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Jubliant Jersey's Magic

With unfortunate cancellations due to the weather, the air display still went ahead. Bob Franklin attending the 2013 Jersey International Air Display. All images by the author.


The Saab SK 60E, Hawker Hunter J 34, and Saab 37 Viggen from the Swedish Air Force Heritage Flight flew a nice and tight formation.

The 2013 Jersey International Air Display was a success, but it wasn't without some down sides too. Many of the aircraft that were due to participate, including the newly airworthy English Electric Canberra PR9 XH134, had to pull out at the last minute. This was either due to technical problems or the inclement weather. The air display organisers made a number of phone calls bring in other aircraft to fill the gaps.

There were a number of aircraft that were able to display and they entertained the crowds. There were displays from the Skyraider, RV8tors, PBY Catalina, Belgian Air Force F-16, SWIP aerobatic team, P-51 Mustang Ferocious Frankie, RAF Tucano, DH84 Dragon Rapide, Hawker Sea Fury, AAC Lynx, Swedish Air Force Heritage Flight and the Red Arrows. The highlight of the day for most was the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight with their Saab 37 Viggen and SK 60E, with a bonus of a Hawker Hunter, which replaced the J-29 Tunnan. The Hunter made a magical solo display.

Jersey International Air Display was awarded the Paul Bowen European Airshow Council Trophy.

The Old Flying Machine Company's 'Ferocious Frankie' from Duxford looked splendid during it's display.

The 2013 Display Pilot Andrew Fyvie-Rae performed a nice display in the desert schemed Tucano T1.

Lt Commander Chris Gotke pilots the Hawker Sea Fury T20 VX281 as he flies by with it's throaty growl.

Great formation showing the size difference between the Swedish Air Force Heritage Flight's member aircraft.

The small but agile Saab 105 zips around the sky during it's solo display.

The Hawker Hunter J 34 looks fantastic in the Swedish Air Force scheme of green and grey.

The Saab 37 Viggen and Hawker Hunter J 34 sit on the ramp under the English Channel sunshine.

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