Linton Blades - Gelnhausen, Germany 1970
Having arrived in Germany on the 10th of July & flown a couple of shows on the 11th, The team flew a show at Gelnhausen on the 12th.
A 35 minute flight, including a 500ft show at Gelnhausen is listed in Dave Waddington's logbook.
Blades Pilots / Aircraft flown
XW308 / 67 - Dave Waddington ( Confirmed by Log Book - Passenger Flg. Off. Wright )
XW305 / 63 - Dudley Carvell ( Confirmed by Log Book )
XW303 / 64 - Dave Coldicutt ( Confirmed by Log Book )
XW310 / 70 - Joe Whitfield
Pilot details have come directly from their log books & in this case from the pictures shown below.
Here's the cover & inside page of the program for this show.
This is a local newspaper clipping from the Monday after the show.
It says about the Blades .. "The Blades had a huge success with, amongst other things, their simulated landing on the Gelnhausen Sport airfield, which is not built for jet traffic"
And here are a couple of private photo's that I have for this show. Unfortunately they have become a bit discoloured. I have touched them up a bit.
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