Holiday Report – 18 June 2016

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Today’s activity involved another expedition into Foreign Parts, specifically to Weston-Super-Mare[1]. First stop was the Helicopter Museum, where we saw lots of helicopters (oddly enough), including this special Lynx:

It's a record breaker

It’s a record breaker

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/40s
Focal length 27.4mm
ISO 12800
Taken 10:21, 18 June, 2016
Location 51° 20.3732′ 0″ N 2° 55.7995′ 0″ W

And from there we headed to the sea front for the Weston Air Festival, where we saw some planes being a bit more active, including this lovely pair of Gnats:

Gnats

Gnats

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/600s
Focal length 400mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:01, 18 June, 2016
Location 51° 20.7893′ 0″ N 2° 58.8498′ 0″ W

This Russian Yak 50

Yak 50

Yak 50

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 359.6mm
ISO 320
Taken 12:20, 18 June, 2016
Location 51° 20.7893′ 0″ N 2° 58.8498′ 0″ W

A slightly loud Typhoon

You only get an Oooh with Typhoon

You only get an Oooh with Typhoon

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/800s
Focal length 400mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:34, 18 June, 2016
Location 51° 20.7893′ 0″ N 2° 58.8498′ 0″ W

And one of my favourites, the lovely Catalina

Catalina

Catalina

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/13
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 400mm
ISO 640
Taken 12:55, 18 June, 2016
Location 51° 20.7893′ 0″ N 2° 58.8498′ 0″ W

And the ubiquitous Red Arrows, who had to do their “flat” display because of some annoying cloud cover. This isn’t a spectacular as their full display, but still shows off the skills of the pilots:

Crossover

Crossover

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed 1/1000s
Focal length 140mm
ISO 250
Taken 14:29, 18 June, 2016
Location 51° 20.7893′ 0″ N 2° 58.8498′ 0″ W

More photos will follow….

[1] Note for any confused furriners: this is a seaside town, not a horse with unusual powers

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