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Old Buckenham Airshow line-up announced

17:56 21 March 2012

The Boeing Stearman Team almost touching during their display at the Old Buckenham Airshow in 2010.

The Boeing Stearman Team almost touching during their display at the Old Buckenham Airshow in 2010.

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A host of historic and spectacular aircraft will return to the skies above Old Buckenham when the charitable event resumes this year.

Organisers of the Old Buckenham Airshow have announced the line-up for the popular festival, which was not held at the former second world war airfield last year.

New management at the airfield revealed that up to 100 visiting aircraft will be coming to the revamped airshow that will be staged on Sunday, June 24.

The air displays will cover aviation from the first world war to the very latest in high-tech aerobatic aircraft, said airfield manager Matt Wilkins. In addition, more than 400 classic car owners have booked a place to exhibit their vehicles at the show and more than 150 military vehicles will be on display from vintage Harley Davidsons to Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.

There will also be a 1940s US military camp organised by the East England Military Museum and a T55 Russian tank from the James Bond film Goldeneye.

The airshow will be raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), which has a centre at nearby Quidenham.

Highlights of the flying display include the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with their iconic Spitfire, WWI dog fighting, Wildcat Aerobatics performing a spectacular routine in their Pitts biplanes, a Antonov AN2, and a Jet Provost RAF trainer. GBR Advanced Aerobatic Team member David Jenkins will also be on hand to give an aerobatics master class in his Edge.

Mr Wilkins said that further additions to the line-up would be announced in the coming months. He added that it worked out it their favour that the Lowestoft Airshow weekend clashed with the Old Buckenham event when it came to booking acts.

“The airshow has always been popular. This year, with a display area several times the size of previous events, we can ensure an extraordinary day everyone can enjoy, at an remarkably low price. We’re overwhelmed by the response already, and look forward to June 24,” he said.

There will also be a vintage agricultural display, static engine line up, fairground, and live bands playing in the WWII Blister Hangar. Old Buckenham Airfiled was home to the USAAF 453rd Bombardment Group during the second world war.

Advance tickets are on sale at www.oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk or by calling 01953 860806. Tickets bought now come with a 20pc discount.

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