Spring-time Spitfires – Headcorn Easter 2019

A few weeks late but I wanted to share a few shots from a great Easter weekend a few weeks ago. This marked the first weekend of activities for Aero Legends at Headcorn for 2019. This saw both their two-seat Spitfire NH341 and single seat TD314 in action in the hands of Charlie Brown and Anthony Parkinson respectively throughout the weekend.

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Both days of the weekend saw numerous flights from not just the Spitfires but also the Tiger Moth and Harvard from the fleet. This made for a busy weekend with the Spitfires making numerous flights across both days. The single seat was largely involved in the fly alongside trips, with a Piper Navajo standing in for the usual de Havilland Devon. NH341 was certainly busy throughout the weekend with passenger trips.

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This was a great pre-cursor to the 2019 season and in the warmest weather we’ve had this year, it was certainly a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. Nothing quite like a hot sunny day with plenty of Merlins to keep you entertained.

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This also gave a great opportunity to practice with my new camera set up (finally gone DSLR which certainly appears to be a case of “so far, so good”!). From next weekend onwards we are well and truly into airshow season so I wanted to take this week to showcase a few classic panning shots from the wonderful surroundings of Headcorn.

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2019 looks set to be another busy year for Aero Legends, recently taking over the Squadron at North Weald, which will see them add a third base of operations together with activities around the D-Day anniversary both at North Weald, Headcorn and Normandy in June.

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Late June will also see the return of their Battle of Britain show at Headcorn which already has a great line-up. Full details of their planned flying days can be found on their website, should anyone want to enjoy a day in the sun with some Spitfires, or even take a flight yourself!

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