Navy Wings Supporters Day 2017

The annual Navy Wings supporter’s day was a wonderful celebration of the nation’s naval aviation heritage. Navy Wings supporters enjoyed a fantastic flying display from the Texan and the Chipmunk and took the opportunity to speak with all the wonderful engineers who keep the historic aircraft in the skies. Veterans were able to visit their old aircraft and supporters could get up close to the last Flying Sea Vixen and the world’s oldest surviving Swordfish. Associate aircraft the Gazelle and Bristol Scout joined in the fun too! The day included a reunion of Ex Sea Vixen Air Crew, pictured below with the last flying Sea Vixen. Left to right, Paul Chaplin, Michael Ryan, Tony Kilner, Bernie Steed, Tony Hayward, Paul ‘Wiggy’ Bennett, Paul Waterhouse and Jon Love.

Ex Sea Vixen Air Crew, pictured below with the last flying Sea Vixen. Left to right, Paul Chaplin, Michael Ryan, Tony Kilner, Bernie Steed, Tony Hayward, Paul ‘Wiggy’ Bennett, Paul Waterhouse and Jon Love.

 

 

 

 

The Air Display routine consisted of the following aerobatics

Chipmunk

  1. ½ Cuban
  2. Slow Roll
  3. Loop
  4. Barrel Roll
  5. Stall Turn
  6. Loop
  7. Slow Roll
  8. ¼ Clover
  9. Wing over to wave depart down the A axis.

Texan

  1. Axis top side pass
  2. ½ horizontal
  3. loop
  4. ½ horizontal followed by out on 45º
  5. wingover towards A axis
  6. barrel roll along A axis
  7. wingover to B axis
  8. ¼ clover to A axis
  9. low-hi-low 360º at crowd centre followed by out on 45º
  10. wingover to A axis
  11. slow roll
  12. wingover to come in on the 45º
  13. vertical pull up to continue into hi-low 360º to depart out on 45º
  14. wingover over to A axis
  15. Canadian break to land or depart
  1. A axis top side pass
  2. Wingover onto on crowd 45 º
  3. Low-high-low 360º out A axis
  4. Wingover onto on crowd 45 º out on 45º
  5. Wingover towards A axis
  6. barrel roll along A axis
  7. wingover to B axis
  8. low-high-low figure of 8 at crowd centre out on 45º
  9. Derry wingover to A axis
  10. slow roll
  11. Derry wingover to come in on the 45º
  12. vertical pull up to continue into hi-low 360º to depart out on 45º axis
  13. Derry wingover to A axis
  14. Canadian break to land or depart