The weather was unsettled at the Royal International Air Tattoo today. Nevertheless, the aircrew achieved some fantastic flying in the murk, particularly the pilot of this Hornet, who displayed in awful weather. Of course, the Red Arrows were superb: Follow the link from the photos for more.
Tags: Aeroplanes, Armed Forces, RIAT
Vulcan 13, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Work took me away from Brize Norton families’ day on Saturday, but I did catch the mighty Avro Vulcan XH558 back in the skies, which was a real pleasure.
Tags: Aeroplanes, Armed Forces, Vulcan
On a grey and showery day, skydivers at Weston on the Green commemorated D-day, not by skydiving, but by jumping static line at what for us is a low level: 3500ft. It makes you think. D-day Commemoration – Dornier G92, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Sport parachuting is relatively low risk, believe it or not. We go high with modern equipment: it works reliably and there is time to take the reserve if the main fails. No one is, or will […]
Tags: Aeroplanes, Armed Forces, BNP, Liberalism, Liberty, Mises, Skydiving, Society, War
Spitfire, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker.
Tags: Aeroplanes, Armed Forces, Spitfire
IMG_1982, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. IMG_1988, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker.
Tags: Aeroplanes, Moon
We had just three skydives today but they were great fun, two-way formations. We spent our time waiting for military training to complete: a soldier was apparently badly injured after a malfunction. Three police cars, three ambulances and two helicopters attended and guards were placed on the gate. We feared the worst, but I understand the one lad involved walked from hospital the same day. We struggled to put the cost of the response into perspective, particularly considering the high […]
Tags: Aeroplanes, Boogie, Skydiving, Weston