Hahnweide Oldtimer Fly-in 2016

Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016

Hahnweide Gliding Site, Germany 9-11 September 2016

Report by Peter and Kim Davison

This annual gathering of vintage and veteran aircraft, just south of Stuttgart, grows in popularity every year. This year it coincided with the last weekend of the local school holidays and extremely hot weather and attracted huge crowds on the weekend.

There were over a hundred classic aeroplanes, any six of which would be star attractions at many less specialist events. Being a long, thin, grass runway, gliding field, one might also conclude that the event is in danger of outgrowing the venue. The closeness and aspect of the runway creates some fine photo opportunities despite the sun being in your eyes in the afternoon.

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Vintage Aircraft Spectacular

Over 200 vintage aircraft will visit Kemble Airport over the weekend of May 9th/10th, giving visitors a spectacular dose of nostalgia a great family treat.

The Great Vintage Flying Weekend is aimed at aircraft built before 1965 and visitors will be able to see over 100 visiting aircraft each day, with lots of classic ‘stringbag’ aircraft such as Tiger Moth biplanes and famous examples such as Austers, Cubs and a Miles Messenger – the type once used by Field Marshal Montgomery as his personal transport.

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Ivanoff grabs victory in San Diego after Arch stumbles in final

Nicolas Ivanoff of France won the second Red Bull Air Race World Championship of the season in San Diego on Sunday with a superb run in the finals while championship leader Hannes Arch of Austria fell to third after suffering a bird strike that tore a grapefruit-sized hole on the back of his plane. Britain’s Paul Bonhomme took second place in front of 55,000 spectators watching the race over San Diego Bay under bright blue skies. Ivanoff’s victory narrowed the championship race considerably after two races with Arch (23 points) still ahead of Ivanoff (21) and Bonhomme (20).

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Rare Vulcan set to soar at Air Tattoo

One of the stars of this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo in the Cotswolds has been unveiled by organisers.

Visitors to RAF Fairford on July 18-19 will have a rare opportunity to see a display by one of the most iconic warbirds of the Cold War era.

The world’s only airworthy Vulcan bomber, which was restored to flying condition last year following a massive £7 million public campaign, will join hundreds of other aircraft at the world’s largest military airshow.

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First female pilot to join the Red Arrows

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is proud to announce that a female pilot is one of two candidates selected to join the world-famous ‘Diamond Nine’ for the 2010 display season.

The successful candidates Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore of number X111 Squadron, RAF Marham and Flight Lieutenant Ben Plank of number 1(Fighter) Squadron, RAF Cottesmore, will fly as part of the 2010-2012 display team, enthralling millions with their exhilarating manoeuvres, demonstrating the skills and excellence of the Royal Air Force, promoting British industry and contributing to defence diplomacy.

The Royal Air Force fast-jet pilots will join the Red Arrows in September 2009 to begin training for their three-year tour with the team, based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

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