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More Air Fete Memories from 1992

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More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by F3 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:45 pm

Whilst searching through some Tucano negs I came across a strip from the '92 Air Fete. Only 4 subjects but maybe of interest. This was the last appearance of an RAF F-4 in the static and I'm sure you'll agree that it was a shame about the utilitarian engine covers. The F-18 was from the USS Saratoga.

ImageAir Fete '92 - Anniversary Herc (1) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - Anniversary Herc by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - Alize by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - F-18 403 VFA 81 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - F-18 403 VFA 81 (1) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - F4 XV497 W 74 Sqn. by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - C5 + F4 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - Jaguar 9-PH FAF by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 -F-16A J-642 RNLAF by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - Alouette III Belgian Navy by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - Saab Supporter T-427 RDAF by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageAir Fete '92 - F-117 37 FW USAF by Michael Britton, on Flickr
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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by Knife 04 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:05 pm

Nice Mike from a great show - think this was the first F-117 appearance at the show. Started on mine in earnest from this show last night - also had a C-2 at the show which brought in the Six Fleet band - they played in one of the hangars at the show and were pretty good

Great days and thanks for posting

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by F3 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:10 pm

Knife 04 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Nice Mike from a great show - think this was the first F-117 appearance at the show. Started on mine in earnest from this show last night - also had a C-2 at the show which brought in the Six Fleet band - they played in one of the hangars at the show and were pretty good

Great days and thanks for posting

Darren
Yes - you're right. It was a big deal being the 1st. F-117 appearance over here and the pic of its arrival made the cover of AFM as recall (it was flown by an RAF pilot on exchange). Also remember the Greyhound as it was the only time I ever saw one.

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by fisherman » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:59 pm

So sad its all gone forever, great pics and memories!

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by sschofield » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:37 pm

Great pics, I have a very similar set, although oddly none of the F-117, which seems strange as it was such a rarity back then?

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by F3 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:01 pm

sschofield wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Great pics, I have a very similar set, although oddly none of the F-117, which seems strange as it was such a rarity back then?
Odd indeed Stuart, as it was the 1st. public appearance of the type in the UK and consequently sparked much interest. Everyone immediately made a bee line for it on arrival. Maybe you were unable to fight yr way thru' the crowd or maybe never saw it thru' the crowd. Plenty more interesting stuff tho' - like the C-2 which was nt mobbed.

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by sschofield » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:26 pm

Just done a bit more research and it appears I had already seen (and photographed) the same aircraft at Paris the year before, so presumbaly I didn't bother with the "scrum" at Mildenhall...

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by F3 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:36 pm

sschofield wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Just done a bit more research and it appears I had already seen (and photographed) the same aircraft at Paris the year before, so presumbaly I didn't bother with the "scrum" at Mildenhall...
Thought there must be a logical explanation. That's what I call planning ahead.

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by paddyboy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi Mick :P

Yet more great memory-jerkers there :thumbs:

An Alize at an Air Fete was quite rare as well :O

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: More Air Fete Memories from 1992

Post by F3 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:33 pm

Looking forward to seeing the Saab Supporters of the RDAF's Baby Blue Team @ Cosford on Sunday.

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