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(C)Old Warden -01-10-2017 - Race Day

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(C)Old Warden -01-10-2017 - Race Day

Postby andygolfer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:50 am

Well it was meant to be the race day event but with the weather forecast dire they took the decision to just fly what they felt was safe to do so but keeping to the theme wherever possible. It meant a somewhat truncated display but enjoyable nevertheless although as the wind got stronger and stronger as the day went on, it meant the day became a lot colder.

some excellent flying and the Extra display by Mark Jeffries benefitted from the dull conditions as he debuted (I think I've spelt it right as no auto correction appeared) his new fireworks slalom display, Brilliant! He had fireworks on the wingtips (seen that may times before) but also five sets of vertical firing sets of fireworks creating a slalom course down the runway which he duly navigated through twice with smoke going as well! That really was different and I hope it will become a regular feature in 2018.

the revised display running order was posted on a blackboard by the control tower, as you can see it was limited somewhat and was over soon after 16.30 shortly before rain started to appear about the time forecast - well planned!
ImageFlying programme Old Warden 01-10-2017 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

now some proper pics! ....
ImageXF603, G-KAPW Percival Provost Old Warden 01-10-2017 7334 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

the sun semi-appeared briefly at the start!
ImageZ7015, G-BKTH Sea Hurricane Old Warden 01-10-2017 7290 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageZ7015, G-BKTH Sea Hurricane Old Warden 01-10-2017 7429 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-BNZC 671 Chipmunk Old Warden 01-10-2017 7454 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

I tried this in black & white, the colour version is alongside it in my flickr album for comparison...
ImageG-SIJJ P.51 Mustang Old Warden 01-10-2017 7521 mono by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-SIJJ P.51 Mustang Old Warden 01-10-2017 7528 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageNC17615 Spartan Old Warden 01-10-2017 7611 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-AZWT (V9367) Lysander, Old Warden 01-10-2017 7704 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

now for that Mark Jeffries display:
ImageG-IHHI Extra330 Old Warden 01-10-2017 7754 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-IHHI Extra330 fireworks slalom Old Warden 01-10-2017 7785 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-IHHI Extra330 fireworks slalom Old Warden 01-10-2017 7799 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

then we had a dose of the racing Pitts....
ImageG-SWON Pitts Old Warden 01-10-2017 7853 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-FLIK Pitts Special Old Warden 01-10-2017 7876 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-VOOM Pitts Old Warden 01-10-2017 7982 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-EXIL Extra 300 & Pitts G-PIII Old Warden 01-10-2017 7976 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-AYZH Taylor Titch Old Warden 01-10-2017 8119 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-AWIR Midget Mustang Old Warden 01-10-2017 8055 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-ACSS DH.88 comet 01-10-2017, Old Warden 8006 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-HEKL Mew Gull 01-10-2017, Old Warden 8270 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-ACSS DH.88 comet 01-10-2017, Old Warden 8324 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

there we are, C&C welcome, plenty more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 203797110/

Because of the conditions I used RAW most of the time to give a bit more scope in enhancing the light on the pics, couldn't believe how much memory it used though, fill first 16Gb card completely and made inroads to a second. (I did take quite a few of the Shuttleworth Sprint along rthe runway before the flying started to practice panning while the opportunity presented itself!

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Re: (C)Old Warden -01-10-2017 - Race Day

Postby mustang5861 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:15 am

Great shots of a nice variety of types - love the lines of the Spartan, and always good to see the Comet racer and Hurricane taking to the skies. Just thinking that the Extra 330 'fireworks display' would go down well as part of the Old Warden Flying Evenings, when the subdued light (assuming the weather is OK) would highlight the fireworks even more.
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Re: (C)Old Warden -01-10-2017 - Race Day

Postby andygolfer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:47 am

mustang5861 wrote:Great shots of a nice variety of types - love the lines of the Spartan, and always good to see the Comet racer and Hurricane taking to the skies. Just thinking that the Extra 330 'fireworks display' would go down well as part of the Old Warden Flying Evenings, when the subdued light (assuming the weather is OK) would highlight the fireworks even more.


thanks for the comments. Yes the fireworks would go down well then. I'm sure they will have that in mind.

I must make an evening event next year, they always seem to clash with something or other,
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Re: (C)Old Warden -01-10-2017 - Race Day

Postby Mike » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:26 pm

Nice set Andy, especially the last one of the Comet. :thumb:
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Re: (C)Old Warden -01-10-2017 - Race Day

Postby Gloria Finis » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:26 pm

Some very nice photos, Andy.

Thanks for sharing.
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