Redhill Air Show 2006
The day was forboding with grey skies, but undaunted Louise and I turned
up at the airfield bright and early. Being the first there we were able to
get a good pitch for our gazebo, which soon proved to be a good move as
space was very limited, as we were fighting to erect my new gazebo thank
goodness all the other cars arrived, and their occupants were able to
assist with what was meant to be a one man operation.
In all eight cars turned up, three limas and five kallistas, once we had
arranged the cars to the liking of the official in charge [ loads of
shuffling and re-shuffling] we were able to arrange our seating for the
air display, which was due to start at 2.00 pm, it being only 10.00am we
were able to have a good look at the other cars and various stalls, and of
course to catch up on all the gossip.
Before the show started I took my eldest grandson and my niece for a
helicopter trip once round the airfield, they seemed to enjoy it so it was
definitely well worth the cost [I enjoyed it anyway].
About 12.30 I made a big jug of pimms which proved to be popular for it all
disappeared ," must make more next year". The show kicked off with the
Battle of Britain flight with the spitfire and hurricane making low passes
right in front of us, the lancaster also flew accross the front of us
giving a good view, a good display was put on by a catalina flying boat
coming in really low, and a breathtaking display by the Utterly Butterly
wing walkers, they are very brave or completely mad, also with the flyin
boat was a Mustang fighter, it sounded really great screaming out of the
sky and passing low right in front of us, there were various displays by
pitt special, stompe and tiger cubs and the grand finale was a Hunter jet
trainer "as in red arrows".
My thanks to all the people who all came from near and far and hope you
all had a good day out, we only had one heavy shower and this was before
the show started, so had little effect on our enjoyment.I hope we will be
able to go again next year.
Bruce and Louise Taylor.