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1931 – 2011 The Schneider Trophy Commemorated over Calshot

I cannot describe the commemoration flights at Calshot yesterday afternoon better than the BBC. If you follow the link below you will see footage from yesterday’s flights, when sea planes flew over the Solent and landed on the famous spit at Calshot.

You will also see remarkable footage of the famous victory flight in 1931 when Britain won the Schneider Trophy.

BBC Solent

PHOTO COMPETITION!

If any photographers would like to share their photos of this event with me and give me permission to use them on my blog, then I will send the person with the best photos a signed copy of Riduna and advertise your work for free! Please send them to dianariduna@yahoo.com

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Schneider Trophy Victory – 80th Anniversary Celebration 13,14 Sept 2011

I am excited to highlight a special event which hopefully, weather permitting, will take place near Southampton and Portsmouth this week to celebrate:

80th Anniversary of the Schneider Trophy Victory

over the Solent in 1931

On 13th September 1931 the Supermarine  S.6 B  the S1595 made history as pilot Flt Lt Boothman won the Schneider Trophy in the circuit between Calshot, Ryde IOW and Gilkicker. The most prized trophy for amphibean aircraft was finally won outright for Britain.

The full programme is on The Lee Flying Association website.

I will be announcing a photo competition on Thursday so watch this space!

The fly past in honour of the brave pilots from early in the last century has been postponed until Wednesday 14th September 2011 when flying boats and sea planes will fly over Calshot, some even landing on the famous spit, if is is safe to do so.

postscript:  I was quoting ‘Schneider Trophy to Spitfire’ by John Shelton when I named the plane the S.6B but it has been pointed out to me that this should read the S6b

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