Photos from The Vintage Aviator Ltd's Remembrance Day airshow

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Photos from The Vintage Aviator Ltd's Remembrance Day airshow

Joined: March 4th, 2005, 8:19 am

November 22nd, 2013, 7:47 pm #1

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
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November 22nd, 2013, 8:00 pm #2

Great photos, thanks for posting n/t
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November 22nd, 2013, 8:28 pm #3

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
The photography is gorgeous of course but the sheer scope of that collection... wow. And I suppose it goes without saying each of those is powered by an appropriately vintage engine as well- or did I hear that they're reproducing Gnome-Rhone rotaries now?

Whatever the case, that's a truly special collection. Thanks for sharing these pics with us!

Lynn

Webmaster, The 50th Anniversary IPMS-USA National Convention in Hampton, Virginia

August 6-9, 2014
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Joined: February 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm

November 22nd, 2013, 8:41 pm #4

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
for any aviation enthusiast's bucket list.
Thanks a ton for these beautiful photos. A plus is they are painted in authentic schemes. Really gives a sense for "being there" so to speak a hundred years ago. DAMN! that is hard to believe it was that long ago.
Seeing the head on shot of the Albatros, the last thing many observation airmen probably saw in those early days.


Again, a big Texas Thank You!

Mike
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:25 pm

November 22nd, 2013, 8:43 pm #5

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
all of them are just beautiful !!!!
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:03 pm

November 22nd, 2013, 8:56 pm #6

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
"SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN"!! wow, thanks for posting those amazing photos. cheers, LL
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November 22nd, 2013, 9:39 pm #7

The photography is gorgeous of course but the sheer scope of that collection... wow. And I suppose it goes without saying each of those is powered by an appropriately vintage engine as well- or did I hear that they're reproducing Gnome-Rhone rotaries now?

Whatever the case, that's a truly special collection. Thanks for sharing these pics with us!

Lynn

Webmaster, The 50th Anniversary IPMS-USA National Convention in Hampton, Virginia

August 6-9, 2014
http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/topic/projects/engines

In the section on the Oberursel they relate that they had to special order
some of the ball bearing assemblies, and the minimum number required
by the manufacturer means they had to buy far more than needed. So
they have spares for maintenance and more than enough for more new
builds.

Interestingly they also relate that they found some of the parts of the original
engine they used as a pattern to be fully interchangeable with a Le Rhone.

L'avion accuse ... Le Corbusier
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:26 pm

November 22nd, 2013, 9:50 pm #8

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
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November 22nd, 2013, 9:51 pm #9

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
Time for a "Blue Max" remake.
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Joined: March 2nd, 2005, 3:50 am

November 22nd, 2013, 9:53 pm #10

The Vintage Aviator Ltd have 2-3 airshows every season, at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton (New Zealand). The last one was a couple of weeks ago and featured two new aircraft making their public debuts, an Albatros D.II (finished in Oswald Boelcke's markings) and TVAL's third Sopwith Snipe (finished as F2367 "1-2", B flight 70 Sqn, Bickendorf, March-April 1919, which is one of markings provided by Wingnut Wings in their 'late' version of the Snipe). The weather was very kind on the day and most of the (extensive) collection flew - fantastic experience for a WWI aviation enthusiast, the buzz lasted for days. A new format for the show allowed an improved walk around photo opportunity, thanks TVAL!





































































































Check out the castor oil staining on the wings of these Pups:







A dream of what ifs, Fokker EV vs Sopwith Snipe











More photos here:
http://s1011.photobucket.com/user/Jamo_ ... t=6&page=1

Thanks to the pilots, the ground crew, the commentators, the volunteers and organisers for putting on a fantastic display.

Is this show on your bucket list yet?

Thanks for looking

Cheers
James
Glad you were there to take these excellent photographs and kindly share them with us.
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