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East Kirby Airshow 2018

August 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Saturday 4th August 2018 saw another airshow at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. This is the museum's most popular event throughout their calendar year and attracts thousands of people to the museum. Especially as the only other airshow in Lincolnshire other than East Kirkby is during Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes. 

The gates opened at 10am so people had plenty of time to have a look around the museum and ground displays before the flying program started in the afternoon. This year the main flying started a little later than previous years.

Ground displays included vintage and classic cars, military vehicles as well as for the first time Tony Agar's Mosquito HJ711 which at 11am had re-enactors doing special talks about the plane and equipment used.

There was also live entertainment inside the hangar, and plenty of trade and refreshment stalls.

Other live entertainment at this years airshow saw the return of The D-Day Darlings who first performed at the airshow in 2017. They performed twice during the day, first time in front of Just Jane NX611 Lancaster Bomber, and then for their second set they were performing in the hangar in the early part of the afternoon.

There were also two taxi runs from Just Jane, and flying displays from the remote controlled models.

The flying display from the full size aircraft kicked off with the T22 Fennec G-TROY. Normally it begins with the BBMF, but they were not performing at this years show.

Other aircraft displaying during the afternoon were:

  • P51 Mustang "Miss Helen"
  • Dakota N473DC
  • Yak 3
  • Bristol Blenheim
  • Autogyro
  • Bucker Bestmann
  • Auster AOP6
  • Captain Nevilles Flying Circus
  • Fireflies Aerobatic Team

To view more photos from the day you can do so by visiting my gallery by clicking here.

Below is a video of the day on my events You Tube channel. Remember to like, comment, share and subscribe for future videos.


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