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Old 25th Aug 2015, 18:54
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Originally Posted by Democritus View Post
I am utterly confused by the BBC graphic originally posted by ETOPS as it shows the Hunter approached the airfield from the north. On other forums those who were there on the day say that he approached over the sea from the south with a low pass along the display line before pulling up into his final manoeuvre.

From what I saw or have subsequently pieced together from the videos, the Hunter ran in along the crowd line from SW to NE at perhaps 200' into a pull up to the right, a derry turn into a long descending left hand turn over the Adur valley back towards the runway, probably a little further to the west than in the graphic. Then a pull up in to the 1/4 clover leaf that led to the accident.
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