Sunday, 4 July 2010

Across the bridge visiting Waddington International Airshow

Impressive array of British and foreign aircraft both in the air and on the ground. Traffic light on the way here. Fingers crossed that it'll be the same on the way home. Thanks to the USAF pilot of the RC135W Joint Rivet (pictured) whose just given my son a squadron baseball cap.

Update - Thankfully, easily got out of the airbase and traffic light on the way home. They must be learning their lessons after previous years three hour sagas just to get off the airbase! Getting away easy was a good way to round off a good day.

Organisers of airshows are now making the effort to make some of the flying displays relevant to the roles the aircraft carry out with simulated attacks complete with explosions and flames to show the taxpayers what their hard earned money goes on. These coupled with solo displays showing the amazing capabilities of modern aircraft make for an entertaining day.

Thanks to all the service men and women who took the time and effort to show and describe the aircraft, imagery and weapons to my son. I'll definitely be back next year.

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