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

PUBLISHED: 09:43 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:05 01 June 2017

The Breitling Wingwalkers put on a show. Picture: Clive Porter

The Breitling Wingwalkers put on a show. Picture: Clive Porter

Clive Porter

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.

Pilot Wayne Fuller with a MIG 15 UTI.  Picture: Clive PorterPilot Wayne Fuller with a MIG 15 UTI. Picture: Clive Porter

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

Visitors had a go at assembling a large scale model of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress from its component parts and met serving personnel from a series of different regiments.

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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