Linton Blades - Wiesbaden, Germany
10 May 1970

This was Linton Blades first show abroad. 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 8th May 1970 & flew 1 hr to Valkenburg, Holland. They then flew another hour, on the same day, from Valkenburg to Wiesbaden, Germany.
No flights were done on the 9th.
On the 10 May a 10 minute "Full" show was done, including landing & taking off in formation in front of the crowd.
The team & crew returned to Linton-on-Ouse on the 11th via Valkenburg and RAF Waddington

Linton Blades pilots / Aircraft flown

XW301 / 60 - Dave Waddington ( log book shows same aircraft as Dave Coldicutt ! )
XW304 / 62 - Dudley Carvell
XW301 / 60 - Dave Coldicutt ( log book shows same aircraft as Dave Waddington ! )
XW297 / 59 - Joe Whitfield

Pilot details have come directly from their log books. Yes, both Dave's have entered the same aircraft in their logbooks. They did not fly together !

The excellent Scramble website ( details credited to Willy Metze ) also list the following "Blades" aircraft as being in Wiesbaden.
63 / XW305
65 / XW306

Willy also took a couple of slides of the aircraft at this show, here they are.

Photo © Willy Metze

Photo © Willy Metze

The following photos were taken by Lindsay Peacock, at the Wiesbaden show.

Photo © Lindsay Peacock

Photo © Lindsay Peacock

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