Vintage Aircraft Flying Display

The Real Aircraft Company from Breighton will be flying a display with four of their aircraft over the show weekend.
On Saturday 2nd August at 13.00 we are expecting  a flying display from the Bucker Jungmann and Fokker Triplane replica.

BUCKER BU131 JUNGMANN - G-TAFF (1934) The Jungmann was designed specifically to provide ab-initio training for military pilots during the inter-war years, albeit in the guise of an aerobatic aircraft, the first prototype being rolled-out in 1934. So successful was the design that by 1941 some 4000 airframes had been built worldwide (many built under licence in Spain and Czechoslovakia). After the war the aircraft became a popular competition aerobatic aircraft. This is the aircraft in which Tony 'Taff' Smith flew solo from Australia to the UK in the late 1980's.

FOKKER DR1 'TRIPLANE' REPLICA - G-BVGZ (1994) This Fokker Dr. I 'Dreidecker' replica represents one of the most feared fighter aircraft of World War One. The type was used to devastating effect by the legendary Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) circa 1918, in whose colours the aircraft currently displays. Despite its outward appearance the aircraft is powered by a modern Lycoming engine.

On Sunday 3rd August, again at 13.00, the flying display will be from the Miles M-14 or Magister which will be joined by the Yak-18.

MILES M14A HAWK TRAINER 3 - G-AKAT (1940)This Miles M14A Hawk Trainer, or Magister as it was know in military use, is one of only a handful surviving in flying trim. There were 54 examples of the Hawk Trainer Mk 3 built, primarily for civillian training and export use, but 8 of those also found their way to the RAF. The RAF used the 'Maggie' for Elementary Flying Training with successful candidates moving on to fly aircraft such as the North American Harvard and, eventually, progressing to frontline aircraft such as the Hurricane or Spitfire.

YAKOVLEV YAK-18A - G-CEIB (1958) The Yak 18A Soviet military trainer (NATO codenamed 'Max') can trace its origins back to the late 1940's. The type served with many air forces, most notably the Soviet and Polish, although its greatest claim to fame was its use as a night fighter by the North Korean's during the Korean War - 5.5 million gallons of fuel reportedly destroyed in one attack. Apparently US troops nick-named the Yak 18 "Washing Machine Charlie" because the aircraft's radial engine reputedly sounded similar to early gasoline powered washing machines that were being introduced at the time! Interestingly the Afghan Air Force operated a hand full of Yak 18's until 2001. (Picture: Peter Lamb)

Weather and aircraft serviceability permitting