Remarks: Although having carried these special markings for a few years now, this scheme still looks very attractive. Minutes before, this aircraft was being worked on by mechanics, but our very amiable guide, the second in command on base who had just flown in from Hradec Kralove, asked them to clean everything up and move away while we took the the photo's, he even asked them to re-position the aircraft in order that we could get images of the tail design on the port side. A great bunch of guy's and a great base visit.
Remarks: A 222 Sqdn Albatross returns to base on the Monday after it's spirited display at Hradec Kralove over the weekend. It was the pilot's first ever display routine. The dark clouds that make for the more dramatic backdrop were a portent of things to come.................a few minutes later we were quickly heading back to the crew room being bombarded with hail and soaked by rain!