Royal International Air Tatoo Fairford

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  1. CRASHGATE3

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    Went to Fairford weekend before last
    A few warbirds and six t-birds
    Managed to take over 500 pix....God bless digital !
     

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    Great stuff, keep 'em coming! You must've been about the only place in the country with clear skys though
     
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    Yeh.....it was cold and rainy in the morning but OK in the afternoon (Saturday) I think Sunday was a washout...
    The place we camped on the Friday night is now flooded !!
     
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    Nice pics. Good thing there was blue sky makes life so much easier when at an air show (both for taking pictures and for enjoying yourself).
     
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    Nicely done! :thumbleft:
     
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    They are beautiful. Nice to see the P-39 Airacobra.
     
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    nice shots
     
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    Cool pics, love the P-39.
     
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    Nice shots CG I contemplated going but the weather looked iffy however it seems to have been ok glad you managed to get some pictures for us to see thanks
     
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    Thanx for your comments.....I'll try to get some more pix posted later
     
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    A few more....
     

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    nice pics!! thanks for sharing..

    do you know which spitfire is in position 4 diamond formation? i havn't seen it before.. the one which seems blue?
     
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    Hi Zuluecho....
    The one without the invasion stripes ?
    Its PS915 Mk PRXIX
    The colour scheme is actually PS888 of 81 Sqd based at Seletar in Singapore during the Malaya campaign.This aircraft flew the last operational sortie by an RAF Spitfire on 1st April 1954
    Its flying with an ex Shackleton Griffon 58 engine...
     

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    Very nice pics. I went to the Air Tattoo back in 1997. Was a great airshow and in my opinion the best one in the world. Highlight when I went was when the B-2 did a fly by and landed at the air show.
     
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    Hi Adler.....thanx for your comments
    I wasn't at the 1997 show...were you there as aircrew ?
     
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    great shots:)
     
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    Nope that was the one airshow that we did not do that I really wish we had.

    I just went for pleasure.
     
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    Some interesting paint jobs..
     

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    Good stuff, those are some cool paint jobs.
     
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