I'd just like to thank everybody for all the recent faves and comments on all my uploads over the last couple of weeks. I'm glad you all have been enjoying my coverage so far of this years flying activities. It always means so much that the images I upload are so well received. This season has already produced some really stand out displays and formations that I'm sure will be remembered for a long time to come. Seeing the de Havilland Comet in formation with the BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane immediately springs to mind.
The season has only really just began however and the busiest time for air displays in the UK is just about to kick off. July is traditionally the month of large international airshows with shows such as the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Waddington, RNAS Yeovilton, Flying Legends and of course Farnborough taking place. This year there is no Farnborough show, it being a bi-annual show, and also RAF Waddington have no airshow this year either due to runway maintenance, and that may well extend into next year too. However I will be attending the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford and of course Flying Legends so still a busy time for shows. Both are very different shows indeed though so it's often quite a pace change with them taking place on consecutive weekends. The Royal International Air Tattoo is predominantly military with plenty of fast jet action, where as Flying Legends has a no Jets policy. Both are big busy shows and feels very different from the more relaxing atmosphere of Shuttleworth or other such shows. However the flying is always top quality with aircraft from all over Europe and the world participating in both shows, they're well worth the effort of attending.
There are other shows during July also and this weekend I will be busy both days, taking in the Baginton Air Pageant at Coventry Airport on Saturday, followed by the Shuttleworth Pageant on Sunday at Old Warden. It looks like it's going to be rather a busy show at Old Warden this weekend as the Vulcan is down to display. Tickets are of course fast running out, so if anybody is planning to attend and are not members of the SVAS like myself (Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplance Society), then you better book tickets ASAP. They might not be available on the gate.
Anyway I hope you all enjoy the coming photographs, here is my itinerary for the next month.
4th July- Baginton Air Pageant, Coventry Airport
5th July- Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant, Old Warden
11th-12th July- Flying Legends, Imperial War Museum Duxford.
18th July Shuttleworth Collection Best of British Evening Air Display, Old Warden.
19th-20th July- Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford