Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

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Weston Air Festival with Whirlwind Finale

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Enjoyable day on the beach on Sunday. Bit of a nail biting finish to the display but excellent work by the organisers and Bristol Airport to extend the licence. Well done to the VTTS engineers at Doncaster too!

Light and heat haze difficult at times but here is my take on the day.

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Who needs a stepladder when you have got a panda car...
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Thanks for looking - c & c welcome.

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How delightful to see a Whirlwind in the air! Its bin I dunnamany years....

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That Whirlwind looks amazing - really like the last shot of it. :clap:

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Whirlwind looks fantastic! :icecream:
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All good stuff Andy, especially 5, 7, 11, 16.......and of course 16......and the Whirlwind shots (which I didn't see myself.....dunno why....mystery)
I love the Vulcan over Brean Down shot, and look...that wingtip was about 15 foot from that guys head....I told it was close up there ! :lol:

Keep 'em coming

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Really nice shots of the Whirlwind :-)

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Thanks all for your replies. Definitely worth hanging about at the end to see the Whirlwind take off - who cares if you don't get home till midnight! :hypno: :hypno:

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A Flying Whirlwind :drool: Amazing!
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Great to see a Whirlwind back in the air, she looks immaculate. Great shots as well
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Where has that Whirlwind come from??!! :shock: She looks gorgeous, never had an inkling there was a SAR one airworthy, fantastic stuff!!
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Likewise. I didn't even know there was still a Whirlwind flying in the UK. :shock: :clap: :cool:

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Great photos.

I don't know where the Whirlwind is based, but I saw it flying near Ilminster on the Saturday morning (on it's way to Weston) and a colleague at work saw it at a very low level from the A30 between Chard and Crewkerne on the Sunday evening.


Bristol ATC informed the pilot of a Police helicopter flying near Weston on the Sunday morning that a Whirlwind was in the area, and the pilot asked if it was a Mk 10? ATC replied it was, to which the NPAS pilot replied that his neighbour was the pilot of the Whirlwind! I think the Police helo was from Exeter.


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The Whirlwind is based on the outskirts of Crewkerne, and it regularly flies over my house! :smile: :smile:

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Excellent

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I've just found out that this Whirlwind - XJ729, is the one that lived at Cricklade, Gloucestershire, back in the '90s, and was flying then too.

I've always wanted to see and hear what a Whirlwind sounds like, so I may possibly still get a chance some day...(Goes to check on Youtube.)

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