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