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Sea Vixen and Blades among stars at Duxford Air Festival

Duxford's first major airshow of the year takes place on May 27 and 28.

10-Feb-2017


Credit: VIA IWM DUXFORD

The confirmed flying programme for the Duxford Air Festival to date features:

• The Breitling Wingwalkers, the world’s only aerobatic formation wing-walking team.

• The Blades, a world-class aerobatic display team of RAF fast jet and former Red Arrows pilots.

• The only flying de Havilland Sea Vixen in the world.

• Great War Display Team with nine replica First World War aircraft including a Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c; three Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a aircraft; two Fokker DR1 triplanes and two Junkers CL1 aircraft, accompanied by flak, bombing and strafing effects.

• The aerial artistry of the Caldius Autogyro, an exhilarating, fun and thrilling close-up flying display.

• The 1960s Rolls Royce Viper jet power of the BAC Strikemaster pair.

• The North American OV-10 Bronco which wowed the crowds at The American Air Show in May 2016.The Bronco is a light attack observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s as a special aircraft for counter-insurgency (COIN) operations and was used by the American forces during the Vietnam War.

• A Noorduyn Norseman, a 1940s Canadian-built bush plane designed to operate on land, water and ice. It was a Norsemen in which Major Glenn Miller was flying as a passenger when he disappeared over the English Channel on 15 December 1944.

(All info and image is courtesy IWM Duxford)

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