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F.A.A Museum, Yeovilton modelshow

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The Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, England held its twice annual model show on the Saturday the19th February.
Three of the Southern posse of the Bulldogs journeyed down to the show, even though we didn't have a stand, and what a sight greeted our eyes.
The attendance was overwhelming with two over flow car parks being used and the numbers of people attending must have been a couple of thousand.
Packed into the three main halls were over 150 traders and club stands.
Of particular note was the Airfix stand where a unpainted model of their new Lynx was on display, and does look particularly nice.
Airfix also ran a 'Make and Paint' workshop and sponsored the model competition.
Hall 4 where we started our wanderings of the day is dominated by the first British built Concorde, and a couple of Harriers.
Hall 3 has the unique Aircraft Carrier Experience, which is a mock up of the Ark Royals flight deck and a tour of the "island" and the bridge and to see how various departments go about their duties of operating aircraft at sea.
Hall 2 has aircraft from W.W.2 and the Korean war on display, but as with the rest of the exhibits you really couldn't get to see much close up, as the trade and club stands were surrounding them.
Hall 1 has displays celebrating 100 years of development of naval aircraft, which includes a 1912 Short S27.
Mixed in with the plastic models were several radio controlled aircraft, tanks and boats, and a fair few 1/6th scale armour and figures, which really added to the show.
A flying display by the BMFA (British Model Flying Association), which in the past included a jet powered Concorde, 1/6 scale Spitfires and Sopwith Pups taking to the sky, but we managed to miss that somehow.
Another model show is due in October, and is well worth a visit, and hopefully the Bulldogs will have a stand there.
Andy Langridge, Luciano Satornetti and Andy Brazier attended this show.
Photo's by the two Andys.
The aircraft
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About the Author

About Andy Langridge (Bigskip)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM


Comments

Thanks guys for a great day out. Andy
FEB 20, 2011 - 07:37 PM
Thanks for getting this up so quickly Andy. And yes, it was a great day out!. Thanks to the other Andy and Lucky for the company, and giggles! Andy
FEB 21, 2011 - 08:29 AM
Thanks for the photos. Enjoyed seeing them.
FEB 21, 2011 - 11:47 AM
Thanks Andy, Looks like an interesting day out, some great models on display and a nice mix with the real aircraft. Good to see the Sea Harrier there. Al
FEB 21, 2011 - 02:04 PM
Thanks to the Andy twins for a great day out.
FEB 22, 2011 - 04:24 PM
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