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.