Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 2nd August 2019

30th September 2019
Written by: Rob Slusar

I had an early finish on a warm day in August. There was a flying day that following weekend, so I went to Duxford

The Visit

2019 has been an interesting year for Duxford. There have been some changes to the way airshows have been organised, with attempts to bring new ones into the calendar.

One of the main changes this year was to bring in themed open days. These days would be as part of a normal museum day, but during these days there would be flying related to a theme. The first one was to be a WW2 fighters theme which would include Spitfires, Mustangs and Hurricanes etc.

This Friday was a nice warm day, a few clouds in the sky but generally nice. As predicted, there were a number of aircraft arriving and practicing for the event in 2 days time.

The Photos

Having come off the back of a number of airshows, I was pretty comfortable with my camera. The light was handy for photos, not too bright, but bright enough. The clouds there were able to add some additional drama.

It was busy in the air. It turned out to be almost as busy as the showcase day itself. I was also able to get a look at the Silver Spitfire in the air for the first time. This would be one of the last test days before it started it’s round the world trip.

Here are the images I kept from the afternoon.

Final Thoughts

It was a nice chilled out afternoon to enjoy the museum and take photos. I was under no pressure, the crowd line was clear and I was able to relax and wind down after a busy week.

I never get bored of Duxford in the summer. If I am free it is one of my favourite places to be.

Hope you enjoyed the photos. As always, thanks for looking.

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