Always a challenge to follow our efforts at RAF Scampton, this year we created a routine that recruited unsuspecting members of the audience to join the display “It’s a Rock Out”

Bearded Theory

UB40 and the Stranglers were our support this year as we continued to fly the flag. In spite of Somme like conditions, our Saturday performance allowed squadron members to show off their adverse weather flying skills, Sunday was simply mud although our new routine still took off and was enjoyed by 6 kids and their unsuspecting adults, enlisted as new recruits.

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BT14 IRO victims ready

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Lichfield – Cars in the Park

10447402_10152399461096492_4339488333371809623_n Flyin IsaacOur second sortie to this famous city and second biggest car festival in the UK was once again brilliantly hot – as were we! The spectators were amazed by the new lightweight barrows and that the pilots, flying “full canopy” could this year hear our soundtrack.

 

 

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Pilsley Village Fete

A short flight up the Derwent Valley from RAF Bonsall brought us to this lovely village in the grounds of Chatsworth House. Performing on the village green, in front of 100’s of spectators on another beautiful summers day, we were all surprised to see the medals adorning the upper torso of one of our pilots, as were most of the audience. Despite certain requests for such lack of attire at future shows, we’ve tossed a coin and it wont be happening again – too much fainting!

Bonsall Carnival

At our home airbase, on yet another hot day we managed to thank all our supporters, friends and family by soaring to new heights with our performance on the day, helped perhaps by the mess tent being only 2 yards from the performance area and barrows being the method of transport home.

Matt’s 40th at the Miners Standard Winster

Our first night sortie, although not planned as such, we managed to find each other in the dusky conditions and perhaps pulled off our best performance to date – (on the basis no one could see us – ed?). Flying between Caravans and their BBQs again allowed us to display a versatility in all adverse operational conditions. What a fantastic end to another season.

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