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Anyone know the current situation and if she it will ever return to the display scene?

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I think it is still based at Bournemouth airport,but i work at the airport and have not seen or heard the sea vixen this year.It did do some taxi runs towards the end of last year.

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She is still being maintained as serviceable down at Hurn and as far as I'm aware there are plans to get her back this year....
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Fingers crossed then eh!

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I've seen it taxi more times than fly. This old girl needs to fly!

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What's the situation with an available pilot? Can Matt Whitfield continue to be the display pilot? Hope so, I only saw his display once, but it was excellent.

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Belive he was flying a Hawk in/out of Shawbury recently(but don't know if he was the handling pilot)

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Would love to see the Sea Vixen, havent seen it flying since the Red Bull days. Missed it at Biggin in 2009 when it went tech.
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Yes she is serviceable, and still in 899 markings and yes she will display this year, no confirmed booking though.

she will be out and about the begining of may.

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pk@dha wrote:Yes she is serviceable, and still in 899 markings and yes she will display this year, no confirmed booking though.

she will be out and about the begining of may.


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She needs to appear back up here in Scotland! Have seen her at East Fortune in the past and would be great to see her back there and at Leuchars................

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She just needs to appear anywhere! Haven't seen her since RIAT '09, and that feels like an absolute age ago.
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I hope she gets some booking, Such a wonderful aircraft needs to out and about.
I won't be able to make many shows this year so I pray she makes an appearance at one im at too.
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pk@dha wrote:...she will be out and about the begining of may.


Great news! Look forward to seeing her - magnificent aeroplane!
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Hope airshows book her such a wonderful aircraft , Who operates her now ??

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Yep, fantastic, but me thinks a certain tin triangle will claim all the lime light (and airshow budgets) again... :surrender:
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Foxy, and particularly in the hands of Lt Cdr Matt Whitfield, is the most impressive Classic Jet on the Circuit! No disrespect to the Tin Triangle. But the chance to see both again this year would be marvellous. :yahoo:

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pk@dha wrote:Yes she is serviceable, and still in 899 markings and yes she will display this year, no confirmed booking though.

she will be out and about the begining of may.


Cheers Paul. It's a shame Southend don't have the cash of old. :sad:

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It tool off at 10am today and so far hasn't returned. About time the sea vixen flew again!

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Come on Yeovilton and RIAT :)

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Well she came into us here at VL & did a few ccts, possible u/c problem but as shake down flight It was lovely to see her up again....
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tommercer wrote:Come on Yeovilton and RIAT :)


and Kemble, sorry Cotswold Airport ! :tongue:
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Thats Great news that she is flying again, Come on 'All Airshows' let get her out and about this summer!
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More to the point, if the Sea Vixen is going to make a return to the airshow circuit, is good old Matt Whitfield likely to be the picked pilot to be? I certainly hope so!

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Great news to hear the Sea Vixen went up today.

Here's hoping we see her up and about this summer.
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