Short film charting the rise and fall, literally, of the Royal Logistic Corps parachute display team The Silver Stars as they jumped in to open the Air Show at Welshpool on June 14th.
What a fantastic day. The weather not too hot, not too cold. The sky not too cloudy not too sunny. And there seemed to be just the right amount of everything, everybody, everywhere. Our new traffic system seemed to work a treat, no hold-ups, most people got to the field and then off it again at the end in good order.
Our early reports say that there were around 10,000 people on the field and as I walked around I saw a lot of people relaxing and enjoying the show.
So... Very special thanks to our army of volunteers who turned up at stupid-o'clock on the day, but also on many preceding days to give up their time. And a lot of whom were so busy carrying out their duties they didn't even get to see any of the flying displays.
Thanks also to the displaying pilots, the excellent and varied stall holders and food sellers and, of course, all our sponsors - whose contribution makes all the difference. Thanks to the air cadets for their polite and smart efforts throughout the day. Well done to the motoring enthusiasts for a wonderful display of vintage wheels. Thanks to the medical standby personnel and thanks to the amazing general public for coming, having a great time and spending their money at "Probably the best little air show in the country". Apologies to anyone I've missed off these thank yous.
Oh, and what a finale by the Typhoon - highly aggressive entrance and then just disappearing off into space like that - blew this particular mind.
Our Twitter feed (@WplAirshow) has been mental since the show closed - thanks everyone for their postive feedback. We know what we have to live up to in 2016.
I t's big, it's loud, it's shaped like a Toblerone. In big red letters it has to be Cold-War icon, Avro Vulcan XH558. What a coup, getting this amazing delta wing bomber back over Welshpool again. This is possibly the last chance to see this amazing aircraft flying and is a nerve-tingling billing for our air show. Visit www.vulcantothesky.org
They gave us a great display in 2012 and they're back again. The RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, this year comprising Dakota, Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane - alas, no Lancaster as it has just reported sick. Otherwise, three glorious veteran machines will be gracing the skies of Welshpool this June.
Silver Stars Facebook Page
Fast, agile, precise and very red. Whilst the Red Arrows won't be giving us a full display at Welshpool this year :-( They will still be treating us to a flypast. And this is still not to be missed. Your air show commentator will pre-warn you where to start looking to see them coming in - the rest is up to you.
We're all very pleased with ourselves this year in putting together such a tremendous action-packed show. When you think of all that's going on in the showground too, this has to be the most value for money day out in the whole country.
Finally, all displays are subject to operational availability, serviceability, the weather and the price of a loaf of bread. See you on the 14th June.