2017 Old Buckenham Air Show

Aerobatics, vintage planes and transport, historical re-enactors and a fabulous 1940’s style swing trio – just some of the amazing attractions at this year’s Old Buckenham Air Show.

As the official Air Show photographer, I got to capture all the excitement of this fun packed two day family event. 

 

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Stars and Stripes; Old Buckenham has a fascinating history, it was home to the 453rd Bombardment Group, who were based at the airfield during  WWII.

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Hundreds of classic cars were displayed by their proud owners

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Not a greasy burger van to be found – The Food Village offered locally produced quality food.

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Lots of fun activities for all the family – fancy a tank ride?!

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The crowds flocked in for a fantastic air display featuring vintage planes and aerobatics

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Local aerobatics team, The Wildcats, delighted the crowds again this year

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The P-51D Mustang ‘The Shark’.  Built in 1945, this aircraft starred alongside the B-17 ‘Sally B’ in the Hollywood movie, Memphis Belle.

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Wymondham 1986 Squadron Air Training Corps marshalling the event again this year, what a fantastic job these guys do.

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You can even bring the dog!

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The VIP marquee looked stunning once again.  Food provided by the award winning Brasted’s catering and events company.

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Another of this year’s star attractions – the Mark IX Supermarine Spitfire MH434

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For the first time at the airshow, the Messerschmitt ME108

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The star of the show, the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’, who played the lead role in the Hollywood movie, Memphis Belle.

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The fabulous The Three Chordettes 1940’s style swing trio – these ladies were amazing and really wooed the crowds

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Do you have an event you would like photographing?  Please get in touch for a chat or email me trish@trishthompsonphotography.com, prices start from £200 including all the digital images via a download link together with usage rights.

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