The Tiger Club’s Turbulent Display Team is one of the longest-established flying display teams in the world.
Since 1959, the Turbs have been an integral part of the Tiger Club’s famously colourful contribution to light aviation, during which time the team has brought the excitement of its energetic and flamboyant low-level displays to audiences at hundreds of airshows and events at home and abroad.
The team display in their colourful French designed Druine D.31 Turbulent aircraft.
The display aircraft are French designed Druine D.31 Turbulent aircraft. They are single-seat aircraft powered by a 1600cc engine, weighing around 350lbs empty, and with a wingspan of just a little over 21ft. The five Turbulents include: G-ARGZ, G-ARMZ, G-APVZ, G-ARBZ, and G-ARNZ.
The display includes bursting balloons and dropping flour bombs onto a target.
Alan Garside - Team Leader
Julie Garside - Team Manager
Glyn Richards - Display Leader
Richard Pearson - Display Leader
Mike Kemp - Display Leader
Jon Bastin - Display Pilot
Colyn Randall - Display Pilot
Jonathan Wilkins - Display Pilot
Alan Fuller - Head of Ground Crew
Sam Williams - Ground Crew
Mike Le'mmon - Ground Crew
Max - Mascot (Dog)