||Great Vintage Flying Weekend - Cotswold Airport, Kemble,
Gloucestershire, 8th and 9th May 2010
Review - Despite the weather's best efforts to hamper proceedings there
was still plenty to see as the Great Vintage Flying Weekend (G-VFWE) opened
the season for the Cotswold Airport, Kemble over 8 and 9 May.
Now in its second year as a permanent fixture at Kemble, the event now
a short flying display adding an extra element to the weekend, while the
ability to wonder around the aircraft park at midday with no barriers or
restrictions around the aircraft gives a great opportunity to get up close
and personal to aviation.
The Saturday saw conditions that were fairly
dismal and this did impact visitor numbers both in terms of aircraft and
spectators. Fortunately the Sunday faired somewhat better, with over
70 aircraft making it in, although there was still a chill wind blowing
showers across the region well into the morning. Weather also impacted
the flying display with Pilatus P2 U-110 G-PTWO stepping in at the last
minute on Sunday while Radial Revelations' T-28 Fennec did the same on the
The event also saw the second public appearance after a five year long restoration
Glynn Williams Hiller 12C. The machine had made a brief hop to Popham
the week before.
airshow photographs from 2010