Bücker Jungmann formation display team, the Old Buckers have confirmed their appearance overhead Welshpool this summer. A firm favourite with us, they make the short trip from their base at Sleap airfield, near Shrewsbury. Their display is an evocative presentation of close formation manoeuvres with sights and sounds nostalgic of the 1930's era. www.oldbuckers.co.uk
The ever popular Festival of Transport returns to the air show at Welshpool for 2015. Always an interesting and eclectic mix of vehicles together with their interesting, eclectic and enthusiastic owners. If you have a charismatic car/bus/lorry/bike/tractor er... armoured vehicle/tank er... submarine then you should do the decent thing and let the good public of Welshpool get to see it. So, Mike Kilvert's your man, and he'll ask you to <<fill out one of these forms>> and send it off to him. His contact details are on the form should you have any questions. The answer to your first question though is - No, it's completely free.
What a coup for Airshow 2015 - The Great War Display Team have confirmed their appearance at the Bob Jones Memorial Airshow, Welshpool next June 14th. In these centenary years, what could be a more fitting display. 9 replica aircraft, of five different types will perform choreographed dogfights right above our heads. Smoke swirls and engrossing aerial theatre. The words you are looking for are dagga-dagga-dagga-dagga !
It's a Sunday, by the way.
Another brilliant day for Welshpool last Sunday...
Some fantastic display flying, a wonderful collection of vehicles at the transport festival, and hundreds of things to look at, ride on, sit on and eat elsewhere on the field. And a perfect 10 score for our visiting friends and public of Welshpool who came to support the show. I think it's safe to say that the town of Welshpool and our show are now firmly on the map.
Speaking with those pilots who landed afterwards, they all congratulated us on a great show and on the wonderful warm reception and hospitality they received and asked us to pass this on. Its not often that they get to land, meet the public and enjoy the obvious homely feel of a proper country air show.
A further big thank you to all the organisers and behind-the-scenes staff who made it such an enjoyable day. This comes from the scores of emails already received at the website this morning. You are, alas, all too numerous to mention individually, but you know who you are from the guy who marshalls and refuels the planes, to the programme and ticket sellers and folks who empty the bins and clean up afterwards. All volunteers, all great people and we thank you very much. And let's not forget our sponsors without whom it would have been a pretty quiet day.
And finally, a sincere apology to those who got caught up in the tremendous traffic snarl up on the way in. We were anticipating and allowed for a bumper crowd yesterday, but never that half the population of UK would try to get to the show. Rest assured that we will endeavour to learn from this and hopefully get you all in next year.
Finally, finally. The programmes sold out by 1.30 on the day, so if still want one, you can click ->right here<- and download, for free, a screen-readable one (pdf format).