Once in a lifetime..
Every now and then one is able to enjoy very special events. This past weekend was one for me. My family and I attended the biennial Wings over Wirarapa air show. It was special in many different ways, the Mosquito, Avro Anson, Venom, six jet formation, the list is quite long. So to start off here are a few of my favourite (of the 1500 or so shots)!
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DH 98 Mosquito F Mk 26, DH 115 T.55 Vampires, DH 112 Venom
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DH 98 Mosquito, Spitfire Mk IX, Spitfire Tr IX, P51D Mustang
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6 Jet Formation, L39C Albatros (x3), DH Vampire (x2), BAC Strikemaster
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De Havilland parade, DH60G Fox Moth, DH82 Tiger Moth, DH84 Dragon, DH83 Fox Moth,
DHC-1 Chipmunk, DHC-2 Beaver, DH 115 T.55 Vampire, DH 98 Mosquito
I was also able to meet up with keenlearner (regular DPS poster) at the show and swap stories and aides on photography. What a magic weekend it was.
I hope you enjoy.
Cool shots dad. That new lense in pretty sharp. TFS
Beautiful shots, I envy you!
Very nice :) We were stuck in the American hot dog line when the jet formation was flying by and I didn't get any shots where they weren't facing away. Wish I'd known a few DPSers were there, I would've taken a few minutes to say "hi" :)
Thanks for sharing. Spitfires are beautiful planes. I have liked them since the beginning.
Great shots! You are obviously in your element. TFS.
I can tell you had fun! Great set. Keep them coming.
Something is amiss with that Mustang though.
Love the jet shot though.
Good series. Thanks for showing us.
Thanks, I still can't believe how lucky we are to have seen these aircraft.
Originally Posted by Jdflute
At least you got some food! It's a pity not meeting you but I'm sure we will get together at another event soon!
Originally Posted by Nicole
I just love the Spitfire, the sound...I got a couple of good shots so watch this space!
Originally Posted by ZafarSami
Couldn't be happier! Whats better is that the whole family is involved so I don't feel guilty going to these events. :)
Originally Posted by Heaterguy
I sure will Annie, it was one of the best events ever - how can it get better?
Originally Posted by anniehun
Yep the Mustang is out of place amongst the Brits, but there wasn't another plane to take its place. The jets put on a great show and the silver blue one is just stunning.
Originally Posted by mikoyan
Thanks Richard. It's a pity the Mozzie wasn't able to go accross to you guys in Aus. I'm sure hundreds would have gone to see it,
Originally Posted by RichardTaylor