Pic 'n' Mix 1989 still early

Pic 'n' Mix 1989 still early

Postby planenuts on Mon 14 May 2018, 10:07 pm

Hi chaps,

Here we go again......another period of time, another right old dolly mixture of places and airframes.
Was at college at the time, so still not driving, and asking the old man for some pretty please favours.
As always, these old photos of photos are as fuzzy as an answer from a politician, but it's the only way for me !!
Still can't believe I got to wangle all these places........

Mildenhall Air Fete (May)

RAF Victor K2 XL190......nose currently with Manston museum
ImageIMG_5498 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Tornado F3 ZE764........presumed scrapped
ImageIMG_5499 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tornado Italian AF
ImageIMG_5500 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

USAFE aggressor F-16C from Alconbury
ImageIMG_5501 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Dutch NF-5B
ImageIMG_5502 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Canberra T17 WJ630.......presumed scrapped
ImageIMG_5503 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Canadian AF CT-133 Silver Star
ImageIMG_5504 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

US Air National Guard A-7D Corsair II from Ohio
ImageIMG_5505 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Hurricane PZ865 from the BBMF
ImageIMG_5506 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Biggin Hill International Air Fair (June)

Hunter composite XJ690 nose / ET-272 body, outside the then Hunter One hangars.....currently in similar pose at Hurn
ImageIMG_5507 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F-5G Lightning 'Miss Behavin' (my kind of bird :wink: ) of Warbirds of GB.....currently at Evergreen Museum, Oregan, USA
ImageIMG_5508 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

French Navy Alize......they brought 4 different types to the show. In my opinion, that year's static was the biggest and best
ImageIMG_5509 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

French Navy Super Etendard, on civil ramp after arrival
ImageIMG_5511 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Morrocan AF Do-28 Skyservant, support for the Green March team. Still cherish this photo, only one ever seen
ImageIMG_5512 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Grumman F7F Tigercat......currently based in Houston, Texas
ImageIMG_5513 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

F4U-4B Corsair 'NZ5628', is it based at Duxford ?
ImageIMG_5514 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Harvard FE992......currently based in Canada
ImageIMG_5515 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Spitfire NH238 with Warbirds of GB......I believe currently stored at Greenham Common
ImageIMG_5516 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

THE Mosquito RR299 with BAe at Hawarden......fatally crashed at Barton 1996.....respect
ImageIMG_5517 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

AAC Lynx XZ611......cabin currently at Painball site in Bilsthorpe
ImageIMG_5518 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

GD F-111E from USAFE Upper Heyford, giving 1 flypast with 'everything down'......quite a surprise :yahoo:
ImageIMG_5519 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

PBY-5A Catalina 'JV928' G-BLSC......damaged beyond repair, and scrapped 27/6/12 Weston Airport, Ireland
ImageIMG_5520 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

The Reds doing their stuff
ImageIMG_5521 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Boscombe Down, for an hour on an average day (June)

Andover XS606 local......no longer with us
ImageIMG_5522 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Tristar KC1 ZD950.......currently stored at Bruntingthorpe, with its brethren
ImageIMG_5523 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

USAF KC-10A.....who knows what that was doing there.....
ImageIMG_5524 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF VC-10 C1 XV107......again, no longer with us.....again, why was it there ? a tanker meet perhaps ?
ImageIMG_5525 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Compton Abbas, was on family holiday down the road (June)

Boeing Stearman G-ELAN......crashed Wiltshire 27/12/91, currently as N68994 based in Florida
ImageIMG_5526 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Piper Super Cub '413048' actually 44-80752......currently based as such at Old Sarum
ImageIMG_5527 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

IAT, Fairford (July)........bloomin' hot. My cheese sandwich melted and drooped as I held it :lol:

SR-71A Blackbird 17967 from USAFE Mildenhall
ImageIMG_5528 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

French Navy Etendard IVMP, only one I saw, glad to get 1 piccie
ImageIMG_5529 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Phantom XV574......presumed scrapped
ImageIMG_5530 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Tornado F3 ZE862 from Tornado OEU (somewhere)
ImageIMG_5531 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Greek AF TA-7H Corsair II.....back then appearances were unheard of
ImageIMG_5532 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

MoD Canberra WJ992.......currently on dump at Bouremouth-Hurn
ImageIMG_5533 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

MoD Dakota ZA947, only time seeing it in Raspberry Ripple.....currently in camo with BBMF Coningsby
ImageIMG_5534 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

MoD Bassett XS743......currently retired with Apprentice School at Boscombe Down
ImageIMG_5535 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

MoD Tornado ZA326......currently preserved at Bruntingthorpe
ImageIMG_5536 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

MoD Wessex XR503.......currently in a bad way at the military fire school, Manston
ImageIMG_5537 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Canberra PR9 XH168......presumed scrapped
ImageIMG_5539 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

USAF KC-135R Stratotanker, love those old schemes
ImageIMG_5540 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Shackleton AEW3 WL757.......currently rotting at Pafos Airport, Cyprus with WL747 :sad:
ImageIMG_5541 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Lancaster PA474 from the BBMF, Coningsby
ImageIMG_5542 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Vulcan XH558 during its first stint after RAF retirement
ImageIMG_5543 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Scary USAF A-10As from England AFB, Louisiana
ImageIMG_5544 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

DHC CP-115 Buffalo from CFB Trenton, Canada..............nice
ImageIMG_5545 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Other Canadian DHC CC-142 Dash 8 from Lahr, Germany
ImageIMG_5546 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Norwegian AF Dassault Falcon 20 VIP 0125......recently retired
ImageIMG_5547 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Provost XF877.......fatally crashed 8/7/09 Lincolnshire, following a mechanical failure..........respect
ImageIMG_5548 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Wessex XS679 (again).....STILL stored in Uruguay
ImageIMG_5550 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Rare one. USAF C-22B (727) from Andrews AFB, Maryland
ImageIMG_5551 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Dutch Navy SAR Alouette III from De Kooij
ImageIMG_5552 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Portugese AF SA330C Puma
ImageIMG_5553 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

RAF Cosford (July). Only chose to put in these photos, as they were all outside then, but are now all inside, or gone....

