Is this the perfect way to spend a wedding anniversary? Aviation mad couple enjoy Scampton Airshow to celebrate 50 years of marriage

A husband and wife have travelled more than 100 miles to enjoy the roaring sounds of the aircraft at RAF Scampton.

Kath, 72, and Jim Lloyd, 75, were treated to the weekend of displays by their children as part of their golden wedding anniversary celebrations.

The couple marked 50 years of marriage on August 9, but the Scampton Airshow was the “icing on the cake” for them.

The pair arrived in Lincoln yesterday, Friday, September 8 for a weekend of fun at the airshow – in particular, seeing the Red Arrows.

And self-confessed aviation mad Kath, was not being put off by the rain.

“Put me and fast, noisy planes together and you can’t go wrong,” she told Lincolnshire Live.

“I don’t know all the technicalities. Big and noisy does it for me.”

And Kath even has her ringtone set to Red Leader.

Showing her enthusiasm and how aviation mad she was, Kath could not help but be distracted by aircraft during her interview with Lincolnshire Live.

She added: “It’s brilliant here, even if it is cold. It’s a fabulous place – so big.”

The couple have only been to Lincolnshire briefly before but have enjoyed their trip so far after venturing up Steep Hill and visiting the cathedral.

Jim added: “This is the icing on the cake for our wedding anniversary [going to the airshow].”

And they even got to bag seats in a prime location on the grand stand – right next to where the Red Arrows Hawk Jets were lined up.

“The Red Arrows have been our highlight, but all of it has been great,” they both said.

Only four carried out the flying display in the afternoon due to technical problems.

“It did not bother us,” said Kath. “Because we’ve seen them going in and out to other places.

“You can’t be messing about with safety.”

Speaking of Lincolnshire, she said: “It’s beautiful and a lovely area.”

After watching the final day of the airshow tomorrow, Sunday, September 10, the couple will head to Cambridge for a couple of nights away to add to their celebrations.

Kath and Jim met at a dancing school when Kath was just 15 and Jim was 18 – and they’ve never looked back.

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