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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Waddington Warbird Show

Lincolnshire's premier Airshow is upon us; and it's shaping up to be the best show they have had there for many years. Waddington, in spite of popularity, has been bland for many years now. Ever since the Kosovo conflict the RAF has been unable to attract international participation of much calibre. This, however, has once again not changed at all; but the organisers have endeavoured to offer the public much variety.
The usual suspects all appear here: The Red Arrows, The Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, Sentry/Nimrod/Sentinal Flypast etc.
From Classic Aviation's point of view is the extra influx of classic and warbird types. With six Spitfires (not including BBMF), two Hurricanes, a Me109J Buchon, the Great War Display team and Air Atlantique attending en masse - the show is shaping up with a very historic feel.
The undoubted stars of the show, and crowd pullers for enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike, will be the SAAB Gripen and the Avro Vulcan. Pictures and report to follow.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not holding my breath for the Vulcan - still very touch & go. Will be good to see the Gripen again, but the show is (yet again) light on the Heavy Metal (pun intended!). Turkish Stars will be a highlight for me - not seen since the glory days of Air Fete!