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Mainfonds Airshow

Filed in Airshows, Team News by on 8th Nov 2015
Mainfonds Airshow

by Peter Wells Mainfonds is a fantastic Airshow/Balloon Festival  in Southern France. Although they required the Duo, Chris was sadly not available. In previous years I preferred to go alone as a solo but a reflection of the current team is I genuinely missed having Chris along. Again From the UK the only other act were the […]

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Heveningham Hall Country Fair

Filed in Airshows, Team News by on 8th Nov 2015
Heveningham Hall Country Fair

by Peter Wells Operating from home with a 1 hr transit each way conditions on day one transit and  at display were perfect. There were only two aviation acts  and we were displaying alongside the Breitling Wingwalkers. A long hold due to a Bird of Prey who decided to go rogue from a ground display […]

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The Secret Garden Party and The Silverstone Classic

Filed in Airshows, Team News by on 8th Nov 2015
The Secret Garden Party and The Silverstone Classic

by Peter Wells After our first display at Sunderland which was early thanks to TSA to help us with other commitments, we were back down south to our base having refuelled at our northern surrogate home at  Fishburn. Despite apparently having a lot of time to spare we were working hard and ready to go […]

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Sunderland International Airshow

Filed in Team News by on 17th Aug 2015
Sunderland International Airshow

The end of July saw the Twister Aerobatic Team return to one of their favourite events, the Sunderland International Airshow. The biggest event of its kind in the North East, the show attracts massive audiences which near the 1 million mark over the three days. Friday night sees a massive launch party at the display […]

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Bangor Festival

Filed in Team News by on 16th Jul 2015
Bangor Festival

by Peter Wells After our team-building exercise in the French Alps gliding and a 14 hour drive I was preparing the planes for a trip to Northern Ireland. The event was the Bangor which was part of the Tall Ships Events which had its start point in Northern Ireland this year. We transitted to Newtownards our base […]

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Throckmorton Air Show

Filed in Team News by on 3rd Jul 2015
Throckmorton Air Show

By Peter Wells We were a late booking at Throckmorton due to a cancellation. I was keen to do the show as some of my family live locally and were going to be there. Sadly due to the huge turnout on the day and big queues to get in my family only arrived as we were taking off […]

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Going Dutch, Twice Over: Oostwold and Volkel

Filed in Team News by on 10th Jun 2015
Going Dutch, Twice Over: Oostwold and Volkel

By Chris Burkett As the “new boy” with Twister Aerobatics this season, it has been fun to appear in shows which are new to me, if not to the team. Two such were back to back weekends in the Netherlands at the end of May – firstly at Oostwold and then to Volkel. Transits into […]

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Abingdon Air & Country Show

Filed in Airshows, Team News by on 3rd Jun 2015
Abingdon Air & Country Show

Abingdon was our first public show of the year and forecast was not good. Early acts were lucky but increasing convection and over development  lead to bigger and bigger showers with smaller and smaller gaps to cram displays into. Just as I thought it was all over close to our display time a clearance came through. The […]

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First display of 2015

Filed in Team News by on 16th Mar 2015
First display of 2015

After a lot of practice in very varied weather during the winter it was great to do our first public show in the UK on the 15th of March near Bedford Our display was in tribute and celebration for the life of Robert Westley, and organised by his daughters. Robert was himself a pilot, scientist and engineer […]

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Bournemouth Air Festival

Filed in Team News by on 30th Aug 2014
Bournemouth Air Festival

One of our favourite events of the year is the Bournemouth Air Festival. This year with the duo away in China, Jon Gowdy represented the team with a solo pyro display alongside Brendan O’Brien in his Piper Cub during Bournemouth’s famous Night Air displays. Bournemouth is perhaps one of the biggest airshow in the world in […]

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