Kemble – Hordes of Hunters
The annual Cotswold airshow at Kemble in Gloucestershire is always a Hunter-fest. This year was no exception. Here is my photo report from the show.
Before the flying display proper there was the, by now traditional, display of large RC Models. And spectacular they are too. Its hard to tell them from the real thing.New for this year was a pair of Breitling Wing Walkers, complete with Wingwalkers.
The team before flying
Full size now and Miss Demeanour display with a fuel venting issue. While this may not have presented an issue to the pilot, it quite literally left a nasty taste (of Jet Fuel) in the mouth. That said the display was up to its usual standard. The venting fuel added a new dimension to the images.
Next up, The Red Arrows. Sadly in poor lighting conditions, so I have tried something different with both shots and editing.
A quick trip round the static gives us something old, something new and something borrowed (not much blue!). And the team assembling the Hercules.
Back on with the flying, and its the Turn of the RAF Trainers with the Tucano and Hawk. The Tucano scheme is growing on me while I cant help but wonder if it was worth it with the Hawk. The displays however are as expected. I really hope I can shoot both of them in good weather before the season is out. Finally a Black Hunter evoking memories of an older and some may say better time.
Then it was Piston time! Sea Fury and Spitfire.
Then it was the turn of Axial Flow with the Air Atlantique Heritage Flight Venom and Meteor. The Venom producing an exciting wet start and associated flame.
Team Viper, five Hunters. Nuff said!
Back to the Pan
This shot could almost have been taken back in the 70s
Its hard work winding up the spring!
A spot of Barnstorming courtesy of Brendan O’Brien (any idea why he rolled up his trouser leg?) The BBMF C-47 and Spitfire and the departure of a visitor. Then the last UK performance of this C-47 N1944 before it returns to the USA. Finally the Black Cats Lynx duo from the Royal Navy.
It was an excellent show, it’s just a shame that the weather didnt play ball until the end of the day. A very big thanks to Ronan Harvey, Glen Moreman and the team.