The Southport Airshow took place at the weekend, and as it’s also the 100th Anniversary of the RAF, and I believe our man, Gerry Anderson had a high regard for the Brylcreem Boys , here’s a few photos I took of some of the aircraft displaying.
The Typhoon AKA the Eurofighter, the most advanced multi role/swing role combat aircraft, and capable of speeds of Mach 2, or about 1.400 mph.
The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, which achieved fame during the Korean War. The number 18 is a reference to Colonel Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space who, in 1968, crashed and died, along with Vladimir Seregin piloting a MiG -15.
With the Cold War in mind, there was a fly past featuring the MiG 15 and a pair of De Havilland Vampires, maintained by the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
The fly past was accompanied by spectacular beach explosions.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring the Avro Lancaster, the Hurricane and the Spitfire.
The ‘Tall in the Saddle’ P-51 Mustang.
Some pyrotechnic effects from ‘Otto’ the Helicopter.
Aerosuperbatics from the Wing Walkers.