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"G-George" Day, Breighton Aerodrome - July 8th
by Stephen Carr

I didn't take the Jeep to Breighton this year as I've got too much going on at home and could only spare a day out, not a full weekend. The weather forecast wasn't looking too good, with thunder storms forecast from noon. The morning was bright and hot and there were some nice WW2 aircraft attending, including a C-47B Skytrain, the largest aircraft attending. The poor forecast around the country, resulted in not too many visiting aircraft flying in for the day.

For once, the weather forecasters got it right and heavy rain started around lunch time. The Battle of Britain Flight Lancaster was meant to show, but kept being delayed and eventually was cancelled due to a technical problem. There were a few breaks in the rain, but it didn't ease up until late afternoon, allowing a few aircraft to fly. The Spitfire left late afternoon with the C-47 flying out the following morning.