1983 – SSAFA Display
1983 – SSAFA Display

1983 – SSAFA Display

The 1983 show took place on Sunday 12th June. The programme was A5 size, 45 pages, black and white with colour ‘graphic’ covers. It cost 50p. To see a scan of the original flying programme (thanks to Geoff Carter) click HERE.

1) The Marlboro Aerobatic Team3 Pitts
2) Barratt Homes Agusta A109 Helicopter
3) Tornado demoGR1, RAF
4) Royal Jordanian Falcons3 Pitts
5) Pacespirit AerobaticsRichard Goode
6) Wessex S.A.R. demoRAF Leconfield
7) Blackburn B2 demonever appeared
8) Gazelle DemoRAF
9) Jet Provost Solo AerobaticsT5, Church Fenton based aircraft
10) F1-11USAF
11) Royal Jordanian Air Force F-5(E)
12) Yorkshire UAS Bulldogs (x4)Likely to be four of the aircraft which have just been retired from YUAS at RAF Church Fenton
13) The Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight
14) Fairchild Forwarder demo
15) Royal Navy Historic Flight Sea FuryFB11
16) Piston ProvostMike Crymble / “WW397”?
17) Buccanneer demo
18) Dunlop Pitts AerobaticsBrian Lecomber
19) Dominie
20) Royal Marines Freefall parachute team
21) Hawk DisplayRAF Valley
22) Slingsby FireflyWho’d have thought that 17 years later they’d be stationed here??!!
23) RAF Vintage PairGloster Meteor, De Havilland Vampire
24) The Red Arrows
25) Anglian Window Centres Balloon

Additional Items not listed in the offical programme:

USAF Starlifter did 2 passes, Brazilian Embraer combo flew past en-route from Paris, British Airways BAC1-11 display.

The static park is somewhat of a mystery to us in 1983, but the programme mentioned a Danish F-16, USN P-3C, and Nige can also remember a RJAF C-130