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French Air Force to present three display teams at May’s Duxford Air Festival

Photo: The Alpha Jets of the Patrouille de France display team are coming to Duxford in May. IWM

 

The Duxford Air Festival takes place Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May

For the second annual Duxford Air Festival, the French Air Force will bring three display teams to  IWM Duxford for the very first time. They are the Patrouille de France aerobatic team (Sunday only), the French Air Force Dassault Rafale, and the French Air Force Equipe de Voltige, a duo of Extra aircraft performing close formation, high precision aerobatic displays.

Additional flying highlights in this year’s show include: The Royal Air Force Chinook display team (Saturday only); the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers, the world’s only aerobatic formation wing-walking team; the Great War Display Team with flak, bombing and strafing effects; the Global Stars team of British aerobatic champions; the Tiger Nine formation team of nine 1930s Tiger Moth biplanes; the post-war Swiss Air Force C-3605 ‘Schlepp’; B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B, the only flying B-17 in Europe; IWM’s rare Mark I Spitfire and a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, in authentic D-Day markings, which appeared in the seminal TV series Band of Brothers.

Tickets for all Duxford air shows must be booked in advance; no on the day tickets are available. An ‘Early Bird’ offer is available until Sunday 13 May.

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