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Airshow: RIAT 2016 Departures

The ever popular departures day at RIAT, and although some the star attractions had departed the night before or were scheduled to remain, there was enough variety to class this as one of the best departure days for a couple of years.

The full list of aircraft shot are listed below:

  • Aermacchi MB-339
  • Airbus A330 Voyager
  • Airbus A400 Atlas
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Airshow: RIAT 2016 Displays

RIAT finally was able to secure the appearance of the long awaited F-35 Lightning II.  Not only was able to secure the RAF’s F-35B but also an appearance from the US Marines and an F-35A from the USAF.

The full list of aircraft shot are listed below:

  • Aermacchi MB-339
  • AgustaWestland AW-159 Wildcat
  • Airbus A400 Atlas
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Airshow: Yeovilton Air Day 2016

My first visit to Yeovilton for an airshow.  Whilst initially surprised by a relatively small crowd line which made getting a decent vantage point challenging, I found the show to be very entertaining in contrast to some comments by others on social media.

Aircraft photographed:

  • AgustaWestland AW-159 Wildcat
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
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Airshow: Shuttleworth Spring Air Display 2016

A bright and sunny day coupled with a first visit by the Red Arrows to Shuttleworth, guaranteed large crowds as this small grass strip.  New display lines and regulations have been put in place post the tragic Shoreham crash, which have changed the feel of UK airshows.  My hope is that all parties continue to work together and review the requirements and strike the right balance between safety and the viewing experience.

Aircraft photographed:

  • Avro 19 (Anson)
  • Bristol Blenheim
  • Bristol F-2B Fighter
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Museum: RAF Museum, Cosford

Often, one can overlook treasures immediately on your door step, and although it’s still reasonable journey, RAF Cosford, is probably my nearest major aviation museum.  This was my first visit for 6 years and whilst the collection content hasn’t changed too much, many of the exhibits had been moved creating new photo opportunities.  I also decided to try a different approach to get alternative views by using a GoPro on a selfie stick.

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