Last few days were really great. On Sunday Eric and I set of for a trip to Farnborough to catch the Vulcan behind the Skyvan. Back in 2011 we did our first Vulcan flight and then I thought it would be a once in a lifetime… Through bad weather and after the GPS sent us to a random country road instead of our hotel in Farnborough, we finally made it to our destination.
Yesterday was more hectic. Security at Farnborough did it’s job properly and it took about 2 hours and a half to get inside the airfield. The waiting wasn’t that bad as the Constellation, Eurofighters, F-16’s, etc. were taking of while we were standing before the gate. Thanks to the Vulcancrew we got in and with some help from the friendly people at Farnborough we finally got our stuff to the Skyvan. Just in time to get everything installed before the flight. Thanks to the PlanesTV guys for helping me out. Just as we were finished installing, we met up with the other photographers and took of for a great flight.
I joined the flight as 12th man. Which means I’m standing close to the cockpit, behind the 11 photographers. Most of the time you can only take making of pictures, but I got lucky (and also thanks to the last row of photographers for letting me take some pics). To make things better the Vulcan also joined up next to the Skyvan which gave me some nice side-on pictures. Together with the pictures from the 2011 flight I really have every angle, except for the underside as I could not photograph the break from my position.
I would like to thank Eric, the Skyvancrew and the Vulcancrew for making this flight possible.
More iPhone pictures can be found on my Instagram or on this blog in one of the upcoming ‘iPhone pictures’-post.
Up next would have been the Flanders Boogie at the dropzone of Moorsele, but the weather is shit so I hope to make it later this week!