Coventry Classic Airshow 31 May 2003

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Tiger Moth, Magister, Chipmunk, Bulldog and Prentice   Elementary Flying Training School Flight
Agusta A109E G-WNAA Unfortunately, on its way to the crash site of the Ryan NYP replica
Antonov (PZL) An-2T D-FKMA Aero Troika livery, but UK-based
Auster 6A VX118 G-ASNB  
Avro Anson T.21 G-VROE WD413  
Avro Shackleton AEW.2 WR963 Note inner engines running
Boeing B-17G G-BEDF "Sally B"
Bristol Blenheim IV G-BPIV  
Cessna F406 G-TURF Atlantic's pollution incident control aircraft
Cessna formation   A rare sight!
Convair 440 G-CONV  
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-APLO WD379  
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AXBW T5879  
De Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth G-ACEJ  
De Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen FAW.2 G-CVIX ex XP924
De Havilland DH-115 Vampire T55 XJ771 G-HELV  
Douglas DC-2 NC39165 (N39165) as 'PH-AJU' You can tell by the number of photos here that this was my favourite aircraft of the show. It was a delight to visit the cabin and cockpit, and to see her flying.

The original PH-AJU, named Uiver, was entered in the MacRobertson Trophy air race from England to Australia in 1934 by KLM. It came second to the De Havilland DH88 Comet racer "Grosvenor House".

This aircraft spent its whole life, originally as a Navy R2D-1, based in the USA until it came to the Dutch Aviodrome in 1999.
Douglas DC-2 interior 'PH-AJU'  
Douglas DC-3 G-AMPY Atlantic Air Transport
Douglas DC-3 G-AMSV Maritime and Coastguard Agency - Pollution Control (Atlantic Air Transport)
Douglas DC-6A G-APSA Air Atlantique pollution control spraying demonstration
Douglas DC-6B G-SIXA Air Atlantique
Douglas DC-6B G-SIXC Air Atlantique
English Electric Canberra B.6 WK163 G-BVWC  
Gloster Meteor NF.11 WM167 G-LOSM  
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-BXUL  
Grumman HU-16 Albatros 141262 N7025N  
Lockheed L.188 Electra G-LOFE Atlantic Airlines
Lockheed L.188 Electra G-LOFE Atlantic Airlines demonstration with the pollution control spray equipment fitted between flights.
Miles Magister V1075 G-AKPF  
Mooney M.20J G-OBAL Britannia Flying Club
Morane Saulnier MS.733 Alcyon 83 F-AZKS  
Morane Saulnier MS.733 Alcyon 128 52-S F-BMMY  
Morane Saulnier MS.733 Alcyon pair   Both of the above in very close formation as La Patrouille de Morane
Nord 2501 Noratlas 105 62-SI F-AZVM  
North American F-86A Sabre G-SABR 48-0178 Built in 1948, this is the world's oldest flying jet aircraft and the only flying A model Sabre. Has since been sold to the USA after 22 years on the European airshow circuit.
North American P-51D Mustang 413704 G-BTCD  
Percival Pembroke C.1 G-BXES XL954  
Percival Prentice 1 VR259 G-APJB  
Piper PA.44 Seminole G-GAFT  
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St.Louis" replica ES-XCL Tragically crashed soon after takeoff for its display, killing pilot and builder, Pierre Hollander
Scottish Aviation Bulldog XX619 G-CBBW  
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer G-APRS At last! I got to fly in it at the end of the show - lovely!
Sud T28A Fennec N14113  
Supermarine Spitfire IX MH434 G-ASJV  
Westland Lysander IIIA G-AZWT V9367