gr325
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Jersey International Air Display

Fri Sep 13, 2002 5:30 am

HEllo,

Today I went to Jersey to see the Jersey international air display, wich wa very nice.
We were standing on the balkony (spelling?) at the Jersey aeroclub wich is right on the end of the runway so we could see all planes taking off.
and there were some nice aircraft.
We started of with the memorial flight:
a Lancaster, DC3, Spitfire and a Huricane. The sound of those engines are increddible.

But there was more:

BAC 167 Strikemaster
Sea King
Tornado
Jaguar
Gazelle
Lynx
Hawk T Mk. 1a
OV-10 Bronco
Team Khalifa, they fly with 4 Aero L-39 Albatross Jet Trainers
Mustang
Piaggio P-180 Avanti (only on the static display)
Nimrod
B17 Flying Fortress
B-25 Michell
De Havilland Sea Vixen (very nice)
Utterly Butterly Barnstormers
Harrier
T28 Fennec
Grumman Albatross
And last but not least, The Red Arrows.

And the best part was that they were in formation together with a My Way Airbus a320. That was awsome (ok concorde would have been better).

Enjoyed my day over there, somebody else took the pictures and hopfully I will have them later on in the month.

It was my first visit to an airshow and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

GR325

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kaitak
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RE: Jersey International Air Display

Fri Sep 13, 2002 5:48 am

It was a MyTRAVEL A320, but certainly very impressive. I thought the crew might have done a bit more than just flypasts - a little demonstration of the aircraft's agility advantages over conventional aircraft would be welcome, but of course, we all remember Habsheim.

Thankfully the weather was so much better today; last year, I got drenched to the skin.

The one amusing story that sticks with me from today is about a DC3 in the Berlin Airlift. One day a DC3 was flying from somewhere in the UK to Berlin (obviously!), but the old DC3 was labouring and finding it quite difficult to maintain its height and when it landed in Tempelhof, it came down pretty heavily. Only then was it discovered that in error, loaders had put on the freight planned for a subsequent flight, an Avro York. This freight load was nearly three times the DC3's max payload!
 
AirX
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RE: Jersey International Air Display

Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:44 am

I was over there for the day to see the show.My favorite was the MYT A320 (Obviously)The fly over with the Red Arrows was fantastic!I was expecting a 757 as for the last couple of years its been one of them.The only negative thing was the fact the mist came down in the afternoon which meant it was a bit annoying as we lost view of the aircraft quickly.
As you said,Kaitak,last year was an absolute washout,many people left early including myself.
 
gr325
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RE: Jersey International Air Display

Sat Sep 14, 2002 6:51 am

Hey AIRX,

Saw in your profile that you live in GCI. Were about as I live there as well.
It certainly was a good day, apart from the mist in the afternoon. I also had a good vieuw of the lady's on the Utterly Butterly and they were quite nice to be honest. It was a good place to see the stuff from the aeroclub.

GR325
"You should have gone to specsavers"