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Flying delayed again at Old Buckenham Airshow

PUBLISHED: 09:05 28 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:56 28 July 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Archant 2019

Flying at Old Buckenham Airshow has been delayed until 2pm for the second day in a row.

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

In a message posted to Facebook the show's organisers explained that flying had been put back due to a low cloud base, despite the fact that rain had stopped.

In an earlier post the airshow had said it expected a full display and is allowing visitors to use non-used Saturday tickets today.

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

The event at Old Buckenham Airfield in South Norfolk showcases a wide variety of aircraft from the aerial treasures of World War II to the latest aerobatic aircraft, all flown by the world's top pilots.

The show features appearances from the Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire, Mustang and three-fin Miles Messenger to the Sally B the Boeing B-17 flying fortress

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

On the ground is a busy show with masses of classic cars, military displays, stands, stalls and activities.

Organiser Matt Wilkins said the B17 Sally B bomber was the highlight of Saturday's show, the plane is the only one of its kind still in operation in Europe and serves as a flying memorial to 17,000 US airmen.

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Mr Wilkins said while he would have liked to have celebrated Norfolk Day and the flying display in better weather conditions he was still pleased with how it went.

Mr Wilkins said: "Given the weather conditions I think it went fantastically. We've had a collaboration with the EDP for a long time and Norfolk Day has been fantastic for us."

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Saturday's display began shortly after 2pm with flying instructor Nigel Wilson taking to the sky in his Russian YAK52 after a family of swans were cleared off the runway. Mr Wilson was followed by Nigel Burkett, who wooed the crowd with an acrobatic display in his Extra 300.

The event doesn't just focus on military aircraft, with the East Anglian Air Ambulance in attendance to raise funds and awareness of their work.

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Carol Watkinson, said: "British people aren't deterred by the weather, they've still been coming over and contributing which is nice."

One of the show's ground based displays is the 453 Bomb Group exhibition which as an indoor exhibition saw a great number of visitors during rainy spells.

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Needa Datson said: "The museum gives people the opportunity to walk through and look at the displays and see what people dealt with in world war two."

The airshow was one of the biggest events on Norfolk Day.

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Despite the weather, Saturday's Airshow in Old Buckenham still draws the crowds for the air displays. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

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