I went to my usual perch at Drumcarrow Craig to watch the Red Arrows from a distance. Usually during the second part of the display various groups come almost right over that location, but this year a heavy shower came through just as the second part started and they were restricted to the ‘B’ display. As a result the number of shots was reduced, but I was very pleased with this one.
Of course as they landed the poor weather cleared away!
The day before I took this photo my new 70-300mm lens arrived. Since the camera has a crop factor of x2, that equates to 140-600mm on a 35mm camera! On close inspection the Red Arrows images were not completely sharp, but for web use they are more than fine.
I took the image from Drumcarrow Crag which overlooks Leuchars from the South. I had been there previously and discovered that during the second part of the display they were flying very low over it!
This image has had a slight cheat – one of the two lower Arrows has been moved.
I live fairly near Scone airfield, and when I heard they were having the Red Arrows giving a display at their airshow I looked at the maps and picked out a good vantage point overlooking the airfield. I also looked at the NOTAMs to find out when the display was, and set off.
The weather was poor, showers were coming through, but they were lucky with their assigned slot. I loved the display, sadly just missed being in place to get them arriving over the hill from the direction of Leuchars.