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Title: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Topdad on 22.09. 2014 16:31
Yesterday we had a great fun day out without alas a single BSA in sight ( wash my mouth out ) at the Southport airshow. Fantastic display kicked off with a chance to sit in a spitfire ,there parked on the prom ! and the queue wasn't that big reasonable contribution to RAFB fund required , (luckily My Son was with us so if they had demanded my first born it could have been done    >:D )  , kicked off with the raf red arrows ,boy can they fly, my grandsons were speechless and i was just sitting in the cockpit has they flew by to give me a great picture (thank you Rob ; you're back in the will for that ) later  the Battle of Britain flight along with there Canadian cousin 2 lancs + spit + hurricane = 10 merlins = a wonderful sound plus agreat display = a lot of very happy people ,quite afew with tears in there eyes. My boys and I saw and heard something they won't experience again ,fanatastic ,glorious Every one was waving like mad as they flew home!! This was followed by the New typhoon fighter ,what a difference ,what a noise and brings a whole new dimension to "opening the tap " finished off with a canberra and a hunter and closed by the mighty Avro Vulcan  another great sight and sound could see her 5miles away awaiting clearance and then she ran in ..low and at full throttle ,out of this world , We'd had a wonderful time oh and did I mention I sat in a SPITFIRE , sorry to shout , bobH
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Topdad on 22.09. 2014 17:09
heres some more particularly for Scotty and all other Canadian friends, BobH
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Topdad on 22.09. 2014 17:11
Another,
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Greybeard on 22.09. 2014 17:31
Lucky so and so!

I'd like to see the pictures a bit larger than 350 x 262 though. You should be ok at 800 wide.
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Bill ss on 22.09. 2014 17:48
Good pictures Bob,i was in Birkdale visiting my son,we were saying our goodbys when a couple of red arrows flew over,the noise was fantastic. *smile*
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Topdad on 22.09. 2014 18:35
Yes ,sorry about the sizing over did it will try to change it ,also have a video which I'I try to load ,bob
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Topdad on 23.09. 2014 11:54
Hope this comes out ok it took a lot of planning to get the Red Arrows to be just there !  *whistle* *smile*BobH
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: RichardL on 23.09. 2014 13:01
Bob,

Great pictures. Were you able to locate the kickstart lever? It's a great family photo and, even though lo-res, you can see the resemblance. Now, about the photo from the over the right wing, did you have a team of photographers there or did you buy the all-day pass to the cockpit?

Richard L.
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: Topdad on 23.09. 2014 16:16
Hi Richard, they needed a crowbar to remove me and before someone else says it that wasn't due to me being that enormous !! The RAF had 4 guys helping with photos and on my pc you can see the hawk trainers clearly , I ve got a video of the 2 lancs and escort which I'll try to upload , was something to see , haven't stopped yakking about it since ,thanks  the reply BobH
Title: Re: great family fun day mk 2
Post by: bsa-bill on 23.09. 2014 20:00
a day to remember Bob - well done (good job there is no emoticon  for Jealous)