Being a lover of all things vintage, when I saw signs advertising a 1940s themed airshow at the local aeroclub (where I learned to fly a plane), I knew I had to check it out.
It was a rare occasion for them to be hosting an airshow, in fact I believe it’s the only one they’ve ever had, but it seems it was to mark their 25th anniversary.
The highlight for me was the Spitfire – rare in itself, with apparently less than 300 left in the world, this throwback to WW2 looped, twisted and dived to delight the crowds. The noise of the engines was fantastic!
It wasn’t only vintage aircraft on show: tractors, tanks, cars and motorbikes, some dating back to the 1920s, also put in an appearance. There was even a collection of beautifully crafted model planes.
One enthusiast, from a local village, had renovated a Ford Model T to replicate his grandfather’s delivery van, used for their family butcher business back in 1923.
Not only was it in immaculate condition but it had magic under the bonnet: an oven that would cook your food to perfection based on your mileage! Simply pop in your sausages before heading out on your day trip and have yourself a feast when you arrived. Genius!
The event appealed to all ages, from toddlers to old veterans proudly displaying their medals of honour. Isn’t it funny how children from every generation seem to love trucks, bikes and planes?
Although, I must admit I was a little disgruntled that they didn’t seem as interested in the Spitfire but when the Coastguard helicopter turned up on its break and performed a mock rescue, they all went charging across the airfield in hordes, waving and trying to get photos with it, like it was the greatest celebrity on the planet. Pfft, youth! 😉 (It was a pretty cool display though!)
Oh I almost forgot, these images are my contribution to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: RARE. Be sure to check out the other entries!
Image Credits: All my own.