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.
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.”