East Kirkby air show, Aug 6th 2016.

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  1. Airframes

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    This was the first stop on my recent 'Tin Tent Travels', having spent five bl**dy hours driving the 110 miles to East Kirkby, in Lincolnshire, the previous day.
    Set on a former WW2 Lancaster base, with preserved buildings and control tower, this is the home of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Center, founded by the Panton brothers, in memory of their elder brother, who was lost on operations in a Halifax during WW2, and now home to the UK's other active (but not yet airworthy) Lancaster, NX611 'Just Jane'.
    Beautiful, hot weather ensured that there was a good crowd attending this relatively small, but very well organised air show, with the proceeds going to the upkeep of the museum, and to fund further work on 'Just Jane'.
    Lighting conditions early in the show were a bit tricky at times, with back-reflection from clouds causing a few exposure and focusing problems, but things improved as the sun moved around during the afternoon.
    The Lancaster opened proceedings, before the main show, giving taxi rides up and down the airfield, and provided some good, atmospheric photo opportunities, before the BBMF arrived, with their Lancaster and two Spitfires, to open the flying display.
    I'll start off with a shot of 'Just Jane', followed by the BBMF, before covering highlights of the show in following posts over the next few days.


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    Lovely shots Terry.
     
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    Thanks very much chaps, glad you're enjoying the pics.

    Although small in comparison to some air shows in the UK, there were no dull moments in the flying displays, with a mix of vintage, aerobatic and large model aircraft, together with 'war birds' and a very amusing and entertaining 'Flying Circus' act.


    PICS 1 and 2. One of the Pitts Special teams, this time flying the two-seat S2B, putting on a show of formation aerobatics.
    PIC 3. 'Just Jane' taxies in after another session of rides.
    PICS 4 to 7. 'The Great War Display Team' recreated a dogfight, with two SE5 replicas, a Be2, DR1 and Hannover (?), with the poor Be2 getting continuously hammered, before being 'rescued' by the SE5's.

    I'll post more of the 'dogfight', and other 'acts', tomorrow.


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    Beauty. Great shot of the Lancaster in the second set
     
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    Thanks chaps.

    Continuing with 'The Great War Display Team' dog fight, which really was a neat bit of flying, accompanied by the sound of machine gun fire.
    More highlights from the rest of the show tomorrow.


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    Great shots there Terry!!!
     
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    Thanks Paul - just sorting some more pics, which I'll post soon.
     
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