Yorkshire UAS / 9AEF

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These photos Steve Buckle.

These photos are all from the Leeds University Air Squadron re-union that took place at Church Fenton 9/10 May 2003. Of course, LUAS flew from Church Fenton until 1968 when it was amalgamated with Hull UAS to form Yorkshire UAS. 25 ex-LUAS members and their wives dined at Church Fenton on May 9th. On the morning of May 10th, they visited their old accommodation and had a chance to look around the Chipmunks and Bulldog, as well as a YUAS Tutor after they had been treated to a small flying display.
Europa G-BTXD
G-BYVW parked up in the hangar
G-BYWP with its engine covers off
G-BYVV sitting with the canopy open, and signs of recent cleaning!
4 Tutors parked up outside the hangar
Close-up of G-BYVG

Some photos of YUAS taken by Richard Shires, December 2003. Richard Shires

The view on approach to runway 24
A view across the damp pan, looking towards Church Fenton village.

From the inside of 1 hangar....

G-BYVZ taxies in with nav lights on as darkness begins to fall.

A great view across the YUAS pan.

A Tutor gets airborne, flying into the low autumn sun.

York Minster, from an unusual viewpoint.

Taxiing back in after a flight.

Another aerial view of York.

The VT Aerospace flight line mechanics refuel after a sortie, as a YUAS pilot walks back in.

Excellent close-up study of a Tutor.

In the hangar.....

Great shot looking across the pan.

The Eastern end of Church Fenton village.

Some photos taken by myself of Yorkshire UAS' families day, held on 25th June 2004.

A surprise for us all was the very welcome sight of a Hawker Hunter over Church Fenton once again, 45 years after the type left the base for good. The aircraft in question was Elvington based Hunter T8C XJ615 (really XF357).
A VC10 making a low, smoky pass.
Tucano T1 ZF446 from nearby 1FTS at Linton-on-Ouse during its' aerobatic display.
A steep approach after a stall turn to end the display.
Taking off again in front of 3 hangar.
Nimrod MR2 performs its arrival along the display line.
Turning the corner around one of the radio towers.
With searchlight on and bomb-bay doors open, the Nimrod continues its display.
Another pass, this time with gear down.
The Nimrod next performs a smoky climbing turn towards the North.
And then comes in for a fast, low pass....
...and climb out and away.

Some air-air photos of a Yorkshire UAS formation sortie. Chris Chambers / Warplane