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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
Red Arrows Gnat era.
Nearly all the photo's in this section were taken in June 1975. If I remember correctly the team had returned from Europe, thus the fuel tanks. Someone has said that some of the photo's are duplicates, in fact all are different, they just look the same!
RAF Kemble sign 1975.
Squadron Leader Dickie Duckett's Gnat. Sqn Ldr Duckett had flown with the team from 1968-1970, he then returned to lead the team in 1975 staying until the end of 1976.
Central Flying School badge on the side of the Gnat, seat strap hanging down.
Canopies raised. 
Some indication of the compact height of the Gnat, no step ladders needed for photography. 
Detail of the canopy release handle, from Sqn Ldr Duckett's Gnat.
Dickie Duckett with Cpl MacKinder as back seater, not sure if they were known as circus members in those days. 
Detail of the radio in the front cockpit. 
Silver Rolls Royce badge. The engine used in the Gnat was the Rolls Royce Orpheus.
The ejection seat was a Folland design.
Forward view of Gnat flown by Sqn Ldr Brian Hoskins, a future leader of the
team, and the man who led them at the time the team converted to the Hawk.
Detail of the main undercarriage. Everything neat and tidy on the Gnat.
Side view of Sqn Ldr Brian Hoskins aircraft.
Front undercarriage.
XS111 was the final Gnat ever built. It was also the mount of Ray Hanna,
in the 1960's. 
Flt Lt Bruce Donnelly flew with the team from 1973 to 1975.
Flt Lt John Blackwell flew with the team in 1975, rejoining as leader in 1982 remaining until the end of 1984. 
Flt Lt Des Sheen flew with the team between 1973 and 1975. 
Detail of the Folland ejection seat.
Long range tanks fitted. 
Front cockpit.  
Gnat flown by Flt Lt John Blackwell.
Further detail of the ejector seat.
Another view of Sqn Ldr Brian Hoskins aircraft.
Electrics for the long range tanks.
Detail of the ejector seat.
Detail showing the rear access step.
Displaying with the tanks fitted, Biggin Hill I think.
Getting rid of the fuel tanks. 
Wineglass formation complete with tanks fitted.
Taxying in 1978 or 1979. Note Royal Air Force on nose.
The teams Mini van, 1977 manager Mike Whitehouse standing beside.
A couple of 4FTS Gnats at the end of the Arrows line up.
Leaders benefit formation.
The two tubes shown pushed diesel into the exhaust to produce smoke.
Front wheel.
Singletons during a winter practice sortie.
Close up of a formation late in the Gnat era.
Taxiing in front of the Belguim Swallows team.
Diamond Nine.
Singleton over the Palace Pier  Brighton.
The classic Diamond Nine.
Singletons split off.
Low level Brighton.
Undercarriage down Brighton.
Farnborough take off 1974.
Undercarriage roll back. Winter training 1977.
Meteor gate guardian Kemble 1977.