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Yorkshire Airshow Memories

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F3
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Yorkshire Airshow Memories

Post by F3 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:23 pm

August Bank Holiday w/end never fails to generate pangs of nostalgia for the Yorkshire Airshow held @ Elvington over that w/end for the best part of a decade from the mid '90s to the early noughties. It was then the only Yorkshire show, the others on RAF bases (Ch.Fenton, Finningley + Leeming) having folded as a result of successive rounds of defence cuts. The Elvington show had its own family holiday vibe and the crowd line much closer to the runway than at other shows (and on the south side which was better for photography). Altho' there was never much of a static display, apart from a few museum exhibits an accessible flightline provided some compensation and the flying programme was generally very good, often with foreign participation. In its latter years, after moving from the Bank Holiday w/end, the show was never the same and after bad weather disrupted the flying programme in 2007 and the gate receiots took a hit it folded - making a brief one-off return @ Leeds East Airport ( formerly RAF Ch. Fenton) in 2015.

ImageYorks Airshow - F3 '96 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - Mosquito '96 (2) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - Jaguar 95 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - CAF Polaris '96 (1) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - RNHF Firefly + Swordfish '96 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - Nimrod '96 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - Blenheim '96 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorkshire Airshow - B17 take - off '96 (2) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - FAF Transall '99 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - Tornado GR1 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageElvington - Canberra 2000 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - FAF Mirage F1s by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageYorks Airshow - BBMF spits by Michael Britton, on Flickr

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Re: Yorkshire Airshow Memories

Post by paddyboy » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:46 am

Hi Mick :P

Were we not spoilt with some cracking shows back then :Wow:

Great shots yet again :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Yorkshire Airshow Memories

Post by F3 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:05 pm

Yes indeed Patrick. Those were definitely the days!

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