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Always expanding its horizons, airshows at Old Warden are clearly about more than just what is in the air and that was especially true at this event, as the RAF theme brought a selection of vintage jet cockpits to the showground, as well as exhibition stands from the displaying RAF teams. A late and very welcome addition to the programme was a rare static appearance from an RAF Puma, which arrived during the morning and departed at the conclusion of the flying display, performing a nice fly-by along the crowd line before returning to RAF Benson.
For airshow regulars though, the focus was to see some unique aeroplanes fly after a long, cold, break. Many enthusiasts visited the highly anticipated season opener for their first dose of aviation-goodness, even if it was apparent that some of the aircraft initially listed on the website would be unable to perform.
Hawker Hurricane Mk II P was on the other hand, found basking in the sunshine and went on to display later on. For those hoping to see three Sopwith aircraft in the air, it may have been a surprise to see the Pup sitting this one out for reasons unknown. Likewise, after its emergency landing last June, the Gladiator was also an aircraft that would have been most welcome to see back displaying. With a similar discrepancy last year, namely in the aircraft provisionally listed to display in the Fly Navy show, the Shuttleworth Collection should strive for better in this aspect.
In the age of organisers putting out constant updates on social media and their own websites about additions and cancellations, there really is no excuse for the Collection to not do the same. A more regularly updated, and accurate aircraft list leading up to the show day, should be a priority. This was especially true in the case of the pre-show star item.
After a long restoration spanning some 13 years, Shuttleworth's Spitfire Mk Vc returned to the air again in mid-March and was soon confirmed as making its 'debut' at the Season Premiere. Just a few days prior, rumours surfaced from the SVAS that the aircraft would not in fact be ready in time and its appearance had been cancelled.
This wasn't confirmed by Shuttleworth until after a low ticket warning had been issued. The problem had been due to the very wet weather in recent weeks, which Collection pilot Stu Goldspink elaborated upon during his enlightening pilot talk; after such a long period since its last flight, the aircraft needs approximately five hours total flight time in which to complete all the tasks and tests the CAA have listed to get the permit to fly issued.
Boggy airfield conditions persisted throughout April and by the time of the airshow the aircraft had only completed four flights, totalling approximately two hours flight time. An unfortunate turn of events, but it must have been known before the eventual withdrawal that the aircraft would be unavailable, and it is perhaps a little disingenuous to continue to advertise its appearance until so late in the day.
Clear skies didn't translate into a full demo unfortunately, as Luton and Stansted traffic restricted the jet to the rolling display, and though high alpha loops and tight turns kept the aircraft within the airfield boundary at all times, it was a little far from the crowd. With noise and power assured, it certainly brought in extra visitors to the show, though perhaps divided opinion amongst regular Shuttleworth attendees, some of which believe modern aircraft like this simply do not fit the agenda at Old Warden.
The Red Arrows have displayed twice at Shuttleworth in the last two years, so it was a nice change for the Collection to welcome the Typhoon and the lure of an afterburning jet was able to help bring the show to a complete sell out. This slightly altered the relaxed atmosphere that we are used to at Old Warden, but if sell out shows like these enable the Collection to host more excellent displays throughout the year, then surely it is of great benefit for the Collection and enthusiast in the longer term.
Last displaying at Old Warden in with the visiting Lancaster from Canada, many were hoping for the crew to make use of the unique dog-leg crowd line at Shuttleworth to truly show off the aircraft.
Tails of Glory > Vintage Wings of Canada
Fingers and camera lenses pointed to crowd left, where the distinctive silhouette of the four-engine heavy bomber first appeared. The sound of camera shutters was drowned out by the sound of its four Merlin engines, echoing around the site with each pass. After what seemed like seconds, the bomber flew away and chased after the Avro Anson.
During this, a surprise addition to the flying programme performed three, fast and low, topside passes along the crowd line. It was not a contest to use the smartest or most critically acclaimed, it was a simple exercise in contemporary cultural relevance. And frankly, humour was part of it. You didn't have to be a Nobel Prize winner or opera singer to qualify, though we would consider it. Was it a success? Was it worth the more than four million dollars sent so far?Nato Tiger Airshow 2012
It sure garners plenty of attention wherever our aircraft go and frankly there are a lot of people who thought most of our honourees were American, so we are changing perceptions out there. But mostly we are getting people talking, and talking is communicating and that is what I am trained to do. I love my job. It's an ambitious program, but then again, Major Neiguffson is an ambitious air force officer. Is it culturally significant?
We'll let you be the judge. What follows are some of the 48 RCAF aircraft presently painted. Yellamo The Air Force was careful to recognize Canadians of both founding cultures. Here CC towers over the flight line at the Inuvik, Northwest Territories airport while delivering supplies and equipment to a Forward Operating Location.
She was known as Madame Bolduc or La Bolduc. During the peak of her popularity in the s, she was known as the Queen of Canadian Folksingers.
The tail of CC Globemaster III was painted in the likeness, not of some heavyweight strongman like Louis Cyr, or over-sized folk singer like La Bolduc, but rather a four foot-nothing wisp of a woman born in Czechoslovakia and destined to be a Canadian television icon. USC Canada is an international development organization that started as a small group of aid workers sending supplies to war-torn Europe for relief and reconstruction. Attired in an army nurse's uniform and military-style hat, she travelled yearly to strife-torn and poverty-stricken parts of the world, searching out towns and villages in need of Canadian assistance to recover from drought, war, disease and poverty.
