Aircraft 4

The Galleries are made up of random Worldwide pictures.

Yeovilton Air Day 2018
Gallery 26
The usual fantastic air display with many static planes and vehicles all on one of the hottest days of the year.

Aerospace Filton Bristol
Gallery 25
An amazing collection of Bristol products with BA Concorde G-BOAF
being the highlight.

Compton Abbas Airfield.
Gallery 24
All the fun of a small grass airfield.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2017
Gallery 23

Another great display of aircraft.
An interesting pairing was of B17 Just Jane and the Blenhiem bomber.
The Red Arrows gave there usual faultless display.

Yeovilton 2017 Air Day
Gallery 22
A great day at this annual event.
The Gallery is dedicated to the Late
Brian Way Proprietor of Wayahead Travel
Brian was aircraft enthusiast and ran a regular annual trip to the Yeovilton Air Day.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2016
Galleries 20 & 21
Two great days at the festival.
Thursday weather was sun all day, but Friday started damp and the show looked like being cancelled.
However, an hour after the flying display should have started, at 1400, the clouds cleared and the afternoon got better and better and the full flying show took place.
Only the Tiger's  Parachute Team did not display due to very high winds.
A fine two days of flying enhanced by being held over Poole Bay.
As far as I was concerned ALL the flying was 5*****.
Looking forward to 2017 . 

Farnborough International Airshow 2016.
Gallery 19
Great to go back to Farnborough after two years.
 A huge selection of aircraft both static and flying with many other attraction
and stands. 
The flying display was the usual Farnborough 100% great, fantastic etc, etc.
 I never cease to be amazed at the A380 display with the aircraft performing at amazingly slow speed and manoeuvring in circles as tight as a jet fighter.
The Wingwalkers was another amazing display.
So much to see and it would take pages to describe all that was on offer.
Sadly the last half hour of the show was cancelled due to low cloud and drizzle.
I am already looking forward to 2018 for the next show.


Yeovilton RNAS Air Day 2016
Gallery 18
Another year another Yeovilton.
Great action on the ground and in the air.

2015 Bournemouth Air Festival
Gallery 17
Your Host visited the Air Festival on 20 and 23 August.
Regrettably on 23 the weather was very bad with low cloud and rain and due to this the flying display was cancelled.
We were very lucky that the Royal Marines did many impromptu beach assaults to keep us entertained.
May I say a very big thank you to them for that.
My vantage point was overlooking the beach assault area from a flat just above.
The other good part of the day was the splendid lunch provided by our host.
Sunday 23 August started very wet and it looked like another bad day.
However, by 1230 the clouds were clearing and the afternoon got progressively better with a lot of sun.
The show started with, again, the Royal Marines and Royal Navy beach assault.
After this the Air Display got underway with the DH Sea Vixen and at the end of this display the sun came out to spend the rest of the afternoon with us.
An excellent display followed with Patrouille Reva followed by the Black Cats Lynx duo.
The Matadors, only one aircraft, did some remarkable stunts to keep us enthralled and leading onto a BIG favourite the Flying Fortress Sally 'B'.
although slow the aircraft was magnificent to watch trundling around Poole Bay.
 The Battle of Britain  Memorial Flight produced the Spitfire and the Hurricane remembering 75 years since the Battle of Britain.
The Red Arrows followed. What more can one say.
The Blades continued the show with another great aerobatic display.
 The STAR of the show arrived - The Avro Vulcan XH558 - Again, what can one say about the amazing machine and very sadly this his her last year of flying.
This jet aeroplane will be sadly missed in future years and it was a privilege to see her on this day in Bournemouth.
A single RAF Tutor Trainer put on a very good display and was followed by two RAF hawks also providing much entertainment.
The ever popular Chinook did a very slick routine much to the delight of all watching  and this was followed by the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron Mig 15.
Needing to cover ones ears, the last flying display, was the Eurofighter Typhoon.
What a sound and sight.
Last but not least the was the Army Freefall Parachute Display Team.
All the parachutist landed bang on the landing mark.
Various naval vessels and the steam powered Shieldhall
  were also in the bay.
After the disappointing day on 20 the 23 turned out to excellent weather for flying and all ground events.
Roll on the 2016 Air festival.

Yeovilton Air Day 2015.
Gallery 16
A fantastic display of modern and older aircraft with over
six hours of continuous flying from 1100 to 1700.
The star of the show was Avro Vulcan XH558 now in its final year of flying and a site to behold.
The Rolls Royce Olympus Engines in the Vulcan come to life as the plane is banked or put into a climb and I can truly say the noise sent shivers down my spine.
The Eurofighter Typhoon also has an amazing noise level and again when the reheat is turned on the sound is amazing and unforgettable.
Excellent displays by The red Arrows, The Spanish Air Force Display Team, The French Navy Display Team and The Royal Jordanian Falcons Display team.
Many other displays by helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
A huge static display of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft was on offer.
Many vehicles including cars, Military vehicles and lorries and some modern cars and motor bikes were also to be seen.
All this was backed up by numerous stands offering all kinds of items for sale and to be seen displays.
The trip was arranged by Wayahead Travel using Sea View Coaches.
A fantastic day out and I am already looking forward to the 2016 event.

Aircraft 2015/2016/2017. Gallery 15
Various pictures of aircraft in the UK and around the World.