We ventured to Kemble for the inaugural “Best of British” Show on the Bank Holiday Monday. The show on Monday was, for the most part, a very wet and dismal day. Most of the display performers cancelled their displays due to the weather. There were some that got up. The highlight of the day was the Cherry Pie with warm custard that my wife, Lowrie bought from the Old English Pie Company. Hmmmmm! Let's see... Cherry Pie with warm custard, under an umbrella, in the rain at an air show, with your wonderful wife...priceless! Here are several photos from the very wet Best of British Show on Monday.
Flt Lt. Jon Bond from the RAF Tucano Demo Team runs up the Tucano prior to the start of his display
Bringing the Tucano by the crowd
Managing to find the only patch of blue sky on Monday.
Flt Lt Phil Bird from the RAF Hawk Display Team takes off in the Hawk T1 to begin his display.
Bringing the Hawk T1 in for a nice topside pass.
Flt Lt Jon Bond brings the Tucano back after a display at another site. This shot pretty much sums up our day...very wet!
The "Baby Breitlings" in 1/3 scale complete with moveable wingwalkers.
The Grace T Mk IX Spitfire in 1/3 scale
The DH.88 Comet "Grosvenor House" in 1/2 scale. The Shuttleworth Collection is currently in work on the original DH.88 Comet "Grosvenor House" that won the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from Mildenhall to Melbourne, Australia. Plans are to bring the DH.88 back to flying condition.
The Glider FX team
A forlorn C-47 which is being readied to send to the Indian Air Force Museum.
The Air Asia Jet Dragster coulld not fully display on Monday due to the wet runway conditions, but did give a couple of "reheat" runs for the crowd.
The Red Arrows could not display on Monday due to the low ceiling and rain. Here Red 1 leads Reds 2, 3 and 4 off on their way back home to RAF Scampton.