Linton Blades - R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth Air Day
18 July 1970
The team left Dishforth on 18 July 1970 for RNAS Lossiemouth & landed. They were still on detachment at Dishforth.
They later flew a 10 minute "full" show at 500ft, including taking off & landing in formation in front of the crowd.
The team returned to Dishforth a day later.
Linton Blades Pilots / Aircraft flown
XW303 / 64 - Dave Waddington
XW299 / 56 - Dudley Carvell
XW296 / 57 - Dave Coldicutt
????? / ?? - Joe Whitfield
Pilot details have come directly from their log books.
The August 1970 SCAN Newsletter ( www.ScottishAirNews.co.uk )
also lists XW310 / 70 as taking part in the display ( presumabley Joe's aircraft for this show ) & XW300 / 59 being there as the backup aircraft.
The also wrote in their newsletter :-
....Hard on their heels came the "Blades", the aerobatic team of No.l FTS, Linton-on-Ouse,
operating Jet Provost T.5's. On this occasion they used 4 aircraft ..... Their spare on
this date, XW300 "58" , stayed on the ground. Despite the fact that this is the team's first season on the T.5,
they put on a very polished display indeed.
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