Arriving back at RIAT Fairford almost two
years to the day after having departed from there to suffer the accident
with 99+32 at nearby Kemble, was especially moving and a very happy moment
The occasion was all the more dramatic as low cloud over the Channel
delayed our arrival to late evening Friday, with the Bronco being the
very last aircraft to arrive at RIAT 2014. The landing is very worthwhile
to remember as the Bronco was "sandwiched" in between the departure
of the Gnat display team (with smoke) and the 50th Anniversary Red Arrows,
who were taking-off to conduct a fly-by in together over the Gala Dinner
starting at 19:00 precisely.
A long taxy along the full static display line followed to position the
Bronco quite centrally in the good company of the Gazelle Squadron display
team and a turbine Islander.