Delight at Imperial War Museum Duxford as 22,000 visitors head to air festival

PUBLISHED: 18:56 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:56 01 June 2017

Helicopter combat displays at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Helicopter combat displays at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

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More than 22,000 visitors headed to the Imperial War Museum Duxford over the bank holiday weekend for some family-friendly fun across the museum and in the skies.

Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKDuxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

First World War aerial combat demonstration at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKFirst World War aerial combat demonstration at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Breitling Wingwalkers at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKBreitling Wingwalkers at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Spitfires at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKSpitfires at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

The Duxford Air Festival included air displays, re-enactments from the Dawn Patrol and Ranger Re-enactments living history groups, and there was plenty to see and do on both Saturday and Sunday.

Crowds enjoy the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKCrowds enjoy the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKDuxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKDuxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKDuxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Visitors had a go at assembling a large 1/8 model of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress from its component parts and met serving personnel from the Parachute

Spitfires at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKSpitfires at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Regiment, the 7th (Parachute) Regiment Horse Artillery, 13 Air Assault Support Regiment Royal Logistics Corp and the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles.

Wingwalkers at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKWingwalkers at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKDuxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Pilots enjoy a break at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKPilots enjoy a break at the Duxford IWM air show 2017. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

The flying display included the opening act of the American Rockwell OV-10B Bronco, the rip-roaring Eurofighter Typhoon, the Breitling Wingwalkers, a pair of Mark I Supermarine Spitfires and The Great War Display Team, flying replica First World War aircraft and portraying the early days of combat flying during the Great War.

For more see www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

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