Wickenby Wings

Information by Peter Yeo and Photographs by Gordon Savill


British Spitfire
Airco BE2c WW 1 Fighter


Airco BE2c WW 1 Fighter
Airco BE2c WW 1 Fighter ....... yes, a FIGHTER! Open cockpit, rearward facing engine and twin machine guns, capable of being swivelled to aim at an enemy, fired and aimed by the pilot, as if he didn't have enough to do to keep the thing in the air!
A Bucker Jungman, a German pre-war trainer painted yellow for high visibility
A Ryan PT-22A USAAF trainer, also pre-war/WWII vintage
A Thruster micolight aircraft made at Wickenby airfield

Red Arrows Aerobatic Team by Peter Yeo

The “Red Arrows” are the RAF Aerobatic Team, based only 9 miles up the road from here at RAF Scampton, which was my last “posting” at the end of my Service career.

The British Aerospace “Hawk” trainers are superb aerobatic aircraft and very popular trainers, and have sold all around the world, including the USA.

The day I took my grandson Matthew on a visit to the Red Arrows museum and to see the team perform it was a dreadful day, with heavy rain that kept the planes grounded.  However, we were able to go in the museum, and then the hangar where two aircraft were undergoing major servicing.  This explains why there is black-painted Hawk on the flight-line, an aircraft borrowed from another Base to make up numbers until the Team aircraft is available again.  There is a shot of Matthew, aged 13, standing beside a Folland “Gnat”, and that gives a good idea of just how small the Gnat was.  It was designed to be a trainer and was also sold to India, to be built under licence in India for service as a light fighter.  The Red Arrows were equipped with Gnats for several years and performed their displays all over Britain and Europe.

August 2011 Digital Competition Results

We had some stunning photos this month!

Without further ado… here are the photos that placed.  You can view all the images that posted here.

Digital Themed Competition (Hands & Feet)

1st Place Wishbone by Beverly Mazur


2nd Place Hands Brading for Show by Linda Graham

AN_02_Hands_Braiding for Show

3rd Place Sandy Toes by Karen Harris

AN_03_Sandy toes

HM    Barefoot in the Park by Angela Carroll
HM    Look Ma, No Hands, No Feet by Jim Budka
HM    The Woodworker by Rebecca Hueske
HM    Palm Reader by Julie Halloran
HM    Stretch that Foot by Donna Gustafson

Digital Creative Competition

1st Place, Lines #2 by Jim Atkins

DC_01_Lines #2

2nd Place, Schoolhouse Christmas by Karen Harris

DC_02_Schoolhouse Christmas

3rd Place, Many Faces of Becky by Linda Graham

DC_03_Many faces of Becky

HM    Candlestick by Angela Carroll
HM    ZoomII by Dennis Gaibler
HM    Stuck on a Pole by Jim Budka

Digital PhotoJournalism Competition

1st Place, When a Tree Falls in the Forest by Julie Halloran


2nd Place, Determination in Tractor Pull by Linda Graham

DJ_02_Determination in Tractor Pull (1)

3rd Place, Lighting the Sky on the 4th of July by Angela Carroll

DJ_03_Lighting the sky on the 4th of July

HM    Flag Presentation Cornhusker Games by Jim Budka
HM    Ride ‘Em Cowboy by Donna Gustafson
HM    Fourth of July Blast Attended by Over 3000 by Karen Harris
HM    One Room School House by Brad Moser
HM    Randy the Wagon Master by Jim Atkins

Digital Nature Competition

1st Place, Bald Eagle by Donna Gustafson

DN_01_Bald Eagle2

2nd Place, Bald Eagle by Karen Harris

DN_02_Bald Eagle

3rd Place, Glacial Waters by Julie Halloran


HM Wheat at Sunset by Rebecca Hueske|
HM Bee Loaded with Pollen by Linda Graham
HM Reflections at Sunset by Jim Budka
HM Turks by Dennis Gaibler
HM Yellow Flower #1 by Jim Atkins

Digital Pictorial Competition

1st Place, The Final Blast by Jim Budka

DP_01_the final blast

2nd Place, Damn Funny Isn’t it Son by Angela Carroll

DP_02_Damn funny isn't it son

3rd Place, What Pretty Curls by Karen Harris

DP_03_What Pretty Curls

HM Nightrider by Dennis Gaibler
HM Jail House Coffee by Julie Halloran
HM Christchurch Cathedral by Karen Harris
HM Kate #2 by Jim Atkins
HM Follow the Bouncing Yellow Ball by Rebecca Hueske

Upcoming Events

Lancaster County Fair

If you haven’t had the opportunity to head out to the county fair, you still have time!  The photography should now be on display.  I know of two of our club members who have placed, and I’m sure there are many others (because we are one talented group of people and all!).  The last day for the county fair is the 13th.


Lincoln ZombieFest

Now, I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s also something that you will never forget!  This is the 5th ZombieFest Lincoln has had and it’s now a 2 day event!  The official ZombieWalk is on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at around 6:30.  This all happens down by Pershing.  Keep a look out for me, as I should be there in full costume again this year!