28 July 2006

Woosh

This time last year I went to an airshow at a families day at the local RAF base. I blogged about it and lamented that I was not able to get any photos because my camera had died.

I was able to go again this year and managed to get Bex a ticket as well. This time the camera didn't fail, I didn't get sunburnt but it was perhaps a tad too warm.

The Red Arrows were the highlight of the afternoon as they were going to give a full display and they got about a third of the way through it until suddenly they stopped. According to the RAF guy who was providing commentary two "intruders" had strayed into their exclusion zone one seems to have quickly bimbled out again but the other, a glider, wasn't contactable by radio and was ignoring the visual signals that the Arrows were giving him. They flew over to where he was and left trails of white smoke I'm guessing this is an agreed "bugger off signal" he didn't bugger off and they ran out of time/fuel so it was curtailed.

Grrrr

But I managed to get some photos which are here.

Woosh

3 comments:

  1. Wooooowwwww neat pic, I love airshows, a missing man formation can make me well up.

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  2. Airshows are always fun. I missed the big Air and Sea show this year - but I did get to see a restored American Airlines DC-3 up close and personal. The airport I work at is a major hub for AA, so while the old airplane was in town for the show it stopped by my place of employment.

    As an employee with full access to the ramp and AOA, I decided to go check it out.

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  3. I bet the guy in the glider is one of those that sits in the middle lane of a motorway, oblivious to his surroundings..! LOL

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