Revisiting the 2008 ADF Airshow

Formation flying of RAAF aircraft.

Left to right: Mustang, Vampire, Meteor, Hawk, Hornet.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th October 2008, This photo: 2:03pm


  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Ok - so where were you? In a plane?
  • andrew katic said:
    i was thinking what he was thinking.great shot by the way.does grassroots have its own company air balloon
  • David de Groot said:
    No Greg, firmly on the ground - 560mm of focal length on a 400D (1.6x crop sensor), handheld and manually focussed. :)
    [] I wish Andrew!
  • Matthew Post said:
    Fantastic! I hope to go to Warbirds over Wanaka one year. Believe it may be this weekend
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I do like a good day out at an airshow, but Amberley kinda sucks due to the heat. It was easily 45 on the tarmac (reminded me of my childhood spent out there), and by 2pm I had a massive headache and heatstroke (despite drinking litres of water).
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Extraordinarily good work then Dave.
    I've only been to one airshow. Caboolture, years ago. There were some photographers shooting from a scaffolding tower and one fell off. Seems he simply stepped backwards.... Landed flat on his back. I offered a bit of assistance - being a vet and all, but a doctor quickly turned up and then an ambulance and he was carted off. Never heard what happened to him. Fortunately his body hit the ground first and his camera was unhurt. This was pre-digital days. He had a big Nikon set-up with motor drive.
  • Dave Valentine said:
    wow I could have sworn that you were in the air! Superbly captured David - and hand held to boot
  • James Lagden said:
    Nice picture. That inspired me to go back in the archives and post one of my a airshow pictures from 2006.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I've been to the Caboolture air show before (mid-90's) - twas a good day out. I recall driving over a paddock and through a storm water ditch in a Nissan Bluebird in order to get out (queues through the gate were horrendous).
    [] It's the clouds and lack of ground that does it :)
    [] Danke - and a fine photo it is too!
    Where are the Dassault products and the 'one we'll miss loads'..??
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Different Squadron :P
    aaahhhhh sssoooooo
    LOVE the story about the lad falling off the perch....ya never hear of it ACTUALLLY happening...needless to say I HOPE he "made it" !!
  • Jack High said:
    That's not something you'd see very often. Well captured.