5th September 2009 - The 9th Seething Airfield Charity Air Day saw about 4000 spectators take to the old WW2 airfield in Suffolk. With the poor weather and flooding of recent years, the organisers had a plan B – to put the stall holders and crowd line on the runway and fly the display acts from Tibenham. The weather gods smiled however and the Sun shone (for most of the day).
Seething was special for several reasons – First the catering is now legendary and the culinary delights in the clubhouse did not disappoint. The Swift team line-up had a shake-up too, with Mike Newman flying his first roll-on-tow display and Guy Westgate towing in the Pawnee tug. Peter Wells flew the UL-powered Twister G-RIOT. This years show was dedicated to the late Ian Davies, who helped organise many of the previous charity air days.
Particular thanks must go to Tugmaster Jim Lawn and CFI Mark Wright of Tibenham who let us practice over the airfield in Norfolk. Also to Paul Johnson who helped with driving logistics and photographed the event.