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Classic Aviation

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Spirit Of Little Gransden

High winds threatened to blow away any chance of an airshow. Many acts had to be cancelled because of strong ground winds and moving weather fronts.
The organisers of this Children In Need airshow would not be deterred from putting on a show and they came up trumps! Added to the depleted display were a WACO pair, Nord-built Me108 amongst others. The heavy metal of the show was prvided by P-51D Mustangs "Big Beautiful Doll", "Janie" and "Marinell" who beat up the poor, unarmed, Me108 in the spectacular finish.
The Strikmaster and Vampire provided a bit of noise to add to the array of different acrobatic types. The Spitfire-like Twister-duo put on a good display in difficult formating conditions. The RV8 pair "Riviters" put on a riviting display in stark contrast to the elegant Red Hawks and Glider displays.
Resident Spartan Exectives added the class-factor as well as the usual polished display from Yak-52.
For the first time this year a Flight Line walk was organised. Giving us the chance to get up close and personal with the aircraft in the display. A big thank you for that! Same again next year please!
Much Kudos has to be given to everyone involved for still putting on a wonderful display which other organisers would have been forgiven for cancelling; but they rallied and called in their close friends for support and put a display together well worth going to..and all for an excellent cause.

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