The former RAF Pershore, a disused airfield near Evesham in Worcestershire, was the venue for this charity event. The day was sunny, but windy, and flying took place between 12:30 and 17:00. Sadly, many people, including me, did not see the first two hours of the Throckmorton airshow.
The organisers secured the XH558, the first public appearance in the final year’s flying of the Avro Vulcan. Hopeful spectators flocked to the site and crammed the approach roads. I was stuck in a queue for four hours waiting to enter, and ninety minutes on exit. The organisers were hopelessly unprepared – inexcusable since the ‘Vulcan Effect’ was well known.
Despite their shameful performance, the organisers were unapologetic and adopted an aggressive attitude while engaging with upset customers on social media.
There have been no further air shows at Throckmorton.