AIR RACE TO MARK SCHNEIDER TROPHY ANNIVERSARY HEADING FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT

It has been announced that an air race to mark the 90th anniversary of the UK winning the Schneider Trophy will take place in the skies above the Isle of Wight this summer.

The weekend event will be based out of Sandown Airport on 24th & 25th July 2021.

It will be eyes to the skies as many different types of fixed-wing aircraft compete in the race, which has been organised by British Air Racing.

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The route is expected to follow the original route around the Solent area.

The Schneider Trophy race was first held in 1912 and was ran on 12 occasions until 1931. The trophy itself is safely stored at the Science Museum in London.

A number of revival races have taken place over the past 40 years to re-enact the famous battles. One such race was due to be held in 2010 but was cancelled following a fatal accident near Ryde during the Merlin Trophy Race.

Racing returned to the Isle of Wight in 2018 and it is expected that this latest event will follow a similar format, with plenty of entertainment and great food for spectators at Sandown Airport.

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IsleofWighter
IsleofWighter
7 months ago

You make a very valid point your ladyship. Lots of private planes makes for lots of pollution, noise as well as air. For none of these small planes have effective silencers, that’s why they can be very intrusive at times.

House coal is pretty bad stuff though, far better to use cleaner burning smokeless coal or anthracite, as this pollution takes place at ground level, near dwellings. It’s a bit more expensive though – perhaps the staff can have an extra tea break or two to warm themselves up..

IsleofWighter
IsleofWighter
Reply to  IsleofWighter
7 months ago

Hang on – this is a reply to a comment that seems to have disappeared. STRANGE ??

Flea bag
Flea bag
Reply to  IsleofWighter
7 months ago

You do talk rubbish.

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
Reply to  Flea bag
7 months ago

No, he’s not talking rubbish. ‘Vectis Hollibobs’ or ‘Carisbrooke Film Unit’ probably didn’t like my negative remarks regarding monies folks buzzing in the skies of Wight. Bad for business, you know. Maybe that is why my former message was removed.

Flea bag
Flea bag
Reply to  Lady Dunstanding
7 months ago

Well I will enjoy watching it .I fly myself so appreciate the skill involved .

Flea bag
Flea bag
Reply to  Lady Dunstanding
7 months ago

It was probably removed because you are a lunatic .

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