Static aircraft, stalls and side shows on display at Solent Airport to celebrate 100 years of flying at Daedalus. The airfield opened in 1917 during the first World War and played a major part in the Second World War, particularly the D-Day operations.
Though not as exciting as the displays when it was a Naval Airfield (under the guise of health and safety) it was great to see the vintage aircraft and the ex Royal Navy Sea King, Wessex and Wasp helicopters along with the NAVYWINGS Gazelle and Wasp helicopters
Sea King XV647 winched to safety 26 crew members of the MSC Napoli a container ship that got into trouble off the Devon coast and had to be beached
Past displays included this Virgin Atlantic B747!
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Staggerwing Beech N16S The Red Rockette at Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event
Sea King XV647 at Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event
Waco Classic Aircraft YMF-F5C at Solent Airport Daedalus to celebrate 100 years of flying at the airfield.
Yakovlev Yak 52 G-RNAC at Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event
Aeroprakt A.22 Foxbat G-FJTH at Solent Airport Daedalus to celebrate 100 years of flying at the airfield.
Solent Airport Daedalus 100 years event – Yakovlev Yak 52 G-RNAC. The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a Soviet primary trainer aircraft which first flew in 1976. It is still being produced in Romania by Aerostar