Having flown a display over the promenade at Rhyl last weekend where there was a crowd of over 50,000 this weekend it’s IWM Duxford and The Duxford Air Show on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September
I’ll be in the Extra 330sc this time although I have good memories of flying YAKs there – I’m looking forward to it (and not only because its only a few minutes from Little Gransden!) as The Duxford Air Show often features an amazing array of air displays including the legendary historic aircraft to aerobatics from yours-truly and on Saturday there will be a Boeing 747-8F, the largest freighter aircraft on the British register, doing a couple of flypasts which will be quite a sight for all the fans who line the flight path in their thousands. The Patrouille de France are here on both days and always put on a good show with Red Arrows in on Sunday to show them how it’s done ;-).
Duxford is full of aviation history and it wouldn’t be the same without the sound of Merlins – apparently there will be seven Spitfires up with a Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf 109) and a Hawker Hurricane.
IWM Duxford will be open from 8am to 6pm. The flying display starts at 2pm and finish at approximately 5.30pm – here’s a list of the aircraft due to display (pending weather and serviceability as always)
B-17 Flying Fortress – Sally B
Hispano Buchon (Messerschmitt Bf109)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
Tucano (Sunday only)
Sea King (Sunday only)
Extra 330SC presented by Abarth Cars UK
Aerostars (Saturday only)
Piper Cub doing a trailer top landing
T-28 Fennec (Sunday only)
CT-133 Silver Star
Cosmic Wind (Saturday only)