" 1970's German Starfighter display team low-flying over the crowd with full afterburn"
Was that the German Navy two-man team? The Vikings? Saw them at Yeovilton during the height of the Falklands problem and they really pulled the stops out.....opposition passes at ground level at near-supersonic speed right in front of the crowd. Visible shock waves streaming off the aircraft and into the crowd................yikes. Best air display I ever saw - all the performers appeared to be doing something "special" because of what was happening down south