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Virtual Airshow 2020

Old 9th Jul 2020, 20:49
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Smile Virtual Airshow 2020

Seeing as airshows are likely to be a non-event this year (though I believe Shuttleworth may have a plan!), I thought perhaps we could put together a display of our favourite acts via the medium of YouTube. It must a display or flypast, but from any year and any place; what would you like to see?

We'll assume perfect weather, a decent bar and buffet, a benign Display Director and a compliant Authority!

To kick off, Britain's oldest airworthy aeroplane:

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Old 10th Jul 2020, 06:11
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Balanced with Australia's latest


Very disappointed that Pitch Black 2020 had to be cancelled. I have an 18 month old grandson in need of indoctrination.
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 06:40
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VC10 low pass

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Old 10th Jul 2020, 08:25
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I was there for that !
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Sorry, still stuck in the traffic jam outside the airfield
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We can't have an airshow without a Condor:
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 20:23
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Can anyone remember who was flying this VC10?
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 20:56
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Captain Tony Smith...

White Waltham Silver Jubilee Airshow
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Flt Lt Dave Haines takes us through his display at Shoreham in the BAE Harrier GR7;


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Old 12th Jul 2020, 11:34
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Herewith the RAF Phantom at Biggin Hill, probably 1982 or 83, plus a bonus of three vintage light aircraft and an interview - all with the measured tones of Raymond Baxter providing the commentary...

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Old 12th Jul 2020, 12:21
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Raymond Baxter; THE voice of British Aviation.
The Dan Snows of this world could learn a great deal from watching him.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 18:47
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Ah Raymond Baxter

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Raymond Baxter; THE voice of British Aviation.
The Dan Snows of this world could learn a great deal from watching him.
A true gent, you would never know he flew fighters in WW2. When he presented it was all about the subject, not selling himself.
I was always amused by the story of him buying a boat.
Ah it must have been a converted MTB or Fairey Huntsman i thought, but no it was a caravan in a sort of pontoon with an outboard !!!

Pobjoy did a comentary once at a formula one air race at Gaydon. It was very short notice (10 mins) and with no notes so, when one of the Cassuts fell behind after a couple of laps i sugested to the crowd that the throttle had caught in his trousers. When one of the machines 'wobbled ' a bit during a pylon turn i said his glasses had fallen off,but it was quite normal. Not quite RB . As it happens it was very near the the truth as the Cassutt cockpit was very very tight and no place for slack clothing.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 23:47
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Speaking of commentary, where would one be without a mellifluous voice informing, amusing and captivating the spectators with knowledge and anecdote in roughly equal measure. And as an BAeA judge John Blake would surely welcome the appearance of Svetlana Kapanina, providing the first unlimited aerobatic performance of the afternoon - by special request!

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RIAT Fairford virtual airshow

Briefly off topic(?) - RIAT is not displaying this weekend, but their virtual airshow will be available between 11am and 3pm (different content on each day). Itís free to watch and you can do so on Facebook (https://bit.ly/vairtattoo1 and https://bit.ly/vairtattoo2) and YouTube (https://bit.ly/vatyou1 and https://bit.ly/vatyou2) channels. They will also be adding more information to their website: www.airtattoo.com/virtual.
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