I was extremely lucky to be able to get the chance to do a night shoot on the Saturday of the Maltese Air Show weekend. It really was a huge bonus to the trip as the actual night shoot was on the Friday, but I could only get to Malta after the shoot, around 00:00hrs. So a huge thanks to all that made it possible. I was greeted by a small amount of aircraft, but the quality outweighed the quantity by far…. Polish TS-11 Iskras’, x3 King Airs (one being a Royal Navy Avenger, an RAF ‘special’ and a Armed Forces Malta Beech 200 MPA), French Navy Falcon 50, a visiting (Brand new on delivery) Portuguese Air Force Casa CN-295 MPA, a Polish Navy M-28 and the stars of the show, x2 Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27’s & support IL-76MD. This night alone was worth the late nights and early get ups that was involved in getting to and from Malta, a weekend I won’t forget for a long time.
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I’m currently editing 200+ photos from the Brussels Aviation Museum as I visited there over the bank holiday weekend. A superb museum, if a little cramped but a place I recommend visiting if you are in the area! It’s dead simple to get too, entrance fee is free according to the website, but me and my wife had to pay €5 each to get in. If you are going with a big bag, you also have to place it in a locker as I did, so I just walked around with a camera & lens, plus a spare wider lens to swap.
Just the three photos for now… I’ll do a post when they are all up!
It’s that time again – early get ups, no sleep, lots of photos, rain, sun, clouds, lots of noise and aircraft!
Just a few photos from yesterdays show (Saturday), the rest will appear in the not to distant future… The F-35, despite being a marmite aircraft, is actually quite nice and now I’ve seen it in person it looks great in the air. F-22 display was a great sight, that vapour on take off was worth the ticket price alone!
So I got wind of a Egyptian Air Force Casa 295 coming to the UK. It’s destination was Birmingham Airport and luckily for me that’s not to far. So a very early get up on the 3rd July for a rumoured 0900L departure to get a photo was on the cards. It actually departed around 13:20 which meant missing the Staffordshire Moorlands model show sadly.. but for something so rare, it was too good to miss!
Some photos, one from the morning and the rest of it’s departure.
I was very fortunate to get air side access at RAF Fairford during the 2016 Sabre Strike Exercise with the 23rd BS (Bomb Squadron) B-52 “BUFF” aircraft, a great day out being so close to such big aircraft and even better by the weather playing ball.
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..this time Cosford’s immaculate Avro Anson C.19!
Photos can be seen here – rbmodelwerx/ansonwalkaround
Sadly, not the photo opportunity that I wanted but I had to make do with what time I had. I popped over to East Midlands late on the 12th June to get some photos of Ed Force One, Iron Maidens private jet which is flown by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. Nice to be able to get so close to this old B747-400.. The paint job on the tail is something else! I just wish I had more time to be able to have got a decent day time photo, Maybe next time?
Bruce and his band are visiting the UK for ‘The Book of Souls World Tour’, playing at the Download festival, Donnington Park.
I have just finished my first walkaround photos & the first subject is a Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, preserved locally at RAFM Cosford.
You can find the walkarounds at the top of the homepage, but you can also get there by clicking this link – https://rbmodelwerx.wordpress.com/aviation-walkarounds/ . It’s looking a bit sparse at the moment, but it won’t for too long…!
For anyone building the new Mach2 A.W Argosy, as I am.. THIS should come in very handy! Free to download, but please if reposting on a forum, Facebook etc please share my website link too! (https://rbmodelwerx.wordpress.com), it’s all I ask. Not to be used commercially.
Photos from a recent visit to the Jet Age Museum down in Gloucestershire at Staverton Airport. A quaint little museum with some lovely bits on show, a shame about the weather during my visit but you can’t have it all! I will have to go back when I’m in the area if the sun is out.
The rest can be seen here – rbmodelwerx/jetagemuseum along with more info on the museum with more photos, but for now here are two from the day..
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