Abingdon (Abingdon Air & Country Show) – Saturday 20th May 2023 (Grant Robinson)

Hi all,

I spent a few pleasant hours at my local air show, again with the wife and Jet in tow. The weather was kind and there was an interesting selection of aircraft to be seen on the ground and during the afternoon flying display. The 2022 event was sadly cancelled due to the death of the Queen, and so it was great to see it coming back with a bang. Attendance seemed to be very good and most people I spoke to, seemed happy enough.

The RAF did well this year, sending in a C-17 which did an impressive short stop landing and also the mighty Hercules, which could be the last public appearance before they retire them? – ticketed Brize event aside. Having first logged Hercules at RAF Lyneham in 1982 and visiting RAF Abingdon in 1983, I’m now starting to feel old, but I’m glad that aviation still survives here…..

On with the log and the photos can be seen at;


On ground display at the 21st Abingdon Air & Country Show:
R4118/UP-W, Hawker Hurricane I, G-HUPW, United Kingdom (G592301)
WP896, de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10, G-BWVY, United Kingdom (C1/0766)
WP973, de Havilland Canada Chipmunk 22, G-BCPU, United Kingdom (C1/0839)
XR240, Auster AOP.9, G-BDFH, United Kingdom (B5/10/176)
XR241/25, Auster AOP.9, G-AXRR, United Kingdom (B5/10/178)
XR595/M, Westland Scout AH.1, G-BWHU, United Kingdom (F9517)
XT420/422, Westland Wasp HAS.1, G-CBUI, United Kingdom (F9590)
XT435/AR-426, Westland Wasp HAS.1, G-RIMM, United Kingdom (F9605)
XV130/R, Westland Scout AH.1, G-BWJW, United Kingdom (F9705)
XV138/S, Westland Scout AH.1, G-SASM, United Kingdom (F9713)
(XW550), Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B (nose), United Kingdom (B3-11-71)
XW635, Beagle D.5/180 Husky, G-AWSW, United Kingdom (3690)
XX436/CU-39, Westland Gazelle HT.2, G-ZZLE, United Kingdom (1402)
XX624/E, Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1, G-KDOG, United Kingdom (BH120/289)
(XX745), SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1A (nose), United Kingdom (S42)
XZ179/W, Westland Lynx AH.7, G-NCKS, United Kingdom (047)
XZ934, Westland Gazelle HT.3, G-CBSI, United Kingdom (1736)
XZ939, Westland Gazelle HT.3, G-CLGO, United Kingdom (1750)
ZH889/889, Lockheed Hercules C.5, 47 Sqn, Royal Air Force (5500)
ZZ176, Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, 24/99 Sqns, Royal Air Force (50191/F190/UK-6)
G-CGKS, Grob Tutor T.1, Oxford UAS, Royal Air Force (82318E)
99+18, North American OV-10B Bronco, G-ONAA, German (338-3)
174/K, Fokker S.11.1 Instructor, G-BEPV, Netherlands (6274)
1365, de Havilland Canada Chipmunk 20, G-DHPM, Portuguese (OGMA-55)
30149/149, Soko P-2 Kraguj, G-BRXK, Yugoslavian (003)
44-72216/HO-M, North American P-51D Mustang, G-BIXL, United States (122-38675)
44-80015/44-M, Piper L-4J Cub, G-AKIB, United States (12311)
F-AZIM/27, Yakovlev Yak-3 (9/04623)
G-ADNE, de Havilland Hornet Moth DH.87B (8089)
(G-AKPF)/N3788, Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer III (2228)
G-ASVG, Rousseau Emeraude CP.301B (109)
G-AXDI, Reims/Cessna F172H (0574)
(G-AYJY)/K2065, Isaacs Fury II (PFA/1373)
G-BADZ, Aerotek Pitts Special S-2A (2038)
G-BAFX, C.A.B. DR.400 140 Earl (739)
G-BAXZ, Piper PA-28 140 Cherokee C (28-26760)
G-BDAI, Reims/Cessna FRA150M Aerobat (0266)
G-BKCV, Amateur Built Acrosport II (PFA 072A-10776)
G-BSCY, Piper PA-28 151 Cherokee Warrior (28-7515046)
G-CCSL, Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik (8029)
G-CDTA, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (2509)
G-CEIL, Just Aircraft Escapade 912(2) (BMAA/HB/506)
G-CGOG, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (LAA 315A-14980)
G-CITF, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar SL (2015-4223)
G-CKXC, Best Off SkyRanger Swift 912(1) (BMAA/HB/709)
G-CLCL, Vans RV-7 (74410)
G-CMOY, Flylight Exodus Deltajet 500 Stingray (EA 007)
G-CTFS, Westland Gazelle HT.2 (1081)
G-DENS, Binder-Aviatik Smaragd CP.301S (121)
G-IFLE, Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (2113)
G-IIJI, XtremeAir Sbach XA-42 (121)
G-OKAY, Amateur Built Pitts Special S-1E (12358)
G-PFTD, Tecnam P.2008 JC (1242)
G-PFTE, Tecnam P.2008 JC (1243)
G-RATE, Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah (AA5A-0781)
G-RVSG, Vans RV-9 A (PFA 320-14265)
G-SIVJ, Westland Gazelle HT.2 (2012)
(G-TFSI)/414251/WZ-I, North American P-51D(TF) Mustang (124-44703)
(G-THUN)/549192/F4-J, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (399-55731x)
G-WACW, Cessna 172P Skyhawk (17274057)
G-YAKI/100, Aerostar Yak-52 (866904)
HA-HSG, Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle (3615)
N111GW, American Champion Super Decathlon 8KCAB (1123-2013)
N123CA, Dornier Do 28 A-1 (3051)
(N8041B), Douglas C-47A (nose) (10100)
N69745/42-46703, Stinson V-77 Reliant (77-64)

Photo credits: Grant Robinson

Best regards,

Grant Robinson