Friday, 15 August 2014

LMA Airshow, Elvington Airfield

The Large Model Association returned to Elvington Airfield last weekend for one of the main events in its calendar. And when they say large, they really do mean it - these aren't any old toy remote controlled planes, lasting 5 minutes before crashing into pieces; these are fantastic models, superbly realised replicas, maybe as much as 20 feet in width and length.


Watching them take off, fly around and land is a wonderful spectacle - each plane is true to the original, launched into the air by miniature propellers and even jet engines. Their aerobatic powers are superb, darting around the sky in formation displays and mock dogfights, sometimes seeming to just hover against the wind.

As a photographer there was almost to much to see, aircraft, people, all the trade stands, it really is a wonderful weekend. We were even treated to a booming flypast from a full size Vulcan bomber...

Friday, 15 August 2014

LMA Airshow, Elvington Airfield

The Large Model Association returned to Elvington Airfield last weekend for one of the main events in its calendar. And when they say large, they really do mean it - these aren't any old toy remote controlled planes, lasting 5 minutes before crashing into pieces; these are fantastic models, superbly realised replicas, maybe as much as 20 feet in width and length.


Watching them take off, fly around and land is a wonderful spectacle - each plane is true to the original, launched into the air by miniature propellers and even jet engines. Their aerobatic powers are superb, darting around the sky in formation displays and mock dogfights, sometimes seeming to just hover against the wind.

As a photographer there was almost to much to see, aircraft, people, all the trade stands, it really is a wonderful weekend. We were even treated to a booming flypast from a full size Vulcan bomber...