Southport Airshow 2008

Missed most of due, largely due to the weather – no great desire to stand in the rain for 8 hours watching the odd flyby. As it was it brightened up in the afternoon and we caught the tail-end. Shame, from what I saw in the distance as we arrived we missed a good day – simulated air-ground attacks and such.

Shall look out for it next year, I think. I’ll put some of the better photographs on the gallery in a day or so, but for now here’s a few that caught my eye. Just a shame my camera, lens, slow reactions (and the weather) couldn’t do these justice. Maybe next time.

Attack helicopter, type unknown

Attack helicopter, type unknown

Simulated bombing run

Simulated bombing run

Chinook

Chinook

Tracking plane, type unknown

Tracking plane, type unknown

The only commercial air display team in the world - flying close!

The only commercial air display team in the world - flying close!

RAF Fighter

RAF Fighter

RAF passenger palne, type unknown

RAF passenger plane, type unknown

RAF training jet

RAF training jet

Royal Navy helicopter

Royal Navy helicopter

RAF Red Arrows arrival display

RAF Red Arrows arrival display

RAF Red Arrows, trrailing head on view

RAF Red Arrows, trailing head on view

RAF Red Arrows, close formation

RAF Red Arrows, close formation

RAF Red Arrows, up close and scary manouver

RAF Red Arrows, up close and scary manoeuver

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