Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 25.05.15)

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Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 25.05.15)

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Remember those sensational Buccaneer take-off's!... Flt Lt Neil Benson (P) and Flt Lt Gary Davies (N) were the display crew. This was Benson's trademark departure. :clap:

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Lovely shots ,particularly the Bucc.I grew up With Gary Davis the Nav in the Bucc. Still in touch today,a good guy.
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I like these,can we get some more ??

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Thanks for posting these images. I am Always a happy chap when 80's/90's airshow photos are on view. My happy days era for airshows. That Buccaneer did it take off? It didn't, just retracted the gear.
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Great pix. I was at some of the UK shows - happy days. One thing though - wasn't the Phantom FG1 the F4K? I thought the F4M was the FGR2.

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FarnboroJohn wrote: One thing though - wasn't the Phantom FG1 the F4K? I thought the F4M was the FGR2.

John


Correct!

What a lovely selection of nostalgic images, very nicely scanned. :clap:
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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(updated)

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FarnboroJohn wrote:Great pix. I was at some of the UK shows - happy days. One thing though - wasn't the Phantom FG1 the F4K? I thought the F4M was the FGR2.

John


Thanks for pointing that out John, as mentioned elsewhere, notekeeping was not my strong point(I've got nothing before 1998!!!) so have to try and cobble it together the best I can!!

Thanks for the comments :biggrin:

A few more for you, including another barely airborne brick :wink:

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Buccaneer S2B XX885 RAF Fairford 22.07.91 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Saab TF-35 Draken, AT-160, Schleswig Jagel 04.09.93 by jonf45, on Flickr

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F-14B 162926 RNAS Yeovilton 04.06.94 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Mirage 4P 53 RAF Cottesmore 22.07.00 by jonf45, on Flickr

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TU-22 57 RAF Fairford 25.07.98 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Fiat G-91 5454 RAF Fairford 26.07.93 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Jaguar E E21 RAF Fairford 22.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Harrier GR3 XV783 RAF Finningley 17.08.88 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Tornado GR1 ZA557 RAF Woodford 22.06.91 by jonf45, on Flickr

apologies for the scan quality, but hopefully the subjects make up for it!!

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Mirage IV is interesting, never seen one at an air show before. Great post, don't worry about the quality, it's just nice to reminisce on when we had an Air Force!
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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 10.04.13)

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Superb memories, and makes you feel lucky to have seen it all for real given where it's all at these days :sad:

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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 10.04.13)

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As i cant do RIAT this year :( , i thought id cheer myself up by doing some RIAT Scans from yesteryear. It didnt really work , but hey ho!! A few from a hot 1996....

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VC10 K2 ZD143 RAF Fairford 19.07.96-1 by jonf45, on Flickr

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VC10 C1K XV109 RAF Fairford 19.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Sea Harrier FA2 ZH798 RAF Fairford 20.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Jaguar E E37 RAF Fairford 20.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Jaguar E E21 RAF Fairford 19.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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F-104 ASA MM6920 RAF Fairford 19.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Canberra B(TT)2 WK128 RAF Fairford 19.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

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Canberra TT.18 WJ680 RAF Fairford 20.07.96 by jonf45, on Flickr

Will try and get some more done later....

more in my Flickr site for those not in Gloucestershire ;)

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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 20.07.13)

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Have managed to a bit more scanning recently......
Mig 21 9526, RIAT 2001, RAF Cottesmore
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Tu-95 20, 20, RIAT 93, RAF Fairford
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Il-78 34, RIAT 93, RAF Fairford
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Alpha Jet, AT-26, RIAT 2001, RAF Cottesmore
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Su-25K, 8077, Leeuwarden 98
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Canberra B.2 99+35, IAT 87, RAF Fairford
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JA-37 Viggen, 37424, RIAT 99, RAF Fairford
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F-104, MM6734, Leeuwarden 98
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B-52H, 61-0017, RIAT 98, RAF Fairford
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Mirage 5BR, BR-17, Mildenhall 92
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Sea Harrier FRS.2 ZE695, Yeovilton 93
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F-4C 63-7471, Lakenheath 88
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Jaguar GR.1 XZ367, Church Fenton, 91
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Hope they're of interest, more in my Flickr site if so :)
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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 25.05.15)

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These are absolutely the closest to a 'time-warp' I think we can get. I have enjoyed this whole series & look forward to the updates!
Couple of points to note, I think the SR-71 is definitely from the 'mound' at the Mildenhall! Secondly, you must have been stood next to me on Media-day for the Tomcat 'AG-200' @ Yeovilton. We had a massive downpour just before they launched them (Dunkeswell IIRC?) & the underside of a variable sweep jet aint waterproof!!
Finally, although our memory tells us skies were more blue & the weather was always better in 'those days', your excellent pictures show otherwise? However the memory test for content is case proven... those days were the best! :clap:

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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 25.05.15)

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Love the aardsparks and maffs c130 and the ginos remind me of my first airshow at Northweald in 1989 :smile:

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Re: Various 80s/90s Airshows(Updated 25.05.15)

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Really great post, so many memories, thanks very much for sharing :clap:
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