Despite gloomy skies for most mornings, the last few days provided the first up close warbird encounters for 2020 (aside from the Greek Spitfire’s first flight way back in January).
The news of two seat Spitfire flights starting up again felt like a real positive step towards normality and living under the Biggin Hill to Dover route I’ve been lucky to have a few distant sightings over the last few weeks.
The last four days have seen the first Aero Legends operations out of Headcorn with their Spitfire NH341 flying down from Duxford. Luckily I live locally so was able to catch a flight on Thursday as well as a few during Sunday afternoon.
The Headcorn based Wingwalk company were also busy across the days with some spirited flights over the airfield with their wonderfully restored Boeing Stearman. The Aero Legends Tiger Moth completed the biplane line up for the weekend nicely as well.
As an added bonus, late on Friday, Sywell based Spitfire ML407 dropped in for a short visit, still wearing its French squadron markings from its appearance at Air Legend in Melun back in September.
It was great to be back at the fence this weekend. Headcorn is always a great place to get up close to these wonderful machines and with the field now open again to visitors, the airshow free weekends will be that little bit easier!