Lancaster Cockpit was another photo
taken at one of my favourite airshows in the UK calendar,
namely Dunsfold Wings & Wheels. There are two reasons I love
this airshow so much: 1) The sun is pretty much behind you all
day long and 2) due to the proximity of Gatwick Airport, the
displays are always flat for the most part so as not to
interfere with the aforementioned airspace.
the flat display the aircraft are so much closer due to low
level fly pasts. I am usually armed with my 7d mkii and a
100-400L mki, but my father has recently traded in his old
Sigma 120-400 for a Sigma 150-600c, and we decided to mix it
up a bit and swap lenses throughout the day. This photo was
taken with the 150-600 when the aircraft was at it's lowest
and closest to us.
features the BBMF Lancaster, one of only two Lancaster
aircraft remaining in airworthy condition out of the 7,377
that were built. PA474 did not take part in hostilities as she
rolled off the production line just after the War in Europe
ended. She was being prepared for use against the Japanese,
but again hostilities in the Far East ceased before she was
nose art for 2018 is a kangaroo playing bagpipes and is a
replica of the artwork on a wartime Lancaster "L for Leader"
from the RAAF which flew out of RAF Binbrook. The Lancaster
has been painted on one side to represent the aircraft flown
in by veteran Dave Fellowes who recently passed away.