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Posted on Aug 5, 2013 in Photography | 0 comments

Airshow 2013 at National Museum of Scotland East Fortune

Airshow 2013 at National Museum of Scotland East Fortune

Had a great day out at the National Museum of Scotland Airshow at East Fortune. Perhaps not the variety and size of Leuchars but lots of planes and things to do. Here’s a brief selection of the photos from the day, was a bit cloudy and grey so the planes aren’t quite at their shining best.

Eurofighter Typhoon Climbing

Eurofighter Typhoon Climbing

Having a little bit of moisture in the air meant that there was some nice water vapour over the top of the wings of the Typhoon as it climbed away on afterburner.

Typhoon on Afterburner

Typhoon on Afterburner

More water vapour as the afterburners glow. The Typhoon is a very impressive machine.

Breitling Wingwalkers

Breitling Wingwalkers

I think you maybe need to be a wee bit mad to be a wing walker. The Boeing Stearman does seem to be a fairly powerful and stable plane for the job. You can find out more about them here.

Boeing Stearman Splitting

Boeing Stearman Splitting

Boeing Stearman Approaching Head on

Boeing Stearman Approaching Head on

SWIP Display Team

SWIP Display Team

The SWIP Duo Display Team fly lightweight Twister aircraft, very agile and look great picked out against a very dark cloud. You can find out more about the team here.

SWIP Team Crossing Their Smoke Trail

SWIP Team Crossing Their Smoke Trail

SWIP Team Against Dark Sky

SWIP Team Against Dark Sky

Fairey Swordfish

Fairey Swordfish

Was great to see the Fairey Swordfish. I had long known the story of the part this plane played in the sinking of the Bismarck and, when you see how slow this plane flies, you have even more respect for the guys who flew one of this things at a huge battleship to release a torpedo.

P-51 Mustang

P-51 Mustang

The P-51 Mustang, A World War II icon and it makes a lovely noise. The first production aircraft to have a laminar flow wing ( I’ll get me’ coat ).

Hawker Hunter

Hawker Hunter

Not a great photo but a lovely plane, despite being over 50 years old, the Hawker Hunter still looks very elegant.

Really enjoyed the day, I’ll be going back.

 

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