Another rare and interesting piece of history will be in the sky over the Airshow weekendin the form of the effortlessly elegant and very rare Miles Messenger. Whilst its power equates to just 13% of that offered by beasts such as the Sea Fury, the Messenger has one statistic which beats most others; the aircraft has three fins. Produced for the RAF as an observation and liason aircraft, a key function was carrying messages vital to the war effort; giving the aircraft its name.
The Messenger’s display will be another chance for the Airshow to do its part in ensuring the future of Airshows. The aircraft will be flown by Nick Lee a newly qualified display pilot making one of his first appearances; all helped by the CAA’s new ‘Tyro’ scheme which encourages new talent to enter the world of display flying in order to ensure the long term survival of Airshows. Old Buckenham was proud to be the venue for the first ever Tyro Display in 2018 and no less than three newly minted pilots will be able to take part in a major Airshow with us in 2019.