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    Yes, someone did go to Culdrose - Me

    And here is a little taster to be going on with - there was a surprise visitor, not shown here yet - Please, no giving the game away, those that might have been there.

    However, I will say, it is an Historic Aircraft - a big one.
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    Lovely shots, bet the glider was brilliant.

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    It could do with a bit of colour, Anna - but, of course, the airmanship was great - a lovely performance - shame it was so short really.

    One thing I haven't really captured in the glider shots, is the lovelly patterns produced by the smoke, as he wheels her around the sky. Note to self: must try harder.
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    Hmmm......might it have had a rather large red fin, per chance?

    Incidentally, did you get any shots on arrivals day or departures today? Specifically the Chipmunk on Tuesday and the Piston Provost today?
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    You'll see soon enough.

    Sorry Lee, No. I live in Plymouth - I'm actually still trying to recover from the trip - it has left me feeling very very tired. I slept until 11am, and my legs will hardly carry me round my flat today. Even though I spent £3 on a grandstand seat (a great idea, every airshow should have them - so long as they make sure that the website quotes the correct price).

    I know it's a lovely day today, but I can hardly move.

    The PP was due to display, it was certainly on the list.

    Actually, I was quite disappointed by the show as a whole; the visiting Hunters didn't display, in fact very few non-service items displayed. There was no Tornado or Typhoon, for instance. None of the Hunters flew, the helicopter displays seemed to be a lot less than normal. No Chinook, for instance. No Sea Vixen.

    The Culdrose Airday seemed to be a shadow of previous years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobAnt
    It could do with a bit of colour, Anna - but, of course, the airmanship was great - a lovely performance - shame it was so short really.

    One thing I haven't really captured in the glider shots, is the lovelly patterns produced by the smoke, as he wheels her around the sky. Note to self: must try harder.
    I think they look good. I just love watching gliders do aeros, they are so graceful. I sometimes go to Lasham, you have to watch that lot!! they tend to fly at you!!!

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    at Anna

    Here are a couple more - featuring the surprise and correctly guessed guest, an RAF VC10
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    Nice photos, I think Guy Westgate give the best glider aeros display but sadly I don't think I'll get to see him this year. According to a list I saw for Shoreham his tug is an Extra 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neal h
    Nice photos, I think Guy Westgate give the best glider aeros display but sadly I don't think I'll get to see him this year. According to a list I saw for Shoreham his tug is an Extra 300.

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    Has he a spare seat? LMAO

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    Guy's glider routine is truly outstanding. The inclusion of the Extra and the routine they perform together makes that one of the most innovative displays I’ve seen in a long time. Well worth making sure you are not in the burger van queue for!!

    I abandoned the office and travelled with the Dak to Culdrose having never been before. A nice display I thought, although as Rob says it's a shame there was no Hunter or Vixen display. The VC10 made the trip worthwhile for me though

    Excellent photos Rob, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic1
    Guy's glider routine is truly outstanding. The inclusion of the Extra and the routine they perform together makes that one of the most innovative displays I’ve seen in a long time. Well worth making sure you are not in the burger van queue for!!

    I abandoned the office and travelled with the Dak to Culdrose having never been before. A nice display I thought, although as Rob says it's a shame there was no Hunter or Vixen display. The VC10 made the trip worthwhile for me though

    Excellent photos Rob, thanks for posting.

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    Look forward to seeing that! Anna

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobAnt
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    Here are a couple more - featuring the surprise and correctly guessed guest, an RAF VC10
    Wasn't a guess - I was there! The Piston Provost was indeed due to display but, due to several ad hoc alterations to the flying programme the display slot was scrubbed as he taxied out to take off! Not impressed!
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    In that case, I'll prep some more this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Howard
    Wasn't a guess - I was there! The Piston Provost was indeed due to display but, due to several ad hoc alterations to the flying programme the display slot was scrubbed as he taxied out to take off! Not impressed!
    I guessed as much :diablo:

    The PP was scrubbed for something else? What on earth could it have been. The programme was full, sure - but I'm sure 5 or 6 minutes could have been found for it.
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    Harrier GR.7. The programme changed several times during the day and with the Red Arrows being on next, that was that!
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    So that's why he was in such a hurry as he arrived (GR.7 I mean) - thundering about at 650+ knots (it must have been - he had trouble stopping) - it's enough to wake you up.

    Unfortunately, I'm somewhat blaise about Harrier's you see so many of them, they become just another grey (or black) noisy blob. Now I've only seen the PP a few times before - I know it's not exciting, but I don't think there are quite so many around - well there you go.

    Anyway, another few to look at:
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    Yet more from Culdrose
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    Lovely shots keep them coming !! Anna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark9
    Has he a spare seat? LMAO
    I hope not, you don't need excess weight in a glider !!!!!


    I, however, have several - and not a winged thing in sight.
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    Nice shots there, love the RAF VC-10 in 4o years off VC 10 service

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobAnt
    I hope not, you don't need excess weight in a glider !!!!!


    I, however, have several - and not a winged thing in sight.
    LOL!!! Very true Sir.

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    You made the trek to Culdrose, mad!! hehehe. A worthwhile trip indeed, amazing shots there. Good job
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    I live close(ish) by. Well, it's closer than Yeovilton, let's say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark9
    Lovely shots keep them coming !! Anna
    Thanks, I just wish I had the kind of camera that could make a difference to the quality. I think I'm getting it basically right, but they're not quite "top notch".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobAnt
    Thanks, I just wish I had the kind of camera that could make a difference to the quality. I think I'm getting it basically right, but they're not quite "top notch".
    They look pretty good to me!!! most of the others are kings of the "CROPS ie PHOTO SHOPS" Anna :diablo: :diablo: :diablo:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark9
    They look pretty good to me!!! most of the others are kings of the "CROPS ie PHOTO SHOPS" Anna :diablo: :diablo: :diablo:

    Ahhh how the innocent are deceived.

    That's almost exactly what these are, too, I'm afraid.

    Resized and cropped to 800x480, then a bit of colour adjustment and some of them are sharped much more than I would like.
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    Hi Rob

    Nice photos - I was over by the Spanish C-295 and Dakota so had a good view on the run-in of them all - loved the VC10 - and, for personal reasons, thoroughly enjoyed "Mickey" Artiges in the Belgian F.16. The GR7 was about an hour late, but I didn't hear anything on the tannoy about it, and I saw the P Provost being pushed off the grass before they stopped it going out. I only had to drive from Truro, so it took 40 mins going, and 90 mins going home afterwards!! Pity the only Tornado was in the static display, along with the French Navy and Kriegsmarine contributions.

    cheers

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    I made use of the excellent grandstand. I even managed to haul myself up to the top of it.

    Have to admit, while RAF pilots seem to favour showing us the bottom sides of their aircraft, both F16's showed how it should be done, without compromising safety, giving plenty of topside views and exhilerating aerobatic maneouvers.

    Sorry RAF/Navy lads, but they stole the fighter show by quite a distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobAnt
    I live close(ish) by. Well, it's closer than Yeovilton, let's say that.
    Fair one, wish i lived closer to Yeovilton myself.

    The Culdrose airday looks mighty impressive from your piccies. Will certainly have to wander down there next time though their airday is mid week!!! Ours was on a Saturday in our own time Grr hehe. Loving the Sea fury shots what a great aircraft.
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