Airshow at Kjeller airport (“Flydagen”)

What better activity could you do on a sunny summers day with the kids, than to go watch some airplane action. At Kjeller airport, a small airport just outside Oslo, there’s an annual airshow. The entrance is free, and there’s a bunch of vintage airplanes both in air and on the ground. The pilots perform some nerve-wracking maneuvers, definitely going to send chills down your spine. Several times i was sure that the stunt was going to end straight into the ground, just to se that everything was under total control. There is a lot of plain enthusiasts in Norway, and a lot of extremely high polished vintage airplanes. Like for instance this Supermarine Spitfire MK XVI.

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The airshow started of with some model airplanes.
And probably not the in the size that you had as a kid…..these things are humongous!

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This Douglas DC-3 Dakota is one of my favorites. Look at those curves and the impeccable shine. Check out their website over at www.dakotanorway.no. If you become a member, you can get rides for a fair price! (Yes please, anyone… my birthday is coming up soon 🙂 )

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A good thing to have in mind when shooting airplanes (with a camera) is to get some prop-blur. Here I’m going crazy with 1/25 second, to really get those norwegian colors to stand out. But off corse, the faster the prop turns, the faster you can have your shutter speed. 1/200-1/250 second is normally ok when they are flying, just to get some movement in the props. If the props are all frozen up because of a to fast shutter speed, the plain will look like its soon to fall down from the sky. The next time I’m to shoot airplanes i will try some crazy slow shutters like i do when shooting motorsports.

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Jet engines are always fascinating.

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A Fairchild Cornell named “Spirit of Little Norway”.
“Little Norway” was a Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Canada during the second World War.

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The Choppers was running all day long, giving people a ride (For a small fee 🙂 )

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There was one airplane “surprise” not announced in the pre-show flyers. But at 12.05 a Lockheed P-3 Orion from the Norwegian Air Force had 2 flyovers. It’s an Norwegian surveillance airplane, and can easily be recognized with it’s long tail.

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The first flyover was with the landing gear out, but the next was with the landing gear tucked in, giving a much better look. This a definitely my favorite shot from this day, with clouds “under” the airplane, and landing gear folded in. Gives a great feel of being high up over the sky when taking the shot (But was actually standing on safe ground with my kids 🙂

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Pilots having a chat by one of the De Havilland Tiger Moth’s.

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De Havilland Tiger Moth (189 & 127)

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Upside down!

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North-American AT-6 Harvard.

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The well-known for many “P51D Mustang”.
What a beauty!

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Noorduyn Norseman R-AF

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Dont forget to join the airshow next year folks!  Read more about it here: www.flydagen.no 
Now I’m going to leave you to enjoy the rest of the shots. Dont forget to follow me on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

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Cheers folks!

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