Linton Blades - Doncaster 1970
6 June

The team left Linton-on-Ouse with their ground crew & Flt.Lt. Alick Nicholson ( unofficial Blades Reserve, Linton Solo aerobatic representative 1970, Linton Blades '71 pilot & probably commentator for this show ) on 6th June 1970 & flew 10 Minutes to RAF Finingley ( Doncaster ).
They landed & later flew a "full" show ( at 1000 ft ) over Doncaster city. On their return to RAF Finningley they flew a "flypast". Total flight time for the show & flypast was 30 minutes.
The team & crew returned to Linton-on-Ouse on 6 June 1970.

They were to return to Doncaster for another show a week later.

Dave Waddington's log book records the flights to & from RAF Finningley as being 5 ship flights. The show/flypast was performed with 4 aircraft & the return flight has a comment "Photos ITV Howell" against it.

Blades Pilots / Aircraft flown

XW308 / 67 - Dave Waddington
XW303 / 64 - Dudley Carvell
XW310 / 70 - Dave Coldicutt
XW308 / 67 - Joe Whitfield

Pilot details have come directly from their log books. NOTE Both Dave Waddington & Joe Whitfield have XW308 in their log books for this show.

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