The Newcastle Jet Provost group is well known
in the UK for flying their gorgeous Jet Provost at various airshows around
the country. The group was formed in 1995 following the purchase of Jet
Provost Mk T.3A, XM479 and since then flown by the group members from their
homebase at Newcastle International Airport. The recently repainted Jet
Provost is a welcome guest at airshows, where display pilot Neil McCarthy
shows off the graceful lines of the aircraft.
One of the airshows visited by the Jet Provost
was the Abingdon Air Fair, where we had the opportunity to photograph Neil
flying the classic jet trainer behind the Skyvan photoship. The jet was
flown out of Oxford Airport where we joined-up for a nice photoshoot over
the English countryside. The weather was perfect and Neil flew the jet nice
and gently showing off the different sides of the aircraft. This resulted
in some very nice variety of photographs as can be seen in this report.
Hereby we would like to thank Neil McCarthy and
our photo pilots Bob Velleman and Tony De Bruyn for this unique photoshoot.
Please visit the Newcastle Jet Provost group website for more information:
More images of the Jet Provost and many other interesting
articles and photographs can be found in our book