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Duxford Spring Air Show

 

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009. Photo by Ian Bracegirdle

 

Duxford's Spring Air Show held every year during May is the season's opening air show. The Duxford Spring Air Show includes sensational aerial displays from historic aircraft, through to more modern aircraft from the RAF. There are plenty of activities to join in throughout the airfield which are suitable for all ages, also stalls and refreshments and as usual the museum hangars at Duxford are open for viewing too.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Duxford Spring Air Show 2013 - Sunday 26th May 2013

 

Duxford's first display of the season and with fantastic weather what more could you wish for. The theme of this year's Spring Air Show was the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the United States Air Force in Great Britain. To this end the Eagle Squadron were in evidence at Duxford. Opening the show was WWII veteran Bud Anderson flying in the Mustang Miss Velma with Dan Friedkin, Bud at 91 years old, an icon of the aviation world, flew the Mustang during the Second World War. Shortly after this flight the Eagle Squadron were in action gracing Duxford's skies with the Mustang, Spitfire, Hurricane and Thunderbolt, the aircraft carried out a flypast with B-17 Sally B before performing four-ship passes and then breaking off into pairs for some loops and rolls. As usual Duxford's resident aircraft were out in force with displays by a pair of P-40s followed by a pair of Harvards and a Stearman. The Lysander over from Old Warden was a welcome visitor to Duxford with its demonstration of low speed handling.

 

North American Aviation P-51D-25NT Mustang N251RJ 44-84847 (CY-D) Miss Velma at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Bud Anderson and Dan Friedkin at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

North American Aviation P-51D-25NT Mustang N251RJ 44-84847 (CY-D) Miss Velma

Bud Anderson and Dan Friedkin

 

 

As usual the ever popular aircraft from the Battle of Britain Display made an appearance, the Lancaster, Spitfire and the newly painted Hurricane. A welcome change was the Hunter T7 up from North Weald, one of only two vintage jets at the display.

Also of note were the fast moving aerobatics by the Trig Team and the RV8tors. And old favourite and another resident at Duxford is Golden Apple's Sabre, back in the air after a long period of maintenance. Slowing things down now, some of the most sedate aircraft on the day were the pair of L4 Cubs, once again demonstrating the low speed handling of these small aircraft.

 

The Eagle Squadron pilots, left to right - Dan Friedkin, Paul Bonhomme, Steve Hinton and Ed Shipley at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
The Eagle Squadron at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

The Eagle Squadron pilots, left to right - Dan Friedkin, Paul Bonhomme, Steve Hinton and Ed Shipley

The Eagle Squadron

 

 

Images courtesy of Bruce Martin and Chris Cannon

 

A fitting end to an excellent show was the flypast by the RAF Red Arrows in formation with the Eagle Squadron, followed by the classic nine-ship display by the Red Arrows closing the show.

 

Review by Chris Cannon

 

 

 

 

Short S-312 Tucano T1 ZF239/RA-F (cn S041/T39) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 G-CGUK/X4650/KL-A (cn 6S-75531) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Hawker Hurricane Mk1 G-CGTK/P3886/UF-K (cn CCF/41H/8020) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Supermarine Spitfire at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
North American Aviation P-51C-10-NT Mustang N487FS Princess Elizabeth at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Republic P-47G Thunderbolt 225068 G-CDVX/WZ-D Snafu at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 124485 G-BEDF Sally B at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk G-CDWH/284 (cn 16073) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Noorduyn AT-16 Harvard IIB G-BTXI/FE695/94 (cn 14-429) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Avro Lancaster Mk I DV385 KC-A Thumper Mk III at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) N147DC/2100884/L4-D (cn 19347) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
North American F-86A Sabre G-SABR/8178/FU-178 (cn 151-43547) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

Images courtesy of Bob Franklin

 

Hawker Hunter at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
The Eagle Squadron - North American Aviation P-51C-10-NT Mustang N487FS Princess Elizabeth and Republic P-47G Thunderbolt 225068 G-CDVX/WZ-D Snafu at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
The Eagle Squadron - Hurricane, Spitfire, Mustang and Thunderbolt at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Westland Lysander Mk IIIA Y1536 G-AZWT/V9367/MA-B at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Supermarine Spitfire Mk PRXIX PS915 The Last at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Hurricane Mk IIC HW840 EG-S at Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

