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Air Display Museum

A Collection celebrating air displays,aerobatics, test flying, and all things aeronautical.

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54 Squadron
Arlett Dan
Army Air Corps Historic A
Arundell Andy
Asas de Portugal
Aspden Alec
Bacon George
Banfield Tony
BBMF extras
Biggin Hill
Black Arrows
Black Cats
Black Eagles
Blue Angels
Blue Angels Extra
Blue Chips
Blue Eagles
Blue Eagles Extras
Blue Eagles photos.
Blue Herons
Blue Impulse
Bothelin Jacques
Breitling Fighters.
Canadian Warplane Heritag
Chinook Display
Collins Pete
Competition Aerobatics
Davies Phil
Deacon Allan
Diables Rouge
F15 West Coast
F16 East Coast
Farley John
Farnborough Airshow
Flying Jokers
Frecce Tricolori
Frecce Tricolori Extras
Freer Sir Robert
Garside Beattie Les
Greenham Common
Ground Acts
Hanna Ray
Harold Anthony
Harrier Display
Harvard Display Team
Haydon Baillie O
Hercules Display
Hewitt Ian
Howley Tony
Jaguar Display
Jones Laura
Jones Peter
Karo As
Lee Bob
Linton Blades
Long Patrick
Lygo Sir Raymond
Marson Andy
Masefield Barry
McAuley George
Meeson Phil
Merchant Eddie
Merlin Display Team
Mig Test Pilots
Mirage 2000
Moss Chris
Norman Spiney
Other Suits
Paris Air Show
Patrouille de France
Patrouille de France Extr
Patrouille Swiss
Patrulla Aguila
Perrin David
Red Arrows
Red Arrows Brochures
Red Arrows Brochures 2
Red Arrows covers
Red Arrows Extras
Red Arrows Gnats
Red Barons
Red Checkers
Red Indians
Red Pelicans
Rothmans Aerobatic Team
Rothmans biographies
Rothmans Information
Royal Naval Historic Flt
Rumens Kev
Russian Swifts
Sally B
Seward Dave
Shaw Phil
Silver Birds
Silver Eagles
Silver Stars
Simmonds Barrie
Snowbirds Extras
Stow Mike
Taylor John
Tempest Barry
Thunder Tigers
Tiger Club
Tornado F3 Display
Typhoon Display Team
Underwood Steve
Vintage Pair
Vulcan Display Flight
Williams Sam
Barry Masefield.

After completing his schooling in Torquay, Barry joined the Royal Air Force in 1959 as a radar technician apprentice at RAF Locking. After the three-year apprenticeship he spent a year in the 'field' at RAF Wyton servicing the airfield radars. It was in 1963 that having been accepted to undergo aircrew training as an Air Electronics Operator he was posted to RAF Topcliffe in Yorkshire. Qualifying as Sergeant aircrew he then spent the next 17 years flying Shackletons and Nimrods at bases throughout the world including RAF Ballykelly in Northern Ireland, RAF Changi in Singapore, and RAF Kinloss in Scotland.


In 1979 having reached the rank of Master Aircrew Barry then applied for a commission. He successfully completed the commissioning course at Henlow and was awarded the Best All-Round Cadet trophy. This was followed by a complete change of course in his aircrew career by a posting to the Vulcan OCU at RAF Scampton. On completion of the OCU he was posted onto 617 Sqn. This completed his long-time ambition of both flying Vulcans and serving on 617 Sqn. 617 was disbanded as a Vulcan squadron in 1982 and Barry was posted across the city of Lincoln to 50 Sqn at RAF Waddington.


Shortly after his arrival on 50 Sqn Barry and his crew were chosen to be one of the 3 crews to be trained to participate in the Falklands War in the South Atlantic. His crew flew the bombing raid Black Buck 2. After the conflict was resolved he remained flying on 44 Sqn, the sole remaining Vulcan squadron, which was retained until it too was disbanded in 1983 and was then sent to the Victor tanker fleet at Marham. During his 10 years on the Victor aircraft Barry participated in the first Gulf War in 1993, his Squadron being based in Bahrain. He finally retired in the rank of Squadron Leader from the Royal Air Force in 1994.


Barry then undertook retraining as a Chiropodist/Podiatrist at the Chiropody college in Sheffield and after completion of his training he set up his own highly successful practice in King's Lynn. With the ever increasing demands of getting XH558 through her schedule of air tests in order to gain her Permit to Fly it became increasingly obvious that Barry would have to give up his business in order to be continuously available to fly. This he did on May 1st 2008 and he now devotes all his energies into flying XH558 in front of her devoted public.