Sunday, 14 October 2018
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Ann went to Paxton Pits to do a fungi survey, and I went off to photograph birds. The water level is now low and many small islands were exposed and full of water birds of all kinds; lots of Little Egrets, Herons and Cormorants, not to mention squabbling geese. One young gull kept catching perch and dropping them, but managed to eat enough to keep going.
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
The Comet made several flights during the day and is always a delight to see in the air. There were three Comper Swifts present, but only two, G-ACTF and G-ECTF, made it into the display. The floatplane is an Aviat Husky. G-HEKL is a replica Mew Gull, seen with the original G-AEXF. G-AAYX is the Southern Martlet, and the triple-finned Miles is a Messenger.
Monday, 8 October 2018
Sunday, 7 October 2018
The airfield is not licensed for air racing, said the commentator, before they proceeded to do just that with assorted aircraft and a Pitts-only field of six of them. It was a perfect September day and the subject was racing aircraft, including three floatplanes (Schneider Trophy) and the Spitfire because it was developed from the floatplanes, but the P51 was a little harder to explain, like the Nieuport.