Airshow pilot Lindsey Walton dies aged 84
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We are sad to report that airshow pilot and Cambridgeshire farmer Lindsey Walton died at his home on 3 April after a long illness
In the 1970s and 1980s Lindsey was a stalwart airshow performer in his Boeing Stearman, Morane-Saulnier MS.733 s, F4U-7 Corsair in French l’Aéronavale Suez campaign colours, and especially his Nord 1002 Pingouin/Messerschmitt Bf 108, painted in WWII Luftwaffe Me 109 camouflage, in which he was invariably ‘shot down’ by Allied fighters.
Historic Aircraft Association Chairman Wally Epton recalls meeting Lindsey in 1973, a chance conversation resulting in ‘shooting him down’ from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Hurricane LF363 at that year’s RAF Finningley Air Show.
“It was an encounter which grew into a deep friendship spanning 46 years,” he says. “Lindsey will be remembered for his major contribution to the UK airshow scene and for putting together such a diverse and colourful collection of warbirds on his farm.
“Lindsey’s contribution to the UK historic aircraft scene will be long remembered, and I for one will not forget the fun we had flying those aeroplanes in his collection.”