The world’s only airworthy Canberra PR9 (XH134), along with her display partner Hunter XL577, will be joined by Hunter WV372 in a unique display at the RNAS Culdrose Air Day tomorrow, Thursday 31st July 2014.
Marking a new phase in the development of the Midair Squadron, this display will give the Cornwall crowds a taste of what is to come in the much-anticipated three ship display of the Midair Squadron.
Midair Squadron owner, Mike Davis, comments: “To fly the Midair Squadron alongside WV372 is a brilliant insight into the highly awaited and inimitable display formation on the air show circuit. Our second Hunter, XL600, continues to go through a thorough maintenance programme, and due to the unprecedented booking schedule for the Squadron’s Canberra and Hunter, it has taken slightly longer than initially projected. The sight of all three liveried Midair Squadron aircraft will be a spectacular sight and XL600 will be flown in formation shortly.”
The next scheduled display of the Midair Squadron will be next week at Festival of Flight, in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, where the Canberra and her counterparts will also overfly the Ulster Aviation Society’s collection, featuring XH134’s sister, at Long Kesh.
AIRSHOW NEWS: Hayward Aviation supports the Wildcats Aerobatic team
Hayward Aviation Ltd is delighted to support the Wildcats Aerobatic team in 2013.
“The Wildcats are a unique display team, offering a fresh approach to air displays. We’re happy to support them, by arranging their aircraft insurance for the 2013 display season.” Nigel Foster, Director, Hayward Aviation Ltd.
Willie Cruickshank, Wildcat display pilot and ex-RAF Jaguar pilot said “the Wildcat Aerobatic display is now firmly established as one of the “must see” displays at air shows in the UK. For us, Haywards are the “must have” insurance brokers”
David Jenkins, Wildcat display member and British Advanced Aerobatic Champion said “we are delighted that Haywards will be supporting us in our 2013 season. Their experience provides us with the reassurance that we have exactly the cover we need when we are upside down in close formation in front of thousands of spectators.”
“Flying aerobatics needs exceptional flying skills, teamwork, showmanship and an unswerving attitude towards flying safely – both for the crowds and the pilots themselves. The Wildcats are great ambassadors for flight safety in every aspect of their displays, from pre-flight training and display planning to in-flight formations and safe landings.” Says Nigel Foster, “Insurance is all about identifying and managing risks and the Wildcats understand and manage these risks every time they put on an exciting display.”
Al Coutts, Wildcat display pilot said “I have flown air displays since 1998. The Wildcats is the most successful display team that i have flown with. Having Haywards along with us just makes things better as we can now concentrate on enhancing our display for 2013.”
Hayward Aviation Ltd is the leading specialist general aviation insurance broker in the UK. The company arrange insurance for over 60% of GA aircraft, helicopters, gliders, flight training schools in the UK and a substantial number of private and commercial aviation operations internationally as well as the full range of ancillary businesses involved in general aviation. For more information about the company, our services and safety campaigns or to obtain an insurance quotation contact email@example.com or call us on +44 (0) 207 902 7800.
Hayward Aviation Ltd actively support and encourage flight safety. We are active supporters of the UK General Aviation Safety Council who run a series of popular Safety evenings throughout the year, around the UK. To find out more about the GASCo Safety evenings go to www.gasco.org.uk
Wildcats Aerobatics is a formation display team with two Pitts S2Bs and one Edge. During their first year of displays in 2012 they performed in front of over 500,000 people at air shows in the UK. For 2013 they have new routines combining the elegant precision of Pitts formation with the dynamic agility of the Edge. For more details contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see www.wildcataerobatics.com or follow them on Facebook www.facebook/com/WildcatAerobatics.
AIRSHOW NEWS: Royal Jordanian Falcons 2013 Tour Schedule
The Italian Air Force RSV (Reparto Sperimentale Volo) has released details of it’s airshow participation for the 2013 display season which includes the Weston Air Day and the Royal International Air Tattoo.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force has released the 2013 schedule for their F-16 Demo Team. It includes two UK shows, namely RAF Waddington International Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.
