Biggin Hill Airshow - NEW pics pg 2!

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  1. doigal

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    Part of the perks of being in the UK for 3 months - Melbourne gets an airshow once every 2 years, the UK has an annual season! First of 3 that I'm likely to get to was Biggin Hill, an old WW2 fighter station.

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    Click for bigger and more info on the aircraft.
    Heaps more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doigal/tags/bigginhillinternationalairfair2009/

    CC welcome, and any hints on better PP work are always helpful, i find that the weak point of my airshow skills.
     
  2. fallen_dragon

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    3 cause its cool and 5 for the 'schoolboy omg flames' factor :p
     
  3. Vladdo

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    Wow.. the Vulcan and the Lancaster are both sweet airplanes... nice work :)
     
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    Love the Vulcan... such a sexy sexy aircraft
     
  5. timwhite15

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    Sweet prop blur on #2 and #3. You might like to brighten some of these up, but I'm just nitpicking and jealous that you got to see all this and I didn't.:thumbup:
     
  6. Bill44

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    I notice that Spitfire is the two seater conversion that was featured on a TV show a while back.
     
  7. hawks667

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    Love the Vulcan......such a beautiful airfraft...

    But the cost of running, omfg "a fuel bill in the order of £3200 an hour" :shock:
     
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    Yup, Caroline Grace's bird. Theres more info on it on flickr.

    Yeah and that's just fuel. We got lucky and went on the Saturday, the Vulcan suffered an elevator feel unit failure somewhere along the line and despite mechanics working through the night they couldn't get her in the air for Sunday.

    I hate to be all negative, but if you want to see XH558 in flight, now is the time, the donations arnt going to last forever.
     
  9. Alfa75TS

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    The Vulcan brings back memories of the old Laverton airshows:

    Vulcan doing a low slow pass, nose up at about 45° sitting on the tail pipes at what seemed like a fast walk.

    Sabres doing live napalm runs on the far side of the runway.

    Lightnings doing vertical climbs straight above the crowd both afterburners lit (I've never heard anything so loud).



    Anyway, love the shot of the Lanc.
     
  10. timsarg

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    lancaster >all


    but having followed the vulcan's restoration it's awesome to see it flying . Would love to actually be there . Your a lucky prick and i am insanely jealous
     
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    Agreed.... I'd love to get to some of the Airshows that are run O/S - so many more interesting aircraft
     
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    +1 to insanely jealous, I spent 2 years living in london and did not see one air show. Its my biggest regret. Great pics
     
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    omg if i was near you i would slap you hard
     
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    3 is very good and the rest are not that far behind, well done :thumbup:
     
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    Errrr sabres did not have afterburners....nor did they ever do "live weapons release" at airshows.

    This is a recipe for disaster & just isn't done by any Acft. All Airshow bomb/gun runs are mockups.

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    Correction.....Ahhh Vulcans with afterburners.....didn't know they had ABs? Ahhh 'turbojets"...must have been Afterburners!
     
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    nice... first one made me go wooowww. and the 5th one made me jizz in my pants..
     
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    I'm with you there. Love Lanc's. I still have a model of one I built as a kid. There's just something about them that I absolutely love.
     
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    any of you kids thinking of heading to Warbirds over Wanaka next year?

    great pics too
     
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    Actually I said Lightnings.

    And if the napalm drops were fake, Hollywood has a long way to go to catch up with the late 60's RAAF.
     
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    Gah just found out that for Duxford this weekend the lanc is only going to fly on the sunday. Naturally my ticket is for the saturday! Dammit!

    and the rumour is that half of Duxford's fleet is grounded due to moronic paperwork requirements so they've gotten some birds from overseas, none of which have to meet CAA standards. Typical bean counters.

    The Swiss Axalp airshow is known for F-18s unloading 20mm cannon rounds onto ground targets. Hoping to get there this year, have to see how things work out.
     

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