Shackleton MR3 WR985 still with the No.1 SoTT......currently rotting away at Long Marston ex-museum
ImageIMG_5557 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Ex-French T-33A 17473 stored at the museum.....soon after left for the Midland Air Museum, Coventry
ImageIMG_5558 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Varsity WF408.......nose currently privately owned, Ashford, Kent
ImageIMG_5560 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Victor K1A XH592.......scrapped and replaced with a K2
ImageIMG_5561 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Javelin FAW1 XA564.......now inside
ImageIMG_5562 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Canberra B(I)8 WT346.......currently at Air Force Museum, New Zealand
ImageIMG_5563 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Belfast XR371.......now inside
ImageIMG_5564 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Argosy XP411.......now inside
ImageIMG_5565 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Pembroke C1 WV746.......now inside, snuggling up to the Devon
ImageIMG_5566 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Devon VP952......now inside, snuggling up to the Pembroke.....aaaaah
ImageIMG_5567 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Skeeter XM555, looking slightly conspicuous in Army titles......currently at North East Museum, Sunderland
ImageIMG_5568 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Helitech Airshow, Redhill (September)

Bell UH-1E Iroquois G-HUEY (AE-413 ex-Argentina AF), RAF Benevolent Fund.....currently, don't know
ImageIMG_5569 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mil Mi-28 Havoc......the Russians made it a show that year
ImageIMG_5570 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Kamov Ka-32 Helix......I know, it's civil but interesting
ImageIMG_5571 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mil Mi-26 Halo......same comments......plus, man deliberately planted to emphasise scale
ImageIMG_5572 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Mil Mi-35N Hind.......just yum
ImageIMG_5573 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Royal Navy Gazelle ZB646......currently privately flying at a place called Cottered (?!) in Herts
ImageIMG_5574 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5575 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5576 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5577 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

North Weald Open Day (October), so dark it was like night-time

Meteor T7 WF877 with Aces High......currently stored dismantled at Duxford
ImageIMG_5578 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Ex-Swiss Venom FB54 J-1758/G-BLSD with Aces High.....currently preserved in RAF guise and 'flying' at former RAF Grove
ImageIMG_5579 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Ex-Hungarian Mig-21PF 503/G-BRAM with Aces High......currently preserved at Cosford Museum
ImageIMG_5580 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Meteor TT20 'WM311' (WM224)........currently at East Midlands Aeropark
ImageIMG_5581 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

B-25J Mitchell 430823 with Aces High (more obviously)......currently based in Texas
ImageIMG_5582 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

B-25J Mitchell 44-30861 with Aces High.......currently stored dismantled at Booker
ImageIMG_5583 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Spitfire MV370......currently preserved at a museum in Laatzen, Germany
ImageIMG_5584 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Gnat T1 XS104.......now flies there as G-FRCE
ImageIMG_5585 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Grumman TBM-3R Avenger 55319....currently, no idea
ImageIMG_5586 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Pilatus P-2 U-110.......currently privately flown in Czech Republic
ImageIMG_5587 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Ex-Chad AF AD-4N Skyraider 126912......currently based at Chino, California
ImageIMG_5588 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Harvard IV 54137/G-CTKL.......currently, apparently, at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
ImageIMG_5589 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Replica Mitsubishi Zeke A1-110.......totally no idea
ImageIMG_5590 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

P-51D Mustang 511371 (NL1051S).....was destroyed in a crash 2/7/95 at Malone, NY, USA
ImageIMG_5591 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Chipmunk WK522 / G-BCOU.......currently flown out of Duxford
ImageIMG_5592 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Casa C352L G-BFHG with Aces High........where on earth is it now ? Answers please on a postcard (reply)
ImageIMG_5593 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr

Finally, PBY-6A Canso N212DM with Aces High (was the 'distant tail' in my last post).....currently at Israeli AF Museum, Hatzerim
ImageIMG_5594 by Rupert Kelley, on Flickr


That's all folks.....sorry it was a large post, but it was free of woodworm.....(sorry, Goon Show humour). See you next time (or year, 1990).

Happy snapping chaps,

Rupe :smile:
planenuts

Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1989 still early

Postby Sundowner on Tue 15 May 2018, 4:17 pm

Cracking set, thanks for sharing. :clap:
Sundowner

Re: Pic 'n' Mix 1989 still early

Postby AlexC on Wed 16 May 2018, 5:51 pm

I remember the BBMF Hurricane having six exhaust stubs either side, looked very strange, as does the Old Warden Spitfire Mk V after her recent re-build, I'm sure that she has flown in the past with the correct three either side.
Pte. Aubrey Gerald Harmer, R. Suss. R. (att. to the Sherwood Foresters) KIA 26/9/1917 Polygon Wood, aged 19, NKG. RIP
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