Seen at the airshow today

Started by Caveman, July 16, 2014, 10:24:12 AM

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Nick

Quote from: Rick Lowe on January 04, 2022, 10:51:10 PM
Great shots, everyone.

WRT the Paras, are those the standard chutes, or do they use 'period' style (round) ones as part of the tribute display?

The plain green ones in pic 1 might be the older T-10 system used by the US Army. The white lined ones in pic 3 look like the current US Army T-11 parachutes as seen on this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j2jzTlBDl4

The 2nd picture is a RNAF C-130 so they must be Royal Netherlands Army Paras using MC1 parachutes.

kitnut617

Quote from: Caveman on October 04, 2021, 11:18:57 PM
Quote from: kitbasher on October 04, 2021, 03:16:42 PM
The Napier Railton still holds the track speed record for Brooklands and was used for early jet fighter brake 'chute trials.

Given how fast it can go I always feel the rear view mirror is somewhat redundant!  But it's necessary to facilitate road worthiness.

I am always astounded that most of these vehicles arrive under their own steam.

When I returned to the UK in 2002, I went to the Great Steam Fair in Dorset. Getting there was through small country roads and extremely slow going, as most of the steam engines (plus their trailers/caravans) got there under their own steam (pun intended)
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Rick Lowe

Quote from: Nick on January 05, 2022, 05:27:26 AM
Quote from: Rick Lowe on January 04, 2022, 10:51:10 PM
Great shots, everyone.

WRT the Paras, are those the standard chutes, or do they use 'period' style (round) ones as part of the tribute display?

The plain green ones in pic 1 might be the older T-10 system used by the US Army. The white lined ones in pic 3 look like the current US Army T-11 parachutes as seen on this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j2jzTlBDl4

The 2nd picture is a RNAF C-130 so they must be Royal Netherlands Army Paras using MC1 parachutes.

Ah, ok - thanks.
I thought modern Paras had gone away from the round chutes, for control reasons. Happy to be re-educated.  :thumbsup:

NARSES2

I'm gradually going through a zillion old photos and slides and trying to digitise them, a rather slow and ultimately soul destroying task. However I've recently found a couple of boxes of slides from Biggin Hill Airshows in 1965, 66 & 67. I shall see if there are any interesting or unusual ones and get them done first so I can post them here.  :thumbsup:

I've found a few companies who will digitise slides, it's not cheap, but I understand why, so I may use them for the important family ones.
Decals my @r$e!

Captain Canada

If you have a slide projector I'd think you could use a smart phone or better yet a camera on a tripod mount and digitize them yourself. Maybe get the important family ones done professionally but the rest should be ok. We filmed the old 8mm with a camcorder years ago. Time to try it again with a modern phone or my digital SLR.
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Captain Canada

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London International Airshow Skydrive did not disappoint ! All military is allright with me ! You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.     
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We were there early enough to see the F-22 practice and perform, that was a win ! The other highlite was the arrival of 6 Eagles who laid a complete beating on the airfield before alighting.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.       
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

NARSES2

Quote from: Captain Canada on September 11, 2022, 06:33:05 AMIf you have a slide projector I'd think you could use a smart phone or better yet a camera on a tripod mount and digitize them yourself. Maybe get the important family ones done professionally but the rest should be ok. We filmed the old 8mm with a camcorder years ago. Time to try it again with a modern phone or my digital SLR.

I have a hand held slide viewer which was probably bought in the 60's and still works  :thumbsup: , but I bought a piece of kit that digitises slides and negatives a year or so back, but it's a slow process simply because you can only add 3 slides at a time to the holder and each one needs to be digitised separately. So load, push, press button, push, press button, push, press button, unload, load etc  :sleepy:
Decals my @r$e!

perttime

Not actually seen but....

Exceptionally, the Finnish Air Force has put some extra graphics on a Hornet that is going to NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days on Saturday and Sunday 17-18 September

https://www.facebook.com/Ilmavoimat/posts/pfbid02aTnchaFuBNk9SaK9Jf1tS3UQL9g8UWuTqLXJdPF9cx2KsGmpZa6FYzSTwb9ueweAl




Rick Lowe


perttime

#280
Is anybody going to Ostrava?
I have only seen photos from one side, and people are wondering if the graphic is mirrored on the other side.

edit: this taxiing clip shows a glimpse of the other side:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzUiYwxOOaM

kitnut617

Forum member upnorth usually goes Perti, he usually has a large photo collection he posts either here or on BTS (or both)
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

reddfoxx

Not quite an airshow, WACO fly-in at the museum in Troy, Ohio.  Plus a little aerial work.

perttime

#283
The Reno Air Race is on NOW!

A few classes have already flown their "Gold Finals" but at least Jets and Unlimiteds remain.
There's a life feed on youtube, and you can also go back to see the other races.


edit:
Apparently, there was a fatal "incident" during the Jet class race, and the video is offline .

There are more videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/RenoAirRacingAssoc/videos

perttime

Quote from: perttime on September 15, 2022, 04:12:50 AMNot actually seen but....

Exceptionally, the Finnish Air Force has put some extra graphics on a Hornet that is going to NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days on Saturday and Sunday 17-18 September

https://www.facebook.com/Ilmavoimat/posts/pfbid02aTnchaFuBNk9SaK9Jf1tS3UQL9g8UWuTqLXJdPF9cx2KsGmpZa6FYzSTwb9ueweAl

( ... )
TheFinnish Air Force has posted some photos from the show, including "the other side" and decent views of the airbrake.



https://www.facebook.com/Ilmavoimat/posts/pfbid0vZVxGig8uKrxKvnzpsGkL7oiykgoMmcadNsW1AXUCYwBw8oMYRgu8YfoeYrvhePjl