Sunday, 28 March 2010

Hawker Demon

One from the archives - October 2009 at Shuttleworth.

Saturday, 27 March 2010


Seen at RSPB Fowlmere and photographed with a (borrowed) Canon 300mm f/2.8 + 2x converter. That's 600mm focal length, 1/200th at f/5.6 hand held !! Total weight of combo 3.8kg. The lens is superb (thanks, Brian) and the stabilisation is awesome.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Wings 'n' Strings

It's not easy to take simple, uncluttered pictures in a hangar, so I've tried some cluttered ones.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Anzani Engine

This little three-cylinder engine carried M. Bleriot across the Channel a hundred years ago. It produced 24 bhp at 1,500 rpm from just over 3 litres.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Avro Tutor at Shuttleworth

An amazing colour scheme for an RAF aircraft.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Another Red Kite

Not content with using his airbrakes, the pilot of this glider at Old Warden today was sideslipping. Short landing, no need to be towed back to the start!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Another Kite

No apologies for yet another photo of this beautiful bird.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Dublin Airport

A photo taken in 2008. I like the sense of depth from the cloudscape down to the ground.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Full Flap, Gear Down

Got down to serious practice for the birding season today.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Early Spring Sunshine

Murphy enjoying a pre-breakfast sun-bath after a cold winter.