Shobdon Food and Flying Festival

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by theoldsmithy, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy TalkEmount Rookie

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    Nov 7, 2016
    Martin Connolly
    Shobdon airfield is the only one in Herefordshire. Mostly small private aircraft. Every year they stage a "food and flying" festival - I wasn't that interested in the food part but the vehicles looked good! a6000 with 16-50, 55-210 and Samyang 12mm.

    34811937614_9359876b1f_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival July 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    34811937764_77257a1b6f_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival July 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    35653154045_e769b839f9_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    35522805351_be6739ccaf_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    34811965104_2d466f9b99_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    35484348442_8e46ba1f9f_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    35265923270_7b280c4ebe_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    35265923300_e3597557f3_b. Shobdon Food and Flying Festival 2017 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    34899935543_5ab6d457bb_b. Vintage Riley by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

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  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 14, 2016
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    Paul
    Nice series of shots, looks like an interesting festival.
     
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  3. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
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    Chris
    Nice!
     
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  4. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Mus
    +1
     
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  5. pdk42

    pdk42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 26, 2014
    Very nice - and it's sunny! My previous trips to Shobden have usually featured rain of one variety or another (often horizontal!).
     
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  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy TalkEmount Rookie

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    Martin Connolly
    Yes it was a glorious day on Saturday, 23 degrees, light wind, perfect. It's been a very dry year so far.
     
  7. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Will
    Mustangs are cool anyday!! Had my attention on that XKE.
     
  8. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Good light / clear day...surprised at the number of planes with U.S. markings
     
  9. newst

    newst TalkEmount Regular

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    Steve New
    Very nice. I've always been a sucker for the old warbirds.
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Dave
    What a great event
     
  11. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Bob
    Looks like a whole lot of fun. :thumbup:
     
  12. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy TalkEmount Rookie

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    Martin Connolly
    yeah that surprised me too...on the next day they had a flypast of Spitfires & Hurricanes but I couldn't go on that day, more's the pity
     
  13. newst

    newst TalkEmount Regular

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    Steve New
    Do you know if they actually held the flypast? I just recently saw a blurb in the news where a flypast of Spitfires (I don't remember if Hurricanes were included) was canceled because the municipality insisted that the plane owners each increase the insurance on their aircraft so far beyond the existing million pound coverage that they couldn't afford to attend.
     
  14. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy TalkEmount Rookie

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    Martin Connolly
    I believe it did happen. The website video clip shows a tantalising glimpse of what looks like a Hurricane in flight.
     
  15. newst

    newst TalkEmount Regular

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    Steve New
    Thanks. It must have been a different airshow.
     
  16. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Nice! Love a good airshow... which is ANY airshow!