Fantastic show yesterday, a really great end to Old Warden's season (and what a season it has been!). Also thanks to Huw for the company.
Superb flying, good weather (for the most part, despite the winds preventing the Edwardians from flying) and a varied, interesting line-up with some unusual visitors and nice formations/sequences.
Highlight for me was the Sea Hurricane/Me108 dogfight - the best 'dogfight' I've seen this year, as it wasn't just a standard tailchase. Instead, you had Keith Dennison in the Sea Hurricane diving in from height to get on the '108's tail, before climbing up to alititude and diving back in. That final pass, with the Hurricane getting right on Clive Denney's tail before pulling up into a steep wingover, was just splendid. Keith's Sea Hurricane solo after the dogfight was lovely, too. Excellent stuff.
The Hurri-bomber display was a good a Peter Teichman display as I've ever seen. Graceful aerobatics, low passes, topsides, barrel rolls - how a Hurricane should
Shame about the technical problems she suffered at the end of the show, but these things happen.
Also good to see the based Rapide for the first time this year, together with the lesser seen Puss Moth. The Harvard was a welcome addition/replacement (as was the Avro XIX) and put on a cracking routine. I also liked the idea of the Bristol F2b parked in the crowd, without any barriers, next to the agricultural equipment near the entrance. A small touch but something that other shows could take note of.
In all, you couldn't ask for a better end to the OW flying year. Here's to a great 2010!