Images courtesy of Bruce Martin

 

 

Duxford Spring Air Show 2011 - Sunday 22nd May 2011

 

Curtiss P-40B Warhawk G-CDWH/284 (cn 16073) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011

The first air show of the 2011 season was the Duxford Spring Air Show, celebrating women in aviation. A broad spectrum of aircraft and pilots were covered, but unfortunately due to the ever increasing wind, some of the lighter aircraft were not able to take to the skies. Carolyn Grace in Spitfire Mk IX ML407 and Anna Walker in Kennet’s Seafire Mk XVII SX336 carried out a flypast with both aircraft before doing their own displays. Some of the smaller aircraft were also flown by lady pilots, including Polly Vacher in her Piper Dakota, Diana Britten in the CAP-232 and Tizi Hodson in the Slingsby T-67 firefly. At the other end of the spectrum was the fast moving display by Flt Lt Juliette (Jules) Fleming in the RAF T1 Hawk.

Some of the faster aircraft included Dan Griffith flying the Gloster Meteor NF.11 and Cliff Spink in the F-86A Sabre. Two superb displays from two classic 1950s jets. Other displays including The Breitling Wingwalkers, Catalina and Tucano, as well as Duxford based fighters such as the Spitfire, Mustang and Buchon.

A mix and match air show which gave good value for money, with the added polished voice of Ben Dunnell, giving just enough information to keep everybody interested.

 

Short S-312 Tucano T1 ZF378/MP-W (cn S121/T92) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Gloster Meteor NF.11 G-LOSM/WM167 (cn S4/U/2342) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Vans RV-8 G-RVMZ/80853 (cn PFA 303-13395) and G-HILZ (cn PFA 303-14471) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Hawker Sea Fury T20 VX281/120/VL (cn ES3615) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Hawker Sea Fury T20 VX281/120/VL (cn ES3615) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Slingsby T-67M Firefly Mk2 G-BUUF (cn 2116) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Piper PA-28-236 Dakota G-FRGN (cn 2811046) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Breitling Wingwalker at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Breitling Wingwalkers duo at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
North American F-86A Sabre G-SABR/8178/FU-178 (cn 151-43547) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Westland Lynx of the Black Cats Display Team at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011
Black Cats Display Team at Duxford Spring Air Show 2011

Images courtesy of Bob Franklin

 

 

 

 

Duxford Spring Air Show 2010 - Sunday 16th May 2010

 

Bristol F-2B Fighter 7575 G-AEPH/D8096/D and Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A replica PFA 020-10931 G-BMDB/F235/B at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

Following the successful Battle of Britain Memorial event the previous day, the weather conditions were cloudy and overcast but the rain held off almost until the end of the afternoon. The Battle of Britain Flight were much in evidence, with a lot of their personnel on hand to meet the public and also a pair of Spitfires, a pair of Hurricanes, a Chipmunk and a Dakota.

Aircraft participating in the flying display were a Hurricane and Spitfire pair, a three-ship formation of Hurricanes, B-17 Sally B, Sea Fury, Harvard, Mustang, Chipmunk pair and a Dragon Rapide, Hawker Nimrod, The Black Cats and formation flypasts by the Golden Apple F-86 Sabre and Hawker Hunter Miss Demeanour. Over all the air show was well supported and for the first major air show of the season, a good effort by the organisers.

