Modern Military Aircraft at Shepway - 56sqr Tornado F3 and 100 sqr Hawk T1s
After the long lunch break the peace with broken by the ear-shattering RAF Tornado F3 powering around the the channel. It was good to the BBMF return with the Lancaster and Spitfire PR19. Next came a segment of the programme devoted to the Red Arrows, but without the stars themselves, it started with two ex-Arrows performing a formation display in TFC's P-40 Kittyhawk and P-63 Kingcobra in a Allison Pair. They were followed by a very distant formation of Hunter T7, 2 x Gnat T1 and 2 x 100 sqr Hawk T1 before the Hunter displayed and the Hawks did a couple a fast fly-bys. Biplanes on show included the Bucker Jungmann of Anna Walker, the Royal Navy Historic Flight's Swordfish and the very english Airtour Diamond "Eight" Nine formation of Tiger Moths.
The Airtour Diamond Nine Tiger Moths and TFC's Spitfire Duo
The Radial Combo
returned on mass again this time with their B-25 Mitchell and P-47
Thunderbolt plus a duo of Spitfires who really were displayed
with some verve and very near to the cliff face. The Grumman Avanger
also formation with the other two radials before diplaying. Just before
the dreaded sea fog landed came a display unique to shepway, the formation
display of four
Tornado F3s of 25(F) (Folkestone) Squadron who flew
formation through the fog to complete their display and that's where the
flying was abandoned due to the failing visiablity.
Apart from the weather this was a highly enjoyable show backed once again by the brilliant commentary of Jerry Mead and it was just a shame it was curtailed by the bad weather.
Folkstone's Town Squadron - 25sqr with 4 Tornado F3s
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