Duxford’s Meet The Fighters weekend leaves visitors flying high
- Credit: IWM
Thousands of visitors enjoyed a thrilling weekend at IWM Duxford for their Meet The Fighters Air Show.
Organisers transported spectators back in their commemoration of the the 80th anniversaries of the formation of Fighter Command and the first flight of the Spitfire with a display which showcased the speed and agility of historic fighter aircraft.
Other activities and attractions included the chance to see a cutting-edge Boeing Insitu ScanEagle, displayed in the American Air Museum by permission of Boeing.
There were living history groups representing the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and talks by Col Richard Graham about flying the SR-71 Blackbird next to the aircraft he flew – which is on display in the American Air Museum.
The Bluebird Belles, Pete Wayre and the RAF Wyton Band provided musical entertainment.
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IWM Duxford’s Esther Blaine said: “Up to 25,000 visitors enjoyed the weekend.
“On Saturday there were inclement conditions to deal with which meant our full flying programme couldn’t go ahead, but there were lots of land activities taking place.
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“On Sunday our full flying programme went ahead in the glorious sunshine and everyone had a lovely day.”