2013 has been a significant year for '231 and the team; with us marking 20 years since Lindy made her final flight and the honour and responsibility for her upkeep passing to myself and the team. With no RAF Stores at hand or Government financial backing to help look after a V-Bomber there have certainly been challenging times. But 20 years on, three re-paints under my hat and an intimate knowledge (yes, I have been in places you would not even believe possible!) of the air frame and systems I'm proud to say that Lindy is as serviceable as she has ever been.
Lindy proved that at 52 years old and having left the RAF 20 years earlier she still had what it takes to wow at her anniversary run in November.
|XL231 anniversary run|
The other very well deserving category winners were:
Helping the Aviation Industry – ‘Dragons of Thin Air’ by Doug Worrall http://dragonsofthinair.com
Best Online Resource – LiveATC http://www.liveatc.net/
Avro Vulcan 60th Anniversary http://www.vulcantothesky.org/
Best Product for The Aviation Youngster – Jim the Jet Provost http://www.jimthejetprovost.co.uk/
Best Local Airfield – Compton Abbas http://www.comptonabbasairfield.co.uk/
Best Family Day Out – South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum http://www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk/
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