Geedee and Rocketeers Flying Legends (2011)

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  1. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

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    #1 Geedee, Jul 11, 2011
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    Rightyho chaps....Tally Ho !

    Quite a Legends this year, fraught with extremes of weather, personal injuries, 2 accidents and one near-miss that no-ones mentioned yet, met up with some of you guys, some well known people met up with me, got well p*ss*d off with my camera, took a shed load of piccies...in excess of 5400 !....and am slowly binning half of them as they are...errrr...whats that word what ryhmes with hit ?...oh yeah, rubbish, introduced my son to the wonderfull world of Warbird airshows, and now I'm back and am knackered.

    When I've finished going through the piccies I'm going to keep, I'll put 'em on here over the next few days, with more details of the planes and the peeps I met up with

    Tony will add a load of piccies when he's got his *rse in gear and settled down where he's heading for the week.

    Stay tooned !
     
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    Looking forward to them Gary.
     
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    Hi Gary, looking 4ward to your pictures! We didn´t get the chance to get into the cockpit of February. Ed Shipley agreed without any probs but airport staff didn´t let us go to the flight line after the airshow on Sat evening as it was forbidden by the control tower. We were pretty dissapointed...****ing rules.
    Anyhow, we spoke to Jimmy Brooks, got his pics and shoke his hand. What an emotional meeting!
     
  4. Geedee

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    #4 Geedee, Jul 11, 2011
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    Heres a taster for you, more to follow.
     

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  6. Geedee

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    Cheers dude, still trawling through 'em and weeding!

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    Was great to get to meet you, your son and friends Roman, thought you might turn up in front of Feb....and there you were. You tell your mate to start a thread on his '109 bits !. I'll send some piccies to you in a few days when I get to them. Glad you got to meet with Jimmy !.

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    It was actually about the easiest to photo on account of its incredible low speed..gave me plenty of time to pan as went by.

    Ok, here's a few I'm quite proud of. Sort of gives you an idea of the conditions at this prestigious event and the need to be ever vigilant for that elusive shot...
     

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    Gary, if I ever hear you say your jealous again, I'll pay Terry to whip you!:rolleyes: :lol: Heck of a collection of aircraft and the first set of shots Rock sir! As for the second set, we ALL have those.:lol: Excellent work sir.:notworthy: I can't wait to see the rest.:greenjumpers:
     
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    On the Friday, it was slightly damp. Nope, actually it hissed it down all the way to Duxford (Tony's car got very clean !) and it was blowing a real hoolie when we got there. Even the birds were walking !. Trying to take piccies outside turned out to be a pointless pastime as the rain was going horitontal !.

    The static looked very bare with only a handfull of A/C on the ramp. so we went inside the hangars and thats were things started to look up.

    First chap I bumped into was Steve Hinton. What a great guy. I had a few questions about the '51 cockpit that I asked and next minute I've been invited over the barrier and up on the wing of Dan Friedkin's 'Fragile but Agile' for a closer look. Got my AirShowBuzz hat duly signed and had a piccie with Steve. Wow.

    Bimbled around taking the odd shots here and there and then ran into Ed Shipley. More photo opportunities and questions answered while standing on a '51 wing and I was beginning to get kinda high !. Also walking around in the background was Steve Hinton junior, he of youngest Unlimited Gold racing championship fame !!!. Never seen a guy smile so much !!

    Oh, and more warbirds than you could shake a stick at
     

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    NOW I'M JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Excellent shots though and KUDOS on getting to meet these guys!!!!!:thumbright: Way to go!!:headbang: I can't pick a favorite, I love'em all!:notworthy:
     
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    great pictures Gary, love the 2 Daks in the first set
     
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    Fantastic pics Gary. They sure got a move on finishing the P47 Razorback, and it looks beaut !
     
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    Looks like you had a hell of a time. Great shots my man. Boy if I could have one , don't laugh!!! That P-40B is stunning.
     
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    Yup, gotta agree with that P-40 flying shot - it's a beauty. A bit beautier than all the rest which are all beauties too!
     
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    I could have died a very happy man if I had seen that. Great pics!
     
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    Here's the Skraiders...

    AD-4NA BuNo 124143 - AJBS
    AD-4NA BuNo 126933 - Kennet Aviation
    AD-4N BuNo 127002 Vega Team / Skyraider Avignon
     

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    More great shots Gary!!:thumbright: Keep'em coming sir!:cool:
     
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    I agree, keep 'em coming Gary.
     
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    ME TOO!!!
    Fantastic pictures Gary. Can't wait for more!
     
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