IAT 1974

IAT 1974

Postby IanC on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 8:58 pm

Pushing back a bit earlier in time, some scanned slides from IAT 1974 at Greenham Common, 6th July 1974. The highlight has to be the flying KC-97:

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Re: IAT 1974

Postby Sundowner on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 9:29 pm

Lovely stuff, remember seeing " The Black Knight" at Sleap airshow many years ago.
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 6:30 am

What a delightful set Ian - some of the best shots I've seen of this event. The flyers in particular. In fact everything!

I was slowly scrolling down thinking that here was an oldies set where absolutely every airframe/scheme is from a bygone era and than we come to the Austrian 105 - still going strong looking exactly the same and in the flying display this year! :-)

Ormond Hayden-Baillie is a legend of the airshow world. Never had the privilege of watching him display myself but his displays were reputed to be ones you wouldn't forget.

Great set :clap:
its time to kick the tyres and light the fires

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Re: IAT 1974

Postby warferry on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 8:03 am

Lovely times, that was 43 years ago ! must be getting older.
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby capercaillie on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 8:24 am

Fantastic stuff Ian, the KC-97 really is the star, but great to see some images of some really rare IAT appearances with the C-118 and C-121 and that lovely FAA Convair :shock:

many thanks. :clap: :clap:
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby tuska2 on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 8:44 am

Brilliant! more please!
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby farnboroughrob on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 12:51 pm

Great set, sadly I was only 4 at the time.Would have loved to see the KC-97,C-118, C-121 and Convair. That really was the end of the propliner era. Wasn't there supposed to be a C-124 present, just months before retirement, but they found wing cracks the week before and they were all grounded IIRC?
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby AMB on Wed 21 Jun 2017, 10:55 pm

Ah nostalgia - it's not what it used to be! Hardly any barriers and not a cone in sight.....wonderful !!! :cool:
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby MC hammer on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 9:38 pm

Missed these being posted as I was on my way to NTM at Landivisiau on Sunday, presumably where the French Navy F-8 flew in from. And yes Wrexham Mackem, there were Austrian Saab-105s there still going strong!
Also the Belgian SF-260 is still in service.
Some great types to be seen, some of them regulars at my local of the time - Northolt.
Thanks for posting.
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby Westy on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 9:18 pm

One of the Great IAT years :clap:
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby boff180 on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 6:35 pm

This is a great set, well done!
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby King Cobra on Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:15 pm

That KC-97. :love:
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby Niallxg on Sun 30 Jul 2017, 8:42 am

Great set.

Connie :yahoo:
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby Blackbird on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 6:31 am

Thanks for the memories :clap: - I was there but took regrettably few photos :sad: or if I did I've mislaid them - which is worse! :roll:

Andy :smile:
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Re: IAT 1974

Postby keithjs on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 7:35 pm

Yes indeed, a great set. I particularly remember the KC-97... Had my first ever flight that year too in an Air Anglia DC-3.....
On a more sombre note here's a few photos from the tower of the airfield as it is now, mind you still with a part of the runway and taxi intersection (right by where the FIAT enclosure was) still there. There have certainly been some exotic wheels rumbling down there over the years that's for sure In one shot you can see the GAMA site (which is still off limits due to the owners' obstinacy..). These photos only give you small taster of how it is now. Thanks for looking.
BTW, the tower should be open for the public early next year finances and manpower permitting.
For a really good view try these drone views... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pmp-DBGtbA

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