This Weekend, I went to the Rhyl Air Show. I thought i’d share a few of these with you.
I went to the Saturday day only. It started with the Red Arrows:
There was a flypast from a Spitfire – this one the PR Mk XIX reconnaissance Spitfire.
Airreccee.co.uk has this info about it:
It was produced by taking the Mk XIV fuselage, adding the PR Mk XI wings and PR Mk X cabin. It could carry 254 gallons of fuel internally, using space in the wings that had originally held cameras. [...] It had a top speed of 445 mph and a service ceiling of over 42,000 feet, putting it out of the range of Luftwaffe. All but the first 22 of the 225 produced were equipped with a pressurised cockpit.
The Tornado GR4 performed a tactical display, showing the capabilities and power of the aircraft.
They were from RAF Lossiemouth, and paid tribute to their colleagues who recently lost their lives tragically whilst flying Tornados, including Flt Lt Hywel Poole.
Also flying at the Air Show on Saturday was the RV8TORS. They demonstrated just what they can get their planes to do – quite a lot it seems.
And also at the display, for the last section of photos in this, was an RAF Seaking and RNLB Lifeboats Search and Rescue demonstration. Performed by 22 Squadron ‘C’ Flight out of RAF Valley on Anglesey, it is the same squadron that has Flt Lt William Wales, AKA Prince William. I don’t, however, think he was flying the helicopters.
A fantastic day, and I even managed to get a bit sunburnt through the clouds! Well done to the RAF in Rhyl who put this on for free to the public. Great event.