Expect a masterclass in airmanship as Display Flying's Grand Master returns, displaying on both days.


Rod has flown 62 types of aircraft, like the fearsome Hawker Hunter Jet and the Jaguar. With slightly less horsepower but just as much glamour he can claim mastery of the Spitfire, Mustang and literally dozens of other aircraft guaranteed to strike envy in the heart's of all other pilots.


One thing is common to all bar one of these aircraft, the singular absence of any form of autopilot.


So when Rod says that he's been flying for over 50 years, he really means it; every seoncd of it.


No  wonder then that we refer to him as the Patron Saint of Aviation.