Record first day crowds at Old Buckenham Air Show

Old Buckenham Airshow. The Aston Martin DB5 and Helicopter featured in a James Bond film ANL-150108-215542005
Old Buckenham Airshow. The Aston Martin DB5 and Helicopter featured in a James Bond film ANL-150108-215542005
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A burst water main couldn’t dampen spirits as record crowds flocked to the Old Buckenham Air Show yesterday.

Around 5,000 aviation enthusiasts descended on the site for the first day of the popular two-day festival.

Old Buckenham Airshow. People dressed in 1940's era clothing, have a demonstration dance ANL-150108-215827005

Old Buckenham Airshow. People dressed in 1940's era clothing, have a demonstration dance ANL-150108-215827005

Airfield manager Matt Wilkins, who is also the show’s organiser, said: “We’ve had a very good day. It’s the biggest Saturday crowd we’ve ever had.”

Visitors were able to enjoy a host of aerial displays, as well as tank and monster truck rides, plus a classic car display and funfair.

However, the show was hit by a burst water main near the site, which meant the field’s new toilet block lost all water pressure.

But Mr Wilkins said: “The public have been very understanding.”

Old Buckenham Airshow. ANL-150108-215509005

Old Buckenham Airshow. ANL-150108-215509005

The show continues today when actress Honor Blackman will take to the skies in the helicopter she flew in her most famous role as Pussy Galore in the classic James Bond film Goldfinger

Old Buckenham Airshow. ANL-150108-215553005

Old Buckenham Airshow. ANL-150108-215553005