There is so much going on at the moment that it is almost difficult to know where to start, and with less than 50 days to go, the countdown to Throckmorton Air Show 2015 is well and truly on!
But let’s start with the flying display and the addition of John Scott and his rather lovely CAP 10 – G-BXRA. John’s father was an RAF Spitfire pilot and his inspiration to fly, and John flies competition aerobatics in his elegant CAP 10 which, prior to arriving in the UK, served as a training aircraft with the French Air Force. Look out for a spirited performance from a great looking aircraft!
This isn’t the final addition to the flying display for this year, so keep your eyes open for more announcements in the weeks to come. There will also be some pretty amazing military entertainment on the ground too, and suffice to say, if you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, do it now! They won’t be available on the day and we really, really wouldn’t want you to miss out, like those who didn’t get round to purchasing tickets for the photography enclosure, which has already sold out. Sorry folks!
All the information you need to buy your tickets is HERE, so go and do it right away!
When you do buy your tickets, not only will you be able to enjoy a superb day out when you attend the airshow on Saturday 6 June, but you will also be supporting our five chosen charities.
Last week we visited one of them, the brilliant, life-saving Midlands Air Ambulance to talk about fundraising and take a look at the air ambulance itself. You’ll have a chance to do all that at the airshow too, and we know the team is looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day.
You can find out more about the MAA by visiting the charity’s website – http://www.midlandsairambulance.com/.
Afterwards we were at Throckmorton to see Flt Lt Andy Preece, the 2015 Royal Air Force Tutor Display Pilot. Andy was making a site visit to the airfield and is very much looking forward to taking part in the flying display at the show.
The list of ground attractions continues to grow too, almost by the day, and car lovers are in for a real treat as we can confirm that the Volvo Enthusiasts Club will be attendance, along with some very special vehicles.
Firstly there is Volvo P100 ‘ST1’ (above) – the original car driven by Roger Moore in The Saint and joining it will be the former Rydell British Touring Car Volvo Racing Estate and a 1952 Volvo PV445 (below), one of just six remaining worldwide from a meagre total of 21 built – true rarities and just three of the many cars the Club plans on bringing to the airshow!
The Cotswold Classic Car Club has also confirmed its attendance and there will be a lot more car and vehicle related activity to tell you about before we reach the show, so if you are missing Top Gear, come and get a huge slice of motoring action at Throckmorton Air Show – you won’t be disappointed!
Finally for this update, we are delighted to confirm that once again Teatime Productions will be capturing everything for us on film as our official videographer for the show. Teatime have produced some great footage from the show in previous years, so this really is excellent news!
Just a final reminder though that if you haven’t got a ticket, you won’t get in – so please make sure that you have!
Until next time………..