Oldtower wrote:First of all - many many thanks to all for attending the show - Neil / Andy being the main organisers are very grateful for all your support & were grateful to DE for allowing near enough a full return of aircraft back on the floor, as to aircraft enthusiasts this is part of the show element... take it away and the show ceases!
We played some gambles and they paid off. Weather turned out good aswell and of course getting the Vulcan this year as our star item certainly made the day! Got to try and top that next year!!
Few things, we are sorry you had to queue to get out, luckily opening both North & South gates to get people moving helped..
The Puma was 're-instated' pretty late on Friday because of ongoing training exercises etc, and hence why one came in very early before the hoards arrived - but both the 'doorless' Merlin and Puma had to return to Benson that evening for operational reasons.
We thought it was a K Herk, but a K or J doesn't bother us - we were again very grateful for authorisation to be given for a single flyby.. you don't see many C130 flythru's.
All aircraft displays were good, but the wind was too strong for the BBMF Spitfire 'duo' to come across from their bolthole of Bournemouth airport, and Team Osprey had technical probs etc.
The ground side contained alot of diverse items - where else would you see a ships auxilary power unit 'run up'..
Anyhow we thank you all again - take care and see you next year.
Top show mate as we live in Oxford we will always go,i liked the ground entertainment aswell like Rick chase he played at our wedding.