For all those who live in East Yorkshire, remember an evening not so long ago when UK fighters chased a Russian Bear out of our airspace? Well, these are the planes that you perhaps heard, but didn’t see. The power, agility and speed of this plane has to be seen to be believed and therefore the skills of the pilots, in this case Flt Lt Jonny Dowen, are just phenomenal. He performed an amazing series of fly pasts and tricks for us and paved the way for the grand finale – The Red Arrows.
I’d had this day booked for a while and having been to a show at RAF Waddington last year with my friend Tony Beasty, I had seen the line up and was really looking forward to it. I wasn’t prepared for just how good the show was and there will be quite a number of posts on the day. When people say take extra memory cards and batteries for a day like this, they REALLY do mean it. I exhausted 2 batteries and over 40GB of memory. So much so that I had to switch to jpeg format to save some space at the end. I’ll know better next time. Here are a couple of images of the Red Arrows but there are many more on the “VE Day Anniversary Air Show – RAF Duxford” page.
If you’ve never been to an Air Show – grab the opportunity….