A special day as we headed out at 0800 to drive to Yeovilton where we were to attend the Fleet Air Arm Air Show. The weather was very patchy and we hoped that it would hold up so as the show could go on. Patchy it was and we had quite a few showers with one in particular being very heavy and sending many scuttling for cover.
Even though we were wet at that time, we really enjoyed the show which had quite a mixed programme. The show started with a helicopter display of formation flying. Following that there were a number of aerobatic and formation exhibitions from the Red Arrows, a Polish Group and a Jordanian Group. We saw an MIG15 fly and many jet fighters flying. The speed exhibited by the jets was countered by the slow moving Swordfish and the B17. The Hurricane and Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also appeared to the enjoyment of those present.
A wonderful show and well worth visiting again.
Tomorrow we have a mixed bag with a visit to a private home that was originally a control tower at a fighter airstrip, a visit to a memorial where a Dakota had smashed through the trees killing all on board, the CWG Cemetery at Sutton Veny where so many Australians lie will be visited and finally the Gold Fair at Shaftsbury.