Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Biggin Hill Airshow 2010


The picture above says it all!  A Spitfire from WWII with the latest Eurofighter Typhoon maintaining formation while doing circuits and manoeuvres over the airfield. It was quite awe inspiring to see the two aircraft from such different eras flying together.

The visit was part of my birthday treat on reaching my three score and ten. I didn’t know where we were headed until we were on our way, though I did know we were going somewhere with my children and their families.


P1010962-1 DSCF1416-1 It was a great day with a wide variety of displays of aircraft, old and new, and glorious weather into the bargain.

DSCF1425-1Ten people made for a serious encampment and a serious amount of catering (Thanks, Kerry).

P1020034-1The finale was a flypast by a Lancaster Bomber as we headed off to Allington Lock for dinner and a walk by the river.

DSCF1792-1   Of course no birthday is complete without a cake and one was duly provided.

DSCF1779-1More family pictures on Picasa and also more of the airshow.

Thanks to Alan for the liaison, Mike, Rosie and Dan for driving all the way up from Devon and Jon, Kerry, Layla, Tariq and Kalif for organisation and the picnic. Thanks also to everyone for making it a memorable day and being willing to miss the last episode of Dr Who in the current series!

All pictures, here and on Picasa were taken by Alan or Tariq – credit where it’s due.

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