A few photo's from the festival. Very disapointing for photography as the only place to get a view of the lake was at the slipway where the aircraft taxied up, the rest of the shore had tree's in the way. The Duxford cat parked behind the tree's along with the french cat. Both cat's landed well out of view behind the Island's. The french cat displayed further up the lough at the Killadeas manor house marina. It was nice to see the Twin Otter though.
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Removing the trees would have improved the view for sure - but what you have mentioned only took place because the Cat was damaged and wasn't going to be leaving for a few days.Pearse1983 wrote:A bit late now I know, but on the second day of the Festival the French Cat was parked on the hard stand so people could get up close to it (the crew were kind enough to allow the public inside) and also the tree line was cut down allowing for a better view.
If the event takes place there again (which i hope it does),the entire bay needs to be visible.I didn't get one photo of the Catalinas landing or taking off from the lough,as i chose not to go to the yacht club on the Sunday thinking it would be a repeat of what myself and mcdee saw on Saturday.
Wayne,but what you have mentioned only took place because the Cat was damaged and wasn't going to be leaving for a few days.
Every cloud and all that. The organisers wanted the Cat on the hard stand from the outset and the shrubs trimmed down to enchance the view but as various issues prevented the timming of the shrubs further neither Catalina could use the ramp. However, every effort was taken to optimise both the view and experience for the spectators whilst considering the preseveration of the site after the seaplanes were finished.
Following events on Saturday the French Cat had to come onto the ramp and as a result the barriers were repositioned on Sunday morning to allow the public to walk around it - the crew went one better themeselves by later allowing people on board!!
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