Weston Air Fest I feel have always delivered a great weekend of flying displays. Directed by R5 Air Display this is one seaside air shows which so far has managed to keep the seaside airshow above the water despite all the snags from civil airshows across the UK.
With another hot and sunny weekend Brean Down was a great point to soak up a tan and catch some great photo opportunities.
With the famous Royal Air Force red arrows headlining the event of both Saturday & Sunday they didn’t fail to impress. With that joined many other items including the RAF Typhoon and the Battle of Britain memorial flight. Was a nice sight to see "TRENCHARD" in formation consisting of the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire & Hurricane.
On the civil items seen Mark Petrie in the Strikemaster, Formation display team raven and Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers along with Gyro display, T67 Firefly, mustang, Catalina and Corrine Dennis in the Pitts Special.
On the rotary seen a first time for the Red Bull BO-105 which was a sight to see along with the Gazelle Team.
Full gallery for this year below. Until next time...
Speedway Ride n Slide Dayz is the Uk's first ever touring all inclusive Speedway Experience operator in the UK.
Full gallery from Plymouth Tour.
Great win for the Devils with a score of 46/44 against Coventry Bees. Full gallery and video below.
Cornwall & Devon Land Rover Club held there annual Charity event at Newnham park, Plympton over the weekend. The two day RTV (Road Taxed Vehicle) was ran with teams of three vehicles with 10 sections each day.
The club was created in 1976 after becoming separated from the South West Rover Owner Club because of the increasing demand for more events and entry levels growing, it was the right decision to move the sport forward.
Now the club has an average of four hundred members with around 35 competitive events a year, ranging from junior trials to full on Competitive Safaris, and currently, a National Interclub Team RTV event whose sole purpose is to raise money for charity.
Over the years members have competed with considerable success at many National Trials. The Association of Land Rover Clubs National Rally held annually over the Spring Bank Holiday is considered to be the most prestigious and they have had a fair share of national champions.
1997 saw the 21st birthday bash. A full day of gentle off-road competition suitable for all the family ending with a barbeque at the local area dealership Roger Young Land Rover. By then they had hosted two rounds of the National off-Road Championship, the first dedicated Land Rover club to do so, which was held again at Newnham Park. Many of the Comp Safari drivers are still taking part in the various Hill Rallies that are held each year, with a handful even making the long trip up to Scotland to compete.
More information can be found on their website at https://www.cdlrc.com/.
Full gallery from all the action including video below.
I teamed up with Low Flying Aircraft (https://www.facebook.com/officiallowflyingaircraft) for Torbay Airshow 2018. It was the year’s first public display for the Red Arrows, who brought a never before seen routine in the skies above Torbay. The two day show took place on Paignton Green with the Bay providing a stunning natural amphitheater for viewing the air displays and the perfect location for a large coastal airshow event.
Given that 2018 marks the centenary of the RAF the addition of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight made this year’s Airshow even more special. The BBMF features the iconic Hurricane Hawker, Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and joining them this year was the Dakota C-47, a spectacular military transport aircraft used extensively in WWII operations more than 10,000 of which were produced from 1941 onwards.
The Grob Tutor also displayed at Torbay Airshow 2018, first flown in 1985 this nimble aerobatic sports plane is used by Army Air Corp, Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force Pilots as an
elementary training aircraft.
For the first time ever, Torbay Airshow was planning on playing host to the unique Vampire Pair, these were unfortunately cancelled due to mechanical issues, they were replaced by the Bristol Blenheim instead.
Fan-favourites The Blades appeared on both Saturday and Sunday, displaying a brand new close formation aerobatic routine. This elite display team has a number of former Red Arrows pilots amongst its ranks, so Airshow fans can expect a dynamic and cutting edge display.
Making a return to Torbay was the ever popular Autogyro, a craft that was first made famous by Sean Connery in 1967’s Bond Classic You Only Live Twice. Peter Davies’ Autogyro may not have the tricks and whistles of an aircraft straight out of Q-Division, but its spectacular movement and sycamore-
like flight pattern makes it a real crowd pleaser.
Also joining the Torbay 2018 line-up was the BAC Strikemaster, a British jet-powered training and light- attack aircraft first flown in 1967. The Strikemaster was a development of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer, which itself was a development of the 1950’s Percival Provost.
Great day yesterday at Thruxton Race Circuit for rounds 7,8 & 9 of the British Touring Car Championship. With the highest average speed throughout the season, it did indeed bring some big thrills and spills.
Here's a full gallery of the captures including a video.
More than 2,000 teenagers have completed the annual Ten Tors challenge under sunny skies on Dartmoor.
The event, organised by the Army’s South Western HQ in Okehampton, saw youngsters take on a 35, 45 or 55 mile route across the moors over the course of two days.
After heavy rain on Friday evening, the 400-strong teams of competitors were met with mainly dry conditions after setting off early on Saturday morning.
Full gallery from the weekend below. If you require any imagery please get in touch using the contact form or email email@example.com
High Winds, Gushing rain not really the best weather to be stood on Dartmoor with the camera so very limited images from the event for that reason only. However, the Tentors is soon upon us with hopefully some better weather for everyone.
Images and Video of all the action between Plymouth Devils & Eastbourne Eagles. Full meeting report below
Few images including a video on the action from the season opener. For a round up check the full report below.
Tuesday was the 2018 Armed Forces Day official launch on Plymouth Hoe. The annual celebration will be held on the Hoe on Saturday, June 30. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the event will include special commemorations for the force.
To find out more check out www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/plymouth-armed-forces-day-2018-p1306823
Images from the launch below.
Great week in the Mach Loop this time around. Here you have a full gallery of all the action. I have broken down the days to make it easier for everyone.
Any crew who wish to have a copy of the images please get in touch. Special mention to Dominic Egerton who has kindly put the traffic report together.
9:43- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Bala
11:17- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Bala
11:23- 2x GR4 (Monster1/2), Bwlch-Dol
11:31- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Dol
14:01- GR4 (Marham74), Bwlch-Cad
14:04- GR4 (Marham74), Bwlch-Cad
14:34- Typhoon (Warton05), Bwlch-Dol
15:35- Osprey (Knife72), Bwlch-Cad
15:42- Osprey (Knife72), Bwlch-Cad
16:10- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Bala
16:18- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Bala
9:24- Hawk T2 (VYT60), Bwlch-Dol
11:17- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Bala
11:34- Hawk T2 (VYT71), Bwlch-Bala
12:38- 2x GR4 (Monster1/2), Bwlch-Bala
13:04- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Bala
13:27- C-130 (Comet84), Bwlch-Cad
13:47- 2x F15 (Attack01/2), Bwlch-Bala
14:42- GR4 (Marham42), Bwlch-Cad
14:45- GR4 (Marham42), Bwlch-Bala
15:48- Hawk T2, Bwlch-Dol
15:51- 2x F15 (Casino61/62), Bwlch-Cad
15:54- 2x F15 (Casino61/62), Bwlch-Bala
STRIX - MC130
Yesterday lunch time lead to be a nice surprise to catch “DOLPHIN12”operated by 820 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. The Merlin HM2 was conducting a training exercise in around Plymouth Sound.
The current units responsibility lays in the hands of the all new HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier which is currently undergoing sea trials but will be in full operational service in the near future.
More on 820 itself will be looked at a later date.