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Canberra PR.9 (XH134 / G-OMHD)

Cotswold Airport formally RAF Kemble
May 3, 2014
Cotswold Airport formally known as RAF Kemble in Gloucestershire is the home of Midair Squadron and where their Canberra display pilot Dave 'Pipes' Piper was preparing Canberra PR.9 (XH134 registered G-OMHD) for the next days flying display at the Abingdon Air & Country Show. The Aviation PhotoCrew, headed by Eric Coeckelberghs organised the air to air photo shoot utilising Short SC.7 Skyvan (G-PIGY) of Invicta Aviation which is now respendent in a new smart military style olive green scheme with black markings.
Kitted out in harnesses the dozen photographers were strapped in to the Skyvan ready for take-off. Approaching midday the Canberra departed earlier for its practice display routine, we were to rendevous at 3,500 feet at the end of its routine. We flew a figure of eight above Kemble and had nearly ten minutes with the silver Canberra before it broke from the formation and landed below us.
XH134 retired from RAF service in 2006 and is one of very few Canberras still flying.
Canberra PR.9 (XH134) over Kemble - Canon EOS 5D III + Canon f2.8L 70-200mm (70mm) f.8 1/800, -1 stop exposure compensation
 
 
Canberra PR.9 (XH134) - Canon EOS 5D III + Canon f2.8L 70-200mm (90mm) f.13 1/800, -1 stop exposure compensation
 
 
Canberra PR.9 (XH134) over oli seed rape fields - Canon EOS 5D III + Canon f2.8L 70-200mm (70mm) f.10 1/800, -1 stop exposure compensation
 
 
Canberra PR.9 (XH134) - Canon EOS 5D III + Canon f2.8L 70-200mm (130mm) f.9 1/800, -1 stop exposure compensation
 
 
Canberra PR.9 (XH134) - Canon EOS 7D + Canon f4L 24-105mm (45mm) f.9 1/800, -1 stop exposure compensation
 
Left to right: Short SC.7 Skyvan (G-PIGY) of Invicta Aviation which is now respendent in a new smart military style olive green scheme.
Eric Coeckelberghs and the Aviation PhotoCrew with Air Academy members.
The final break at the end of the photo shoot while over Kemble, unfortunately I was swapping cameras and missed the shot and this image is not the sharpest.