Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Tail draggers at Old Buckenham

Fly in and ride out
Sunday 21 April was the sort of day that makes airfield managers just purr with delight. At Old Buckenham Airfield the sun shone virtually all day in a near cloudless sky and there was just a gentle breeze trying to lift the windsock above vertical.
It was the day chosen to have a fly in of American Taildraggers, celebrating the airfield's status as a USAAF base and honouring the taildraggers that were used in WWII, along with the iconic machines that came afterwards.
Also arranged for the same day was a display of vintage motorbikes as the Kings Lynn Branch of the Vintage Motorcycle Club had arranged for their 'ride out' to arrive at the airfield around noon.
So there were lots of planes flying in before lining up in rows to have their pictures taken or their registration details written down in note books.
Other fly ins earlier this year have not been so lucky with the weather so everyone, including Jimmy's Cafe, were certainly making the best of this great day at Old Buckenham Airfield.

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