It's been a ropey old year for flying

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But yesterday it was near perfect :-) http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y103/moggycattermole/1-P1000899.jpg Moggy
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Lovely! I always enjoy abit of formation flying, although i've only done it once! Good shot.
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Awesome! Is that a Tigermoth in the last shot? If so, what's the reg?
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Lovely! I always enjoy a bit of formation flying,
You are very kind. As neither of us has more than a tiny bit of formation flying training it was a 'gaggle' rather than a formation, deliberately so. But still great fun. Since our glider pilot landlords don't play on Tuesday we had the airfield to ourselves, so I could finish the day working on my run & break technique. Love the CJ6 shots. I always think they look so much nicer than the Yak 52 (And this as an ex-Yak owner) Moggy
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It's still good, even if it's not a proper formation flight. I was so lucky to get a go of formation flying. My friend Tony Crowe phoned me one day in June 2010 and wanted a pilot to fly with him as he was going to be taking pics. I told him I had never done formation flying before and he said i'll learn as we go along.. :D We flew along side a Chipmunk and a Pitts Special. One of the best flights i've ever been on! Always nice to have the airfield to yourself, Moggy! Nothing and no one else to worry about!
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Near perfect in Norfolk too - Cromer Pier and Sheringham out to the West... http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0485.jpg And then to a lower level to check out another vintagent. N Norfolk railway in steam (but why's the engine going backwards?). http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0489.jpg
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My friend Tony Crowe ...
That's almost a banning offence here. Awful type ;)
Near perfect in Norfolk too.....then to a lower level to check out another vintagent. N Norfolk railway in steam
Brilliant pic! Thanks for posting that Moggy

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And then to a lower level to check out another vintagent. N Norfolk railway in steam (but why's the engine going backwards?). http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0489.jpg
Very atmospheric- is that a DH60 wing, or maybe the green Currie Wot ? As to the loco, I got a similar shot when I was in my Hawker Tempest, shooting up train in northern France!
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As to the loco, I got a similar shot when I was in my Hawker Tempest, shooting up train in northern France!
Post war? :diablo:

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Awesome! Is that a Tigermoth in the last shot? If so, what's the reg?
G-AOZH K2572.
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That's almost a banning offence here. Awful type ;) Moggy
haha Whoops :D helicopterdcr, great set of photos there!! :) propstrike, thanks for the info.
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I'll have to keep you lot guessing for a bit... Here's a few more from the ropey old year for flying! Ah...de Havilland for me,of course. A bit of formation work on the way to East Kirkby. Unfortunately I didn't notice that the flash was on. Keeping formation whilst wrestling with the iPhone ain't the best way of doing things (mind you it was a lovely, still, smooth day) :) http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0412.jpg The return flight at FL50: N Norfolk coast looking East from the Wash (that 'hook' on the coast is Blakeney Point) http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0419.jpg One of the best days this year - I was offered a go in another DH type of great rarity: http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0296.jpg Last week, I captured more DH'ery - a lucky shot at my home airfield: http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0447.jpg Finally, another of the bestest days of the year was a flight in this vintage machine. There are currently 4 airworthy...Sorry about the frightful shot, but it wasn't easy to get it! http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/helicopterdcr/IMG_0456.jpg
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Simply "Wow!" There are some lovely shots there - not to mention such beautiful aircraft. Moggy
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They are great indeed :)

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Ok, dH biplane with perspex, green trim suggests Hornet Moth G-ADMT, now owned by Dave Reid at Felthorpe Great web site. http://www.felthorpe.net/G-ADMT.html
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Propstrike - close enough! The other types? H
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The flying season started well for me... Then ten minutes after the first picture was taken, the crankshaft snapped! Been blagging rides ever since..... http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/6217_10151121562881274_493358240_n.jpg http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p206x206/526004_10151121596161274_1485055187_n.jpg http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/156432_10151121563906274_209585061_n.jpg http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/28005_10151121564301274_1911862220_n.jpg http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308891_10151121565161274_1848797210_n.jpg The good news is the rebuilt engine went back in last week! Now just re-assembling everything else we took apart in the field! http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/545438_10151121566021274_2070775804_n.jpg http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/63353_10151121567211274_723982669_n.jpg http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/292781_10151121567956274_630194897_n.jpg
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Nice shot of the balloon. Unlucky about the crankshaft!
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Congratulations on the landing - looks like a job well done. Also glad to hear you are on the way back into the air. Moggy
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Superb shots- shame about the crankshaft failure-that could have been nasty couldnt it!