Shuttleworth Vintage show - Mostly not the usual suspects

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johnr
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Shuttleworth Vintage show - Mostly not the usual suspects

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Mostly the visiting a/c with Deperdussin & Wren at the end

The weather was not too good for picture taking. Brilliant, rather harsh, sunlight and a background of thin high cloud giving many of the pictures a plain white background.

On the other hand the wind was light and it was possible to fly the Edwardians and the very light a/c at the end of the show


Waco UPF-7 and Travel Air 4000
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Beech Staggerwing
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Focke Wulf Steiglitz

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Slingsby T21

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Avro 504 replica and Polikarpov Po 2
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Travel Air 'Mystery ship' with The Hawk Speed Six. It put on a very staid display with no interesting photo opportuntities

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Nieuport 17 replica
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De Havilland Dragon Rapides

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Tiger Club 'Tiger Nine'

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Harbinger sailplane designed in Canada for a BGA compettion. I think that only two were built

It flew in company with a Chipmunk, which was designed by the same person. I think that was the case but a most interesting commentary was drowned
by the noise of the Shuttleworth Spitfire which was being flown close to them possibly because Beverly Shenstone, who designed the Spitfire wing, was also
involved in the design of the Harbinger

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The Chipmunk was not gliding with its engine stopped. I forgot that I had increased the shutter speed to photograph the glider...


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Hawker Cygnet and English Electric Wren

The Wren gave its usual impression of never looking likely to leave the ground but after a long run it got airborne and flew high enough to give me a topside shot


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Deperdussin. Its engine never sounded really happy but it managed a couple of hops. However it was rolling from side to side in a worrying fashion

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Finally the Bleriot made an attempt to fly but the engine sounded pathetic and it gave up after the first one

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riatweatherman
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Re: Shuttleworth Vintage show - Mostly not the usual suspects

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Lovely set of pictures

Love the Staggerwing shot and the Waco UPF-7 and Travel Air 4000 together.

The start of the show was a struggle as the sun was still in the way for me but got better as the day went on.

johnr
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Re: Shuttleworth Vintage show - Mostly not the usual suspects

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The sun in the early afternoon can be a problem at Old Warden.It is at its best in the evening shows in the 'golden hour' before sunset. As we were leaving my friend and I were saying that the show had finished too early

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