26th May – Volkel in de Wolken, Netherlands
31st May – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2nd June – Châteaudun, France
12th June – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
14th-15th June – Lutchmachtdagen – Volkel, Netherlands
The 2013 RAF Chinook Display Team has been announced. The Team is back after an award winning 2012 season and ready to put on the best display yet. The captain for 2013 will be Flight Lieutenant Paul Farmer. This will be his second year with the Display Team. This year’s Co-Pilot is Flight Lieutenant Gareth Allen, the Display Manager Flight Lieutenant Kyle Thomas and the Rear Crew are Sergeants Andy Caldwell and Steve Jones. The season this year will be made all the more challenging due to the two over water displays. The lack of visual references for the pilots makes the manoeuvres flown far more challenging.
The RAF Chinook Display this year will be flown by crew members who have recently served in Afghanistan. Members of the team, made up of personnel from 18 and 27 Squadrons, arrived back from Op Herrick as recently as December 12.
‘We hope that the 2013 display will be viewed as the best yet, really allowing the crew to demonstrate the power and manoeuvrability of the Chinook, something that you might not expect to see from such a large aircraft’.
You can see the Team display at the following events during the 2013 season:
9 June: Cosford Air Show
6-7 July: Waddington International Air Show
13 July: Yeovilton International Air Day
20-21 July: The Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford
16-18 August: Eastbourne Air Show
24-25 August: Car-fest South for Children in Need
30 August – 1 September: Bournemouth Air Festival
The Red Arrows’ 2013 display dates and venues are listed below.
Please remember that displays by the Red Arrows are subject to weather and operational restrictions. For information on timings for displays or for details about individual events please contact the show organisers by following the the web links listed below.
The Red Arrows will publish display timings and the Team’s ground appearances on the news pages of this website as they are updated during the display season.
This information should not be used for flight planning purposes – aviatiors please check NOTAMS.
26 – Patrouille de France 60th Anniversary – Salon de Provence, France
26 – Duxford Spring Air Show – IWM Duxford
4 – Isle of Man TT Races – Ramsey, IOM
8 – Folkestone Airshow – The Leas, Folkestone
9 – Bob Jones Memorial Air Show – Welshpool
9 – RAF Cosford Air Show – RAF Cosford
14 – Volkel Luchtmachtdagen Air Show – Volkel AFB, The Netherlands
15 – Volkel Luchtmachtdagen Air Show – Volkel AFB, The Netherlands
22 – Carrickfergus Armed Forces Day – Carrickfergus, NI
22 – Grand Pier Air Show – Weston Super Mare
23 – Whitehaven Festival – Whitehaven
29 – Scarborough Armed Forces Day – South Bay, Scarborough
30 – British F1 Grand Prix – Silverstone
4 –Fourth of July Celebration – RAF Feltwell
6 – RAF Waddington International Airshow – RAF Waddington
7 – RAF Waddington International Airshow – RAF Waddington
12 – Goodwood Festival of Speed – Goodwood
13 – RNAS Yeovilton Air Day – RNAS Yeovilton
13 – Wales National Air Show – Swansea
14 – Wales National Air Show – Swansea
14 – Goodwood Festival of Speed – Goodwood
19 – Royal International Air Tattoo – RAF Fairford
20 – Royal International Air Tattoo – RAF Fairford
21 – Royal International Air Tattoo – RAF Fairford
24 – RNAS Culdrose Air Day – RNAS Culdrose
26 – Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week – Lyme Regis
26 – Sunderland International Airshow – Sunderland
27 – Sunderland International Airshow – Sunderland
27 – Anthems in the Park – RAF Cranwell
28 – Cleethorpes Festival of Flight – Cleethorpes
28 – Swanage Regatta and Carnival – Swanage
9 – Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – Ashton Court, Bristol
9 – Cowes Week – Cowes
10 – Northern Ireland Festival of Flight – Newcastle, County Down
11 – Blackpool Air Show – Blackpool
12 – Blackpool Air Show – Blackpool
14 – Minehead Summer Festival – Minehead
14 – Falmouth Week
15 – Airbourne – Eastbourne International Airshow – Eastbourne
16 – Airbourne – Eastbourne International Airshow – Eastbourne
17 – Airbourne – Eastbourne International Airshow – Eastbourne
18 – Airbourne – Eastbourne International Airshow – Eastbourne
21 – Weymouth Carnival – Weymouth
22 – Clacton Air Show – Clacton-on-Sea
22 – Fowey Royal Regatta – Fowey
23 – Clacton Air Show – Clacton-on-Sea
24 – Dawlish Air Show – Dawlish
24 – Wings and Wheels – Dunsfold
25 – Wings and Wheels – Dunsfold
25 – CarFest South – Laverstoke Park Farm
28 – Torbay Royal Regatta – Torbay
29 – Bournemouth Air Festival – Bournemouth
30 – Bournemouth Air Festival – Bournemouth
