Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Air Shows!

Well its coming around to that time of year again and I've promised myself I will at least get to one air show this year! I tell you its not easy when you have a little toddler to look after and organising anything seems like a military operation. Goodness knows what it will be like when we have our next.

My personal airshow recommendation of the year is the "Flying Legends Air Show" at Duxford on 8 Jul 2006 - 9 Jul 2006. It's probably the best established air show for propeller-driven combat aircraft of the two World Wars and to put it their words...

"In beautifully staged and choreographed flying sequences, classic American and European fighters take to the sky with both days culminating in the emotive spectacle of the mass flypast finale. The veterans, the pilots, the aircraft and the atmosphere are all here in this wonderful, nostalgic two-day action experience."

It's going to be a classic I can tell you!

Perhaps if your like me and in the South West of england you might want to try out the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford (near Swindown) on 15 Jul - 16th Jul 2006. It's a far more modern affair but you'll still get to see the old RAF classics like the Spitfire, Hurricane and Avro Lancaster. Actually you might be interested in the Air Tattoo Shop they have some great products from T-shirts and other clothing to Corgi die cast models, its well worth a visit.

If anyone knows of any smaller air shows, particularly in the South west that are worth a visit then leave a comment below.

Bye for now.

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