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FZ6

Scampton Airshow Saturday 09/09/2017 (Picture Heavy)

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I attended the first RAF Scampton Airshow yesterday and here are some photos.

 

The airshow was a bit expensive at £39 but I had a good day. I travelled on the train to Lincoln and got the shuttle bus from the railway station. The way they had a park and ride service operating from Lincolnshire Showground meant that traffic seemed to be ok getting there compared to Waddington at least. Not sure what traffic was like for other car users. The show itself didn't appear to be as busy as Waddington. Unfortunately the Pembroke went unservicable on the runway which prevented  the Global Stars from displaying. Red 5 also went unservicable and only Gypo section ended up doing their second half of the display.  It was nice to see the BBMF back in the air though. The weather was quite changeable with spots of sunshine and thunderstorms which made photography challenging but I got some shots I was happy with.

 

Did anyone else go?

 

Some from the Static park or on the ground

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Scampton 2017 Red Arrows Line Up by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 41 Sqn Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Canadian CF-18 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 SU-22 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

And some from the display

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Scampton 2017 Red Arrows Take Off by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Rich Goodwin Pitts Special by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Alpha Jet by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Breitling Wing Walkers 2 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

36969291762_1ba9e863c0_b.jpgScampton 2017 Breitling Wing Walkers 3 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Breitling Wing Walkers 5 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 BBMF by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Lancaster by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 BBMF Lancaster and Hurrricane by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 B-17 Sally B 2 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Catalina by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Red Arrows Cockpit by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Belgian Display F-16 Taxi by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Display Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Display Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

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Scampton 2017 Display Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking,


Mark

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Some nice shots there, Mark despite the weather! There were some interesting aircraft in the static display,  just a shame that the flying display was not more inspiring, otherwise I would have made the (long) journey. 

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I went, too, on Saturday ....

 

i had to get up at 02:50 am to drive to pick up a coach leaving at 05:00.  We (the coach and passengers, that is) arrived at RAF Scampton  just after10:30) giving me just enough time to unpack my camera and trudge to the blue area aircraft park.  After that I trudged to the red area park.  The latter was probably the most interesting for me because I particularly wanted to see the Swedish Airforce historic planes - regrettably none flew that day.  All of the that meant I missed the start of the flying display.

 

The weather was variable, ranging from sunny spells through drizzle to a full fledged thunderstorm and heavy rain.  I did manage a long held ambition to see Gibson's dog's grave but although I got into the 'Herititage hanger' wasn't able to see his office.

 

I got home at 10:45pm.   A good day out.

 

This was Scampton's first Airshow.  Perhaps not quite up to Waddington's standard - I thought there were too many gaps in the flying display and the sound system seemed to generate too many echoes BUT I'm not complaining and I hope there will be another show in 2018.

 

Your pics are super, FZ6.  I haven't hat time to download mine from the camera but some are, I'm sure, poor duplicates for yours, particularly the 'ground' shots!

 

Jonny

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