Indian Summer

a sky full of aircraft

It's been a quiet few months due to the weather, unfortunately we had to cancel the Boscombe Down QINETIC event and also the RAF Benson display also had to be curtailed to a 4 ship flypast due to poor weather.

Nonetheless we had a fabulous day at Brize Norton Families day last Saturday - with an attendance of around 12,500 and beautiful, glorious sunshine.

Whatsmore we have some fantastic news, we are absolutely delighted to be venturing North of the border to display at the Ayr International Festival of Flight on the 8th & 9th of September.

Our good friends Team Raven will also be there and we hope to join them for a formation pass or two - so cameras at the ready! We'll be publishing our transit route up to Prestwick on our Facebook page, so please check to see what time we may be overflying your area, we aim to transit up through the Lake District and refuel at Carlisle.(TBC)

A few weeks ago we sent an aircraft to Syerston to support the National Air and Space Camp a national Cadet day with over 600 cadets attending - the aim was to inspire the next generation of aviators - we think we helped them achieve it!

Mid-season 2023

The mid-season is upon us and it's been a blast so far. 

break-breakWe've enjoyed some terrific outings and our four ship display has been incredibly well received across the land. 

Initially 2023 was looking like a very lean year, not only for us but for the airshow circuit as a whole but thankfully this has been proven not to be the case - we've been very busy and we're very grateful for that.

In the coming few weeks we have a CAA audit to prepare for along with a static display at Qinetic at Boscombe Down and another four ship display at RAF Benson.  Despite both of these events being closed to the public they are terrific opportunities for us to practice, enhance and perfect our displays - and of course continue to build the brand.  

tight twins

The reception we receive from or display audiences is truly humbling and our displays clearly invoke many fond memories amongst those that have been blessed to work with this wonderful aircraft in previous decades. 


It's clear that they appreciate our efforts and the very many messages of support on social media are hugely appreciated.    

 We've recently added a static display at Syerston to our schedule for 23rd August.

Our Lynx renovation project (XZ-678) is progressing slowly but surely and we're currently embarking on a modular respray.  The project can be followed at

Midlands Air Festival


 After a tremendously successful outing to the Abingdon  show, we now look forward to displaying as a four ship over the coming two days at The Midlands Air Festival. Our first visit to this event. 

 Whatsmore the weather is set to be glorious! 

 There's a little twist to our display, which we're sure the  more astute of our followers will guess, if you can't  guess then please get to Ragley hall in Warwickshire  and enjoy what is set to be a very impressive display.  

 Even if you can guess - this is an event not to be missed.


Advancing the throttle


Despite the difficulties that the airshow circuit is experiencing this season we are very fortunate to have almost fully filled our calendar with commitments. 

The full events schedule can be found here.

Our engineers have not been idle and this year ZB627 will be sporting a new colour scheme - taking her back to her days as an NVG recce aircraft for the RAF Chinook fleet.

As an added treat we flew two aircraft in to Naomi House with the Easter Bunny delivering chocolate and smiles to everyone.

Both the air and ground crews are fully ready with our statutory training, annual licence checks and Display Authorisations completed for 2023 - all that remains is some fine tuning to the four ship display which will have it's first outing on Saturday 20th May at The Abingdon Air & Country Show.  

We are very excited it perform it again shortly afterwards  at The Midlands Air Festival 2nd - 4th June. 


The work on XZ678 our ex Army Lynx AH7 is progressing nicely, it's complete overhaul is very well underway and we hope to return her to the skies in 2023. 

A number of the Squadron last flew her in 1987 when she was a Mk 1 Lynx and are understandably very excited to be involved with seeing her fly once again.

The Lynx renovation project can be followed here.