Monday, 3 July 2017

Wales Airshow 2017

Wales Airshow 2017

Unfortunately our running a guesthouse means this busy now annual event stops me travelling to Gauntlet or Bovington :(

Business and family always send hobby stuff into the back seat.

Lovely weather this year and the beach was packed, good for the town, we were busy on Friday and Saturday too.

Spend both days on the beach with Debbie and our Alex watching the various flight displays, didn`t get a chance to walk around the ground display area to see the various vehicles and stuff, but it was nice to just be a couple (plus Alex) doing family stuff for a change.

Aside from the usual civilian display teams, stunt pilots and air-sea rescue shows there was of course some military interest -

Eurofighter Typhoon

Painted up as "RED 18” to represent Russian–Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s own plane

Bristol Blenheim Mk1 
Never seen one fly before and it turns out this is the only one still flying!

Spitfire & Hurricane


Both a twin seater trainer and a single seater fighter-bomber


Arrows doing their thing

My darling and I


  1. You can't beat a good airshow. Seeing the Blenheim must have been nice, although I feel that airshows heyday was in the 1980s. There are far fewer types of modern aircraft in service.



  2. Hi Pete

    I get the impression it will become quite "samey" year in, year out - this year only the vampires and Blenheim were new to the show, the rest were here last year (and maybe the year before too). It was a nice weekend though, sitting on the beach with Deb like a normal couple for a change :)