Dunsfold Wings and Wheels


ChrisA

Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 20:06
Dunsfold Wings and Wheels.

Anyone going tomorrow (Sunday 26th)?
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 20:21
Had I known it was on before now I would have probably made the journey but as its my first Sunday off in 6 months I had better not tell the wife I am going out for the day without her.
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ChrisA

Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 21:15
Mike-P wrote:
Had I known it was on before now I would have probably made the journey but as its my first Sunday off in 6 months I had better not tell the wife I am going out for the day without her.

Bring her!

I'm bringing my other half.
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jeallen01

Link Posted 27/08/2012 - 09:02
ChrisA wrote:
Dunsfold Wings and Wheels.

Anyone going tomorrow (Sunday 26th)?

Didn't see this thread until the 27th and we (wife, her brother and myself) went yesterday.

Overall, very good, and probably one of the best (and certainly best value for money!) airshows in the South. Good variety of aircraft and cars - although the latter are so far away when doing the high-speed runs that you need something over 300mm and to be at the very front of the crowd line to see/shoot much.

OTOH, the airshow parts were very good, with a good variety of planes, and some of the routines were very good - especially The Blades aerobatic team and then the very last routine with the RNHF Seafury and Johnathan Walley's "Misdemenour" (the wildly painted Hunter!) doing some impressive low, fast and very close formation passes along the crowd line (if you go today, do try to stay until then - although it might be raining by that time!). The best are certainly towards the end of the show.

On the downside, Dunsfold has very poor access and getting in/out is very slow (so use the side roads to the East and West, not the A281 main road, to get close as you can before getting stuck in the traffic). Food was the usual airshow rubbish, so take your own, the toilets are few and far between - especially at the western end - and be careful on the heavily rutted grass if you have a low slung car!
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 27/08/2012 - 09:05

ChrisA

Link Posted 27/08/2012 - 09:35
Yes, even being at the very front of the crowd, the cars were a long way away - I think you'd have to be a real enthusiast to enjoy them much.

I went for the aeroplanes, and also for the privilege of, unlike at other airshows, being able to arrive by air.

I got a few half-decent shots during the day, though as it clouded over during the afternoon, the light became fairly rubbish.

Here are a couple.. first the Sea Fury and the gorgeous Hunter.




Jet Provost...




And the superb Mustang and Spitfire - a fantastic display of close formation flying.




As was the Red Bull pair, Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones..




I've got some more if anyone's interested.
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jeallen01

Link Posted 27/08/2012 - 09:39
ChrisA wrote:
and also for the privilege of, unlike at other airshows, being able to arrive by air.

If only (took us 2hrs to get in via the A281 and over an hour to get out via the Western exit)!!!!
( Will try to put up some shots later - but have a very busy day!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 27/08/2012 - 09:39

jeallen01

Link Posted 30/08/2012 - 21:32
[quote:3496ace15f="jeallen01 ( Will try to put up some shots later - but have a very busy day![/quote]

Unfortunately, too much else happened on Monday and I have been working 11hr (inc travelling) days since then, and so haven't been able to put shots up yet.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 31/08/2012 - 08:46
Just realised you posted some pics in here Chris ... some excellent shots but the Jet Provost is just perfect imo.


ChrisA wrote:
I've got some more if anyone's interested.

Would love to see more.

Off to the Bournemouth air show today, lovely sunny day atm.
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CoDa

Link Posted 31/08/2012 - 13:54
The Jet Provost brings back lots of memories. A great shot
Colin

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



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