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
The day job, RAF Hercules
As always, thanks for looking