Aeroplane and Related Images
A selection of aeroplane images or images that were taken in and around, though not restricted to, small private airports. Many of these shots are taken before or after flying sessions of an hour or so, during which I generally take my aerial images.
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24th August, 2013
There is a glider club that flies from an airfield very near to Coaley Peak, near the Severn Vale, who use the updraft along the edge which the peak forms part of to go ridge-running at low altitude. This means the pilots can pass along the edge of the ridge at high speed and low altitude, including these pilots who buzzed us as we took photos of them.
7th July, 2013
This is an image taken at RAF Waddington during the 2013 Waddington air show and shows a GR4 Panavia Tornado of 617 Squadron, the same squadron who flew the Avro Lancaster dambuster raids on Germany during the Second World War. Here, we see the sleek and menacing outlines of the Tornado from the front - an impressive aeroplane.
7th July, 2013
This is an image taken at RAF Waddington during the 2013 Waddington air show. It shows the Breitling wingwalkers display team. These two ladies go through a remarkable series of poses on the wings of the display aircraft, holding their pose in several g and into a 150 mph headwind.