A day at the Farnborough airshow? Breathtaking is how you could sum up a Saturday in 2010. From world war one planes to the airbus A380, the range, capabilities and varied displays meant the day ‘flew by’, and the entrance money was well spent.
You don’t need to be enthusiastic about aircraft to appreciate a stunning display by the blades or red arrows. The grace of a first world war plane or the skill of the Chinook pilots manoeuvring the helicopter. Plus the memories stirred seeing the planes one of my grandfathers flew. Not forgetting seeing the last Vulcan flying at the end of the show. Stunning.
It wasn’t just the aircraft though that made an impression, but the Red Devils parachutists also. I’ve seen them a couple of times before elsewhere, but they are still a delight to watch. Especially the first to land hitting the target cross. Stunning skill and ability.
Below is a small gallery of photos.