July 11/12th By Steve
Rather than going to the Flying Legends Warbird show at Duxford yet
again, I fancied something a bit different. Instead, I spent the
weekend of 11/12th July at Breighton Airfield in Yorkshire for the
Real Aero Co 'Summer Bash'.
was the Real Aero's 20th Anniversary and the Bucker Jungmann's 75th
Anniversary Fly-in. Lynne and myself arrived on Friday late afternoon
to spend the whole weekend there.
Smith, owner of Real Aero, also brought along an old style Formula 1
(?) racing car which he blasted up and down the perimeter a few times
disturbing residents for miles around!
Jungmann and Jungmeisters flying for the Jungmann anniversary. The
pair in the first picture flew in from Switzerland, leaving home on
Thursday to be there.
in the region of 100 light aircraft were present across the weekend,
although some had to make long detours around a weather front over the
Penines to get there. Despite the forecast, it was great
weather, a very warm and friendly atmosphere and a very enjoyable
weekend all round.
event was the same weekend as Nev's summer BBQ, and I had previously
arranged access for the Sunday morning road run to visit Breighton.
While I had the only MV there Friday night and Saturday, I was very
pleased to see a nice long convoy arrive on Sunday morning.
the weather was a little cooler compared to the day before, the
aviation action was heating up as Maurice Hammond brought his
collection of warbirds to the event. They included his TWO P-51
Mustangs, PT-17 Kaydet and T-6 Texan. This gave my 'Follow Me'
jeep its first proper use; leading the P-51's to their dispersal! The
MV owners also had the opportunity to park up in front of the P-51's
for a photo call.
feedback I've received from Breighton, the weekend was a success, so
many thanks to Maurice for allowing us the photo opportunity with his
aircraft, and for all those who fought back their hangovers from Nev's
do to support the event with their MV's.