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East Fortune Airshow

Filed in Team News by on 27th Jul 2013
East Fortune Airshow

After the Pyro display at Sunderland on the Friday evening we readied the aircraft at Newcastle Airport and set off up north. In great weather we flew up the beautiful deserted beaches of the North East coast. We spotted Sand bars filled with Seals which made for the water when we approached. We arrived early […]

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Bray International Air Display

Filed in Team News by on 21st Jul 2013
Bray International Air Display

We transited direct from home to Newcastle a small strip just south of Bray. We had a relaxing couple of hours chatting with other display acts and caught up with Gerry Humphries who as always was displaying everything from an RV7 in his newly formed team to the BD5. Then we took off and displayed […]

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MYSIA, Turkey

Filed in Team News by on 7th Jul 2013 0 Comments
MYSIA, Turkey

Our invitation to display in Turkey was a trip down memory lane for the SWIP team, but also a great milestone as the first pyro display in Turkey. The journey south was a repeat of our inaugural ‘Twister Duo’ display, way back in 2010, following the Apennines down the length of Italy, across the Adriatic […]

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Leszno Air Picnic

Filed in Team News by on 30th Jun 2013 0 Comments
Leszno Air Picnic

The ‘Glider Picnik’ at Leszno was a significant display for the SWIP team, the first display in Eastern Europe for the team under SWIP sponsorship, and Poland’s first civilian pyro display. The Journey east would have been straightforward enough had it not been for a weather system stretching across northern Europe that brought bands of […]

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Wickenby Wings and Wheels

Filed in Team News by on 16th Jun 2013 0 Comments
Wickenby Wings and Wheels

For the third year we were very pleased to be invited to display at WWW. Wickenby is the home base of Gerald Cooper the unlimited aerobatic champion in the UK and now also Philip Steinbach, a brilliant aircraft designer and aerobatic pilot. Participants included the Blades, Vulcan, BBMF and a fly through from the Red […]

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RAF Cosford Air Show 2013

Filed in Team News by on 9th Jun 2013 0 Comments
RAF Cosford Air Show 2013

We were once again delighted to be invited to the RAF Cosford Air Show, one of only three Royal Air Force air displays held each year. RAF Cosford is a relatively small RAF airfield which has not changed too much since it opened 75 years ago. Each year the air show celebrates several themes which […]

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Volkel in de Wolken

Filed in Team News by on 26th May 2013 0 Comments
Volkel in de Wolken

After the disappointment of the previous weekend, I flew back across the channel in the re-engined SWIP2 along. I landed at Sanicole after my second bird strike of the year which fortunately didn’t damage my aircraft, though the same could not be said of the bird. At Sanicole I met up with Guy who had […]

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Oostwold Airshow

Filed in Team News by on 20th May 2013 0 Comments
Oostwold Airshow

For our second display weekend, we made the trip across the channel to continental Europe, where much of our 2013 season will take place. We crossed the channel on the Sunday in good weather, making a longer water crossing than usual to shorten our trip to Northern Holland. Oostwold is a beautiful grass airfield which […]

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Abingdon Air & COuntry Show (Will Hilton)

Filed in Team News by on 5th May 2013 0 Comments
Abingdon Air & COuntry Show (Will Hilton)

This years Air League day, now named the Youth In Aviation day was again held at Bicester where I first flew with Pete in the Cap two years ago. Pete led the transit in the with myself following in the Twister. The weather wasn’t looking promising but after a short while cloud base lifted, the […]

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Private Display and Abingdon Air & Country Show (Peter Wells)

Filed in Team News by on 5th May 2013 0 Comments
Private Display and Abingdon Air & Country Show  (Peter Wells)

The first major display weekend of the year saw the team support the Air League Day at Bicester and the Abingdon Air & Country Show on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. Saturday saw us provide experience flights in my CAP10 and new pilot Will Hilton do his first display at Bicester. We also took […]

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