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Old 17th Oct 2020, 06:03
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Captain AJ Smith...Alan Harkness was the first officer...we instructed together at Booker...
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 06:27
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Using the Scramble Database of show reports I have deduced it was July 1969.
I agree. I was at the show and I remember the following, all of which are on the list - the Trident, the "Linton Gin" JP4s, which took off and landed on the grass, the AAC "Blue Eagles" Sioux team and the most ridiculously slow flyby I've ever seen - the LF-1 Zaunkönig:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brauns...LF-1_Zaunkönig

The list doesn't mention the VC-10 but I definitely remember it. The earlier picture of a VC-10 is not White Waltham - there are too many trees in the background. However, I don't remember the VC-10 at Booker doing any aggressive maneuvers - just a spectacularly noisy go-around.
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 06:53
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
I agree. I was at the show and I remember the following, all of which are on the list - the Trident, the "Linton Gin" JP4s, which took off and landed on the grass
I don't wish to be a party pooper, but there seems to be some confusion about which display we're talking about.

If it's the VC-10 photo, then it's clearly(!) a Jet Provost T.5 in the first frame on the strip:



The Scramble report makes no mention of a JP T.5 at the Booker display, nor of the Spitfire captured in a couple of frames (if indeed the photos were taken there at all - have we actually established that?).
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 08:49
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Morning Dave,

Hmm, you are on to something there, I think yesterday when I looked at the list on Scramble against the photos I forgo to split the album up into potentially two separate years. Unfortunately, my dad's index card in the Negative folder has three Booker events, with the first two listed as 1868. The final Booker list of negatives was left without a year. But this is where he has registered the VC-10. Because I scanned the negatives from the three separate "Booker" into one folder on my computer I was checking the aircraft digitally and used that to cross reference Booker 69. Hope this makes sense as to why I lead to 1969, but you are right, I need to reexamine what was taken when.
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 12:29
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Could it have been Bob Knights flying it?
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Old 17th Oct 2020, 19:46
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Originally Posted by TheAirMission View Post
Unfortunately, my dad's index card in the Negative folder has three Booker events, with the first two listed as 1868.
I presume that the participants were mainly balloons.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 13:12
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Originally Posted by fauteuil volant View Post
I presume that the participants were mainly balloons.
Ah, very good, obviously 1968
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