View Full Version : Video of the Great Display Pilots

20th Jul 2013, 07:26
This long since closed thread made me wonder.


Is there any film now put onto video, of the reputedly great displays from yesteryear of such as Geoffrey de Havilland, Alex Henshaw, or Prince Cantucuzene/Prince Cantacuzene, etc, available on the net?
Are there any other great display pilots I should be looking at?

20th Jul 2013, 12:55
Thanks for the link, I hadn't seen that thread and haven't had time to read it through yet, but I'm sure that others will come along with links to videos as requested, but a Google search on many of the names will turn quite a few up; it's also worth searching Pathe News Home - British Pathé (http://www.britishpathe.com) for the Farnborough Air Display and names like Jan Zurakowski, John Derry and Roly Falk.

Are there any other great display pilots I should be looking at

I would also include Roland Beaumont, Canberra and the EE P-1A/B

Bill Bedford spinning the two-seat Hunter and displaying the P.1127 and of course John Farley in the Company Harrier G.VTOL.

In the latter era, the Russians Anatoly Kvochur and Viktor Pugachev with their Tail-slides and Cobras

21st Jul 2013, 10:01
Bob Hoover. That is all.....:ok:

21st Jul 2013, 10:24
Ray Hanna, Mark Hanna, Neil Williams, Stefan Korwalski, Steve Hinton, Dave Southwood, Cliff Spink & Stephen Gray are among the stand out display pilots I've seen over the years.

Although Pete Chapman's Lightning aero's displays back in 73/74 were pretty special.

21st Jul 2013, 10:36
Dont know how to do a link, dont even know if there is a vid, but the late Col Pay in his Mk IX Spit was a sight to behold. Especially the land-roll-land off one approach. Story goes his wife caught him practicing the manoeuvre one morning, and upon landing said to the intrepid aviator, "Colin, I want the keys to that aircraft!!" Great man, and a great mentor to me in my Ag career. RIP