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Upper Heyford Airshows

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Gruncle 01
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Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by Gruncle 01 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:49 pm

Scanned some slides of some of the participants from the airshows 1976 to 1991.

First batch 3/7/1976.
ImageF104G D8341 323Sq by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageCF104D 4755 Skv331 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF4E 7401041/CR 32TFS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageJaguar GR1 XX766/14 226OCU by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageA6E 159576/ 501 AE VA176 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageA7E 159647/306 AE VA15 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageOV10A 683799 20TASS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageCF104D 104756 439Sq by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF5E 7401545/45 527TFTS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Second batch 18/7/1981.
ImageF104G 22+63 WS10 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageJ35 Draken AR108 Esk729 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF5E 7401554/54 527TFTS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF4F 37+81 Jbg36 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF5B 136 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageLightning F3 XP741/DD LTF by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Third batch 6/5/1990.
ImageA10A 800235/WR 78TFS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF15C 840003/BT 36TFW by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF4G 690285/SP 52TFW by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF100D 42212 "63000" by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF111E 680055/UH 55AMU 35TFS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF111E 680016/UH 79TFS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF111E 680020/UH 20TFW 79TFS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageC5B 850009 436AMW by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageEC130H 731594/SB 43ECS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageMirage VD BD10 42sm by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageB52G 580176 416BW by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageBeech C12 840164 58MAS by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF16C 870281/SP 81AMU 52TFW by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

Last couple from 8/9/1991.
ImageHansajet 16+28 Jbg32 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

ImageF4F 37+21 Jbg35 by Michael Skinner, on Flickr

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by PaulN » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:10 pm

Hi Michael

Think I was standing right next to you on everyone of those shots :lol:

1976.........what a weekend in July that was , straight up to Mildenhall the next day for another bi-centennial dose , of course I wont mention the weather :lol: ..oh I did :Oops:

Thanks for posting

Cheers

Paul :thumb:

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by paddyboy » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:48 am

Hi Michael :P

Stunning stuff :Wow:

Wait till Darren (Knife04) sees those beauties ;)

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by d555 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:44 am

Wot. No grey ( well, only an acceptable amount).
A great variety of airframes and colour schemes. How times have changed.
Lovely post :thumb:

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by Seahawk 11 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Just amazing, I was at all of those events, great days it was always a good show at Heyford, good to see these again,
Cheers for sharing them,

Rob

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Knife 04
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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by Knife 04 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:32 pm

Brilliant post - I loved the Heyford events - low key and very relaxed with alot of the aircrew joining the crowds along the front. Plenty of burgers, polish sausages and beer but without the crowds of the likes of Mildenhall & Alconbury. Plus of course the '111! Brilliant aircraft!

Still working through mine from the shows but one from 1986 ( I hope it is 86 - still in talks with the lead pilot of the formation ;) )
ImageF-111Es - 55th TFS and EF-111 - 42nd TFS, 20th TFW, Upper Heyford by Darren Currie, on Flickr

Thanks Michael!

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by roughcutter » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:27 pm

Very fond memories of a much missed place :)
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by DanBeeden » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:26 am

Terrific photos. So many highlights - US Navy contingent, Tiger Starfighter, and all those lovely Aardvarks. Some of these are certainly from before my time but I have fond memories of the 89,90 & 91 shows.

Thanks for sharing these gems.

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by SW Sky Blue » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:14 pm

Superb :thumbs: :thumbs:

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The Phantom
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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by The Phantom » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:10 pm

Superb collection of hardcore Cold War jets :Wow: :thumbs:

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by Cyberfox » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:44 am

Proper jets! Lovely to see these from a time when it was worthwhile being into aircraft spotting.

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by nugget20 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:51 am

I always loved the Upper Heyford airshows. Never as big as Mldenhall but with a great atmosphere and the occasional gem in the static display.
My first Heyford Open Day was in 1969 when the 66th TRW were based there with RF-101 Voodoos and RF-4C Phantoms. Here are some photos from the day:

56-0058 RF-101C-65-MC, 66th TRW

Image69F31b by John Murray, on Flickr

68-0553 RF-4C, 17th TRS/66th TRW

Image69F33b by John Murray, on Flickr

52-2678 C-97G (Flint Stone), 7405th SS/7101st ABW

Image69F08b by John Murray, on Flickr

44-9100 C-54N, HQ 3rd AF

Image69F10a by John Murray, on Flickr

61-0275 KC-135A, 97th BW

Image69F11a by John Murray, on Flickr

FU-28 F-84F, 2nd Wing, Belgian AF

Image69G09a by John Murray, on Flickr

XS457 Lightning T5, 226 OCU

Image69F16a by John Murray, on Flickr

WM739/LO Sea Prince T1, 1FTS leading 1FTS Jet Provosts

Image69E22a by John Murray, on Flickr

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by SniperElite » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:38 am

Anyone got shots of the so called"stealth fighter" in static ,poss 1987/88? Please

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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by Knife 04 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:29 am

Nice additions John
SniperElite wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:38 am
Anyone got shots of the so called"stealth fighter" in static ,poss 1987/88? Please
This one - 1986? :lol:
ImageF-19 Stealth Fighter - 84-001 / TP - 1st Tactical Stealth Sq, Area 51, Nevada by Darren Currie, on Flickr
21st Special Operations Squadron 'Dust Devils'
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Re: Upper Heyford Airshows

Post by SniperElite » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:01 pm

Thanks Darren, such happy memories Heyford really was tops for visitors!

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