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PUBLISHED: 18:47 29 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:52 29 July 2018

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Organisers of Old Buckenham Airshow praised their pilots after they flew in the “trickiest conditions” the show has ever had.

108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

The airshow, which had displays on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, could only complete half of Sunday’s show after rain and poor flying conditions grounded planes.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Organiser Matt Wilkins said: “We were able to get a good hour of air display in some of the trickiest conditions we have ever had. We were hoping for a total of 12 acts but we got six.

“We are extremely lucky as we have some extraordinarily talented pilots who put on a very good display for the large crowd despite the conditions.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

“We spent the entire day watching the weather on about eight different radar systems and talking to pilots all over the country because, although planes may be able to take off at Old Buckenham, they may not be able to land at Duxford.

108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

“We have had to play a balancing act but everything has been very fluid - really relying on the commentators to relay what’s going on.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

“The programme we flew had to happen as it happened based on the immediate conditions.”

108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Despite the cancellations this year’s show featured aerobatics from a scale model of an Extra aerobatic aircraft, along with stalls, displays of classic cars and military vehicles.

108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Some members of the crowd were not happy after paying for a ticket and only seeing half of the display with many taking to social media to vent their frustrations.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

On Saturday, crowds enjoyed blue skies with displays from the Second World War bomber Boeing B-17, Hawker Hurricane and an American P-51 Mustang.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Onlookers were stunned as stunt pilots and wing walker Sarah Niles performed.

T6 Harvard - Wacky Wabbit on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherT6 Harvard - Wacky Wabbit on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Because of the weather, numbers at the airshow were lower than last year, which drew the largest crowd the show had ever seen.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Mr Wilkins added: “I would imagine we were at about 70pc compared to last year but everyone who made it was very faithful and we received nice comments that we were able to get the show going.

T6 Harvard - Wacky Wabbit on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherT6 Harvard - Wacky Wabbit on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

“Although we didn’t pass any records this year we will give another go next year and the kudos has to go to the pilots who showed they are some of the best in the world.

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

“Behind the scenes there has been a great team working on some unbelievable obstacles. Next year we will have to try and pick a weekend with good weather.”

A Van's Aircraft RV8 on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherA Van's Aircraft RV8 on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Eastern Daily Press is a media partner of Old Buckenham Airshow.

108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick Butcher108 Messerschmitt on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

A Van's Aircraft RV8 on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherA Van's Aircraft RV8 on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

A Van's Aircraft RV8 on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherA Van's Aircraft RV8 on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Staggerwing Beechcraft airplane on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherThe Staggerwing Beechcraft airplane on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

T6 Harvard - Wacky Wabbit on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherT6 Harvard - Wacky Wabbit on display at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. The VIP tent.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. The VIP tent. Picture: Nick Butcher

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Members of the Airborne assault 44  dispaly team at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherMembers of the Airborne assault 44 dispaly team at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Members of the Airborne assault 44  dispaly team at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherMembers of the Airborne assault 44 dispaly team at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Members of the public enjoying rides in Military Vehicles at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherMembers of the public enjoying rides in Military Vehicles at the Old Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

Old Buckenham Airshow 2018.
Picture: Nick ButcherOld Buckenham Airshow 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher

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