With the evening coming up fast and the cold, wet and windy weather we have had today, the local bird population are desperately trying to top up their energy levels to last the night, especially as many of them have young to feed as well. There is regularly a half a dozen birds either feeding or waiting to get on the feeder this evening.
Some more photos from last week’s photoshoot. This is the Spitfire Mk24. Unfortunately we were only allowed to look into the cockpit and not sit it it. Amazingly this Spitfire was in service from 1947 to 1983 where it flew with the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force.
Another selection of shots from the recent photoshoot at Duxford. This Tornado GR1 was first in operation in 1983 and took part in the Gulf War. This is one of the most ‘un-restored’ aircraft we saw, it looks as though it has just come in the hangar straight from a sortie, it looks great and ‘authentic’ not like a museum piece.
Another set of photos from this weeks photoshoot. This is the Airco De Havilland DH9. Built in 1918. This WW1 bomber has recently been restored and looks great. I love the wicker pilots seat!
Another set of photos from the Duxford open viewing photoshoot. This time it is the Handley Page Hastings C1A, a troop carrier from the late 1940’s. This is the first time I have been in one of these aircraft and the upward slope of the cabin when on the ground is amazing. As usual with military troop carriers of the time all the seats for the troops faced backwards as that is the safest way in the event of a crash. A marvelous aircraft.
We had a great evening out at Duxford last night. There was a photoshoot for IWM members. We got to look around several aircraft and here are some photos from inside their Lancaster bomber. It felt a real privileged to just be able to climb into one of these iconic aircraft. One day I would like to fly in one.
I do love engines! This is the B24 Liberator ‘Dugan’ at Duxford.
A couple of photos from the Land Warfare museum at Duxford. We very rarely visit this museum as it is at the far end of the airfield, but it is well worth going there. There is a Normandy Landings exhibition there at the moment.
I saw this lovely Chipmunk at Duxford this weekend. I just had to photograph it 🙂