Spectacular air show thrills Rougham crowds

Rougham air and classic car show.

Rougham air and classic car show.

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THE SKIES were filled with planes from the past at the weekend as Rougham Airfield welcomed thousands to enjoy its annual air display and classic car show.

The two-day event, attended by crowds of more than 8,500 people, saw Hurricanes, Spitfires, Messerschmitts and Tiger Moths enthral with their acrobatic aerial manoeuvres.

Rougham air and classic car show.

Rougham air and classic car show.

The air show also featured a USAAF B17-G Flying Fortress named the Sally B, the last airworthy craft of its type in Europe, and a DC3 Dakota the public could get inside and look around.

As the Flying Fortress soared overhead, a pyrotechnic display created huge explosions beneath it to show the reason why the aircraft was built - as a deadly bomber. Along with the incredible aircraft, a huge range of classic cars were on show from sports cars to wartime vehicles.

Event director Gary Newland said: “Some of the aircraft on display were exceptional this year.It ended up being one of the best aerial displays we have ever seen here. I have never seen someone throw a Spitfire around like they did over the weekend. The Flying Fortress was a really special addition to the show and there was a queue of people waiting to look around the DC3 Dakota all day long.

“It was an absolutely fabulous weekend.”

Pics from the Rougham air and classic car show held at the Rougham airfield.

Pics from the Rougham air and classic car show held at the Rougham airfield.

Pics from the Rougham air and classic car show held at the Rougham airfield.

Pics from the Rougham air and classic car show held at the Rougham airfield.