 

Review by Chris Cannon

 

 

 

 

Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 ZH590 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Siddeley Hawk T1A (HS-1182) 048/312048 XX201 and British Aerospace Hawk T1A 099/312099 XX263 - 4 FTS, 50 years 2010 RAF Hawk display at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1 BH120/295 G-SIJW/XX630/5 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb G-MKVB BM597 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Gloster Gladiator (Gloster SS.37) II G-GLAD/N5903 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
de Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth II 85340 G-MOTH/K-2567 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA G-AWIJ P7350 pilot at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B/Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Cambridge Aero Club Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 200 (Type EA-200) 1039 G-GLOC, Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S9642 G-SHWK, 172S8318 G-UFCB and 172S8985 G-HERC at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc LF363 pilot at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Hurricane Mk I G-HUPW R4118, Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc LF363 and Hawker Hurricane Mk XII G-HURI Z5140 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Hunter F58A HABL-003115 G-PSST Miss Demeanour at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Nimrod II G-BURZ 41H/59890 K3661/562 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Westland Sea King HAR3A WA1009 ZH543/X at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Westland Sea King HAR3A WA1009 ZH543/X performing a search and rescue demonstration at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Percival P.66 Pembroke C.1 G-BNPH WV740 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Supermarine Spitfire Mk LFIXe MK356 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Sea Fury 41H/636070 WG655 GN-910 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk pair and de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide 6517 G-AGJG Scottish Airways Ltd at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
P-51D-25NT Mustang N251RJ 44-84847 Miss Velma at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Noorduyn AT-16 Harvard IIB 14-429 G-BTXI/FE695/94 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 C1/0536 WG486/G at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Royal Navy Black Cats Display Team - Westland WG-13 Lynx 145 XZ697/641 and 248 ZD250/630 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Hunter F58A HABL-003115 G-PSST Miss Demeanour and North American F-86A Sabre 8178/FU-178 151-43547/G-SABR at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

Images courtesy of Ross Cannon

 

 

Bristol F-2B Fighter 7575 G-AEPH/D8096/D at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Short S-312 Tucano T1 S098/T69 ZF317/QJ-F at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

Bristol F-2B Fighter 7575 G-AEPH/D8096/D at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

Short S-312 Tucano T1 S098/T69 ZF317/QJ-F at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

 

 

Grob G-115E Tutor T1 82174/E G-BYXN at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A replica PFA 020-10931 G-BMDB/F235/B at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Bristol F-2B Fighter 7575 G-AEPH/D8096/D and Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A replica PFA 020-10931 G-BMDB/F235/B at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Nimrod II G-BURZ 41H/59890 K3661/562 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc G-AMAU PZ865 (JX-E) - The Last of the Many at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Bristol F-2B Fighter 7575 G-AEPH/D8096/D and Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A replica PFA 020-10931 G-BMDB/F235/B at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

Images courtesy of Bob Franklin

 

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B/Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Bristol F-2B Fighter 7575 G-AEPH/D8096/D at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
World War II aircraft in Duxford Spring Air Show 2010 line up at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawker Nimrod II G-BURZ 41H/59890 K3661/562 being started up at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Plane Sailing Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina G-PBYA formerly C-FNJF engines at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Hawk pilot at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B engines starting up at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
North American Aviation Mustangs landing at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Short S-312 Tucano T1 S098/T69 ZF317/QJ-F taxiing at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Black Cats Westland Lynx pair at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Royal Navy Black Cats Display Team at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat (G-58) G-RUMM/121714/B (cn D.1088) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2010

Images courtesy of Chris Cannon - Stills taken from footage

 

 

 

 

Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event - Saturday 15th May 2010

 

Wing Commander Ian Laing at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event

A normal opening day for Duxford Airfield, with an added bonus for the visitors. This World War II fighter base once again reverberated to the sound of Merlin engines, as four Hurricanes closely followed by two Spitfires overflew the airfield before landing. This is probably the first time for many years four Hurricanes have actually been in a formation overhead Duxford.

The aircraft taking part were HAC's Z5140, Peter Vacher's R4118 and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's LF363 and PZ863. Also from The Battle of Britain Flight was one of their uniquely painted Chipmunks and also the Dakota arrived later in the day. Unfortunately due to a strong crosswind the Lancaster was unable to land, but gave the public several spirited flypasts before returning to Coningsby. During the day, members of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight were on hand to talk to visitors at Duxford and also World War II veterans were joining in the activities. Other events included a demonstration with RAF equipment, Air Cadets marching and the RAF band playing. The finale of the afternoon was a flypast by The Battle of Britain Flight's Spitfire and Hurricane, as the standard was being lowered on the parade ground.

