Air Pictorial 1991-10
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Airshow Review
A Soviet Airforce Mig 29 with fins moulded close to engines
Lt-Col Chuck Simpson leads the Thunderbird routine.
Grumman F8F Bear­cat N700HL carries the colours of VF-41.
The mighty P47M Thunderbolt in Duxford colours.
Stephen Gray's P-47M Thunderbolt N47DD - is an example of the largest, heaviest single seat Aston-engined fighter of WW2, in the colours of the 78th Fighter Group. It is the only airworthy example in Europe.
Two-seat Spitfire PV202/G-TRIX owned by Richard Par­ker, carries No. 412 Squad­ron colours and markings and is based at Dunsford
The vintage Saro Skeeter (XL809/G-BLIX) of Peter Nowicki and three helicopters from the Royal Netherlands Air Force took part in the show
Peter Coleman's yellow and silver Tiger Moth, G-AKXS took to the air last October. It has now joined the Club's Diamond Nine team.
Swiss Tiger Moth HB-UPM in immaculate condition, one of handful of foreign Moths at the rally. These included visitors from Denmark and Germany.
DH94 Moth Minor Coupe G-AFNG on finals at the Woburn grass runway.
Locally based Bucker Jungmann in 1930s vintage markings.
One of only two airworthy DH.83C Fox Moths, G-AOJH, looks as if it had come straight off the production line at Stag Lane in the 1930s.
Tornado F-3s 'EN' and 'DH' line up for take-off at Leeming.
The only new British type present at the show was the Chichester-Miles Leopard prototype G-BKRL
G-AAMX of John Parkhouse, underlines three generations of Moth ownership by the Parkhouse family. Son, Nick, flew G-ANOH at Woburn and John's late father, Wng. Cdr R. J. Parkhouse, operated the Haldon based de Havilland outlet pre-WWII.
Paperwork had to be hurried through to en­able G-ABDX attend the rally.
Auster T.7 WE569 (G-ASAJ), nearest the camera, follows AOP.6 TW536 (G-BNGE) during a training sortie over the Hampshire countryside prior to AOP 50.
Two Auster T.7s lined up on the grass at Middle Wallop for AOP 50. The nearest aircraft VF526 has just completed a total rebuild by Ron Eastman, engineer with the Museum of Army Flying.