Throughout the years, Dr. Paul from Greece In she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in Lotta, as she was known, became a symbol of personal dedication, and made the Unitarian Service Committee at its well-publicized address of 56 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, a household name through her numerous radio and television ads.
In she retired from her position as Executive Director due to ill health. Although she spent the final years of her life suffering from Alzheimer's disease, she succumbed to cancer. She died 1 August Given the nature of the work that Hitschmanova did in war-torn and disaster-ravaged countries, the choice of the C for her image is fitting, as the big lifter will continue to bring relief supplied to the same hotspots around the world.
The image and title of Little Lotta is carried beside the starboard crew door. CF Photo by master-corporal Marc Gauvin Not even Squadron, the Snowbirds, were immune from the Celebritail concept, but most people agree about who should be honoured on their tails. Though the team name was the result of a contest it was likely inspired by Murray's song. Snowbird 1 carries the image of famed Canadian music producer and songwriter David Foster. Though Foster wrote the modern musical theme music of the Snowbirds, many folksingers across the country were angry that Gene MacLellan, who penned the legendary song that Anne Murray made famous, should have been given the honour.
Besides having big balls for operating in some of the most difficult weather and terrain on the planet, the Vampires have shown us that they have a sense of humour. The long Arctic winters and the tough job have always made for eclectic and somewhat unorthodox pilots and aircrew. The Squadron operates these rugged aircraft, nicknamed the Twotter, in some of the harshest weather conditions on the planet and is the only Canadian Forces unit that is based full-time in the North.
CF photo by Sgt Eileen Redding Perhaps the most controversial of all the Celebritail designs, the one that had tree huggers crying foul, was the image of legendary Canadian environmentalist and pacifist David Suzuki on the tail of a Squadron CF Hornet. The Celebritail Program Public Affairs Officer, Captain Ima Tarrgette, explained to an eager crowd of reporters that Suzuki was chosen, not as a provocation, but rather for the very fact that he is a recognized fighter, a fighter for justice and for our planet.
Canadian Forces photo by: The requirement for the Shoot Out is that participating aircraft must be painted in a hockey theme. Doing a Lomcevak while delivering a bomb is considered a high degree of difficulty. Teams are also required to bring enough men to make a hockey team and the results of a hockey tournament are also factored into the results of the meet. He is known for his outspoken combative manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism — old, scrappy and dangerous Canadians adore their sartorial bad boy and pilots, many of them aggressive hockey players themselves, are always delighted to sign out the Don Cherry Hornet for some Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Air Combat Manoeuvring in Canadian skies.
Richard Mallory Allnutt Over the years, there have been many celebrities who have gone for a flight in a CF Canadian rock legend, Geddy Lee of the group Rush, whose soaring and astoundingly high tenor voice carries RUSH to the stratosphere, went for a ride in The band's next album, Vapor Trails, and the song Ceiling Unlimited was the result of Lee's experience.
Albums such as this have been mastered so loud that additional digital distortion is generated during the production of the CD.
The trend, known as the Loudness War, has become very common on modern rock CDs. When asked why the album was mastered so loud, Lee shouted and answered: I can't hear you. Ever since my Hornet ride, I've had hearing troubles. Embarrassed to be seen in the fighter, pilots have claimed an abnormally high percentage of dubious technical aborts while flying the Bieber Bomber.
The editors have lost track of who gave us this photo, so if you see this, give us a heads up and we will credit it properly. Pierre is from the same Canadian province as these two Bagotville-based CF Hornets and therefore a logical choice to grace the tail of one of them. Pierre had to do his ride in the much reviled Bieber Bomber. The flight with St.
Pierre was nearly called off when the aircraft he was scheduled to fly was the Bieber Bomber, which he out and out refused to fly in, citing he had a reputation to protect. At the last minute, the aircraft was switched for the David Suzuki.
After his flight he refused to have his photo taken with the Bieber Bomber, citing possible damage to his reputation as a tough guy. After his ride, he was asked if he found it physically demanding. But it was fun. The only non-human recipient of the Celebritail honour is a dog by the name of London, the four-legged, silent star of the worldwide soft-hit TV series The Littlest Hobo.
The 6-season, low-production value series revolved around a stray German shepherd, the titular Hobo, who wanders from town to town, helping people in need. Although the concept of a dog saving the day was perhaps similar to that of Lassie, the Littlest Hobo's destiny was to befriend those who apparently needed help. Despite the attempts of the many people whom he helped to adopt him, he appeared to prefer to be on his own, and would head off by himself at the end of each episode.
Never actually named on-screen, the dog is often referred to by the name Hobo or by the names given by temporary human companions. Hobo's background is also unexplained on-screen; his origins, motivation and ultimate destination are never explained.
There were four separate shepherds used in the filming of the series — London, and his relatives Litlon, Thorn, Toro, but London was the longest playing star and hence the honouree for the Hornet. Feminists, the Christian right and the Order of the Sisters of Unhappiness decried the image of the silicon inflated breasts of a Canadian soft porn star on the tail of one of Canada's fighting jets. The nations of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan also lodged vociferous complaints, yet photos of the aircraft were the most downloaded images on Iranian Google inwhose filters had not been able to block the image.
Canadian fighter pilots from Squadron feel that the image of the busty Canadian confection is no more sexist than the image of Betty Grable on the fuselage of a Second World War bomber.