For many years I’ve been along to Wings & Wheels at North Weald, but this year that was going to have to take a break. We had booked a short family cruise which happened to fall on the same weekend. This got me pondering what other show I could attend, after a bit of thought I decided to bop up to Weston Park for their annual show, it always looks good in the mags so I figured it was worth a visit. In short it was great, lots of traders, lots of flying – aircraft, helis and quads all had their own flight lines – and the off road buggy track and boat pond just added to fun. I shot a few pics, which you can see below.
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.