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.
For more photos please just click on the photo below!
..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..
During my 2 week holiday to Malta… apart from getting married I also went hunting for all things Aviation. Located not far from the airport itself, near to the Lufthansa Technik hangar is this, a ex-Tassili Airlines DHC-7 HB-IVX. Easily accessible to photograph, but you just have to watch out for rats..! Ask me how I know.
You could probably go in and on top of it (I wouldn’t recommend!), but I was short of time having just picked the parents up and needed to get back to the hotel, after a quick trip around the airport of course..
I popped down to Shobdon yesterday in Herefordshire for their annual Vintage Fly In, sadly due to other commitments I couldn’t stay too long, but while I was there some lovely aircraft arrived, along with others already being on the ground. To check out the rest of photos please see https://rbmodelwerx.wordpress.com/shobdon29may/
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