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30/08/2008


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the 19th shoreham airshow 2008 ...

No shortage of rain was there this month, no shortage of cloud was there this week, no doubt the weather is going to be abyssmal for the airshow on Saturday? Well as you can see the weather turned out just perfect, thee of little faith!

Above are the fantastic RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team. To see the Hercules which carried the team up, coming in to land on the airstrip was an amazing sight.



During the show the airfield was attacked by German ME108 and ME109 aircraft, resulting in a Spitfire and Hurricane scramble. Set to pyrotechnics and with lookalikes on the ground, this display is a definite blast from the past!



No Captain Mannering, but there were some good stand-ins with Dads Army making an appearance!



This Hurricane flew alongside an Avro Lancaster bomber. A stunning display as ever.



The world’s only formation wing-walking team sponsored by skincare giants Guinot, using Boeing Stearman bi-planes.



Team Guinot performed spectacular new sequences. Having appeared from show number one, this year saw a unique sight of five aircraft with wing-walkers.



Haurel and Lardy are amusing. I must say, like a big kid, I was chuckling all the way through their act. I think Olly noticed, as he gave us a wave as he and Stanley drove off!

30 comments:

Glo said...

What an amazing day! How accommodating of the weather to send in the blue hue! Really enjoyed looking at the photos, and wish I could have been there to see all the action! I can't imagine being a wing walker. Some people must crave excitement and adventure ~ and be very brave! Thanks for sharing your day! Haurel and Lardy...hehe ~ they look great!

Simone said...

What a lovely day to go plane watching! I think the Laurel and Hardy lookalikes look really good. I especially like the expression on 'Stan Laurel's' face!

The Dutchess said...

I love Laurel and Hardy ever sinds i was a little girl.My daughters when they where little found them to be very stupid,how could it be possible that a person could do so many stupid things in a row. One of the girls always left the room when we where watching a video,she realy hated to watch "two idiots"! Now she finds them just as funny as i do..timeless laughter

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Louise,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us,i am jealous i would have loved it...oooh your piccies are great i need to scroll back up lol
Great name Haurel and Lardy lol
Love Kristina XxX

Katherines Dream said...

My Dad would have really enjoyed this show. No shortage of rain ! and yet my garden looks awfal. You are so right about being torn betwen sea and countyside - I am.
I am so worried about this move.
I have just been looking back at your recent posts...sorry I have been away, I remember both Peter and Jane and Janet and John...with great fondness.
Carol xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Was this event in this country Louise..?
I haven't seen skies like that for.... can't remember when!
Your photos of the parachutes is stunning!!
and Haurel and Lardy look like a good giggle..

Michele x

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Great photos! Wish I'd been there but your post makes me feel as though I was!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Wow, what a lovely way to spend time - I love Laurel and Hardy..:)

Flighty said...

In view of what the weather could have been like it it looks to have been just about perfect. From your entry and photos it appears to have been an excellent show enjoyed by one and all.
I bet the Hercules was an impressive sight! xx

daffy said...

Wow! These pictures are really great!
It looks to have been a wonderful day! Lucky you!
Sadly, the Sunderlad airshow this year, was a washout! :o(

Ragged Roses said...

We were camping on Saturday and the weather was delicious wasn't it? We always use to drive back from our summer holidays in France (via Portsmouth) on the weekend of the shoreham airshow and would gaze up at all the airplanes, it looks fab
Kimx

periwinkle said...

i'm so pleased the weather was good for you -- i can never understand why anyone would want to wing walk though!!
lisa x

Charli and me said...

What great pictures! I love the air show. We have one in our area every two years and I can't wait to go this July. It's so much fun! I can see you had a great day.

Pat said...

What a fabulous day, Louise! It all looks exhilarating.

Laurel and Hardy look so much like the actors who played them ... they are so funny aren't they?

Hugs, Pat in NY

nikkipolani said...

Oh Louise, what fantastic photos! And what a gorgeous day for the show. I like your shot of L & H :-)

Sal said...

What a fabulous day! I would have loved it all ;-)

LizzieJane said...

How great that the weather behaved it's self. It looks like you all had a wonderfully fun day!

Emma Herian said...

We were up on chanctonbury ring that day, the planes were doing little displays for us on the hill, really exciting!
Thankyou for your comment, we had such a lovely day, perfect! 16 years of hapiness already behind us, I looking forward to the next!
Emx

Rosezilla said...

I love airshows! So does hubby since he grew up in the Air Force, his dad was career. Thanks so much for the wonderful photos! I had not really seen much Laurel and Hardy until I got married, my husband loves them and now I do too!This pair looks like they would do a credible job.

acornmoon said...

I have the greatest admiration for anyone who jumps out of a plane, I have no head for heights and would surely die of fright.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Great photos!

méri said...

Lovely day!!! And beautiful photos!

Linda said...

Hi Louise,
Looks like you had wonderful weather for the airshow, my "army" son would of loved it.
Cheers Linda

Lesley said...

Great photos Louise! It looks like a really grand day out :)

xxx

Among the Hedgerows said...

Great photos, Louise! I love air shows ... our big one was last weekend (great weather for it here too) but I didn't go.
xo,
Lynda

Daisys Little Cottage said...

I cant believe I have "known" you this long and never realized you had a "home" blog!!! Im always on your garden blog. So happy I founf this. WoW that looks like a great day...my ex hubby was a plane fanatic. Love the Laural & Hardy....good food too???
smiles
DarLy*~

carolr said...

Hi Louise! I am just emailing you b/c I kind of miss you! I have never been to an airplane show, they seem fun but a little scary. Hope all is well with you...

Jennie said...

ooh I love Laurel and Hardy and don't they look like them!! Glad you had a good day, it looks like it was great fun.

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Wild Rose said...

Who could have wished for a more glorious day?

Marie x