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
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.
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.
Duxford Air Festival 2017
A North American P 51D Mustang. Picture: Clive Porter
Wayne Fidler with his MIG IS UT. Clive Porter
The mighty Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Picture: Clive Porter
An Augusta Westland Apache Mk 1 helicopter. Picture: Clive Porter
Dave and Helen Allen dressed up for the occasion. Picture: Clive Porter
This limited edition Red Arrows Aston Martin Vanquish was the prize in a raffle for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Picture: Clive Porter
Veteran former flight lieutenant Archie McInnes busy signing aviation photographs and books. He was a Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot shot down in Egypt, where he lost his left arm. Picture: Clive Porter
Aviation artist, Robin Smith with his latest book, Painted Wings. Picture: Clive Porter
Lance Corporal Haddon shows off a Jackal Mark 1 assault vehicle, to Tommy Heims. Picture: Clive Porter
The Agusta Westland Apache Mk 1. Picture: Clive Porter
Pilot Wayne Fuller with a MIG 15 UTI. Picture: Clive Porter
Aircraft lined up for the show. Picture: Clive Porter
A Boeing PT-Stearman. Picture: Clive Porter
A Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4. Picture: Clive Porter
A Boeing B-17. Picture: Clive Porter
The Canadian Noordwyn UC-64 Norseman with pilot Finn Terje.Picture: Clive Porter
The Breitling Wingwalkers put on a show. Picture: Clive Porter
For more see www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford
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