|Title ID||4924||Collection ID||671|
|Title||Last Ever Manston Air Show - Manston Air Day|
|Date||26 July 1992|
|Theme||Transport Wartime And Military|
|Keywords||Aircraft Airports Armed Forces Leisure Time Activities Passenger Vehicles Transport Motor Vehicles|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Highlights from the last Manston Airshow held at Manston Airfield on 26 July 1992. The film shows displays from the RAF Red Arrows display team, a civil aircraft display, military aircraft, training exercise demonstrations and commentary from organisers and visitors to the event. [Contains commercial music which has been removed from online material.]
“Manston Airday July 26 1992”.
Music: Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone" Theme from Top Gun. [opening and closing title music has been removed from online version for copyright reasons].
Extended sections of the flying display follow, beginning with a Red Arrow livery Hawk T1 sits on the airfield (Red 10?). Commercial aircraft in flight. Bi-Planes in flight. Military planes. RAF Red Arrow Aerobatic display team taxi on the runway. Air manoeuvres, by a small yellow aircraft. Jets. Car park. RAF Red Arrow display team in Hawk T1's perform their aerial display: (in vision time stamp 18:03) Formation flying in: Diamond formation with rolls, Shuttle-Flanker, Spear (9 aircraft in formation), Tango, Big Battle with rolls and breakouts by two aircraft, Gypo's Pass with various colours of smoke. Four Hawk T1 aircraft display with coloured smoke.
A series of small passenger aircraft (?) pass through the display area. Red arrow team seen landing and taxiing on the ground. Close up of one of the Red Arrow pilots waving from the cockpit as the camera zooms in to the Hawk T1. RAF Red Arrow team on runway being re-fulled.
Other displays - yellow sea King Helicopter flying above Red Arrows on runway. Panavia Tornado F.3 (?) aircraft in display. Car park as a Grob G115 / Tutor T Mark 1 displays overhead. Aircraft on runway (?) preparing for take off followed by a Biplane demonstration - PITTS S-1T in yellow [G-MIL /R2 owned by Skylark Aerobatics]. Visitors. Onlookers. yellow Sea King Helicopter display with a mock rescue operation. Western Whirlwind aircraft. RAF Parachute display demonstration. Among the ground displays an open double-decker bus “Fishing News” advert on side is shown.
Mk 2 Lynx helicopter display. Harrier Jump jet display. Nimrod Aircraft; RAF Cargo Carrier Jet in manoeuvres/tactical landing; A pair of Wingwalkers on biplane's branded 'Crunchie' display over the airfield. Spitfire on runway as Wingwalkers come into land. Two Spitfire taking off and in display in Mk13 and Mk14 colours. Film maker leaving the display with shots through the windscreen of their car as they leave the showground.
Intertitle: “The End. Air Day 1992”.