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 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.
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