Marshall Family Day, Cambridge, 29th June 2014

July 2, 2014
Written by: Rob Slusar

With the better half working for Marshall Aerospace, we get the chance to go to “Family days” at the airfield from time to time.

This one included displays in some of the hangers, and a general look around at what they do.

They also put on a flying display, and here are some of the pictures from it.

I learnt this day that my camera isn’t the greatest for flying displays due to the lack of zoom, but the ground shots have come out alright despite the poor weather.

E-Go single seater aircraft heading out to the runway for it’s display

Stunt plane going into a dive with smoke

More smoke on the fly by

The jet age, Hawker Hunter heading out onto the strip

Getting ready to take off

Banking at speed with condenstation vortexes

Landing at such speed a parachute is needed to slow it down

MKIX Spitfire, 2 seater training aircraft in D-Day invasion colours

Rolling into the open while the Hawker Hunter flies above

This MKIX is believed to be one of the last out of the Castle Bromwich factories towards the end of the war

Pilot emerging after his display. I didn’t get many usable display shots, but even 70 years on, the sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin engines is still incredible

Refuelled and ready to take off for some more flying

East Anglian Air Ambulance, based at the airfield returning from a call

Touching down

The day job, RAF Hercules

Raw power!!

As always, thanks for looking


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