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Little Gransden 24-4-2014 part one - the display aircraft

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:39 pm
by Sickbag_andy
I've now had time to go through all my pics from Lt Gransden which once again was an excellent show and this time it was a sell out

Lauren Richardson show off her Pitts to it's full potential:
Image3861 pitts lauren richardson by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Storch arriving
Image0112 storch by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

this particular Tiger Moth from Cambridge brings back special memories for me, I arranged a flight for my late father in this for his 60th birthday, I think it was the best birthday present he ever had - he learnt to fly in a Tiger Moth whae he joined the RAF and the instructor was amazed how much he remembered more that 40 years later
Image3817 tiger moth G-AOEI by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

a couple of Mustang Marinell, excellent once again
Image3685 mustang marinell by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Image4281 mustang marinell by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

the Spitfire showing a topside despite the moans of one or two UKARians who complained that topsides were as rareas rocking horse droppings
Image3725 spitfire by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

the lovely spartans
Image4032 spartans by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Image4052 spartans by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

another Gransden regular, the Fenec
Image3910 fenec by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Bird dog, Auster & Navion
Image3934 bird dog auster & navion by sickbag_andy, on Flickr


Image3976 auster & bird dog by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Mark Jeffries did his usual spectacular take off.
Image4431 MJ extra 330 G-IIHI by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

and had time to wave to the crowd
Image4498 MJ extra 330 G-IIHI by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

there have been numerous pics of the 2 Lancasters posted everywhere in the last 2 weeks but nobody has tried a sepia one that I have found so I thought I would have a go
Image4136 lancasters sepia by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Piper cubs
Image4306 cubs by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Dennis Neville’s flying circus entertained with their fun and games, these were taken as they arrived though:
Image9981 G-ANZT by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Image9989 G-BLUZ-LF858 by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Image9991 G-AZGZ-NM181 by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Image9992 G-AZGZ-NM181 by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

Image9996 G-ALWB by sickbag_andy, on Flickr


The Ravens flew aerobatics in their RV8s, here's one of them arriving
Image0069 G-VFDS Ravens by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

and smallest in the display the Pegasus Quantum Microlight
Image4614 G-MZOW Pegasus Quantum by sickbag_andy, on Flickr


finally a normal one of the Vulcan:
Image4520 vulcan lt gransden by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

and then this composition which I put together to show a sequence of photos of it's finale, an amazing wing over

ImageKev Rumens' party piece lt gransden 24-8-14 1200px by sickbag_andy, on Flickr

there are a lot more in my Flickr album from the airshow: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 820645485/

I will also post some pics of the arriving aircraft, all of which are in this Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 479914598/

Re: Little Gransden 24-4-2014 part one - the display aircraf

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:34 pm
by Jigsaw
Superb set mate :ymapplause:

Re: Little Gransden 24-4-2014 part one - the display aircraf

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:49 pm
by Spitfire
Some stunning photography there ... :ymapplause: :ymapplause: I particularly like the Spit topside ... nice :D

How come Kev Rumens is the only one who gets that much rotation on wingovers :p it's well past the vertical and a couple more degrees that would be a roll ;) :)

Re: Little Gransden 24-4-2014 part one - the display aircraf

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:17 am
by Ray C
All the shots are "Top Quality".. :ymapplause:

Re: Little Gransden 24-4-2014 part one - the display aircraf

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:47 am
by Sickbag_andy
Spitfire wrote:Some stunning photography there ... :ymapplause: :ymapplause: I particularly like the Spit topside ... nice :D

How come Kev Rumens is the only one who gets that much rotation on wingovers :p it's well past the vertical and a couple more degrees that would be a roll ;) :)


I thought it was Kev, the commentator thought it was Kev and hence the whole audience thought it was Kev. However, I was corrected on VTTS by somebody who would definitely know (Sam, one of the groundcrew) who said Phil O'Dell was flying that display so now we have 2 pilots with that sort of wingover in their repertoire which must be good news.
It certainly drew more than a few gasps from the crowd and one of my friends who I was with said ' I thought he was going to roll it'. It was quite spectacular just a shame he didn't do a full display - who knows what else we might have got with it!
But there again it was dull according to those that know on UKAR :((