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by robstopper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Museum Hendon
Replies: 1
Views: 633

RAF Museum Hendon

Took a trip to Hendon with Pete today, now the refurb work has (mostly!!) been finished. Whilst not as big as IWM Duxford, obviously, it's still a good, and free, day out. Pics here, hope they're appreciated. https://i.postimg.cc/PryNR7w3/DSC-0552.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/W14tL7m2/DSC-0553.jpg https...
by robstopper
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: BBMF Spitfire Mk. V over Elmswell
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: BBMF Spitfire Mk. V over Elmswell

I did wonder if they'd be beyond my capability.........

;) lol
by robstopper
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: BBMF Spitfire Mk. V over Elmswell
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: BBMF Spitfire Mk. V over Elmswell

Thanks. Lucky couple of shots really. I had the camera on stand-by as I follow the BBMF facebook feed, so knew when she was expected - but she was about 10 minutes early, and I was still watching the Italian GP. Just had time to dash in to the back garden and snap away while she did three passes ove...
by robstopper
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: BBMF Spitfire Mk. V over Elmswell
Replies: 4
Views: 693

BBMF Spitfire Mk. V over Elmswell

Just had a couple of lovely flypasts right over the roof of my house, courtesy of the BBMF's Mk.V Spitfire

Hopefully these couple of pics will meet with everyone's approval............

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by robstopper
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 18 08 18
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 18 08 18

Thanks Pete. That constant pale grey cloud, with no sun to light the planes, was a frikkin' nightmare - they all look like silhouettes against the cloud. I'd tried a couple of different settings to my norm, don't think they helped either.
by robstopper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - feedback?
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - feedback?

What a superb show yesterday. The weather and light wasn't conducive to good photography, but that aside, it was brilliant from start to finish. Easy getting in, and out - we stayed right 'til the end, and took no more than 15 minutes to get out of the airfield and on to the main road. Plenty of fac...
by robstopper
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Airshow & Event Photography
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 18 08 18
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 18 08 18

Tricky days' photography yesterday, the light was awful, and my camera seemed to be having an off-day. So, not my best efforts ever, but some are acceptable, so here they are. https://s19.postimg.cc/l0vvw56r7/DSC_1035.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/nuz19mbib/DSC_1036.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/cvdtxzxxv...
by robstopper
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Other Airshows & Events
Topic: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - feedback?
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Re: Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - feedback?

Shaping up to be a good little show - NINE Spitfires scheduled to be flying, plus 3 Hurricanes, the Lanc', Blenheim, Fury, a Buchon........warbird goodness! :D
by robstopper
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Cold War Jets, Bruntingthorpe, 28 08 16
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Cold War Jets, Bruntingthorpe, 28 08 16

Some fabbo memories there :thumbs: Like how you snuck the RC Lightning in :lol: Thanks for posting :thumb: Paddyboy :clap: I was wondering if the "VC10", "Canberra", "Panther", and "Lightning" would fool anyone :D The Hurri pics were taken in a.........ermmmmmm........"hurry" :blush: :whistle: :lol...
by robstopper
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Cold War Jets, Bruntingthorpe, 28 08 16
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Cold War Jets, Bruntingthorpe, 28 08 16

I'd forgotten about these pics as I hadn't shared them anywhere 'til now. Enjoy. https://s19.postimg.cc/mxe8d2var/DSC_0476.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/op777zmdf/DSC_0482.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/gwgjg0vtv/DSC_0484.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/g6xr3o303/DSC_0486.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/kg2h5udz7/DS...
by robstopper
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: RIP Geoffrey Wellum
Replies: 16
Views: 1406

Re: RIP Geoffrey Wellum

Saw it on the news this morning, such a huge loss of someone who seemed a genuinely humble gentleman. Coming so soon after Tom Neil, it's been a tough week for "The Few". Strangely enough, it was just last night that I was thinking of buying my own copy of "First Light" from Amazon (pretty sure my d...
by robstopper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: RAF Museum, Hendon
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: RAF Museum, Hendon

Looks like Hendon is still worth a visit at the moment, even with all their rearrangement and alteration works going on? Went with my dad a couple of years ago, had been thinking about going back soon, but wondered if it would be better to leave it until it's all finished there.
by robstopper
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Cheers guys. Tried to pick out the most unusual or memorable shots. Makes me wish i could go back to the teenage me with the DSLR camera i've got now!
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Saving the best for last, the Farnborough 1992 show, when the Russians really got involved big time. I'll always remember the Dutch F-16 being thrown around by the General Dynamics chief test pilot - damn, he could make that thing dance!! And I never got a shot of it, but the Tu-22M produced the mos...
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Back to Lakenheath, 1992 A-10A https://s19.postimg.cc/8qgufmvf7/A-10_A.jpg F-15E https://s19.postimg.cc/6lwhek1ib/F-15_E.jpg F-4G https://s19.postimg.cc/69538cw37/F-4_G.jpg P-38 https://s19.postimg.cc/5jmaw039f/P-38_Lightning.jpg Spitfire PRXIX, painted to resemble the prototype MkXIV https://s19.po...
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Another Mildenhall Air Fete, 1992 this time F-111F https://s19.postimg.cc/l53mfxs2b/F-111_F.jpg F-117A https://s19.postimg.cc/e1vr0b777/F-117_A_1.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/vrxflbxmr/F-117_A_2.jpg F-14A https://s19.postimg.cc/sxua7x5r7/F-14_A_1.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/hy92wazwj/F-14_A_2.jpg F-15E...
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Mildenhall, 1991 - the first show, post Gulf War, hence all the desert camo schemes, interesting nose art etc A-10A https://s19.postimg.cc/erejcl7pv/A-10_A_1.jpg B-1B https://s19.postimg.cc/6lwhee1gj/B-1_B.jpg B-52G https://s19.postimg.cc/9fzmruqs3/B-52_G_1.jpg I opened this cockpit window on the Bu...
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Now, Farnborough - the second year the Russians came over AH-1 Supercobra https://s19.postimg.cc/4stkqh0yr/AH-1_Supercobra_1.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/x5p2gy24j/AH-1_Supercobra_2.jpg An-225 Mriya https://s19.postimg.cc/lgl2t0dqr/An-225_Mriya_1.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/swkceqwab/An-225_Mriya_2.jpg...
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Next up, North Weald, 1989 Grumman F7F Tigercat https://s19.postimg.cc/s71k2cdqb/F7_F_Tigercat.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/6xdxricv7/Grumman_F7_F_Tigercat.jpg P-51D https://s19.postimg.cc/rua5w6ilv/P-51_D.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/6kmjlca0z/P-51_D_2.jpg P-63 Kingcobra https://s19.postimg.cc/qrzzdmkc...
by robstopper
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography
Topic: Various late 80's/early 90's airshows
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Various late 80's/early 90's airshows

Dug out some old 6"x4" photos last night from various airshows I attended in the late 80's and early 90's - Lakenheath Open Day, North Weald Fighter Meet, Mildenhall Air Fetes, and two Farnborough shows. First up, Lakenheath 1988 B-1B https://s19.postimg.cc/db30upkb7/B-1_B_1.jpg https://s19.postimg....

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