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1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

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roughcutter
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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by roughcutter » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:03 pm

I still have a flyer from the show, look at the admission guys (and weep!) :cool:
Imageimg002 by Mark Lewis, on Flickr
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by F3 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:11 pm

Love those first two shots of the line-up. One of the most memorable IATs for that reason. Had a distinct end of era feel for me.

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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by paddyboy » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:02 am

You wouldn’t even get a programme for that price now, Mark :'(
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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by Stratocruiser » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:52 am

Oh yes, I do miss the sight and sound of those little flying coffins! Another great memory of the great airshows in the 70's and 80's. Many thanks for sharing your great pics :thumb:
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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by mce89 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:34 am

We were spoilt back then. Lots of colour and variety of airframes.
Great pics too . Thanks for sharing

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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by F3 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:23 am

Thought a couple of flying pics req'd plus a tailender!

Image4 X F-104Gs GAF by Michael Britton, on Flickr

Image4XF-104Gs GAF (1) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageF-104 tailpiece by Michael Britton, on Flickr

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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by mancman » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:02 pm

Thanks for adding the flying pics, I didn't seem to get any, must have still been on the Photobus

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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by Mustang531 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:20 pm

Some more great shots, thank you for adding these.

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Re: 1985 Fairford - Starfighter Fest

Post by ciaranchef » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:40 pm

Pure aviation heaven, amazing post, thanks.. :thumb:
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