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Southend Airport Open Day 2004


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Date 31st May 2004
Weather Bright and Sunny
Comment A good value event offering close up views of aircraft departing for or returning from the Southend seafront airshow.

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Catalina

It was great to see a Catalina on the UK display circuit again.

Avro Lancaster B1 PA474

One of the benefits of this event is the free photobus tour that allows good photo opportunities as here with the RAF BBMF Avro Lancaster B1 PA474.

Avro Lancaster B1 PA474

A close up shot of 'Mickey the Moocher'.

Boeing 737-436 G-DOCI

Ex-British Airways Boeing 737-436 G-DOCI c/n 25839 just after a visit to the paintshop to apply its new owner's livery, CSA of the Czech Republic.

Harrier GR7

Once again 20(R) Squadron provides the RAF's Harrier display with new tail markings for the 2004 season.

Tucano T1

RAF Tucano T1.

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2

The magnificent sight of the world's only remaining De Havilland Sea Vixen that is airworthy.

De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2

The Sea Vixen scorches into the air to begin its display.

Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3

Over the coming years the RAF's fleet of C-130K Hercules C3's will slowly diminish as they are phased out in favour of the new generation C-130J Hercules C4.

Catalina

It looks like they have quite a lot of work to do to bring the 'Cat' back to pristine condition!

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