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Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford

 

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford. Photo by Brian Hewitt

 

A new event at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford for 2011. Sally B and Friends, an event celebrating Sally B's long association with Duxford, also it was a way to thank all the supporters of Sally B.

Sunday July 31st arrived and with it some nice summer weather which for any flying is a must. Several of Duxford's resident aircraft graced the flightline, with other visiting aircraft arriving from around the country.

During the afternoon visitors were treated to some precision flying and aerobatics. Sally B was the star of the show and flew no less than three times, with a Spitfire and Mustang and later with a Dakota, a Beech 18 and a Beechcraft Staggerwing. Finally with the SWIP Team in their Twisters. Also flying were a Fiat G.46 and the T-28 Fennec and the only modern aircraft there today, the Extra 330SC flown by Mark Jefferies with his usual stunning aerobatic display.

Elly Sallingboe really pulled the stops out for this one and with the support of other operators and owners and her own dedicated team, and finally a big thank you to all the people who attended the event and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford for hosting the show.

 

A few notes for your diary

D-Day Anniversary Air Show - 24 & 25 May 2014

Flying Legends - 12th & 13th July 2014

The Duxford Air Show - 13th & 14th September 2014

 

For the Duxford Imperial War Museum section

Duxford Imperial War Museum website

 

Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford - Sunday 31st July 2011

 

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Formation flight at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
North American T-28A Fennec G-TROY/517692 (cn 174-545) at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
North American P-51D-25 Mustang G-BTCD 44-73419 Ferocious Frankie at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Display at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) N147DC/L4/2100884/D (cn 19347) at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Beech H18 Tri-Gear N663TB (cn BA-663) at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Beech YC-43 (D17S) N295BS/39-139 (cn 295) at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Sally B and SWIP Team Twisters at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb G-MKVB BM597 (JH-C) at the Sally B and Friends Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford

Images courtesy of Brian Hewitt