Remarks: This is the oldest airworthy Spitfire and the only remaining example to have fought in the Battle of Britain; bullet hole repairs can still apparently be seen in its port wing. If the value of classic cars is proportional to their historical significance and sporting pedigree, imagine the value of this beautiful and unique aeroplane. (400D; Sigma 80-400@223mm; fluid-head tripod; 80th sec exposure; stabilization switched off)
Remarks: Kemble Air Day – Peter Teichman side-slips in to conclude another fabulous display by one of the finest-looking aeroplanes in history, the 27-litre overhead cam, supercharged, four-valve-head, unsilenced 60-degree V-12 sounding glorious. This Mustang was previously registered F-AZMU. Built in 1944, it had flown only 1818 hours as of December 2006. (400D; Sigma 80-400@250mm; fluid-head tripod; 100th sec exposure; stabilization switched off)
Remarks: One of the combined fleet of seven E-3s operated by 8 & 23 Squadrons from RAF Waddington is seen here circling during the RAF capability demonstration at the Kemble Air Day. (400D; Sigma 80-400@281mm; 640th sec exposure; image stabilized)
Remarks: Resident Delta Jets Hunter T7 XL577 is seen here popping its brake chute at the conclusion of its display at the Kemble Air Day in which it joined a formation of two Tornadoes and another Delta Jets Hunter (WV318) to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the RAF. Built in 1958, XL577 spent almost its entire career with 229OCU at Chivenor and then the TWU at Brawdy.
Remarks: This ex-Swiss 1954 Venom is seen here commencing its synchronised display with a Sea Hawk at the Kemble Air Day. The Venom was an uprated slim-wing development of the Vampire originally intended for high-level interception but used mainly by the RAF for ground attack, notably in Germany and the Far East. Previously registered G-GONE, this one is owned by Aviation heritage Ltd of Coventry Bagington.
Remarks: Built in 1945, PS853 was one of the last Spitfires in Royal Air Force service and became a founder member of the RAF Historic Aircraft Flight, now the BBMF, in 1957. It was sold by the BBMF in June 1994 to Rolls Royce Corporate Heritage Department in 1996, with whom it remains, kept at Filton. It is shown participating in the 2008 Kemble Air Day.
Remarks: A formation take-off by two of the Ultimate High Extra 300s at the Kemble Air Day. The company comprises ex-fast jet instructors and specialises in providing advanced flying training to civilian pilots.