I went to Biggin Hill for the first time yesterday for their Festival of Flight. The show had a stunning line up and I was really keen to see a number of acts billed for the day.
Sadly, the weather was deeply unkind to both the organisers and the public in attendance as weather to the North of the show made it impossible for many acts to arrive at all. To add to this the Chinook had a technical issue and was also unable to attend. The result of this was a large number of gaps created in the flying schedule and the organisers had to rely on the remote control aircraft enthusiasts, which turned up in force to display their models.
Despite the challenging weather for the pilots (and for those of us there hoping to take photographs!), the acts which were able to attend were absolutely excellent and we had a number of moving fly pasts in tribute to those who bravely fought in the Battle of Britain 75 years ago. The two ship Spitfire finale flown by Steve Jones and Paul Bonhomme was truly incredible and a massive treat to watch and photograph.
I’ve posted some photos from the day, which have suffered from the conditions somewhat, in the gallery linked to by clicking the image below: