The Joint Elementary Flying Training School operated the Slingsby Firefly in the basic flying training role from RAF Church Fenton from mid-1998 until June 2003. The aircraft, which were operated by Babcock-HCS were, as you can see, brightly coloured!
The photos below are all thanks to Chris Chambers. Visit his website at www.chrischambersphotography.co.uk.
|Fireflies on the line.|
|A pic of a firefly just about to touch down on the main runway (06/24).|
|A firefly parked up with the pilot carrying out what look to be pre-flight checks.|
|Unidentified Firefly about to land on Runway 16|
|G-BUUE almost touching down on Runway 16|
|Student and instructor at the end of the runway in an unidentified Firefly.|
|G-BWXA on finals|
© Ian Herbert
|Firefly G-BWXR taxiing to the end of runway 34 ready to take off|
© Pete Anderson, an ex-JEFTS instructor.
|4-ship flypast over Church Fenton.|
|Nice line-up of 4 Church Fenton based Fireflies.|
© Bob Rushton. Taken during the same flight as the two photos above from Pete Anderson, to mark the disbanding of the Church Fenton element of JEFTS, June 2003.
|Above the clouds|
|Descending through a gap in the clouds, during recovery in to Church Fenton|
|In formation over what was RAF Acaster Malbis|