Another First Abingdon - Heavy

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Another First Abingdon - Heavy

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As a 15 year old and not minding the rain, this was a great season opener! I loved it. I am a bit rusty from last year but gave it my best shot. My editing skills seem to have gone down hill but I am not sure whether it was just shooting in hard conditions. Here's my effort from my first ever Abingdon. The best part of the day for me was the departures, mainly because the Merlin and 3 Gazelles taxied right in front of me! Lauren's small display on departure was very good! A huge congrats to the organisers for keeping the displays going and the crowd happy! A massive shame about the cancellations but safety first!
I will start with my favourites from the day.

1.
ImageLauren Richardson Pitts by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

2.
ImageGazelle XZ934 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

3.
ImageMerlin HC3 ZJ994 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

Now to the rest!

4.
ImageGazelle XX436 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

5.
ImageRV8ors Aerobatics by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

6.
ImageRV8ors Aerobatics by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

7.
ImageAir Total Autogyro G-ULUL by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

8.
ImageWestland Wasp XT787 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

9.
ImageBronco Demo Team by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

10.
ImageBronco Demo Team by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

11.
ImageBronco Demo Team by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

12.
ImageTyphoon & Spitfire Synchro Pair by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

13.
ImageCatalina G-PBYA by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

14.
ImageCatalina G-PBYA by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

15.
ImageGloster Meteor NF11 WM167 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

16.
ImageGloster Meteor NF11 WM167 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

Departures which barely anyone stayed for!

17.
ImageMerlin HC3 ZJ994 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

18.
ImageGazelle ZB627 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

19.
ImageCatalina G-PBYA by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

20.
ImageCatalina G-PBYA by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

21.
ImageWestland Scout XT626 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

22.
ImageXT626 & XT787 by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

23.
ImageCessna Skyvan G-PIGY by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

24.
ImageBronco Demo Team by TSBPhotography, on Flickr

Thank you for looking. C&C is more than welcome. Especially Criticism!

Tommy
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Brilliant Set, especially like the second shot and the Merlin. :clap:
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Thank you very much! I waited and waited till that Merlin started up!
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Lovely set mate, hard to pick a favourite but I think the first Gazelle is the best!

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Very nice set. Worth getting wet for then. :smile:

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Thank you! It was very worth getting wet just for the sunny departures!
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Probably the best set that I have seen from here, very well done :clap: :clap:
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Airwolfhound wrote:Probably the best set that I have seen from here, very well done :clap: :clap:


Thank you very much!
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Pitts Special shot #1 is my favorite, but all good in my book, I'm sure you'll have a fantastic fun filled future in front of you, well done :up:

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Great effort considering your age, the white Gazelle particularly stands out.

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As we know from other posters conditions were pretty grim, a good set under any conditions, if that's the standard for 15 year olds, keep them coming, good stuff.

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I thought all the RAF Merlins had transfered to the Royal Navy ?or is that by a later date ?Good photos for your age taken in challenging conditions.

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Thank you very much for all of your kind comments!

TYPHOON3 wrote:I thought all the RAF Merlins had transfered to the Royal Navy ?or is that by a later date ?Good photos for your age taken in challenging conditions.

I think they all go by July this year, correct me if I'm wrong anyone!
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Great set of pictures showing the whole event.

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I'd be very pleased with that set.

Well Done

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Thank you both!
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Fantastic set, can't fault any of these and incredibly impressive considering you are only 15 year's old (wish mine were that good)
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Thank you very much!
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