Our local RAF base, Northolt holds an airshow once a year, this was the first year since living in the area that I manage to attend. The weather was pretty dire, meaning most of the headliners of the flying program couldn’t fly, the kids and I had worn ourselves out walking around the various static attractions and given the lack of flying we decided to leave. Our route back to the car took us up a public road which passes by the end of the runway. From here I could make out the DH Rapide starting its engines and generally looking like it was about to fly. So we sat patiently and waited, and lo! we finally saw some action. Our vantage point right at the end of the runway made for some great shots, a gallery of which can be seen below.