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Cloud Running

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It all became a rather long day for everyone involved, starting with the press day for the Shoreham airshow and a series of sorties for tomorrow's newspapers capturing the aftermath of the riots. The Sony distribution centre in Enfield still burning when I left it.

The weather today was simply awful for airshows. Poor Eastbourne lost the greater part of its programme and I struggled to get into Shoreham in the low cloud, strong winds and drizzle. My FX team leader, Guy Westgate(pictured) had an even longer trip which started  on Wednesday evening in South Africa, bringing back his BA 747 to Heathrow and then on to RAF Halton to pick up the PA25, which had a flat battery, followed by a real challenge to reach Shoreham airport before the weather closed in completely.

The poor members of the press, present in some force, then had to make do with all the available display aircraft gathered together, much like a circle of wagons and then between interviews with the pilots, imagine that …