An extended Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force. With the anticipated increase in participating aircraft arrivals began on a day earlier, making this a 6 day extravaganza.
Starting to become my kick off airshow for the new season each year, Duxford spring airshows feature a variety of display items to keep me on my toes. From warbirds to fast jets, it’s a good warm up for getting my eye in, practising panning and remembering which settings to use for each.
Located at the former RAF Wattisham in Suffolk is the Wattisham Station Heritage Airfield Museum, home of McDonnell Douglas F-4M Phantom FGR2, XT914, and Hawker Hunter XG194. With this former RAF base now being home to the Army Air Corps, access to the museum is restricted to bookings only.
Located at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire, the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is home to Avro Lancaster, NX611 ‘Just Jane’, a living memorial to the 55,000 men lost during Bomber Command operations during WW2.
Currently in taxi condition, her owners’ dream is restore her back to flight and work to that effect is now underway. Throughout the year it is possible to witness the roar of her four Merlin engines and even experience a taxi ride. This event was a night shoot with two engine runs, period re-enactors and a unique lighting method.