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schiehallion

East Fortune Air Show 25th July 2009

Douglas A-1 Skyraider


Douglas C-47 Dakota


Guinot Wingwalkers


Boeing Chinook


Hawker Hunter


North American P-51D Mustang


The Extra 300's of the Blades Display Team


Supermarine Spitfire T.IX


The plane that really won the Battle Of Britain..... the Hawker Hurricane


Westland Lynx


Swift Glider


The star of the show, finally flying in Scotland after many years....the Avro Vulcan
fastnet

Fantastic shots mate.........

We were at perth a few weeks ago but only had a compact.

We are also of to Luechars in September with the big boy....I just hope to capture pics like yours.

     

PS..........The hawker hunter is amazing.
schiehallion

Cheers Fastnet.  With East Fortune no longer having an operational runway, the Vulcan came up from the Sunderland Airshow so we weren't treated to a take off (just like Leuchars last year when it just ran up and down the runway due to low cloud).

However during the display when those 4 Bristol Olympus engines kick out thrust  to gain just a few hundred feet of altitude, your rib cage rattles. Brilliant stuff.  

Hopefully you'll see it at Leuchars.  I'm coming back from the Black Isle that day but if the weather forecast is good, I'll detour across Fife.
cybers

Schiehallion what a great set of images.
For me the chinook would be the star of the show.
always amazed by the whap whap noise they make. Though the vulcan holds a special place for anyone remotely interested in aviation and the jet engine in general when it comes to whirlies the chinook is king.
tombro

Schiehallion, haven't seen old planes like that flying for ages.

Brilliant photos that brought back fond memories of when my Dad (ex RAF, WWII) used to take my older brother and me to Abbotsinch for the Airshow there every year during the late 1950's.

A big thank you,

Tombro  
Doog Doog

Yes,excellent pics.
That Chinook looks like its going to crash!
I remember once at secondary school,a Vulcan flew over - some noise.
Fjord

Great pics and lucky with the weather but I reckon that delta wing design was knocked from the nazis after WW2. It's still a sinister looking aircraft even by today's standards.



That vertical climb is impressive.... it's defying the laws of psychic's or something!??    
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Saltmarketeer

Fjord wrote:
Great pics and lucky with the weather but I reckon that delta wing design was knocked from the nazis after WW2. It's still a sinister looking aircraft even by today's standards.

That vertical climb is impressive.... it's defying the laws of psychic's or something!??    


The designers, Avro, openly admit that the cranked delta was inspired by late WW2 German designs like the Schwalbe and the Komet. As for the climb performance it might make more sense when you realise those are essentially early Concorde engines in there. The only difference is no supersonic inlets with their moveable ramps and the Vulcan ones were non after burning.

Beautiful jet.

schiehallion

Fjord wrote:
That vertical climb is impressive.... it's defying the laws of psychic's or something!??    


My photos got slated on the Canon forums (bunch of fannies) because I'm using too fast a shutter speed thus stopping the propellers and rotors.  That's why the Chinook looks gubbed.

Apparently I shouldn't go over 1/200th to get a rotor blur effect which I'll try out at Leuchars in September.
Alex Glass

You learn something new every day on here. Thanks for sharing that with us Schiehallion.  
davidhendry

V FOR VULCAN

Sometime in the late eighties, RAF Salalah,Oman, was attacked by communist rebels. To bolster morale a Vulcan from Bahrain did a couple of low (very) passes over the station. What a sight. What a noise.
Regards,
DAVIE.
Alex Glass

Welcome to Urban Glasgow David

Interesting story

Hope you have more to share.
davidhendry

Alex Glass wrote:
Welcome to Urban Glasgow David

Interesting story

Hope you have more to share.



Thank you ALEX,
                      The funny side of this wee tale is that when the `incident` took place, a party was in progress in the officers mess, and to a man we disappeared under the tables etc. I happened to find myself on the floor behind the bar. What more could anyone ask for! It was great, and should have lasted a bit longer than half an hour. Free drink,plus a cairy oot, heaven.

Regards,
Davie.
Alex Glass

       

Fantastic Davie

   

   
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