The 14th Northolt Night Shoot attracted more photographers than ever with 240 people on list for the night. Luckily a good turn out and some extra space provided by OC Ops meant that the event didn’t feel much different to the 13th event. The Swedish Air Force Sabreliner was the star attraction, an uncommon sight in the UK and Philip Dawe did well to get it. The other headline item was the Hurricane from Duxford (replacing a Spitfire that had developed a cooling leak) although costing £3000 to book this had meant an extra £10 for the people attending.
The French continue to support the event and provided both an Alpha Jet and a Super Puma. The Irish Air Corp were back with their AW-139 as well. The addition of one of the BAE 146 200QCs had gone down better than I think some people expected.
It was unfortunate that the Army Defender and the 7 Sqn Chinook didn’t turn up as I had wanted to shoot both but ‘no shows’ are to be expected. The Sentinel again wasn’t on the list. Philip Dawe has made several attempts to get one and hopefully he will at a later event.
Swedish Tp86 Saberliner 86001
RAF BAE 146 200QC 32 Squadron
French Super Puma 2377 FU
Hurricane Mk12A ZS140 G-HURI