Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines – at Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool Air Show is held every year but not always in such good weather conditions. This August day was perfect: blue sky, warm, no wind.

We’d never been to an air show before, so had no idea what lenses to take, if a tripod would be needed, what shutter speed to use……

………but just trusted to luck.  After all, when these things are zooming towards you at considerable speed, there isn’t much time to ponder on what you read in a magazine some time ago about how to take photographs at an air show.

We got there early enough to bag a good space on the steps on the seafront promenade, where we sat back to enjoy the show along with many thousands of others.

These magnificent men( AND WOMEN) in their flying machines certainly wowed the crowd.


Red Arrows Blackpool airshow aeroplanes

Red Arrows ©HelenBushe


Aerial Acrobatics Breitlind Blackpool air show

Aerial Acrobatics ©HelenBushe


Breitling Aerial Acrobatics Blackpool air show

Look Ma, No Hands! ©HelenBushe


Blackpool air show flying machines aeroplanes

Flying Overhead ©HelenBushe

After a good couple of hours of entertainment The Red Arrows left us with the most beautiful vapour trails over the sea:

Vapour Trails over the Sea Blackpool airshow flying machines aeroplanes

Vapour Trails over the Sea ©HelenBushe


To find out what bloggers from around the world saw when they looked up, why not head over to:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up at Things


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