Farnborough 100 years of aviation 1914-2014

1914, 28th July saw the start of WW1.


FIA_airshowThe flying display at Farnborough International Airshow 19-20th July, has been designed to represent 100 years of aircraft with amazing displays spanning the last 100 years of aviation including the Great War Display Team, WW2 classic DC-3 Dakota, the Falklands War hero – the Sea Harrier plus the Meteor and Vampire and the F-86 Sabre to name just a few.  It’s a real trip through history.  But it doesn’t stop here, our aircraft advance through the decades to modern-day machines including the Eurofighter Typhoon and also representing civil aviation, the Airbus A380.

RED_Arrows_mark_jefferiesAdd to the show aerobatics of excellence, you have Mark Jefferies (Extra 330LX), the Breitling Wingwalkers (Stearmen) , the Aerostars (YAK 50) and the RAF Red Arrows (BAE Hawk T1) all this in a 5-hour display programme that will guarantee to get your pulses racing!

Being invited to fly at Farnborough is a privilege and prior to being allowed to display at any FIA air display all pilots must validate the display they will fly. This involves submitting your sequence weeks in advance and then flying the sequence in front of the safety committee. In effect a “free” display. Its during the validation week that many enthusiasts camp out around the perimeter of the airfield. Today I chose to validate (7th July) to avoid the rush later in the week. Here is my sequence. FIA-2014-flight-sequenceIt wont be flown exactly the same as with a long display line at Farnborough additional point rolls will inserted between figures.

One of the stars of the show will be the F-35 full title “Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II” Cruisin’

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability. The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take-off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant.

GGOFF_FIA_2014Mark will be flying the Extra 330LX sponsored by GOFF petroleum suppliers of heating oil and fuels to most of East Anglia. The Farnborough Airshow will present you with the unique opportunity to get up close to the numerous aircraft on static display, running along the length of the runway.

Starting at the eastern end of the show ground (Gate B) you will find a Vintage Aircraft park including examples of aircraft from the dawn of aviation up to and including the first world war such as the Sopwith Camel, Wright Flyer and Bleriot XI. Moving along you’ll find an impressive collection of US Military Aircraft including a replica of the F-35 (we’ll all see the real thing fly at the show).  As you walk toward the heart of the show you’ll find aircraft from every decade of the last 100 years of display.

FA Live

FA Live will bring the colour, excitement and thrills of the world’s best aviation show to life on stage and screen. The entire show will be broadcast live on 5 huge screens across the Farnborough site and everybody will have an opportunity to join in the fun and entertainment in person and via Twitter, Facebook and Text.

Coverage of the flying display will be bigger, bolder and better than ever before. Award-Winning Commentator Stratton Richey will be joined in the Commentary Box by Michael Underwood, Pilots and experts from the world of aviation. As well as hearing his words you’ll often be able to see him too. There’ll be more cameras; more from the cockpits and more surprises as the best aviation show on earth – and above – is brought to life on screen.

Sunday 20th July (All times local)
AIRCRAFT PILOT T/O DISPLAY START DISPLAY FINISH LAND MINS
RED BARONS 1215 1225
METEOR & VAMPIRE Corley/Dodd 1230 1230 1242 1243 12
BREITLING WINGWALKERS Barrell/Carrington/Hicks/Norman 1244 1244 1301 17
GREAT WAR DISPLAY TEAM Hoblyn/Linney/Piper/Truman/
Brander/Dickenson/Bond/Lockwood/
Boddington
1302 1317 15
PARAJET Haynes/Eldridge 1318 1318 1326 1327 8
AIRBUS A380 Cail/Van Der Stichel 1328 1328 1336 1337 8
AIRBUS A400M Strongman/Mai 1336 1337 1344 1345 7
INTERVAL 1346-1351 5
AVRO ANSON Stone 1353 1353 1400 1401 7
EXTRA 300 Jefferies 1352 1403 1411 8
AEROSTARS Stow/Ansell/Boardman/Hammond/
Levy/Barton
1402 1412 1427 1428 15
BBMF Flypast 1429 1432 3
VULCAN Ramsey/Rumens 1433 1433 1443 1444 10
P-8 POSEIDON Merola 1446 1446 1454 1455 8
TRESCAL STARDUSTER D’Hulst 1445 1456 1503 1504 7
F/A-18 Silong 1505 1505 1515 1516 10
SEA FURY Gotke 1517 1523 6
AV8B HARRIER Donoso-Alonso 1524 1524 1536 1537 12
LYNX Poshumus/Kildea 1538 1538 1546 1547 8
METEOR & VAMPIRE departure 1548
INTERVAL 1549-1559 10
RED ARROWS Turner/Campbell/Hourston/Parr/
Morris/McMillan/Lawson/Pert/Child
1600 1600 1630 1631 30
SUPER CONSTELLATION Frei/De Jong 1632 1632 1642 1643 10
CANBERRA Piper 1644 1644 1654 1655 10
DC3 DAKOTAS Dixon/Kuypers/Dodd 1656 1656 1706 1707 10
EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON Rees 1708 1708 1718 1719 10
SPITFIRE Lewis or Hadlow 1720 1720 1728 1729 8

 

Saturday 19th July (All times Local)
AIRCRAFT PILOT T/O DISPLAY START DISPLAY FINISH LAND MINS
METEOR & VAMPIRE Corley/Dodd 1230 1230 1242 1243 12
BREITLING WINGWALKERS Barrell/Carrington/Hicks/Norman 1244 1244 1301 1302 17
GREAT WAR DISPLAY TEAM Hoblyn/Linney/Piper/Truman/
Brander/Dickenson/Bond/Lockwood/
Boddington
1303 1318 15
AIRBUS A380 Cail/Van Der Stichel 1326 1326 1333 1334 7
AIRBUS A400M Strongman/Mai 1333 1334 1340 1341 6
INTERVAL 1341-1346 5
LYNX Poshumus/Kildea 1347 1347 1355 1356 8
AEROSTARS Stow/Ansell/Boardman/Hammond/
Levy/Barton
1346 1357 1412 1413 15
VULCAN Ramsey/Rumens 1415 1415 1425 1426 10
EXTRA 300 Jefferies 1414 1427 1435 8
TRESCAL STARDUSTER D’Hulst 1436 1447 1454 1455 7
F/A-18 Silong 1456 1456 1504 1505 8
SEA FURY Gotke 1506 1512 6
AV8B HARRIER Donoso-Alonso 1513 1513 1525 1526 12
CANBERRA Piper 1527 1527 1537 1538 10
AVRO ANSON Stone 1539 1539 1546 1547 7
INTERVAL 1548-1558 10
RED ARROWS Turner/Campbell/Hourston/Parr/
Morris/McMillan/Lawson/Pert/Child
1558 1559 1629 1631 30
SUPER CONSTELLATION Frei/De Jong 1633 1633 1643 1644 10
DC3 DAKOTAS Dixon/Kuypers/Dodd 1645 1645 1655 1656 10
ECLIPSE JET EA500 Dickenson 1657 1657 1704 1705 7
EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON Rees 1706 1706 1716 1717 10
SPITFIRE Lewis or Hadlow 1718 1718 1726 1727 8
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