Bristol Fighter F2B D8096 against a grey damp sky at Duxford during the 2018 Battle of Britain airshow.
Mig 15 landing at Duxford during the practice day for the Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
Gloster Gladiator against the damp and overcast skies at Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
2 Mustang P51Ds escorting a Mig 15 at Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2018
P51-D Mustang taxiing out at Duxford on the recent Battle of Britain Airshow practice day.
A VERY wet day at Duxford yesterday. Such a shame as there was a lot going on. After 3 hours in the rain, we gave up and came home, but the airshow continued for another 2 and a half hours! Well done to everyone who stayed on and the pilots for flying in the rain! As you can see from the photos, very grey skies.
Thunderbolt P-47D 549192 at Duxford earlier this year.
Harvard landing at Duxford.
A great morning at Duxford, lots of activity there today.
A great day last Saturday at the Duxford Airshow. The photographic conditions were fairly challenging for me. One direction was blue sky, the opposite direction was haze into the sun. Still I am quite pleased with the results.
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 🙂
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.