This aircraft made its first appearance at Little Gransden and will be returning again in 2021. Photo credit: Richard Paver
Lancaster PA474 (City of Lincoln) Only 2 Lancaster are flying in the world today, One with the RAF the other in Canada. A total of 7,377 were built.
Nearby to Little Gransden is Gransden Lodge where in the early 40s 405 squadron of the RCAF flew Lancasters and they were part of the elite Pathfider Force.. (Photo credits to Clare Hartley)
First UK airshow appearance for the UK’s latest warbird – the Yak-3 F-AZIM!
I am delighted to announce that the Little Gransden Air & Car Show has secured a first for all of the lucky visitors to our 2021 extravaganza!
The show will feature the first airshow appearance and display of Bob Davy’s latest Yak-3, F-AZIM, in its spectacular soviet colours as White ’27’. Powered by a Pratt & Witney Twin Wasp engine of 1,200hp, it will provide a graceful display of its capabilities.
The Yak-3 went into production in 1943, with a smaller, better-performing wing, which provided a superior performance than the slightly-earlier Yak-9. Most Yak-3 aircraft was originally powered by a VK-105PF2 engine which provided the Yak-3 with a superior performance overall Axis piston-powered fighter aircraft!
We are pleased to add the delightful SIAI Marchetti F260 to our air display! Built in 1966 this little Italian hot rod was designed for use as a military trainer or light ground attack aircraft but is equally at home as a very desirable tourer. Fully aerobatic, it is powered by a 260HP Lycoming which makes it a very quick aircraft in its class.
The sleek aerobatics give it jet like handling
Photo credit Keith Wilson
Powered by a Rolls Royce V-1650-7 (Hamilton Sundstrand 24050/)
Been seen on the Airshow Circuit previous years known as SHARKMOUTH, OLD CROW. This Aircraft was built in 1944
This Aircraft was Purchased by the current keeper on 1st July 2021
The Rolls-Royce Spitfire, PS853, is an unarmed, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, one of a batch of 79 Mk XIXs built at Supermarine, Southampton. The Mk XIX was powered by the 2,050 hp Griffon 65 or 66 and represents the pinnacle of the Spitfire’s development in terms of speed and altitude capability with a top speed of 446mph and a ceiling of 42,000ft.
This Aircraft was Brought by Rolls Royce in 1996
The only Hurricane from the Battle of Britain still airborne today, Hawker Hurricane Mk1 R4118 is widely regarded as the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War .
The Mark 1 Hurricane is credited with 49 Battle of Britain combat sorties and five kills.
It will be flown at Lttle Gransden on August 29th by its owner, James Brown.
Auster and Chipmunk duo are making their first appearance at Little Gransden. We can’t wait to see them.
Mark Jefferies will fly the YAK 50. The USSR contender for the 1976 World aerobatic championships. This was the state of the art for competition during 1976 to 1985. Powered by a 360 hp 9 cylinder radial performance is spectacular.
P51 MUSTANG (Miss Helen) will be in our flying display once again) A welcome return.. Photo Credit Phil Whalley
An interesting Chipmunk to our Static Display, This is the Chipmunk HRH Prince Charles learnt to fly in! (Photo Credit Geoff Collins)
Thanks to Vic Noman of AEROSUPERBATICS, We will have a display from one of their Boeing Stearman Aircraft with a Lady Wingwalker. This is the first Appearance at Little Gransden from Aerosuperbatics.
Chris Burkett flying the Extra 300s and Mike Williams controlling the Extra 40% radio controlled model, A 2 ship formation not to be missed!!
Rich Goodwin will be displaying his Pitts Special S2S, Known as the Muscle Biplane. Rich is a retired RAF Tornado Pilot and now flies as a commercial airline pilot.
This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Maiden Flight of the De Havilland Chipmunk, so we will commemorate that event with a Display from the RED SPARROWS Chipmunk Display team. Photo: Richard Paver photography
T-6 is actually a military trainer like the British Tiger Moth, Miles Magister and higher-powered (and long forgotten) Master counterparts. One is that the only reason the Harvard was put in front of the Spitfire or Mustang on the training course was that the Harvard was cheaper to crash!
Team of British aerobatic champions past and present flying air shows World over. All aircraft carry the new “dotty smoke” systems adding to the dynamic nature of the air show. Not to be missed!!
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