Classic Aviation

Classic Aviation

Thursday, 12 August 2010

East Kirkby

Lincolnshire's new charity airshow took place for it's sequal year and can once again be considered a success. The nostalgia of the airfield is undeniable; the power of "Just Jane's" four Merlins and the tranquility of the show are undeniable - making this a unique and special affair.

The usual "small show" line-up were in-force once again with Dennis Neville's flying circus bringing a five-ship performance and a new football routine. The over-tyre-inflated Super Cub had to replace the Bird Dog which had altitude indicator problems. The "Twister" routine wowed the crowd once again while the BBMF pair of Spitfire and Hurricane had the crowd on their feet.

Lancaster "Just Jane" prowled around the airfield twice on her low-speed taxiing missions which induced utter silence across the aerodrome. Wonderful Kaydet N4712V made a rare appearance while the airshow regular Yak-52 gave it's usual rugged display. The late arriving but always welcome Fairchild Cornell gave it's usual polished display - a very classic aircraft indeed!

The undoubted stars of the show were the display debut of MS.733 (seen at Waddington 2010 static display) and the trio of Mustang P-51D's; Maurice Hammonds "Janie" and "Marinell" and Rob Davies' "Big Beautiful Doll". A climactic end to a wonderful show with some unique and unusual performers; any classic aircraft enthusiasts would enjoy this show so let's hope for a continuation for many years to come.

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