Formation pairs over Ripon

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There was a couple of pairs of aircraft presumably practising formation flying and tail chasing over the Ripon area about 3 o'clock this afternoon (not Tucanos). The aircraft of one pair had yellow fuselages but I couldn't make out any details of the other pair which was using a different type of aircraft. Does anyone know who they might have been please? There has also been a singleton (a Yak??) practising aerobatics over here several days over the last few weeks. Jim
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I have this suggestion from elsewhere
Sounds like it may have been Tom Cassells and co in his yellow Extra 300 or something like that. I'm not well up on aero stuff! He is based at Bagby (Skyboard Aviation)
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The reference to yellow fuselages makes me think back to a visit to Breighton May 2011, when three yellow 'historics' went off in formation to perform a flypast at a wedding. http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h365/viscount701/2011_0705MarJulyBrian0912.jpg http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h365/viscount701/2011_0705MarJulyBrian0930.jpg http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h365/viscount701/2011_0705MarJulyBrian0924.jpg http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h365/viscount701/2011_0705MarJulyBrian0926.jpg May well be the answer, may just be a 'red herring', surely someone looks at aircraft in Yorkshire apart from Jim! On further reflection, probably is not the answer as I am sure that Jim would identify a Magister or the Ryan at considerable distance!

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Thanks Moggy and Viscount. I don't think they were Extras, but I could be wrong (it has been known!). I'm wondering if they might have been on their way to East Fortune where there was a display today. The two non-yellow aircraft may have been Van's RV8s but my recognition of single engined display aircraft is not very good. The yellow aircraft had higher aspect ratio wings than the other pair and could have been Fireflies.