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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Museum: National Museum of Flight

A visit to the National Museum of Flight in Scotland had been on my agenda for many years.  With the museum now housing one of the British Airways Concordes with good access for photography there was increased impetus to visit.  Concorde is one of those aircraft I totally took for granted when it was in the air, and I never seemed to get a decent photograph of it.

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