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.
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!
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.
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.
Other Warbird activity included the Catalina and the Old Flying Machine Company P-51D “Ferocious Frankie”.
Other noted visitors were the Miles Messenger and Hornet Moth of the Shipping and Airlines collection from Biggin Hill.
A very enjoyable afternoon and proof, not that its needed, that a Duxford visit doesn’t need to be saved for an airshow weekend!