Airshow Dispatches S01E06: The Midlands Air Festival

It’s not often that a new airshow comes along in Britain, but the Midlands Air Festival burst onto the circuit in 2018 with a charming event in the grounds of the Ragley Hall estate. Balloon launches and night displays provided memorable moments, but the bulk of the action came in the form of traditional flying displays from a variety of British civilian performers, most notably the debut of P-47D Thunderbolt “Nellie” after her return to the UK several weeks previously.

00:03United Kingdom Turbulent Team
00:05United Kingdom Peter Davies Rotorsport Calidus
00:06United Kingdom Lauren Wilson Pitts S-1S
00:07United Kingdom P-47D Thunderbolt
00:09United Kingdom Westland Wasp
00:10United Kingdom Bob Grimstead RF-4D “Redhawk”
00:12United Kingdom Strikemaster Mk.82a
00:13United Kingdom Stampe Formation Flying Team
00:15United Kingdom PBY-5A Catalina
00:17United Kingdom P-51D Mustang
00:18United Kingdom Bristol Blenheim & Spitfire Mk.IX