Show Report

Shoreham Airshow 2001

Show details
Date 1st - 2nd September 2001
Weather Bright and mostly sunny with clear air
Comment I attended on the Saturday, this being the first time I have visited the Shoreham show despite its close location to my home and I was pleasantly surprised by its relaxed atmosphere and the content of the flying display. Shoreham also has a superb backdrop for photography that hopefully you will notice from my photo's below. Combined with retiring after the show to a nearby pub to watch England stuff the Germans 5-1 it was an excellent day out!
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What better provides a picture in the mind of England than a Spitfire in front of typical English scenery. This Spitfire Mk XVIII is pictured on arrival for the show.


The Royal Navy Historic Flight's Fairey Swordfish II W5856 basking in the sun prior to the start of the display.

F-16A Fighting Falcon

Although not a classic F-16 display by any means, it was still good to see this rare appearance by an F-16A MLU from the Royal Danish Air Force that included a zoom climb to 30,000 feet in its routine!

RAF Falcons

The RAF Falcons start the flying display in their usual style.

Hercules C1P

Due to the tight confines of this small airfield the display aircraft appeared to be much closer to the crowdline than is usual these days. That clearly benefits the chances of getting this type of shot of an RAF C-130K Hercules C1P in an unusual olive green camouflage scheme.

Sea King HC4

The Royal Marines performed a role demo' using this Royal Navy Sea King HC4.

Police Helicopter

Sussex Police got in on the act with a demonstration of the capabilities of the Sussex Police/Air Ambulance.

Blue Eagles

The Army 'Blue Eagles' perform a final break at the end of their display.

Swordfish II

The Swordfish climbed into the air to show everyone how precarious it must have been going to war in such a slow and vulnerable aircraft.

B-17G Flying Fortress

It was great to see the UK's only airworthy B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' back in the air after its troubles over the last two years.

Hawker Hurricane IIC

Due to the wonderful backdrop at Shoreham, this picture of the BBMF's Hawker Hurricane IIc looks as though it could have been taken during the summer of 1940 as there's nothing at all to date the photograph.

T-33 Silver Star

A nice display was given by this Lockheed T-33 Silver Star in the markings of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

BAe Strikemaster

This ex-Botswana Defence Force BAe Strikemaster used a surprisingly small amount of Shoreham's runway to get airbourne.

Hawker Hunter

Probably the best executed of all the fast jet displays during the show was that given by this privately owned Hawker Hunter.

Harrier GR7

The RAF Harrier GR7 from 4 Sqn taxies out prior to starting its display.

Harrier GR7

Earplugs in as the Harrier GR7 takes centre stage in the hover.

Dad's Army

And Finally.............

.......A bit of fun as the 'lookalike' Dad's Army stroll around the show.

Then there were others who let the sun, beer and a 'heavy night out' the evening before get to them..............!!! Photo Courtesy of Mr Colin Jennings!


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