Thursday, 31 May 2018

Welney Bird Desert

Perhaps they were all sitting on eggs.  We saw not a single raptor, not even a kestrel.  This tern, probably a Black Tern, confused us.  

Monday, 28 May 2018

The Sport of Kings

Ann interesting sport to watch but difficult to do justice to with still photos.  Fast shutter speeds seem to work better than slower, panned images.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

La Patrouille de France

French aircraft gave three displays on the Sunday of the Air Festival; the Rafale, the Equipe de Voltage display pair and the Patrouille de France.  They were very precise in formation, and had moves like two pairs turning across each other (Pic 8) and opposing pairs (Pic 9).  The 'single aircraft' illusion was also very impressive (Pic 10).

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Duxford Air Festival Day One

The display opened with the P-47.  When the wing-walker Stearman planes took off, they used their smoke and (check the windsock) the southerly wind blew diesel smoke at the crowd, and for a while we could not see the other end of the airfield (as in the top pic).  After the Swordfish took off, Lt-Cdr Gotke in the Hawker Sea Fury turned his 2300 hp fan at the crowd and enjoyed some banter with the photographers at the western end of the field.  The show was closed by the C-47.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Shuttleworth - First Show This Year

A beautiful evening at Old Warden with an orange sunset turning the white planes golden.  The Edwardians did not fly until the sun had set.  The Spitfire V was finally airborne after years in the workshop; the BBMF Lancaster visited to open the show.  

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cambridge In The Sunshine

In the city for a couple of hours with Ann, we photographed along the Backs.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018


The riders do 'handbrake turns' and 'barrel rolls', plus hands-off and feet-off.