Private Vickers Vimy (replica) VX71MY
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AIRSHOWS Farnborough 2008
Image ID: 19852
Operator: Private - VX71MY
Aircraft: Vickers - Vimy (replica)
Airport: UK - England - Farnborough (FAB / EGLF)
Category: Warbirds (WW2 and before)
Photo taken on 2008-7-19 by Tony Scruton [Contact]
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(21.7.2008, 16:04 CET)
Caught by a strong gust of wind just at the point of take off this Vickers Vimy replica was blown onto the grass. The pilot did an amazing job although he did end up on the grass at the other side of the runway as he steered away from the crowd. He abandoned the rest of his display and retired, probably for a stiff drink.