IWM Duxford launches the Spring Air Show with a flying visit from RAF female personnel
Thousands of visitors visited Duxford for the Spring Air Show on Sunday 22 May.
Despite blustery weather conditions, a fantastic flying programme wowed the crowds, including Anna Walker flying the rare Supermarine Seafire alongside Carolyn Grace in the Spitfire; aerobatic pilot Diana Britten in the CAP 232; Polly Vacher in the Piper Dakota, Helen Holliday in the Vans RV6, Tracy Curtis-Taylor in the Ryan PT-22, Clare Tector in the Chilton, Tizi Hodson in the Firefly, Mel Saggers in the Prentice and Anna Walker in the Jungmann.
Flight Lieutenant Juliette Fleming drew the flying programme to a close with a spectacular performance in the RAF Hawk.
Visitors enjoyed a packed day of entertainment, with the Museum open as usual and a range of exciting activities on offer throughout the day, including an Airfix Make and Paint Zone, a Military History Hands On History Zone with costumed interpreters chatting to visitors, children's rides, mini tank riding and a fun Second World War dressing up and paintball area.
The next air show will be Flying Legends on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2011.
Duxford Spring Air show female pilots. Image copyright Darren Harbar.
Duxford's Spring Air Show pilots in relaxed mode. Image copyright Imperial War Museum.