All eyes on the skies at Rougham

GALLERY Plane enthusiasts flocked to a much-loved Suffolk airfield this weekend for a two-day flying spectacular.

James Mortlock

PLANE enthusiasts flocked to a much-loved Suffolk airfield this weekend for a two-day flying spectacular.

A Lancaster bomber, Sea King helicopter, and classic wartime Spitfire were among main the attractions at the annual Rougham air display and classic car show - which was marking its 11th year.

Organier Michael Heyland said the event, which was supported by the EADT and was celebrating the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, was going from strength to strength.


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Also thrilling the crowds were the wing walkers of the Team Guinot and some of the finest glider and motor glider aerobatics in the world today.

Mr Heyland said: “We've had some wonderful aircraft this year - the Lancaster was particularly superb on Saturday. It came round several times and was wonderful to see. The air display side of the event is really coming on.

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“But we also had great attractions on the ground - a huge number of classic cars including the Austin 7 club. There was also a wonderful crafts fair and great selection of trade stalls. And there was excellent children's entertainment, including paper planes, Punch and Judy, archery, electric cars and a Tornado jet simulator.”

The event raised money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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