta 2 is also a BAC221 - it started life as an FD2, but was rebuilt (different wing & possibly different u/c and other bits, IIRC) in the early 60s for more representative work on the Concorde project.

Nice shots in a poorly-lit museum, how dusty is the topside of that Bucc??

User avatar
Macc
Posts: 3286
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 10:55 am
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by Macc »

Mr.U-M, thanks for the info, very interesting! It is very poorly lit and I really wished i'd had a tripod, took me about 3 photos to get it sharp on ISO 400, never worked on ISO 200 and I don't like to go up to 800 or 1600.
Phil, thanks for the comment.

Macc

itfcscott
UKAR Staff
Posts: 3262
Joined: Mon 01 Sep 2008, 8:47 am
Location: Chelmsford

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by itfcscott »

Nice set, I love the first shot of the Buccaneer :clap:

KarlADrage
Posts: 1159
Joined: Wed 23 Jul 2008, 6:02 am
Location: Woodford, Northants
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by KarlADrage »

Excellent prop and rotor blur, Chris, and the compositions on the museum shots are impressive too. Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:

User avatar
Macc
Posts: 3286
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 10:55 am
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by Macc »

Thanks Karl and Scott.
Well, going back on the Friday, a slow day at times for an arrivals day but it got going. With the company of Jason and Mark throughout the day I had a superb time, I would even say it was the best day out of the 16 day trip. I had a few doubts for the day... :vulcan:
The day started off with a surprise Belgian Air Component Embraer 135/145?
Image

Not only that but he backtracked...beauty!
Image

First fast jet arrival was the beautiful Dutch F-16s...
Image

and the Embraer set off home after it's brief visit.
Image

and the Belgian F16's arrived, I quite like it even if it is all grey. :smile:
Image

No sooner and 2 of these entered the circuit, and then the two of them turned and burned quite literally all over the shop! Great to see! New Voltige Victor team? :grin:
Image

Commando Assault Demo number 1
Apache :drool:
Image

Image

Lovely Winter Camo SeaKing
Image

After the demo, another lovely sea king! :biggrin:
Image

French Navy didn't want to be put in the shadows...
Image

...and neither did the Germans, last time :sad: Only one i've ever photographed.
Image

Lovely to see 4 Harriers in one go at one of our own shows :grin:
Image

Belgian practise display, it was superb, shame it was the standard coloured bird they put up...
Image

...the Dutch went up immediately and put on a show right over us, I thought we were the proper audience :grin:
Image

vapour was common as muck :biggrin:
Image

Burnnnnnn!
Image

Dutch was a heavy smoker...
Image

Got a phonecall to say Alpha Mike Echo formation was on the scanner (thanks Chris) I knew what it was straight away, what a pair of beauties...
Image

Image

Image

end of part 1...

User avatar
Macc
Posts: 3286
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 10:55 am
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

Post by Macc »

2nd batch now...

Rafales first ever UK display, and it was stunning!
Turn...
Image

Burn...
Image

Push...
Image

Pull...
Image

Quartet Lynx display...
Image

Image

How good does that Sea King look :drool:

Image

Image

After seeing it at the first demo I wanted to get the line of sea kings and when Jason and Mark pointed out to me that the Lynx's were running in I ran to the centre line arriving just in the nick of time -tiring- but worth it...
Image

Image

This guy flew over me to go get the loads still on the runway...
Image

The commando assault involved two of these beauties!!
Image

7.10PM - A ghostly triangular shape over the trees in a shower as it flew joining downwind. At last I would get to see the majestic Vulcan, as she lined up a dark cloud filled the background reducing my shutter speed to below 1/100, she glided closer and then maxed the throttle...the howl was unique. She came round again this time for full stop. She then backtracked after Typhoon arrived and came down the runway to us, a moment I will never ever forget!
A big thanks to Lee for constantly keeping me in the know about the Vulcan, I don't think I would have stayed if it wasn't for the texts. Thanks!

Image

Image

Hoooowl!

Image

Smokeyyy...

Image

Backtracking :smile:

Image

Image

Image

Thanks, Chris

LeeHathaway
Posts: 471
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 9:54 am
Location: Fairford, UK
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by LeeHathaway »

Nice shots Chris, lovely rotor blur on the helo's. No worries about the texts, glad that you finally got her! :clap:
Regards, Lee

User avatar
centaurus18
Posts: 1287
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 8:59 am
Location: Ex-Yeovil, now Southampton, UK
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by centaurus18 »

Super shots Chris. Good to have your company over the two days and a pleasure to meet you :)
Those two Rafales wanted to "check out the airfield" before landing, bless them.

I wonder how much was in the pot elsewhere for the Spanish Harriers NOT turning up!
Mark
'We’re in the stickiest situation, since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.'

User avatar
Macc
Posts: 3286
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 10:55 am
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by Macc »

centaurus18 wrote:Super shots Chris. Good to have your company over the two days and a pleasure to meet you :)
Those two Rafales wanted to "check out the airfield" before landing, bless them.

I wonder how much was in the pot elsewhere for the Spanish Harriers NOT turning up!

As was yours. :smile:

There was bet on against them not turning up. :grin:

User avatar
centaurus18
Posts: 1287
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 8:59 am
Location: Ex-Yeovil, now Southampton, UK
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by centaurus18 »

Macc wrote:There was bet on against them not turning up. :grin:


My lips are sealed. :ghost: :grin:
Mark
'We’re in the stickiest situation, since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.'

User avatar
AndyBeau
Posts: 1300
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 7:26 pm

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by AndyBeau »

Chris, the shots from the museum are excellent!

Some nice shots from the outside too. A real shame the weather didn't play ball as this was the show I was most looking forward to!

User avatar
Seamus
Posts: 2731
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 3:51 pm
Location: Tiverton, Devon
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by Seamus »

A nice set there Chris, gives a good account of the Friday :clap:

I particularly like that final EAV-8B shot, and there's some lovely Dutch Viper shots too :)

Just to be pedantic though, your Sea King ASAC 7 from the first batch isn't a local ;)
My shots on Flickr and Airliners

User avatar
Macc
Posts: 3286
Joined: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 10:55 am
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009 - Now with Vulcan Effect

Post by Macc »

It is indeed Shaun, I forgot to single it out.
Thanks Andy.

Post Reply