Well I wasn't expecting this at the start of the weekend.
Ibstock Country Fair was on and I had finished the gardening so suggested to my Mrs we take a trip down there, see what it's all about. I checked on the website and discovered that there was a FLY PAST BY A LANCASTER !!!! 'in the afternoon'.
We got there about 1pm and discovered the fly past was booked for 4.45pm.
The time arrived and I am there, ready, with my 300mm lens on my DSLR........shutter set to 'continuous' shot.
Eventually the Lanc came up over the horizon, turned left a smidge and flew right over my head.
The sound of 4 Merlin engines from only about 1000 foot away is just amazing. I went all goosebumps and said some very poignant words..... '*&c^ me !! What a ^*%$ing FANTASTIC aircraft !!'
It was brilliant. He only flew past twice but that was enough for me to get 134 pictures Every 10 seconds or so I'd re-focus but apart from that had it on continuous shot
Enjoy these pictures of one of aviations truly majestic beasts.
I RECOMMEND you enlarge 9, 10 and 13.