Girafferacing's Aircraft Posts

We returned to the RAF base at Coningsby today. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft are based here between air displays, where a team of RAF…

With yet more rain today we sought out something to do indoors and headed for the RAF Museum in Hendon. The last time we visited was in 2014, so it was…

The weather forecast wasn’t looking promising for the second showcase flying display at Duxford this afternoon, but we weren’t going to be deterred by a little…

It’s exactly a year since I last photographed aircraft in flight so it was great to finally get to Duxford again today for the first of two showcase afternoons.…

The film I shot on my Rolleiflex at Duxford last weekend arrived in the post yesterday so I set about scanning the negatives today. They’re a little darker than…

It’s nearly seven months since I last visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. This afternoon we returned. I took the Rolleiflex along, plus a digital camera…

After a busy week of recorder teaching it was great to be home today and to have an excuse to do something completely different. We headed over to the…

It’s a while since I’ve been able to get to an airshow practice day at Duxford, so I was thrilled when I struck lucky with the weather during my visit today. We…

Whenever I’ve watched the Duxford airshows before it’s always been from the members’ area inside the museum grounds. Today though, we picked a different point…

I wasn’t expecting too much action at Duxford this afternoon, but the sun was shining, so it seemed worth making an impromptu visit. As soon as we arrived one…

My flight to Norway didn’t go quite as planned this morning. I sailed through security without a hitch, so that should have told me my luck would soon run out……

For my final post from the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight I thought I’d share a mix of pictures, featuring all the remaining aircraft. There was such a variety…

The Red Arrows are guaranteed to be a highlight of any airshow. The lowish cloudbase meant they couldn’t do their full display but that turned out to be a bonus…

It doesn’t matter how often I see the wingwalkers in action at airshows I still marvel at their bravery (or should that be madness?!) and athleticism. Today was…

It’s over a year since I was able to attend an airshow, so today we drove down to Biggin Hill for the Festival of Flight. This year has been a big one for the…

Most years I get regular opportunities to photograph aircraft in flight but this hasn’t really happened in 2018. Back in January I was able to test my new…

We started the long journey home from Orkney today. The first leg of the trip, from Kirkwall to Aberdeen was very painless and it was lovely to be able to see…

Those of you who visit my blog regularly will know we often pop up to Duxford on the off chance that something interesting is flying. More often than not the…
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