Beside the seaside
The annual Air Festival at Weston-super-mare, Somerset also took place 22-23 June, with good weather on the Saturday but low cloud and rain moving in on Sunday afternoon. The RAF took centre stage with displays from the BBMF Lancaster and a pair of Spitfires together with more modern solo performers. From a wide range of civilian participants including the Gazelle Squadron’s pair, Team Raven’s RV-8 quartet, a Stearman, Pitts and Harvard, the highlight for many was the Great War Display Team’s excellent show. On this occasion, the RFC was represented by BE2C G-AWYI, Sopwith Triplane G-BWRA and RAF SE5A G-BDWJ taking on the German Army Air Service Fokker Dr1 G-CFHY and ‘Junkers CL1’ G-BNPV.
The Great War Display Team’s WWI replicas cross Weston Bay