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.
I saw this lovely Chipmunk at Duxford this weekend. I just had to photograph it 🙂
Another photo from Duxford. This is another Hurricane, a Mk1 P3700 with the squadron code of RF-E. Personally although I love Spitfires, my first love is definitely the Hurricane.
A great shot of the Mk 1 Hurricane P2902 at Duxford. This is a really nice looking machine, so I processed the shot so that it looked as though it was in a dark hangar with the sunlight lighting her up.
Typhoon FGR4 taking off from RAF Fairford in 2016 with a lot of noise and heat from the exhausts.
Another view from Duxford. I love going in the winter months as you get to see the aircraft under winter maintenance, this appeals to the engineer in me. Here is the B17 Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’ undergoing engine maintenance.
If anything shows the changes since the law on historic pleasure flights came in, it is this shot of three 2 seat Spitfires in a hangar at Duxford.
Here is a photo to remind me of summer and the great airshows around the country. I really love watching the reds and greatly admire their precision. I would love to get to fly as a passenger…. if only….. Imagine the photos I could get!
Another view of the Belgian Air Component’s Sea King Helicopter at RIAT 2017.
P51 Mustang doing a flypast at RIAT 2017
Trying out a new piece of editing software for Windows, Luminar. It is still very flakey but has great potential.
The BBMF Spitfire Mk II P7530 taken in 2015
This C130 Hercules was at RIAT in2017. I do love these aircraft, they are functional but still look good.
Blenheim displaying at the Battle of Britain Airshow, Duxford 2015.