As Flyingraphics.com make preparations for the quickly approaching Air Show season we reflect on shows gone by and how from humble beginnings we have expanded as a company and grown the Flyingraphics.com brand name. It all started two years ago when Tom asked me my opinion on some graphic aviation images he intended to produce as artwork to hang on the wall, I loved the images but suggested, “ Wouldn't they look great printed onto T shirts...” with those few words Flyingraphics.com was born.
We remember our first show, which was at Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets day at the end of May 2014, with just 5 designs and with some trepidation we set up shop. Who was to know how warmly we would be received by the attending aviation enthusiasts, with nothing but positive comments and words of encouragement, we seemed to have filled a void in the market and satisfied a genuine need, with our unique designs printed on quality shirts.
Two years down the line and quite a few more shows behind us, we now have 31 exciting and unique designs in our stable https://www.flyingraphics.com/collections/tshirts with more to follow this year.
We also have a brand new product, PIXAERO prints. Beautifully photographed, gallery quality prints available in four different mediums, taken by both professional and amateur aviation photographers, to be admired and hung on your wall. More details and to view click on https://www.flyingraphics.com/collections/pixaero
Flyingraphics also have a new look stall which we hope you will enjoy and take some time to visit and browse and hopefully making your buying experience a pleasurable one. We will also have a promotional video presentation of PIXAERO prints, where you can view some of the images available to buy on-line.
Flyingraphics' first of many shows of 2016 is Abingdon Air & Country Show
www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk on the 1st May 2016, we are really looking forward to this first show and the organisers have kindly provided some information below, so we hope to see you there ?
May 1st sees the 17th Annual Abingdon Air & Country Show,an excellent all round value for money event which supports the local Thames Valley Air Ambulance
The show is put together over a 9 month period by a 7-person all volunteer Organising Committee headed by the Main Event Organiser,Mr Neil Porter
The committee come from a wide range of walks of life including grounds maintenance,postman and bus driver
Among the attractions for this year it is hoped to include the following;-
Ground Exhibits to include: World War Two Re-enactors, Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team, Classic / Vintage Vehicles / Motorbikes, Crafts Marquee, ‘Radio Days’ live music, Hawkwalk Falconry Demonstration, Various Trade Stalls, 2 Flight Simulators, DeHavilland Sea Vixen cockpit, Viv ‘O’ Gara Irish Dancing, Hot Air Balloon x1 – Oxford Balloon Company, Hot Air Balloon x2 – RAF Halton Hot Air Balloon Club, Classic Jets Radio Controlled Model flying club, Doctor Who Daleks & ‘friends’, Russian T55,Saurer Schutzenpanzer 4k4fa Austrian armoured carrier,Vickers Armstrong FV432 + Diesel CVRT Scorpion for rides (subject to terrain course inspection), Oxfordshire Rock Choir, Cornocopia (Appalation Clog dancers), Greg Pullum – Blues & Boogie singer, Huskys in need, OXSAR & Bucks search & rescue dogs demonstration, Thames Valley Police Mounted Division (Horses), Williams Grand Prix Formula One static car, Adventure 001 Pleasure Flights in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter, Army 202 Field Squadron Medical Hospital, Army 7th Rifles stand with Gazelle.
Static Aircraft (up to around 60+ varying types): Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, YAK52 x2, Chipmunks, Bulldogs, Cessna 172, Boeing Stearman, Auster (Historic Army Flight), T6 Texan, Grumman AA5, EV-97, Helio Courier, PA28, Vans RV9, Piper Cubs, SF260 Marchetti, Airtourer, DR400, Spitfire Mk26B, DH82 Tiger Moth, Auster J/1, Beaver (Army Historic Flight), Pitts S-1S, Skyvan, RAF Chinook helicopter tbc, RAF Puma helicopter tbc, RAF Tutor (OUAS), RAF Vigilant (based 612VGS), Belgian Air Force NH90 helicopter, Westland Wessex helicopter.
Flying Display Aircraft: P40 Kittyhawk, Bristol Blenheim bomber, Silence Twister solo, Pitts Special, Yakolev Yak3 UM, Calidus Autogyro, Auster, Percival (piston) Provost, Wasp Helicopter, Jump4Heroes Parachute Display Team, Historic Army Flying Sioux & Scout helicopters, PBY5A Catalina, RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, Hurricane, Curtis Wright Travel Air & Miles Messenger. Apart from the BBMF Spitfire & Hurricane, all others will be on static display. Possible RAF Transport / or Tanker aircraft in some form from RAF Brize Norton tbc
Advance Prices are to remain at previous years pricing: Adult, £12, OAP £8, Children 5-15yrs £4, Under 5s Free