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    Waddington airshow: advice needed..

    Hello all,
    this summer I plan to visit the Waddo airshow, as it is conveniently taking place in the same weekend as FL at Duxford..

    Can anyone unveil the possibilities of taking pictures during the show, and what's the best spot to be (no I won't stand in front of YOU

    Secondly: I have read some horrifying reports on the trip to the show: even that people were not able to get there at all.....

    What's your experience?

    MTIA

    Aerovet

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    I've been infrequently over the past few years.

    I took these last year from the Silver Wings enclosure. You are looking into sun a lot early in the day but later the light is nice (if the sun comes out!)

    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=110208



    As far as traffic is concerned, we came in from the south but took a detour to be on the east side of the airfield. Traffic was OK for us but I believe a nightmare for others - get there early!
    So much for Pathos

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    You could always consider the helicopter shuttle that operates from the local air museum!!
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    I haven't been to a Waddington show for a number of years, but I found that the show went on for a long time and the flying included stuff I didn't want to see. So I bought a programme, worked out the bits I wanted to see and looked around the static in between times. When an item came up that I wanted to see I went down to the end of the runway, ie the end of the runway where the take-offs started, and took my photos of the aeroplane taking off, landing and displaying. You might need a small stepladder.

    HTH
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    Thanks...

    for your reactions....
    We have decided to go there early.............
    C-U there ?

    Aerovet

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    I havet been for a few years I was in the disabled area but getting out after the show took a long time, they packed the cars in but did not organise departure so getting out was chaotic
    for photography I liked being at the runway end by the road.

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    Lovely shot........
    These are the ones I hope to take
    Thanks for taking the trouble of answering!!
    Greetz
    Aerovet

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    Anybody visiting please come and say hello at the Waddo Flying Club stand. We usually have four a/c on the static display and a tombola to raise money for charities. Win a bottle of genuine wine with sparkly bits!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    and took my photos of the aeroplane taking off, landing and displaying. You might need a small stepladder.

    HTH
    Don't even mention "Step ladders at airshows". It carries the death sentence:diablo:
    Jim.
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    I'd recommend the longest lens you can get your hands on if you have an SLR and if you can afford it a monopod and decent (7 element) 2x converter

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