Your Favourite Image From 2022

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Your Favourite Image From 2022

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Whilst some of the greats like Flying Legends or the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day have still not returned, 2022 was as close to a “normal” airshow season as we’ve had since the end of 2019.

So, for the first time since January 2020, let’s see your favourite image from the 2022 airshow season.

One image per person. A few words to say why it’s your favourite are always welcomed.

UKAR wishes all of you a happy and healthy 2023!

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Spitfires, in sunlight after heavy rain at Duxford in September.

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Really difficult to pick just one (but then that’s the point, I suppose).

It could have been any of the E-4, A-4, Hinds, Black Eagles Romanian Antonov, or any of the rest at RIAT.

Or it could have been the Croatian MiG-21, Alouette IIIs, Austrian Tiger Typhoon at Zeltweg, or the Swedish Historics, the helicopters, the KZ-fleet or the flare-popping Herk in Denmark.

But I think I’ve got to go with the Y-20 “Chubby Girl” at Zeltweg:

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The most effort I have ever put into getting into position to take the photo...... 25 minutes later the C-117 was surrounded by a tour group on ATV's:
My favourite photo of the visit as it shows the remote location so well:

Image17171 C-117D NAF Keflavik USN by Keith Heywood, on Flickr

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Plenty to chose from this year, just from Oshkosh alone (E-2, Mosquito, T-38, U-2 I could go on & on) it's a tricky selection never mind Zeltweg as well as RIAT.

So I'll go for what is probably my favourite aircraft of all time, this stunning MiG 29UB along with a couple of Alphajets arriving for Oshkosh from the Polaris Program. They also arrived with 3 equally gorgeous L-39's & a Global Express

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I know there are lots of these around as the FRIAT stand seemed to be show centre this year but this is mine......

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In terms of an aviation spectacle, the 'Vibes in the Sky' segment of AIRPOWER22, with nine Alouettes flying together, was my highlight of the year from a spectators point of view, and a fantastic photographic oppurtunity to bid farewell to this charismatic helicopter.

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I'm going with this one, just because it got explore on Flickr.

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This one. At this year's Oshkosh, the Flight of the Cats featured four different Grumman felines in formation, this one being my fave. If the other quartet of cats had flown, then it would have been icing on a well-iced cake. :wink:

I also agree with Dan about the un-announced arrival of the -29. It was a huge bonus.

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Another Airventure entry - so many to choose from but I thought this was a bit different!
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I've been lurking this forum for a little while now, so I figured now's probably a good time to start contributing. While I've stopped off at RAF Lakenheath on the journey between home and uni a few times in the last 2 years, 2022 was the first time since the pandemic started that I managed to get out to some flying events.

I wanted to share this photo of B-17G "Sally B" from Duxford's evening flying event because for me, it really marked a return to normality in terms of airshow flying. This was the first time I'd seen Sally B flying in person since September 2019, so I wanted to try and get as many photos as I could have her, despite the trying light conditions.

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There are some major coups that the Air Tattoo has managed over the years, the Russian Bears being perhaps the greatest, but fair play to Peter and his team, 2022 had so many debuts to the UK show scene, he has a hard act to follow. Top of the tree for me was the European show debut of a type that has been kicking around for 45 years, but it is naturally secretive and elusive to the public gaze. I'd seen one before across the field at the Hall, but never could get to one coming in at a reasonable hour. Even its special arrival on Friday coincided with the week's "worst" weather on a cloudy Friday afternoon. Thankfully it left west to east on Monday, giving it an extra 1000 feet to the FRIAT stand, hauling its bulk into the air just level with where I was positioned, before it repositioned to Mildenhall for some circuit work. So 40 years after I started regularly attending airshows, ladies and gentlemen, the E-4B.

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Excellent photos and memories so far!

For me it was an absolute pleasure to be able to get out and enjoy aviation again, we had a great RIAT and I was able to push the boat out and attend a few international shows.

I've been going through some shots to get a photobook printed and the one that stood out wasn't something exotic but an aircraft I used to take for granted and now seriously miss seeing regularly in our skies. Taken as part of the tiger theme flypast at Zeltweg.

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I could have chosen any of the older types that appeared at RIAT in 2022 - A-4, E-4, Mi-24/35, W-3, An-30, SwAFHF, U-2...

But, in the end, I've chosen the Czech Mi-171Sh - only the second UK airshow to have a Hip in the flying display (after Biggin Hill 2017), surely the ultimate utility helicopter...

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Well pretty good year after the previous 2 years. Started really well at the Loop with 3 fantastic days with the last Loop flights of the F-15C/D's. But I have chosen the SJ F-15E with a very snowy backdrop (and really cold)

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It was back to a fairly normal air show year and one of many highlights was the display by the Black Eagles at Fairford. Perfect weather on the Saturday and many hundreds of photos taken.

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xkekeith wrote:
Fri 30 Dec 2022, 12:35 pm
The most effort I have ever put into getting into position to take the photo...... 25 minutes later the C-117 was surrounded by a tour group on ATV's:
My favourite photo of the visit as it shows the remote location so well:

Image17171 C-117D NAF Keflavik USN by Keith Heywood, on Flickr
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This is my favourite shot from last year, taken less than 10 minutes into my last outing of the year.

The Lakenheath Anniversary jet, making a bee-line for the moon!

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Red Arrows Crossover at Eastbourne. Why? Because it's the first (and only?) I got them perfectly aligned, in focus and correctly exposed
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