Old Buckenham lines up historic aircraft for ‘largest’ Airshow yet

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Some of the world’s most unique and historic aircraft take to the skies this month, in what aims to be the biggest Old Buckenham Airshow ever.

Organisers of the show claim they are already anticipating a sell-out attendance for the event at Old Buckenham Airfield on July 30 and 31, following the record-breaking show last year, as they announce a selection of famous craft from the display circuit.

Most notable in the line-up is the long-awaited return of Sally B, Europe’s only flying B-17 Bomber which starred in the 1990 war drama Memphis Belle, after more than a decade since its last display.

Crowds will also see the wartime-era Catalina Flying Boat, a ten-tonne giant still in service today, and Advanced Aerobatic competitor Chris Burkett, flying an Extra 330 alongside a scale model of the craft operated by remote control champion Mike Williams.

Airshow organiser Matt Wilkins said: “It was a major coup to have secured the first display by B-17 Sally B in over ten years. To be able to add to it with the mighty Catalina is fabulous.

“Both aircraft are enormous and the importance of their roles in WWII cannot be overstated. They have rightly achieved iconic status and this will be a remarkable airshow weekend.”

To learn more, go to www.oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk — the organisers recommend buying tickets in advance.