Hurricanes, Thunderbolts & Sunshine: Old Warden(m43) updated

Hurricanes, Thunderbolts & Sunshine: Old Warden(m43) updated

Postby Hatstand on Mon 08 Jul 2019, 8:32 pm

What a great day at the Shuttleworth Collection on Sunday. Lovely weather... excellent variety of planes and gliders... all those Hurricanes... the mighty P47... Royal Jordanian Falcons... etc etc. And we even got the Edwardians at the end!

Changes in circumstances have meant I've been cutting down on the airshows, I only went to one last year (also Old Warden). I was surprised by the size of the crowd. Did something change in the last year or so? Is this the new "normal"? I'm not used to seeing crowds like that unless Vulcan, Red Arrows or 2 Lancasters were attending! I'm guessing the days of rolling up at midday and still getting parked in the main paddock are long gone?

Not that I am complaining! I am really happy if Shuttleworth is enjoying the success it so richly deserves. Newcomers to Old Warden always seem impressed by the relaxed atmosphere, the dog-leg topsides, the closeness of most displays, etc etc... and want to come again. So perhaps everyone really IS making those return visits now?!

This could well be the only airshow I go to this year too, but if so, I think I chose well!

Anyway, although I'm rather out of practice with the aviation photography, here's a few of my efforts from the day:

1. Thunderbolt
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2. Thunderbolt
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3. Thunderbolt
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4. Thunderbolt
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5. Thunderbolt
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6. Gladiator
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7. Sally B
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8. Spitfire AR501
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9. SE5a
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10. The Royal Jordanian Falcons
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11. Resident Avro 504
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12. Avro 504 replica
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13. Focke-Wulf FW44 Stieglitz
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14. Hurricane P3700
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15. Hurricane R4118
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16. Hurricane P2902
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17. Hurricane V7497
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18. Hurricane PZ865
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19. The 7 Hurricanes in formation
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20. Hurricane tail chase
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21. Hurricane P3717
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22. Hurricanes parked up
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23. Bristol boxkite
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24. Blackburn monoplane
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25. Avro Triplane
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All taken with micro-four-thirds cameras, mostly Panasonic G80 and 100-300mm lens (200-600mm FF equivalent).
Some with Panasonic GX80 and 12-60mm lens (24-120mm equivalent) when I needed wider angle...

Hope you saw something you liked!
More to come later, from the static/flightline displays...

EDIT: MORE ADDED BELOW
Last edited by Hatstand on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 4:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Hurricanes, Thunderbolts & Sunshine: Old Warden (m43)

Postby johnr on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 9:13 am

Not a lot wrong with those!
I, too, was amazed at the size of the crowd. I ended up parked by the fence at the end of the crowdline at 11.30.
John
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Re: Hurricanes, Thunderbolts & Sunshine: Old Warden (m43)

Postby Hatstand on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 4:17 pm

Thanks John! :-D

here's a few more, stuff on the ground:

26. Blackburn B2
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27. Royal Jordanian Falcons
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28. Royal Jordanian Falcons tour van :-D
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29. Spitfire
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30. Focke Wulf FW44 Stieglitz
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31. The other Focke Wulf FW44 Stieglitz
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32. Beech 18
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33. Beech 18, well weathered...
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34. Fly-in Stolp SA900 V-Star
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