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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
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Army Air Corps Historic A
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Asas de Portugal
Aspden Alec
Bacon George
Banfield Tony
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Biggin Hill
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Blue Angels Extra
Blue Chips
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Blue Eagles Extras
Blue Eagles photos.
Blue Herons
Blue Impulse
Bothelin Jacques
Breitling Fighters.
Buccaneer
Bulldogs
Canadian Warplane Heritag
Chinook Display
Collins Pete
Competition Aerobatics
Concorde
Davies Phil
Deacon Allan
Diables Rouge
Eagles
EVAA
F15 West Coast
F16 East Coast
Falcons
Farley John
Farnborough Airshow
Flying Jokers
Frecce Tricolori
Frecce Tricolori Extras
Freer Sir Robert
Garside Beattie Les
Gazelles
Greenham Common
Ground Acts
Halcones
Hanna Ray
Harold Anthony
Harrier
Harrier Display
Harvard Display Team
Haydon Baillie O
Hercules Display
Hewitt Ian
Howley Tony
Jaguar Display
Jones Laura
Jones Peter
Karo As
Lee Bob
Lightning
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
Moonrakers
Moss Chris
Norman Spiney
Other Suits
Paris Air Show
Patrouille de France
Patrouille de France Extr
Patrouille Swiss
Patrulla Aguila
Perrin David
Phantom
Poachers
Programmes
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
Roulettes
Royal Naval Historic Flt
Rumens Kev
Russian
Russian Swifts
Sally B
Seward Dave
Sharks
Shaw Phil
Silver Birds
Silver Eagles
Silver Stars
Simmonds Barrie
Skyhawks
Snowbirds
Snowbirds Extras
Sparrowhawks
SR71
Stearman
Stow Mike
Swords
Taylor John
Tempest Barry
Thunderbirds
Thunder Tigers
Tiger Club
Tornado F3 Display
Turbulents
Typhoon Display Team
Vintage Pair
Vulcan
Vulcan Display Flight
Williams Sam
George Bacon.
 
Major George Bacon MBE
 
 Blue Eagles Display Director suit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GEORGE 'SMOKEY' BACON MBE TD

 

 A graduate of SouthamptonUniversity in History and Psychology having also spent a one year sabbatical as President of the Student Union. Joined the RAF in 1975 winning the Sword of Merit before moving to 1FTS to train on the Jet Provost Mk3a.

 

Destined for Fast Jet but was involved in an air incident which sadly led to a medical grounding. Meanwhile, developing interests as a presenter led to significant freelance work as a broadcaster with both the BBC and BFBS in both music and wider event commentary work.

 

Following a full medical recovery, transferred to the Army before being selected again for Aircrew Trg, this time with the AAC. Completed the ‘Wings’ Course in 1981 and subsequently spent many years on a variety of flying duties in N Ireland, Europe, Canada and the Gulf before joining Swiss owned Pilatus Britten-Norman in 1991 as their International Military Marketing Director. Became a specialist in manned airborne surveillance projects around the globe and as a consultant to wider Defence Industry.

 

Subsequent military employment led to further tours of duty as a Reservist in N Ireland, Kosovo and Germany before joining the Avn Standards Branch and then Air Displays Manager for the Army Air Corps with responsibilities for both the Blue Eagles and Historic Air Display Flights based at Middle Wallop. Maintains military flying duties as a TA Pilot and holding a CPL/IR he has accumulated almost 4000hrs on around 20 different aircraft types.

 

He is now Head of Recruiting, Pilot Selection and Displays for the AAC but also a trained and CAA accredited Air Accident Investigator, CRM Instr and Flying Display Director as well as a notable Event Commentator and Display organiser.

 

A keen skier, sailor and cyclist. Also spends considerable DIY time on his Hampshire property to accommodate his expanding and diverse family when not flying or commentating at airshows or supporting his favourite charity, Aerobility, as their inimitable Ambassador.

 

 

 

 

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