Idea for next year

Idea for next year

Postby Canon on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 2:30 pm

After watching the jet provost display with the piston provost yesterday, I had an idea for an interesting display next year.

How about two piston provosts (the collections one and the one that displayed at Little Gransden), two jet provosts and then two strikemasters? Maybe do a balbo/ formation flypast and then each could do a pairs display (Old warden style, so topsides galore). I would definitely attend any Old Warden event if that was on the list.
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby Thoughtful_Flyer on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 3:29 pm

Canon wrote:After watching the jet provost display with the piston provost yesterday, I had an idea for an interesting display next year.

How about two piston provosts (the collections one and the one that displayed at Little Gransden), two jet provosts and then two strikemasters? Maybe do a balbo/ formation flypast and then each could do a pairs display (Old warden style, so topsides galore). I would definitely attend any Old Warden event if that was on the list.


I'm sure you would and no doubt it would attract quite a number of enthusiasts. But would it be anything like enough extra people to pay the substantial costs?

It wouldn't have the mass market appeal of the Vulcan Red Arrows or two Lancasters.
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 3:47 pm

I wouldn't cross the street to see a Piston Provost, personally.
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby capercaillie on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 4:02 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:I wouldn't cross the street to see a Piston Provost, personally.


Harsh there Dan, they're a nice old bus. I'd like to see Shuttleworth's painted up in a proper RAF scheme rather than the export demo colours she's worn for long enough and while they're at it, put the Chippie in a proper scheme as well. :up:
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby The Baron on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 7:38 pm

I'm a big fan of the Provost. It's a nice looking little aeroplane, and so is the Jet Provost. Not sure I'd make an extra special effort to attend based on their inclusion but I'd be happy to see them anywhere.
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby Canon on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 7:41 pm

To be fair I'd attend an OW event regardless of what is flying. Its my closest (and my favourite) airshow venue
I just thought it would be something unique and a bit different.
Plus jets at OW are always great to see.

Also it would mean the piston provost at Old Warden wouldn't do its pointless aerobatic display, and would instead give loads of nice close passes
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby Dragon Rapide on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 8:21 pm

Nice idea. Love the old Provost and still have great memories of a couple of cadet flights long ago. And haven't managed to see one fly for years.
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Re: Idea for next year

Postby AMB on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 11:19 pm

Well it would be a good idea if one of the JPs was Kennet's JP. T.1 from North Weald. When was the last time it flew? A formation of T.1, T.3 and T.5 would be rather nice with the Piston Provost thrown in for good measure.
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