Contrasting fortunes for Elvington Model Air Show

A model of a Vulcan bomber entertains the crowds

A model of a biplane pictured during the Model Aircraft show at Elvington Airfield.

A large model aircraft is escorted back to the holding area during the Model Aircraft show at Elvington Airfield

Model Aircraft show at Elvington Airfield.

A model of a US fighter at Elvington Model Air Show

A model plane gets ready for lift-off

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It was a tale of contrasting days at the Elvington Model Air Show as the weather played its part.

The first day, Saturday, was a spectacular success with a Vulcan displaying for the first time and huge crowds.

One hundred and twenty modellers showed off their work and skill on the two miles of runway at Elvington Airfield.

But at 11am yesterday the rain was so bad, organisers decided to cancel the second day completely.

Dave Johnson, chairman of the large model aircraft association, said as he packed up early: "Saturday was one of the best days attended ever. Everyone had see the forecast and decided to go then. It was fantastic. We were very, very disappointed to cancel today."

The weather meant the planned flypast by the Red Arrows was cancelled as well.

The show will be back next year for the fifth year.

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11:05am Mon 11 Aug 14

goatman says...

A shame - but the correct decision. It's a pity that Elvington doesn't stage the full size air show that it used to put on any more.
A shame - but the correct decision. It's a pity that Elvington doesn't stage the full size air show that it used to put on any more. goatman
  • Score: 21

11:18am Mon 11 Aug 14

Bailed Out says...

goatman wrote:
A shame - but the correct decision. It's a pity that Elvington doesn't stage the full size air show that it used to put on any more.
Seconded, both Elvington and Church Fenton were superb days out.
[quote][p][bold]goatman[/bold] wrote: A shame - but the correct decision. It's a pity that Elvington doesn't stage the full size air show that it used to put on any more.[/p][/quote]Seconded, both Elvington and Church Fenton were superb days out. Bailed Out
  • Score: 17

1:08pm Mon 11 Aug 14

mel_drew says...

A great shame. I feel sorry for the model owners, and for the organisers, who must have suffered quite a financial hit. **** weather. Better luck next year.
A great shame. I feel sorry for the model owners, and for the organisers, who must have suffered quite a financial hit. **** weather. Better luck next year. mel_drew
  • Score: 7

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