Silent Hippo - The Photography Blog of Martin Sebborn

Category: Aviation

Posted: 16-Jul-2017 | Category: Aviation

RIAT 2017

A great day at RIAT this year - I've only posted a few shots of some unusual / exceptional things, including a surprise visit by the US B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber which was on a 23 hour training mission.

BBMF Lancaster - back in flight Swiss Display Team - that The amazing B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bomber and F15 F-22 "Raptor" creating some mist! F-22 "Raptor" - mist and flames! Generations apart - Raptor and Mustang US "Thunderbirds" Display Team- nice precision display SU27 "Flanker", displayed by Ukraine Air Force - look how big it is!

Posted: 08-Jul-2017 | Category: Aviation

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

An enjoyable day at Yeovilton Air Day this year, staying on the base in the camper!

Some take-off for the Muscle Pitts Special Nostalgia at its best! You are going the wrong way! Apache - Did I do that! Two French Navy Rafaels - one very striking Now they are close - 4 aircraft there.. Mirror Image - Amazing flying from the Swiss

Posted: 22-Aug-2015 | Category: Aviation

Bournemouth Airshow - Night Flying

Some amazing pyrotechnics on a damp evening

Posted: 18-Jul-2015 | Category: Aviation View full gallery

RIAT 2015

A great day at Fairford this year - varied and interesting aircraft and the weather was kind. And what a treat to see the Vulcan in formation with the Red Arrows. The French Display Team closed the show and made all the other teams, including the Reds, look like beginners!

What a fabulous sight...... Now that was close - distance not years!

Posted: 19-Jun-2015 | Category: Aviation

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton

Posted: 18-Jun-2015 | Category: Aviation

Boscombe Down Aircraft Collection

Interesting visit to the BDAC - lots of cockpits that you can play pilots in!

BAC 1-11 Cockpit

Posted: 24-Aug-2014 | Category: Aviation View full gallery

Little Gransden Airshow 2014

A great airshow - record crowds and the season highlight - the 2 Lancasters. And XH558 putting on a magnificent show.

Just how close are they!

Posted: 21-Aug-2014 | Category: Aviation View full gallery

Clacton Airshow 2014

Posted: 26-Jul-2014 | Category: Aviation View full gallery

RIAT 2014

Slightly disappointing show this year - no Vulcan, the new Lightning II grounded, far too many Eurofighters! Lots of things that should have been flying just on static display.

Some great display teams though, especially the Swiss and the Italians.

Posted: 05-Jul-2014 | Category: Aviation View full gallery

RAF Waddington Air Show

Excellent airshow once the wet start was over. Some fabulous aircraft on display including the Canberra, Vulcan, Gnats and Hunters.