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Royal International Air Tattoo 2009

By , Saturday 18th July 2009 in Days Out Photo Days

Photographs from the 2009 Royal International Air Tattoo held annually at RAF Fairford.

In total I took around 3,492 photos between three cameras. I took my new Sony Ericsson C905 camera phone (8.1 mega pixel), my Canon EOS 350 dSLR and my Olympus u700 digital compact. I used my phone and compact camera for static display an video and kept the telephoto lens on my Canon for the in flight shots.

All in all I was impressed with the camera on the C905, except that it really suffers from a lack of optical zoom and it was slow to turn on. Once you slide the lens cover open it's a good 4-5 seconds before the camera is ready to take a picture - by that time the "whatever your taking a picture of" has gone. The quality and colour reproduction was superb. Battery life wasn't so good, but did last the day.

It was fantastic to see the Vulcan flying, as well as the Lancaster and the Spitfire. The Apache was also flying which is another helicopter I was looking forward to seeing as I haven't seen one in the air before. Eurofigher Typhoon was good to watch as always.

There wasn't much in the way of RAF vehicles there this year, but the USAF and foreign military filled the spaces. Most of the RAF assets are currently deployed in Afghanistan operations.

As per my usual Air Show tradition, I got thoroughly sun burnt again!

Here is a selection of my personal favourite photos from the event, and you can see the full gallery of 136 photos here: Royal International Air Tattoo 2009.

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Royal International Air Tattoo 2009

By , Sunday 10th May 2009 in Days Out Photo Days

Royal International Air Tattoo 2009 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Royal International Air Tattoo 2009 at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

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