Thousands enjoy spectacular displays at this year’s Duxford Flying Legends Air Show

PUBLISHED: 09:52 10 July 2017

Thousands enjoyed the annual air show at IWM Duxford last weekend. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

Thousands enjoyed the annual air show at IWM Duxford last weekend. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

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More than 15,000 visitors from across the globe descended on IWM Duxford over the weekend for another spectacular flying show.

Thousands enjoyed the annual air show at IWM Duxford last weekend. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKThousands enjoyed the annual air show at IWM Duxford last weekend. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

The Flying Legends Air Show, which this year celebrated the site’s 100th anniversary, saw stunning displays featuring the likes of a Grumman Bearcat and her sister, the Wildcat, as well as a de Havilland Comet.

A Hawker Sea Fury also took to the skies alongside a Supermarine Spitfire, Bristol Blenheim and three P-51 Mustangs.

Visitors also got the chance to see the Red Arrows perform, browse a Vintage Village, and even meet veteran Second World War German fighter pilot, Eric Brunotte, who flew more than 560 duties.

The site’s extensive museum was also open over the weekend, which welcomed groups including the 42nd Field Hospital and Screaming Eagles history group, representing different personnel from the war.

Thousands enjoyed the annual air show at IWM Duxford last weekend. Picture: JAMIE PLUCKThousands enjoyed the annual air show at IWM Duxford last weekend. Picture: JAMIE PLUCK

In light of the site’s 100-year anniversary, visitors also enjoyed a large-scale sound sculpture – the DX17 – accumulating sounds and voices from throughout the airfield’s history.


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