Airshow: RIAT 2008 Departures

The airshow that never was!  Following torrential rain in the days leading up to the show days, the car parks around the show ground flooded and the organisers made the difficult and unprecedented decision to cancel the displays.  A tough decision as this was to be the year of the F-22 Raptor’s debut in the UK.

Luckily, by the Monday the weather had improved enough to allow those with a ticket to attend for the departures.

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Airshow: Flying Legends 2008

Europe’s premier warbird show returns with a guest appearance from Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Liberty Belle”.  Unfortunately “Sally B” was unserviceable, and therefore the opportunity of having three B-17’s in formation together was sadly missed, but still wonderful to see it appear alongside “Pink Lady”.

Another highlight was the formation of 5 x Stearman with wing walkers.

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