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A friend who I work with on the race instructing is an aerobatic pilot, he recommended Gransden show as an excellent day out so this year we went along as it was going to be an opportunity to see the BBMF Lancaster flying with the Canadian version and as a bonus the Vulcan would also be along later in the day. Here's the shots from the day and I will save something a little special till the end which really grabbed my attention. :smthumbup
 

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This next sequence of shots were of something I'd not seen before. One of the Extra 330 SC aerobatic planes did a session with a scale version of the same plane being piloted by radio control from the ground, the two aircraft completed loops and rolls next to each other for about 10 minutes, completely amazing! I spoke to the guy who owned the radio control version at the end of the day, it cost £7K, is made of carbon composite and has a 175cc petrol engine, they've now done four shows together with the full size plane. In the pictures the real plane is the blue one and the RC replica is the red and white one.
 

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Cracking pictures Barry. Being in lincolnshire we've seen the 2 lancasters on several occasions. Seeing one is pretty special, 2 is amazing and you cannot imagine the noise that 30 / 40 or more would make. A true testament to British engineering.
 

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Amazing photography and some wonderful and rare machinery on show there. Thanks Barry

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We were very lucky to have 'Thumper' and 'Vera' based near us last week. We got to see both of the Lancasters and a pair of fighter escorts come in to land on consecutive afternoons. We live about 7 miles as the crow flies from the airport, but the way the land lies, we could see them coming from 3/4 miles away and then follow them all the way into the airport. Very emotive and very privileged to see them at such close quarters flying in low directly over us.
 
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