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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Museum: Science Museum

Located in South Kensington in central London is the Science Museum, dedicated to recording the achievements of a scientific, technical and medical nature.  Hidden away on the 3rd floor, is a small but important collection of historic aircraft and related artefacts including the original Schneider Trophy.

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