Oostwold (NL) Airshow 2013

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    20th of May 2013 I went to the Oostwold airshow. Bad weather and technical problems did cause a few cancellations in the warbird/classic departement (P-40B and FG-1 Corsair would have been awesome), but I still had a good day. 'Star' of the show was a Spitfire MK.XIV. Seeing a Griffon engined beast in action for real sure was something. Here's a photo impression of what went down yesterday. I take it there will be many 'familiar' aircraft for a lot of you guys, but I figured I'd still put up a few pics.
     

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    Very nice...shame about the cloudy weather but great set. Thanks for posting

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    Good stuff, though shame about the dull conditions. Air shows always seem better on the smaller air fields, without the crowds and side shows.
     
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    Marcel told me about this show when he visited last month. Very cool pic with the 'Stang and Spit!
     
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    #5 jjp_nl, May 21, 2013
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    I was a bit cloudy indeed, but when I first arrived at the scene it was way more cloudy and hazy then on the pics, so much so that the show was onder the verge of being postponed (compare the first and last pic). Luckily conditions improved quite a bit and and cloud base also lifted a tad. The first two or so demonstrations could only do their low altitude parts, but an hour or so into it things improved. Not to mention the fact that we kept it dry, whereas most parts of the country had rain showers all the time. Things could have been better, but it was way better then the forecasts lead us to believe. The small scale sure has it's benefits. The refueling area is a perfect spot away from the crowd (some 15.000 to 17.000 I believe...which is quite a crowd for this small scale event) to take some nice walk around pics.

    If you like the 'Stang and 'Spit' pic I could send you a high-res version if you want to? These thoroughbreds never get old do they :)
     
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    #6 Marcel, May 21, 2013
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    Hi Jelmer, looks like you were standing next to me when you photographed that Fokker S11. We set up our chairs right between the 2nd and 3rd s11 from the left.
    I've got 800 photo's to look throught with some good inflight shots. I'll add them when I have time, tomorrow probably.

    I really loved that Griffon, sharp violent sound, compared to the more civilised merlins. Still a great show, although there was only a thin lineup. I'm amazed how well the organisation dealt with that.
     
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    Great shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    What's that 2 place German one with the "NQ" code?
     
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    that's a Focke Wulf FW44
     
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    Nice pictures. Looks like those two Spits visit that airshow quite often; they are both based at Duxford.

    It's a Klemm 35 - the Fw 44 is a biplane.
     
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    Ah, you're right.

    I never saw the MK.14 before, I've been to the last 4 editions, so it doesn't visit Oostwold often.
     
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    Marcel, I would say complement the thread with some in flight pics :) when you sifted through your collection. It's a Klemm Kl35 indeed, lovely little trainer I would say. I loved the roar of that big Griffon engine, nothing civilized about it, just raw power. Well nigh sent my stuff flying through the air when the pilot opened the throttle to move to his take off position. The Spit Mk.IX has been a 'regular visitor' @ Oostwold, but the MK.14 was a first-timer me thinks.

    Technically no war bird by far, but I also loved the Saab Safir. Stubby as she looks on that short tricylcle landing gear, she sure seemed like a very forgiving aircraft that could some pretty amazing things.
     
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    My mistake, must have seen it elsewhere; it's a beautiful bird. MH434 (the other Spit) is a frequent visitor to airshows around Europe; it's been on the airshow scene since the early 70s.
     
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    Okay, I think I improved quite a little since the last time, but you guys can be the judge of that.
     

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    Some more:
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    #16 Marcel, May 22, 2013
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    Last set.
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    Anyone noticed the spiral around the Yak3? I never saw it until I saw my photo's. Looks like some kind of vapor trail from the propeller tips.
     
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    What wonderful pictures! Marcel, I hear the engines in those roaring by!
     
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    I have never heard of the Klemm before
     
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    Good shots Marcel!

    I would tend to agree with you that the spiral vapour trails on the Yak-3 are from its propeller tips.
     
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