In association with Threshold.aero Navy Wings for the first time is holding a Night Shoot photographic event to include a range of Navy Wings Aircraft. The aircraft will be staged outside the hangar and lit by LED lighting to create a unique photo opportunity of these wonderful heritage Naval aircraft.
The aircraft involved in the event will include
The oldest surviving Mk 1 Swordfish w5856 one of the most successful aircraft in the history of naval air warfare.
The Mk 11 Swordfish LS326 which starred in the film “Sink the Bismarck!” demonstrating the pivotal role that the then near-obsolete Fairey Swordfish played in World War II when they dropped torpedoes on the mighty German battlecruiser, disabling the ship so it could be overtaken and targeted by the surface fleet.
The Texan owned by Tim Manna who kindly allows the use of G-KAMY for pilot training of helicopter or Jet pilots destined for the Flight’s heavier engined warbird types, and continuation training once there.
The Sea Vixen, an iconic all-British twin-boom, twin-turbo jet fighter that flew from Royal Navy aircraft carriers at the height of the Cold War in the 1960s and 70s.
The recently returned to flight Sea Fury T20, a masterpiece of power and performance a fighter trainer and is still used today by the Royal Navy Historic Flight to give Sea Fury display pilots much valued access to a trainer version of this most demanding of aircraft types.
The Sea Fury FB11 was the Fleet Air Arm’s last piston-engined fighter to serve in front-line Squadron.
The Chipmunk WK608, built to succeed the Tiger Moth biplane trainer widely used in World War II and remained in service with the Royal Navy from 1965 to 1983 and this is the last flying example of the type in RN service. The WK608 is not displayed on the airshow circuit and doesn’t get a winter break either, being used for continuation training throughout the year and providing the display pilots with much valued tail wheel experience.
The F4K Navy Phantom IN 892 Squadron colours, by kind permission of RNAS Yeovilton.
Tickets are £30 per person plus booking fee, to book your ticket via Threshold.aero here