An­other fine day at Old War­den

Pilot - - OLD TIMERS - Re­port & pho­tos: Nigel Hitch­man

Shut­tle­worth’s Mil­i­tary Pageant at Old War­den on 2 July pro­duced a num­ber of fine aerial per­for­mances and, as is now cus­tom­ary, some un­usual dis­play pair­ings. With an ap­par­ent Royal Fly­ing Corps/army Co-op­er­a­tion sub-theme, the ap­pear­ance of the Bris­tol M1C and the BE2, the Bris­tol Fighter and Lysander fly­ing to­gether, the vis­it­ing Army His­toric Air­craft Flight Trust and a pair of Austers flown by Kevin Hale and Trevor Bai­ley, were note­wor­thy.

With calm con­di­tions the Bris­tol Boxkite and Avro Tri­plane put on a splen­did per­for­mance, with the Avro ac­cel­er­at­ing past the Boxkite on the flyby hav­ing kept to­gether in the turns.

WWI RFC pair — BE2E and Bris­tol M1C

The Avro Tri­plane and Bris­tol Boxkite

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