The central theme for our display at Scale
ModelWorld 2015 showcased the often "unsung heroes" of the World's display
teams - the Support Aircraft.
When out on the road, most of the
Worlds aerobatic display teams have one or more support aircraft
traveling with them, especially on longer deployments or overseas tours. In
some cases, a team may have dedicated aircraft permanently assigned - which
receive special team markings - while others have standard squadron aircraft
assigned on an ad hoc basis.
The larger, often multi-engined transport
aircraft are used for carrying all the Groundcrew and equipment, as well as
spare parts, vehicles, etc. to display sites. Many teams also have a
two-seater aircraft too : These are usually flown by the Team
Manager/Commentator and may also give Press/Media Orientation Flights and
V.I.P. rides, in the back seat.
The whole display was presented on an area
of approximately 18 feet x 4.5 feet (5.8m x 1.5m) of table space. A grand total
of 87 models are on the entire display, 5 in 1/32nd scale, 15 in 1/48th scale
and the rest in 1/72nd scale. They were made by 15 of our