Air Pictorial 1991-09
DH 100 Vampire in Cavallino Rampante aerobatics Team colours
F-86E ex XB810 and MM19664, painted as MM19684/4-20 in the team's livery
Flypast by 16 Starfighters in anniversary formation
Geoffrey Page Hurricane by Jerry Crandall
Sea Kings of various marques followed by Lynx and Gazelles make up the 36-strong rotary wing element of the Queen's Colour Flypast at Yeovilton
THAMESDOWN Helicopters Bell B206A Jet Ranger G-ROGR crashed on Saturday 27 July 1991 at St. Helens on Merseyside whilst giving pleasure flights at the St. Helens Show.
Tracking the Slalom course is 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps team aboard Gazelle AH.1 XXX44
Overall winners at the British Helicopter Championship at Market Bosworth, Leices., on June 29/30, 1991 were the team from 1 Sqn, CFS, from RAF Shawbury. Flying Gazelle HY.2 ZA804, Flt Lts David Jones and Warwick Crighton gained a total of 1,781 points. Note comp. No. "23" displayed in nose
Gulf Strike, also by Michael Turner
Firefly AS.5 WB271 of the RN Historic Flight gets airborne from its Yeovilton base
The first 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet airliner pictured after it landed at Bombardier's Learjet plant at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, following a flight of three hours and five minutes from Canadair's Cartierville Airport.
After visiting the International Air Tattoo at Fairford in support of the MiG-29s, An-12 2105 of 1 Dopravni Squadron, Czech Air Force, took part in RAF Chivenor Air Day on 24 July 1991.
Vintage Boeing BE18 N6365T photographed at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland, on 14 July 1991 by Kim Benson. The aircraft was en route Hamburg-Oshkosh via Rekjavik, Frobisher Bay, Iquaulit, Quebec, Buffalo and Chicago Du Page. It was in company with a new Ruschmeyer R90-230RG Deero c/n V002, flown by the designer/builder, Herr Ruschmeyer, and a Mooney N252CC
Adrian Brook won the Best Vintage Aircraft award with his Miles Magister G-AKPF, marked as V1075. Runner-up was Ian Castle's Tiger Moth, G-AGPK.
Preparing to launch from the London gliding Club site at Dunstable on the final flying day of the championships. The Piper Cub G-CUBB is from Booker.
Award for winning the Navigation and Timed Arrival contest went to No. 646 Squadron AAC, Maj. Nick Bishop and Capt. G. Keating, with Scout AH.1 XV129. comp, no. 18 with a total score of 1,123 points
A detail from 'Unexpected', an oil painting by Denys Brindley depicting a DH Moth over Bridgenorth.
A pair of 1TWU Hawk T1-As departing RAF Linton during the exercise.
RAF Cottesmore's Families' Day traditionally attracts interesting aircraft such as this Italian AMX MM7103, coded 51-34 Brigata Aerea with black cat insignia on its fin. It was accompanied by MM71095 coded 51-45.
'Gladiator at rest', by Charles Thompson.
Nigel Beckett, left, and David Wade of the East Anglian Aircraft Research Group, lend scale to the Stirling port tailplane found at Barrow. It still retains the wartime camouflage pattern
This close-up shows the damage to the leading edge of the tailplane, probably caused by impact with the trees which tore off the section from the aircraft in 1943
The Tiger Moth Diamond Nine team gave an excellent display at Cottesmore. The volunteer pilots in the team, founded by its leader Charlie Shea Simmonds in 1986, are a popular attraction at airshows.
Pictured on its arrival at Coventry on 10 July 1991 is, Shackleton AEW.2 WL790 (WR963, in background, arrived on 9 July). Both were acquired for the Shackleton Preservation Trust at the Sotheby's auction, and Air Atlantique is to maintain them on behalf of the Trust It is hoped that a Shackleton will be flying for the 1992 display season
Bjorn Eriksen, who took 8000 manhours to build Sequoia F.8L Falco LN-LCA, was awarded the Concours d'Elegance and the Best Kit-buit Aircraft trophies
23 Sqn Tornado F3 EZ at RAF Leeming during Mallet Blow '91
The classic Hawker Hunter celebrates 40 years in service since the first prototype. These two T.8Ms from No 599 Sqn took part in the Queen's Colour flypast at Yeovilton at the end of June 1991
TWENTY-year-old British pilot Martin Le Blancq from Guernsey was among a field of 66 to contest this year s Young Pilots' Aerial Tour de France. He is only the second Briton to take part, and was placed 34th in the Tour.
After a long wait, Thorpe Aero UK finally achieved full British CAA Certification for its Thorpe 211 on the Thursday of the week before the rally. It was displayed statically as G-BTHP.
The Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company is building KC-130T-30H Hercules tankers for the GS Marine Corps. The KC-130T-30Hs are a new stretched tanker version of the popular C-130 military transport.
David Bonsall with his DB-1 Mustang G-BDWM with which he won the Air Squadron Trophy, Wroughton's top award for the best homebuilt, and the Benjamin Tiger Club Trophy for the best original design. It took 17 years to build at Sutton, Nottinghamshire, and is powered by a Lycoming engine from a Tobago
Border Aviation now complements the other Denney Aerocraft UK distributor, Junipa, and displayed the first of the new Kitfox 4s to be seen in Britain. It has a redesigned wing, wheel parts, and a cruise speed of 115mph - 30mph faster than earlier Kitfox kitplanes.