Jubliant Jersey’s Magic

With unfortunate cancellations due to the weather, the air display still went ahead. Bob Franklin attending the 2013 Jersey International Air Display. All images by the author.

The 2013 Jersey International Air Display was a success, but it wasn’t without some down sides too. Many of the aircraft that were due to participate, including the newly airworthy English Electric Canberra PR9 XH134, had to pull out at the last minute. This was either due to technical problems or the inclement weather. The air display organisers made a number of phone calls bring in other aircraft to fill the gaps.

There were a number of aircraft that were able to display and they entertained the crowds. There were displays from the Skyraider, RV8tors, PBY Catalina, Belgian Air Force F-16, SWIP aerobatic team, P-51 Mustang Ferocious Frankie, RAF Tucano, DH84 Dragon Rapide, Hawker Sea Fury, AAC Lynx, Swedish Air Force Heritage Flight and the Red Arrows. The highlight of the day for most was the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight with their Saab 37 Viggen and SK 60E, with a bonus of a Hawker Hunter, which replaced the J-29 Tunnan. The Hunter made a magical solo display.

Jersey International Air Display was awarded the Paul Bowen European Airshow Council Trophy.

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