Leuchars Airshow 2000

Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby dconnery1966 on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 6:55 pm

ImageITALIAN AF F104 by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageUSAF C-17 by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageRAF WESSEX HC2 by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageKONMARINE SH-14D by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageITALIAN AF AMX by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageSWEDISH AF VIGGEN by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageAUSTRIAN AF DRAKEN by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageRAF HAWK T1 by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImagePdeF ALPHAJET by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr
ImageUSAF C-17A by DOUGLAS CONNERY, on Flickr

Some shots from Leuchars air show 2000 :biggrin:
Dougie :biggrin:
dconnery1966

Re: Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby andrewn on Mon 08 Jan 2018, 7:50 pm

nice - thanks for sharing :)
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby Skyflash on Tue 09 Jan 2018, 11:54 am

This was an absolute classic, one of the all-time great Leuchars shows. From memory:

- Viggen
- Draken
- F-4F Phantom
- C-17
- Mirage 2000
- German MiG-29 ( :grin: )
- Raffin Mike (French AF Jaguar duo)
- Brief glimpse of one of the early Typhoon prototypes
- Airfield attack featuring based Tornado F3s haring around chasing Hawks whilst a VC-10 performed a refuelling demo
- 3 F-16 demos
- Frecce, PdeF, Reds

... all in the flying display, and:

- Viggen, Draken... etc plus
- 2x F-104
- B-52
- B-1B

in the static.

Oh for a time-machine! :sad:
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby dconnery1966 on Thu 11 Jan 2018, 10:55 pm

andrewn wrote:nice - thanks for sharing :)

Cheers Andrewn :biggrin:
Skyflash wrote:This was an absolute classic, one of the all-time great Leuchars shows. From memory:

- Viggen
- Draken
- F-4F Phantom
- C-17
- Mirage 2000
- German MiG-29 ( :grin: )
- Raffin Mike (French AF Jaguar duo)
- Brief glimpse of one of the early Typhoon prototypes
- Airfield attack featuring based Tornado F3s haring around chasing Hawks whilst a VC-10 performed a refuelling demo
- 3 F-16 demos
- Frecce, PdeF, Reds

... all in the flying display, and:

- Viggen, Draken... etc plus
- 2x F-104
- B-52
- B-1B

in the static.

Oh for a time-machine! :sad:

Tell me about it skyflash :sad:
anyway from what I remember it was the largest crowd they ever had I think, and supposedly thousands never got in I'm sure ?
dconnery1966

Re: Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby Binbrook 01 on Fri 12 Jan 2018, 2:53 pm

Was that the year the petrol truck drivers all went on strike..?
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby Binbrook 01 on Fri 12 Jan 2018, 2:53 pm

Was that the year the petrol truck drivers all went on strike..?
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Re: Leuchars Airshow 2000

Postby Skyflash on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 10:42 am

Binbrook 01 wrote:Was that the year the petrol truck drivers all went on strike..?


Yes indeed - there were fears in the build-up that the event would need to be cancelled. Then the strike broke in the week before the airshow, and on the day itself the weather was glorious. Consequently a huge crowd turned up... as Dougie says, I think this was a record for a Leuchars Airshow.
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