Battle of Britain Air show - Headcorn

by In Reach Of The Skies June. 26, 2021 205 views

As was the case last year, Headcorn is one of the few venues to be able to put on an airshow that complies with Covid distancing guidelines. Since Flying Legends next month had been cancelled and Headcorn is only an hour away this seemed a reasonable 'plan B'. The show is over three days to help limit numbers and I chose yeterday as the Red Arrows were scheduled to open the show but weren't available today. In the event we had really low cloud and whilst we largely escaped any rain the cloud base was too low for the Reds. They did try but after a couple of passes they had to give up. The weather today was of course much better!

Fortunately the weather was not bad enough to restrict the performances of the piston fraternity. Early on we were treated to 5 Spitfires and a Buchon 109 arriving in formation from Duxford which sounded great. Then a Hurricane turned up with a nice bouncy landing! We had group and other formation flypasts from the resident Aerolegends DC3s, Harvards and Spits and after a pause whilst we waited for the DC3s to return on their own they trailed in behind Sally B for a couple of formation flybys before Sally B displayed on her own. After a Spitfire/109 shootdown sequence the show ended with 7 Spitfires and the Hurricane in 2 finger 4 formations whilst 2 more Spits did a tail chase. So, all in all, a good day although a new parking area and exit route dampened things a bit at the end.


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Marcus Smith 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Nice pictures as always Peter.  Especially like Buchon Yellow 10 with the propeller vortices.  What a great collection or aircraft too, looks like a very good show.

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Tsao T-F 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing this unusual show. Good captures!

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In Reach Of The Skies Replied to Tsao T-F 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you 😊

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Colin Massey 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Some great images, never been to an air show must add to my bucket list for when I retire next year.. enjoyed viewing these fine photos

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In Reach Of The Skies Replied to Colin Massey 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks. I'm biased obviously but, yes, take in a show. Looks like you might be South West based so maybe a Yeovilton show. They have a good museum as well.

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Gary Watson 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Cracking images here Peter. Clearly you had a good days shooting and coped well with the weather conditions. Well done and pleased you got your 'fix' of warbirds. Maybe we will have similar luck next week somewhere during the link up. But as you say being close to where you live, it would have been rude not to attend this venue as it is in your own 'back yard'. And the icing on the cake, you got to play with the camera too.

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Thomas Thompson 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow what a great set of captures, fun time to see all those old planes well done

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Benny Law 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Quite an air show and lots of old planes, and fantastic captures!

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