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Aeroplanes seen mainly at local Airshows.
Occasionally I get dragged along to see Aircraft perform at various local Events showcasing Planes from today and the last century.
Here are the only two airworthy Avro Lancaster Bombers in the world flying a demonstation over the bay at Dawlish in Devon.The lead plane is the UK based one 'PA474' whilst the Canadian built and owned version is following behind.Only 23 complete aircraft of this type still exist out of a total production run of 7377 units.400 were made in Canada. The plane from canada recently flew across the Atlantic for take part in a series of Airshow fly-bys.By the end of September this year it will have returned to North-America probably never to return so a truly memorable event.
..23 august 2014..
Supermarine Spitfire PS915 seen coming into land at Kemble during a display there.
..26 august 2012..
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Avro Lancaster PA474 is seen of its landing approach coming into land at Kemble at the Airday being held there.
..26 august 2012..
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BAC Jet-Provost built in 1960 roars over Kemble during the Air Display there.
..17 september 2011..
For a complete history on this 50+ years old british jet clickHERE
Avro Lancaster,one of only two in the world now airworthy seen doing a fly past at Kemble.
Spitfire MK-356 is a member of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) and is seen here on 'finals' landing at Kemble. ..17 september 2011..
For much more info on the priceless plane click HERE
De-Havilland Tiger-Moth DF-128 above me in the skies over Kemble. ..17 september 2011..
Kemble Aerodrome over the 17/18 september 2011 weekend held an Airshow and the best place to photograph the planes was not actually in the Drome.Parking on the mainroad that skirts the runway affords a much better view of all the proceedings.At the north end of the site is a Salvage-Company known as Air Salvage International (ASI) that is busy breaking up old passenger planes that are life expired or just worth more as spares than as a working aircraft! Here is an Airbus A320 that will never fly again.Final owner was obviously DHL,the well known Freight Carrier. ..17 september 2011..
Eastleigh Works and Station are right under the approach to Southampton-Airport so lots of low flying planes overhead to keep you amused whilst waiting for railway action. This is a FLYBE aircraft G-FLBE,a De-Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q DASH.
I went to the Bournemouth Airshow for a change and for me the star of the show was this Flying-Fortress G-BEDF 'B17' Sally-B. Now the only airworthy example flying in Europe out of 24816 examples built. .. 21 august 2011..
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