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Seen at the airshow today
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:24:12 am »
Well ok, not today but this weekend just passed was the Royal International Air Tattoo.

These are some of what I saw :)









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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 10:38:32 am »
Nice !

I'd love to see those F-5s display....love that aeroplane !

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 01:28:17 pm »
One of my RIAT pictures.



I'll post some more when I've sorted them out

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 09:57:19 am »
Looks to be a bit of an Air Traffic issue with those Alpha Jets!  ;D :lol:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 01:11:05 pm »
Spent a happy Sunday at Old Warden watching the Shuttleworth Collection's finest.

Buchon

Kite

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Thanks for looking

(now with working link...)
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 02:10:25 pm »
Wonderful stuff.  :thumbsup:

Did they aerotow or winch launch the Kite?

Ah, it was a DOUBLE aerotow! I just found the pic on your Flickr page.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 03:08:12 pm »
What a great looking show ! The sky looked awesome for an atmospheric photo shoot....great job. I'm pretty sure Nick drove me past the plce on our way from London to Waddington.

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 06:31:28 pm »
I haven't been to a good airshow in so long! Shame on me!
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2015, 11:18:27 am »
My first business trip to RIAT (long may that continue! :) ) They are marking BoB 75 and I got to see 16 spitfires, hurricanes and 109s in the air at once!

Unfortunately I failed to plan and thus achieved P.P.P. due to my camera batteries dying juts prior to the Reds display...  This is a taster of the best of what I managed







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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2015, 04:12:51 am »
Good stuff Caveman, I was there too. Did you get wet as well?

I DID remember new batteries, and used my short lens on one camera and the long lens (300 mm) on the other. But the result is I now have over 250 pics to edit!  :banghead: :banghead:

All my pics of the flying Osprey froze the rotors/props dead, so it looks really odd, I may have to Photoshop some 'blur' onto them later.



My two 'stars' were the total madman flying the Atlas, it's almost INVERTED in the pic below, and the P-1. It STILL looks like a sawn-off DC8 with a MAD sting to me.  ;D

More pics later.



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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2015, 06:59:39 am »
the P-1. It STILL looks like a sawn-off DC8 with a MAD sting to me.  ;D



Don't be silly Kit, the taper on that fin is more like a Boeing, but then the nose does look like a Douglas design.   :wacko:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2015, 07:22:34 am »
the P-1. It STILL looks like a sawn-off DC8 with a MAD sting to me.  ;D

Don't be silly Kit, the taper on that fin is more like a Boeing, but then the nose does look like a Douglas design.   :wacko:

Nope, I'm with Kit on this one.  Deffo an adolescent DC-8.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2015, 11:46:51 am »
They had the 2nd P-1 parked right alongside a P-8 Poseidon, and they're about the same size, so  why does the P-1 need FOUR of the same CFM-56 engines?

Another P-1 funny, when I first saw it the crew had just arrived and they assembled a tow bar for it, as below. Note the main entrance door is closed.



Shortly afterward one of them reached into a landing gear door and the air-stair slid out from under the door and unfolded itself to the ground. The crew climbed up the stairs and went to open the door, but it wouldn't comply.  ;D



All in all four of them had a go and it STILL wouldn't open, and I never did see it open so the standing joke of the day was to wonder if they'd found the key every time we saw a P-1 crewman.  ;D :lol:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2015, 12:15:30 pm »
They had the 2nd P-1 parked right alongside a P-8 Poseidon, and they're about the same size, so  why does the P-1 need FOUR of the same CFM-56 engines?


Well that's because they're not the same engines Kit, P-8 uses two 27,000 lbt CFM-56-7B's, while the P-1 uses four IHI Corporation F7 13,000 lbt engines, similar in size to what the CF-34-8E's that the Embraer 170 uses
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2015, 03:10:22 pm »
Someone there was telling me porkies then! They said the P-1 had CFM-56s, and they certainly looked very similar.
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