A busy weekend opening our 2017 airshow tour of Europe started in Duxford, legendary for its warbird collections and the Imperial War Museum. Weather was fantastic with blue skies and really hot temperatures. Tony and Edith arrived at the historic airfield on Thursday for practice displays and to revalidate the Display Authorisation with the UK CAA. Further training was conducted on Friday. In the evening the ground team arrived, ready for a busy weekend.

On Saturday morning, our merchandise stand was set up with a whole array of new “Bringing Poppies from Flanders Fields” gadgets. On both days the OV-10 Bronco was to open the show at the Duxford Air Festival, as the Duxford May airshow is now called. The airplane proudly showed off its newly acquired Poppies and “Lest we forget” message against the stark blue skies. The Bronco departed straight from the display slot to display at the Skylive airshow at Durham Tees Valley airport in north east England.
On Sunday the wind was much less a factor then the day before, making it quite warm. After the display the Bronco was refueled and took off again shortly after to Volkel in the Netherlands. A fourth display of the weekend was flown late afternoon at the “Volkel in de Wolken” airshow. Later that evening on, the way back home flypasts were made at Weelde, Zoersel and Antwerp Airport where the annual “Stampe Fly-In” airshow had just finished. The whole team arrived home on Sunday evening to conclude a fantastic weekend, blessed with great weather. A great start of the 2017 season!

 

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