Last week we were invited to film what could have been one of the only Battle of Britain air displays to take place this year in the British Isles. The sun shone down on us at Castle Cornet last Thursday for the Red Arrows 1st public display in the UK.

We were graced with the presence of a number of other planes last Thursday morning that included a Spitfire, Hurricane, CI Air Search and Muscle Biplane to name a few. We kitted ourselves out with the longest lens we own, a Sony GM 100-400 lens which we attached to our Sony FS5 on the world’s fastest tripod. We completed this setup with a Small HD 7” external monitor which was perfect for daytime viewing, however it was so bright we could have done with our protective sun shield to help even further with the reflection of the sun.

The official video commissioned by the organisers has, at the time of writing, already received 3,800 views with close to 50 shares across Facebook. Whilst Guernsey has remained relatively quiet on the world stage, given our extremely low number of current confirmed COVID cases This was another reason to be proud of our Island community which hosted what could be one of the only safe un-socially distanced air displays to take place in the British Isles this year.

Equipment

  • Sony FS5 & GM 100-400mm lens
  • Sony Z90
  • Sachtler Flowtech Tripod & Manfrotto 504HD Head
  • Small HD Monitor
  • Final Cut Pro X

Location

  • Guernsey, Channel Islands