Every now and again an airshow can deliver a moment so powerful that it has every chance of entering airshow folklore, the Duxford Battle of Britain tribute this year was without a doubt one of those occasions. The show was brought to a fitting close each day with a mass formation of 17 Spitfires (15 Spitfires and 2 Seafires). This wonderful sequence saw mass formation displays, formation aerobatics and a seemingly endless tail-chase display.
Brian Smith orchestrated the whole sequence and led the display in the Old Flying Machine Company’s Spitfire MH434, a legend in its own right. Brian brought the flying to a close with a graceful solo display in the Spitfire.
Along with the Spitfire finale there were plenty of other Battle of Britain themed highlights as seen below.