UK Airfield Visit

Abingdon Air & Country Show – Sunday 14th May 2017 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,
this shamefully was my first visit to the Abingdon Air & Country
Show and my wife and I spent a very enjoyable day here. In my past defence,
this show is usually held the same weekend as the Microlight Trade fair at
Popham or I have been rostered to work by my employer who ironically had a
display stand within the show ground. Looking at how many people seemed to
be on the show site, the decision to not hold this show on a Bank Holiday
weekend when it is competing against many other smaller events, was probably
a good one?

So this was the 18th Abingdon Air & Country Show and another change was that
the show site was now on the East side of Runway 36 and very close to where
the static used to be for the Battle of Britain ‘At Home’ Days that used to
be held at this, the former RAF Abingdon. That old static area and the old
hangars were fenced off as they now form part of Dalton Barracks, which RAF
Abingdon became in 1992. Can’t believe the Army have been here almost 25
years already! I had my first ever flight with an Air Atlantique DC-3 during
the 1983 ‘At Home’ day, so this airfield will always have a place in my

My wife visited this show last year and commented that she felt the new
layout was better and that there were many more stalls to look around. There
were also plenty of other non-aviation items to interest and amuse adults
and children, and in my photo report, I include photographs of the show site
in general and the aircraft of course ūüôā

It was a nice flying display despite the Silence Twister mishap (hope the
pilot is ok) and there were some nice aircraft on the ground. Highlights for
me being the French Yak-3U, Australian Ryan SCW-145 and of course the
beautiful old Martin-Baker Meteor. This departed over the town this morning
for it’s short flight back to Chalgrove.

The log now follows and the request is for confirmation of the two aircraft
I failed to identify from the Great War Display Team. One was the Avro 504K
which I think should be G-ADEV and the SE5A replica coded Z which I think
should be G-BDWJ?

Static/Flightlines and Visitors:
TW536           Auster AOP.6        G-BNGE
WL419           Gloster Meteor T.7    Martin Baker    G-JSMA    United








WP901/B       de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10        G-BWNT    United
XL812            Saunders-Roe (SARO) Skeeter AOP.12             Army Air
(XN647)/707    de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 (nose)            United Kingdom

XP820              de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver AL.1    Historic
Aircraft Flight Trust    G-CICP    Army Air Corps
XT626/Q          Westland Scout AH.1    Historic Aircraft Flight Trust
G-CIBW    Army Air Corps
XX436/CU-39   Westland Gazelle HT.2        G-ZZLE    United Kingdom
XX624/E/9       Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1        G-KDOG    United
ZF240/240       Short Tucano T.1    72(R) Sqn        Royal Air Force
ZF289/289       Short Tucano T.1    72(R) Sqn        Royal Air Force
G-CGKD        Grob Tutor T.1    Oxford UAS        Royal Air Force
HKG-5           Scottish Aviation Bulldog Srs.120/128        G-BULL    Hong
104               Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.52A        G-PROV    South

27 red           Yakovlev Yak-52        G-YAKX    Soviet
V-54              Sud SE.313B Alouette II        G-BVSD    Switzerland
44-72216/HO-M     North American P-51D Mustang        G-BIXL    United
42-100884/L4-D     Douglas C-47A Dakota        N147DC    United States
51-7692/TL-692      North American T-28A Fennec        G-TROY    United
F-AZZK/48 white     Yakovelev  Yak-3UPW
G-AEDU         de Havilland DH.90A Dragonfly
G-AEOF          Rearwin 8500 Sportstar
G-AFZL           Porterfield CP-50
G-AHBL          de Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth
G-APRO          Auster 6A Tugmaster
G-ASSS            Cessna 172E Skyhawk
G-AWGN         Sportavia-Fournier RF-4D
G-AXLS            SAN Jodel DR.105A Ambassadeur
G-AXNS           Beagle B.121 Pup Srs.150
G-AXOH          SOCATA MS.894A Rallye Minerva 220
G-BAAT           Cessna 182P Skylane
G-BCUO          Scottish Aviation Bulldog Srs.120/122
G-BDOD          Reims/Cessna F.150M Commuter
G-BGBE           SAN Jodel DR.1050 Ambassadeur
G-BGPI            Plumb BGP.1 Biplane
G-BKDR           Pitts S-1S Special
G-BPFB           Thunder & Colt 77A (envelope on display within bag)
G-BSDH           Robin DR.400/180 Regent
G-BSOG           Cessna 172M Skyhawk II
G-BTUM          Piper J-3C-85 Cub
G-BVVP           Europa Aviation Europa
G-CDFR           Cyclone Pegasus Quantum 15
G-CDTA           Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 teamEurostar UK
G-CEDX           Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar
G-CHDK          Magni M-16C Tandem Trainer
G-CJSX/JSX      DG Flugzaugbau DG-505 Orion        BGA4754
G-DEEZ           Denney Aircraft Kitfox Mk.3
G-DISP            Rotorsport UK Calidus
G-EWIZ           Pitts S-2SE Special
G-JINX             Silence Twister
G-MYLN          Kolb Twinstar Mk.3
G-NWFS          Cessna 172P Skyhawk
(G-OLEG)        Yakovlev Yak-3U
G-OSZB           Christen Pitts S-2B Special
G-PERH           Guimbal Cabri G2
G-ROBN          Robin R.1180T Aiglon
(G-SIJJ)/A3-3   North American P-51D Mustang
G-TREE           Bell 206B JetRanger III
G-TWST          Silence Twister
G-YAKI/100     Yakovlev Yak-52
G-TECI             Tecnam P.2002-JF Sierra
G-UFCL           Tecnam P.2002-JF Sierra
G-VIXX            Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300
G-WCKM        Best Off SkyRanger Swift 912
G-YOTS           Yakovlev Yak-52
HA-ANG          Antonov An-2P
HA-MKF          Antonov (PZL-Mielec) An-2
VH-SCW          Ryan SCW-145


Flying only:
LF363/JX-B     Hawker Hurricane IIC    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Royal Air Force
PS915        Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX    Battle of Britain
Memorial Flight        Royal Air Force
(G-AWYI)/687    Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2 replica
(G-BDWJ)/F8010/Z    Replica Plans SE.5A
(G-BNPV)/C.L.1.1801/18    Bowers Fly Baby 1A/1B
(G-BUYU)/C.L.1.1803/18    Bowers Fly Baby 1A
(G-BWRA)/N500    Sopwith Triplane replica
(G-CDXR)/403/17    Fokker DR.1 replica
(G-CCBN)/80105/19    Replica Plans SE.5A
(G-EROE)    Avro 504K replica
G-HUEY/560    Bell UH-1H Iroquois
                Grant Robinson

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