 

Hawker Hurricane LF363 Mk IIc (YB-W) at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc G-AMAU PZ865 (JX-E) - The Last of the Many at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk WG486 at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX G-CCCA IAC-161 formerly PV202 (QV-I) at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA G-AWIJ P7350 (QJ-K) at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
BAE Hawk T.1 XX263/263 - 4 FTS at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Short S-312 Tucano T1 S023/T23 ZF171/LZ-R at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Short S-312 Tucano T1 S098/T69 ZF317/QJ-F at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 ZH590 at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Wing Commander Ian Laing at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
BAE Hawk T.1 XX201 - 4 FTS at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event
Douglas C47 Dakota DC-3 ZA947 at Duxford Battle of Britain Memorial Event

Images courtesy of Bob Franklin

 

 

Duxford Spring Air Show 2009 - Sunday 17th May 2009

 

Plane Sailing Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina G-PBYA formerly C-FNJF at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009

Duxford's first air show of the season got off to a windy, wet and overcast start. Looking at the weather conditions it seemed unlikely that there was going to be much flying.

With most of the public taking a look around the hangars to escape the wind and wet, the normally busy exhibitions and displays outside were unnaturally quiet. By the middle of the day things started to improve, but sadly The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and The Tiger Moth Display Team cancelled due to weather conditions.

 

Royal Air Force BAE Systems Hawk in line up at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Royal Air Force BAE Systems Hawk at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing Chinook at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth 7050 G-ACMN X9381 and de Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth 8105 G-AELO at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX G-IXCC PL344 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing AH-64 Apache at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Plane Sailing Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina G-PBYA formerly C-FNJF at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Plane Sailing Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina G-PBYA formerly C-FNJF at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing Chinook at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) and classic car at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Royal Air Force BAE Systems Hawk T1 XX245 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX G-IXCC PL344 and Mk IX G-ASJV MH434 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus III Moth G-EBLV at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009

Images courtesy of Bob Franklin

 

The best of British air show with some of the aircraft taking part described below, included modern aircraft such as the Typhoon and Hawk, through to the ever popular display by the Chinook adding a contrast to the slower moving piston aircraft of Duxford.

A very special visitor to Duxford from RAF Brize Norton was a 101 Squadron VC10 tanker aircraft. This particular aircraft XV109 has been in service with the RAF for over forty years and the type is due to go out of service in the next few years.

 

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Titan Airways BAe 146-200QC E2119 G-ZAPN at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander 523 G-OBNL at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander 498 G-ECZA at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander 523 G-OBNL and 498 G-ECZA at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Plane Sailing Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina G-PBYA formerly C-FNJF at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Plane Sailing Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina G-PBYA formerly C-FNJF at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing Chinook at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing Chinook at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk C1/0312 G-BXDI WD373/12 and C1/0361 G-BYHL WG308 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Extra Flugzeugbau EA-300SC SC008 G-IIHI at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Folland Gnat T1 FL519 G-TIMM/XS111 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Folland Gnat T1 FL549 G-RORI/XR538 and FL519 G-TIMM/XS111 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Royal Air Force BAE Systems Hawk T1 XX245 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX G-IXCC PL344 and Mk IX G-ASJV MH434 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Eurofighter Typhoon at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Eurofighter Typhoon at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Vickers VC10 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Royal Navy Westland Wasp HAS1 G-KAXT XT787 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009

Images courtesy of Bruce Martin

 

Another favourite with the crowds is the B-17 Sally B, displaying here for the first time for over a year. Among the more modern, larger aircraft was the BAe 146 sporting a smart colour scheme from Titan Airways. Other larger aircraft were the Britten-Norman Islanders, Plain Sailing's Catalina and the Mitchell B-25 flown by John Romain.

Some of the smaller aircraft included a pair of Foland Gnats from The Gnat Display Team, which brightened things up with their RAF training and Red Arrows colour schemes.

