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:
7. Sally B
8. Spitfire AR501
10. The Royal Jordanian Falcons
11. Resident Avro 504
12. Avro 504 replica
13. Focke-Wulf FW44 Stieglitz
14. Hurricane P3700
15. Hurricane R4118
16. Hurricane P2902
17. Hurricane V7497
18. Hurricane PZ865
19. The 7 Hurricanes in formation
20. Hurricane tail chase
21. Hurricane P3717
22. Hurricanes parked up
23. Bristol boxkite
24. Blackburn monoplane
25. Avro Triplane
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
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