Tuesday 21 June 2011

Baby Wingwalkers fly at Cotswold Airshow

Last weekend was our first public display this year.  The Cotswold Airshow is a 2 day full size airshow in Gloucestershire but they also have a few slots for model planes. 

This year the models all had a local theme.  A model Hunter to fit in with the anniversary of the planes that have a long connection with the airfield; a model Hercules and the Baby Wingwalkers which are both modelled on aircraft that are based nearby.

We also put a video camera on one of the planes during Sunday's flight so you can see what Cotswold Airport (still known to regulars as Kemble) looks like from the air and some of Baby Danni's manoeuvres during the flight.

The weather on Saturday was wet and windy but we were lucky and did still get two flights.  The others weren't as lucky because the morning model slot was cut short to let the Dutch Hunters land so the Hercules couldn't fly and our additional slot at lunchtime was brought to a rapid end by torrential rain so the Hercules lost its flight again.  We were lucky as we flew first and the rain held off but poor Geoff flew the Hunter in horrible rain.

Fortunately it was still windy which dried our clothes out so we didn't have to spend the rest of the day squelching round.  We were hoping to have a picture in the Sunday Times as their photographer spent a long time setting up a shot with us - but it never made it to print.

Sunday was much better weather and photographer Chris - who is also a highly skilled rigger/ derigger and plane pusher - took some gorgeous photos of the planes sunlit against the dark clouds.  See more of our photos.

So, another successful weekend and good to see the variety of aircraft there.  You can see some great photos of the full size on the Cotswold Airshow Facebook page and in this forum.

1 comment:

  1. Probably among the most fascinating miniature aircraft hardware I've seen. They definitely deserve their own air show.