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The RAF Red Arrows

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The Red Arrows, Sunderland International Airshow, 2007

Sunderland International Air Show 2007

(Day Two)

The second day of the Sunderland International Air Show was rounded off by the RAF’s Red Arrows display team performing under varied weather conditions. The skies were intermittently dark, wet, raining, or bathed in bright warm sunlight, all within minutes of each other!

The Pentax K100D received plenty of use as I clicked about 200 frames during their half hour performance, the changing scenes in the sky provided varying backdrops to their ariel skills, I hope you enjoy these pictures today. I had great difficulty in choosing five frames to show you.

The location that I and “Junior” chose was right in the heart of the action and on the edge of South Tyneside’s boundary with Sunderland, Whitburn Beach proved to be ideal, please click the map link to discover where we were.

Click thumbnails to enlarge.

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Written by curly

July 30, 2007 at 12:08 am

Posted in Colour, Events, Whitburn

22 Responses

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  1. Wow, these are terrific! If I had to choose, the second from the left of the small photos would be my favorite.

    Thanks so much for visiting Olympia Daily Photo. And do post a pic of that railway bridge when you get a chance.



    July 30, 2007 at 2:30 am

  2. Your photos astound. They’re wonderful. It’s such a pleasure to see these. Thanks.


    July 30, 2007 at 3:20 am

  3. Amazing pics Curly..


    July 30, 2007 at 6:40 am

  4. Spectacular, the dark sky really adds to the drama of the photo.


    July 30, 2007 at 7:29 am


    Bruce Douglas

    July 30, 2007 at 9:40 am

  6. Absolutely wonderful ! Great capture !!!

    Fabrizio - ikol22

    July 30, 2007 at 10:07 am

  7. Nice photographs. It was cloudy here for the air show we had. One pilot crashed his bi-plane on Saturday and died and his plane burned up. Sad. The air forces from Brazil and the US and maybe Canada were here too and I did get some photos of those planes passing over my backyard.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    July 30, 2007 at 10:35 am

  8. Beautiful, and unique (grey cloud) Red Arrows…well done-Classic Curly! Good job on that Hurricane….the pilot, the side on, “stopped” prop.

    We loved the Groyne shot, too (as usual, very South Shields DP).


    July 30, 2007 at 11:24 am

  9. The main photo is absolutely perfect in my opinion. Great background for the colors of the trails. The lighthouse in the lower corner. I like it a lot.


    July 30, 2007 at 11:34 am

  10. This is fantastic! What a spectacular sight.

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    Joy Barredo

    July 30, 2007 at 1:56 pm

  11. Wow and wow again! These are stunning, Curly. Looks like you had a brilliant day. You must be so pleased with these amazing photos.

    And thanks for the nod on John Wayne on Menton DP. I’ve changed the title!


    July 30, 2007 at 2:02 pm

  12. What a great timing to capture this photo. Fantastic!


    July 30, 2007 at 4:23 pm

  13. What a gorgeous picture.
    The colors, the light, the components, everything is super!



    July 30, 2007 at 4:44 pm

  14. Stunning photos! Your K100D really captured it very well! Like the colorful “smoke” of the Red Arrows.


    July 30, 2007 at 5:56 pm

  15. great pics curly
    thanks for sharing them with us


    July 30, 2007 at 6:30 pm

  16. wow…need I say more?


    July 30, 2007 at 7:45 pm

  17. Great show for you and for us. Thanks for sharing!


    July 30, 2007 at 9:13 pm

  18. Amazing, really stunning photos.


    July 30, 2007 at 9:40 pm

  19. WOW Curly!

    Breathtaking! Love the colors against that dark gray sky!



    July 31, 2007 at 10:24 am

  20. I like all the airshow pics curly – reminds me of days spent with my father at Leuchars in the 60’s. Then the star turns were likely to be English Electric Lightnings and the traditional low-level Buccaneer run. Oh and the red arrows of course.

    This pic is particularly good I think because you get the nice horizon details in


    August 2, 2007 at 7:52 am

  21. I’ve always wanted to see the red arrows – awesome site!

    Pete White

    August 2, 2007 at 7:49 pm

  22. oooo.. the tails are great.
    i wish i was there….


    August 7, 2007 at 5:10 pm

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