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In pictures: Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale





It was airborne thrills and spills galore at the weekend as Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale, the final flying event of the season, brought together favourite acts, old and new, for a thrilling day of aerial displays.

Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell

Aircraft that took to the skies on the day (Saturday, October 8) included the Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, the Hispano HA-112 M1L Buchon, and the North American TF-51D Mustang ‘Contrary Mary’. The event was followed on the Sunday (October 9) by the Model Aircraft Centenary.

Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell

Adam Kendall, head of commercial services at IWM Duxford, said: “Over the weekend we welcomed a total of 8,500 visitors to IWM Duxford for the Duxford Flying Finale and the Model Aircraft Centenary. These events brought another fantastic flying season to a close and we are looking forward to doing it all again in 2023.

“Some of the highlights from the weekend included the Patrouille de Suisse, who made their first appearance at IWM Duxford, the RAF Typhoon and a number of historic aircraft including Spitfires and Hurricanes.”

When leaving the event, there were reports of several people stuck in extended traffic jams. Commenting on this, Adam Kendall said: “Some visitors did experience delays in departing the site and we will be reviewing this with our car parking management team and the local authorities.”

Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell
Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Flying Finale 2022. Picture: Keith Heppell

[Read more: In pictures: IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show pays tribute to the Queen]

For more on IWM Duxford, visit iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford.



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