Farewell Leuchars, it has been a privilege

Well that’s my September treat past and sadly there will be no more airshows at this historic airfield. Air Officer Scotland, Air Commodore Gerry Mayhew, who is the Leuchars Station Commander, took the time to come and meet us to tell us personally what the future would (or would not) hold for the airshow.  He also confirmed that although 1 and 6 Squadron were moving to Lossie, the air show would not be as the local infrastructure and the A9 could not handle the influx of visitors.

It was genuinely appreciated by us all that he took the time to come and see us and, in my opinion, he is a real gentleman.  Nothing was too much trouble and he fielded awkward questions well and without hesitation.

Anyway, to the show.  Friday was not blessed by photographic friendly light so some of my pictures are disappointing.  We knew what was happening as we were given a timetable of aircraft expected landing times.

The Catalina, BBMF and a few others were already on site but there were regular aircraft arrivals as you will see in my photos.  As always our RAF hosts looked after us as if we were VIP’s.

Anway enjoy some of the day 1 photos, too many highlights to mention but a number of firsts for me.  Danish F16’s, T28 Fennec and the awesome Voyager which is based on the Airbus A330 and is the largest aircraft ever in the Royal Air Force.

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There are lots more which I will pop on my Flickr page but hope you like these.

As always thanks for reading and part 2 will be posted shortly.

Best wishes

Neil 😉

Leuchars Airshow day 2

Saturday morning came and as always there is time to walk along the static display before the hordes arrive.  I also had to go and pick up my limited edition print for the formation of the new 1 squadron.  Sorry about my shadow in a number of pics but I hope you like the aircraft.

The day was not as busy as normal but none the less a terrific day.  Sadly the wind was from the west so afterburner shots were limited.

Highlights of the day were The Blades, The Red Arrows and the Sea Fury.  Again their were a number of no shows including the Dakota from the BBMF. Again the Sentry was stunning and no-one can deny the majesty of the Vulcan.

Thank you to RAF Leuchars and the Air Show team for another great 2 days, hope there is another next year.

Enjoy the photos.

As always, thanks for taking the time to drop past

All the best

Neil 😉