Dawlish 2009 DVD Cover

Dawlish 2009 DVD Cover

Produced by Planes TV; Available from Planes TV priced £9.99

The Dawlish Carnival Airshow is one of the most unique shows on the display calendar. While it’s not quite as big  as a venue like Bournemouth, it’s topography makes for some spectacular views of the flying displays which Planes TV take full advantage of.

Despite have much fewer displays than other shows, the quality of the acts is superb with strong support from the UK military. The USAF even get in on the act with the KC-135R Stratotanker. Historic flying is represented by Kennet Aviation’s Westland Wasp and Sly Blue’s Hawker Hunter FGA9. Visually, the rotary acts provide the best filming material staying low allowing the dramatic coastal scenery to be caught in the backdrop from the high vantage point. However, the highlight of the production is the formation of the Vulcan and the Red Arrows.

This is quite a short production and lacks the interactive portions of other Planes TV productions which is a little disappointing as you get the feeling they would be equally impressive as that shot from the ground.