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Battle of Britain Air Show, IWM Duxford, 22nd September 2018

October 15, 2018
Written by: Rob Slusar

With the weather forecast looking mixed, I set off early.

Beating the traffic I parked up and made my way to the showground.

The Show

This show was set up to be the final show of the season celebrating the RAF100. As well as a stellar line up including 19 Spitfires, the RAF were sending some big jets.

Unlike the last show I went to here, this one was a sellout. It was very busy, but luckily I was able to make use of the members enclosure.

Whilst the weather started off dry, it got darker, colder and wetter as the day went on. I ended up wet, my lens got wet and it was a challenge to shoot.

That said, I have shot in conditions like this before, so was able to come back with a set I was ok with. Here it is.

Avro Tutor

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

Spitfire row

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

MiG intake

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

RAF100

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

Miss Helen

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

Miss Helen

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

The Shark

Battle of Britain Air Show, 22nd September 2018...

Finale

I’m not going to lie, the weather was horrible by the end. I had 3 layers on and I was still freezing.

Credit must go to the organisers and the pilots on the day. The weather turned out to be as bad as expected with some quite high winds. Due to the professionalism shown, most planes got into the air.

Despite the weather, a good day was had. I breezed out of the airfield and went home to relax before day 2.

Thanks for looking.

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