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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #210 on: August 11, 2018, 12:17:16 pm »
Back on the 21st and 22nd of July, me and mrs kitnut went up to Cold Lake to see the bi-annual airshow. The star of the show was the F-22's, one flying each day. Our plan was to walk the static on the Saturday, and sit back and watch the flying on the Sunday. It didn't quite go to plan though, Saturday was quite warm even if it was windy. Nice day to walk around and look at everything on display. Sunday though we woke up to miserable weather, raining, windy as heck, and a cold wind blowing off the lake (there's a reason the town is called Cold Lake  ;) ). It was so cold that mrs kitnut said she needed to get a toque where we eventually found some being sold by the National Guard crew from Oregon from under their F-15. The flying was delayed by almost two hours and even the para-jumpers which start off the show took off in their C-130J, it soon disappeared into the muck only a few hundred feet off the ground. They didn't jump --- and soon came back down in the Herc'. So after sitting around and getting wet, we decided it wasn't much fun so we left early and drove home (about 6 hours drive).

Anyway here's some pics of the Saturday walk around.

Soon as we cleared the security tents, we met up with this C-5M. And as I'm planning on building one of my 1/72 C-5 kits as an 'M', took special notice of some of it's features. And after walking through it I noticed it doesn't have an over-head crane.










Next was a couple of other USAF heavies.





The AWAC had some interesting lumps and bumps which I've not seen before.





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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #211 on: August 11, 2018, 12:28:47 pm »
Further on we came up to some Canadian aircraft, this CC-150 was the first.





Then this Sea King,



There were a couple of other helicopters nearby, Griffons





Then I spotted this BAE Hawk CT-155,



and near that was a CT-156



Another USAF heavy, B-52H



And a pair of F-16 aggressors,





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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #212 on: August 11, 2018, 12:38:03 pm »
Some more RCAF aircraft







Then there was these two, which turned out to be full size replicas, as you might tell by the Spit's undercarriage





And some others that were there





Under this F-15 was where we the the toque the next day.

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #213 on: August 11, 2018, 12:48:49 pm »
I was keeping an eye on the flying display as we walked around, there was this C-130J the para-jumpers were using, the photos turned out to be the only usable flying pics I took all weekend  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:







Apart from this one   :rolleyes:



and other aircraft that did fly











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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #214 on: August 12, 2018, 12:41:47 am »
Some really good shots there mate, many thanks  :thumbsup:

The finish on the F-22 is quite intriguing the way it reflects light and changes "colour". Be a pig to replicate. you'd almost have to have a label saying that the aircraft was modeled at this time of day, facing this direction, at this location and in these lighting conditions  ;)
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #215 on: August 12, 2018, 01:45:08 am »
thanks for sharing those great pictures, love the retro scheme on the RCN SeaKing  :wub:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #216 on: August 12, 2018, 04:37:36 am »
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #217 on: August 12, 2018, 05:16:42 am »
Thanks guys, it was a pretty good show even though we left early on the Sunday because of the weather and didn't get to see the full flying schedule.  But we did see the F-22 flying on the Saturday, we had left the show to go book in at our motel and then went to a restaurant which was about a mile away from the airfield. The flying display was being held in between the two. The F-22 put on a display like something I've never seen before, some of the maneuvers it was doing rivaled the aerobatic plane you can see in the pic of the T-33. One maneuver was particularly spectacular,  it was fly quite low to the ground, then it nosed up sharply and went vertical for a short distance, then it nosed down horizontally and flew level (right side up BTW), then nosed up vertically again. The flight path was like how you would draw a couple of steps from in the side view. Never ever seen an aircraft do that before, or in one as large as the F-22 is ---

After it had done it's display, it then flew around in formation with the P-51D Mustang which is part of their Heritage Flight. I thought I had taken a pic of the P-51, but I can't find it ---  :banghead:

As I said in the other post I was keeping an eye on what was flying on the Saturday. A flight of ten aircraft consisting of CF-188's and CT-155's put on quite the show, lots of pyrotechnics --- then a flight of a F-16, a F-15 and a F-18 flew all sorts of maneuvers at low level, followed by the aerobatic plane. I almost forgot to mention that the Snowbirds were there too, only I didn't get to see them fly at all.

Here's a couple of pics I forgot, they were on the main drag into Cold Lake, just as you turned onto the road that went to the base. There was some others right outside the gate too, but I wasn't able to get any pics of them.





Apologies for the size even though the photo hosting did resize them, but just right click on a pic to see all of it. I noticed that once you have the pic so you can see it full size and then use the scroll button, it will scoll through all the pics I've posted.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #218 on: August 29, 2018, 04:23:13 pm »
Saw two incredible formations at the Brantford Charity Airshow today. Wow.



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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #219 on: August 29, 2018, 06:23:29 pm »
The Lanc and the B-29 ---- cor!   :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #220 on: August 30, 2018, 03:42:30 am »
Wow, that's got to have been amazing sound track, four Merlins and four Double Cyclones together!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #221 on: August 30, 2018, 06:29:12 am »
The Lanc and the B-29 ---- cor!   :wub: :wub: :wub:



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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #222 on: September 04, 2018, 09:45:02 am »
This Saturday and Sunday just passed meant that I got no modelling done at all. Why? The Scottish International Airshow. The flying display takes place just two miles south of where we live, so it would be rude to not go.
This year the weather was somewhat variable ranging from bright sunshine to rain, I think the only thing we did not get was a tropical revolving storm!
Over all it was a good two days with lots of people having a lot of fun, and the vendors taking a lot of money.
My lack of mobility meant that I could not go and wander round the ground exhibits (whew!) but SWMBO went for a stroll and reported that the fun fair seamed to better than previous years.

The flying program was in the main, POOR. OK the items were good but there were far too many gaps in the display with no information being provided as to what was going on.

Anyway here are a few photos out of the 270+ that I took.












































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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #223 on: September 05, 2018, 04:12:40 am »
Great photies.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #224 on: September 05, 2018, 07:02:46 am »
Cheers Jim  :thumbsup:

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