The inaugural Flywheel Festival held at Bicester Heritage this year provided a welcome breath of fresh air for the UK events scene. The event very much had a more relaxed Revival feel with a great mix of car demonstrations and flying, with incredible access to both cars and aeroplanes.
During WW2 Bicester was home to the Bristol Blenheim and the Duxford based Blenheim proved to be the star act of the event as many watched it “coming home”. There was a huge crowd gathered as the Bristol twin came to a stop at crowd centre following it’s arrival and there was plenty of media attention.
The Blenheim later delivered a typically polished display showing the impressive speed that this light fighter/bomber can offer.
This show was also the airshow debut for the Bristol Scout replica. There was excellent close access offered in the static park with the opportunity to speak to the builders about the project and the Rotary engine was run on each day. Watching the Scout run alongside a fellow Bristol, in the shape of the Blenheim was a fantastic sight.