Remarks: The Black Arrows leader taxies out to take off at North Weald in 1960. Only kidding - actually the arrestor hook indicates that this Hunter was a Naval T.8 before civilianisation. A fractional ownership scheme enables private punters to fly in the Delta Jets Hunters for about £2000 per hour. (Where do I sign…?). This Hunter is seen here taxiing out to take off for a formation display with the Blue Diamonds-finished G-BXKF at the Kemble Open Weekend.
Remarks: This 2005 home-built RV-9A belongs to a Herefordshire syndicate based at Shobdon. It first flew as recently as April and gained its Permit to Fly in August. It is powered by a Wilksch WAM120 Diesel engine (currently fitted with a development cowling) and an MT Constant speed prop. It is seen here taking off from Runway 27 during the Kemble Open Weekend.
Remarks: I have two pictures of VP981 on the database taken here at Kemble in 1986 and 1987 respectively. The latter shows it shortly after it had first been painted in this colour scheme when it was a BBMF hack . 21 years later, here it is at Kemble again, still in the same scheme, but now both the Devon and Kemble are owned and operated by civilians. Air Atlantique of Coventry operates VP981 for displays and pleasure flying, in which role it is seen here at the Kemble Open Day and Vintage Flying Weekend.