Duxford visitors given treat as replica Vickers Vimy flies in

PUBLISHED: 10:58 01 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:02 11 May 2010

VISITORS to the Imperial War Museum Duxford witnessed an exciting aviation moment yesterday when the Spirit of Brooklands , a replica of the 1917 Vickers Vimy, flew in from Oxford, staging a short aerial display before landing. The Vickers Vimy flew int

VISITORS to the Imperial War Museum Duxford witnessed an exciting aviation moment yesterday when the 'Spirit of Brooklands', a replica of the 1917 Vickers Vimy, flew in from Oxford, staging a short aerial display before landing.

The Vickers Vimy flew into the history books when it flew across the Atlantic; from the UK to Capetown and from the UK to Australia. The replica Vickers Vimy has replicated all three historic flights.

It is likely that the flight to Duxford will be one of the last for the replica. It will be on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford during summer, before going on permanent static display at Brooklands Museum, Surrey.

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