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Hello All, I am looking for photos of the Central Flying School Aerobatic Team in 1961, either at the Paris Air Show, or Farnborough. My late uncle flew in the slot position that year, and I’d like to build the new Airfix kit as a tribute.They were on JP3 trainers, modified to make smoke. Does anyone have photos to share? All assistance will be greatly appreciated. TW
Hi all, This may be a slightly unusual topic to discuss, but I wanted to know if anyone watched a Red Pelican display back in the late 60’s. I have the airfix kit of the Jet Provost, but I would like to know exactly what the pilot would be wearing. I have found a video of them in red flight suits and helmets in 1963-4 but I’m not sure if they were still wearing that when they were no-longer the main RAF display team around 1969. If anyone could help with this, would be much appreciated! Many thanks, PlasticSoldier
Hi all, Our IPMS group was invited to show our models at the local RAFA's RAF100 event. With a week to go I realised I needed more than Spitfires and one Sunderland. With a week to go, I grabbed this starter set JP from the stash, mainly on the grounds that a single colour would be quicker...obviously red not a brilliant choice. I also built a Frog Meteor during the week, as well as completing the Spitfire Vb in the Classic Airfix GB. Built in flight for ease, hence the small 1/16" square hole in the underside for the stand. The RAFA and their guests were impressed and complimentary about our models, although various people kept pointing out rather obvious gaps in our selection...we also got to speak to two WW2 pilots, one whose time was spent flying rhubarbs and circuses in Spitfires, whilst the other had chosen Thunderbolts over Spitfires in Burma. He said that when he was given that choice, he fancied something bigger and tougher around him! Cheers Will