AIRCRAFT and others fliers.
On occasion I have been lucky enough to see some wonderful aircraft although I have only once travelled especially for pictures, That was supposedly the last time Concorde was to land at Manchester where the particular model was to be preserved and then open to the public for viewing both outside and inside the aircraft. As it happened plans were changed and after some hours at the airport it was announced that Concorde would be leaving and returning another day. this gave us an opportunity to see the take off and as we were standing at the end of runway one it was to take off directly away from us starting about 500 yards away.
|CONTENTS of SITE|
|AIRCRAFT other fliers|
|ARRAN ISLAND HOLIDAY|
|BARBON HILL CLIMB|
|BOATS and BOATING|
|KITE and WINDSURFING|
|LAND and SEASCAPES|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-2|
|LAND and SEASCAPES-3|
|SCOTTISH HOLIDAY 2010|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag2|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag3|
|SCOTTISH HOL 2010-pag4|
|S/W IRELAND HOL 2007|
|SUNSETS and SUNRISES|
|SCOTTISH HOL - 2007|
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Engines flat out and although by now we were approximately 700 yards back from the plane and on a very cold day the air suddenly felt pleasantly, very warm. The photo was taken with a Canon D60 and a 600mm f4 L Lens.
Luckily I copied my Concorde pictures to a CD but the pictures of other aircraft taken that day have been lost in a hard-drive crash.
Returning home from a bird watching outing, a pal and I came across a small airfield used by a Glider flying club. Due to the wind direction the gliders were coming in to land over the road we had stopped on so we managed a few pictures.
Bit crowded up here!
I would imagine that the favourite aircraft, particularly of the older generation, are the ones of the Battle of Britain Group.
I have seen them several times at Morecambe and as Lancaster City is our neighbour, this Lancaster Bomber flew low over my house on one occasion as it circuited to fly over the city.
From my garden - 11th August 2013.
Living just below the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park we frequently get planes of all descriptions flying on training exercises. Most I do not recognise but still take a picture if the opportunity arises. Morecambe Bay being a bit difficult for the unwary the Air Sea Rescue practise alongside the hovercraft 2 or 3 times a year.
One of the all time favourites is the RED ARROWS DISPLAY TEAM and occasionally they have put on a display at Morecambe where you can get spectacular views of the action. Although we generally have good weather at Morecambe, getting it on a day of an air display is not guaranteed.
Signing off with the famous diamond formation.
Other aircraft fly regularly at low level over the Lake District National Park and pass near to us on their way north. Occasionally there is a chance to get a photograph as there is with other fliers.
A Spitfire displayed at Morecambe.
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