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WINGS & WHEELS AT DUNSFOLD AERODROME
Sunday 29 August 2010

Airfields are traditionally windy places and Dunsfold Aerodrome did not disappoint in this respect as sixteen Central Southern motor cars assembled shortly after 8am. For such an early hour, the two 'no shows' were excused!

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels has become one of the foremost airshows in the UK. The 2010 show marked the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain but sadly the windy conditions meant the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was unable to display. Nonetheless, we were treated to a superb aerial display from the Parachute Display Team - 'The Tigers', the Breitling Wing Walkers and numerous classic military aircraft culminating in the magnificent spectacle of the last flying Vulcan B2. More modern aircraft included the (almost) deafening RAF Typhoon, the vertical take off RAF Harrier 'Jump Jet' and a breathtaking display by the RAF Red Arrows.

Brooklands Museum provided an impressive motoring display and several high speed runs of record breaking cars along the runway. There were also numerous other classic car club displays and various static items of interest.

The event raised around £80,000 for charities in 2009 including Help for Heroes. This year's event spanned two days and seemed a little less crowded as a result and allowed for an easy departure at the end of a truly excellent day - one which we will aim to repeat next year.

Simon Buck - Section Committee Member

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The Tigers parachute team   Breitling Wing Walker
The Tigers parachute team.   Breitling Wing Walker.
Touching the Vulcan   Section cars on display
Touching the Vulcan.   Section cars on display.
Photos: Andrew Honour