Weston Air Festival 2014
Weston Air Festival has grown massively from the single day in 2013 and rekindles memories of the famous “Helidays” with a gathering of helicopters on the beach lawn. The world’s only flying Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 features as a bonus on this DVD.
An RAF Chinook and Seaking, Army Lynx AH7 and Navy Black Cat Lynx all contrasted with the diminutive Autogyro but in all meant that rotary wing was well represented at the event.
Wall to wall sunshine was the backdrop to a big line up that included more modern day RAF; Red Arrows, Falcons Parachute Team, Tutor and Tucano. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight graced the event with their prized Battle of Britain veteran Spitfire II displaying with the Hurricane. The DC-3 Dakota supported.
Many other historic types included B-17 flying with its ‘little friend’ P-51 Mustang. Several awesome classic jets included the Vulcan.
Several civilian pilots gave breathtaking displays but Rich Goodwin in his “Muscle Pitts” (with cockpit camera) deserves special praise.