Mildenhall Air Fete 1984

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Spiny Norman
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Mildenhall Air Fete 1984

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The main attraction was the Thunderbirds but looking back they maybe weren't as notable as a couple of supersonic stars who flew. Went on the Saturday but looks like we didn't get the best of the weather that weekend.

Taken on print film using a 50mm or 200 mm which would debar you getting in to a present-day show! There's more at the Flickr.

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Don't know who was being interviewed for Concorde TV.

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Good to see Norman, I seem to recall they moved the 1984 show into June to catch the Thunderbirds, who also went to Upper Heyford show.

I think it was televised as well with the chap off That's Life, Chris thingamyjig.
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Yes I was all set for a "On this Day" post then realised it was in June.

Those were the days, airshows on TV. Found half of the show - it was none other than David Icke, before he went all...David Icke.


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capercaillie wrote:
Thu 27 May 2021, 4:19 pm
Good to see Norman, I seem to recall they moved the 1984 show into June to catch the Thunderbirds, who also went to Upper Heyford show.

I think it was televised as well with the chap off That's Life, Chris thingamyjig.
Certainly a great show sorely missed. Good memories. I think that Presenter was Chris Serle, not to be confused with Chris Searle who murdered his wife. :open_mouth:

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Thanks for putting these up. I'd been trying to find that footage from the BBC programme 'Holiday Air' for some time, but without success.
What a superb time that was and what amazing footage of the Blackbird. Seems like 'they don't make 'em like that any more'. Awesome.

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those were the days, real american hot dogs/burgers and ice cold drinks, awesome air displays, what more could you want.
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