Duxford Summer Air Show 2023

Image courtesy of Rik Kirk

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In June 2023 the IWI at Duxford celebrated 50 years of Airshows, this was the first full show for 2023 at Duxford, which was around four hours of flying. for a change it was a lovely sunny weekend, which really brought the crowds out, but with some strong winds on Sunday which stopped some of the lighter aircraft flying.

An unusual visitor was the A-400M Atlas from RAF Brize Norton which carried out several passes.

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Below we showcase some of the aircraft displaying over the weekend, starting with the Flying Fortress, Sally B teamed up with the P-47 Thunderbolt.

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More modern aircraft were Team Raven with their Vans RV8s, a very popular team carrying out many different maneuvers, also Rich Goodwin in his Pitts S-2S Special.

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Other aircraft appearing include the pairing of the Spitfire PRX1 and the Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, the Chipmunk and Buldog pair, the Strikemaster pair, and the Beech Staggerwing pair.

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Older aircraft included the Corsair and Grumman Bearcat, Spitfires and an odd Hurricane.

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To add a touch of older aircraft was the great War Display Team, with some of their replica aircraft including a mixture of British and German aircraft with superb flying and their amazing pyrotechnic display.

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Finally a few close ups, one of the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers, and the Vampire FB52.

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A thoroughly enjoyable weekend with masses of flying coupled with all exhibitions and ground attractions.only to be found at Duxford.

All images courtesy of Rik Kirk.