Much-loved war bird confirmed for Old Buckenham Airshow

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Ph

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

The date has been set and the first plane in the line up has been confirmed.

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Ph

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

And organisers of the Old Buckenham Airshow are hopeful for another record breaking two days when the annual event returns next year.

Regular crowd pleaser and legendary war bird, the MK 9 Supermarine Spitfire, is the first confirmed act for the show which will be held on July 29 and 30 2017.

About 5,000 people attended this year's show, held at Old Buckenham Airfield, and organiser Matt Wilkins hopes for similar next year.

He said: 'We've been overwhelmed by the support of the public over the last few years and are completely delighted with the airshow's success.

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Ph

Crowd-pleaser, Old Buckenham Airshow 2016 keeping people entertained in the air on on the ground. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams


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'We've been investing hard in making sure that the show is the best it can be; new facilities and attractions have been added over the last two years and we're spending heavily to attract the best acts in aviation too - the result of which was 2016s record horsepower.'

At this year's show, of which the Eastern Daily Press is a media partner, there were appearances by the B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B, the giant Catalina Flying Boat and the Old Buckenham-based Wildcats Aerobatics.

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A new logo and website, designed by Mr Wilkins, have also been launched for the 2017 airshow.

Mr Wilkins added: 'All of this hard work and investment has led to a great many accolades and positive reviews.

'Perhaps the best of these came from a family who called the air show 'the ultimate family day out' and we're extremely proud of that moniker and are working hard to earn such praise in 2017.'

Our sister television station Mustard recorded a DVD of the 2016 airshow.

For details of how to buy the DVD and for more information about the airshow visit http://www.oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk/

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