Duxford – V-Force Tour & More: 28th June 2015

A few quick shots of a great afternoon at Duxford today, largely went to see the Vulcan performing a flypast as the part of the “V Force Tour” which has been taking place all over the country this weekend.

“Only at Duxford ” Xh558 Runs in over Spitfire PV202.

The Vulcan arrived shortly after two o’clock, performing a couple of flypasts as well as an impressive wingover before clearing to the south en-route to Southend, its always great to see the Vulcan, especially given the end of her flying career is fast approaching. It was especially nice to see her passing over a Spitfire on tow as well as Sally B waiting at the hold, two unique sights to Duxford!

...and another sight that can't be seen anywhere else.

…and another sight that can’t be seen anywhere else.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Duxford so busy on a non-airshow day either, with plenty of cars being marshalled on to the airfield parking.

Spitfire MJ627 was busy all afternoon taking passengers up for the flight of a lifetime.

Spitfire MJ627 was busy all afternoon taking passengers up for the flight of a lifetime.

'627 looks great since the recent repaint carried out last year.

‘627 looks great since the recent repaint carried out last year.

Aside from the Vulcan flypast there was plenty of other activity, including the Blenheim and B-17 departing to and returning from displays at Cleethorpes. Classic Wings were also busy with flights in the two seat Spitfire, as well as a number of “Wing To Wing” trips with the Rapides.

A very busy aeroplane of late! The Blenheim returns from yet another airshow appearance.

A very busy aeroplane of late! The Blenheim returns from yet another airshow appearance.

A truly unique shape on the airshow circuit!

A truly unique shape on the airshow circuit!

Other Warbird activity included the Catalina and the Old Flying Machine Company P-51D “Ferocious Frankie”.

Alistair Kay gave a spectacular pass before departure.

Alistair Kay gave a spectacular pass before departure.

Other noted visitors were the Miles Messenger and Hornet Moth of the Shipping and Airlines collection from Biggin Hill.

Shipping and Airlines' Miles Messenger.....

Shipping and Airlines’ Miles Messenger…..

....and the Hornet Moth.

….and the Hornet Moth.

A very enjoyable afternoon and proof, not that its needed, that a Duxford visit doesn’t need to be saved for an airshow weekend!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s