|Typhoon, Old Buckenham Airshow 2021|
This past weekend, July 31st and August 1st, saw the return of the Old Buckenham Airshow. Pilots making their planes dance against a background of spectacular clouds and breakthrough blue skies. Click on the links for the full photogalleries or go here to see them all.
|Little and Large, Old Buckenham Airshow 2021|
A wonderful, family-friendly sold-out-in-advance event, close to Norwich, England. With acts ranging from the huge Sally-B Flying Fortress - the only 'Fortress regularly seen in Europe - and a zooming, Union Jack Typhoon jet to stunt aerobatics from the Matadors (the guys who fly through hangars), Fireflies with lovely synchro, to a reenactment of the last dogfight of WWII (it involved spotter planes and a service pistol).
|The Red Sparrows, Old Buckenham Airshow 2021|
|Matadors, Old Buckenham Airshow 2021|
|Staggerwing, Old Buckenham Airshow 2021|
Spitfires and a Hurricane and a lovely, plum-coloured Staggerwing. A here-comes-the-baddie Messerschmitt. An American AT-6. Even the Red Sparrows!!! (Yes, you heard that right.) Many more... brilliant day out!
|Sally-B Flying Fortress, Old Buckenham Airshow 2021|
Old Buckenham airfield was built as the wartime home of the US Airforce 453rd Bombardment Group and there's a museum on site (which I must go back to explore). Today it operates as an airfield and training school and an event venue for just about anything you need space for.
As always, any errors in naming these planes are mine - please send any corrections!
Many more photos from this, and other, airshows here on the airshow gallery page.