know very little about light aircraft or the executive aviation
scene so, on yet another grey and overcast day, I made my way
to Sywell Aerodrome to see what it was all about.
Expo is the “Mecca” for those who want to view the
latest developments in the light aircraft market and the continuing
advances in everyday technology for the private and corporate
flyers. The show was being held at Sywell Aerodrome for the
first time, having moved, this year, from its previous home
at Wycombe Air Park.
to the 3 day event cost £20 with concessions for pre-booking
and exhibitors’ guests. No program to buy and the price
included your free “goody” bag containing a show
guide, some magazines and sales literature and a whole book
of discount vouchers.
list of Exhibitors read like the “Who’s Who?”
of commercial aviation - all anxious to demonstrate their latest
products and services.
was no queuing for entry and the morning attendance was well
down on predicted numbers. It would seem that many “fly-in”
visitors had delayed their arrival because of the bad weather
and the organisers must have been very disappointed to see such
a low turnout.
benefits of reduced visitor numbers soon became apparent to
the aviation photographers who decided to attend the first day.
It was actually possible to photograph some of the more interesting
aircraft without the problem of people encroaching into frame
and spoiling that, otherwise, perfect shot.