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Having languished in storage for nearly forty years, the near-mythical Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh has returned to airworthy condition. More commonly known as the “Desford Trainer”, we are pleased to announce that it will be making its first post-restoration public appearance at Spanhoe Airfield on 10 February.

Working alongside Windmill Aviation, we will be throwing open the doors to Spanhoe for a day/night photocall, allowing unprecedented access to the airfield’s resident aircraft. We’re also expecting a number of visiting aircraft, subject to weather, of course.

The aircraft will be positioned with photography in mind for a four-hour photocall, before the sun sinks below the horizon and we bring out the floodlights for a night photography session.

Aircraft listed will be available during the day photoshoot and a list for the evening event will be provided in due course. Additional aircraft are still to be announced, all participation is subject to weather and serviceability.

Money raised from this event will be donated to The Air Ambulance Service, who cover the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

A list of aircraft currently confirmed to be outside on the day is on our website.

Tickets are priced at £20* for the day event, and £30* for access to both the day and night photoshoots.

www.threshold.aero/event/spanhoe-day-and-nightshoot

*Not including booking fee
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Looks a great line-up. :clap:
Saw the Desford about forty odd years ago - looks superb in the pics now.
Will certainly be signing up.

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See you there! :up:

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chipmunk22 wrote:Saw the Desford about forty odd years ago - looks superb in the pics now.


I'll echo that, will be great to see it at close quarters, last seen by me in the late 60's I believe :shock:

Will there be some running, thinking particularly of the night section? :biggrin:

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Half of tickets for this event now sold.

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Saw the Desford about forty odd years ago - looks superb in the pics now.


I am sure I saw this many years ago but cant remember when or where.

Is this the only one ? Did it used to be in a museum or an airshow visitor?

Where might I have seen it many years ago?
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psquiddy wrote:Where might I have seen it many years ago?

Strathallen

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Mike wrote:
psquiddy wrote:Where might I have seen it many years ago?

Strathallen


Yup - that would be it - I must dig out my spotting logbook for 1977 or thereabouts.
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PFA Rally, Sywell 1 Sep 1973 for me!

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psquiddy wrote:
Mike wrote:
psquiddy wrote:Where might I have seen it many years ago?

Strathallen


Yup - that would be it - I must dig out my spotting logbook for 1977 or thereabouts.


I expect you'll have seen its current Spanhoe stablemate, Fokker S-11 G-BEPV/174 also; it being another former Strathallan airframe.
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psquiddy wrote:Yup - that would be it - I must dig out my spotting logbook for 1977 or thereabouts.

sdad wrote:PFA Rally, Sywell 1 Sep 1973 for me!

So what I'm hearing is you both need to buy tickets so you can see it 40-odd years later... :whistle:

https://www.threshold.aero/event/spanho ... nightshoot

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Last few combined (day and nightshoot) tickets available.

If nightshoots aren't your thing, then fear not - still plenty of day-only tickets!

Oh, and for those who haven't seen here's the latest list of aircraft that will be outside and photographable. Obviously more still to come, it's only December after all ;)

G-AGOS [VZ728] Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh
G-ANHS [MT197] Taylorcraft Auster AOP.IV
G-ARNP Beagle A.109 Airedale
G-AROY Boeing PT-17 Stearman
G-AWSW [XW635] Beagle-Auster D.5 194 Husky
G-BAGT [66-374/EO] Helio H-295 Courier
G-BCBH [HB737] Fairchild UC-61K Argus III
G-BEPV [174/K] Fokker S-11 Instructor
G-ITAF Siai Marchetti SF.260AM
G-MSAL [143] Morane-Saulnier MS733 Alcyon
G-RGUS [KK527] Fairchild UC-61K Argus III

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Two updates yesterday! Firstly, a couple of extras for the day event, then a list of aircraft remaining out for the nightshoot. Please read both announcements in full, you may be surprised... ;)

G-AGOS [VZ728] Reid and Sigrist R.S.4 Bobsleigh
G-ARNP Beagle A.109 Airedale
G-AROY Boeing PT-17 Stearman
G-BAGT [66-374/EO] Helio H-295 Courier
G-BCBH [HB737] Fairchild UC-61K Argus III
G-RGUS [KK527] Fairchild UC-61K Argus III
G-ANHS [MT197] Taylorcraft Auster AOP.IV
G-AWSW [XW635] Beagle-Auster D.5 194 Husky
G-AZCT Beagle B.121 Pup 1
G-BEPV [174/K] Fokker S-11 Instructor
G-BLHR Grumman GA-7 Cougar
G-ITAF Siai Marchetti SF.260AM
G-MSAL [143] Morane-Saulnier MS733 Alcyon

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Have all day/night tickets now sold, can not see an option to purchase both ?

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rob68 wrote:Have all day/night tickets now sold, can not see an option to purchase both ?


We've magicked some more up, seeing as it's Christmas, but they're very limited. They can be purchased here: linky
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Purchased

Merry Christmas one and all

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All tickets for this event have been sold, there are no more!

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Weather is looking decidedly iffy for this tomorrow. :sad:

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I thoroughly enjoyed this event. The Weather improved after a dodgy start.
The `Bobsleigh` looked and sounded wonderful - credit to all concerned. :clap:

Huge thanks to Threshold Aero,who positioned lights perfectly,and ensured we all got good pictures.
Can`t wait for Cosford shoot :smile:

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This was an excellent well organised event and thanks must go to the Threshold Team and the aircraft owners who allowed us to photograph their aircraft.

A few pictures for those who could not attend.

ImageHB737 / G-BCBH by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageXP241 / G-CEHR by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-AGOS Desford by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

ImageG-AROY by AJCDuxman, on Flickr

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