30 – Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta – Dartmouth
31 – Bournemouth Air Festival – Bournemouth
31 – Northern Ireland International Airshow – Portrush, Co Antrim
1 – Chatsworth Country Fair – Chatsworth
1 – Rhyl Air Show – Rhyl
6 – Great Ormond Street Hospital Clay Shoot – Pangbourne
7 – RAF Leuchars Airshow – RAF Leuchars
8 – Shackerstone Family Festival – Shackerstone
8 – Duxford Air Show – IWM Duxford
12 – Guernsey Air Display – St Peter Port, Guernsey
12 – Jersey International Air Display – St Aubin’s Bay, Jersey
14 – Southport Airshow – Southport
15 – Bupa Great North Run – South Shields
24 – Mallorca Air Day – Alcudia, Mallorca
26 – Monaco Yacht Show – Port Hercules, Monaco
28 – Malta International Airshow – Luqa Airport, Malta
29 – Malta International Airshow – Luqa Airport, Malta
AIRSHOW NEWS: Red Arrows to Headline Wings & Wheels Weekend
The unmissable, sensational summer event for the whole family, Wings & Wheels, is thrilled to announce the Red Arrows will be headlining both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2013 when the Show returns to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey (home to BBC’s Top Gear).
Currently undertaking winter training in Greece the iconic diamond 9 formation is back for their 49th display season with three new team members Flt Lt Mark Lawson, Flt Lt Steve Morris and Flt Lt Oliver Parr.
Jamie McAllister, Event Director comments: “We are delighted to confirm the Red Arrows are joining us at Wings & Wheels on both days. The aerodrome has a special relationship with the team, not least because this is where their aircraft were built and tested, but also we are one of the few airshows on the circuit where they can land and take-off as part of their display. We’ve also secured some other fantastic air and motoring demonstrations and look forward to announcing more of the line-up over the coming weeks.”
The ‘Wings’ of the event treats visitors to outstanding and diverse 4 hour air displays accompanied by witty and knowledgeable commentary from aviation experts and display pilots, a close-up inspection of all the weekends visiting aircraft and a tour of Dunsfold’s resident Boeing 747 in the ‘Wings Park’.
Supercars and classic and vintage icons put on an awe inspiring display of power and speed on the Top Gear track in a 2 hour auto spectacular from Brooklands Museum.
We’ve also revamped our Wheels Zone which features interactive displays from clubs and a *NEW* crowd line parade. The Stunt Zone not only returns with fast action figure of eights, entwined donuts, a battle competition and rally driving drift display, but hosts gravity defying demonstrations of balance, back flips and somersaults in some hair raising pyrotechnic stunt performances proving two wheels are just as dramatic as four!
The *NEW* improved Military Zone & Paddock adds some classic nostalgia to the ‘Wheel’s, as the regal Military Vehicles complete a cavalcade for spectators before taking their place in our living history and re-enactment displays.
The excitement and anticipation doesn’t stop at the main displays as the 32 acre public arena is bursting with a huge variety of interactive attractions containing all you need for a great family day out. The 1940s Zone will swing to the beat of jive dancing master-classes, while the Hot Rod Zone hosts live rockabilly music, themed retail outlets and a stunning display of nostalgic and ‘kustom’ Hot Rod vehicles. The show arena also boasts laser quest, kids driving, paintballing, kit-plane demonstrations, aviation and motoring simulators, military outlets and displays, static aircraft, a Wall of Death, fairground, emergency services demonstration and over 80 retail outlets selling a wide variety of products and gifts.
Taking the hassle out of your day the show includes added extras to make your experience even more enjoyable; over 25 fixed-price catering outlets, 2 bars, hospitality facilities, free on-site parking, public camping, lost children point, disabled access, informative show commentary, opportunities to meet the pilots, a raffle, official show merchandise and grandstand seating.
The 9th annual Wings & Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend; Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2013, at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 until 18:00.
Tickets start from £20 for adults, £45 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £6 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. Hospitality packages start from £65 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit www.wingsandwheels.net or to book standard tickets call 08712 305 572.
Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited with proceeds going to nominated charities: Brooklands Museum Trust and Help for Heroes.