 

Gloster Gladiator (Gloster SS.37) II G-GLAD N5903 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American Aviation P-51D-25NA Mustang G-BTCD 44-73419 Ferocious Frankie at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat G-BTCC N100TF 1733 Bu 40467 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Hawker Hurricane Mk XII G-HURI Z5140 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Supermarine Spitfire props at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Supermarine Spitfire Tr Mk IX G-LFIX ML407 The Grace Spitfire at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth II 82845 G-APAO R4922 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress 44-85784 G-BEDF Sally B Memphis Belle at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
North American B-25D-30NC Mitchell 00-23644 43-3318/VO B Grumpy at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Titan Airways BAe 146-200QC E2119 G-ZAPN at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Extra Flugzeugbau EA-300SC SC008 G-IIHI at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Marganski Swift S-1 Glider 110 G-IZII, Silence SA-180 Twister and Piper PA-25 Pawnee G-BDPJ at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Marganski Swift S-1 Glider 110 G-IZII at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Red Bull Matador Sukhoi SU-26M2 06-07 G-IIIS at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus III Moth G-EBLV and Blackburn B-2 G-AEBJ at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009
Vickers VC10 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2009

Images courtesy of Ian Bracegirdle

 

Slowing things down Charlie Brown and Howard Cook put on a well coordinated display with a pair of Chipmunks. Coming bang up to date, Mark Jefferies (the several times British Aerobatic Champion) put on a stunning display with his Extra EA-330.

For pure nostalgia, the sound of Merlin engines from a pair of Duxford based Spitfires displaying over this World War II fighter base reverberated around the hangars as the weather once again closed in.

 

Review by Chris Cannon

 

 

 

 

Duxford Spring Air Show 2008 - Sunday 18th May 2008

 

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008

Duxford Spring Air Show 2008, as usual a mix of mainly vintage aircraft with just a touch of new types thrown in for good measure. It's surprising what a fast moving Typhoon does to your ears after the dulcet tones of Merlins and big radial engines. With the usual appearance of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane and the classic pairing of Kennet's Seafire from North Weald and The Royal Navy Historic Flight's Sea Hawk, and a leisurely flypast by the Chipmunk pair with the Rapide, two more aircraft from the de Havilland stable.

 

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide 6676 G-AIYR/HG691 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth DF 112 G-ANRM at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc LF363, Avro Lancaster Mk BI PA474 The phantom of the Ruhr and Supermarine Spitfire Mk PRXIX PS915 The Last at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Avro Lancaster Mk BI PA474 The phantom of the Ruhr at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Avro Lancaster Mk BI PA474 The phantom of the Ruhr at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat G-RUMM N700HL 1088 Bu 121714 (210-B) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Percival Pembroke C.1 G-BNPH/WV740 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Hawker Nimrod II 41H/59890 G-BURZ/K3661 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
BAE Systems Hawk T1 XX325 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FGID/KD345 N8297 3111 Bu 88297 (130-A) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA 6 WV908 and Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII G-KASX SX336 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII G-KASX SX336 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008

 

Other aircraft performing were Duxford based Spitfires, the Corsair and the Bearcat. The Guinot Wingwalkers also made an appearance with their young ladies carrying out synchronised acrobatics, and of course Duxford wouldn't be the same without the noise and smoke from Golden Apple's vintage Sabre.

 

Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII G-KASX SX336 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA 6 WV908 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Team Guinot at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Team Guinot at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Eurofighter Typhoon F2 BZ ZJ911 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 G-BXDI/WD373, T.10 G-BXCV/WP929 and de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide 6517 G-AGJG at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
North American F-86A Sabre G-SABR/FU-178 48-178 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Supermarine Spitfire Tr Mk IX G-LFIX ML407 The Grace Spitfire, Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX G-ASJV MH434 and Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb G-MKVB BM597 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Supermarine Spitfire Tr Mk IX G-LFIX ML407 The Grace Spitfire and Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb G-MKVB BM597 at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Nord 1002 Pingouin II 274 G-ETME/KG+EM (German designed and license-built Messerschmitt Bf 108B Taifun) at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008
Boeing-Stearman Model 75 6136 G-BRUJ at Duxford Spring Air Show 2008

Images courtesy of Bruce Martin

 

With reasonable weather conditions once again visitors to Duxford were treated to a lively and entertaining day out.