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A Lightning Runs Past

 

It was a very drab grey day at Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire on Sunday when the Air Museum held it's early summer Frown open day with the jet aircraft making run pasts. You stood for hours on the crowd line in the biting wind wating for something to happen, interspersed with minutes of exciting action:

 

 

Somehow it did seem worth it.

 

The photographs were not too good though, the conditions were not conducive to good photography. Maybe the late summer event will have sun, one can hope

 

 

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A Lightning Runs Past

 

It was a very drab grey day at Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire on Sunday when the Air Museum held it's early summer Frown open day with the jet aircraft making run pasts. You stood for hours on the crowd line in the biting wind wating for something to happen, interspersed with minutes of exciting action:

 

  • The sight and sound of an English Electric Lightning rushing past twenty or so yards away on a fast taxi;
  • Feeling the sound of the Nimrod in your bones as it rumbled past
  • The sight of the Victor and the Vulcan bombers on the runway.

 

Somehow it did seem worth it.

 

The photographs were not too good though, the conditions were not conducive to good photography. Maybe the late summer event will have sun, one can hope

 

 

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comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 May 2011, 06:14
To be honest, Les, this is my kind of weather and is most conducive to stand-out shots like this. I'd be proud of this if it were mine. I especially like that touch of yellow. smile
Les Auld: I know what you mean Ginnie, sometimes bright sunlight is just too much, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 May 2011, 09:08
It still looks to be a formidable thing Les
Les Auld: Doesn't it just Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2011, 11:46
Nice moody shot, it works well.
Les Auld: The weather was a it moody John, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 May 2011, 12:29
I love these days
Les Auld: So do I vintage, so do I, thanks for the comment.
Great aircraft these, I remember seeing a display when one came in low and at speed, then stood on its tail and went vertically up to the clouds, magnificent. I didn't realise they had shows here, it is only a bout 40 minutes from us.
Les Auld: I have only seen these in museums so being next to it on the runway was just great. They do hold one or two shows a year and there are some interesting exhibits in the museum. Well worth a visit. Thanks for the comment Brian.
You don't have to have sun to know that this was a serious aeroplane Les
Les Auld: It is one I have always wanted to see in action, so this was a bonus for me. Thanks for the comment Bill.

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