Headcorn airfield has played a huge part in my life, , it is and always has been my local airfield. A small grass strip with a friendly atmosphere, with easy views of the runway even from your car, it’s the perfect place to waste away a day watching aeroplanes.
Headcorn has always attracted some unique aeroplanes, many in fact have been based there over the years, including Tiger Moths, Stampes, Buckers, Harvards, Turbulents, Cubs and even a Cosmic Wind! This is another reason that the airfield is such a wonderful place to spend a day.
But as well as being home to some wonderful vintage aircraft, Headcorn has always attracted warbirds, being a Mustang and Thunderbolt Advanced Landing Ground leading up to D-Day it is fitting that Headcorn sees as many Second World War aircraft as it does.
Leading in to the weekend, I thought I’d share a few photos of some of Headcorn’s historic visitors over the years, in part two I will focus a little more on some of the specific visitors:
That concludes this first, visual look at Headcorn’s interesting visitors over the years. The next post will tell more of the story from the past few years.