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In pictures: Flying high at IWM Duxford as air show returns



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The first air show of the season attracted sizeable crowds to the Imperial War Museum Duxford last weekend (June 18-19).

IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell

Unfortunately, the inclement weather did not help proceedings, and on the Saturday certain flights and displays – such as that of the Lancaster Bomber and the AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers – had to be cancelled, but there was still much to enjoy, including a flypast from the famed Red Arrows and jaw-dropping aerial displays from Team Raven and The Blades.

IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell

Adam Kendall, head of commercial services at IWM Duxford, said: “We were thrilled to see the crowds back at Duxford over the weekend to see plenty of flying action from acts old and new, and we’d like to thank visitors for making the most of the changeable weather conditions as we saw record-breaking heat on Friday before a change on Saturday.

“Sunday returned sunny spells and we’re delighted so many families chose to celebrate Father’s Day with us. We’ll enjoy the successes of this weekend and then it’s straight to looking ahead to September and the Battle of Britain Air Show, which will be an event to remember as well.”

IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell
IWM Duxford Summer Air Show. Picture: Keith Heppell

Ahead of the air show on Sunday morning, there was a minor incident with a 1930s de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane, in which it suffered a mechanical fault upon landing.

The pilot acted swiftly and safely to rectify the issue. None of the individuals on board was injured and the incident was immediately dealt with by the on-site emergency services. Everything was resolved and the flying programme began as planned at 1.15pm.

Find out more about what’s coming up at IWM Duxford at iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford.

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