September 2nd, 2007 – by: brownh27
Today we set off to our second air show this summer, this time in Lydd in Kent. We arrived early and entered the airport. There was a large area roped off with aircraft in ready for the display, these included 2 Spitfires, 2 Hawks, ME109 (Messerschmitt), Lancaster, Tucano T1, Mustang P51, Hunter (Miss Demeanour), Extra 300 and B-17. There was also a Catalina which is an amphiabn aircraft. When we arrived we set up our chairs for the air display then went for a walk around al the display stands. My son, Samuel, went on a sticker hunt and got loads from all the different stalls aswell as all the other freebies he could get. There was also a small fairground, which we didn't go near as we are not keen on all the rides.
After something to eat we headed back to our seats and got ready for the air display. This event started with a paracute jump from the RAF Falcons. We then had a great display from the 'Great War Display Team'. We then saw aerobatics from a glider and a display by 4 Turbulents. The Lancaster and 2 Spitfires made an impressive flypast. This was extreamly moving as my husbands Grandfather had flowen in a Lancaster during WW2. The Extra 300 then showed us its aerobatic display, as did the wingwalkers. You would never get me to stand on the top of an aircraft while it was up in the air!! The Catalina also showed us what it could do. Showing us its different types of landing gear for both land and sea. Miss Demeanour (The Hunter) was then to show us its greatness. The pilot started his impressive display with a fly past and an open cockpit. The Hunter is extreamly loud and can reach speeds of up to 715mph. We then started to make our way to the car as Sam was getting tired and said the noise was hurting his ears. We got back to the car and started our way to the exit. This took quite some time as may others were also leaving so we continued to watch the display from our car. It was a great day out and we are hoping to go back next year. It is well worth a trip to if you are around when it is on.